Burghley Horse Trials trot-up 2023: 1 horse eliminated

  • There was drama and disappointment at the first Defender Burghley Horse Trials trot-up this afternoon (30 August).

    Skip Mill, the trip of British competitor and Burghley very first-timer Christopher Whittle, was despatched to the keeping box ahead of becoming re-introduced. The floor jury of Christian Steiner, Anne-Mette Binder and Nick Burton decided the 15-yr-old gelding, owned by Andrew Dixon, was not match to carry on in the levels of competition.


    All the other horses were being handed at the initially time of inquiring, with 58 rivals remaining in the subject.

    The weather was dazzling but fairly windy and this triggered some horses to show off some additional moves.

    MGH Bingo Boy, the mount of Nicky Hill, bucked with enjoyment in entrance of the sizeable crowd.

    World Fision M, who is ridden by New Zealand’s Lauren Innes, was unbelievably contemporary and was for that reason requested to trot up twice as their 1st endeavor was largely in canter. Lauren did a great task to hold the 13-12 months-aged gelding below regulate and he was passed by the floor jury at the Burghley Horse Trials trot-up to go on in the level of competition.

    Rider Harry Mutch endured a handful of of his have lame steps when the 2nd of his two rides, High definition Bronze, trod on him midway up the trot-up strip. Luckily it only appeared to be a temporary trouble for Harry.

    The opening day of dressage will get underway tomorrow at 9.45am, with Harry Meade the 1st rider into the arena with the initial of his 3 rides, Absent Cruising.

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