Piggy March and Vanir Kamira, who were Burghley Horse Trials runner’s up in both 2017 and 2019 have now won in 2022.
Vanir Kamira is a 17 year old mare owned by Trevor Dicken’s who has also previously won Badminton Horse Trials.
After a class dressage test and clear inside the time cross country round Piggy and Vanir Kamira knocked one pole in the final days show jumping to finish on a final score of 27.0.
After winning the competition Piggy March said “Hallelujah! I’ve been through a rollercoaster of emotions today but the main one I’m feeling now is relief. Vanir Kamira (AKA Tilly Bean) so deserves this – to win at Burghley is so special and I’m delighted that she will have her name on Winners Avenue, she absolutely deserves it and this is what dreams are made of. “I think we rubbed virtually every fence, we usually do! Good horses were having two or three down in there so I had assumed we would too but she was just phenomenal.”
Close in 2nd place on a final score of 32.5 was Great Britians Tom Jackson and Capels Hollow Drift. Tom is based in Kent (near The Horse Exchange’s HQ!) Tom said “I don’t quite know how to sum up this week to be honest, “I’m absolutely over the moon – Capels Hollow Drift is pure class and to have delivered like he has over the last few days is just phenomenal and makes my life very easy. If I’m honest I came here thinking we were capable of a top-10 finish but to be on the podium is beyond expectations.”
In 3rd place was New Zealand’s Tim Price and Vitali who completed on 38.5 “He’s not God’s gift to show jumping, “but I think we’ll get there – he’s got the ability, I just have to find a way to get it out.” Tim’s wife Jonelle Price was fourth with Classic Moet on 40.2 after rolling two poles.