U.S. Burghley Contingent Up to Nine [Update: 10!] Ahead of Aug. 2 Closing Date

Lillian Heard and LCC Barnaby at Burghley 2018. Photo by Nico Morgan Media.

Last week we snuck a peak at early entries for the 2019 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials and squealed a little upon seeing that six U.S. combinations had already entered ahead of the Aug. 2 closing date:

  • Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot
  • Will Coleman and Tight Lines
  • Buck Davidson and Jak My Style
  • Ariel Grald and Leamore Master Plan
  • Lauren Kieffer and Vermiculus
  • Chris Talley and Unmarked Bills

But wait, there’s more! The entry list has since been updated to include another four Americans:

    • Woodge Fulton is entered with Captain Jack, a 16-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Numerous x Lady Malone) owned by the Full Moon Farm syndicate. Woodge and Captain have been racking up mileage abroad since early February, training with Dirk Schrade in Germany and tackling Europe’s toughest tracks. They turned in a gutsy clear-with-time cross country round at Badminton and will be looking to tick another five-star box at Burghley.
    • Lillian Heard is entered with LCC Barnaby, her own 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Guy Cavalier x Lady Tanjour, by Rafael). Burghley 2019 will mark this pair’s fifth five-star start and their third-time’s-a-charm crack at Burghley — the pair last picked up an unlucky 20 here last year.
    • Doug Payne is entered with Vandiver, a 15-year-old Trakehner gelding (Windfall 2 x Visions of Grandeur, by Mystic Replica XX) owned by Debi Crowley and Doug and Jessica Payne. This pair finished 22nd at Kentucky in 2016 and made their British eventing debut in 2017, finishing 14th at Blenheim. They broke into the top five at Kentucky this spring and are very capable of a competitive result.
    • Liz Halliday-Sharp is entered with Deniro Z, an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Zapatero VDL x Zonne-Trend, by French Buffet xx) owned by the Deniro Syndicate and Ocala Horse Properties. This pair was 8th in the horse’s five-star debut at Luhmühlen last year and they too are capable of hanging right up there with the best. [UPDATED 7/30]

That’s a proper U.S. contingent! Thirty-eight total entries have been received for the CCI5* ahead of the Friday Aug. 2 closing date, and we expect entries to continue rolling in this week. You can count on the EN crew (I’m looking at you, Maggie and Abby) to obsessively refresh the entry list page and keep us posted on new developments. Last year 98 combinations were entered at the closing date, and entries were capped at 85 pairs.

Here are the entries as of July 29. Exciting to see that the Prices plan to roll up to Burghley with their entire stable, and we’ve got some Chris Burton and Gemma Tattersall in the mix, too:

Burghley 2019 takes place Sept. 5-8 in Stamford, England. Go Eventing.

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