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Posted by Kirsty Pasto on 20/03/2022.
Chris Burton and Chedington Hazy Toulana
Moises Basallotte

‘Burto’ Wins CSI4* Small Grand Prix with ‘Chedington Hazy Toulana’

Chris Burton, known as one of the fastest cross country riders in the world, triumphed over a strong field to take the win in the 1.45 GP sponsored by the ‘Hospital de referencia La Equina’

Australian International eventer, Chris ‘Burto’ Burton, a two time Olympian, has already been showing off his talents by winning both 7YO classes, almost as soon as he arrived at the Andalucía Sunshine Tour. 

Today he had his biggest win of the event so far in the 1.45m Small Grand Prix, which was a jump off class, designed by the Venezuelan, Leopoldo Palacios and sponsored by the Hospital de referencia La Equina, a medical center specialising in equine treatment, located in Manilva, Malaga.

Chris Burton, was riding the fabulous 10yr old bay mare, KWPN ‘Chedington Hazy Toulana’  who is by ‘Toulon’ from ‘Heartbreaker’. He only took on the ride recently from Edwina Tops-Alexander but clearly these two have already formed a great partnership as they flew around the jump off in great style and won the class in a time of 45.88 seconds. 

In second place was top French rider, also an Olympian, Penelope Leprevost who looked to be the winner of the class until ‘Burto’ took to the ring.  Penelope  was riding the very fast ‘Djagger Semilly’ (‘Diamant de Semilly’) but in the end her time of 46.27s  was not quite enough for the win.  However she stayed in second place ahead of the Norwegian rider, Cecilie Hatteland who was riding ‘Alex’ a gelding by ‘Oakland’ and who also rode an excellent round, but her time was a little slower and she stopped the clock in 47.21s.

In fourth place was British,  Chloe Winchester, who was riding ‘Icaterma’ and had a good clear round in 47.21s and in fifth was another French rider,  Emeric George with ‘Calisco de Terlong’.  Miguel Valdés the director of La Equina Hospital gave out the prizes.


*Supplied by Sunshinetour

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