The World Champions Star at Burgham

The World Champions Star at Burgham

Until this week, Burgham’s dressage record was 22.4, set by Gemma Tattersall (Chico Bella P) in 2015.

World number one Oliver Townend remains in the top spot in CCI4*-S section L on his 2017 Burghley winner Ballaghmor Class, owned by Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan. The pair scored 21.4, while Piggy March is just behind in second with 23.1 on Brookfield Quality.

Oliver has already added a brace of Burgham wins to his already-impressive record – he won both CCI3*-S section J and CCI3*-S section K on Sally-Anne Egginton’s Cillnabradden Evo and Paul Ridgeon’s Miss Cooley. Both horses finished on their dressage scores of 26.7 and 26.1 respectively.

Laura Collett remains at the top of CCI2*-L after cross-country, having added nothing to her dressage score of 24 penalties on Moonlight Charmer, owned by Charlotte Heber-Percy and Teresa Stopford-Sackville.

Burgham – the first international horse trials of the 2020 British eventing season – has received an exceptionally large number of entries of a particularly high quality, and action continues on Saturday (22 August). Sadly, Burgham International Horse Trials is not open to spectators this year, but fans don’t have to miss out; on Saturday 22 August and Sunday 23 August the cross-country will be shown live via Horse & Country TV’s streaming service H&C+. Visit www. to subscribe.

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About Burgham International Horse Trials

Burgham Horse Trials was founded in 2011 and achieved international status in 2014. It is situated near the A1 between Alnwick and Morpeth and is Northumberland’s premier international event. It runs national classes at BE100, novice and intermediate level, and international classes at CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S and CCI2*-S level. In 2020, it is also running a CCI2*-L class.

* PHOTO CREDIT- Rupert Gibson Photography

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