King of the Brits at the European Championships

Riding on the wave of her two victories in both CCI4* events at Bramham in June and Burgham in July on the brilliant 10 year old Vendredi Biats owned by Diana Bown, Sally Eyre, Samantha Wilson and Sally Lloyd-Baker, former Olympic rider and top eventer Kitty King has returned victorious from the Longines European Championships in Luhmuhlen in Germany being the highest scoring British rider taking 7th place as an individual for Great Britain, ahead of the Team GB Silver Medal winning team of Tina Cook, Pippa Funnell, Piggy French and Oliver Townend, three of whom have just swept the leaderboards taking the top prizes at the famous Land Rover 5* Burghley Horse Trials, with Pippa taking the coveted title in 1st place, Piggy the runner up and Oliver in 3rd place.

Having proven themselves in the world of top class eventing as serious contenders for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, we are ever hopeful that Kitty and Vendredi Biats will get the call-up this talented duo have been training so hard for. We wish Kitty luck.   

I have been feeding all my top event horses on John’s haylage. The bales are a user-friendly size particularly when we are packing and staying away at three day events. The horses thrive on it, look great and are performing well. The haylage gives them the right energy and nutrition.

Kitty King – Member of the World Class Performance Programme and currently ranked 19th in the British eventing rankings and the 4th highest ranked British woman.