Monday, 16 July 2018

Valegro Sculpture for Newent Update July 2018

Valegro in Piaffe at Hartpury in 2016
Photo ©Harveywetdog 
Since my last update on the Newent Valegro Sculpture Project I can report that the team has had a very successful time at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage and managed to sell a large number of the design prints to boost funds.

As well as selling the prints the team are looking for several leading equestrian bodies/sponsors/supporters to sign up to purchase one the 12 bronze maquettes that are being made by artist Georgie Welch as a precursor to the build of the half life sculpture for Newent itself.

Georgie has met with Carl and the final decision has been made on the design which will feature Valegro in classic piaffe pose.

Friday, 29 June 2018

“Valegro Sculpture for Newent” Media Release July 2018

Team Valegro in Newent 2017
Photo ©Harveywetdog

Work continues apace to obtain funding for a half-life sculpture of dressage superstar Valegro to grace the centre of the Gloucestershire market town of Newent in order to celebrate Valegro’s achievements in putting British Equestrianism at the centre of the world sporting map.

Monday, 25 June 2018

NAF Young Rider squad announced for European Championships

British Eventing News Release:

As the 2018 FEI Young Rider European Championships is drawing closer we are excited to announce the NAF Young Rider squad who will represent Great Britain in Fontainebleau, France, on 9th – 15th July.

(Harveywetdog added: The squad are pictured below in the final trial which took place at Farley Hall on Saturday.)

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

EQUI-TREK Bramham International Horse Trials

Belsay Horse Trials

I first published my draft videoing schedule for 2018 at Christmas 2017. At the time I received a suggestion from Laura De Wesselow that I should come to Belsay which, for those who don't know, is held north of Hadrian's Wall. At the time I said it was too far and too close (time wise) to Bramham (which I really wanted to revisit in 2018) but said I'd think about it for 2019. However as we moved into 2018 I began to think about a Belsay-Bramham road trip which would feature a short break in Northumberland and a chance for #GraceGSP to sample the beaches of the North East.

#GraceGSP Enjoying A North East mini-break
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Houghton International Horse Trials

Somerford Park Premier League Dressage

I spent Saturday at Somerford Park in 2018 following a suggestion from Debra Hargrave and I was pleased to see the developments that have been made as well as catch up with a few favourites.

Charlotte Dujardin and MSJ VIP
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