Andrew Nicholson and Nereo Win Badminton

It took Andrew Nicholson 37 tries to win Badminton, but today he achieved his goal riding the 17-year old Nereo, defeating defending Badminton champ Michael Jung aboard La Biosthetique Sam FBW.  This was Nicholson’s win is his biggest since coming back from neck surgery following a fall in 2015 which nearly paralyzed him. Nicholson rode in his […]

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Michael Jung wins Badminton . . . and the Rolex Grand Slam

Last week, Michael Jung won Rolex riding Fischerrocana FST. This week he won Badminton on Le Biosthetique-Sam FBW. But that’s not all. He also picked up a cool $350,000 for winning the Rolex Grand Slam — which means he won Rolex, Burghley and Badminton in succession. Only Pippa Funnel has accomplished this before and that […]

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Badminton takes its toll

I read somewhere that after last year, Mark Todd said that the Badminton course was more like a 3 1/2* rather than a 4*. Be careful what you wish for. This year’s course was tough, made even tougher by bad weather. The result? Some of the top names in eventing didn’t complete the course. Out […]

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Who needs a horse to jump around Badminton?

Mat Armitage of 3RUN shows that it’s not necessary to have a horse to jump around Badminton! An accomplished freerunner who is recognized for his fast spins and rotations, Mat gives a whole new dimension to Badminton cross country! Of course, he would have incurred 20 penalties for the run out and I’m not sure […]

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2013 Badminton Course Walk

There was no Badminton 2012 — the event was cancelled because of flooding. But hopes are high for this year’s event. Walk the course with designer Hugh Thomas and learn about the challenges facing riders this year. Thomas is enthusiastic about the quality of this years entries which include all the medalists from the London […]

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Badminton Cancelled!

Organizers today cancelled the Badminton horse trials after weeks of rain left the grounds flooded and the footing unsafe. The prestigious 4-star event was scheduled to start this Friday and will not be rescheduled. I can’t imagine what it must be like for competitors — many of whom have flown their horses to the UK […]

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Badminton 2011 underway!

Some year I’m going to attend Badminton in person. This year, I’ll have to make do with the video coverage and the extensive reporting. After the first day of dressage, 21-year old Laura Collett and Rayef are in the lead with a score of 36.5 penalties. Not bad for her Badminton debut! Of course, everyone […]

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