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Burnham Market: World class riders star at horse trials

Burnham Market International Horse Trials 2012 - 512, Jessica Quinlan on Game of Luck.
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Burnham Market International Horse Trials 2012 - 512, Jessica Quinlan on Game of Luck. www.lynnnews.co.uk/buyaphoto

WORLD class riders made the most of near perfect conditions at Burnham Market horse trials to impress the spectators and the Olympic selectors.

Horses and riders from 14 different countries took part, many of them hoping it would be a major step towards team selection for London 2012.

Honouors were shared by British and overseas riders in the international classes.

Section winners included Germany’s Niklas Bschorer, Australia’s Clayton Fredericks and Britain’s Oli Townend.

Also right up there among the placings were Norfolk’s Piggy French and fellow Brits Ruth Edge, William Fox-Pitt and Jodie Amos.

Zara Phillips also had a good weekend, finishing in the top ten in her classes with each of her three horses.

Her best result was fifth on her most promising horse High Kingdom. Around 700 horses took part in the dressage, cross-country and showjumping phases of the trials over the three days.

Organiser Alec Lochore said he was delighted with the number of entries, the standard of competitors and with the ground, which was near perfect.

Now he turns his attentions to the Olympic three-day event – he is manager – and to Houghton Horse Trials in May.

 
 
 

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