Friday, 20 September 2013

NZB Land Vision - Return Of A Champion

Badminton 2011 Winner NZB Land Vision Back To Winning Ways After A Two Year Absence
NZB Land Vision returned to the eventing scene at Gatcombe today with all the familiar hallmarks of a Badminton champion despite over 2 years away from the scene due to injury. The two Open Intermediate sections were full of 4 star performers and a number of winners, including Andrew Nicholson's extra special horse Quimbo, winner of Rolex Kentucky 3DE.

The day however belonged to Sir Mark Todd & NZB Land Vision. It's no secret that I am partial to a grey horse, but this horse I have followed in earnest since seeing him for the first time in the flesh at Highclere Horse Trials a few years back. He is tall, sleek, elegant & powerful with a fabulous temperament. His perfectly balanced self carriage exudes such presence and power that I could spot him amongst 3 greys in the dressage warm up from 200 yards away.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Blenheim 2013 - Still Clutching On To Summer

Blenheim Palace - Host To Possibly My Favourite 3 Day Event
I made a quick, impromptu visit to The Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials today to set up FREE WiFi on our HorseHub stand. Even though it's only first day of dressage the car parks were full enough to force me into a serious hike to the main entrance.

If you get a chance go along, as quite apart from the beautiful surroundings of the magnificent parkland with it's ostentatious palace, this is a very competitive CCI 3 star, and the CIC equivalent for 8 & 9 year olds is perfect for spotting the real shining stars of tomorrow.