Additional prizes

There are plenty of additional prizes handed out each year at Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials. These are the lucky recipients and what they took home: CCI4*-L Winner, Emilie Chandler, received a rug, a Quaich, the Duke of Atholl Challenge Cup and the Sir Wattie Bronze (for the highest placed British rider). Emilie’s … Continue reading “Additional prizes”

Emilie has a real diamond

Emilie Chandler won her first ever CCI4*-L event here at Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials with Maria Doel’s Gortfadda Diamond, a horse who she believes has real 5* potential. The pair had the luxury of three fences in hand over runners-up Rosa Onslow and Diamond Sundance going into the show jumping arena but … Continue reading “Emilie has a real diamond”

French rider crowned Scottish Open Champion

Speed and accuracy across country handed French Olympic gold medallist Astier Nicolas victory in the CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials. Astier and the exciting grey eight-year-old Babylon De Gamma had dropped from second after dressage to fourth with a pole down in Saturday’s showjumping phase. But they were the fastest … Continue reading “French rider crowned Scottish Open Champion”

Eleanor’s birthday hopes come true

Eleanor Hope celebrated her 20th birthday in fine style at Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials, winning the CCI3*-L class on Limestone Romeo. Eleanor, a student at Reading University, was 13th after dressage with a mark of 36.1, but added nothing to that score to take her first senior international title. “I’m very relieved … Continue reading “Eleanor’s birthday hopes come true”

A first Three Day win for Hayden Hankey

Hayden Hankey scored his first ever international win in the CCI2*-L class at Land Rover Blair Castle. The Cheshire-based 39-year-old was foot-perfect in all three phases on the six-year-old Olympic Lux mare Cartown Galaxy and stayed on his dressage score of 30.6, rising from fourth after dressage to the top spot. “It really is a … Continue reading “A first Three Day win for Hayden Hankey”

Scottish BE90 and BE100 Champions crowned

Scottish BE90 Championship It was a Cumbrian 1-2 in the hotly-contested BE90 Championship. With just under four penalties separating the top 10 combinations, Annie Sandell and her 15.1hh Murrah Hall Midnight Maelstrom emerged the winners, completing on their dressage score of 32.2. Runners-up Emma Little and Alecon added just .4 of a cross-country time penalty … Continue reading “Scottish BE90 and BE100 Champions crowned”

A class apart: Emilie Chandler retains lead in CCI4*-L

Emilie Chandler proved a class apart across country in the CCI4*-L at Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials, and has a sizeable lead going into the final showjumping phase. Leicestershire-based Emilie was much the fastest of the class, adding just 3.2 time-faults to her dressage score of 31.8 on Maria Doel’s 10-year-old Gortfadda Diamond. … Continue reading “A class apart: Emilie Chandler retains lead in CCI4*-L”

Daisy rides her luck in the CCI4*-S

Daisy Berkeley has held on to her lead in the CCI4*-S after showjumping with a clear round on Ballinteskin Cooper S. The 10-year-old threw Daisy up into the air over fence three and it wasn’t the smoothest round they have jumped together, but they never looked in danger of touching a pole and remain on … Continue reading “Daisy rides her luck in the CCI4*-S”

Hope springs in the CCI3*-L

Tomorrow (Sunday, 25 August), could be a very big day for Eleanor Hope. It’s her 20th birthday – and she heads the CCI3*-L going into showjumping. Eleanor, who has travelled up to Land Rover Blair Castle from Aylesbury, was 13th after dressage on eight-year-old Limestone Romeo with 36.1, but a clear cross-country round within the … Continue reading “Hope springs in the CCI3*-L”