The Scottish Grassroots Championships

BE100 Championship The newly crowned Scottish Grassroots Eventing BE100 Champions are Edinburgh solicitor Stephanie Lynch and her homebred, Journeys Atlas. “This is our first season at BE100 so I was just happy to get to Blair – and it was stiff competition out there,” said Ayrshire based Stephanie. “Journey’s Atlas is out of my pony … Continue reading “The Scottish Grassroots Championships”

Rain fails to stop play as leaderboards change

Max motors in to the lead  We have a new leader in the 4*L after a rather wet cross-country phase in which no-one came close to making the optimum time. Max Warburton has moved in to pole position with a fence in hand on Monbeg Exclusive, previously competed by Andrew Nicholson. “I rode the horse … Continue reading “Rain fails to stop play as leaderboards change”

Girls dominate at FEI Defender Blair Horse Trials

Canter in command Ros Canter’s fabulous run of form continues; she has three horses in the CCI4*S and at the close of the dressage phase lies in first, second and fifth. Her final ride, Izilot DHI, has a commanding lead after scoring 24.8, while Rehy Royal Diamond sits on 29.3 and MHS Seventeen 30.3. “Izilot … Continue reading “Girls dominate at FEI Defender Blair Horse Trials”

There’s no business like show business

Friday’s showing action comprised the NPS Scotland Finals and Silver Medal Championships. Among the early winners were Lanark-based Lauren Connor and her five year-old Welsh Section B stallion Moelview Oslo Warrior, aka Bear, who were crowned NPS Scotland/Kilmannan Stud M&M Novice Ridden Champions and then went on to win the Open Ridden section for Welsh … Continue reading “There’s no business like show business”

Friday Showing Results

NPS Scotland Finals and Silver Medal Championships NPS Scotland/Kilmannan Stud Mountain and Moorland Novice Ridden Final Class 1 – Dartmoor, Exmoor, Shetland 1. Rosehoy of Transey (S Cavendish) 2. Coedywern Woodbine (M Gillon) Class 2 – Welsh Section A, Welsh Section B 1. Moelview Oslo Warrior (A Connor) 2. Laithehill Manhatten (M Duncan) 3. Bronheulog … Continue reading “Friday Showing Results”

Early leaders at Defender Blair Castle Horse Trials

Seven hundred pound horse races ahead With the first day of dressage complete at Defender Blair Castle International Horse Trials, Italy’s Roberto Scalisi sits at the top of the CCI4*L leaderboard with Alamein. Half a penalty behind is Max Warburton with Monbeg Exclusive while Japan’s Ryuzo Kitajima and Feroza Niewmoed complete the top three. A … Continue reading “Early leaders at Defender Blair Castle Horse Trials”

It’s showtime

Today saw the return of the popular Hunter and Highland Pony shows which attracted good crowds in the Tummel, Tulloch, Garry and Banvie arenas. Among the day’s Highland Pony winners were Ruth Darling’s stunning working stallion Isleman of Mendick, bred by J&K Dykes by Moss-side Iain Mor, who was crowned Highland Pony In-hand Champion. The … Continue reading “It’s showtime”