Wednesday, 30 March 2011
|Tamarillo | Badminton 2004 Winner|
Tamarillo's owner, Mary Guinness writes:
Tamarillo’s unique combination of grace and athleticism combined with a dash of rebellious cheek has gained him and his rider William Fox-Pitt a place in the hearts of eventing fans all over the world. Bred by Finn and Mary Guinness in 1992, Tamarillo’s part-bred Arab pedigree is apparent in his light and extravagant movement in dressage and his speed and nimbleness in cross country and show jumping. He has been both an ambassador for British breeding as well as for Arab blood lines.
Monday, 14 March 2011
|Finalising The Course Design | A Team Effort|
Each year Badminton, along with every other horse trials running under FEI* rules has a TD assigned or approved to ensure the detail of an event from every aspect is being taken care of, whether it's the height of fences or the level of medical support in attendance. Part of the role, checking the Cross Country Course, is an area that impacts the job of getting the course animations out onto the website, and quite often adds time pressure when changes are made.
Thursday, 10 March 2011
It's always nice to win an award, especially one that has been voted for by 'the masses', so thank you, we really do appreciate it. Over the past ten years we have really stepped up our use of the Internet & Social Media, from the early beginnings with a 'chatroom' hosting 35,000 people, to the hundreds of thousands of people that view our collection of online media today. We're immensely pleased to see the delight you all get from the news, views, interviews, plus all manner of things we share with you across the web, and strive to add new and interesting content each year.
This is the first year for the ESMAs, the brainchild of Liam Killen & Rhea Freeman, aimed at providing recognition for those in the industry that make good use of the various social media channels. You nominated Badminton for two awards, the other being Best You Tube Channel. We were just nudged out of that by the worthy winners, Horse & Hound Magazine, but there's always next year!
Here's a short video announcing our win together with our acceptance speech. Once again, many thanks and do keep an eye on the website as we have a few really exciting, new things to share with you over the coming weeks.