In the first of the 2016 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials podcasts we speak to the Olympians competing plus the riders making their debut, we sample some of the food delicacies on offer while we reflect on a fantastic competition after the first phase, dressage.
Friday, 2 September 2016
Ian Stark spoke to Josh Peacock about having the privilege of being the first judge ever to be allowed the ride the horses taking part in the Burghley Young Event Horse competition.
Oliver Townend is the leading British rider after his fantastic score of 38.1 on board MHS King Joules left him fifth at the end of Dressage. He spoke to Josh Peacock after the test.
Australian world number two Christopher Burton has performed an incredible Dressage test to take the lead with a score of 30.2 on board Nobilis 18. He spoke to Rupert Bell afterwards.
2015 runner-up Tim Price has completed Dressage with a score of 38.9 on board Ringwood Sky Boy. He spoke to Rupert Bell after the test.
Australian rider Andrew Hoy has completed Dressage with a score of 38.3 on board The Blue Frontier. He spoke to Rupert Bell after his test.
Five time former champion Andrew Nicholson has begun his 2016 competition in perfect fashion, completing Dressage with a score of 35.2. He spoke to Rupert Bell after his test.
2010 title winner Caroline Powell stormed into a provisional third place with a 37.8 on board Onwards and Upwards. She spoke to Rupert Bell after her test.
New Zealand rider Blyth Tait has stormed into the top places with an excellent score of 40 in the dressage on board Bear Necessity V. He spoke to Rupert Bell after the test.
Ben Hobday reflects on his dressage test with Josh Peacock after scoring 54.6 with Ramilo
Francis Whittington was quite happy with his start with Hasty Imp scoring 46.5. He spoke to Josh Peacock after the test.
Australian rider Sam Griffiths has just completed Dressage, completing the phase with a score of 39.6 on board Happy Times – leaving him in second place overall. He spoke to Josh Peacock after the round.
Sarah Cohen produces an excellent test of 42.3 with her horse Treason and spoke to Josh Peacock afterwards.
Tina Cook was slightly disappointed with her dressage score of 52.9 as she told Josh Peacock
American Phillip Dutton opens up with a score of 50.5 and the Rio Olympics individual bronze medallist spoke to Rupert Bell after his test
Five time Burghley winner Sir Mark Todd has just completed Dressage with a score of 42.2 on board NZB Campino. He spoke to Rupert Bell after the round.
Australian rider Sonja Johnson has just completed Dressage with a score of 46.9 on board Parkiarrup Illicit Liaison. She spoke to Rupert Bell after the round.
Louise Harwood has just completed Dressage with a score of 54.3 on board Mr. Potts. She spoke to Rupert Bell after the round.
Thursday, 1 September 2016
Paul Sims completed dressage with a score of 46.6 on board Glengarock and rests in third overall after day one of dressage. He spoke to Josh Peacock after a brilliant day of competition.
Bill Levett is in 2nd place after the 1st day of dressage after his score of 42.5 with his horse Improvise. He spoke to Josh Peacock after the test.