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”

A class apart: Emilie Chandler retains lead in CCI4*-L

Emilie Chandler proved a class apart across country in the CCI4*-L at Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials, and has a sizeable lead going into the final showjumping phase. Leicestershire-based Emilie was much the fastest of the class, adding just 3.2 time-faults to her dressage score of 31.8 on Maria Doel’s 10-year-old Gortfadda Diamond. … Continue reading “A class apart: Emilie Chandler retains lead in CCI4*-L”

Daisy rides her luck in the CCI4*-S

Daisy Berkeley has held on to her lead in the CCI4*-S after showjumping with a clear round on Ballinteskin Cooper S. The 10-year-old threw Daisy up into the air over fence three and it wasn’t the smoothest round they have jumped together, but they never looked in danger of touching a pole and remain on … Continue reading “Daisy rides her luck in the CCI4*-S”

Hope springs in the CCI3*-L

Tomorrow (Sunday, 25 August), could be a very big day for Eleanor Hope. It’s her 20th birthday – and she heads the CCI3*-L going into showjumping. Eleanor, who has travelled up to Land Rover Blair Castle from Aylesbury, was 13th after dressage on eight-year-old Limestone Romeo with 36.1, but a clear cross-country round within the … Continue reading “Hope springs in the CCI3*-L”

No margin for error in the CCI2*-L

Polly Stockton, who already has two international wins at Land Rover Blair Castle to her credit, is in pole position in the CCI2*-L with Sir Alfred II. She shared second position after dressage with Germany’s Josephine Schnaufer (Ronaldo IV) on 30.5; both riders went clear across country with no time-faults, but Polly was closer to … Continue reading “No margin for error in the CCI2*-L”

Equine ‘allsorts’ impress on day two of the Grassroots Championships

Rose Macpherson and HHS Canya retained their overnight lead in the BE100 Scottish Grassroots Championship after they posted one of only seven clear rounds in this morning’s show jumping phase, which again took  place in Land Rover Blair Castle International’s imposing main arena. The seven-year-old has the pedigree for the job, being by Shane Breen’s … Continue reading “Equine ‘allsorts’ impress on day two of the Grassroots Championships”

Grassroots riders rise to the challenge

Competitors in the Scottish Grassroots Eventing Festival at Land Rover Blair Castle International performed their dressage tests in the main arena today, either side of the CCI4* short format riders. Hunter class winner from yesterday, Amy Ogilvie riding L.A Diamond, admitted: “It was pretty scary to be riding alongside William Fox-Pitt – fortunately ‘Erin’ behaved … Continue reading “Grassroots riders rise to the challenge”

Young and old shine at Blair: Day two showing

It was another busy day of showing today with the NPS Scotland Finals and Silver Medal Championships taking place across three arenas. Some familiar faces from yesterday’s classes found themselves in the ribbons again, with prize winners, equine and human, ranging from yearlings to octogenarians. We caught up with a handful of the winners. It … Continue reading “Young and old shine at Blair: Day two showing”

Blair Castle Showing results: day two

NPS Scotland Finals and Silver Medal Championships NPS Scotland/Kilmannan Stud Mountain and Moorland Novice Ridden Final Class 1 – Dartmoor, Exmoor, Shetland 1, Buxted Military Man (R Fraser) 2, Sherberton Cock Robin (M Clunie) 3, Beinn Theine (M Gillon) Class 2 – Welsh Section A & B 1, Maxwelltown Mehas (Z Dempster) 2, Landswood Diamond … Continue reading “Blair Castle Showing results: day two”