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

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by Barbara Gadd

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.

Eventing Roundup 2014: Barbury International Horse Trials, 3 – 6 July 2014

Posted on Monday, December 8, 2014 by Barbara Gadd

Words and pictures by Fiona Scott-Maxwell
www.scottmaxwell.co.uk

 

Barbury International commenced on the Thursday with the BYEH and local Nicky Roncoroni was 5th in the 4 Year Old class with Monbeg Medlar, in his first outing – and finished on the Sunday with another local Andrew Nicholson completing a hat trick of wins in the CIC*** on Avebury.  The weather turned out better than forecast, making the unique XC course look splendid.  There was great entertainment on Saturday afternoon with the JCB Champions Challenge. The Jump Jockeys (John Francome, Sam Twiston-Davies, Dickie Johnson and Noel Fehily), finishing in the lead.  Local Paul Tapner and Inishmor won The Retraining of Racehorses trophy on Sunday morning.
Nicky Roncoroni and Monbeg Medlar, Barbury International  2014

Gloucestershire’s Nicky Roncoroni and Monbeg Medlar, 5th BYEH 4YO.

Lucinda Fredericks and Little Britannia, Barbury International  2014

Lucinda Fredericks from Wiltshire and Little Britannia, 5th Novice section E – and 7th Novice section G on Britannia Mail (both offspring of Lucinda’s unique mare Headley Britannia).

Austin O'Connor and Lucky Contender, Barbury International  2014

Austin O’Connor and Lucky Contender, 2nd Novice section G. Austin in based in Oxfordshire

Sophie How and Bojangles Hrs, Barbury International  2014

Northamptonshire based Sophie How and Bojangles Hrs, winners of Novice section I.

Daisy Berkeley and Kiltubrid Rhapsody, Barbury International  2014

Daisy Berkeley and Kitubrin Rhapsody, 3rd Novice section H. Daisy is based Gloucestershire

David Doel and Miss Caruso, Barbury International  2014

Wiltshire’s David Doel and Miss Caruso, winners CIC** B.

Oliver Townend, Bandit King, CIC** Barbury International  2014

Shropshire based Oliver Townend and Bandit King, 4th CIC** C.

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Noel Fehily, Johnny Francome, Dickie Johnson and Sam Twiston-Davies, winning team, JCB Celebrity Challenge;

Sophie Beaty and Pink Gin, Barbury International  2014

Sophie Beaty and Pink Gin, 4th CIC** D. Sophie is Northants based.

Andrew Nicholson and Avebury, CIC*** Winners, Barbury International  2014

Andrew Nicholson and Avebury, winners CIC*** for the third time. Horse and rider also hold the Burghley hat trick for 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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