Bramham Horse Trials 2015: thrills and spills [PICTURES]

  • It wasn’t all plain sailing at Bramham Horse Trials this weekend (11-14 June) for the eventers who headed north for the Yorkshire event. While 27-year-old Flora Harris and Bayano stormed to victory in the CCI3*, others had a few stickier moments and a number of photographers were well-positioned to catch the action… We bring you the You’ve Been Framed moments of Bramham 2015.

    Bramham Horse Trials: thrills and spills

    Sit tight! Pippa Funnell and the 16.1hh, nine-year-old Sandman 7 survive a hairy moment in the showjumping, but they make an impressive recovery to go clear around the rest of the course and finish in sixth place.

    Pippa Funnell - Sandman 7 - Bramham 2015

    France’s Regis Prud Hon and the 15-year-old grey gelding Debiut add some flare to their cross-country round

    Oliver Townend and the 16.1hh gelding Dunbeau have a tricky moment at the brush into water at fence 13, picking up expensive penalties for this run out.

    Rosalind Canter and the 17hh gelding Allstar B make an impressive recovery after this hairy looking moment at the first part of the combination at fence 15, finishing in 21st place.

    Continued below…

    But it was fence 12, the Kidney ponds, that proved particularly influential (or unlucky) on the CCI3* track

    Emma Silman and the 10-year-old gelding Sillogue Cailiocht hit the deck in the Bishop Burton College Under 25 CCI3*

    Emma Silman (GBR) & Sillogue Cailiocht

    Going, going… Jack Paget and the 16.3hh gelding Shady Grey have a tricky moment…

    Jonathan Paget (NZL) & Shady Grey

    …before Jock parts company with his mount.

    Jonathan Paget (NZL) & Shady Grey

    France’s Helene Vattier and the 12-year-old Quito De Baliere lose their balance…

    Helene Vattier (FRA) & Quito De Baliere

    …before Helene comes out the side door. And with Quito De Baliere standing at 17.2hh, it’s a long way to fall

    Helene Vattier (FRA) & Quito De Baliere

    Sweden’s Katrin Norling clings onto Zarina Cora…

    Katrin Norling (SWE) & Zarina Cora

    …but the water beckons (with ducks looking on)

    Katrin Norling (SWE) & Zarina Cora

    Don’t miss our full report from Bramham in the 18 June issue of Horse & Hound magazine

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