THE EVENTING SCENE

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Brought to you by our very own Social Secretary and our team of pro journos. Read about the latest news, volunteer updates, rider interviews and all that’s hot in the world of eventing.

CHERISHED MOMENTS – Jody and her brave little mare …

Next we would now like to introduce Jody and her brave little mare .. "It’s not a wonderful story by any stretch of the imagination but it is one I will treasure for ever. This photo was taken after we crossed the Cross Country finish at Chepstow BE90 in May 2017. The conditions were horrendous and the poor 14.2 mare had mud up to her belly and had braved the conditions to get me home. We had been having a very up and down season in 2016 and had put it down to lack of confidence. We ... Read More

CHERISHED MOMENTS – Rebecca Page and Liberty Bell II

We have received some wonderful stories of your most Cherished Moments, please do keep them coming in.   First up we would like to share with you Rebecca and Libby...   "My most cherished eventing moment has got to be finishing Houghton CCI1* double clear with my pocket rocket, Liberty Bell II.   It’s particularly special because it’s the last event that she did, and I think she knew it! She gave 110% that weekend... made up for kicking me in the head at the trot up and sending me to Kings Lynn hospital before the event even began!   Returning ... Read More

Roo Fox – its the end of 2017, OTTO – WHAT A STAR!

This is the end of season blog which allows for a modicum of rant in a charming manner. I am not going to elaborate about our annual trip to Floresti, suffice to say that all the usual elements were included; namely Tigger’s hoof cracked again, The Master knocked his leg on the journey, both stallions took fright at the crowds, Otto won with an extraordinary score and Dennis took his shirt off. So an executive decision was taken and we loaded up to go to the CCI** at Pallare in Italy. Easy, easy journey ... Read More

WILL RAWLIN – 2017 thats a wrap ….

Osberton Outing To wrap up the 2017 season, Will and two of his horses; Ballycoog Breaker Boy and The Partner headed to Osberton, for the Young Event Horse Championships. Ballycoog Breaker Boy gained a top 10 placing in the 5 year old class, and The Partner also had an impressive performance in the Young Horse CIC ** class, both horses have gained from the experience and grown in their confidence about being away from home. There was little to contest Ballycoog Breaker Boy (William)’s super dressage score of 27.1, leaving the pair in joint second after ... Read More

BE VOLUNTEER – Reminiscing, log fires & hibernation planning

As I sit here watching the thrills and spills from Pau on the tablet in front of a roaring log fire with mug of tea in hand, a hold on course gives me a few minutes to start planning what adventures to take next season – how far do you reckon it is to the Pyrenees??? Looking back on a fantastic season, it is hard to imagine topping it! I have been on some amazing adventures, made some fabulous new friends, enjoyed many days with old friends and have some amazing memories to keep ... Read More

BE VOLUNTEER – Cake, Vive L’Arc and Pumpkins

Well what have I been up to….. From the highs of my Polish adventures, the volunteering tour headed to Shelford Manor over the August Bank Holiday weekend where the usual warm welcome and hospitality of the Bede events team was experienced. The sun even came out, what a lovely bonus. The ensued the busiest few weeks of my life – work (that thing we have to do to finance all these horsey adventures) rather got in the way, then followed a fabulous four days at Blenheim photographing for the lovely Eventing Worldwide team. Despite a ... Read More

BE VOLUNTEER – Chill in the air and Monteberry’s new girlfriend 

Well what have I been up to….. From the highs of my Polish adventures, the volunteering tour headed to Shelford Manor over the August Bank Holiday weekend where the usual warm welcome and hospitality of the Bede events team was experienced. The sun even came out, what a lovely bonus. The ensued the busiest few weeks of my life – work (that thing we have to do to finance all these horsey adventures) rather got in the way, then followed a fabulous four days at Blenheim photographing for the lovely Eventing Worldwide team. Despite a ... Read More

GB Student Riders – SNRC Germany

On the 3rd of August Zoe Etherington, Rachel Lade and myself (Rupert Batting) flew to Stuttgart, Germany, to compete in the next stage of the Student Riders Nations cup series. The trip got off to a good start, all meeting at Rachel’s house before going to Birmingham Airport together in our matching Team GB polo shirts, very cliché of us. After the short flight, concern that we were stranded set in. After waiting an hour for someone to pick us up, we were eventually rescued and made our way to the accommodation. Following ... Read More

Young event rider heads to 5 year old Championships

Will Rawlin a talented up and coming event rider has signed up to Elite Horse Owners ahead of his debut at the KBIS British Eventing Young Horse Championships held at Osberton International Horse Trials next week.  23 year old Will Rawlin and his exceptional 5 year old Ballycoog Breaker Boy (William) have had a very successful 2017 season to date. The exciting 17h gelding who is by Womanizer has been growing in confidence throughout the season and in June the combination fulfilled their goal of qualifying for the championships in the 5 year old ... Read More

IN THE SPOTLIGHT – DAVID BRITNELL

Laura Phipps .... Spectators have taken him to their hearts. Ben Hobday has marvelled at his horse. He is living his dreams – earlier than dreamed.  David Britnell has thrilled eventing fans with his exhilarating cross country riding, which has catapulted him up the table into 16th,13th & 14th  place at three Event Rider Master Series events in 2017. “The ERM series this year has been the most amazing opportunity to compete against and learn from the very best, in a way I never thought possible until later in my career” enthused David. “The riders have been so encouraging to me, ... Read More