Posted on 17th September 2020

First day round up from FEI Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International

Read the latest news from day one of the FEI Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International.


Izzy Taylor beat the all-time Burnham Market dressage record today, posting a score of 20.3 on board Hartacker – a record previously held by Oliver Townend and Cilnabradden Evo, who scored 21.3 in 2019. This score is also Izzy's all-time personal best at the level, in 202 runs at CCI4*S since 2003.

Izzy and Hartacker hold the overnight lead in the CCI4*-S ahead of Oliver Townend and Cilnabradden Evo having scored 23.3 for their test, which gives them a narrow advantage over Sarah Bullimore and Reve du Rouet on 23.7. 

Dressage for the remaining short format competitors starts at 9.30am tomorrow morning.

See scores and times HERE


This is the first time that a four-star long format has been held at Burnham Market – the organisers stepped in to replace the classes lost with the cancellation of Blenheim Palace International. More competitors are set to perform their dressage tests tomorrow, but the overnight leaders are the on-form Piggy March (nee French) and Dargun. 

The current top three are all within one penalty of each other, with Piggy on a score of 26.2, Italy's Vittoria Panizzon riding Chequers Play The Game on 26.9, and Sarah Bullimore and Corouet on 27.2. 

EquiRatings favourites to win this class are Nicola Wilson and Bulana who currently sit in fourth place, while China's Alex Hua Tian is having a great event so far, lying fifth on Ballbreaker SD.

Long format dressage starts at 8.40am tomorrow.

View times and scores HERE

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