Fox-Pitt raises the stakes with joint Dressage lead at Burghley
Words by Kate Green
The world’s two leading event riders are sharing the top spot after Dressage at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR), sixth and final leg of the FEI Classics™ 2014/2015.
William Fox-Pitt, a record six-time winner here, has raised the stakes with a brilliant performance on CCI4* first-timer Fernhill Pimms which equalled the Olympic champion Michael Jung’s (GER) score of 34.2 on FisherRocana FST yesterday (3rd September 2015) .
As anticipated, the reigning Olympic and European champion Michael Jung (GER) has made quite an impression on his first visit to the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR), sixth and final leg of the FEI Classics™ 2014/2015, and is in the lead after the first day of Dressage (3rd September 2015).
Charities to Benefit from SEIB 2015 Burghley Sponsored Ride
The SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride which will take place on the 6th September 2015, on the final day of the world famous Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials will donate proceeds to some worthy equine charities.
The equine charities that will benefit from the SEIB Burghley Sponsored ride are; World Horse Welfare, the British Horse Society and the Kestevan branch of Riding for the Disabled. Ride organiser, Ian Scott said, “We are delighted to be donating money to these such deserving equine charities. Over the 14 years the ride has been held the cumulative charitable donation is now over £180,000”.
SEIB Insurance Brokers Burghley Sponsored Ride
Your Chance to Ride Round Burghley
The SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride gives riders the opportunity to bring their horse to one of the world’s most prestigious three day events and also raise money for charity. The UK’s most esteemed sponsored ride takes place on Sunday 6th September 2015, on the final day of the world famous Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.
History was made at 2014 The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials when Andrew Nicholson and Avebury won their third consecutive Land Rover Burghley title.
The New Zealand rider and Mark and Rosemary Barlow’s gallant grey had two fences in hand going into the final phase, but although they rubbed a few fences on the way round, the poles all stayed in their cups and the pair clocked up just 2 time penalties to finish on a score of 48.1.