Its been a long time coming following Covid-19 disruptions to the UK eventing calendar, but their first CCL4*-L competition gets underway tonight NZ time at the Burnham Market International Horse Trials. The event will also feature a CCI4*-S with the organises having to limit numbers after they were oversubscribed at the close of entries.
A small group of kiwi riders will feature this weekend. James Avery will rider Mr Sneezy in the CCI4*-L along side Dan Jocelyn on Lissyegan Rory and Blackthorn Cruise. Hollie Swain will run her 11 year old gelding Solo over his first CCI4*-L competition.
In the CCI4*-S Samantha Lissington has Ricker Ridge Sooty GNZ in the line-up along with Jesse Campbell and Diachello and Ginny Thompson will ride Stars Align.
Competition gets underway tonight with Dressage in both classes.
THE HORSE DETAIL:
Mr Sneezy – Owned by Tiny Clapham, Heidi Woodhead and James Avery
Lissyegan Rory – Owned by Debbie Cunningham and Dan Jocelyn
Blackthorn Cruise – Owned by Panda Christie and Dan Jocelyn
Solo – Owned by John Bodenham
Stars Align – Owned by Ginny Thompson
Diachello – Owned by Kent Gardner and Jesse Campbell
Ricker Ridge Sooty GNZ – Owned by Pip McCarroll and Samantha Lissington
Photos by Peter Nixon Photography