Listening to a top rider rehash a cross country round or a dressage test is perhaps one of the most educational things a rider can watch. Pair that commentary with helmet cam video and data analytics, and you’ve got a true eventing nerd’s dream. But nerd or not, you’ll likely get a thrill out of this analysis of Tim Price’s cross country round at Burghley in 2018 aboard eventual winner Ringwood Sky Boy.
Burghley has a well-deserved reputation as one of the toughest cross country tracks in the world, and factors such as undulating terrain play a pivotal role in the final standings once the dust has settled. A horse tested at Burghley is truly an elite athlete. Watching the course unfold from Tim’s perspective provides as much of an adrenaline rush as it does an educational opportunity.
Watch the other view of Tim’s ride:
Tim and the Irish Sport Horse gelding would go on to finish the weekend nearly on their dressage score, adding just one second of time on cross country and a clean show jumping to take home the win, the first of such for the New Zealand rider. Take a walk down memory lane and relive Tilly’s coverage from the 2018 Burghley Horse Trials here.
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