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Suregrow sponsored riders successfully complete Burghley Horse Trials

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Congratulations to Oliver Townend finishing 4th place at Burghley Horse Trials riding the stunning chestnut, Armada. Oliver completed a faultless cross country round inside the time to lie in 4th place overnight. The showjumping proved influential in the final placings, despite Oliver having two unfortunate poles down he was still able to hold onto his 4th place.

Caroline Powell riding Boston Two Tip finished in 14th place after a clear cross country round but three unfortunate poles down in the show jumping

Ruth Edge riding the inexperienced Rogersdale at his first 4* event had a very positive start in the dressage scoring 45.5, securing the overnight lead on the first day, ''Roger tried his hardest today, really thrilled with him, he had lovely rhythm and balance throughout the test. The xc this year has been superbly presented, yet there are no let ups and it’s a true Burghley track, looking forward to getting going on it.'' said Ruth

Rogersdale didn’t disappoint on the cross country going clear, even after losing a shoe early on at fence 3, but unfortunately picked up some time faults due to the ground and getting tired ''Really proud of Roger today he jumped fantastically and thoroughly enjoyed his first 4 star experience which considering how inexperienced he is just shows what a genuine chap he is. He gave me a fantastic ride really good fun''

Rogersdale flew through the trot up but was very tired in the showjumping phase, completing his first 4* in a creditable 46th place ''Roger was tired in the showjumping, but really chuffed with the completion. He did his best and that's all we could ask of him, really pleased.''

All the horse will now be having a well earned holiday turned out in their Suregrow paddocks but there’s no rest for the riders….. Caroline and Oliver will be heading to Blenheim Horse Trials and Ruth will be switching to her other discipline, dressage, and heading for the National Dressage championships at Stoneleigh with Shadowfax.


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September 4, 2012  |   Share: