Landioso and Mackenna at Gatcombe!
Mackenna and Landioso have been having an incredible European summer season! Landioso has proven that he’s no worse for wear after his tough start to the summer, and they’re now set to compete at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials CCI4* this weekend. Mackenna and Landi have spent the past few weeks fine-tuning the small details, and both are feeling better than ever!
As a final prep run before Burghley, Mackenna and Landioso tackled the Gatcombe Horse Trials earlier this month, also known as the Festival of British Eventing. They competed in the Advanced division, scoring an impressive 28.8 with two fantastic jumping phases to finish in the top six in the massive division. It was the perfect final run before Burghley for Landi, and Mackenna was thrilled with their weekend.
While her plans have changed quite a bit from what they’d been at the beginning of the summer when they arrived in England, Mackenna truly would not change a thing about her European experience so far, and she’d like to thank all who’ve made it happen, from everyone at US Equestrian who helped arrange her trip, to her coaches, vets, farrier, and entire support system, she wouldn’t have been able to do this without you!
Earlier this week, Mackenna met up with fellow West Coast rider Andrea Baxter, who’d also flown over to compete at Burghley, and together they moved into Burghley House on Tuesday! After a summer away from home, it’s so wonderful to have a familiar friend riding alongside her this weekend. Landi is feeling better than ever, and they can’t wait to kick off the competition. Make sure you follow along on social media for the latest updates and details throughout the week! It’s sure going to be exciting.
Once again, Mackenna would love to send a huge thank you to her amazing support team – from her incredible coaches, Tamie and Heather, to her wonderful owners, sponsors, friends, and family for their unwavering support. She’s so excited to continue her adventure, and hopes this opportunity will further prepare her to represent the United States internationally in the future.