September 8, 2010.Reading time 1 minute.
Thank you Mary King for showing us all how to recover when you forget your dressage test mid-stream. It happens to everyone, eventually. Just not usually at Burghley. However, instead of making a big deal over it, you took your two point penalty, picked up where you left off and finished your test with aplomb. […]
January 15, 2010.Reading time 8 minutes.
Currently bitless bridles are not allowed in dressage competitions and are considered unconventional tack for hunters. You do see them in eventing (for the show jumping and cross country phases), in jumpers and in endurance competitions. Increasingly I’ve seen discussion about the merits for changing the rules, especially in dressage, to allow the cross-under style […]
October 19, 2009.Reading time less than 1 minute.
Apparently this was part of a competition where polo riders and jumper riders switch mounts. I can’t believe that anyone would let their jumper be abused in quite this way — the horse deserves a medal for continuing to jump. However, I have never seen anyone get so much air over a jump and still […]
August 30, 2009.Reading time less than 1 minute.
It’s the next best thing to being there. The Burghley Horse Trials website has an aerial map of the cross country course and gives you the chance to “ride along” with Captain Mark Phillips as he drives the course and looks at the fences.