EXCITING NEW ADDITIONS

Matthew has two new horses joining his yard, the 4yo Westphalian Eventing Champion Mare, Caunton First Class. Amy will make her debut at the BYEH 5yo class at Floors Castle and is by the great Amiro Z.

The other new addition is Caunton Manor Stud’s exciting new stallion Comfort. He will be set to make an Eventing debut in the Summer and will jump at Houghton and Bramham in the BS classes.

2019 Season Starts With A Win!!

The 2019 season got underway in great style, with Matthew and new ride Rapide GII picking up a win in the Open Intermediate section. This was a great fact finding mission for this new partnership.

All other horses were in equally as good form with Prince Mayo picking up 6th place in the same section. DHI Paparazzi finished 10th on a steady clear and new ride Rocktop Rebel was 4th in the BE100.

It was then onto Belton Horse Trials with three Open Intermediates, all of which produced three clear cross country rounds. Rapide GII picking up another rosette in a very strong Open Intermediate section in 9th place.

Three Day preparation is coming along nicely and most horses will be heading to Burnham Market.

TIME TO TALK CAMPAIGN

This Thursday myself and Springfern Sporthorses own Niall Fergusson will be championing for the Time To Talk campaign. On the 7th February, Time To Talk wants to encourage people to not be embarrassed and speak openly about mental health issues or seek help. Niall will be asking me any questions people may want answering or want to hear a discussion about. And together we will discuss all issues related to mental health and how we both dealt with our own problems individually. If you have any questions for myself and Niall or would like some advice, please email them to matthew@matthewwrighteventing.com or send them through the Matthew Wright Eventing page. We will endeavour to answer as many as possible. #stopthestigma #timetochange #timetotalk#timetotacklementalhealth #smalltalksaveslives

MATTHEW TO CONTINUE HORSE & HOUND ONLINE BLOG FOR 2019

Matthew will continue to blog online for Horse & Hound in 2019. To read more about what to expect from Matthew next year, follow the link below:

https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/blog/matthew-wrights-eventing-blog-looking-like-scene-mission-impossible-672180?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=horseandhound

SO CLOSE SEPTEMBER

We’ve been extremely busy over these last couple of months at three day events. DHI Paparazzi and OBOS Colombus headed for Blenheim International CCI*** together and put in pleasing performances. Had time penalties not been so costly with both horses we would have been right up in the placings. I’m very excited for the future now with both of these campaigners.

It was then off to Osberton International with Jane Duncan’s Monbeg Maximus and Treworder in the CCI*, and Sir John Peace and Charlotte Cole’s The Corn Crake in the CCI**. All were right up there after the dressage phase, with Treworder leading throughout the dressage. Clear XC’s for the 1*’s inside the time left it all to play for on the final day. The Corn Crake picked up a few time XC after needing to take an unplanned long route, but jumped a super clear round.

Unfortunately the scoring was so close on the final day that only two poles at the start of the showjumping separated 1st - 75th place. Luck was not on our side on the Sunday and a fence down dropped us right out of the money. I was delighted with the performances of all of the horses though, who will now all have a well deserved holiday.

ASKE AND BUCKMINSTER

After a short break for the horses after competing at three day events in the Spring, it was time for some of them to make a reappearance. We headed to Aske Horse Trials first with five horses in tow and all five finished on double clears. 

The Corn Crake was a winner in the Open Novice section, just pipping Franzipan from the top spot. OBOS Colombus, Carlsson and The Artist Almost Famous all had super stead clears in the Open Intermediate, setting them up nicely for Aston. 

The young horses headed to Buckminster Park the following week, with Roko Rock 5th in the BE100 and Class Booze Cruise taking the runner up spot in 2nd.