Burghley Horse Trials Welcomes Olympic Riders!
With 21 days and 21 hours to go until this year’s Burghley Horse Trials starts (!) the excitement for the event is really building. Watching Team GB perform so well in the equestrian events in the 2012 Olympics over the past week has been a real joy and the fact that some of the Team GB equestrian team will be at Burghley Horse Trials this year will surely make it a year to remember.
According to the Burghley Horse Trials latest news story on their website (http://www.burghley-horse.co.uk/news/story.asp?NID=376)…
British Olympic team silver medallists Kristina Cook, Mary King and William Fox-Pitt head the list of entries for this year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. London 2012 Olympians from other countries are also included in this year’s entry list. New Zealanders Mark Todd, Andrew Nicholson, Jonathan Paget and Caroline Powell, Australian Christopher Burton, Germany’s Dirk Schrade and Ireland’s Mark Kyle will all be in contention for the Land Rover Perpetual Challenge Trophy and a first prize of £55,000 – the next best thing to a gold, silver or bronze medal.
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