After an outstanding day’s Cross Country yesterday, Fox-Pitt was in the rarefied position of holding the top three places. However, his triple winning chance began to shrink alarmingly when Neuf des Coeurs, third at that stage and jumping out of order, hit five rails and plummeted to eventual 15th place.
Great Britain has won the 2013 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing by just one point after an epic battle with last year’s champions, Germany.
The series went right to the wire at the final event, Boekelo (NED), at which Germany scored an emphatic team victory, but the British have run a well-orchestrated campaign with a pool of up-and-coming younger riders and, with the best five results to count, they just secured the win.
Jonathan Paget wins 2013 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials
Current Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing prize contender, Jonathan Paget (NZL) riding Clifton Promise held his nerve in the final show jumping phase to win the 2013 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. Andrew Nicholson (NZL) finished in both 2nd place riding Avebury and 3rd place riding Nereo.
Highlights of today’s action from The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2013 Cross Country phase. Only 3 went clear inside the time, Jock Paget on Clifton Lush and Andrew Nicholson on both Avebury and Calico Joe.
Here the riders give their thoughts on the course and what it takes to ride the big Burghley fences.
Cross Country Course Designer Captain Mark Phillips and Event Director Elizabeth Inman give their thoughts on The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trial 2013. From defending champion, Andrew Nicholson’s chances – to how riders like William Fox-Pitt, Jock Padget, Pippa Funnell and Oliver Townend will tackle the testing new Cross Country course.
Leading international event rider, Lucinda Fredericks is set to star at Your Horse Live, held on November 9 and 10 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
Lucinda and her famous mare Headley Britannia will be showcasing their talent over the two days. The phenomenal pair have together won three of the world’s total six CCI4* FEI events, these being Burghley, Badminton and Kentucky. Headley Britannia is the only mare to have ever won all three events.
Rodney Powell Sponsor Mary & Emily King
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