Laura Collett and London 52 Win Badminton

Lauren Collett riding London 52 wins the Badminton Horse Trials. Photo Courtesy of Badminton Horse trials

Laura Collett and her Olympic gold medal horse, London 52, won Badminton yesterday, adding just 04 penalties to their dressage score. Winning with a total score of 21.4 set a new record for the Horse Trials. Ros Cantor, who finished second on Lordships Graffalo, was the only rider to finish on their dressage score and […]

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Laura Collett and London 52 Lead after Dressage at Badminton

Laura Collett riding London 52 for GREAT BRITAIN Photo courtesy of Badminton Horse trials.

Laura Collett and her Olympic gold medal partner London 52 are leading the field of 83 horse and rider combinations after two days of dressage at Badminton. The pair delivered a personal best with a score of 21.0. Tom McEwen and Toledo de Kerser, who led after day one, are in second place with a […]

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Piggy French wins Badminton, and the success of frangible pins

Pigg French and Vanir Kamira

What a day for Piggy French! After 24 attempts at the 5* level, she pulled ahead of Oliver Townend in the show jumping phase, to win by 0.8 seconds on Vanir Kamira. Her clear round was unexpected as show jumping is not the mare’s strong suit. Oliver Townend finished second on his 2017 Burghley winner, […]

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Oliver Townend sitting in First and Second place after Dressage

Oliver Townend has pulled of another first: He’s the first to be sitting in first and second place after dressage at Badminton. Yesterday, Townend scored the lowest score ever recorded at Badminton –19.7– on riding Cillnabradden Evo. Today he laid down a 21.1 with his 2017 Burghley winner Ballaghmor Class. He earned three perfect 10’s […]

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More 2014 Badminton video

Here’s some more footage from the cross country challenge yesterday at Badminton. Those are, indeed, old style xc fences with the added safety of frangible pins. Interesting to see the pin break — definitely increases the safety of the jumps.

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2014 Badminton XC preview

Tomorrow is cross country day at the Badminton Horse Trials. I so wish that they had the equivalent of Burghley TV! You can watch it on FEI TV ($34.99/month) or Horse & Country TV (offering 1 month free right now). Here are two videos that will get your heart rate up: The XC preview and […]

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