2011 Burghley HT – Neville Bardos

7th Place

After a horrendous preparation for Burghley, which included Neville being the last horse dragged out of the burning barn which claimed six horse’s lives and the passing of both of our Dads……my old sparing partner, Neville, stepped up to the plate once again.

Burghley was a massive course, bigger than the WEG, that ran for a grueling 11minutes and 40 seconds. Neville gutted it out the whole way jumping clear and making it inside the time. Unfortunately we pulled a rail the next day which cost us 4th place and about $20,000 in prize money, but finishing 7th and the top placing American pair didn’t disappoint!

It was an emotional event for me due to the terrible lead up. Neville proved once again that he is a remarkable athlete by getting fit for this event in only 8 weeks. It was also the first four star event where Neville competed under his new owners (10 of them) of the Neville Bardos Syndicate.

Photo credit Calina, Horse Junkies United!



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