Burghley First Group Show Jumping Open Thread: Colleen Rutledge Clear!

A whirlwind weekend is coming to a close at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, and after an intense trot-up this morning, and 50 horses will proceed to the show jumping this morning.

The first group will jump first, placings 26-50, followed by the top 25 at 9:25 a.m. EST — we’ll post a new open thread for that group.

Good luck to all competitors this morning and stay tuned for an exciting finish to Burghley 2015!

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6:55 a.m. EST: Good boy CR!

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6:49 a.m. EST: Colleen wins the morning session!

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6:47 a.m. EST: Paul Sims and Glengarnock were the last to jump for the morning session — they had the last rail down to drop into 26th, officially moving Colleen into the top 25. We’ll be back with a new open thread for the top 25 at 9:25 a.m. EST, where we have yet to see Lynn Symansky and Donner representing the U.S.

6:47 a.m. EST: Colleen Rutledge and Covert Rights had three rails down at Aachen and bounced back to jump clear at BURGHLEY. Way to rise to the occasion, CR. So proud.

6:46 a.m. EST: Thanks to our friends at Horse & Hound, here’s a look at the course for today.

6:45 a.m. EST:

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6:44 a.m. EST: Happy to see Movistar looked perky today for show jumping:


6:43 a.m. EST What a finish for Colleen and her 9-year-old homebred! A clear round puts her on a final score of 74.9. She could easily clinch a top 25 finish here with 26th place at the moment.

6:41 a.m. EST: Colleen Rutledge and Covert Rights are in!

6:40 a.m. EST:

6:40 a.m. EST: Just one down for Sophie Jenman and Geronimo.

6:39 a.m. EST:

6:38 a.m. EST: Just one down for Lucy Weigersma and Mr Chunky for a three day total of 80.3.

6:37 a.m. EST: A lovely round from Rosalind Canter and Allstar B:

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6:25 a.m. EST: Francis Whittington and Hasty Imp have three down.

6:34 a.m. EST:

6:34 a.m. EST: Clear for Sam Griffiths and Happy Times!

6:31 a.m. EST: Andrew James and Movistar put together a round with just two down.

6:30 a.m. EST: Forgot to post this from our friends at EquiRatings!

6:28 a.m. EST: Next in is Andrew James with Movistar, the horse who looked utterly exhausted at the end of cross country yesterday.

Andrew James

6:28 a.m. EST:

6:27 a.m. EST: Go Tim and Obie!

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6:25 a.m. EST: Oliver Townend has THREE horses still in competition here this weekend. What a beast. He’s in now with Samuel Thomas II.

6:24 a.m. EST: Five down for Jodi Amos and Wise Crack. Disappointed for them.

6:23 a.m. EST:

6:22 a.m. EST: Austin O’Connor and Morning Venture were our first clear of the day:


6:20 a.m. EST:

6:19 a.m. EST:

6:18 a.m. EST:

6:17 a.m. EST: Rosalind Canter and Allstar B put in a great clear round with one time penalty for a final score of 97.2.

6:16 a.m. EST:

6:15 a.m. EST: Aw, man. Rough luck for Emily Lochore, watching her replay now. Here’s a look at what happened. Those pesky gates!

Emily Lochore

6:13 a.m. EST: Some snippets of Laine’s round with Anthony Patch:

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6:12 a.m. EST:

6:09 a.m. EST: 12 faults for Alan Nolan and Bronze Flight, which will bump Tim and Obie up.

6:08 a.m. EST:

6:07 a.m. EST: Just one down for a strong finish for this pair’s first Burghley! Final score of 104.6.

6:06 a.m. EST: Charlotte Brear and Manor Missile have one down. Not a bad finish for her first Burghley! Honorary Americans Tim Bourke and Luckaun Quality are in next. Keep your stirrups on, Tim!

6:03 a.m. EST:

6:02 a.m. EST:

5:58 a.m. EST: Warren Lamperd and Silvia finish with eight faults for a three-day total score of 119.3

5:56 a.m. EST: You can find the live scores here.

5:55 a.m. EST: One down for Louise Harwood and Mr Potts — how much do you love that name?

5:54 a.m. EST: Louise Harwood and Mr Potts are in next.

5:53 a.m. EST: Four down plus time for Charlotte Agnew and Out of Africa Two. Abigail Boulton and Tilston Tic Toc have just one down, the best so far.

5:49 a.m. EST:

5:49 a.m. EST: A total of three down for Laine and her OTTB for a final weekend score of 147.2. Charlotte Agnew and Out of Africa Two are in next.

5:48 a.m. EST: Laine and Al have the middle of the triple combination at 6 down.

5:47 a.m. EST: Evidently Emily Lochore had a fall from Hexmaleys Heyday. According to the H&H live blog, Hexmaleys Heyday tried to stop and ended up sliding and sitting down. Not the ending Emily wanted. Laine is in now.

5:45 a.m. EST: From the Horse & Hound live blog:

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5:44 a.m. EST: While we’re waiting for the show jumping updates to start coming in (not sure what the delay is), take a look at this really neat video behind the scenes with William Fox-Pitt’s groom:

5:30 a.m. EST: Emily Lochore and Hexmaleys Heyday will be the first to jump, followed by U.S. rider Laine Ashker and Anthony Patch.