David Gatherer: ‘Blair experience counts’

When David Gatherer is counted down from the cross-country start box tomorrow morning it will be the 11th time since the start of the millennium that the 53-year-old has come under starter’s orders at the Blair Castle Equi-Trek International Horse Trials. David, who rides his own Bendy Bob in the CCI1*, first cut his three-day … Continue reading “David Gatherer: ‘Blair experience counts’”

Castle is King of Arena Eventing

Proving that size is no handbrake when it comes to jumping, Rebecca Bryce piloted the pint-sized 14hh gelding, Knockillaree Castle, to top honours in the BE90 Kent & Masters Arena Eventing Championship. Stirling-based Rebecca, 16, teamed up with ‘Connor’ 10 months ago and the pair have enjoyed plenty of success since, including representing the West … Continue reading “Castle is King of Arena Eventing”

Shop, shop, shopping!

From Highland cattle cushions and Scottish shortbread to tweed for toddlers and kilts made from recycled cartridges and cloth, the tradestands at this year’s Blair Castle Equi-Trek International Horse Trials and Country Fair, have something for every taste… Val Barr ~ Stand 130 block 10 We challenge anyone to walk past wildlife artist Val Barr’s collection … Continue reading “Shop, shop, shopping!”

Under starters orders at Blair Castle

Horses contesting the International Three Day Event classes trotted up in front of their respective Ground Juries this afternoon, to be passed as fit before they start. For the majority of riders their horses sailed through, but there was disappointment for two. Sonya Cunningham withdrew her One Star ride Opposition Eclipse from the hold box, … Continue reading “Under starters orders at Blair Castle”

Our ‘8 things not to miss at Blair’

With 40,000 visitors expected over the next four days, there is plenty to see and do – whatever your interests. • Watch some of the World’s best event riders in action every day, several of whom are just back from Rio. Dressage runs on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, with cross country on Saturday and Sunday, … Continue reading “Our ‘8 things not to miss at Blair’”

Prepare for an action packed week

In one week’s time lorries will be pulling in to the stabling area at Blair Castle, ready to contest this year’s classes. Whilst the eventing action is at the heart of the Blair Castle Equi-Trek International there is so much more, both equestrian and non-equestrian. One of the ‘don’t miss’ activities on the final day … Continue reading “Prepare for an action packed week”

Bruadar ~ the official drink of Blair 2016

Bruadar celebrates 10 years at Blair and becomes official drink of Blair Castle Equi-Trek International Horse Trials 2016 Visitors to this year’s FEI Blair Castle Equitrek International Horse Trials and Country Fair would do well to sample the event’s newly announced official drink. A beguiling blend of single malt Scotch whisky with a hint of … Continue reading “Bruadar ~ the official drink of Blair 2016”