Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

11:25 02 September 2011

The 2011 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, the 50th Anniversary of the event, started at 4.00pm with the first horse inspection in the main arena.

The 2011 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, the 50th Anniversary of the event, started at 4.00pm with the first horse inspection in the main arena.

Eighty three (81) combinations came in front of the ground jury of; Angela Tucker (GBR) President, Michel Asseray (FRA) and Christina Klingspor (SWE). Albeit four horses were held over for re-inspection all passed and are now in contention for the Land Rover perpetual challenge trophy and the 50,000 first prize. American rider Juliam Stiler won the first award of the event winning the prize for the best turned out rider which was judged by Sarah Jewson, wife of the Burghley committee chairman Richard Jewson.

Nine former winners are among the entries for this years 50th anniversary competition including last years winners Caroline Powell (NZL) and Lenamore, however as yet no-horse has managed to win Burghley in consecutive years and only one horse Priceless and Ginnie Elliott (nee Holgate) has ever won twice in 1983 and 85. Lenamore is one of two eighteen year old horses here this year. The other is Comanche the ride of James Robinson (GBR). The pair is making what must be a record ninth appearance on the Burghley start list.

William Fox-Pitt and Mark Todd (NZL) have both won Burghley on five previous occasions and a win this year for either rider would therefore give them a record sixth victory. Lucinda Fredericks (AUS) is only the second rider beside Captain Mark Phillips, now the Burghley course designer, to have won the event with a mare. This year Lucinda returns with the German-bred Prada, also a mare and one of 11 mares that passed the inspection this evening.

Mary King, well recovered from her fall at Luhmuhlen last week also rides a mare, her homebred Kings Temptress, by Primitive Rising and one of three on the start list by this Thoroughbred sire. Mary also has the experienced Burghley horse Apache Sauce to help in her bid for her second Burghley title. Mary is also one of nine riders with two horses. As well as Mary other former winners with two rides are; William Fox-Pitt, Oliver Townend, Andrew Nicholson (NZL), Pippa Funnell, and Caroline Powell while Burghley first-timer Johnathan Paget (NZL) also has two rides as does British rider Francis Whittington.

Former local girl and Fitzwilliam Pony Club member Sarah Cohen (nee Cutteridge) and the Preci-Spark homebred gelding Treason will be the first in the dressage arena tomorrow morning as the Guinea Pig combination for the Ground Jury.

The first competitive rider will be Sam Griffiths (AUS) and Happy Times (no. 2) who will come before the ground jury at 09.30am.

0 comments

More from Out & About

Friday, April 17, 2015
The Old Town clean-up team

Sarah Windrum was inspired to help clean up Leamington’s Old Town, giving the area some much needed TLC

Read more
Friday, April 17, 2015
Broadacre Open Gardens

Broadacre, a beautiful private estate near Solihull opens its garden gates for the National Garden Scheme on the 19th April 2015

Read more
Monday, March 30, 2015
Easter Bunny / Photo: Africa Studio

As spring arrives on our doorsteps gilding the grass with daffodils, Easter comes with it. As usual, there’s plenty to keep the family busy in and around the Cotswolds; here is our pick of 15 Easter events to get you out and about!

Read more
Monday, March 23, 2015
Dinmore Manor locomotive at Toddington Station, Gloucestershire

While on work experience with Cotswold Life, Amy Woolridge of Cleeve School enjoyed a day out at Toddington as part of Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s Tourism Day

Read more
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Want to know where to go once the days’s action during Cheltenham Race Week has come to a close? To make sure you are at the liveliest party in town we have rounded up six of the best pubs and bars offering live music, so you can carry on partying once you have left Cheltenham Racecourse

Read more
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Snowdrops flowering in the garden

Enjoy the beautiful snowdrops at Hill Close Gardens in Warwick during the February half term.

Read more
Monday, February 2, 2015
A typical laminic stance, with the pony trying to get his weight off the front feet / Image from the Three Counties Equine Hospital

The equine condition laminitis is common and frustrating to treat, says Debbie Graham.Veterinary surgeon Jess Hill offers advice on how to spot the symptoms, and what course of action to choose for your pony.

Read more
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Phoenix Festival, Cirencester

‘Love the Phoenix’ this Valentine’s Day by showing support for Cirencester’s fantastic youth- and community-led Phoenix Festival!

Read more
Monday, January 26, 2015
Johnny Cash, performed by Clive John

What’s on at The Roses, including: music from young talent Laura Van Der Heijden, a celebration of country legend Johnny Cash, performances by fictional singer and organist John Shuttleworth and an entertaining take on life at a modern comprehensive in Teechers

Read more
Friday, January 23, 2015
Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival 2015

Don’t let the chilly weather keep you stuck at home this weekend; here are five events happening in and around the Cotswolds to get you out and about.

Read more
Monday, January 12, 2015
Broadway under snow

Drum roll, please… we’re happy to announce the winners of the annual Cotswolds Tourism Awards

Read more
Friday, December 19, 2014
P

Stuck for ideas for someone who loves sport and being active? Try these for size...

Read more
Monday, December 15, 2014
The winner of the adult section is Richard Brown with his photography of the elusive clouded leopard

There were over 500 entries to the Cotswold Wildlife Park 2014 Photo Competition, with the short-list judged by a professional photographer. Click the gallery to see a selection of the submissions...

Read more
Monday, December 1, 2014
Keith Bond (left) and Chris ‘Prich’ Prichard (right) front with other members of Stratford-upon-Avon Sub Aqua Club

The club, which is a branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), has just marked its 40th anniversary with a club dinner for all members to enjoy.

Read more

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP



Warwickshire's trusted business finder

subscription ad

subscription ad