Burghley XC takes casualties

Going into today’s cross-country course at Burghley, riders were already talking about how tough the course would be. That proved to be correct. Out of 64 starters, just 33 made it through the finish flags; 22 added no jumping faults; and only one horse and rider combo — Piggy French on Vanir Kamira — made […]

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Piggy French wins Badminton, and the success of frangible pins

Pigg French and Vanir Kamira

What a day for Piggy French! After 24 attempts at the 5* level, she pulled ahead of Oliver Townend in the show jumping phase, to win by 0.8 seconds on Vanir Kamira. Her clear round was unexpected as show jumping is not the mare’s strong suit. Oliver Townend finished second on his 2017 Burghley winner, […]

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Piggy French in top two spots at Blenheim after XC

Piggy French is sitting pretty at Blenheim after finishing in the top two spots. She’s in the lead with Lemington Lett Dance and second on DHI Topper. Pippa French is in third place on mare Billy Shannon and Tina Coudray is fourth on Ringwood Magister. Just to show that course mistakes can happen to even […]

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