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Sunday, September 06, 2009  •  11:24 BST

Winner of the Best Turned out rider award Sally Squires

Winner of the Best Turned out rider award Sally Squires


At the start of the final day at The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 49 competitors remain in the competition. Three horses were withdrawn after the cross-country; Shiver St George (no. 3) Sara Burdess – GBR, Stormstay (no. 28) – Aaron Millar & Twinkle Bee (no. 79) Anneliese Warnecke (GER). All horses presented for the final horse inspection passed.

Orlando Rock judged the Goresbridge Horse Sales ‘best turned out’ rider at the inspection which he awarded to British rider Sara Squires from Chepstow. “She looked immaculate in her white coat and very elegant,” said Orlando the husband of Burghley Committee President Miranda Rock.

Sara is currently, before show jumping, in 43rd place with her mare Star Prospect, one of three mares left in the competition. The combination, who won the ‘best mare award’ at Badminton this year, is contesting their second Burghley and collected 20 penalties at Fence 9 (The Trout Hatchery). “She gave me a lovely ride and the refusal was an unfortunate and stupid mistake – more my mistake than hers,” said Sara who is now considering breeding from Star Prospect an Irish-bred mare by the Irish Draught sire Prospect Pride.