New Zealanders now hold two of the top three places at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, after Caroline Powell (pictured) took third early this afternoon.
Caroline was the only person to threaten the leaders during this afternoon’s session, scoring 42.2 with a smooth, consistent test on Lenamore.
“He’s really grown up in the last year or so and has given us three good tests in the last couple of months,” said Caroline.
After some trial and error, the Scotland-based Kiwi has found the formula which works for the sometimes buzzy grey, who performed his best test to date. Today she only brought him to up the main arena just before he was due to go in.
Sarah Cohen was the only other person to break into the top 10 this afternoon, taking 10th place with The Wexford Lady. The pair scored 55.4 for an inconsistent test, with the mare showing some excellent work but also tension in some movements, including the final halt where she danced on the spot.
Andrew Nicholson retains the leading position he took this morning on Lord Killinghurst, with William Fox-Pitt still second with Parkmore Ed.
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RESULTS AT THE END OF THURSDAY
1. Lord Killinghurst (Andrew Nicholson, NZL) 39.6
2. Parkmore Ed (William Fox-Pitt, GB) 41.4
3. Lenamore (Caroline Powell, NZL) 42.2
4. Shaabrak (Lucy Wiegersma, GB) 44.8
5. Paris (Piggy French, GB) 47.2
6. Enchanted (Sammi McLeod, AUS) 50.4
- Click here for full results
- Click here to read Pippa’s blog of the first day of dressage
- Click here to read this morning’s report from Burghley
- Click here to listen to Lucinda Fredericks thoughts on last year’s event, plus Mark Phillips on this year’s cross-country course
- View photos of the cross-country course
Burghley on TV
Burghley Horse Trials will be broadcast on BBC 2 at 2pm on Sunday 2 September.