|The First Horse Inspection - CCI*** ("The Trot-up")|
|New To Blenheim - Aston Martin|
|King Of Cool - Ben Hobday|
|Quarter Marks On Sarah Bullimore's horse, Lily Corinne|
And the riders were far from shabby too. Ben Hobday, who's looks & charisma could easily pass him off as Eventing's own Robbie Williams, was the smartest of the lads, whilst Lucy Jackson would not have looked out of place beside Jodie Kidd on the catwalk, and must have legs long enough to rival even William Fox-Pitt.
Blenheim is one of my all time favourite events, a chance to catch up with old friends from oxfordshire without the pressures I'm usually under at Badminton, and relax.
Over the next four days we have 2 days of dressage, 2 days of cross country, and 2 days of showjumping, not forgetting a host of other activities and side shows. If you're looking to spent some time outside in the sunshine, there would be no better place this week.
For a comprehensive event details and results see:
I'll be back at Blenheim tomorrow for more and will be back with a round up. Until then here's a few more photos:
|Beam Me Up Scotty! Paul Tapner setting Up Our HorseHub Free WiFi For The Riders & Grooms|
|Good Going - Plenty of Grass Cover & Strategic Watering|
|Swans On The River|
|Bridge Over The Bladon River|
|Team Switzerland Stretching Their Legs|
|Andrew Hoy & Lanfranco|
|Andrew Hoy & Cheeky Calimbo|
|Jodie Amos (Look Closely At The Quarter Marks!)|
|Sarah Bullimore & The Enthusiastic Lilly Corinne|
|Great To See The Lovely Bettina Hoy Back At Blenheim|
|Lydia Hannon & My Royal Touch|
|Camilla Spiers Leaves The Holding Box To Represent|
|Austrian Rider Magrit Appelt|
|Waiting To Trot Up|