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Burghley Horse Trials Star ‘Ballaghmor Class’

We take a look at 2017 Burghley Horse Trials  winner ‘Thomas’

This horse has shot to fame at the weekend after winning with team GB’s Oliver Townsend, so here we give you more information on this gorgeous chap who we’re sure will be one to watch now he’s had such a successful win with Oliver.

Stable name: Thomas
Height: 16.2hh
Sex: Gelding
Foaled: 2007
Sire: Courage II
Dam: Kilderry Place
BE points: 531

Burghley was actually Ballaghmor Class’s four-star debut! Making the result even more incredible. 


What does Oliver have to say about the now famous horse? “He’s a young horse who’s not established at this level,” said Oliver. “He’s a 10-year-old and it’s probably very early for him to be here, but we have no worry ability-wise, and we have no worry with his jumping confidence, so we thought, why not? He’s still weak, he’s still babyish, but I couldn’t be happier with him.”

Congratulations to Team GB star Oliver and ‘Thomas’, we’re delighted to see a young horse making a name for himself and enjoying himself so much too.