5TH For Bango At Burghley : Tim Price
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Well after not seeing too many clears I was hoping Bango was feeling ready to take on the world by being alert and fresh, but I have to say he didn’t fill me with much confidence at the first fence which he was a little casual at but got away with it, after that he got up in the air and it was a lovely clear round, a real class piece of riding from Tim Price yet again as he is just such a lovely rider to watch in the showjumping as he allows the horse to stay soft and relaxed and forward thinking . He climbed the ladder throughout the event starting out at 11th after dressage moving to 7th after the cross country and with jumping a clear and riders that were ahead originally having poles they climbed up the board to finish 5th. I cannot help but feel that they deserved the win as Tim rode Bango so beautifully in every phase it was was a foot perfect event for them both and it was ultimately the time penalties on the cross country that cost them the win but what a piece of riding to watch and I will emulate to ride my own horses like that, the Kiwi’s just have a lovely way about them, the way they ride their horses and how they are with their horses, its a real bond and we should all aim to be like that.
Lloyd Bell Productions caught up with Tim after his round:
How was it for you Tim?
I was really happy, a clear round is what we are after at the end of the day and it was no fluke he is a good jumper and you just hope that nothing goes awry. He woke up really well this morning, he’s a bright horse he’s bottomless but you need to put that into a package and deliver it in the ring and we did that and I’m really happy.
Have you enjoyed Burghley 2019?
I always enjoy it, there is always so many different emotions in this journey of preparing horses to come here and try and deliver results and then to get to this end is quite a lot of relief, I have to admit, to get through regardless of what you have achieved or not achieved but yeah it’s always fun. I love it here the weather has been kind, the people are great so how can you not love it
What’s next for you ?
I have got a whole bunch at Gatcombe this coming weekend, Blenheim, Ligniere, Le Lion, Pau after that and Boekelo I missed out somewhere in between all that so give me another six weeks then I will be ready for a Holiday!
Well we wish Tim all the best with those events coming up and hope to see Bango back out next year after his holiday!!
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