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#teamtottie takes on the Badminton Mitsubishi Motors Cup

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Badminton’s newly re-named Mitsubishi Motors Cup competition (previously The Grassroots Championships) for BE90 and BE100 level riders is probably the highlight of the amateur eventer’s calendar, and to qualify and compete there must be simply awesome (it’s definitely on my bucket list!). Thanks to my new #teamtottie role as their ‘roving riding reporter’ I got to go along on Wednesday and meet up with fellow #teamtottie rider Emma Carvey who was competing in the BE100 class. Qualifying for the MMCup is not to be sniffed at. For BE100 qualification riders have to be placed in the top 20% in a BE100…

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I’m Tottie’s new ‘Roving Riding Reporter’

Reporter's notebook

When an email from Tottie dropped into my inbox offering me the opportunity to work with them I jumped at the chance! I was familiar the brand because back in the day I had a blue Tottie gilet that I wore to death, and had to eventually consign to the bin when I tore it open climbing through some barbed wire fencing. (I wasn’t being chased by an angry bull or anything I just have poor spacial awareness!!) Rode both horses this morning. Mile long canter with Bolly and some school work with Dustry now for some guilty pleasures! Chillaxing…

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Interview: Margitt Appelt “Blenheim’s brightest star”

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If you saw any coverage from this year’s Blenheim then one rider probably caught your eye. Austrian eventer Margitt Appelt wowed the crowds, and cameras with her eye catching fashion. From the trot up (where she wore traditional Austrian national dress!) to the cross country course she was a girl that was hard to miss! GHE readers will know that I am an avid fan of colour coordination myself, if it’s green and white and chequered then I must have it!  Last year I spoke to Paul Tapner about his relationship with the colour red and just how far he’s…

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Talking to Taperz! I interview Badminton 2010 Champ Paul Tapner.

Paul Tapner and Inonothing at Burghley Horse Trials 2009

Regular GHE readers will know that I love everything green and white, but what spurred the eventing world’s best riders to choose their signature colour schemes? I talk to Badminton 2010 Champion Paul Tapner about his trade mark red, eventing likes, dislikes, and hypothetical horse swapping. So Paul when did your colour coordination begin? Was it planned or accidental? It was vaguely accidental because originally I wanted my colours to be dark blue and light blue, but in Pony Club in Australia I represented my zone many times, and my zone colours were red and white. Because as a young…

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