Mitsubishi Motors Hartpury Horse Trials 2009

Set in the heart of Gloucestershire Hartpury Equestrian Centre is one of the country's leading equine educational establishments with an international reputation for excellence.

Mitsubishi Motors Hartpury Horse Trials has established itself as a firm favourite amongst competitors in the Eventing calendar; providing four days of outstanding equestrian sport, including a weekend packed full of top Cross Country competition, two days of dressage and two days of show jumping as well as a great social occasion for all!

Hartpury College provides a magnificent setting for this all round test of horsemanship; top international course designer, Eric Winter, designed a testing course that challenged competitors and delighted spectators.

My home patch again just to the north of Gloucester. The natural amphitheatre in front of the Country House provides an awesome place to watch virtually the whole XC course.

Comments and Impression

The spectacular Equine Arena Indoor and Outdoor Complex provided the perfect setting for the Dressage and Show Jumping phases of the competition. The natural amphitheatre in front of the Country House provides a relaxing atmosphere to watch virtually the whole XC course, especially in the sun. A twisting route in limited space generally all out in the open.  An excellent range of jumps with good ground so no soggy feet.

Not too busy and well organised with easy access and parking. Also a good opportunity to have a good look at the college facilities.

Special Interest :  Mixing with the Pro's

A great chance to meet all the professionals and well done to Emily Baldwin on Drivetime who is the proud owner of a new Mitsubishi 4WD Car. 

The Canon 50D is fantastic and battery keeps going and going. Must start saving for another lens.

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