Barroca International to usher in Halliday’s 2013 season

February 28th, 2013 7:43 AM | Comments Off on Barroca International to usher in Halliday’s 2013 season
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Liz Halliday returns to international equestrian competition at Barroca d’Alva in Portugal this weekend hoping to begin her 3-Day Eventing season in style.

It will be the professional dual-sportswoman’s fifth appearance at the prestigious event, albeit her first since 2010, where three of Chailey Stud’s most promising horses will be chasing good results and qualifications for the year ahead.

As a warm-up event, Oscar (Viscount Oscar), Blackie (Fernhill by Night) and Cooley (HHS Cooley) will each contest the CIC* competition that begins this Thursday. The following weekend then sees the trio move up a gear for the 3-Day Event, with Blackie and Cooley contesting the CCI** and Oscar competing in the CCI*.

Barroca signals the official start of the new equestrian season and Halliday has been hard at work over the winter preparing all of her horses at Chailey Stud.

A number of outings at indoor events have helped to maintain everyone’s competitive edge and ensure the horses feel well prepared for the coming season. Blackie even managed to record a pair of sixth place finishes during the recent British Dressage Regional Championships held at Addington Manor in the Elementary Open and the Elementary Musical Freestyle classes.

Liz Halliday: “It’s great to be getting the season underway at an event as fantastic as Barroca. For one reason or another I’ve not been able to attend during the last few years so it’s nice to be back and meeting a few familiar faces. Chailey Stud has had a busy winter and I’ve been out competing in Dressage and Show Jumping as well to ensure all of the horses are ready for Portugal. They have travelled well and seem in good spirits so we are all looking forward to the start of the competition tomorrow.

“I was thrilled with Blackie’s recent performance at the British Dressage Regional Championships and that bodes well for the coming days. Ideally it would be nice to achieve some good results in Barroca as it’s an event that really sets us up for the rest of the season.

“The three horses with me in Portugal have all got the potential to do very well so I’m really looking forward to a strong week.”

For more information about Chailey Stud Equestrian Centre, please contact Jo Warrilow: | 44 (0)7879 448501 |

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Liz is supporting pioneering medical charity Spinal Research throughout the 2013 season. For more information please visit www.spinal-research.orgor contact Isabel Long on 01483 898786 /

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