Island Life Magazine Ltd December 2008/January 2009 - Page 87

EQUESTRIAN - Sponsored by Brickfields and Froghill Tack life Billington comes to Brickfields International Show Jumper Geoff Billington is coming to Brickfields on 11th & 12th February 2009. His stay will include two days of Show Jumping Training for all abilities and a Lecture/ Demonstration on the Wednesday evening. Geoff will use a number of his own horses to show the different levels of show jumping. British born Geoff, started riding at his local riding school at the age of 9 years and showed great potential at this early age, not only with his riding, but being able to show that he could make a profit on the selling side when he bought his 1st pony for £10.00 and sold it for a healthy profit! His great sense of humour has delighted fans and audiences over the years in his lecture/demonstrations and his commentary at a number of some of the major shows – usually at the expense of other riders. With his former great partner It’s Otto, Geoff has been and still is a key member of the British Show Jumping Team on numerous occasions, including the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. He also boasts both, European and World Championship bronze medals plus numerous Grand Prix wins, including the British Grand Prix, Zurich and Berlin. His most recent success was with Cassabachus whom he won the British Show Jumping Derby at Hickstead in 2007 and was 2nd in 2008. Geoff has an exciting new string of horses that we hope to see some of on the night. Tickets to see Geoff are £22.50 and can be obtained from Brickfields. For further information please call 01983 566801 The Island's new funky radio station 87