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Local New Zealand riders take three of top four places at Burghley Horse Trials

The Burghley top three: Jonelle Price, Andrew Nicholson & Christopher Burton (Photo from Burghley twitter feed) The Burghley top three: Jonelle Price, Andrew Nicholson & Christopher Burton (Photo from Burghley twitter feed) The last day (Sunday, September  4) of the prestigious Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials was a bumper day for antipodean event riders based in Britain.  

Australian Christopher Burton - with Nobilis 18 - won the event by a margin of five points.  A margin that survived clocking up 16 faults in the final show jumping stage of the competition.

In second place came Lockeridge-based Andrew Nicholson (Nereo), with Jonelle Price (Classic Moet) in third and her husband, Tim Price (Ringwood Skyboy) in fourth.  The Prices are based at Mildenhall.

Tim Price's twelve faults in the show jumping ring proved costly - putting him down from second place to fourth.  Tim Price also took twenty-first place with Bango.

The rest of the top ten places included two more New Zealand riders (Caroline Powell and Sir Mark Todd - placed eighth and ninth), two British riders (Oliver Townend and Kristina Cook - placed seventh and tenth), with French rider Cedric Lyard fifth and Germany's Bettina Hoy sixth.

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