Wednesday 29 September 2010

7 Months To Badminton 2011 And Only Days to WEG Eventing

Many More Planning Meetings To Go!
It seems like only last week we were 'breaking down' the 2010 event, and even though Badminton Horse Trials 2011 is some 7 months away, we're already nose to the grindstone in preparation for next year.

Many planning meetings are held in September which vary from Traffic to Loos and nearly everything in between! This week we have had our Campsite Managers, Andrew and Sasha Munro Seear down for the day and have been discussing ways in which to improve the campsite and hopefully find some more space! At one point yesterday the whole office were marching around a field trying to imagine what it would look like with tents and caravans and the best place for loos & showers!

Wednesday 1 September 2010

Badminton Win Sets Tapner On Path To WEG

Paul Tapner At Highclere
This year's Badminton winner, Paul Tapner, has continued to enjoy more success both in and out of the saddle since May, and is now set to take his Badminton horse, Inonothing, to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky later this month, in what he describes as a good shot at the medals. We caught up with him Highclere Horse Trials, where most UK based WEG hopefuls were giving their horses a last preparation run for Games. Here's what Paul had to say:

Notice how fellowAustralian, and previous Badminton winner, Andrew Hoy, tries to get into the picture!