6 Sep 2010

New Zealander Powell wins Burghley

7:01 pm on 6 September 2010

The New Zealand equestrian Caroline Powell has achieved a career high with victory at the prestigious Burghley Horse Trials in England.

Powell partnered her 17 year old horse Lenamore to a clear showjumping round to edge out the top Englishman William Fox-Pitt by 4.2 points.

It was the first four-star title for Powell who's the fourth New Zealander after Mark Todd, Blyth and Andrew Nicholson to win the event.