2012: Wet And Wonderful

Michael Jung & Sam - London 2012 Olympics

The Wonderful – History In The Making – The Unassailable Michael Jung Adds “Olympic Champion” To His CV The Wet – A Common Sight All Year Despite An Official Drought The 2012 Eventing season was ushered in with so much anticipation, and with a resoundingly great start in March, it was hard to imagine anything…

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…

Blenheim Horse Trials | Ruth Edge Sitting Pretty Once Again

Ruth Edge | 2nd After The Cross Country Phase We set off for Blenheim Horse Trials in full combat gear, prepared for anything the great British weather could throw at us, which proved completely unnecessary as by the time we’d walked from the carpark to the course, the sun came out, and barely took a break all…

Wilton Horse Trials – Another ‘Stately’ Event

Dressage in the ‘stately’ surroundings of Wilton House With a rare free weekend, and nothing better planned than cutting the lawns, I decided to go and take a look at Wilton Horse Trials, particularly as it’s only a 30 minutes or so from home. So armed with digi camera & camcorder off I went. This…

WEG 2010 likely to be dominated by Yanks and Aussies

But who will get the selectors’ call….. I know it’s probably a little early to be discussing team selections for the World Equestrian Games but I really couldn’t wait for Barbury before speculating a little from whispers I’ve heard. There must be a number of national team selectors around the world scratching their heads as to how…