The Marlborough area is home to many of New Zealand's top eventers and two of them will be travelling to Aachen this week to represent their country in the sixth round of the 2017 Nations Cup Series competition (July 20-22.)
Event Rider Masters: will a superb contest & thrilling finish help to safeguard the future of Barbury Horse Trials?
The new owner of the Barbury Castle Estate, Chris Woodhouse, presented one of the prizes at the end of the thrilling third leg of the 2017 Event Rider Masters (ERM) contest on Sunday (July 9) at the St James's Place Barbury International Horse Trials.
A huge cheer greeted Britain's William Fox-Pitt at the cross-country finish of the three-star class at the St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials (July 9) as he scored his biggest eventing win since he suffered a serious head injury in a fall in the autumn of 2015.
Barbury Horse Trials Day Three: France's Thomas Carlile takes the lead in a thrilling dressage phase
On Saturday afternoon (July 8) at the St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials, an extraordinary set of dressage tests unfolded in the third leg of the 2017 Event Rider Masters competition.
Britain’s Kristina Cook and Billy The Red are the overnight leaders in the CIC*** competition after the second day (July 7) of the St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials.
The former European Eventing champion and three times Olympic medallist produced a stunning test riding the ten-year-old gelding, securing a mark of 40.4.
William Fox-Pitt (GBR) riding Clifton Signature leads the CIC*** dressage after the first day of competition at the St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials.
Barbury Castle trainer Alan King (pictured above) has been fined £2,000 by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) after Yanworth failed a drugs test taken following the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March 2017.
World’s best event riders set for Barbury battle - as Andrew Nicholson targets sixth consecutive Barbury win
New Zealander eventer Andrew Nicholson, who is based near Marlborough at Lockeridge, has his sights set on his sixth Barbury CIC*** title in a row. Nicholson, pictured above at home with Nereo, is currently ranked the world number two event rider.
He will bring eight horses to compete across the four days at the St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials - 6- 9 July.
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