Event rider Mary King has won the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2011 breeder’s prize for the highest-placed British-bred horse in the top 10 at this year’s event.
It was for her second generation home-bred mare Kings Temptress, owned by Derek Baden, who finished third at Burghley.
Mary received a cheque for £1,000 in recognition of the 11-year-old bay mare by the thoroughbred sire Primitive Rising out of Kings Mistress.
“I was thrilled to win,” said Mary. “It is a very generous prize, but the publicity I have received for Kings Temptress being British-bred is almost as gratifying as the money!
“As a breeder, producer and rider it is very special to me to be recognised for the breeding part.
“I am very fortunate that I am able to produce my homebreds myself, many breeders are reliant on others, who then get the recognition for the horses’ success.”
Jan Rogers from the British Equestrian Federation said: “British breeders are really beginning to reap the rewards for the talented horses they are consistently breeding.”
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