Michael Jung and Sam, legendary combination
Michael Jung and La Bioesthetique Sam won Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.
Germany’s Michael Jung and his superstar partner, La Biosthetique Sam FBW, took the Land Rover Burghley title last Saturday 6 September and in doing so became the first German combination to have their names inscribed in this famous history book.The reigning Olympic and European Champion could not afford a single mistake in the final phase as the rider before him, Tim Price, had piled on the pressure by jumping an immaculate clear. But Sam, now 16 and undisputedly the best event horse of the modern era, gave every fence feet to spare. The grin on his rider’s face, together with the accompanying air-pump as he crossed the finish line, told the story. “To win Burghley is very special,” confirmed Michael, who had an eventful weekend having fallen from his other ride, Fischerrocana FST, on the cross-country. “I am lucky that I have two horses that have finished safe. Sam gave me a very good feeling warming up for the show jumping; he felt powerful and he was very concentrated. He is like a good friend to me; I have learnt a lot from him and hopefully he has learnt a little from me.”
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