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…

WEG 2010: Eventing – Dressage Day 1 | I Told You Ze Germans Were Coming

Simone Deitermann The German dressage supremos exited the World Equestrian Games arena with the heating left turned right up today in the first day of the eventing competition, leaving a number of 4* winners in their wake. Simone Deitermann, the 28 year-old accountant, leads the dressage on 36.0 a full five points clear of her…

WEG 2010: Eventing – The Dressage | The Most Important Phase

Team GBR Selections Reflect The Importance Of Dressage  The formalities of the World Equestrian Games Eventing trot-up are now over, so it’s time to draw a line in the sand between each nation, and get on with the serious business of winning. Team GBR’s Nicola Wilson will be the first to kick off the competition…

WEG 2010: Dressage (Not In Jeans)

Moorelands Totilas | Photo: Samantha Clark Another day nearer to Eventing, and it really isn’t too far away now……. Today though was all about pure dressage, and for those of us not at the World Equestrian Games, a first chance to see some Kentucky action via the TV. Now normally you wouldn’t catch me watching…

The Road To WEG2010…er, sorry, Highclere! cont’d.

Highlere Castle – our planned seasonal debut Just weeks to go now until our seasonal debut at Highclere Castle Horse Trials (who does a seasonal debut in August?!), and a bit like the Australian WEG Team my own plans are a bit of a mixed bag at present. The big white charger is actually coming along pretty…

Barbury Castle Horse Trials 2010 – A weekend of hot competition to match the weather

With a high of 27 degrees and no shade this was one very hot and dry event. How Barbury manages to battle these conditions is with the old established turf, that at least muffles the rock hard ground on this chalk down land.  Since it started 5 years ago, I’ve been to Barbury as a…