Hat trick? Nah. Too basic. When it comes to winning Burghley Horse Trials, Mark Todd can one-up, er two-up, that jazz: his titles include 1987 on Wilton Fair, 1990 on Face the Music, 1991 on Welton Greylag, 1997 on Broadcast News (European Open), and 1999 on Diamond Hall Red. And he sure was in the hunt for a sixth win with Leonidas II in 2017, when the pair led the dressage on a score of 36.7. LEGEND.
“[All my victories here] have been so different,” he told Horse & Hound upon his retirement in 2019, fittingly at Burghley. “When I won on Face The Music it was a year when nobody made the time. He was well down after the dressage and he was an incredibly fast horse, so he pulled up the leaderboard and we ended up winning it.”
For today’s Watch Party, we’re going back in time to the 1990 Burghley Horse Trials where Sir Mark Todd claimed his second Burghley title with Face the Music. Watch the replay FREE on Horse & Country TV at 8 p.m. EST here.
This evening at 2100 BST Horse & Country are showing the 1990 Burghley Horse Trials on their free linear channel…