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Join The Horse Trials Team for 2020

Blair Castle Horse Trials are looking for new team members for 2020. There are roles suitable for student placements, or for more experienced event organisers. If you are enthusiastic, with great attention to detail and would like to be part of Scotland’s biggest equestrian event, please get in touch! Senior Event Organiser Junior Event Organiser … Continue reading “Join The Horse Trials Team for 2020”

Additional prizes

There are plenty of additional prizes handed out each year at Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials. These are the lucky recipients and what they took home: CCI4*-L Winner, Emilie Chandler, received a rug, a Quaich, the Duke of Atholl Challenge Cup and the Sir Wattie Bronze (for the highest placed British rider). Emilie’s … Continue reading “Additional prizes”

Emilie has a real diamond

Emilie Chandler won her first ever CCI4*-L event here at Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials with Maria Doel’s Gortfadda Diamond, a horse who she believes has real 5* potential. The pair had the luxury of three fences in hand over runners-up Rosa Onslow and Diamond Sundance going into the show jumping arena but … Continue reading “Emilie has a real diamond”

French rider crowned Scottish Open Champion

Speed and accuracy across country handed French Olympic gold medallist Astier Nicolas victory in the CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials. Astier and the exciting grey eight-year-old Babylon De Gamma had dropped from second after dressage to fourth with a pole down in Saturday’s showjumping phase. But they were the fastest … Continue reading “French rider crowned Scottish Open Champion”

Eleanor’s birthday hopes come true

Eleanor Hope celebrated her 20th birthday in fine style at Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials, winning the CCI3*-L class on Limestone Romeo. Eleanor, a student at Reading University, was 13th after dressage with a mark of 36.1, but added nothing to that score to take her first senior international title. “I’m very relieved … Continue reading “Eleanor’s birthday hopes come true”

A first Three Day win for Hayden Hankey

Hayden Hankey scored his first ever international win in the CCI2*-L class at Land Rover Blair Castle. The Cheshire-based 39-year-old was foot-perfect in all three phases on the six-year-old Olympic Lux mare Cartown Galaxy and stayed on his dressage score of 30.6, rising from fourth after dressage to the top spot. “It really is a … Continue reading “A first Three Day win for Hayden Hankey”

Scottish BE90 and BE100 Champions crowned

Scottish BE90 Championship It was a Cumbrian 1-2 in the hotly-contested BE90 Championship. With just under four penalties separating the top 10 combinations, Annie Sandell and her 15.1hh Murrah Hall Midnight Maelstrom emerged the winners, completing on their dressage score of 32.2. Runners-up Emma Little and Alecon added just .4 of a cross-country time penalty … Continue reading “Scottish BE90 and BE100 Champions crowned”