British Open Champions head to Blair

Ben Hobday and Shadow Man II head to Blair Castle next week to contest the top level class – the CCI4* three-day event, which takes place 22-25 August. Earlier this month the pair claimed the British Open Championship title, a well deserved accolade for the enormously popular rider who first proved his worth when awarded … Continue reading “British Open Champions head to Blair”

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”

Friday Roundup from Land Rover Blair Castle

The dressage phase for all but the Event Rider Master (ERM) competitors has now been completed – ERM combinations are inside the white dressage boards from 9am tomorrow morning. Heading in to the jumping phases tomorrow, our leaders are: Tom McEwen (CCI3*), Oliver Townend (CIC3*), Piggy French (CCI2*) and James Avery (CCI1*). CCI3* Tom McEwen’s … Continue reading “Friday Roundup from Land Rover Blair Castle”

Hannah is hoping for a touch of Magic

Hannah Norvill is quietly excited. And rightly so. The 26-year-old Kiwi will be contesting her first CCI2* this weekend with her eight-year-old gelding Magic Roundabout IV, her equine partner of two years, having bought him from Laurence Hunt who had taken him to Novice level. Hannah also finds herself in the slightly unusual position of … Continue reading “Hannah is hoping for a touch of Magic”