Historic win for Emily King at Eventing Spring Carnival

Emily King and Valmy Biats. Image courtesy of Eventing Images/Tim Wilkinson

In the history of the Lycetts Grantham Cup, never before has a horse and rider combination delivered back-to-back wins, until Saturday, March 30th at the Eventing Spring Carnival. Emily King and Valmy Biats delivered a near perfect three phases to retain their crown, alongside the Polly Phillips Memorial Trophy. “He was unreal”, exclaimed a jubilant King. “I’m so proud of how Valmy performed here he felt amazing.” “It was the smoothest, easiest, in sync one [cross-country round] I think I’ve ever had with him.  He’s quite lairy and really brave…

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Riders Awash with Praise during Eventing Spring Carnival

Eventing Spring Carnival courtesy of Hannah Cole Photography

The Eventing Spring Carnival, at Thoresby Park, was beset by weather issues last week. Persistent and heavy rain hampered preparations but didn’t dampen the BEDE Events team spirits enough to dissuade them from running, in a true the ‘show must go on’ spirit. From an original record breaking CCI4*S entry, littered with Olympic, World and European champions and medallists, to a more streamlined final day, the Eventing Spring Carnival still delighted onlookers with winning performances from some of the sport’s biggest stars. The Lycetts Grantham Cup has been regarded as one of the…

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