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Eventing Roundup 2014: The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe, August 2014

Posted on Monday, December 8, 2014 by Heather Dodd

Words and pictures by Fiona Scott-Maxwell
www.scottmaxwell.co.uk
The Festival of British Evening at Gatcombe this year saw the much needed rain arrive in bucket loads on the Saturday, when the Equex China Advanced and the Martin Collins British Novice Championships sections ran.  Local girl Aoife Clark won the Adanced on Fenyas Elegance with William Fox-Pitt and the stunning Top Biats winning the Novice Championships.  The sun shone on Sunday for the Smith & Williamson British Intermediate Championships which were again won by William Fox-Pitt.  The British Eventing Open Championships CIC*** was won by local Andrew Nicholson with Rosemary and Mark Barlow’s Avebury, twice winner of Burghley and thrice winner of Barbury International.
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Oxfordshire rider Aoife Clark and Fenyas Elegance, Equex China Advanced winner.

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Andrew Nicholson and Avebury, PG. British Eventing Open Championship winners

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Captain Mark Phillips and Peter Phillips

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Louise Harwood and Whitson, a very commendable 3rd in the British Eventing Open Championships. Louise is based in Shropshire

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Tim Price and Bango 3rd Smith & Williamson Intermediate Championships. Based Wiltshire.

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Gloucestershire based Becky Woolven and LB The Phantom who won the £500 training bursary and a rug from the Horse Trials Support Group as the leading British rider under 25 years old.

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