Lenamore is most successful eventer ever on BE points

  • Lenamore’s fourth place at Burghley Horse Trials (4 September) pushes him to the top of the all-time British Eventing points table with 2,203 points.

    The veteran grey gelding picked up 150 points on Sunday, propelling him past the late Spring Along (2,183 points) and Over To You (2,170).

    Standing just 15.2hh and at 18 years of age, Lenamore is one of the smallest — and oldest — horses competing at four-star level.

    He won Burghley last year (2010) and represented New Zealand with Caroline at the 2006 WEG and the 2008 Olympic Games.

    And Lenamore is showing no signs of slowing down.

    Caroline — who took over the ride from owner Lexi Jackson in 2004 — says he’s “come out really well” after completing Captain Mark Phillips’s demanding course.

    “He was really keen to get out in the field on Monday (5 September). He galloped about, as if he’d done nothing.

    “He’ll have a really good holiday and we’ll get him in with next year in mind and just see what happens.

    “There’s no point in stopping him when he’s having fun — but he is old and we’ll be watching for any signs that he’s not enjoying himself.”

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