Badminton 2013: In The Shadows Of The 3 Kings Of Cool

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$350,000 Rolex Grand Slam Contenders Andrew Nicholson & William Fox-Pitt The sport of eventing is made up of three ‘tests’ covering three very different disciplines, and requires a horse and rider to perform in perfect harmony in order to win at this level, and as we all know where horses are concerned there are no…

The Many Faces Of Cross Country

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Happy & Relaxed On Cross Country As any eventing fanatic can tell you cross country is the phase that stirs the endorphins, gets the adrenaline pumping, and brings out all sorts of emotions depending on how your cross country ride goes. Searching through my photos recently for a winter project, I came across a number of photos…

Badminton 2012 – Just Who Is “Leading The Field”?

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Andrew Nicholson & Mr. Cruise Control | My Favourite For Badminton 2012 The entry list for the 2012 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials was released a few days ago, and ever since almost every headline I’ve read has gone with “So-And-So Leads A Strong Field For Badminton, or words to that effect. Michael Jung |…

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…

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…

Hambleden Horse Trials 2010, firm ground but still a great event.

I’m sorry if you were hoping to find some detailed wordy event report full of superlatives and mentions for owners, the breeding of horses, and other uninteresting facts, because you won’t find it here. For that you’ll need to try the Horse & Hound or Eventing Magazine. Hambleden doesn’t normally feature in my blog as…