Townend leads British sweep at Burghley Horse Trials
It was 1-2-3-4 for Great Britain at this weekend’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, the final leg of the FEI Classics Series of elite eventing competitions across the world. Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class took top spot at the CCI4*. Germany’s World No.1 Michael Jung won the overall Series title.
After their victory, Townend paid tribute to the performance of his horse: “This is very, very special. Such a lot can go wrong with a young horse – and he’s only just learned to do flying changes – but he’s in a different class to anything else I’ve ridden recently.”
““I came here hoping for a top 10 finish,” added runner-up French. “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.”