Those who contributed to the kitty for Holly Payne Caravella’s trip to the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials with Never Outfoxed saw their contributions validated last weekend, when she finished 19th in what many consider the world’s toughest 4-star.
Holly and Fox had no jumping penalties on cross-country, despite going near the end of the jumping order when the footing had deteriorated on a rainy day. They did have time penalties, but so did everyone else, and 28 horses were either eliminated or retired on cross-country. Only 38 from the starting field of 68 finished the event.
Holly, 50th after dressage, moved up to 17th with her thoroughbred after cross-country. She had four rails in show jumping that put her down two placings.
She’s staying in England to contest the Blenheim Palace International 3-star with another thoroughbred, Santino, this weekend. She got a Land Rover/U.S Equestrian Federation grant for this competition.