Buck and Caroline were kind enough to stop and chat after they’d worked Quantum Solace (Nacho) on the flat this morning. We talked about doing Tattersalls as a warm-up event, what it’s like to only...» Read More!
Astier & Ben at Bramham 2012 on the verge of winning the U25 CCI3*. Young French eventing superstar Astier Nicolas found it hard to articulate in English exactly why he wanted to come back to the...» Read More!
Aoife Clark jumped a clear round in the final phase to clinch the win of the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International CCI***. [Results] Unsportingly, I watched with a sinking heart as Jean Teulere’s Matelot...» Read More!
If there were even the tiniest doubts about why Meghan O’Donoghue and Pirate deserved the Mrs Jacqueline Mars travel grant that enabled them to travel over to England to compete in the Fidelity Blenheim...» Read More!
Team Rebecca’s Ben jumped beautifully around Eric Winter’s testing CCI*** track at Blenheim Palace Saturday, despite losing a shoe early on course. I caught up with his rider Phillip Dutton, and Phillip’s wife Evie, to...» Read More!
What a great way to start the Sunday morning with a report of the all the North American horses breezing through the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI*** Final Horse Inspection, and looking very...» Read More!
Jonelle Richards flew round the 3* course Saturday on the pretty, eye-catching and very feminine Faerie Dianimo who skipped across the top of the ground and made it look quite simple. After her round Jonelle...» Read More!
With Eric Winter’s CCI*** course really sorting out the men from the boys it was up to Irish Olympican Aoife Clark to storm round on the lovely chestnut mare Fenya’s Elegance, adding just 4 time...» Read More!
Phillip Dutton and Ben posted a solid clear round with 27.2 time faults. Phillip spoke to Rupert Bell on completing and you can listen to his interview here. Despite losing a shoe early on, Phillip...» Read More!
Meghan O’Donogue has completed her dressage test at the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI***on Pirate, the OTTB she’s brought on herself since a youngster, and now looks forward to the cross country on...» Read More!
Congratulations to Meghan O’Donoghue who rode an accurate test on Pirate with no mistakes for a respectable score of 52.3. Meghan kept him going forwards, used her corners really well and didn’t give any marks...» Read More!
Clark Montgomery laid down the gauntlet Thursday at Blenheim Palace with a beautiful, accurate and flowing test to take the Day 1 dressage lead. Ever the perfectionist, he said afterwards that there were a couple...» Read More!
Jessie Phoenix rode Don Good’s Pavarotti perfectly to keep him just under the boil, and produce a test good enough to score 48.1 which currently has her sitting in 4th place. Thanks to Rupert Bell...» Read More!
Phillip Dutton’s vast experience showed this morning when he got the absolute best out of Team Rebecca’s stunning mover Ben to score 48.3, good enough for third place at the morning coffee break, behind Kai...» Read More!
Raincoats were de rigeur at the First Horse Inspection at the Fidelity Blenheim International Horse Trials CCI*** Wednesday afternoon, as a persistent drizzle set in around lunchtime. It didn’t deter the North American contingent however,...» Read More!
Eric Winter’s Fidelity Blenheim International CCI*** course, beautifully built by David Evans and his team, is a real test – big with lots of accuracy questions and a couple of steep hills amongst the rolling...» Read More!
Meghan O’Donoghue takes Pirate out for a light school around the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace. Pirate (with Max Corcoran) and Team Rebecca’s Ben (with Kaitlin Spurlock) flew to Lieges and arrived in England on...» Read More!
Michael Pollard rode two supremely classy cross country rounds today in the CIC*** at Richland to finish in second and sixth places with Mensa and Ballingowan Pizazz, respectively. We caught up afterwards at the barns...» Read More!
Jon Holling brought two horses new to the level this year to contest the Richland Park CIC*** and must surely be thrilled with their performances. Both Meghan Richey and Chuck McGrath’s Proper Timing and Team...» Read More!
Caroline Martin and Quantum Solace cleared the massive wall at Plantation Field last year to win the 2012 Bareback Puissance title, and earlier this summer they added North American Young Rider Champions to their impressive...» Read More!
As Jenni reported earlier, Marc Donovan’s show jumping track claimed its fair share of scalps Friday afternoon at Richland, but although Marc conceded that the slightly undulating grass ring might account for some of the trouble,...» Read More!
Jock Paget and Clifton Lush are your 2013 British Open Champions. Owned by Clifton Eventing founder Frances Stead and Lucy Allison, this NZ chestnut OTTB added just four cross country time penalties to his winning...» Read More!
Good boy, Clifton Lush! With the conclusion of the British Novice Championship, a packed Advanced division, and the dressage phase of the British Open and British Intermediate Championships Saturday at Gatcombe — all packed with...» Read More!