Blenheim 2012 | Spectacular Sunshine & Competition Once More

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Fidelity Blenheim Horse Trials | Cross Country Day This year’s Fidelity Blenheim International Horse Trials, was as good as any I’ve been too over the last 10 years – the weather was the best we’ve seen at a horse trials in the UK all year, and bumper entries for both the CIC & CCI classes,…

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…

Salperton Horse Trials: Rayef, The Kings & The Olympics

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Laura Collett & Rayef | Open Intermediate Winners on a score of 25.0 (Dressage 21.4!) Young Laura Collett illustrated that with all the stars aligned, and in the right circumstances she & Rayef are unassailable. With a dressage score any German would be envious of (a staggering 21.4) they led from the get go, winning their…

Pau CCI**** Cross Country | The Course, The Competition & The Crowd

Mr Cruise Control | Still the “Horse To Take Home From Pau” Well, What A Day, What A Four Star! After today Pau is definitely on my calendar as a permanent fixture! The weather and the end of season atmosphere certainly helps, but this is also a very interesting track. Pierre Michelet had clearly planned…

Pau 2011 – Dressage ✔ Done

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Andrew Nicholson & Mr. Cruise Control | The Horse To Take Home From Pau The sun here in Pau is still shining as the dressage phase finally draws to a close. Two Aussies, Clayton Fredericks & Chris Burton, sit neck-a-neck on 43.7, with William Fox-Pitt and Oslo half a point behind. Clayton Fredericks Having overheard…