EQUESTRIAN: Coral gets Burghley lift

Coral Keen and Wellshead Fare Opposition

Coral Keen and Wellshead Fare Opposition

First published in Sport

DEVIZES eventer Coral Keen will make her debut at September’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, riding Wellshead Fare Opposition.

Keen, 27, will route the ten-year-old gelding to the four star competition following a successful outing at Aston-Le-Walls at the weekend where they finished fourth in an open intermediate section.

She said: “It was his first run back after Bramham last month where we had a top 20 placing in the CCI3*. He did a good dressage test and a super double clear showjumping and cross-country. He’ll now go to Hartpury CIC3* in August before we go to Land Rover Burghley.

“It’s obviously a huge event but I have so much confidence in Derby (Wellshead Fare Opposition). He has a huge amount of scope and ability and he loves the job. He’s like a Range Rover Sport with a leg at four corners but with so much power and class.”

Bromham's Libby Seed and What a Catch II have been named as reserves for the British team to take part in the European Junior Championships at Bishop Burton College, Yorkshire, from August 14-17.

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