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The Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials has run at this beautiful location over four days of glorious British sunshine. The crowds have been huge and the competition excellent throughout.
The CIC*** concluded earlier with Andrew Nicholson and Quimbo leading from the start; surely a future 4* winner. William Fox-Pitt on Bay My Hero finished in [...]
CIC*** Show Jumping
CIC*** Show jumping kicked off the day, today, at a very misty and atmospheric Fidelity Blenheim International Horse Trials.
The top ten after dressage remains largely unchanged. Piggy French and West Side added 3 time penalties to their dressage score leaving them on 39.3 to stay in second place behind Andrew Nicholson on Quimbo. [...]
At the end of a glorious day at the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, we have an international top 10; Christopher Burton and his Aachen winner Under Discussion lead the CCI*** on an impressive score of 31.8.
“This is my first time riding at Blenheim and I had a fantastic ride. He’s a lovely [...]
Spectators who didn’t make it to Greenwich will have an opportunity to celebrate and mark the successes of the British Equestrian Eventing Team who won team silver at the 2012 Olympic Games. Members of the Team will be competing and parading at The Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (6-9 September 2012).
Zara Philips, William [...]
Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (6-9 September 2012) will see many of the world’s top riders competing in both the CCI and CIC classes. These include many of the Olympic riders, looking to test their up-and-coming horses at 3 star level, as well as many other well known names who will be competing alongside [...]
Another 8a.m. start but despite the autumn chill in the air, about 80 volunteer Fence Judges arrived at the Fidelity Hospitality Marquee to be issued again with the usual stop watches, flags, scorebooks, whistles, etc. As always, this amazing team chatted and swapped stories which all begin “I remember when I was a Fence Judge [...]
The Japanese team, who have now qualified for London 2012
The final much-coverted spot for automatic qualification for London 2012 for group F and G went to underdogs Japan after a nail biting and somewhat controversial show jumping phase.
The New Zealand team actually won the three—way team completion on a score [...]
Winner Piggy French and DHI Topper W
The omens for Olympic success continue to bode well for Piggy French. She took home the £8,000 CCI*** winners cheque at the Fidelity Blenheim International Horse Trials courtesy of a win with her father Wally and Michael Underwood’s Greenwich Test Event winner DHI Topper W.
‘I’m so proud of him,’ [...]
Winner William Fox-Pitt and Oslo
William Fox-Pitt and the Fox-Pitt Eventing Partnership’s Oslo led from start to finish to win the increasingly popular and prestigious 8/9 year-old CIC*** at the Fidelity Blenheim Place International Horse Trials on a score of 43.5. He also demonstrated the strength of his string for 2012 and beyond by finishing third [...]
It was all change at the top of the leaderboard in the CCI before the show jumping had even begun with neither Piggy French’s leading horse, Judy Bradwall’s Lemington Lett Dance, nor Pippa Funnell’s ride Billy Landretti, who had been in third place overnight, being presented at the final trot up. Although obviously disappointed, Piggy [...]