Throughout the weekend here at the Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International Horse Trials, we’ve seen the power balance shift in droves from one rider to another, again and again: from Piggy March on Friday, when she...» Read More!
Almost as though inspired by Piggy March’s three-way lead yesterday (plus that bonus fifth and sixth place), the second day of dressage in Burnham Market’s two CCI4*-S sections saw a number of repeat appearances in...» Read More!
“It’s such a shame,” ruminates Pippa Funnell, leader of CCI4*-S section B at the Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International Horse Trials aboard MGH Grafton Street. “When he won Burghley [in 2019], he did it as a young...» Read More!
It’s been a week or so since we closed the book on Britain’s only CCI4*-L of 2020 — the Blenheim that wasn’t, but then kind of was again, thanks to the efforts of Musketeer Events...» Read More!
Before the start of competition at the Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International, which took on Blenheim’s CCI4*-L and CCI4*-S classes, you’d have been hard-pressed to have chosen your winner from the illustrious entry list in the...» Read More!
23-year-old Yasmin Ingham has added the prestigious eight- and nine-year-old CCI4*-S title, usually contested at Blenheim Palace but this week staged at Burnham Market, to her enviable list of accolades, finishing on her dressage score of 22.3...» Read More!
Notable horses in the sport become much-uttered names for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, it’s because their domination of the leaderboards makes them a force to be reckoned with whenever they’re entered. Other times, it’s...» Read More!
This morning’s final horse inspection at the Burnham Market International CCI4*-L, which serves as a replacement for Blenheim’s cancelled autumn fixture, dawned bright, crisp, and wholly uneventful as 62 horses were presented to the assembled...» Read More!
It’s not a wholly enviable job to design an upper-level cross-country course in the most normal of times: as a designer, you have an incredible number of variables to consider when creating a track that...» Read More!
Sometimes, a rider will turn up at an event and the competition will immediately curl into their lap, purring like a happy kitten. That’s certainly been the case for Izzy Taylor at Burnham Market over the...» Read More!
Being at Burnham Market this week is a little bit like walking into a hall of mirrors — not least because it’s kind of Blenheim, but also not, and because it’s September instead of the...» Read More!
In a year in which we’ve spent most of our time reminiscing about what should have been, it’s especially poignant to see an event step up to fill a gap and provide the valuable opportunity...» Read More!
In Burnham Market’s game of thrones, you’re Townend or you lose, to coin (steal) a (slightly cumbersome) phrase. And after all our talk about Oliver Townend‘s incredible record at this event, he went one better...» Read More!
Every year at the Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International Horse Trials, we invariably end up talking about one thing: the Townend phenomenon. Oliver Townend has a remarkable track record at the venue: he’s won more...» Read More!
View this post on Instagram We are looking forward to a weekend of eventing at Burnham Market International Horse Trials A post shared by BootsandHooves_photography (@bootsandhoovesphotography) on Apr 11, 2019 at 1:42pm PDT The...» Read More!
‘Another one bites the dust’, one might say – if there was any dust left to metaphorically bite on this floating island of mud. The first rule of journalism is that you should never talk...» Read More!
The second day of competition at the Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International Horse Trials saw another high-profile group of horses and riders lay down their first-phase scores, but the murmurings from the assembled supporters were...» Read More!
We are devastated to report that Let It Bee collapsed and died between fences on the Advanced cross country course today at Burnham Market International Horse Trials in Norfolk, England. British-based Canadian rider Kathryn Robinson was...» Read More!
After numerous abandonments on the British Eventing calendar to start the 2018 season, we are finally underway with the first CIC3* of the UK season at the Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International, March 29-31 in Norfolk,...» Read More!
The first major international of the British eventing season is historically an early litmus test for those horses bound for major spring CCIs, and this year’s pathfinder, the Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International Horse Trials, is...» Read More!
Happy Friday, dear readers. And what a Friday it is: Kim Severson is merrily smashing records at Carolina, eventing has actually managed to go ahead without any cancellations in the UK, and all of the...» Read More!