Starstruck and Awestruck: Your Day Two Burghley Social Media Roundup

You know you’ve really made it when a celebrity comments on your social media, right? The EN Team was just a wee bit starstruck yesterday when we saw that the one and only Pippa Funnel had commented on this Instagram post:

Not only can the woman ride, but she has a hell of a sense of humor and maybe a little hidden talent as a songwriter, referencing her error of course in the final halt during yesterday’s ride on Billy Walk On. Good on you, Pippa! Consider us #blessed.

But as if that wasn’t exciting enough, it was pretty phenomenal to wake up this morning on the East Coast and check the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials leaderboard to see two U.S. flags sitting pretty at the top! Though the day was young and there was still some shuffling of the leaderboard yet to be seen, we’ve got three Americans sitting in the top ten ahead of cross country. Dare we say, it was a rather exciting day of dressage all around.

Exciting … dressage … two words not normally used together, but hey, no complaints here. Take a look behind the scenes of dressage day two and scroll further down for a close-up of the cross country course:

Thrilled with Unmarked Bills today. While he was a bit hot I couldn’t of been happier with the quality he showed, and…

Posted by Chris Talley on Friday, September 6, 2019

Dressage is in the books! A poorly timed and epic rain storm was lovely… but then it isn't a dressage show either!

Posted by Karen Fulton on Friday, September 6, 2019

Now that the fancy prancing it over with, it’s time to get down to business freaking out over all the ginormous fences that the horses and riders will have to tackle tomorrow. The best way to do that, of course, is to stalk social media for as many up-close-and-personal shots of the jumps as possible. Prepare to be awestruck:

What made the warm water run down my leg? The leaf pit.

Posted by Jane Needham Day on Friday, September 6, 2019

Have a look at this fence 😲 it's like jumping off the edge of the world Hazel Towers Eventing

Posted by Active Body Company on Friday, September 6, 2019

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Just a little one @gemma_tattersall 🐎

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