This year, we were chomping at the bit ready to do it all again… so without further ado, roll on round two of the Fairfax & Favor Rockingham International Horse Trials 2019! To celebrate another year of this fantastic partnership, we launched a brand spanking, beautiful new Limited-Edition Rockingham in Navy & Tan, make sure you nab yours whilst you still can! Shop here.
Over the course of the weekend, we were delighted to open the Castle doors to a handful of press and bloggers, many of whom had travelled from each end of the country, to the heart of Leicestershire to join the merriment. First on the agenda, a champagne reception and breakfast in the Castle (just the ticket to brighten up a drizzly Saturday morning), hosted by Castle owner James Saunders-Watson who gave a chance for our guests to delve deep into the history of their medieval surroundings. Very kindly sponsored by Pol Roger.
Sponsored rider Bubby Upton shared her expertise on a guided course walk up to the brand-new Fairfax & Favor Complex, designed by competition winner Alice Tilley. Perched on the top loop of the undulating cross country course, the complex housed the Fairfax & Favor Marquee, the perfect location for a spot of Elevenses. Our guests were treated to magnificent views of the Castle’s Great Parkland with the chance to watch close-up action of the 2* unfold in front of them.
Once treated to a delicious lunch in the Hospitality Marquee, a few guests found themselves piled into top-of-the-range Land Rovers as they set off for a white-knuckled journey on the Land Rover Experience, a great chance to witness a different kind of horse-power all together as they tackled the testing all-terrain off-road course.
Back to the buzz of the show ground, dotted around the main arena amidst the show jumping action, exhibitors including the likes of Whale Of A Time, Daltons, Hiho Silver and Caroline Nicholls were open, presenting a fantastic shopping experience for all to enjoy.
As the sun (thankfully it did eventually make an appearance!) set on a fantastic day of eventing action, the scene was set for another Fairfax & Favor Drinks Party, a perfect opportunity for everybody to sit back and unwind after a fabulous day at the Horse Trials.
We’d like to thank our guests, the riders and in particular the organisers and Bloxham PR for another brilliant year, here’s to Fairfax & Favor Rockingham International 2020!
All photographs fantastically captured by Nico Morgan Media