Burghley Horse Trials

Land Rover Burghley Horse TrialsWhat an amazing Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2014! Andrew Nicholson collected his fifth Burghley title and rode into the record books by winning three years in a row on the same horse, the brilliant home-bred Avebury.

Jock Paget, who won last year but was later disqualified after Clifton Promise tested positive for a prohibited substance due to a contaminated calming supplement, finished second. Third was Sam Griffiths and Happy Times.

Could Andrew Nicholson and Avebury achieve the unthinkable and make it four-in-a-row next year? Andrew didn’t rule it out at the final press conference saying he would see how Avebury feels after a well-earned holiday before making any plans, but that as he clearly likes the event, if Avebury was fit and well, he would certainly consider bringing him back in 2015. Next year’s event takes place on 3 – 6 September.

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