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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Oliver Townend Leads Badminton Dressage After First Day

Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Fresh off his win at the Land Rover Kentucky Rolex event, Oliver Townend is again sitting in first place after the first day of Dressage at the Badminton Horse Trials on his first ride, Cillnabradden Evo. The two logged an incredible 19.7 — the lowest score in Badminton history and a personal best for both […]

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Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class Pull off Second Win at Rolex

Oliver Townend Wins Rolex

Coming into show jumping today at Rolex, the top riders had no room for error. Oliver Townend led with 25.3; Boyd Martin sat in second with 27.9; and Tim Price was third with 30.9. All three rode flawless clear rounds. This means that Townend wins his second Rolex on Coolio. Remember that it’s free to […]

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Oliver Townend and Cooly Master Class Hold onto the Lead after XC

Oliver Towned and Cooly Master Class Lindsay Berreth Photo

Oliver Townend and Cooly Master Class retained their lead after XC today in Kentucky, adding just 1.2 time faults to their dressage score. This gives him less than a rail over Boyd Martin who moved up to second on Tsetserleg (I do have a liking for dark brown Trakehners!) Note: “Coolio” lost a shoe mid-way […]

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And a Rail Makes the Difference in Kentucky

Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class

Show jumping is typically not the most exciting part of an even like Kentucky. That’s usually reserved for cross country. However, coming into the final phase today, the top three riders were separated by only 1.2 points, so even a time fault would change the rankings. When Michael Jung and Christopher Burton both had rails, […]

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Oliver Townend holds on for the Win

Oliver Townend’s lucky color must be gray. After winning Burghley in 2007 on Carousel Quest, Ballaghmor Class carried him to victory again today. They used up the rail they had in hand early on in the course, but managed to jump clean with only one time fault. It was a tough course — only five […]

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