The palace

Meet the Team

Mandy Hervieu- Event Director
Mandy Hervieu has been involved with the horse trials at Blenheim since 1999 when working as Commercial Manager at Petplan, officially joining the core organising team in 2005 for the European Chamionships and taking over as Event Director in 2007. Having worked in sales and marketing in the travel industry for many years (including as Head of Sales and Marketing at Thomas Cook Direct) working in this industry enables her to combine her interest in equestrianism and training in business. Married to Simon Esnouf she lives in Oxfordshire with their various animals and is a keen skier as well as enjoying riding and swimming in her spare time.

Sally Clark - Event Secretary
Sally Clark joined the Horse Trials Box Office team in 2006 and became a member of the core organising team in the horse trials office in 2007.
Before giving up a employment to be a full time mum Sally worked in the media business in London.
With husband Brian and twins Lucy and Thomas, Sally lives in Oxfordshire with her beloved horses and dogs.

The Committee

John Hoy - President
Alex Fox - BE Board Member
Eric Winter - Course Designer
John Lawrence - Cross Country Organiser
Anne Ballard - Dressage Organiser
Nick Burd - Stables Manager and competitor liasion
Janice Hawes - On Event Treasurer
Rob Pope - Sponsorship Advisor
Kate Green - Press Advisor

Key Officials

Patricia Clifton - Technical Delegate
Sue Clayton - Cross Country Fence Judge and Crossing Point Organiser
David Evans - Clerk of the Course and Course Builder