Parkfield Quintessential and Zoe Wilkinson did the double by winning the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse 5-year-old final, following their win in the 4-year-old class last year. The last horse to achieve back-to-back victories was Billy Be Cool in 2008 and 2009.
“He has had a fab year but he has done very little as we think he is an exciting horse for the future,” said proud owner breeder Sharon Bishop from Devon, who also collected the trophy for the ‘best British-bred’.
This year’s 4-year-old title went to Duke Of Love (pictured above), ridden by former team rider Piggy French, ahead of Alex Postolowsky’s All Or Nothing. Both horses were bought at last December’s Brightwells sale.
Judge Ian Stark MBE said: “The 4-year-olds presented a higher standard than the 5-year-old class. It was a strong top 10 and every horse had its strong points.”
Burghley Young Event Horse 4-year-old results
- Duke of Love (P French) 85.5
- All or Nothing (A Postolowsky) 82.5
- Ebolensky (L Fredericks) 81.5
- Chance in a Million (E Chandler)79.0
- Evolution B (B Thomas) 78.0
- Elton H (A Postolowsky) 77.8
Burghley Young Event Horse 5-year-old results
- Parkfield Quintessential (Z Wilkinson). 84.5
- DHI Jet Set (E Chandler) 78.5
- Britannia’s Mail (L Fredericks) 77.0
- Tretawn (S Cohen) 76.5
- Quainton Labyrinth (C Johnstone) 74.5
- Morswood 74.5
Read full Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse final report in Thursday’s Horse & Hound magazine (12 September, 2013) on p44