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British dominate on home turf at the Burghley CCI4*

  Connect with the Burghley CCI4* action: [Website] [Results] Oliver Townend (GBR) kept his head in a tense final jumping round at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, last leg of the FEI Classics™, to score his first CCI4* victory for eight years and head a British sweep of the top four places. He overcame a nerve-racking moment when the 10-year-old Irish Sports Horse Ballaghmor Class crashed through the upright gate but, fortunately for him, the previous pair in the arena, Gemma Tattersall (GBR) and Arctic Soul had given him breathing space when they had a fence down. Oliver Townend (GBR),…

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Townend, Tattersall and Taylor fly up the Burghley leaderboard after day of brilliant sport and unexpected drama for leading contenders

  Connect with the Burghley CCI4* action: [Results] [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] Oliver Townend (GBR), very last out on the cross country at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, sixth and final leg of the FEI Classics™, produced a superb display of horsemanship on the inexperienced Ballaghmor Class to head a British one-two-three. Townend, 31, won Badminton and Burghley in 2009 and is the British number one, but has struggled to find a consistently top horse since then. However, the Irish-bred 10-year-old by Courage galloped and jumped easily and looks a star for the future, finishing on a score of 40.6….

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Mark Todd is in hot pursuit of his first Burghley CCI4* win in this century

  Connect with the Burghley CCI4* action: [Results] [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] Nearly 40 years after the legendary Sir Mark Todd (NZL) first rode at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR) he is in the lead after dressage with Leonidas ll on a mark of 36.7. In a star-studded line-up, the double Olympic champion heads the USA’s Lauren Kieffer on Veronica ll by just 0.3 of a penalty, with world number one and FEI Classics™ leader Michael Jung now in third on La Biosthetique Sam. The tall, lean New Zealander, 61, who last triumphed at Burghley in 1999, made an…

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FEI Classics™ leader Michael Jung tops dressage after day one at Burghley

  Connect with the Burghley CCI4* action: [Results] [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] GBR’s Gemma Tattersall in overnight second with Arctic Soul and Mackenna Shea (USA) third on Landioso World number one Michael Jung (GER) has yet again set the target with a beautifully ridden dressage test on his old friend La Biosthetique Sam, now 17, to take an early lead at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, sixth and final leg of the 2016/2017 FEI Classics™. The double Olympic champions, winners here in 2015 and current FEI Classics™ series leader, impressed the ground jury — Martin Plewa (president, GER), Katarzyna Konarski…

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Individual and team eventing gold streak for Jung and Germany end at Strzegom

  A jubilant British team was celebrating after jumping three superb clear rounds in the final phase to hold onto their overnight lead and clinch the longed-for team title at the FEI European Eventing Championships in Strzegom (POL) today. Kristina Cook, British gold medal team member: We are very excited to be back on top. We’ve got some amazing riders and horses and we’ve worked hard for this. Ingrid Klimke, who has been such a key member of the German team for 17 years, also delivered a jumping perfect round under pressure on Horseware Hale Bob to win her first…

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Great Britain bounces back at Eventing Championships to take lead in Strzegom after cross-country

  Connect with the Strzegom FEI European Eventing Championships action: [Website] [Times/Results] [Watch on FEI TV] Germany’s Ingrid Klimke and Michael Jung top individual standings ahead of Sara Algotsson Ostholt (SWE) Great Britain has swept into the lead after cross-country at the FEI European Eventing Championships in Strzegom (POL) with three brilliant clear rounds from team rookie Ros Canter on Allstar B, Kristina Cook (Billy the Red) and anchorman Nicola Wilson (Bulana). British team member Nicola Wilson (GBR), lying 4th individually: Bulana is so honest and good on a line. She was in a rhythm from start to finish. It’s very…

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History waiting to be made as 19 European nations line up at Eventing Championships in Strzegom

  Connect with the Strzegom FEI European Eventing Championships action: [Website] [Entries] Can anyone break Germany’s firm grip on the FEI European Eventing Championships? That is the question as riders, horses, owners, grooms and trainers from 19 countries, plus a host of volunteers, have been welcomed to the first senior Eventing championships to be held at the Stragona Equestrian Center in Strzegom (POL) from August 17-20 and the first one in Eastern Europe since Bialy Bor (POL) in 1986. The German team is bidding for a fourth successive European team gold medal and world number one Michael Jung, whose extraordinary winning…

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Bettina Hoy leading Luhmühlen in CCI4* and CIC3*

  Connect with the Luhmühlen CCI4* action: [Results] [FEI TV] [Website] [Schedule] [Entries] [Draw order] Bettina Hoy (GER) proved she is at the very top of her game when retaining her lead after cross country at Luhmühlen CCI 4* presented by DHL, fifth leg of the FEI Classics™ series. In a remarkable double, the in-form rider is also heading the three-star competition with a 26.3 after cross-country at Germany’s most famous eventing venue which is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Hoy, 54, has more than three decades’ experience of Luhmühlen’s wooded tracks and testing water complexes – she competed here in the 1982…

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Triple Olympian Bettina Hoy (GER) has designs on Luhmühlen crown

  Connect with the Luhmühlen CCI4* action: [Website] [Schedule] [Entires] [Draw order][Results] Julia Krajewski (GER) second with Samourai du Thot and Marilyn Little (USA) third on RF Scandalous Bettina Hoy (GER), who is currently enjoying a rich run of form, leads after Dressage at Luhmühlen CCI 4* presented by DHL (GER) and has a great chance of winning her home country’s premier event, the fifth leg of the FEI Classics™, since triumphing here in 2005 on Ringwood Cockatoo. Triple Olympian Hoy, 54, who divides her time between competing, caring for her elderly parents and training the Dutch Eventing team, is renowned…

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Olympic silver pair Ingrid Klimke (GER) and Horseware Hale Bob snatch lead after Badminton cross-country

  Connect with the Badminton CCI4* action:[Website] [Schedule] [Results] [Live Stream] Influential cross country day sees Michael Jung (GER) and Sam move up to second ahead of Andrew Nicholson (NZL) and Nereo with just 0.8 between the top three German Olympic rider Ingrid Klimke rode an exhilarating cross-country round on Horseware Hale Bob at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, fourth leg of the FEI Classics™, and holds a slim 0.4 penalty lead over defending champions Michael Jung and La Biosthetique Sam who were outstanding to finish on their dressage score at the end of a thrilling day’s 4* competition….

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