History & Past Winners


Blair has run three-day events since 1989, beginning with a National (CCN) two-star, then adding an International (CCI) two-star in 1991. In 1998, the event ran both a CCI* and CCI** for the first time, and in 2003 moved up a level to run CCI*** alongside the existing CCI*. 2006 was another year of change, as the CCI** was reintroduced to run alongside the three- and one-star competitions, making Blair the only event in Britain to run CCI*, CCI** and CCI*** events concurrently. In 2009, the event took on yet another challenge, running two sections of CCI* due to huge entries and introducing a CIC*** as well – a very busy year indeed!

Blair Castle has a strong history of running European Championships, having hosted the FEI European Junior Championships in 1996, and the FEI European Young Rider Eventing Championships in both 2007 and 2011. Most recently, the event has hosted the senior FEI European Eventing Championship in 2015.

From 2016 we are proud host of the Event Rider Masters series, being the final of the 2018’s edition.

Blair is Scotland’s only three-star three-day event, and one of only 3 such events in Britain (the others being Blenheim and Bramham). Listed below are previous winners at Blair.

Roll of Honour


CCN**              Frances Oakden on her own Jabba the Hutt


CCN**              Ann Hardaway (USA) on Mr B Hardaway’s In the Red


CCI**               Nigel Taylor on Mr J Iona-Smith’s Nick of Time


CCI**               Blyth Tait (NZL) on his own Tempo


CCI**               Rodney Powell on Mr & Mrs Boucher’s Comic Relief


CCI**               David O’Connor (USA) on Mr J Zada’s Lightfoot

CCN**              Cicely Thorne on her own Beluga


CCI**               Nicola Parnell (BER) on Mr E De Sousa’s Castle Blayney


CCI**               Tiny Clapham on her own Sydney James


CCI**               Louise Myles on Mrs A Andrew’s Just Jeeves

CCN*                Lucinda Fredericks on Miss G McGrath’s Daliance


CCI**               Sally Swiers on Mr P Swiers’ Sessay Warrior

CCI*                 Kerrie Burge on her own & Mrs M Daykin’s Acrobat II


CCI**               Ruth Friend on Mrs A Lawson’s Matthew II

CCI*                 Craig Anderson on Lady Howick’s Softly Softly III


CCI**               Lucinda Fredericks on Mr S Kean’s Tina’s Gold

CCI*                 Steven James on Mr T Holliday’s Instioge Monarch


CCI**               Lucy Wiegersma on Mr & Mrs C Perkins’ River Vally

CCI*                 Lisa Maynard on Mr P Scott’s Sky Sport



CCI**               Lucy Wiegersma on Mrs S Hunt’s Friday Morning



CCI*                 Heidi Simmons on her own The Biz


CCI***              Ruth Friend on Mr & Mrs A Lawson & Vetsoft Systems’ Matthew II



CCI*                 Vittoria Panizzon (ITA) on her own & Mrs L Panizzon’s King of the Castle II


CCI***              Lucy Wiegersma on Mr M Lean & Mr H Wiegersma’s Shaabrak




CCI*                 Hannah Bate on Ms K Williams’ Valdemar


CCI***              Louise Skelton on her own Partly Pickled




CCI*                 Ian Stark on Mrs C Thorne’s William Morris


CCI***              Clea Phillipps on her own, Mrs J Barnard & Mr V Phillipps’ Lead The Way



CCI**               Matthew Prior on Mrs J Prior’s Political Trump




CCI*                 Lucy Wiegersma on Mr & Mrs C Perkins’ Porloe Alvin


CCI***              William Fox-Pitt on his own and Jane Kier’s Macchiato




CCI**               William Fox-Pitt on Catherine Butler’s Bee Animas




CCI*                 Neil Spratt (NZL) on Catherine Witt’s Solo Voyage




EU-YR-CH          Individual: Sabrina Mertens (GER) on Divolo




EU-YR-CH          Team: Great Britain (Charlotte Agnew, Dani Cuomo, Emily Galbraith, Georgie Spence)


CCI***              Duarte Seabra (POR) on Jorge Almeida Marecos’ Brave Heart




CCI**               Sarah Cohen on Angela Tucker, Fran Morgan & Miles Cohen’s Irish Jester



CCI*                 Paul Sims on Roger Griffiths & Alex Calder’s Regal Rascal II



CCI***              William Fox-Pitt on the Hon Mrs T Stopford-Sackville’s Cool Mountain



CIC***              Nicola Wilson on Mrs R Search’s Opposition Buzz




CCI**               Matthew Wright on Mrs C Cole’s Hugginstown




CCI*A               Andrew Nicholson (NZL) on Mrs R Barlow’s Qwanza




CCI*B               Andrew Hoy (AUS) on his own Cheeky Calimbo


CCI***              William Fox-Pitt on Mrs M Hall, Mr D Hall and Mrs J Skinner’s Neuf des Coeurs



CIC***              Nicola Wilson on Miss R Search’s Opposition Buzz



CCI**               Matthew Wright on Mrs C Cole’s Hugginstown



CCI*                 Emma Humphrey’s on Mr C Embrey’s Ushouldbsolucky


CCI***              Andrew Nicholson (NZL) on 2012 In Mind Syndicate’s Calico Joe



CIC***              Nicola Wilson on Miss R Search’s Bee Diplomatic





CCI**               Polly Stockton on her own and Mrs P Lochore’s Benromach




CCI*                 William Fox-Pitt on his own Before Time




EU-YR-CH          Individual: Freya Fullgraebe (GER) on her own Oje Oje



EU-YR-CH          Team: Great Britain (Willa Newton, Tom McEwen, Wills Oakden, Dani Evans)



CCI***             Emily Galbraith on her own Timing



CIC***             Polly Stockton on Mrs J Tappin’s Jeepers Creepers



CCI**              Andrew Hoy (AUS) on Mrs C Classen’s Cheeky Calimbo




CCI*                  Niklas Bschorer (GER) on his own Vilart


CCI***              Tim Price (NZL) on The Wesko Syndicates’ Wesko



CIC***             Lucinda Fredericks (AUS) on her own and Mr R Ames’ Flying Finish



CCI**               Lizzie Brown (NZL) on her own and Miss T Grant’s Henton Attorney General




CCI*                 Ruth Edge on Mrs J Kearns’ Time Machine.


CCI***              Astier Nicolas on his own Quickly Du Buget




CIC***              Nicola Wilson on Mr & Mrs J Kemp and Mrs J Shewan’s One Two Many



CCI**               Mathew Wright on Mrs Charlotte Coal’s Hugginstown




CCI*                 Emily Young-Jamieson on her own Gortmore Tommy


FEI European Championships

Gold: Michael Jung on the Jung Family’s Fischertakinou

Silver: Sandra Auffarth on the Dokr-Ger Olympic Committee for Riding’s Opgun Louvo

Bronze: Thibaut Vallette on Inst. Francais Du Cheval Et De L’Equitation’s Qing Du Briot

Team Gold: Germany (Michael Jung, Sandra Auffarth, Ingrid Klimke, Dirk Schrade)

Team Silver: Great Britain (Kitty King, Pippa Funnell, William Fox-Pitt, Izzy Taylor)

Team Bronze: France (Thibaut Vallette, Mathieu Lemoine, Thomas Carlile, Karim                                        Florent Laghouag)


CCI***            Nicola Wilson on Mary & Barry Tweedle’s Annie Clover



CIC***              Flora Harris on Mrs C Harris & Ms R Salt’s Bayano



CIC***ERM      Oliver Townend on Mrs Sally-Anne Egginton’s Cillnabradden Evo



CCI**               Caroline Clark on her own Touch Too Much



CCI*                 Jonelle Price on Mrs Tanya Buckingham – Lloyd’s Obos Impressive




CCI*** Hazel Towers on her own Simply Smart




CIC*** Harriet Wright on her own Ngong Hills ( See article regarding the final results)




CIC*** ERM Shane Rose on his own Virgil




CCI** Shane Rose on Mrs Kim Mercer & Mr Rodney Bennett’s Gurtera Cher




CCI* Emily Parker on Mr D Mactaggart’s Highly Delighted




CCI*** Tim Price on Mrs There Miller, Jo Preston-Hunt, Philip Hunt & Miss Kate Maitland’s Pats Jester




CIC*** Oliver Townend on Haseldines & Mitchell Fox Group’s  Tregilder




CIC***ERM Chris Burton on The Graf Liberty Syndicate’s Graf Liberty




CCI** Piggy French on Ms Jennifer Saunders’ Cooley Moonson




CCI* James Avery on Mrs Lizzie Edwards’ Seaflower


CCI****-L Emilie Chandler on Ms Maria Doels’ Gortfadda Diamond

CCI****-S Astier Nicolas on Mrs Marielle Grivots’ Babylon De Gamma

CCI***-L Eleanor Hope on Mr Simon and Mrs Margaret Hopes’ Limestone Romeo

CCI**-L Hayden Hankey on his own Cartown Galaxy