Brown delighted to qualify for national championship

Phil Brown and Miss Brodie winning the Intermediate at Bishop Burton
Phil Brown and Miss Brodie winning the Intermediate at Bishop Burton

Local eventer and coach Phil Brown is enjoying a busy and successful season in British Eventing.

From his Folkton training yard his focus has been on two of his current rides, Chilledbychoice, owned by Joanna Newitt and Miss Brodie, owned by David and Caroline White.

His latest outing was at the Bishop Burton Horse Trials with two of his current rides, where the weather proved to be as much of an obstacle as some of the fences.

Miss Brodie beat off all-comers to win the Intermediate section and qualify for the Smith & Williamson British Eventing Intermediate Championship at Gatcombe Park in August while Chilledbychoice secured a 10th place at only his second BE100 run this year.

“Both the horses were just fabulous,” said Brown, “and to qualify for Gatcombe is a simply stunning result.”

“I am really lucky to have some great support from friends, family and of course, my owners, without whom competing at the higher levels would just not be possible,” continues Brown.

“I am also very excited to have secured a sponsor, the locally based suppliers, Premier Equestrian who are able to support me with the quality products that are essential for competition riding.”

Premier Equestrian is a family run business based at Snainton that works online at but also run trade stands at events throughout the season.

“Customers are always appreciative of the range of goods we stock on site,” comments owner Wendy Riby,

“Some like the opportunity to browse while for others it is being able to pick up that vital piece of kit that’s been forgotten which they are most grateful for.”

Both Premier Equestrian and Brown will be on the road to Skipton Horse Trials this weekend and they both are hoping the weather is a little kinder this time.