Land Rover Burghley Horse TrialsSo the 2015 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials champion is none other than the current Olympic and European champion Michael Jung riding his incredible championship-winning ride, La Biosthetique-Sam FBW.

It was an event of contrasts for Michael, who experienced an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction at the first trot-up and fell when cantering into the water at the Lion Bridge on his joint dressage leader FischerRocana FST. But his long-standing 15-year-old partner proved more than equal to the task, jumping clear in the final phase when they could not afford to have a single fence down, to clinch the title. It later transpired that Michael had cracked a bone in his ankle in his fall, which he had pinned after he’d also won European team and individual gold medals at Blair the following week.

The new-look cross-country course, which ran in the opposite direction to normal, produced an exciting day of action on Saturday with only two clear rounds inside the time. They were from New Zealand’s Jonelle Price on Classic Moet and Australia’s Christopher Burton with TS Jamaimo. They finished in third and fifth places respectively.

A momentary lapse of concentration from joint dressage leader William Fox-Pitt dropped his rising star and four-star first-timer Fernhill Pimms out of contention when he forgot to jump a fence in Discovery Valley. William realised his mistake and retraced his steps, but the wasted time resulted in a number of time penalties. This partnership ultimately finished 10th after having one down in the showjumping.

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Burghley Horse Trials 2016

The 2016 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials will take place in the grounds of Burghley Horse at Stamford in Lincolnshire from 1-4 September. Find out more.

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