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Catch up with all the latest news from the world of horse trials in our weekly column from Eventing magazine editor Kate Green

Caroline Pratt, a member of last year’s senior British squad, is making the most of some spare rides this summer while her top horse, Primitive Control, is temporarily out of action.

Caroline, who celebrates her 40th birthday this month, has picked up rides on some of Georgina Anstee’s horses while she takes a break from the sport, plus injured Nicola Browne’s advanced horse Kingatchachuk.

Kingatchachuk and Caroline followed up third place at Hexham recently with a win in the OI section at Aske Hall lastweekend.

Nicola is now out of hospital after injuring her back in a crushing fall at Osberton, although she will not be competing for another year. This was Nicola’s second accident this season. She broke her wrist in a fall fromKingatchachuk at Lincolnshire in March. Ironically, the horse had just returned to work after a two-year layoff when the accident occurred.

Looking ahead

Next weekend the action moves to advanced competitions at Eglinton and Brightling Park, where the Daily Mail gives generous sponsorship, with intermediate events at Great Witchingham and Storeton Hall.

The next international outing for British riders is the two-star CCI at Breda, where the British entry will comprise: Sophie Balfour, Tom Crisp, Jo Holland, Steven James, Graham Law, Sarah Lewis, Spencer Sturmey, Oliver Townend, Bryony Whittington, Winston Williams. Kenneth Clawson will act as chef d’equipe.

Meanwhile, former dual Olympic champion Mark Todd has arrived back in the UK from New Zealand and readers will have a chance to see him take a rare clinic in this country at Solihull on Monday, July 8.

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Catch up with all the latest eventing news in the August issue of Eventing magazine (on sale 19 July), or visit www.britisheventing.com

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