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

Mary King Winner of the HSBC FEI Classics Series 2011

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…

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…

Pau 2011: Sunday’s Action | The Winners, The Losers & The Great Grey

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Mary King Takes Home The Big Money Winning The 2011 HSBC FEI Cassics™ Series I’d just started writing my love letter to Pau and lamenting about having to leave when I suddenly remembered I should at least briefly recap Sunday’s goings on and post some pictures as yet unpublished. Saturday’s cross country phase left many a…

Pau CCI**** 2011 ✔ Done: WINNER – William Fox Pitt

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William Fox-Pitt Wins Pau CCI**** 2011 Whilst I try and recover from this overwhelming experience, and get down to writing about the final showjumping, here’s a few key photos, for all the headlines you probably already know: William Fox-Pitt Wins Pau CCI**** HSBC Classics Series 2011: Mary King 1st, William Fox-Pitt 2nd, Andrew Nicholson 3rd…

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…

Pau 2011 – Friday Morning | More Dressage – More Training – More Sunshine

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Andrew Nicholson & Armada Friday’s at these big 3 Day’s I always find more relaxed, especially the mornings. Pau is possibly a little different, only in the fact that there are a few key riders who have 3 horses in the CCI****, which means the Friday morning session will include some of these. William Fox-Pitt…

Pau 2011- Day One: There’s Something About Mary

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Mary King | Current Leader  Mary King is currently leading the CCI**** here at Pau, with both William Fox-Pitt & Andrew Nicholson in her slipstream. Something, someone said at dinner this evening, made me think there really is something about Mary that sets her apart from the rest; she always has a smile and hello…