Americans Set for Cross Country at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

Lexington, Ky. – Day two at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials at Burghley House, Stamford in Lincolnshire, England, wrapped up the dressage test on Friday, as a talented international field performed in front of the judging panel of Christian Landolt, Ernst Topp, and Angela Tucker. With three U.S. riders completing their tests Thursday, Hannah Sue Burnett (The Plains, Va.) was the final American to perform her test with Jacqueline Mars’ Harbour Pilot. The Karen E. Stives High Performance Eventing Grant recipient and the 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding had an impressive test, earning a 48.5 and putting them in 14th place.

Entering Saturday’s cross country course, fellow American Allison Springer (Upperville, Va.) sits in sixth place with Arthur Syndicate, LLC’s 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse Cross gelding, Arthur. The pair earned a 41.2 in its test on Thursday.

Marylyn Little (Frederick, Md.) and Team Demeter, LLC’s RF Demeter are in 10th place, as the Karen E. Stives High Performance Eventing Grant recipient and the 12-year-old Oldenburg mare earned a 47.5 for their performance.

USEF Land Rover Competition Grant recipient Meghan O’Donoghue (Carbondale, Ill.) rode her own Pirate to a score of 54.2. She and the 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding lie in 30th place.

New Zealand’s Jonathan Paget and Clifton Promise lead the field with a score of 38.8 following the two days of dressage dressage. Great Britain’s William Fox-Pitt sits in second place with Bay My Hero on a score of 39.5, and Australian Sam Griffiths and Happy Times earned third place with a score of 40.2.

Cross country will begin tomorrow at 11:30 a.m., local time, 5:30 a.m. ET.

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