Petplan Equine Ambassador and full-time veterinary surgeon Katie Preston never seems to stop. She balances a busy work schedule at Milbourn Equine Vets with caring for and riding her three horses; Templar Justice (TJ), Dreams Come True (Tia) and Templar Juno (Juno). Katie’s horses live out all year round including her five-star event horse TJ, who has competed at Burghley, Badminton and Luhmühlen. Like many of us, Katie has her own personal methods to help her horses through the warmer summer months.
The SEIB Insurance Brokers Burghley Sponsored Ride will take place on the final day of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials on Sunday 8th September 2019. Entries for this popular event opened on Tuesday 19th March and will be taken on the ride website. This will be the 18th running of the ride which over the years has raised well in excess of £250,000 for good causes.
Petplan Equine Ambassador Katie Preston will be heading to the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials with her Thoroughbred gelding Templar Justice (TJ) for the first time this May. The dynamic duo competed at both Burghley and Luhmühlen last year. Katie balances her Badminton preparations and riding her two other horses, Templar Juno (Juno) and Dreams Come True (Tia) with her full-time job as a Veterinary Surgeon at Milbourn Equine Vets. Katie talks about her road to Badminton.
Gold medal winning British event rider Nicola Wilson has represented Great Britain at Olympic, European and World Championship level, including the 2017 European Eventing Championships, 2014 World Equestrian Championships and the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Following the theft of their van along with all of their trade stand stock en route to the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, equestrian Charity, the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund were determined to carry on regardless.
Entries are now open for the SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride, giving riders the opportunity to bring their horse to one of the world’s most prestigious three day events and also raise money for charity. The UK’s most esteemed sponsored ride takes place on Sunday 4th September 2016, on the final day of the world famous Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.
When Nikki Collins isn’t busy working as Trade Sales Manager for Spillers she’s diligently keeping her homebred mare Tilly fit for eventing. This year her dedication has paid off as she has qualified for the prestigious Mitsubishi Motors Cup (formerly Badminton Grassroots Championships). She attributes her passion and determination to her inspiring, horse loving Mum, who sadly lost her battle against bowel cancer in 2014.
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) .
As anticipated, the reigning Olympic and European champion Michael Jung (GER) has made quite an impression on his first visit to the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR), sixth and final leg of the FEI Classics™ 2014/2015, and is in the lead after the first day of Dressage (3rd September 2015).