Emily Parker’s Burghley blog: I’m fourth overnight – this is nuts

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Hello everyone,

I’m afraid today’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials first-timer blog is going to have to be a shorter version of my normal rambling (this might suit most of you) as I am currently on my way to the cocktail party and Event Riders’ Association supper! Do not fear though, as tomorrow is a “day off” so I will blabber twice as much.

Big Trev (Treefers) did not disappoint in the dressage… lying in 4th place at the end of the day…what! Still a long way to go, but I shall be living off this at least for the evening – he was a complete legend, only adding in one extra move – much to the crowd’s shock gasping as he leapt across the arena. I fluffed 3 out of 4 flying changes, but one is certainly better than none!

I couldn’t be prouder of my wee pony, I’ve walked the cross-country course twice today and am trying to explain the course to the big man so he can ponder over it tomorrow!

Huge thanks to my family, friends, super groom, the big dog (Ian) and anyone else who has got me this far – this is nuts!

Sorry for being rubbish, I will be more organised with my time tomorrow!

Thanks,

Em x

Report on today’s dressage

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