NOTE: I forgot to publish this, so this info is from last weekend. After taking the lead during the cross country phase of Burghley, Tim Price and Ringwood Sky Boy held on for the win with a score of 27.3, ahead of last year’s winners Oliver Townend with Ballaghmor Class on 31.9 and New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson and Swallow Springs on 32.1. All three top finishers are Irish Sport Horses — a real promotion for the breed.
Price was one of only three horses who went double clear in showjumping — out of 39 competitors. He’d come into the last phase with just over half a point advantage so had no margin for error. Ringwood Sky Boy, while he made the cross country phase look easy, does not have a good record in show jumping. Out of the nine 4* events he’s completed, he’s only jumped clear once before. But he made it count today.
Here are his cross country and stadium rounds.