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Speaking as it is

One of the joys of working and writing for the Rust is you can speak your mind without being hauled into the editor’s office or being mauled on social media. Thus I make no apology for saying that I have not watched one moment of the Women’s Football World Cup. I will not do so until [...]

June 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Horse of the Year Show

You might have thought that the BBC in its promotion of women’s sport might give more airtime to the one sport – showjumping – where women compete directly with men but no it does not. James Whittaker won the main prize in this year’s Horse of the Year. It was not ever thus – [...]

December 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

Equestrian gold: expert view

Yesterday afternoon was my admin session with Polly. She was held up at the dentist and I started to watch the equestrian event knowing she would want to watch this. I was soon absorbed and when she arrived my enjoyment was enhanced by her expert knowledge of the sport. Dressed in smart livery, the [...]

August 20, 2016 // 0 Comments


At the National Rust sports desk  we are conscious of the disproportionate coverage of football and we do attempt to report on more minority sports. On Sunday I was intending to go to Hickstead for the derby. I followed show jumping in the the era of Davod Broome, Harvey Smith on Sanyo Music [...]

July 1, 2014 // 0 Comments