2012: Wet And Wonderful

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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…

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 | Dressage, Drama & An Inspirational Leader Board

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Truly Inspirational | Day 2 of London 2012 Olympic Eventing The lead up to these games has been nothing short of an epic novel or Hollywood Blockbuster. You really couldn’t make this stuff up. Day 2 of Dressage for the London 2012 Olympic Games Eventing at Greenwich Park has been nothing short of inspirational, surprising…

London 2012 | Team Talk – The 5 Nations

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Team Talk | A Team Gold Medal for GBR Would Crown Both Of These Mens’ Careers Nicely I haven’t played any team sports since I left school, a bit of Badminton doubles maybe or Sunday soccer, but that’s as close as I’ve come to being in a team for some time. Eventing isn’t really what…

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 | 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 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…

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…

The TEAM GB Olympic Quest | Rockers, Ravers, Lovers & Sinners

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WFP & Lionheart Headed To Greenwich | The Olympics Are So Nearly Here It’s Scary The waiting is over (well almost – we wait to see who is on the subs bench), Team GB Eventing has been announced amongst much comment, opinion, and heated discussion – it’s all a little scary! Some are ranting, some…

Chatsworth 2012 | The Olympic Quest Continues

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Mary King & Imperial Cavalier On The ‘Badminton Bypass’ To Chatsworth Over the coming few days we’ll learn more of the back-up plans for many riders for whom a main pre-Olympic run was brought to an abrupt halt by the cancellation of Badminton earlier this week. Statements of how little impact this has had, have…