KBIS British Equestrian Insurance Event Horse of the Year
 
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31 Dec 08

KBIS British Equestrian Insurance Event Horse of the Year

The KBIS British Equestrian Event Horse of the Year was awarded to Ballincoola at this year’s London International Horse Show at Olympia.

Event Horse of the Year - Ballincoola

Owned by Michael Payne and Judy Skinner and ridden by William Fox-Pitt; Ballincoola secured the title after an excellent 2008 season finishing second at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials and third at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.

In 2008 Ballincoola amassed 359 British Eventing points adding to their tally nearly every time out during their seven outings.

Ballincoola, now 14, has an impressive 1600 British Eventing points gained throughout his great eventing career.

Guy Prest of KBIS British Equestrian Insurance said: “The awards are very prestigious and we are very pleased to mark the wonderful achievements of both William and Ballincoola.”

By the stallion Highland King, Ballincoola has proved a stalwart to William’s team since he joined his yard in 2002.

Presentations were made by Emma Prest and Charlotte Van Der Welle, of KBIS British Equestrian Insurance.

William received an engraved silver salver, KBIS British Equestrian Insurance rug, and rosette to mark the occasion.

Julie Harding, editor of Eventing Magazine presented a framed photograph of Ballincoola.

Pic Cap – Left to Right – Julie Harding of Eventing Magazine, owner Judy Skinner, William Fox-Pitt, Emma Prest and Charlotte Van Der Welle of KBIS.

For further information:

Tim Smith or Joanna van den Bos at TSM on 01724 784600.

For further information about British Eventing:

Liza Randall, PR & Communications Manager on 07702 901002 or e-mail liza.randall@britisheventing.com