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 ...



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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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