The only really significant change in the leaderboard this afternoon at Burghley came at the very end of the day with the penultimate combination, Niklas Bschorer and Tom Tom Go 3. The youngest rider here and contesting his first Burghley Niklas rode a cool, measured test scoring a 10 for his final halt.
Like compatriot Michael Jung and fischerRocana FST, Niklas might not have been sitting on the best mover of the day, but the consistency and accuracy throughout their test made it hard to take any marks away from him. Niklas has been based here in England for a couple of years now, and trains with his parents.
As we await the press conference Andrew Hoy separates the two German men, and the best Brit remains Rosalind Canter who now sits in fourth place. Lynn Symansky and Donner will lie in the top 15 overnight as they finished the day in 14th place, a tremendous result. Jodie Amos and Wisecrack slot into 9th after a nice test earlier this afternoon.
The temperatures seem to be falling all the time, it’s chilly but it’s still dry. Much more to come from the press conference as we wrap up the first day of Dressage at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. In the meantime, click here to catch up on all of EN’s coverage so far, and click here to watch videos on demand via Burghley TV.