World champion Sandra Auffarth leads at Blenheim

Sandra Auffarth

World champion Sandra Auffarth leads at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

Germany’s Sandra Auffarth, the current World Champion, is in the lead in the CCI3* class at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials at the end of the first day of dressage on 17th September 2015.

Riding Ispo, an 11-year-old Westphalian gelding owned by Sybille Winter and the DOKR, Sandra scored 37.2 to take a comfortable lead.

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Hunting Pony Wins Gatehouse BE80 Amateur Dressage Blenheim

Molly Edwards

Hunting pony wins Gatehouse BE80 amateur dressage championships at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

A 19-year-old pony which was only introduced to dressage two years ago has beaten 185 other competitors from across the UK to claim the inaugural Gatehouse BE80 Amateur Eventer Dressage Championships at this year’s Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials on 17th September 2015.

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Fox-Pitt raises the stakes with joint Dressage lead at Burghley

William-Fox-Pitt

Fox-Pitt raises the stakes with joint Dressage lead at Burghley

Words by Kate Green

The world’s two leading event riders are sharing the top spot after Dressage at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR), sixth and final leg of the FEI Classics™ 2014/2015.

William Fox-Pitt, a record six-time winner here, has raised the stakes with a brilliant performance on CCI4* first-timer Fernhill Pimms which equalled the Olympic champion Michael Jung’s (GER) score of 34.2 on FisherRocana FST yesterday (3rd September 2015) .

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Zara Phillips and Toytown Return To Blenheim

Zara Phillips and Toytown
Zara Phillips and Toytown, who were crowned European eventing champions at Blenheim Palace in 2005, are returning to the scene of their great victory this autumn (2015)

Toytown, who carried Zara to triumph in the World Equestrian Games the year following their European Championship win, is heading the Parade of Champions at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials – part of the Oxfordshire event’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

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Land Rover Announces Harry Meade as New Equestrian Ambassador

Land Rover UK has announced one of Britain’s leading three-day event riders Harry Meade as its latest equestrian ambassador signing.

 

The World Championships 2014 team silver medallist joins a stable of Land Rover equestrian ambassadors which include former World Champion and Olympic silver medallist Zara Phillips and Olympic team gold medallists, show jumper Ben Maher and dressage rider Laura Tomlinson.

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