Blenheim Horse Trials

Francis Whittington Easy Target Blenheim 2014

“The reason we came here was because we thought we had every chance of winning it” says Francis Whittington and indeed he did win the CCI3* at Blenheim on Catherine Witt’s talented grey, Easy Target in a tense finale


New Zealand and Australia take out the top five places in the eight and nine year old Young Horse class CIC*** at Blenheim

Check out some of the Saturday cross country action captured on video by HarveyWetDog

The leader board has changed once again after a challenging show jumping day for the 8 and 9 year olds at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

The CCI3* cross country course threw up some challenges for the riders at Blenheim today with loose dogs, some tricky fences and a bit of a re-shuffle at the top

Francis Whittington

James Bond (aka Francis Whittington) put in an appearance at Blenheim today, as did HRH The Princess Royal and by the end of the day two Australians, Andrew Hoy and Sam Griffiths, topped the CIC3* and CCI3* leader boards

Andrew Hoy Cheeky Calimbo

Andrew Hoy has just taken the lead in the CCI3* riding Cheeky Calimbo at the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials. We talk to Andrew about the two horses here at Blenheim and he also explains why he opted to retire Rutherglen on the cross country course at Burghley last week


Emily King

The Aussies are out in force at Blenheim in the CIC3* while young Emily King and Brookleigh stole the march on William Fox-Pitt to lead the CCI3* with a little help from a very experienced (but slightly ‘slack’) groom

"I'm excited and can't wait to go around (the cross country)" says Emily King at the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials where she is having her first CCI3* start on Brookleigh

Margit Appelt’s Austrian costume at Blenheim’s first horse inspection set us thinking about some opportunities that event organisers may be missing during the crucial first phase of the eventing competition