BETA débuts at Land Rover Blair Castle

BETA’s début at Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials as part of the trade association’s 40th-anniversary celebrations was hailed a great success. During the event, BETA supported the Scottish Grassroots Eventing Festival, organised the Best Stand Awards and hosted a well-attended Tradestand Holders’ Drinks Reception. “We were thrilled to be at Blair and our … Continue reading “BETA débuts at Land Rover Blair Castle”

Sunday round up from Land Rover Blair Castle

Driving rain was the order of the day on Sunday, resulting in challenging conditions for the final show jumping phase of the three-day eventing classes. CCI3* It was all change at the top of the leaderboard in the CCI3*. A fence down apiece for the top two after cross-country, Tom McEwen with Strike Smartly and … Continue reading “Sunday round up from Land Rover Blair Castle”

Sunday Showing Results

Class 1 Affiliated Open Side Saddle 1, Platinum Cracker (Shonagh Robb) 2, Thistledown On Every Street (Rowan Lee) 3, Elmside Grande Class (Grace Hardie) Ex-Racehorse Classes Class 2 RoR/Amateur in-hand show series qualifier 1, King Brex (Hilary Mackie) 2, Even Smarter (Anna McGregor) 3, Quinder Spring (Nicola Rucroft) Class 3 RoR/Amateur ridden show series qualifier … Continue reading “Sunday Showing Results”

Sunday Horse Inspection

In rather less clement conditions than at the first horse inspection, the remaining international competitors presented their horses in front of the relevant Ground Juries. CCI1* Three horses were withdrawn overnight, most notably Nicola Wilson’s Elite Jaguar who was lying in third place. Iona Campbell’s Edelwijs II and Jess Bell’s Ballybrack Dakota also failed to … Continue reading “Sunday Horse Inspection”

Saturday round up from Land Rover Blair Castle

Saturday at the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials was action packed. There were nine hours of CCI3*, CCI2* and CCI1* cross-country, CIC3* show jumping and cross-country, and ERM dressage, all of which took place in nigh on perfect conditions. CIC3* While Oliver Townend had dominated yesterday’s dressage phase to hold first, second, third, … Continue reading “Saturday round up from Land Rover Blair Castle”

Event Rider Masters CIC3* Dressage

Having filled the top three placings in the CIC3* dressage yesterday, Oliver Townend’s domination continued today in the Event Rider Masters class. He rode in to the top spot on short format specialist Cillnabradden Evo, on whom he won here at Blair two years ago. “It felt pretty disasterous to be honest,” Oliver admitted, “but … Continue reading “Event Rider Masters CIC3* Dressage”

Showing News – Friday roundup

Friday saw the running of the 2018 NPS Scotland Finals and Silver Medal Championships. The climax of the NPS season, the show attracted a record 415 entries. Katrina Of Strathmore, recently bought from breeder Charlie McQuattie by Shona Halford and ridden by Jo Jack, was crowned NPS Scotland/Kilmannan Stud Mountain and Moorland Novice Ridden Champion … Continue reading “Showing News – Friday roundup”

Friday Roundup from Land Rover Blair Castle

The dressage phase for all but the Event Rider Master (ERM) competitors has now been completed – ERM combinations are inside the white dressage boards from 9am tomorrow morning. Heading in to the jumping phases tomorrow, our leaders are: Tom McEwen (CCI3*), Oliver Townend (CIC3*), Piggy French (CCI2*) and James Avery (CCI1*). CCI3* Tom McEwen’s … Continue reading “Friday Roundup from Land Rover Blair Castle”

Showing News – Thursday Roundup

Thursday’s Highland Pony Silver Medal and Hunter shows took place over four arenas and attracted a healthy crowd of spectators. We spoke to a handful of the winners: Marita Dobson-Barr could not have been more delighted with her 12-year-old mare Oatcake Of Whitefield (pictured) when she was crowned Highland In-Hand Champion. “This means everything,” she … Continue reading “Showing News – Thursday Roundup”