Blenheim news and views from the Event.

CATCH EVENTING OLYMPIANS AT BLENHEIM THIS WEEKEND

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 [...]

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EVENTING BUZZ CONTINUES AS TOP RIDERS HEAD FOR BLENHEIM
 (6-9 September 2012)

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 [...]

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Day two: a fence judge’s view

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 [...]

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Japan qualify for London 2012 at Blenheim

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 [...]

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Piggy takes Blenheim CCI 3*** title

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,’ [...]

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Fox-Pitt takes Blenheim CIC3* 8 and 9 year old title

 
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 [...]

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Blenheim CCI 3*** Update: All change after trot up

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 [...]

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Blenheim: A fence judges’ view

Join fence judges Steph Freeman and Mike Bain, as they give EWW readers a “behind the scenes” look at the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.
 

The army of volunteers!

Is it the love of early morning starts and late afternoon finishes that make hundreds of volunteers turn out every weekend of the Eventing season? Maybe it’s [...]

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AM TRUST Equine High Jump: JP Sheffield sets a record!

A select field of seven competitors: Laura Collett on Jitterbug, Paul Tapner on Tiger Flynn, Nici Wilson on Ucaro, Julie Tew on HHS Foracruise, Austin O’Connor on Zlatan, Alex Hua Tian on Commander and JP Sheffield on DHI Hindle kept the large crowd hugely entertained.
The competitors had a practice fence, which they were allowed to [...]

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Blenheim CIC3*** Update: Fox-Pitt retains lead

William Fox-Pitt retained his lead in the CIC*** by jumping a clear show jumping round with Oslo. In fact he extended it by four penalties after second-placed Mark Todd and NZB Campino lowered a pole. William also sits in equal third placed with his second ride, Judy Skinner’s Lionheart, who will be first out on [...]

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