History

Blair has run three-day events since 1989, beginning with a National (CCN) two-star, then adding an International (CCI) two-star in 1991. In 1998, the event ran both a CCI* and CCI** for the first time, and in 2003 moved up a level to run CCI*** alongside the existing CCI*. 2006 was another year of change, as the CCI** was reintroduced to run alongside the three- and one-star competitions, making Blair the only event in Britain to run CCI*, CCI** and CCI*** events concurrently. In 2009, the event took on yet another challenge, running two sections of CCI* due to huge entries and introducing a CIC*** as well - a very busy year indeed!

Blair Castle has a strong history of running European Championships, having hosted the FEI European Junior Championships in 1996, and the FEI European Young Rider Eventing Championships in both 2007 and 2011. Most recently, the event has been successful in winning the bid to host senior FEI European Eventing Championships in 2015.

Blair is Scotland’s only three-star three-day event, and one of only 3 such events in Britain (the others being Blenheim and Bramham). Listed below are previous winners at Blair.


Role of Honour

 1989 CCN2*  Frances Oakden on her own Jabba The Hutt 
 1990 CNC2*  Ann Hardaway (USA) on Mr B Hardaway's In The Red
 1991 CCI2*  Nigel Taylor on Mr J Iona-Smith's Nick Of Time
 1992 CCI2* Blyth Tait (NZL) on his own Tempo 
 1993 CCI2*  Rodney Powell on Mr & Mrs Boucher's Comic Relief 
 1994 CCI2*  David O'Connor (USA) on Mr J Zada's Lightfoot 
 1995 CCI2* Nicola Parnell (BER) on Mr E De Sousa's Castle Blayney 
 1996 CCI2*  Tiny Clapham on her own Sydney James 
 1997

CCI2*
CCN1* 

Louise Myles on Mrs A Andrew's Just Jeeves
Lucinda Fredericks on Miss G McGrath's Daliance 
 1998

CCI2*
CCI1*  

Sally Swiers on Mr P Swiers' Sessay Warrior
Kerrie Burge on her own & Mrs M Daykin's Acrobat II 
 1999 CCI2*
CCI1*
Ruth Friend on Mrs A Lawson's Matthew II
Craig Anderson on Lady Howick's Softly Softly III
 2000 CCI2*
CCI1*
Lucinda Fredericks on Mr S Kean's Tina's Gold
Steven James on Mr T Holliday's Instioge Monarch 
 2001 CCI2*
CCI1*
Lucy Wiegersma on Mr & Mrs C Perkins' River Vally
Lisa Maynard on Mr P Scott's Sky Sport 
 2002 CCI2*
CCI1*
Lucy Wiegersma on Mrs S Hunt's Friday Morning
Heidi Simmons on her own The Biz 
 2003 CCI3*
CCI1*
Ruth Friend on Mr & Mrs A Lawson's & Vetsoft Systems' Matthew II
Vittoria Panizzon (ITA) on her own & Mrs L Panizzon's King of the Castle II 
 2004 CCI3*
CCI1*
Lucy Wiegersma on Mr M Lean & Mr H Wiegersma's Shaabrak
Hannah Bate on Ms K Williams' Valdemar
 2005 CCI3*
CCI1*
Louise Skelton on her own Partly Pickled
Ian Stark on Mrs C Thorne's William Morris
 2006 CCI3*
CCI2*
CCI1*
Clea Phillipps on her own, Mrs J Barnard's & Mr V Phillipps' Lead The Way
Matthew Prior on Mrs J Prior's Political Trump
Lucy Wiegersma on Mr & Mrs C Perkins' Porloe Alvin
 2007 CCI3*
CCI2*
CCI1*
EU-YR-CH (I)
EU-YR-CH (T)
William Fox-Pitt on his own & Jane Kier's Macchiato
William Fox-Pitt on Catherine Butler's Bee Animas
Neil Spratt (NZL) on Catherine Witt's Solo Voyage
Sabrina Mertens (GER) on Divolo
Great Britain
(Charlotte Agnew, Dani Cuomo, Emily Galbraith, Georgie Spence)
 2008 CCI3*
CCI2*
CCI1*
Duarte Seabra (POR) on Jorge Almeida Marecos' Brave Heart
Sarah Cohen on Angela Tucker's, Fran Morgan's & Miles Cohen's Irish Jester
Paul Sims on Roger Griffiths' & Alex Calder's Regal Rascal
 2009

CCI3*
CIC3*
CCI2*
CCI1* (A)
CCI1* (B) 

William Fox-Pitt on Mrs T Stopford Sackville's Cool Mountain
Nicola Wilson on Mrs R Search's Opposition Buzz
Matthew Wright on Mrs C Cole's Hugginstown
Andrew Nicholson (NZL) on Mrs R Barlow's Qwanza
Andrew Hoy (AUS) on his own Cheeky Calimbo
 2010

CCI3*
CIC3*
CCI2*
CCI1*

William Fox-Pitt on Mr & Mrs D Hall and Mr & Mrs J Skinner's Neuf des Coeurs
Nicola Wilson on Mrs R Search's Opposition Buzz
Matthew Wright on Mrs C Cole's Hugginstown
Emma Humphrey on Mr C Embrey's Ushouldbsolucky
 2011

CCI3*
CIC3*
CCI2*
CCI1*
EU-YR-CH (I)
EU-YR-CH (T)

Andrew Nicholson (NZL) on the Twenty Twelve in Mind syndicate's Calico Joe
Nicola Wilson on Mrs R Search's Bee Diplomatic
Polly Stockton on her own Benromach
William Fox-Pitt on his own Before Time
Freya Fullgraebe (GER) on Oje Oje
Great Britain
(Willa Newton, Tom McEwen, Wills Oakden, Dani Evans)
2012 CCI3*
CIC3*
CCI2*
CCI1*
Emily Galbraith on her own Timing
Polly Stockton on Mrs Joan and Miss Olivia Tappin's Jeepers Creepers
Andrew Hoy (AUS) on his own Cheeky Calimbo
Niklas Bschorer (GER) on his own Vilart  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

    
              
       

           

 

           

        

    

 

              

    

         

 

 




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