Burghley Show Jumping Halftime Show: A Very Merry Interview

Eventing can sometimes feel like such a Very Serious Sport that it’s a breath of fresh air to see its human athletes being, well, human. In this video, cross country leader Pippa Funnell and third-positioned Oliver Townend are joined by Captain Mark Phillips for an interview that is as entertaining as it is illuminating, with good-natured ribbing and well-deserved respect in equal parts. It is, truly, well worth watching the whole way through.

The morning show jumping session has wrapped up, with the afternoon session to resume at 2:30 p.m. local/9:30 a.m. eastern. Follow along with the live stream and our live updates — it’s sure to be a thrilling finale!

Go Eventing.

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