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Sponsored eventers gear up for the season’s big hitting events

There has been no lazing about in August, for Team WOW’s sponsored event riders. Paul Tapner and Francis Whittington spent a successful weekend at Bicton in Devon, where despite the rain, they helped the riders raise over £5000 for charity. Kitty King went to Cheshire for the international at Somerford Park, and also came home with rosettes on two of her three rides. Proving that it can happen to the best of us, Kitty then made a technical error on her third ride, and was eliminated after an excellent dressage and clear show jumping round. Kitty described herself as “gutted”, which is a feeling most competitive riders can empathise with!

salperton 2012 Kitty King from Lulu Kyriacou MED RES riding Zidante

If that wasn’t enough, as soon as Kitty and Francis got home, they had to head out again for team training, where they received their team kit for the European Championships, as well as some fine-tuning for their mounts. They recently competed at Wellington Horse Trials near Reading, a final Advanced run for all their championship mounts before the big Autumn events; Burghley, Blenheim and the European Championships at Blair.