Olympian Fox-Pitt enters Burnham Market trials

Burnham Market Horse Trials'William Fox-Pitt on Fernhill Pimms ANL-150504-210639009
Burnham Market Horse Trials'William Fox-Pitt on Fernhill Pimms ANL-150504-210639009
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Back from injury, British eventer William Fox-Pitt has entered next week’s Burnham Market trials with four horses.

The Barefoot Estates Burnham Market International Horse Trials this year runs from Friday, April 1 to Sunday, April 3, and spectators can see Olympic athletes competing on Norfolk turf.

Three-time Olympic medallist Fox-Pitt is set to return to competition six months after suffering a head trauma in a serious accident.

The 47-year-old remarked: “It is all systems go here and everything is on target. I hope to be competing soon.”

He was placed in an induced coma after falling at the World Young Horse Championships in Lion-D’Angers last October. Among the horses he hopes to make his comeback on at Burnham Market is 2015 Badminton winner Chilli Morning.

The Burnham Horse Trials hosts a range of classes from BE100 through to CIC***.

There are two international classes, CIC** and CIC***, held over the three days.

Riders who regularly compete at Burnham Market also include Team GB Olympians Zara Phillips, Pippa Funnell and Mary King, and local girl and past European silver medallist, Piggy French.

Alongside the riding events, the event sees more than 50 shops and, for children, bungee trampolines, bouncy castles, a climbing wall and other attractions.

The Horse Trials take place at Sussex Farm, Burnham Market. Post code – PE31 8AG. Grid reference – TF800420.