What is it like to ride around the biggest cross country course in the world at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials? Thanks to this helmet cam from Joseph Murphy, we can get a bird’s eye view of Capt. Mark Phillips’s monster track.
Sportsfield Othello, a 17-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Ricardo Z X Moy View Lady, by Ring of Forde) owned by Alison Schmutz, Andrew Tinkler and Jill Andrews, jumped clear with 10.8 time penalties to sit 25th going into show jumping — a fantastic performance for this stalwart campaigner in his 11th CCI4*.
Want to learn to ride cross country like Joseph? He is coming to the States to teach a cross country clinic on Nov. 5-7 at Boyd Martin’s top facility Windurra USA in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. Click here to view full details on the clinic and to reserve your spot.
Joseph and Sportsfield Othello, better known as Franky, will jump in the final group starting at 2:25 p.m. BST/9:25 a.m. EST. You can watch the thrilling finale of Burghley on the live stream here. Good luck to all! Go Eventing.