Top riders head to Nunney International Horse Trials

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Top riders head to Nunney International Horse Trials
Top riders head to Nunney International Horse Trials

Eventing fans are in for a treat at Nunney International Horse Trials (14 -16 June) where Tina Cook will ride her London 2012 team silver medalist Miners Frolic in the open intermediate class.

The event takes place over three days, at Southfield House, near Frome, Somerset and includes the prestigious CIC2* which has attracted many top riders.

"I’ve heard it’s a really nice course, one of his owners, Sarah Pelham, lives close by and it fits in with his programme of where he’s going next. "says Tina.

This combination’s participation in the open intermediate at Nunney is regarded as a training run before they head to Aachen at the end of June for the CICO3*, which could have bearing on selection for this year’s European Championships.

The event is also part of the FEI Nations Cup series where Britain team which includes Tina and Miners Frolic along with Mary King and Imperial Cavalier, Kitty King and Zidante, and Tom McEwan, with Dry Old Party.

Tina said: "It should be a bit of fun for him and a good training exercise before our next serious competition in Germany. He came out of Badminton very well and after a break he’s been ticking over. I want him to go to Aachen in his best form and Nunney fits in very well to our schedule."

De Novo News, Tina’s other ride at Nunney, will also contest the open intermediate before heading to Barbury Castle and then Burghley in September.

Event’s organiser Teresa Dufosee says: "We are absolutely thrilled that Nunney has attracted such a high class field, and it’s testament to the wonderful place where it takes place, and all the hard work of the many volunteers."

Entrance for spectators is £12 per car

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