Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country
Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th August 2002
And Better Blair
are progressing for the 2002 Bowmore Blair Castle International
Horse Trials and Country Fair – August 22nd to 25th.
Sarah Phillips, who joined the team at Blair in March is settling
in. She said, "I am beginning to put faces to names now and it is
great to be working with such an enthusiastic team. We are building
on the success of previous events and I am convinced this year will
be bigger and better than ever."
CCI one star and two star classes are at the top of the list for
many top international riders with young horses to bring on. Indeed
several young horses which cut their teeth at Blair Castle, went
on to much greater things, such as Blyth Tait’s Ready Teddy and
Chris Bartle’s Word Perfect. Entries are expected to be at their
maximum again this year.
and Highland Pony classes are popular as everybody loves to ride
in the spectacular setting of Blair Castle; it gives a real sense
of occasion to a standard showing class. Schedules are available
from the Horse Trials Office now.
showjumping just gets bigger and bigger, and that’s not just the
fences. Last year there was over 1200 entries!
again the Childrens’ Hospice Association of Scotland (CHAS) will
be the nominated charity for the horse trials. In this 10th anniversary
year of CHAS, the organisation is holding many fund-raising events
culminating in four days at Blair, where they hope to invite many
of their celebrity supporters and auction a very special bottle
of Bowmore Islay malt whisky!
is lots to look forward to at this years Bowmore Blair Castle Horse
Trials and Country Fair, so watch this space for more details in
the months to follow!
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