William Fox-Pitt, and the real insider’s guide to Dorset’s open air theatre


In this episode:

William Fox-Pitt bids a quiet farewell to 5* Eventing – Jenny and Terry read Sally Cooper’s interview as she talks to Dorset’s own Olympian about his reasons for retiring, (‘To be honest, the biggest difference in lifestyle will be accepting that perfection is no longer essential … That “pretty good” is now perfectly fine.’), his plans for training and breeding, his love for his chickens … and his thoughts on what his children may ride: ‘I’m certainly not buying them in outside yaks – they can jolly well ride things that I produce at home!’
*See the full article, including Williams answer’s to the Random 19 Questions, plus photographs of William in his yard here

This month The BV has been awarded the prestigious NMA’s Regional Publication of the Year 2024. Terry sat down with Laura and Courtenay Hitchcock to talk about award’s night, and just what the award means to the pair who started the BV in 2020.
*See the full article about the Regional Publication of the Year award win here   

Jenny chats to Gay Pirrie-Weir, the county’s best-known, longest standing and most prolific theatre critic, who talks about this summer’s open air theatre season. She shares her favourite locations, the best theatre companies to look out for, talks about the proliferation of outdoor Shakespeare … and the peacock participation. All with the sporadic assistance of Kate the Cat! 
*See Gay’s full guide to this summer’s open air theatre in Dorset here


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