Barbury 2016 CIC*** & Event Rider Masters

The crowds at Barbury International Horse Trials were treated today with two CIC*** classes, the usual climatic class of the event plus leg 3 of the new Event Riders Master Series. Showjumping for the ERM Class meant a fair few penalties were added to scores, and even Sir Mark Todd’s Leonidas was left ‘licking his wounds’ after…

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Barbury 2016 CIC** Cross Country Day

A warm, breezy day provided good conditions for the Saturday of Barbury International Horse Trials. Several hundred runners in the CIC** sections delivered the main action for today’s competition with cross country rounds through the day. The main water complex for this class had an alternative added, and many of the riders I watched here wisely…

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Barbury 2016: Won’t Be The Same But In A Good Way

I swear the world is turning faster! I can’t believe how quickly Barbury International Horse Trials has come around. I visited Barbury on Wednesday to help a friend set up some internet access, and as usual the place looks immaculate. Aside from the stately homes that play host to horse trials, Barbury is amongst the most picturesque…

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Badminton Horse Trials 2016 Round Up

This is the first Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in 16 years that I’ve managed to enjoy from the other side of a white tent, and the weather, a Rolex Grand Slam Winner, and a meaty cross country course made it a memorable one.  The Rolex Grand Slam: Yes, you could argue this was a…

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Badminton 2016 Trot-up – Sunshine & Flashy Horses

The weather and the crowds came out today for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials kick-off. I love first inspection day especially when the sun comes out. The anticipation of the whole event becomes very evident as the general public get their first taste of Badminton, watching pristine horses and riders trot-up in front of…

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Hambleden 2016 Photos From The Bluebell Event

My Hambleden 2016 photos came out better than I expected. This was my first event back after a long winter break where I’ve barely photographed a horse. When the organisers announced the cancelation of Saturday’s classes due to heavy over night rain I was trying to talk myself into heading in the other direction to…

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Badminton Entries 2016 – The Anticipation

Don’t you just love this time of year! Anticipation is everywhere, blossoming spring hedgerows provide the promise of summer, the eventing season has started and the build up to the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is underway as they drip feed just enough information to keep you on the edge of you seat wanting more. In our…

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Badminton Horse Trials 2016 XC Course Revealed

The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2016 cross country course was unveiled today in preparation for the 25th running of the event under the car makers title sponsorship. Today’s press briefing whilst bathed in sunshine was shorter than normal and the convoy of Mitsubishi 4x4s skipped many of the key fences in order to preserve ground…

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Clark Montgomery Won Blenheim Horse Trials Start-To-Finish

Clark Montgomery led a revival in US eventing fortunes with an untouchable performance from the outset of this year’s Blenheim Horse Trials to win by an incredible margin. The final top 10 looked very different to those we’ve become used to at UK 3-Day-Events in recent years. Clark was joined by to 2 fellow team…

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