Alec Lochore: What A Week

What an exciting couple of weeks we have had at the Longines FEI European Eventing Championship at Blair Castle. After many long days and months of preparation it is quite hard to believe that the Championship has taken place and it certainly didn’t disappoint to deliver a spectacular event! The competition was top class from … Continue reading “Alec Lochore: What A Week”

Ian Stark: The Big Day Is Tomorrow

Ian Stark, the cross-country course designer at the Longines FEI European Eventing Championship, reveals what he has been up to at Blair Castle over the last few days: I arrived on Monday morning and immediately went for a quick buzz around the course to make sure things were as I expected. Peter Wilson and his crew, who … Continue reading “Ian Stark: The Big Day Is Tomorrow”

Alec Lochore: Under Starters Orders

After months of preparation and hard work from the entire team, the Longines FEI European Eventing Championship 2015 is now underway. We have just had the team draw, so it truly feels as though the competition has started. To say that the last couple of days have been busy would be a massive understatement. I … Continue reading “Alec Lochore: Under Starters Orders”

Business Blog: May 2015

As William Fox-Pitt celebrated a second victory at Badminton Horse Trials yesterday, several hundred exhibitors started packing away their wares after 4 days busy retail trade at Equestrianism’s best attended event. By any standards, Badminton is a  hugely successful marketplace. Yet why is it that Eventing has not been able to follow other sports in … Continue reading “Business Blog: May 2015”

Alec Lochore: March 2015

With the weather improving and a definite hint of Spring – albeit not yet in Scotland – there are ever more daylight hours for Alec Lochore, Director of Blair Castle International Horse Trials, to stride the countryside, discussing courses, layouts and logistics at the various events with which he is involved. If only the snow … Continue reading “Alec Lochore: March 2015”