The Canadians advanced from third to first to win their first team gold since 1991; Lindsay Traisnel grabs the bronze medal.
All four team members are in the top 8 individually following solid performances in the dressage phase; cross-country tomorrow.
The Canadian eventer has a new rising star in his barn who has won or placed in every event to date, including Cornbury House Horse Trials.
Eventers, show jumpers and dressage athletes all have impressive results in competitions in the US, the UK and Spain.
"We just have to keep focusing on the things that they did well so we can continue to build on that..." ~ chef d’équipe Rebecca Howard.
Laura Collett is crowned the winner with just 21.4 pp; Canadian Mike Winter and El Mundo successfully complete their first Badminton.
The victory came aboard Chilli Knight at the first CCI5* in Britain in two years due to the pandemic; Canada’s Mike Winter retires El Mundo on cross-country.
Canadian Mike Winter places 18th with El Mundo, while Izzy Taylor, Oliver Townend and Yasmin Ingham top the three 4* divisions.
Day 1 at FEI Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International sees a truly international field tackling the courses in CCI4* long and short competition.