This weekend is one of my favorite out of the whole year; Burghley CCI****! The US went into it with 6 riders (Boyd Martin, Sinead Halpin, Colleen Rutledge, Jules Stiller, Michael Pollard, Will Coleman) and we now have 4 riders still competing.
Will withdrew before the dressage; in the warm up Twizzel was just feeling off. Michael Pollard had a sticky fall in the XC after Icarus pulled a shoe on course and slid into a jump.
Right now Boyd is in 11th after the XC (double clean!) and Sinead is in 12th (one of my favorite US riders, she's come so far!) having had 4.8 time on XC.
You can watch video of all the riders at www.burghley.tv FOR FREE, so I highly recommend it!
The top 4 riders going into tomorrow are;
1. William Fox-Pitt on Parklane Hawk (the woman that sold this horse to his current owner is the owner of one of Mogie's current rides, kinda cool little connection)
2. Andrew Nicholson on Avebury
3. Caroline Powell on Lenamore (last year's winning pair!)
4. Mary King on King's Temptress (Rolex 2011 winners)
It's going to be a fight right down to the wire tomorrow! Can't wait!