He was born in 1976, bred to race with hopes of winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup his sire was Precipice Wood and his dam Maytime. At 4 years old he went for training with Ian Stark and started his eventing career age 6.
In 1986 Glenburnie had to have an hobday operation - which is when a piece of laryngeal tissue is surgically removed causing a scar to form which will 'tighten' the larynx in a more open position - to allow more air in.
In 1989 they were part of the Gold winning team at the European Championships at Burghley. Then in 1991 they won Individual and Team Gold at the European Championships at Punchestown.
He retired in 1992, with Murphy Himself, at Burghley and spent several years hunting but in 1997 he suffered a stroke age 19.
Glenburnie was often injuring himself and consequently spent quite a lot of time off work during his career. His dressage was not the best but watching him across country was special.
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