2015 Success at Camphire:
Australian Chris ‘Burto’ Burton dazzled in the Castleacre Insurance CCI 2*, winning both first and second place, and setting two Equiratings World Records for lowest international finishing score overall and for lowest dressage score in a CCI 2*. Burton scored an incredible 24.5 with his own Sandro Hit gelding, Santano II, picking up no additional penalties in cross-country or showjumping to finish on 24.5. This is the lowest finishing score for any international class since 2010, and beats a record previously held by Eventing World Champion Sandra Auffarth.
Burton also swept second-place honours in the Castleacre Insurance CCI2* with the Irish gelding Cooley Lands. New Zealander Jesse Campbell was third on her own gelding, Cleveland.
Burton continued his fantastic form, taking first place on the podium for Camphire’s feature class, the GAIN/Alltech CIC3*, riding his own Nobilis 18. Burton set off for cross-country on his dressage score of 39.1, having put in a clear round showj umping on Saturday night. In heavy wet conditions, Burton and Nobilis added 8 cross-country faults, finishing on 47.1 to take home the top honours. Burton rode for Australia at the London 2012 Olympics, and is ranked 30th in the world.
Second place in the GAIN/Alltech CIC***, went to Irish Junior-gold-medalist Cathal Daniels on the 8-year-old Irish chestnut mare Rioghan Rua. Eighteen-year-old Cathal Daniels also won the Bucas CIC2* Young Rider class on the 13-year-old black Irish stallion Barnaboy Freeman.
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