With one of the biggest weeks in the Eventing calendar coming up the team talk all things Badminton and pick out the ones to watch in the week ahead!
It’s an episode jam packed with stats, discussion and the odd impression – there’s something about the magic of Badminton that sends everyone a little bit silly….it really is better than Christmas!
The team also look back on a vintage Kentucky in which Oliver Townend took over as World No 1 and sets himself up for a shot at the Rolex Grand Slam this weekend. Just another thing to keep us all on the edge of our seats over the weekend!
Whether you are travelling to the Gloucestershire venue or following online then make sure you stay tuned to EquiRatings and the Eventing Podcast on social media to keep up to date with all of the latest Badminton news and gossip!
This weekend Michael Jung’s wonder mare fischerRocana FST bids to make history by becoming the first horse to win four 4* titles at the same venue. She also aims to move into a clear second position in all time 4* titles behind stablemate La Biosthetique Sam FBW who heads to Badminton next week. Can she do it? The team discuss her (very strong) chances and who the key challengers will be to stand in her way.
With the first 4* of the year also being the first opportunity for us to see the new FEI Dressage Scoring System in place at this level, the importance of the FOD (Finish on Dressage Score) is paramount but who will be able to do it?
Jenni champions the American contenders, Nicole backs the Brit (surprise!) and finds an interesting piece of Nobilis 18 trivia while the boys give us the key stats we need ahead of the weekend’s competition.
After a busy few weeks on the road, the whole team are back to discuss the star-studded entry lists for Kentucky, Badminton and Belton. Naturally everyone has a different opinion on which horses and riders are the ones to watch … Which horses are you tipping for the major spring events? Let us know on social media @EventingPodcast and be sure to leave us a review on iTunes.
The team take a look at some of the Dark Horses to watch in 2018. There are ‘The Returners’ the big guns who head back to the top of the International scene after a bit of time on the sidelines and specifically the horses who are perhaps flying under the radar but are expected to make a big splash this year.
There are a number of young French superstars coming through the ranks and a couple more reasons to keep a very close eye on the Japanese team as we head towards WEG & Tokyo.
Diarm sticks with following the Tom Carlile camp to find the next superstar and Nicole has a couple of British hopes (as always!).
In an EquiRatings Special, Sam & Diarm discuss the EquiRatings approach to Risk Management in Eventing and what they are trying to achieve with the ERQI.
We’re back! The first episode of the 2018 season features a discussion of the new dressage scoring and which horses will benefit, which horses changed hands in the off season, and what we can expect early in the year as combinations look to qualify for the World Equestrian Games. Diarm’s sister also stops by for a pop quiz, and pancakes somehow feature prominently.
We are starting an Eventing Podcast Playlist for 2018, so be sure to let us know on social media which songs you love to listen to when you’re hacking, getting pumped up for cross country, or dancing at the competitor’s party. We also want to know your favourite quick and easy recipes to cook in the lorry — one pot and in 15 minutes or less!
Gather ’round the fire with the team for the Eventing Podcast Christmas Party! Sam, Diarm, Nicole and Jenni share their memories of the 2017 season and hilarity ensues. Pop quizzes and trivia questions abound, so don your favourite pair of nerd glasses, grab a drink and get ready to play along. There’s even a bonus round for fans of Love Actually, the best Christmas movie of all time. Happy Christmas to all!
It’s an all new Locker Room Talk episode with Alex Hua Tian! We talk through the highs and lows of the 2017 season and what’s next for 2016 EquiRatings Horse of the Year Don Geniro. Who does Alex think should take the title in 2017? You’ll have to listen to find out!
We saw standout performances from all corners of the world in the 2017 eventing season. With only 12 slots available for EquiRatings Horse of the Year, a fierce debate ensues as Sam, Diarm, Jenni and Nicole select the nominees in this hour-long, action-packed episode.
The team battle it out to get their favourites onto the list. We look at the stats. We relive the memories. In the end Diarm laments the fact that Mr Bass is not on the list — some things never change! It’s an episode not to be missed.
Congrats to Ivar Gooden for winning the Fan Nomination with a massive push on social media. Vera Porter and Lorraine Porter are the winners of the Rambo Duo rugs in our Horseware contest. Without further ado, our 12 nominees …
1. fischerRocana FST (GER)
2. Nereo (NZL)
3. Arctic Soul (GBR)
4. Horseware Hale Bob (GER)
5. Ballaghmor Class (GBR)
6. Bulana (GBR)
7. Hunter Valley II (AUS)
8. Donner (USA)
9. Cekatinka (NZL)
10. Calle 44 (JPN)
11. Ivar Gooden (GBR)
12. Foxwood High (CAN)
In-depth articles will be posted for each horse on the EquiRatings blog, with all the stats, facts and numbers you need to know. Voting starts ahead of Christmas week!