And what a weekend it has been. The big classes at #AEC2023 have come to a close and a strong group of new champions has emerged. Liz Halliday-Sharp surprised no one (except maybe herself!) when she and the ever-talented Miks Master C held tight to their week-long lead to clinch the victory in the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final on Friday night. Will Coleman took a neat and tidy win on heartthrob Chin Tonic in the Intermediate Finals, with Sharon White and the stunning Jaguar Duende finishing on their dressage score to take the blue in the Bates USEA Preliminary Horse Final. Congrats to all our American Eventing Champions — find all the final scores for Advanced through Novice here, and stick around to see how the remaining Beginner Novice riders finish up the event today.
Meanwhile, rise and shine, fellow American Burghley watchers, because it’s time for our British competitors to bring their own epic weekend to a close! The Final Horse Inspection will kick off at 9 a.m. BST/4 a.m. EST, before heading right back into the action for session 1 of Show Jumping at 11:30 a.m. BST/6:30 a.m. EST. Tim Price and Vitali, our current overnight leaders after a Burghley-typical tumultuous and emotional Saturday, will take the stage at the end of Show Jumping session 2, which is set to begin at 2:30 p.m. BST/9:30 a.m. EST.
With not a rail to spare and several top home-court riders breathing down his neck, will Tim manage to keep his lead, or will we see Oliver, David, or Wills sneak up to steal the spotlight? Wipe the sleep from your eyes (or pick up your second drink of the day, for our British counterparts) and get ready to crown a new Burghley champion!
U.S. Weekend Action
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Morning Viewing: Endless congratulations to Liz Halliday-Sharp and Miks Master C, Will Coleman and Chin Tonic, and Sharon White and Jaguar Duende! Watch some clips below of our newest champions.