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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.