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…

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…

Bright & Breezy At Larkhill

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Salisbury Plain, not far from Stonehenge, is one of the UK’s largest military exercise grounds, but it’s also home to Larkhill Horse Trials, run over a point-to-point course. The open and exposed landscape may not have the hallmarks many associate with eventing venues, but it does attract many of the top riders who use it…

Tweseldown And That Pink Life Jacket

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Lucinda Fredericks Completes The Cross Country With An Inflated Life Jacket Are there any eventers left in New Zealand at the moment? Tweseldown hosts one of the season openers for the Open Intermediate class giving Badminton bound horses a pipe opener, and the Kiwis were out in force today. It felt like a third of…

A Peek Round The Corner To 2012

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My Daughter & I Playing Peek-A-Boo With Our Cameras The holidays are coming to an end, and that means everyone’s thoughts turn to New Year’s resolutions, turning over a new leaf, or the excitements for the year ahead. For the first time that I can remember I don’t really have a new resolution I feel…