Radio Interviews

Sunday 4 August

Kristina Cook

Kristina Cook has just been crowned winner of the Retrained Racehorse Event Championship on David Cricket and we caught up with her following the victory.

Saskia Davies

Saskia Davies based in Tibberton has just been crowned winner of the Corinthian Cup, a Championship which is a fantastic opportunity for amateur riders. We caught up with Saskia following her victory.

Pippa Funnell

Pippa Funnell has just been crowned champion of the Advanced class on Majas Hope and we caught up with Pippa following the victory.

CHRISTOPHER BURTON

Rider Christopher Burton, who was last year’s winner, finished as the highest Australian (5th place) in this year’s British Open Championship on Lawtown Chloe. We caught up with Burton following the final stage of the weekend, the cross country.

Peter Phillips

Event Director Peter Phillips who reflects on the 2019 Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park – home to HRH Princess Royal and one of the key highlights in the equestrian calendar.

CAPTAIN MARK PHILLIPS

Cross Country Course designer Captain Mark Phillips who reflects on the 2019 Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park

Nicholas Lucey

Nicholas Lucey finishes The British Open Championship in third place on horse Proud Courage. We caught up with Nicholas following the final stage of the weekend, the cross country.

LUDWIG SVENNERSTAL

Ludwig Svennerstal finishes his year’s British Open Championship in 4th place on horse Stinger.

JONELLE PRICE

New Zealand’s Jonelle Price has just been crowned the winner of The British Open Championship on Classic Moet.

BEN HOBDAY

Ben Hobday finished The British Open Championship in second place on Shadow Man II.

Saturday 3 august

KRISTINA COOK

5 British Championship titles are up for grabs with the British Open Championship once again attracting the top riders from all over the world. Australian Olympian Christopher Burton claimed a superb victory last year and will therefore be aiming to defend his title but amongst those competing is Tina Cook from West Sussex on David Cricket.

Simon Grieve

5 British Championship titles are up for grabs with the British Open Championship once again attracting the top riders from all over the world. Australian Olympian Christopher Burton claimed a superb victory last year and will therefore be aiming to defend his title but amongst those competing is Simon Grieve from Essex on Mr Fahrenheit III.

JONELLE PRICE

5 British Championship titles are up for grabs with the British Open Championship once again attracting the top riders from all over the world. Australian Olympian Christopher Burton claimed a superb victory last year and will therefore be aiming to defend his title but amongst those competing is Jonelle Price from New Zealand on Classic Moet.

Tom McEwen

5 British Championship titles are up for grabs with the British Open Championship once again attracting the top riders from all over the world. Australian Olympian Christopher Burton claimed a superb victory last year and will therefore be aiming to defend his title but amongst those competing is Tom McEwen from Wiltshire on Figaro Van Het Broekxhof.

Tom has also recently been announced as a member of the British team for the European Championships, which is a huge achievement.

Ludwig Svennerstal

5 British Championship titles are up for grabs with the British Open Championship once again attracting the top riders from all over the world. Australian Olympian Christopher Burton claimed a superb victory last year and will therefore be aiming to defend his title but amongst those competing is Ludwig Svennerstal from Sweden on Stinger.

Ben Hobday

5 British Championship titles are up for grabs with the British Open Championship once again attracting the top riders from all over the world. Australian Olympian Christopher Burton claimed a superb victory last year and will therefore be aiming to defend his title but amongst those competing is Ben Hobday from Leicestershire on Shadown Man II.

Izzy Taylor

5 British Championship titles are up for grabs with the British Open Championship once again attracting the top riders from all over the world. Australian Olympian Christopher Burton claimed a superb victory last year and will therefore be aiming to defend his title but amongst those competing is Izzy Taylor from Oxford on Monkeying Around.

Izzy, unfortunate to miss a call up to the British Team this year but has her eyes set on Tokyo, we’re also excited to see what this weekend will bring for her.

Pony Club celebrates 90th Anniversary

Many riders competing throughout the weekend will have began riding through their local Pony Club, a global youth organisation celebrating their 90th anniversary today here at Gatcombe Park.

Jo Thoenes spoke with Vice Chair, Clare Valori.

Katie Preston

Katie Preston from Kent on Templar Justice.

Pony Club celebrates 90th Anniversary

Many riders competing throughout the weekend will have began riding through their local Pony Club, a global youth organisation celebrating their 90th anniversary today here at Gatcombe Park.

Jo Thoenes spoke with Vice Chair, Clare Valori.

Tim Price

Tim is currently FEI world eventing number 1, we were lucky enough to catch up with him after his dressage test.

Oliver Townend

Oliver Townend from Shropshire who has three horses in the competition: Ulises, Ballaghmore Class and Clifton Signature.

He came second at Badminton Horse Trials this year, has previously won 10 championships here at the Magic Millions festival of British Eventing and tomorrow we see how the results lie for the 2019 British Open championships.

Pippa Funnell

Pippa Funnell from Surrey and Sussex on Billy Walk On.

This renowned horsewoman won her first British Open title back in 1992 on Sir Barnaby and has since won three Badminton, tomorrow draws the results of The British Open 2019.

Harry Meade

Harry Meade in Second place for the Smith and Williamson British Intermediate Championship

Tom McEwen

Tom McEwen wins first place for the Smith and Williamson British Intermediate Championship

Tom Rowland

Tom Rowland wins third place for the Smith and Williamson British Intermediate Championship

friday 2 august

Francis Whittington 

Francis Whittington from East Sussex has already been in action today on Brother Bertie, we caught up with Francis to talk about the weekend ahead.

Dan Jocelyn 

Dan Jocelyn from Wiltshire has already been in action today on Florencina R, we caught up with Dan to talk about the weekend ahead.

Alex Bragg 

Alex Bragg from Somerset has already been in action today on King of the Mill and we caught up with Alex to talk about the weekend ahead.

Emma Hyslop-Webb

Emma Hyslop-Webb from Leicestershire has already been in action today on Darrant and we caught up with Emma to talk about the weekend ahead.

Tom McEwen  

Local Rider Tom McEwen from Wiltshire has already been in action today on Dream Big , we caught up with Tom to talk about the weekend ahead.

Oliver Townend 

World number 2 Oliver Townend from Shropshire has already been in action today on Patrickswell Scorpion, we caught up with Oliver to talk about the weekend ahead

Izzy Taylor

Izzy Taylor from Oxfordshire has already been in action today on Hartacker, we caught up with Izzy to talk about the weekend ahead.

William Fox-Pitt

Established Rider William Fox-Pitt from Dorset has already been in action today on Grafennacht, we caught up with William to talk about the weekend ahead.

Captain Mark Phillips

Cross Country course designer Captain Mark Phillips on day 1 of the 2019 Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park – home to HRH Princess Royal and one of the key highlights in the equestrian calendar.

LOUISA MILNE-HOLME

Louisa Milne-Home from Scotland has already been in action today on and we caught up with Louisa to talk about the weekend ahead.

Tessa Halsall

Tessa Halsall from Suffolk has already been in action today on Tresaison Hallmark and we caught up with Tessa to talk about the weekend ahead.

Peter Phillips

Event Director Peter Phillips as he reflects on a memorable opening day of the 2019 Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing.

Louise Harwood

Louise Harwood from Herefordshire has already been in action today and we caught up with Louise to talk about the weekend ahead.

Alice Casburn

Alice Casburn from Norfolk has already been in action today on Topspin II and we caught up with Alice to talk about the weekend ahead.