The cross-country day is now complete at the Defender Burghley Horse Trials 2023 and it was another day of drama, spell-binding rounds and high-profile upsets. Here is a round-up of the key stories you won’t want to miss from Saturday 2 September
It was an action-packed Defender Burghley Horse Trials cross-country day, over Derek di Grazia’s track.
Watch a round-up of today’s action in the video below
Tim Price holds the lead after jumping clear but finishing 20 seconds over the time with Vitali.
Oliver Townend had a rough start to the day…
…but it ended well with Ballaghmor Class
Some of the early riders enjoyed fantastic rounds and have reaped the rewards
There was drama for Ros Canter, who was in fifth after the dressage
Burghley Horse Trials cross-country day was disappointing for Tom McEwen, who was in fourth after dressage
We caught up with Sam’s wife and groom Sparkles Watson prior to him going cross-country
- Find out what Sam’s horse is like and how Sparkles juggles the many aspects of her life with great success
Burghley dreams were dashed for some experienced partnerships…
…but British first-timer Emma Thomas enjoyed a fantastic round
We also met Boyd Martin’s groom Steph Simpson, to find out what it’s like working for the top US rider
- Read about why Steph loves her job and what it was like travelling over from the USA with two horses for this week’s competition
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