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4TH - 6TH AUGUST 2017

Audio Interviews 2016

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 2016

Event Director Tim Henson is delighted with events at this year's Gatcombe. He spoke to Josh Peacock as the event drew to a close on Sunday evening.

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French rider Thomas Carlile has just finished second at the British Open Championships at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe with a score of 55.8.

He spoke to Josh Peacock after completing the cross country, first in English and then in French.
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York's Nicola Wilson has just finished ninth at the British Open Championships at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe with a score of 64.8.

An emotional Andrea Clark, also from Yorkshire, won the amateur competition the Corinthian Cup on only her second time to Gatcombe.

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Cheshire's Michael Owen has just finished tenth in the British Open Championships at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe with a score of 65.7.

Owen spoke to Josh Peacock after completing the cross country.
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Ireland's Elizabeth Power has just finished third at the British Open Championships at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe with a score of 56.5.

Power spoke to Josh Peacock after completing the cross country.

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Zara Tindall has just finished eleventh at the British Open Championships at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe with a score of 66.7.

Tindall spoke to Josh Peacock after completing the cross country.

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Australian event rider Paul Tapner has just finished fourth at the British Open Championships at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe with a score of 61.4.

Paul Tapner spoke to Josh Peacock after completing the cross country

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Shropshire rider Oliver Townend has won the British Open Championships at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe with a score of 49.5.

Townend spoke to Josh Peacock after completing the cross country.

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SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2016

Francis Whittington after his Novice Championship win

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Shropshire's Oliver Townend has won the Advanced competition at the Festival of British Eventing. Townend won on board _ with a score of 37.7 and will compete again tomorrow as he continues to compete in the British Open Championships here at Gatcombe.

Townend spoke to Bethan Lewis.

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French rider Thomas Carlile is competing at the Festival of British Eventing this weekend in the British Open Championship. The CIC*** (3 star) event is this year part of a new elite series called the Event Rider Masters.

Carlile spoke to Josh Peacock today after completing dressage in English and French.

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Bristol's Alexander Whewall has won the Smith&Williamson Intermediate Championship at the Festival of British Eventing today.

Whewall spoke to Bethan Lewis

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Yorkshire's Nicola Wilson is competing at the Festival of British Eventing this weekend in the British Open Championship. The CIC*** (3 star) event is this year part of a new elite series called the Event Rider Masters.

Wilson spoke to Josh Peacock today after completing dressage.

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Berkshire's Laura Collett is competing at the Festival of British Eventing this weekend in the British Open Championship. The CIC*** (3 star) event is this year part of a new elite series called the Event Rider Masters.

Collett spoke to Josh Peacock today after completing dressage.

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Bedfordshire's Sarah Bullimore is competing at the Festival of British Eventing this weekend in the British Open Championship. The CIC*** (3 star) event is this year part of a new elite series called the Event Rider Masters.

Bullimore spoke to Josh Peacock today after completing dressage.

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Australia's Andrew Hoy is competing at the Festival of British Eventing this weekend in the British Open Championship. The CIC*** (3 star) event is this year part of a new elite series called the Event Rider Masters.

Hoy's score of 36.6 puts him into the overall lead at the time of writing. He spoke to Josh Peacock.

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Oxford's Izzy Taylor is competing at the Festival of British Eventing this weekend in the British Open Championship. The CIC*** (3 star) event is this year part of an exciting new elite series called the Event Rider Masters.

Taylor spoke to Josh Peacock earlier today.


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Cheshire rider Michael Owen is competing at the Festival of British Eventing this weekend in the British Open Championship. The CIC*** (3 star) event is this year part of a new elite series called the Event Rider Masters.

Owen spoke to Josh Peacock today after completing dressage.

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Sussex rider Francis Whittington has today won the Dodson&Horrell Novice Championship at the Festival of British Eventing.

Whittington spoke to Bethan Lewis today after his win

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Louise Harwood talks to Josh at Lloyd Bell

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Zara Tindall is competing at the Festival of British Eventing this weekend in the British Open Championship. The CIC*** (3 star) event is this year part of an exciting new elite series called the Event Rider Masters and is the showcase event at Gatcombe.

Tindall spoke to Bethan Lewis today after completing dressage earlier today.

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Wiltshire's Beane Sturgis is riding at the Festival of British Eventing this weekend in the British Open Championship. The CIC*** (3 star) event is this year part of an exciting new elite series called the Event Rider Masters.

Sturgis spoke to Bethan Lewis today after completing dressage.

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Scottish rider Olivia Wilmot is competing at the Festival of British Eventing this weekend in the British Open Championship. The CIC*** (3 star) event is this year part of a new elite series called the Event Rider Masters.

Wilmot spoke to Bethan Lewis today after completing dressage.

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Irish event rider Joseph Murphy is competing at the Festival of British Eventing this weekend in the British Open Championship. The CIC*** (3 star) event is this year part of a new elite series called the Event Rider Masters.

Murphy spoke to Bethan Lewis today after completing dressage.

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Northampton's Jodie Amos is competing at the Festival of British Eventing this weekend in the British Open Championship. The CIC*** (3 star) event is this year part of a new elite series called the Event Rider Masters.

Amos spoke to Bethan Lewis earlier today.

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Australia's Paul Tapner is competing at the Festival of British Eventing this weekend in the British Open Championship. The CIC*** (3 star) event is this year part of a new elite series called the Event Rider Masters.

Tapner spoke to Josh Peacock ahead of today's competition to discuss his relationship with Gatcombe and the exciting future of eventing.

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Captain Mark Phillips is delighted with the weather so far this weekend as even he had to queue to get into Gatcombe this morning on day two of the Festival of British Eventing.

He spoke to Josh Peacock about competing with Rio, the ground conditions and the impact that Gatcombe has of the Gloucestershire area.
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FRIDAY 5 AUGUST 2016

Warwick's Ben Way is riding at the Festival of British Eventing this weekend. Way is competing in the advanced competition on board Galley Light.

He spoke to Josh Peacock after completing dressage.

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Shropshire's Oliver Townend is riding at the Festival of British Eventing this weekend. Townend has six horses competing at Gatcombe across the three days and is looking to use the event to build the experience of his younger horses in particular.


He spoke to Josh Peacock after completing dressage for the fifth time today.

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Zara Tindall is riding at the Festival of British Eventing this weekend. Tindall will compete on "home turf" at Gatcombe with two horses, including the very experienced High Kingdom.

She spoke to Josh Peacock after completing dressage.

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Top event rider Harry Meade is competing at the Festival of British Eventing this weekend.

Meade spoke to Josh Peacock about the thrill of competing at Gatcombe and the huge importance the event holds in the equestrian world.

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Kent's Rose Carnegie is riding at the Festival of British Eventing this weekend. Carnegie has had to schedule her preparations for Gatcombe around being a full time Osteopath but is looking forward to competing at her favourite event on the calendar.


She spoke to Josh Peacock after completing dressage.
 

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Ireland's Austin O'Connor is competing this weekend at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park. O'Connor has two horses riding in the Novice Championship.

He spoke to Joshua Peacock after completing dressage on board Colorado Blue this morning.

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New Zealand's Blyth Tait is competing this weekend at the Festival of British Eventing. Tait has two horses competing at Gatcombem including Bear Necessity V who will take part in the British Open Championships.

He spoke to Joshua Peacock after completing dressage earlier today.
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MEDIA DAY

Cross Country Course Designer Captain Mark Phillips discusses the course for this year's competition. 



Event Director Tim Henson looks ahead to The Festival of British Eventing, which returns to Gatcombe Park in two weeks time (5th - 7th August).

Henson discusses what makes Gatcombe so special as it continues to draw in top names while providing the best experience possible for spectators.




Audio Interviews 2015

EVENT INTERVIEWS

DAY 3 - SUNDAY 9 AUGUST

Australia's Christopher Burton has won the prestigious British Eventing Open Championship at The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park.
Surrey-based Burton won with a final score of 43.7 and spoke to Joshua Peacock after the finale.

Yorkshire-based rider Nicola Wilson has finished in third place in the British Eventing Open Championship at The Festival of British Eventing. Wilson's third place makes her the National Champion at The Festival after finishing as the top Brit. Wilson finished third on Beltane Queen with a score of 48.7 as well as ninth place with Bulana and a score of 67.9. Joshua Peacock reports.


Shropshire-rider Oliver Townend has finished in fourth place in the British Eventing Open Championship at The Festival of British Eventing. Townend had won The Dodson & Horrell Novice and Smith & Williamson Intermediate Championships yesterday but it was not to be a perfect hat-trick of wins. Townend finished with a final score of 49.5 and caught up with Joshua Peacock after the finale.


Devon-based rider Lucy Wiegersma has finished in 22nd place in the British Eventing Open Championship at The Festival.

Wiegersma finished with a final score of 106.6 but was pleased with the weekend after recently returning to the sport. She caught up with Joshua Peacock after the finale.

Hereford rider Louise Harwood has finished in fifth place in the British Eventing Open Championship at The Festival. Harwood finished with a final score of 53.5. Joshua Peacock reports.

Event Director Tim Henson reflects on another wonderful Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park.
He spoke to Joshua Peacock.


Young rider Noah Brook has won the inaugural Corinthian Cup competition at The Festival of British Eventing.
Brook is originally from Huddersfield but is now based in Nottingham and dominated the event across all three categories to become the first winner of Gatcombe's new amateur competition.
Joshua Peacock reports.

Today is the final day of The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park. Captain Mark Phillips looks ahead with Joshua Peacock.

DAY 2 - SATURDAY 8 AUGUST

Double Champion Oliver Townend wins the Dodson & Horrell British Novice Championship riding Sonic De Sermentol and The Smith & Williamson British Intermediate Championship riding Note Worthy. Oliver speaks to Rupert Bell.

Nicola Wilson spoke to Rupert Bell earlier today about Gatcombe Park and about her preparations for the Longines FEI European Eventing Championship.


Jonathan Paget spoke to Rupert Bell earlier today after completing dressage in the British Eventing Open Championship.


Sam Griffiths spoke to Joshua Peacock this morning after completing his dressage.


Rosie Carnegie has just one horse competing this year in the British Eventing Open Championship. She spoke to Joshua Peacock this morning after completing dressage.


Pippa Funnell spoke to Joshua Peacock this morning after completing dressage.


Paul Tapner has just one horse competing this year in the British Eventing Open Championship. He spoke to Joshua Peacock this morning after completing dressage.



DAY 1 - FRIDAY 7 AUGUST 

Andrew Nicholson is competing at Gatcombe this weekend at The Festival of British Eventing.

He caught up with Rupert Bell this morning after completing his first dressage phase of the weekend. Nicholson has eight horses listed for competition at the event.



Francis Whittington has two horses competing at Gatcombe this weekend at the Festival of British Eventing.

He spoke to Rupert Bell earlier today after completing dressage in the Dodson & Horrell British Novice Championship.


William Fox-Pitt has seven horses competing at Gatcombe this weekend at The Festival of British Eventing.

He caught up with Rupert Bell this morning shortly after completing his first dressage phase of the weekend.

Fox-Pitt also paid a touching tribute to his horse Tamarillo who was sadly put down last week.



Harry Meade is competing at The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park.

Meade spoke to Rupert Bell about the significance of Gatcombe, his horses for the future and the intense scheduling of being an event rider.



Oxford-born Izzy Taylor is competing at The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park this weekend (7-9 August) and looking to use the event to help her younger horses. Taylor told Rupert Bell how important Gatcombe is for the development of novice horses and looked ahead to the Longines FEI European Eventing Championship at Blair Castle in September.



Rupert Bell interviewing Sam Horrell, Dodson & Horrell Marketing Director


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PRESS DAY INTERVIEWS


CAPTAIN MARK PHILLIPS - Course Designer & OrganiserMark 


Captain Mark Phillips looks ahead to the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park on the 7th - 9th August.  He spoke to Sam Lloyd.

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Tim Henson -  Event Director

Henson discusses what makes Gatcombe so special as it continues to draw in top names while providing the best experience possible for spectators.

He spoke to Sam Lloyd.

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