Two medallists, an Olympic contender and a bunch of five-star horses: 15 photos from a star-studded Burgham

  • The first international fixture of the re-started eventing season took place at Burgham last week — and the big boys and girls came out to play (read ). The AW Jenkinson CCI4*-S sections were full of top horses, including the winners, former Burghley victor Ballaghmor Class under Oliver Townend (section L) and world champions Ros Canter and Allstar B (section M).

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    Here, we bring you our favourite photos from these action-packed Burgham 2020 four-star sections…

    Willliam Fox-Pitt pilots five-star horse Little Fire, owned by his rider and Jennifer Dowling, to 13th place in section M. The pair added just time-faults to their strong dressage score of 23.4

    Alex Hua Tian and Don Geniro on the way to 11th in section M. This horse – owned by his rider, his girlfriend Sarah Higgins, her mother Pippa and Pam Dews – finished eighth at the Rio Olympics

    Austin O’Connor with his own and The Salty Syndicate’s four-star horse Colorado Blue

    Bubby Upton and her mother Rachel’s Cola III take eighth in section M. This pair were team gold and individual silver medallists at the young rider European Championships last year

    Emilie Chandler and Gortfadda Diamond cruise to fifth in section M. Emilie and Maria Doel’s horse won the CCI4*-L at Blair last year

    Nicky Hill and her own MGH Bingo Boy, who were best British first-timers at Badminton last year in 18th

    Emily Philp rides her father Nigel’s Camembert, with whom she was 14th at Burghley last year

    Harry Meade with Superstition, who won the CCI4*-L at Strzegom last autumn. The horse belongs to Mandy Gray and his rider

    Imogen Murray and Aivar Ward and the MS Team’s Ivar Gooden, who were sixth at Burghley last year

    Monkeying Around, an up-and-coming star ridden by Izzy Taylor, excels himself for third in section M. The horse is owned by Mark Sartori and his rider

    Phoebe Buckley pilots Valerie Gingell’s Tiger Mail, a son of her former top-level ride Little Tiger

    Piggy March and Brookfield Quality, who did his first four-star here after three three-star wins in 2019. The horse is owned by John and Chloe Perry and Alison Swinburn

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    Selina Milnes with William Rucker’s Iron, who was third at Bramham CCI4*-L last year

    Yasmin Ingham and Rehy DJ claim fourth in section L. The horse belongs to Sue and Eddie Davies and Janette Chinn and this pair were fourth at the young rider European Championships in 2018

    Pictures by Kingfisher Media Services

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