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Ryan Wood had four horses contesting this year’s USEA Adequan Advanced Gold Cup Championship Finals, and he claimed the tip-top leaderboard positions with two of them. Ryan and cross country leader Powell, a 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding
The Australian Olympic medallist had four rails in hand as he cantered into the arena on Sue Lawson and Carolyn Townsend’s Nobilis 18, and he needed every single one of them as the 11-year-old dropped fence after fence.
Burton said “He’s basically a careful showjumper and he warmed up well, but in the end he got a bit tired and had a few down.”
In taking the title, Christopher became the first Australian rider to win Burghley for more than a decade and also ticked the important personal box of scoring his first four-star win on British soil.
Edwina Tops-Alexander and Matt Williams have qualified through to the individual show jumping final on Friday. It is the third consecutive Olympic individual final for Tops-Alexander and Williams’ second after the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. In today’s round, Tops-Alexander and her horse Lintea Tequila picked up four jumping penalties, bringing their qualifying total to nine and ranking to equal 23rd. “She’s still on fire, still got plenty of energy in her,” said Tops-Alexander of her mare.
EQUESTRIAN: Australia has won the bronze medal in the team three-day event behind France and defending champions Germany.
Dr XC SJ
FRA France 122.20/2 161.00/3 169.00/1
GER Germany 122.00/1 172.80/4 172.80/2
AUS Australia 126.40/3 150.30/1 175.30/3
Dr XC SJ1 SJ2 Final
1 GER JUNG Michael – SAM FBW 40.90/5 0.00/2 0.00/1 0.00/1 40.90
2 FRA NICOLAS Astier – PIAF DE B’NEVILLE 42.00/11 0.00/3 0.00/2 6.00/2 48.00
3 USA DUTTON Phillip – MIGHTY NICE 43.60/15 3.20/5 1.00/4 4.00/3 51.80
4 AUS GRIFFITHS Sam – PAULANK BROCKAGH 46.30/22 6.80/9 0.00/6 0.00/4 53.10
5 AUS BURTON Christopher – SANTANO II 37.60/2 0.00/1 8.00/3 8.00/5 53.60