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Barbury Castle – hit-air Challenge Part 1

Saturday 30 June 2012

               

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The jockeys and event riders

await instructions to enter the ring

The gladiators approach:

Choc (Team Captain);

Andrew ‘Tinks’ Tinkler;

Wayne ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson

and Richard ‘Dickie’ Johnson

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The jockeys nervously wait.

 

Jonty Evans oversees the coin toss. Tails.

The event riders win it and choose to go first.

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Tinks is ready to go;

he needs to beat Laura Collett’s score

of 49 seconds

 

He will clock up 42 seconds.

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Veteran event rider, Mark Todd, tries his luck.

 

 

Nearly gone ... 22 seconds his final score

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Choc’s turn now.

 

Ready to go.

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No, he’s not fallen off already ...

his initial vault onto ‘Billy the Bull’ was so stylish

that he was requested to do it again!!!

 

 

Okay, let’s get this thing underway ...

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It starts off slowly ...

 

 

Nice arse ... Choc that is, not ‘Billy The Bull’!!!

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It’s becoming more difficult ...

 

But he’s still aboard ...

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Hang on in there ...

 

Oooooooohhhhhhhh

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The strain is clearly visible ...

 

 

Billy has not unseated him yet ...

 

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Hold on tight ...

 

Choc hangs tough ...

 

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‘Billy the Bull’ is getting the upper hand ...

 

The battle is over ...

Choc stayed aboard for 44 seconds.

 

 

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