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EQUESTRIAN: Jock Paget gallops from Burghley to Pontispool
4:02pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in Sport
JOCK Paget, who became only the second man in history to land the Badminton/Burghley double in the same year since Ginny Leng in 1989 with Master Craftsman, looks set to be the star attraction at Pontispool Horse Trials near Taunton on Sunday and Monday.
Organiser Richard Mitford-Slade said: “After Jock’s triumph at Burghley on Sunday there will be plenty of people wanting to catch a glimpse of Jock in action on the cross country courses.
“We’re very lucky that many of the world’s top riders regularly compete here, and it’s testament to the work we put in to produce track and ground that riders want.”
Other top riders heading to Pontispool include William Fox-Pitt, Sam Griffiths, Sir Mark Todd, Jonelle Richards and Canada’s Rebecca Howard, who was 12th.
Entrance to the trials is £10 per car – £5 single occupancy – with the proceeds donated to a local charity. The cross country action gets underway at 9am.
For more details visit www.pontispool.com or follow Pontispool on Facebook and Twitter.