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Blyth Tait Badminton Cross Country Course walk

Blyth Tait Badminton Cross Country Course walk

15-April-2018
15-April-2018 12:53
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Blyth Tait Badminton Cross Country Course walk

New Zealand's stalwart event rider, Blyth Tait will walk you around the famous Badminton turf and give you an in sight into his illustrious career. Fabulous time will be had by all as he explains the ...

Wet start to the spring season

Wet start to the spring season

15-April-2018
15-April-2018 12:46
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Wet start to the spring season

Its been a very wet start to spring with competions being abandoned left, right and center. Unfortunly due to heavy rain Havanna and Ned have missed out on runs at both Lincoln and Burnham Market, the...

Havanna Added to NZ Futures Squad

Havanna Added to NZ Futures Squad

01-April-2018
01-April-2018 19:46
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Havanna Added to NZ Futures Squad

Blyth Tait and Havanna have been added to the ESNZ High Performance Futures Squad.   The Belgium-bred chestnut mare was in the hands of Lizzie Green until she had Tait ride for her while sp...

New season has begun

New season has begun

10-March-2018
10-March-2018 12:15
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New season has begun

...The 2018 season has finally begun... It’s been a long very wet winter but all 4 horses are feeling great and ready for a successful season ahead.  Havanna and Dassett Courage started t...

Havanna van T Castanaehof to remain for 2018

Havanna van T Castanaehof to remain for 2018

15-February-2018
15-February-2018 17:46
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Havanna van T Castanaehof to remain for 2018

  I am excited to announce that Havanna is to remain in my team for 2018 and will be aimed for WEG, alongside Bear Necessity. The opportunity has been made possible by the wonderful support of ...

NZ victory in Nations Cup at Boekelo

NZ victory in Nations Cup at Boekelo

08-December-2017
08-December-2017 2:49
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NZ victory in Nations Cup at Boekelo

It was a great finish to the season with a fun trip to Boekelo as part of the New Zealand team that contested the final Nations Cup of the year, made even better with victory. As trail blazer for the...

Blenheim and Ballindenisk

Blenheim and Ballindenisk

02-October-2017
02-October-2017 9:32
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Blenheim and Ballindenisk

It was gtreat to finally have Dassett Courage (Ned) back to 3 star level for the ERM class at Blenheim. It has been a long and slow process of rehab and preparation following his injury in 2016 but he...

Millstreet International, Ireland

Millstreet International, Ireland

11-September-2017
11-September-2017 15:44
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Millstreet International, Ireland

The recent Millstreet International Horse Trials proved to be a happy hunting ground for the team. This event just goes from strength to strength and there is very few events worldwide with a more bea...

Clinic dates added. See Services

Clinic dates added. See Services

11-September-2017
11-September-2017 15:24
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Clinic dates added. See Services

Confirmed clinic dates for the next 4 months, taking place in the UK, Australia and New Zealand have been posted in the SERVICES section of this website. Contact details of the clinic organiser ...

Blyth’s return to Northland

Blyth’s return to Northland

19-May-2017
19-May-2017 14:19
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Blyth’s return to Northland

Course Designer Extraordinaire: Blyth Tait at the Northland Horse Trials… and a little photobomber (another cheeky Northlander!) (Image: Libby Law Photography) Blyth Tait returned to his ...

Looking forward to the 2017 season

Looking forward to the 2017 season

08-February-2017
08-February-2017 22:38
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Looking forward to the 2017 season

I'm still currently, sunning myself in New Zealand (in reality I am teaching a bunch of clinics with some promising and enthusiastic riders) whilst Tess is back in the UK preparing the horses for the ...

Xanthus moves to New Zealand

Xanthus moves to New Zealand

15-December-2016
15-December-2016 2:22
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Xanthus moves to New Zealand

At the end of the 2016 UK season, it was decided to take Eric back to New Zealand. His owner, Jane Lovell-Smith kindly agreed to this as it was felt he would appreciate a change of pace and enjoy a qu...

Olympic Camp and British Open Championships

Olympic Camp and British Open Championships

24-September-2016
24-September-2016 13:20
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Olympic Camp and British Open Championships

This month was a bit bitter sweet as I wished good luck and goodbye to the rest of the team but gained some consolation with a good result at Gatcombe. The NZ Team got together for a short week of in...

Barbury Castle and Aachen

Barbury Castle and Aachen

23-September-2016
23-September-2016 14:08
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Barbury Castle and Aachen

With the announcement from the NZ selectors that Bear was named as reserve for Rio it has meant that I need to continue to prepare as though I am going. It is a difficult situation and one that I have...

Bramham and Hopetoun

Bramham and Hopetoun

07-July-2016
07-July-2016 9:57
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Bramham and Hopetoun

Bramham was my first experience of the new Event Riders Master series and it certainly didn't disappoint. What a fantastic initiative this series is and so welcomed by the riders. The format, with the...

Kentucky and Badminton

Kentucky and Badminton

27-May-2016
27-May-2016 9:52
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Kentucky and Badminton

Well its been a while since I have updated a blog. Plenty has happened to keep me occupied.  Once visa issues were sorted we were off to Rolex, Kentucky with Eric. What a fantastic event this is...

2016 season is underway

2016 season is underway

30-March-2016
30-March-2016 11:22
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2016 season is underway

Sorry that I haven't been very good at keeping you up to date however I now feel we are back in to the normal swing of things and I will try to be more efficient from here on. The horses did particul...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

04-January-2016
04-January-2016 22:19
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Happy New Year

2016 has started off in great fashion for me. I have been named on to the New Zealand Elite  eventing squad. I am thrilled to be back on the High Performance programme in this Olympic year. The ...

End of a successful season

End of a successful season

16-December-2015
16-December-2015 22:53
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End of a successful season

I'm currently in New Zealand, having a break from the English winter. It has been a difficult few weeks with the sad passing of my Mum who will be greatly missed. Looking back on the season gives a c...

Great result at Boekelo

Great result at Boekelo

18-October-2015
18-October-2015 9:26
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Great result at Boekelo

Eric put his best hoof forward all weekend in Boekelo recently finishing second behind Nicola Wilson. It was a satisfying reward for a consistent year of solid performances that promised a result like...

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