May 11, 2014.Reading time 1 minute.
I read somewhere that after last year, Mark Todd said that the Badminton course was more like a 3 1/2* rather than a 4*. Be careful what you wish for. This year’s course was tough, made even tougher by bad weather. The result? Some of the top names in eventing didn’t complete the course. Out […]
August 5, 2012.Reading time less than 1 minute.
I am a huge Mary King fan. She is both a great ride and a class act. At age 11 Mary King decided she wanted to be a professional 3-day event rider. And now 40 years later she shows no signs of slowing down. King has ridden in five Olympics, she has won six team World […]
September 5, 2011.Reading time 1 minute.
Burghley is always a tough event and this year the fences were enormous. To finish in the top 10 on a regular basis would be a triumph of skill, luck and the ability to find and develop amazingly talented horses. To win Burghley six times is hard to imagine but that’s exactly what William Fox-Pitt […]
May 4, 2011.Reading time 1 minute.
A belated round of applause for Mary King who not only won Rolex on Kings Temptress (a horse she bred) but also came in second on Fernhill Urco. This was the first time in the history of Rolex that a rider has taken the top two spots and is one of only four riders to […]
April 30, 2011.Reading time 1 minute.
If you, like me, are not in Kentucky watching Rolex, all is not lost. After foxhunting this morning (great ride through some of our most beautiful territory), now I can sit back and watch the video on the USEF Network. For those of you who just want a quick update and a peak at the […]
September 8, 2010.Reading time 1 minute.
Thank you Mary King for showing us all how to recover when you forget your dressage test mid-stream. It happens to everyone, eventually. Just not usually at Burghley. However, instead of making a big deal over it, you took your two point penalty, picked up where you left off and finished your test with aplomb. […]
September 9, 2008.Reading time 2 minutes.
With his win yesterday on Tamarillo, William Fox-Pitt has brought his Burghley wins up to five, tying the record held by Mark Todd and Virginia Holgate Elliot. Even more impressive, Fox-Pitt was second on Ballincoola, the horse on which he won Burghley in 2005. In that feat, he joins Mark Todd and Blyth Tait who […]
September 5, 2008.Reading time 2 minutes.
Burghley Horse Trials start today near Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. A fixture on the International eventing scene since 1961, Burghley has always had a reputation for being a tough course that is a true CCI****. By all accounts, this year’s course should make the Olympics look like a walk in the park. While most of us […]