Oliver Townend Tops Baborówko CIC3*, Christopher Burton Bests Saumur CCI3*

The Baborówko CCI3* podium. Photo courtesy of Equestrian Festival Baborówko.

While EN’s attention this weekend was largely focused on events in the U.S. and Houghton in England, where the U.S. took second in the Nations Cup, there were a couple important FEI events further afield well worth a fast-and-dirty recap. Especially in a World Equestrian Games year, it’s enriching to keep an eye on the international competition scene!

Poland’s Equestrian Festival Baborówko CCI3* witnessed a wire-to-wire win by Oliver Townend (GBR) riding Cillnabradden Evo, a 12-year-old ISH gelding (Screevach Ferro x Willow Garden, by King Henry) owned by Sally-Anne Egginton. They added no jumping faults to their dressage score of 25.7 to best the field. Second place went to Andreas Dibowski (GER) with FRH Corrida; third place was taken by Maxime Livio (FRA) aboard Pica d’Or.

Oliver Townend (GBR) and Cillnabradden Evo. Photo courtesy of Equestrian Festival Baborówko.

Video summaries of each day of the competition as well as a full live stream replay are available on Baborówko’s YouTube channel here.

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Meanwhile in France, Christopher Burton (AUS) and Quality Purdey, a 12-year-old Oldenburg mare (Quality x Lara, by Leonid) owned by Claire Poole, won the Saumur CC13*. The pair was third after dressage on a 29.2, then rose to first on the wings of double-clear cross country and show jumping rounds. Mark Todd (NZL) and McClaren were second, followed by Anna Freskgård (SWE) and Box Quitie.

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Saumur CCI3* Final Top 10:

Go eventing around the world!