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Close up of Eventing rider Oliver Townend riding grey horse Ballaghmor Class Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Oliver Townend (GBR) riding Ballaghmor Class

Eventing rider Tom McEwen riding bay horse Toledo De Kerser in front of spectators and lake at Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Tom McEwen (GBR) riding Toledo De Kerser

Eventing rider Ludwig Svennestal riding bay horse Balham Mist Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Ludwig Svennestal (SWE) riding Balham Mist

Eventing rider Caroline Powell jumping bay horse Balham Mist with red jump flag and spectators Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Caroline Powell (NZL) riding Spice Sensation

Eventing rider Tom Crisp riding bay horse Cooleys Luxury Burghley Horse trials 2017

Tom Crisp (GBR) riding Cooleys Luxury

Eventing rider in red Paul Tapner on grey horse Bonza King of Rouges with nasal strip

Paul Tapner (AUS) riding Bonza King of Rouges

Eventing rider Oliver Townend jumping brush fence on bay horse Samuel Thomas II with red jump flag and lake Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Oliver Townend (GBR) riding Samuel Thomas II

female eventing rider Lillian Heard riding bay horse LCC Barnaby with official photographers and spectators Burghley Horse Trials 207

Lillian Heard (USA) riding LCC Barnaby

female eventing rider Emma Hyslop-Webb wearing pink colours jumping bay horse Pennlands Douglas Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Emma Hyslop-Webb (GBR) riding Pennlands Douglas

female eventing rider Sophie Brown riding grey horse Wil Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Sophie Brown (GBR) riding Wil

close up bay horse Veronica II neck and head jumping fence with female eventing rider Lauren Kieffer Burghley 2017

Lauren Kieffer (USA) riding Veronica II

side on eventing rider Tim Price riding bay horse Ringwood Sky Boy Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Tim Price (NZL) riding Ringwood Sky Boy

Head and shoulders close up of grey horse Ballaghmor Class jumping with eventing rider Oliver Townend red jump flag and spectators Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Oliver Townend (GBR) riding Ballaghmor Class

Grey horse Away Cruising jumping fence with eventing rider Harry Meade with spectators Burghley Horse trials

Harry Meade (GBR) riding Away Cruising

eventing rider Piggy French riding bay horse Vanir Kamira through water Trout hatchery Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Piggy French (GBR) riding Vanir Kamira

close up side view head of bay horse Drumbilla Metro with eventing rider Simon Grieve wearing air jacket Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Simon Grieve (GBR) riding Drumbilla Metro

female eventing rider Louise Harwood leaning back in saddle jumping on bay horse Mr Potts at Dairy Farm jump Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Louise Harwood (GBR) riding Mr. Potts

eventing rider Louise Milne Home riding grey horse King Eider into the light from trees Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Louise Milne Home (GBR) riding King Eider

female eventing rider Tina Cook in despair at missed jump with bay horse Calvino II Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Tina Cook (GBR) riding Calvino II


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It was a British 1, 2, 3, 4 at this year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, with Oliver Townend taking the coveted title riding Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan’s 10-year-old gelding Ballaghmor Class.

1. Oliver Townend (GBR).

Eventing rider Oliver Townend jumping on grey horse Ballaghmor Class with red jump flag and spectators Burghley Horse Trials 2017

“It’s very, very special,” smiled an emotional Oliver, who last won a four star in 2009 – at Burghley. “We’ve had Ballaghmor Class from the word go and he’s a top class horse. I looked around the collecting ring and I honestly wouldn’t swap him for any other horse in there. It’s been a long time since I said that. It’s the biggest and most difficult four star to win and it means the world to me.”

2. Piggy French (GBR).

Eventing rider Piggy French splashing through water on bay horse Vanir Kamira at the trout hatchery Burghley Horse Trials

“She was fabulous,” said Piggy of Trevor Dickens’ 12-year-old mare. “I came here hoping for a top 10 finish – I’ve not managed to achieve that here before, and have more often eaten the Burghley dirt – so it’s great to be back at this level and up the leader board. Burghley is the toughest four star and it’s always been a dream to do well. What a difference a year makes.”

3. Gemma Tattersall (GBR).

Cottesmore Leap Brush fence at Burghley Horse Trials with bay horse Arctic Soul being ridden by eventing rider Gemma Tattersall

“So close yet so far. A stupid little touch of an upright cost us, but we’re still third at Burghley and he’s an incredible horse who doesn’t owe me anything,” Gemma concluded.

4. Tom McEwen (GBR).

bay horse Toledo De Kerser ridden by eventing rider Tom McEwen with Lake and spectators Burghley Horse Trials 2017

“What a horse, he was magnificent,” said Tom. “It was his third double clear at four star level and he jumped his socks off. I’m so happy with him and excited for the future.”

5. Tim Price (NZL).

Eventing rider Tim Price jumping brush fence on bay horse Ringwood Sky Boy with nasal strips red jump flag and spectators Burghley Horse Trials 2017

New Zealand’s Tim Price filled fifth place riding Ringwood Sky Boy after a fence and a time fault showjumping added five penalties to his overnight score.

“Although we had one down, that was like a clear round for him,” Tim said. “I reckon he’s got a win in him one day, just not today.”

6. Lynn Symansky (USA).

Eventing rider Lynn Symansky riding dark bay horse Donner splashing through water at Trout Hatchery Burghley Horse trials 2017

The USA’s Lynn Symansky and Donner picked up four faults to finish sixth, while a clear round showjumping pushed Tina Cook and her second ride Star Witness up the leaderboard from tenth to seventh. She also finished 17th with Calvino II.

7. Tina Cook (GBR).

eventing rider Tina Cook riding bay horse with white blaze Star Witness Burghley Horse Trials 2017 and photographer

8. Andrew Nicholson (NZL).

Eventing rider Andrew Nicholson jumping wooden jump on chestnut horse with white blaze Nereo Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Andrew Nicholson and Nereo clocked up 10 penalties to drop from sixth overnight to eighth, this result meaning that Nereo has now earnt over 3000 British Eventing points, a record, in his illustrious career.

9. Izzy Taylor (GBR).

female Eventing rider Izzy Taylor jumping over fence on dark bay horse Trevidden with blue nasal strips Burghley Horse trials 2017

Izzy Taylor and Trevidden had three fences down moving them from third overnight to eventual ninth, and the USA’s Boyd Martin and Steady Eddie had two poles to finish tenth.

10. Boyd Martin (USA).

Eventing rider Boyd Martin jumping over fence on bay horse Steady Eddie with white blaze and equine nasal strips Bughley Horse Trials 2017


 

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Poplar Park Horse Trials | Photoblog

Poplar Park is situated in Suffolk in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, and described as any equestrian enthusiast's dream location.

British Eventing's 'Poplar Park Horse Trials', were celebrating their 33rd anniversary on the weekend of the 11th & 12th March 2017 and will be again at a second event on 20th & 21st May 2017.

Here are a few of our photographer's favourite pics from Sunday 12th.

Bubby Upton riding Cola III
 

Will Furlong riding Collien P2
 

Pippa Funnell riding Billy The Biz

 

Bubby Upton riding Cola III

 

Zara Lye riding Jana De Cavaignac

 

Minna Erith riding Monza

 

See more pics from Poplar Park HT HERE


 
 

 

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