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Thomas Carlile and Upsilon make history at the Barbury Event Rider Masters CIC3*

  Connect with the Barbury Event Rider Masters CIC3* action: [Website] [Final Results] Thomas Carlile for France, rewrote the Event Rider Masters (ERM) history books today at the St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials, to win the £50,000 third leg of the 2017 series. France’s Carlile and Upsilon – ERM record breakers Riding the nine-year-old stallion Upsilon, Carlile became the first rider in the series to lead a ERM leg across all three Eventing phases. On Day 1, they delivered a stunning dressage test, scoring a remarkable mark of 30.8 – the lowest ever seen across the entire series…

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William Fox-Pitt puts his signature on Barbury again

  Connect with the Barbury International action: [Website] [Full results] A huge cheer greeted William Fox-Pitt (GBR) at the cross-country finish of the three-star class at the St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials as he scored his biggest win since returning to the saddle after incurring a serious head injury in a fall in the autumn of 2015. The last to go on Mark Phillips’s influential track, the former world number one rode with skill and determination on new ride Clifton Signature to finish just four seconds over the optimum time and seal victory over Barbury specialist Andrew Nicholson…

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Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti jump into lead at Great Meadow CIC3*

  Connect with Great Meadow International – FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series (VA): [Results][Times] [Schedule][Website] [Entries] [USEF Network] [FEI TV] Jessica Phoenix and  Pavarotti jump into lead at Great Meadow CIC3* With a foot perfect show jumping round, Jessica Phoenix (CAN) piloted her long-time partner, Pavarotti a 15-year-old Westphalian gelding owned by Don Good to a double clear show jumping round. With this flawless ride, they managed to take over the top spot after the dressage leaders, Phillip Dutton and I’m Sew Ready had a rail, dropping to second place. Jessica and Pavarotti are leading the Great Meadow International, presented by Adequan on…

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Emily King gets off the mark with first international win at Barbury

  CIC2* Final results and more from Day 3 Emily King (GBR) scored her first international win at the St James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials, taking the two-star section D on Jane Del Missier’s 13-year-old mare Walitze F Vejgard. Emily, 21, has not had the luckiest of seasons so far and she admitted this was something of a boost. ‘It’s nice when your luck turns,’ said Emily, 21. ‘Walitze is really good at this two-star level. She’s quite a sharp mare, has an amazing gallop and moves like a dressage horse.’ Excitingly, Walitze has had two embryo transfers in…

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Thomas Carlile and Upsilon steal the show at the Event Rider Masters Barbury CIC3*

  This afternoon at the St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials, an extraordinary afternoon of dressage unfolded in the third leg of the Event Rider Masters. Carlile leads for France One of the favourites leading into the ERM Eventing competition was France’s Thomas Carlile and Upsilon. The combination excelled in the dressage under the expectation from the crowd and statisticians to produce a stunning dressage test. Scoring a mark of 30.9 the combination was leading after the first phase and set a new ERM record dressage mark. Thomas Carlile, visibly delighted, commented: He is a very special horse with…

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Kristina Cook and Billy The Red steal the Barbury International CIC3* lead

  Britain’s Kristina Cook and Billy The Red are the overnight leaders ahead of tomorrow’s showjumping phase of the CIC3* competition at the St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials. The former European Eventing champion and three-timess Olympic medallist produced a stunning test riding the 10-year-old gelding, securing a mark of 40.4. Kristina Cook commented following her dressage: I am really pleased. Billy is only a young horse and there is masses of atmosphere here today. He can be a buzzy, which makes him good on the cross country, but means he can show some tension in the dressage, but…

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Fox-Pitt leads the way at the Barbury International CIC3*

  William Fox-Pitt (GBR) riding Clifton Signature leads the CIC3* dressage after the first day of competition at the St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials. Fox-Pitt, who recently took over the ride on Clifton Signature from Jonathan Paget, performed a lovely dressage to score 40.7 penalties. Commenting after his dressage, Fox-Pitt said: It’s early days as this is my first dressage on Clifton Signature at this level. He is a lovely horse and I think there is more to come from him in this phase. I am very happy with that and it’s great to be here at Barbury….

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Scene is set for the “Battle of Barbury”

  An area of outstanding natural beauty, home to the iron age fort of Barbury Castle in Wiltshire, will provide the stunning backdrop for Leg 3 of the 2017 Event Rider Masters. The £50,000 ERM competition features forty of the world’s best Event riders, representing eleven nations at the St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials on the 8th and 9th of July. Nicholson’s remarkable Barbury record Locally based Andrew Nicholson (NZL) and the seventeen years young Nereo return to Barbury on their first run since their victory at Badminton in May. The pair is a favourite combination to top…

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VOTE NOW! Who will win the Great Meadow International CICO3* Nations Cup?

  Connect with the Great Meadow International action: [Website] [Schedule] [Entries] [Times] [Results] This weekend, 33 world-class duos from around the globe are competing at the Great Meadow International CICO3* Nations Cup in The Plains, VA. This is the only Nations Cup Eventing series competition held on North American soil. Dressage kicks off tomorrow, followed by more dressage and show jumping on Saturday and the event concludes on Sunday with cross-country. While you wait for the action to rev up, vote for which pair you think will clinch the win… Let’s see if us Eventing fans can predict the winner!…

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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at the Great Meadow International CICO3* Nations Cup

  Connect with the Great Meadow International action: [Website] [Schedule] [Entries] [Times] [Results] This weekend, riders from around the globe are competing at the Great Meadow International CICO3* Nations Cup event in The Plains, VA. This is the only Nations Cup series event on North American soil. Dressage kicks off on Friday and finishes on Saturday, followed by show jumping. Cross-country concludes the event on Sunday. There are 33 pairs set to compete from four different nations and there are three teams competing for their countries (Canada, United States and Great Britain). Renowned four-star cross-country Course Designer, Mike Etherington-Smith is…

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