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3RD - 5TH AUGUST 2018

Interviews from 2017

SUNDAY 6 AUGUST 2017


The Festival of British Eventing has finished for another year after welcoming thousands to Gatcombe Park to watch on as the world's best event riders compete.

Co-Chairman of the event Peter Phillips reflected on this year's event with Josh Peacock.

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Australian rider Shane Rose has won the Advanced Championship at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park, completing with a score of 32 on board his Olympic teammate Sam Griffith's horse Happy Times.

Rose spoke to Josh Peacock.
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Italian rider Vittoria Panizzon has just finished eighth at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park in the British Open Championship, completing with a score of 67.3 on board Borough Pennyz.

Panizzon spoke to Josh Peacock, first in English and then in Italian.

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Wiltshire rider Beanie Sturgis has just finished sixth overall at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park in the British Open Championship, finishing with a score of 62.6 on board Lebowski.

Stugis told Josh Peacock she was pleased with the result in what will be Lebowski's last Gatcombe.

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Somerset rider Alexander Bragg has just finished third overall at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park in the British Open Championship, ending with a score of 56.0 on board Zagreb.

Bragg spoke to Josh Peacock this afternoon.

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Horsham's Gemma Tattersall is the British Open Champion at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park in the British Open Championship, winning with a score of 53.7 on board Arctic Soul.

A delighted Tattersall told Josh Peacock that the win is perfect preparation for a busy summer schedule that includes being a part of the GB team at the European Championships in Poland later this month.

Crowborough based Francis Whittington also competed at the event, finishing 10th overall with a score of 76.8 on board Hasty Imp.

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New Zealand rider Sir Mark Todd has just finished fourth at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park in the British Open Championship, with a score of 59.7 on board Kiltubrid Rhapsody.

Wiltshire based Todd spoke to Josh Peacock after completing cross country.

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Colchester rider Caroline March has just finished 11th at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park in the British Open Championship, finishing with a score of 77.7 on board Postmaster.

March spoke to Josh Peacock after completing cross country.

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The Festival of British Eventing has taken place this weekend and Cornwall's Katie Hancock has just come second in the Corinthian Cup.

The Cup is an amateur competition that gives riders the opportunity to test themselves against one of the country's toughest equestrian events.

Hancock narrowly missed out on top spot on board her horse Coddstown Pet but was delighted with another great result after winning the amateur competition (Mitsubishi Cup) at Badminton earlier in the year.

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The Festival of British Eventing has taken place this weekend and Melton Mowbray's Lorna Collins has just won the Corinthian Cup.

The Cup is an amateur competition that gives riders the opportunity to test themselves against one of the country's toughest equestrian events.

Collins first competed at Gatcombe 11 years ago but returned this year. Her win caps a remarkable return after suffering a stroke during her time away from the sport.

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DAY 2: SATURDAY 5 AUGUST 

British eventing icon William Fox-Pitt has finished second in the Novice Championship at Gatcombe on board The Graduate. Fox Pitt spoke to Josh Peacock.

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Shropshire rider Oliver Townend has won the Intermediate Championship on board Khio Traveler. Townend led after a brilliant dressage test and claimed victory. He spoke to Bethan Lewis.

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Oxfordshire's Matthew Heath has finished second in the Intermediate Championship at Gatcombe on board Sportsfield Lord Livesey. Heath told Bethan Lewis he was delighted with the result.

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Leicestershire's Sarah Cohen has just completed dressage in the British Open Championship and is sixth overall after a score of 42.0 on board Treason. Cohen spoke to Bethan Lewis after her test.

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Australian rider Bill Levett has just completed dressage in the British Open Championship and is currently in second overall with a score of 39.2 on board Shannondale Titan.

Compatriot Shane Rose is in eighth overall after his score of 42.7 on board CP Qualified.

Bethan Lewis spoke to both riders after their tests.

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New Zealand eventing legend Sir Mark Todd has just completed dressage in the British Open Championship, with his score of 42.5 on board Kiltubrid Rhapsody leaving him seventh overall. Wiltshire based Todd spoke to Bethan Lewis after the test.
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Devon rider Emily King has just completed dressage in the British Open Championship, with her score of 42.9 on board Dargun leaving her in ninth overall. King spoke to Bethan Lewis after the test.

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Italian rider Vittoria Panizzon has just completed dressage in the British Open Championship, achieving a score of 48.7 on board Borough Pennyz. Panizzon spoke to Bethan Lewis first in English and then in Italian.

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Cheshire's Paul Sims spoke to Josh Peacock after completing the dressage at the British Open category.

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Local rider Louise Harwood spoke to Josh Peacock after completing the dressage at the British Open category.

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Harry Dzenis spoke to Josh Peacock after completing the dressage at the British Open category.

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Wiltshire's Beanie Sturgis spoke to Josh Peacock after completing the dressage at the British Open category. She also talks about it being her horse's last time competing at Gatcombe.

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Italy's Umberto Riva spoke to Bethan Lewis after completing the dressage at the British Open category.

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Colchester's Caroline March spoke to Bethan Lewis after completing the dressage at the British Open category.

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Gloucestershire rider Harry Meade has just completed dressage in the British Open Championship, achieving a score of 46.1 on board Away Cruising which leaves him 8th overall. Meade spoke to Bethan Lewis after the test.

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Somerset rider Alexander Bragg has just completed dressage in the British Open Championship, achieving a score of  41.6 on board Zagreb. Bragg spoke to Bethan Lewis.

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Brazilian rider Marcio Jorge has just completed dressage in the British Open Championship and is second overall at the time of writing with a score of 40.0 on board Lissy Mac Wayer. Jorge spoke to Bethan Lewis after the test. 

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Chinese rider Alex Hua Tian has just completed dressage in the British Open Championship, currently in fourth overall with a score of 41.9 on board Don Geniro. Hua Tian spoke to Bethan Lewis.

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DAY 1: FRIDAY 4 AUGUST 2017

After the first day of competition British rider Ben Hobday leads the Novice Championship and Kiwi rider James Avery leads the Intermediate Championship.

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Natalie McGoldrick spoke to Josh Peacock after completing the dressage at Gatcombe on Tricky Johne.
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Austin O’Connor spoke to Josh Peacock after completing the dressage at Gatcombe on Sankro. Austin is competing two horses this weekend. 

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Ben Hobday spoke to Josh Peacock after completing the dressage at Gatcombe on Shadow Man II.

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Fiona Breach spoke to Josh Peacock after completing the dressage at Gatcombe on Kilcannon Harley Cruise. Fiona is competing two horses this weekend at Gatcombe. 

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Eilidh-Jane Middleton spoke to Josh Peacock after completing the dressage at Gatcombe on Westmur Quality. 

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Ludwig Svennerstal spoke to Josh Peacock first in English then in Swedeish after competing Box Leo in the dressage section. 

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Ben Way spoke to Josh Peacock after completing the dressage at Gatcombe on Enduro A Dalrida. 

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Becky Woolven speaks to Josh Peacock after competing DHI Babettek in the Dressage section of Gatcombe. 

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Jo Rimmer speaks to Josh Peacock after her dressage on Mount Temple Mistress who is an exceptional prospect for British Eventing, this is the first of Jo’s two rides at Gatcombe. 

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Izzy Taylor talks to Josh Peacock after competing Direct Casino in the Dressage section of the event. Izzy is competing five horses at this year's event.

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Angus Smales speaks to Josh Peacock after competing Ballinteskin Rado in the dressage section of Gatcombe, Angus is competing two horses at Gatcombe this year. 

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Nicola Wilson speaks to Josh Peacock after competing JL Dublin with a result of 28.9%.
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Cross Country Course Designer Captain Mark Phillips told Josh Peacock that preparations have been tricky over the final few weeks due to the weather but the course will be perfect for the horses.

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Course Designer Captain Mark Phillips ahead of Gatcombe

The Festival of British Eventing takes place next weekend (August 4th – 6th) and we caught up with Cross Country Course Designer Captain Mark Phillips to chat about this year’s event.

Phillips spoke to Josh Peacock about the preparations for this year’s event, the impact of the weather in the build up and his relief at not competing against the Olympics this year.

Event Director Tim Henson looks ahead to Gatcombe

The Festival of British Eventing is just under two weeks away (August 4th – 6th) and we caught up with Event Director Tim Henson to chat about this year’s event.

Henson told Josh Peacock what we can expect from this year’s Gatcombe and discussed the popularity of the event in the Gloucestershire area across a busy summer season.