|Sarah-Jane Brown Flys Over The Hanging Log|
I’ve been trying to get to Dauntsey for the last 3 years, the previous two with my horse. This event is a welcome replacement to the fabulous Charlton Park event, taking over it’s slot in the calendar, and being only a stone’s throw away hasn’t had to compete for entries. I think there were 800 odd entries.
|Last Stream Crossing|
The property has the most wonderful stream running through it, and the course crosses through this at two points, providing a picturesque splash half way round and towards the end of the course, and the steep sided banks provide the only undulation on an otherwise level course. The last crossing was proving difficult to photograph, with over hanging trees or poor light, or as Fiona Scott-Maxwell told me, “we’ve all tried it…”, but I did mange to find a spot amongst the nettles to grab a few I think worked!
|Event Groom In The Making|
Dauntsey has been an absolute bonus, and the season is really is now coming to a close. I can’t think I’ll make to another UK horse trials this year, but as my business travel ramps up again, starting today with a day return to France, via Switzerland, I have a few foreign events planned before the 2012 season kicks in.
If your interested in Oberston photos, keep an eye on Nico Morgan's site, he was the official snapper up there, and no doubt there'll be plenty of photos there in the coming days.