We're delighted to be working with International Event Rider, William Fox-Pitt who currently occupies top position in the FEI world rider rankings. Over the coming months we will be bringing you the inside track in William's own words on how his 2012 season is shaping up. We'll find out what goes into running a string of top-flight eventers, how each is doing and how he feels about them. William will bring you his insight into the top events, team selection, preparation and ultimately a retrospective on his fortunes at the year's major events.
We hope you enjoy Williams's blog.
Posted 26th February 2013
Naturally the Olympics has been quite a big focus for a long time, so afterwards there was the inevitable strange empty feeling – a bit of an anti-climax, of “oh goodness it’s all over, what next?” But having several horses to compete gave me another focus, so it was very much straight back to routine life after the Olympics.
Posted 13th September 2012
What an incredible month it has been. The build up to the Olympics was basically seven years so it was such a relief when they actually arrived.
My last Sunday at home in the village saw friends and family turn out in force at our local pub…
Posted 19th July 2012
It seems unbelievable that we can be having as bad weather as we are. I am not keen on complaining or talking about the weather but this has gone beyond a joke. It seems inconceivable that we could lose Badminton, Chatsworth and Gatcombe in one season…
Posted 27th June 2012
What a few weeks it has been with back to back three day events and Olympic selection at last. The run began with Houghton in Norfolk. I had not planned to go there but with so many cancellations the event put extra spaces available in the CIC 3* and I felt it would be a good opportunity for Chilli Morning, Lionheart, Neuf Des Coeurs and Avoca Alibi.
Posted 12th June 2012
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