#EventerProblems, Vol. 26: Burghley Cross Country Edition

Being arguably the world’s toughest CCI4*, Burghley certainly has its fair share of #EventerProblems. But it’s not just the competitors who have to deal — it’s the spectators as well. Here’s a roundup of struggles from cross country day at this year’s event. Click here to catch up on all of EN’s coverage from #LRBHT.

If you missed them: Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25.

 

When you start to question whether the jumps are really big or you are just really small:

So this was slightly wide #burghley

A photo posted by Sally (@llysa) on

Love this!! #hangingout #burghley #happyday A photo posted by (@mummyjp) on

One hell of a drop the photo does not do it any justice #leafpit #burghleyhorsetrials #burghley

A photo posted by @hayleymulliss on

Just in case the fence didn’t look big enough already #eventing #burghley #crosscountry A photo posted by Maria Baker (@mariaabaker) on


When your friends are all out partying and you’re at home like:

 

When the dressage leader inexplicably trips and falls in the water…

Images via Burghley.tv.

Images via Burghley.tv.

…and eventers everywhere go into shock: Untitled

 

When it’s a good thing you’re Mark Todd because anyone else would’ve:

 

When a bee flies up your shirt in the middle of your ride…

 

When you lose a stirrup, literally, on course…

tim bourke stirrup 2

Photo courtesy of Mary Pat Stone.

Photo courtesy of Mary Pat Stone.

…or experience various other assorted equipment failures:

 

When you’ve got to start drinking sooooo early…

 

…because, I mean, CHAMPAGNE TRUCK…

 

…and by lunchtime you’re like…

Burghley 2015 not okey #Burghley #LRBHT #ourfriendsship @kate_w96 @rhi_johnson08

A photo posted by Charlie Rowlands (@charlierow96) on

…but by the end of the day:

You can tell we are at Burghley by the empty’s in the next door caravan!! #burghley A photo posted by caroscakes (@caroscakes) on

 

When there are so many tantalizing food options and decisions must be made:

#burghley #burghleyhouse #burghleyhorsetrials #meringues #foodie

A photo posted by Ainsley (@a1nz) on

#fruit #cream #food #refreshing #burghley #horse #trials #land #rover #perfect #day A photo posted by Zoe Wilsher (@zoecwilsher) on

Cake city #cupcakes #burghley #diet #loljk

A photo posted by Kitty Monks (@kittymonks) on

 

When it looks like a Land Rover might actually fall on you as you gallop past:

#burghley #landrover #horse #eventing #horsetrials #britisheventing A photo posted by Lady Louise (@lew_x_92) on

 

When a dog makes it look so easy…

Just training for next year #burghley #goldador #dog A video posted by Bones (@bones_the_goldador) on

…but in reality:

Charlotte Agnew and Out of Africa Two

Go Eventing!

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