Land Rover Burghley Horse TrialsThe 2017 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials saw British riders continue to build on their impressive recent success at the European Eventing Championships taking the top four spots on the leader board, with a total of six riders in the top 10.

Held as usual in the grounds of Burghley House at Stamford in Lincolnshire, Britain’s Oliver Townend rode his exciting 10-year-old Ballaghmor Class into top spot, but it was a close run thing after he collected five penalties in the final phase. Hot on his heels were fellow Brits Piggy French (Vanir Kamira), Gemma Tattersall (Arctic Soul) and Tom McEwen (Toledo De Kerser). The top five were completed by Tim Price (Ringwood Sky Boy).

Sadly we lost our first-timer blogger Lissa Green before the first horse inspection, but H&H regular Simon Grieve completed in 32nd place on Douglas, while Drumbilla Metro finished in 36th place.

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