London 2012 | The Greatest Eventing Show On Earth

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Mark Todd | One Second Away From Gold After Cross Country The Cross Country Phase of the London 2012 Olympic Eventing competition will surely go down as one of the greatest events the sport has ever seen, and probably the most exciting day the London Games is likely to witness. 74 horses jumped out of…

London 2012 | History In The Making & Dream Headlines

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Sadly No Fairytale Headline For Neville Bardos, But Perhaps A Medal & An Underwear Deal For Boyd One of the legacies I’m left with after five years of living with a broadsheet journalist is the little game of “Guess Tomorrow’s Headline” we played as we waited for the morning papers, each paper adding their own…

Barbury 2012 – CIC*** Cross Country | #EventingLive At It’s Very Best

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Andrew Nicholson & Avebury | Lead The CIC*** From Start To Finish The New Zealanders owned Barbury CIC*** from the very beginning, and very nearly gave it all away in the closing minutes of the competition. After phase 2, the showjumping, all three top slots were occupied by much fancied NZ team selections; Andrew Nicholson,…

Barbury 2012 | The XC Style Council

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Sinead Halpin Whilst going through my photos from today’s epic action at Barbury Castle Horse Trials I’ve been thinking “I wish I could ride like that!” So before I gather my thoughts on all that I’ve witnessed today at Barbury in a wrap up, here’s a few photos of the most stylish riders I’ve watched…

Barbury 2012 | Friday – Kiwis, Colletts, Coat Tails & Cross Country

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Mark Todd & NZB Campino | Olympic Selection Contender – 5th After Dressage The New Zealanders pretty much owned Barbury Castle Horse Trials today in the final day of CIC*** dressage, probably the largest, and most competitive 3 star class we’ve ever seen. With a truly international field of 110, four nations dominate the top…

Barbury Dressage | Is Going To Be Interesting (No Really, It Will!)

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Laura Collett & Rayef | Last Year’s CIC*** Dressage Leader  Barbury Castle Horse Trials is, along with many of the other European events, as the cliche goes, not a dressage competition. Last year, one of our rising stars, Laura Collett lead the dressage (and showjumping) on a sub 40 mark, one of only two, the…

Barbury 2012 | Officially Time To Get Your Games Face On

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Barbury Castle Horse Trials | The Place To Be This Weekend Wonder Horse Neville Bardos Barbury Castle Horse Trials is about to become host to the most exciting pre-Olympic warm-up event ever seen. The Olympics being held on home turf has attracted the world’s biggest names to camp in the UK during the build up…

Reasons To Be Cheerful…..(and one or two to groan about)

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Spring Is Here | Time to Unwrap Badminton The first week of March brings more promise, inspiration and a buzz back to my life. I feel like a sleepy bear awakening from slumber, but probably look more like a hedgehog! The UK eventing season is imminent and I’m champing at the bit! And apart from…