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Equine ‘Flu

Following consultation with veterinary advisors and equestrian governing bodies, Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials has made the decision that it will be mandatory for all horses and ponies entering the venue this year to be vaccinated against equine influenza, according to standard British Horseracing Association guidelines, with the last vaccination having been administered … Continue reading “Equine ‘Flu”

Riding for The Disabled Scotland Chosen as Official Charity Partner

Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Riding for The Disabled are delighted to announce that the charity has been chosen as the official charity partner for 2019 by the team at Atholl Estates. Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) enriches the lives of people with disabilities through horse riding and carriage driving. Every … Continue reading “Riding for The Disabled Scotland Chosen as Official Charity Partner”

Blair Castle Looking For New Team Members

The Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials team are looking for a new Event Organiser to join the team in the office. If you are enthusiastic, organised and have a passion for events, send your CV and a covering letter to nicky@blairhorsetrials.co.uk

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”