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Barbury International Horse Trials, 9th – 12th July 2015

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by Heather Dodd

Words and pictures by Fiona Scott-Maxwell
www.scottmaxwell.co.uk
The popular St James’s Palace Barbury International Horse Trials always proves a success with its unique viewing of the XC course.  Spectators can practically see all the fences from one spot which isn’t possible at any other Eventing event.  This year was another first in that Andrew Nicholson and Avebury, owned by Rosemary and Mark Barlow, won the CIC*** for the 4th consecutive year – never been done before! Last year’s hat trick was considered record breaking but Andrew has done it again and what’s more, he was 2nd on Nereo owned by Deborah Sellar.  The weather was unkind on the Sunday of the CIC*** XC, the light showers that were forecast turned out to be torrential rain, virtually non stop, once it had started around 2.00pm – making the going tricky, on top of the firm going after a prolonged dry spell.  This unfortunately resulted in 13 eliminations/retirements and 26 withdrawals but what can you do about the British weather!
Andrew Nicholson with Wiggy, Lily and Zach, Barbury, July 2015

Andrew Nicholson with Wiggy, Lily and Zach, Barbury, July 2015

 The JCB Champions Challenge on the Saturday provided much amusing entertainment for those willing to leave the CIC** XC.  The Eventers team comprised of Andrew Nicholson, Sir Mark Todd, Harry Meade and Tina Cook – the Jockeys, AP McCoy, Sam Twiston-Davies, Richard Johnson and Wayne Hutchinson.
JCB Challenge, Barbury, July 2015

JCB Champions Challenge, Jockeys

JCB Challenge, Barbury, July 2015

JCB Champions Challenge, Eventers

Michael Jackson and The Masters Apprentice, Barbury International,  July 2015

Michael Jackson and Masters Apprentice, 35th CIC**. Based Gloucestershire

Barbury International Horse Trials, 2015

Becky Woolven and Charlton Down Riverdance, 31st CIC*** Based Wiltshire

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Nicky Roncoroni and Trig Point who is Nicky’s 4 Star horse, making a come back after a life threatening virus, had a gentle run round the Novice course. Based Gloucestershire

Laura Collett and Grand Manoeuvre, 6th CIC***, Barbury, July 2015

Laura Collett and Grand Manoeuvre, 6th CIC*** and now chosen to be on the squad for the European Championships to be held at Blair in September

Tom Rowland and Possible Mission, Barbury, July 2015

Tom Rowland and Possible Mission, 11th CIC** Section D. Based Gloucestershire

Barbury International Horse Trials, 2015 Winners of ROR Championships

Sir Mark Todd and Front Street who won the ROR Championships

Andrew Nicholson and Avebury, Barbury, July 2015

Andrew Nicholson and Avebury who won the CIC*** for the fourth consecutive year

Nicholas Lucey and Proud Courage, Barbury International,  July 2015

Nicholas Lucy and Proud Courage, 39th CIC*** Based Oxfordshire

Charlotte Bacon and Sannanvalley Justice, Barbury International,  July 2015

Charlotte Bacon and Sannanvalley Justice, 27th CIC** Section B.

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