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92 pairs contesting Burghley – Here is the drawn order Events,Missed it?

The drawn order has been announced for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials CCI4* on September 3rd to 6th. Currently, there are 92 duos set to compete but there have been 95 numbers assigned because two riders have multiple entries that they will not be riding. Oliver Townend has four mounts listed but will only ride three. Pippa Funnel has three horses listed but she is only going to ride two. Some riders currently in the drawn order for Burghley may still withdraw and reroute to Blair Castle European Championships. William Fox-Pitt (GBR) has two horses on the start list, Fernhill…

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Can Thoroughbreds still win at the CCI4* level? Events

The Thoroughbreds at Rolex Kentucky this past weekend did not demonstrate a level of competitiveness that could get them on the podium. When the final penalty points were tallied, Donner the OTTB piloted by Lynn Symansky was the top placing Thoroughbred in 12th place. After putting in a respectable dressage score of 52.7 and starting in 32nd place, the pair steadily moved up the leaderboard. To their dressage score they added time penalties on cross-country and one rail in stadium to end the weekend on a final score of 67.5. One might think that 12th is a competitive placing, however,…

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Did the Thoroughbreds deliver at Rolex Kentucky? Events,Rolex 2015

The handsome, vigilant and spirited horse was ideal when the sport of Eventing, featured the long-format, where the horse’s endurance, fitness and conditioning were paramount. Thoroughbreds offer a certain presence, and their boldness, confidence and courage have enabled them to remain competitive. The change in format hasn’t dissuaded upper level riders from competing Thoroughbreds or ex-racehorses and that was very obvious at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event CCI4* where out of the 75 riders that started the competition, 26 of them were sitting on Thoroughbreds. Rolex 2015 top OTTB When the final penalty points were tallied, Donner the OTTB…

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