Check out the Badminton CCI4* entry list – 85 accepted and 36 on the waitlist

Photo via Badminton Horse Trials on Facebook.

Photo via Badminton Horse Trials on Facebook.

Perris-April-770x170

 

Check out the Badminton CCI4* entry list – 85 accepted and 36 on the waitlist

Finally, the 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI4* have gone live. As usual, this four-star is oversubscribed to and although 85 entries have been accepted there are still 36 pairs on the waitlist.

The 2016 Badminton winner, Michael Jung (GER) is back to defend his title with his champion mount, La Biosthetique Sam FBW. This formidable pair had a banner 2016 season, winning Badminton and winning their second individual gold medal at the Rio Olympics. Although, they are going to face some tough competition at Badminton. Rio Olympic individual silver medalist, Astier Nicolas (FRA) will be aboard his Rio partner, Piaf de B’Neville. The 2016 Burghley CCI4* champion, Chis Burton (AUS) is set to ride two horses, TS Jamaimo (2013 Adelaide CCI4* winner) and Graf Liberty.

Worldwide Eventing fans will be happy to note that the legendary Sir Mark Todd (NZL) will also be tackling Badminton on two mounts, NZB Campino and Leonidas II. Mark Todd is 61-years-old and proof that age is no match for eventers.

Best of all, the famous Andrew Nicholson (NZL) make his return to Badminton this year, he is entered on Nereo and Qwanza. He did not compete at the 2016 Badminton because a neck injury he suffered after falling from Cillnabradden Evo at the final fence on cross-country at the CIC3* at the Festival of British Eventing in August 2015. Andrew did, however, have a very successful 2016 season, which was highlighted by a 2nd place finish at the Burghley CCI4* with Nereo. Andrew and Nereo certainly have the ability to give Michael and Sam a run for their money this spring.

There are six American duos among this year’s Badminton entries:

  • Hannah Sue Burnett & Harbour Pilot
  • Katherine Coleman & Longwood
  • Lauren Kieffer & Veronica
  • Lauren Kieffer & Landmark’s Monte Carlo
  • Lynn Symansky & Donner
  • Elisa Wallace & Simply Priceless.

An American rider has not won Badminton since David O’Connor and Custom Made claimed the title in 1997. Perhaps this will be their year?

Canadians will be happy to see Rebecca Howard (CAN) and Riddle Master on the entry list. This duo made our country proud last year, bringing home a tenth place individual place finish at the Rio Olympics. Rebecca and Riddle Master have had success at Badminton in the past, finishing 12th in 2014. Eventing Connect is a little bias and will be cheering the hardest for Rebecca at Badminton.

 

Click here to check out the full Badminton entries and waitlist 

 

Scroll for more top stories on Eventing Connect

bitofbritain-Week1

 

Sunday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay | Eventing Connect   Sunday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   …

11 Flawless show jumping pictures that will inspire you today and every day | Eventing Connect   11 Flawless show jumping pictures that will inspire you today and every day Show jumping is really an artform. It takes an incred…

Eastern Hay 770x170-March-2

Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Charlotte Collier | Eventing Connect    Rider Connect sponsor: Bit of Britain has been a trusted source for quality horse tack and equestrian clothing since 1987. Ri…

1995 Newdale H.T. Advanced cross-country action – VIDEO Break | Eventing Connect   1995 Newdale H.T. Advanced cross-country action – VIDEO Break Take a trip back in time to the 1995 Newdale Horse Trials in Wester…

2017 Rolex Kentucky CCI4* to premiere “Champions Live!” Event | Eventing Connect   Connect with the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* action: [Website] [Schedule] [Draw Order] 2017 Rolex Kentucky CCI4* to premiere “Champion…

Dressage judge comments scribes did write: Part 26 | Eventing Connect   Dressage judge comments scribes did write: Part 26 People from all over the world read, Tuesday’s Top 10 – Dressage judge comments…

Friday’s Fashion – In vogue dressage tailcoats | Eventing Connect   This series features fashion must have items for riders and their horses. Tune in every Friday with your (or your parents’ or…

How to win a CCI1* – VIDEO Break | Eventing Connect   How to win a CCI1* – VIDEO Break Winning an FEI event is no easy task. So just what just does it take to be victorious in a CCI1*? …

Follow these four tips to start your Eventing season successfully | Eventing Connect   Follow these four tips to start your Eventing season successfully Given that lots of riders spend the winter months down south …

11 “Oh no you didn’t” moments every horse owner has faced | Eventing Connect   11 “Oh no you didn’t” moments every horse owner has faced Horses are like toddlers on steroids. Actually, they’re more like Godzi…

The pains and frustrations of selling horses poetically illustrated – VIDEO Break | Eventing Connect   The pains and frustrations of selling horses poetically illustrated – VIDEO Break Selling a horse can be a complete nightmare. Al…

The big ‘A’ – Why this milestone is just the beginning | Eventing Connect   The big ‘A’ – Why this milestone is just the beginning When I called my trainer, Packy McGuaghan, after Carolina International t…

Sassy mares do not play nice with toy horses – VIDEO Break | Eventing Connect   Sassy mares do not play nice with toy horses – VIDEO Break This mare is not quite sure to make of the toy horse that her owners p…

Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Hayley Smith | Eventing Connect    Rider Connect sponsor: Bit of Britain has been a trusted source for quality horse tack and equestrian clothing since 1987. Ri…

27 Irish Sport Horses are set to compete at this year’s Rolex Kentucky CCI4* | Eventing Connect   Connect with the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* action: [Website] [Schedule] [Draw Order] 27 Irish Sport Horses are set to compete at this …

Delving into the minds of four-star riders – Joe Meyer (NZL) | Eventing Connect   Delving into the minds of four-star riders – Joe Meyer (NZL) There is a significant difference between an equestrian and an Event…

Tuesday’s Top 10 – Excuses for never competing at a CCI4* | Eventing Connect WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour Check in every Tuesday for our Top 10 list that could feature just about anyone or anyt…

Finding motivation when life gets busy – from Bit of Britain | Eventing Connect   We are excited to bring you updates throughout the year from Bit of Britain’s 2017 Top Riders. Today, the Silver Sponsorship win…

Four-word horror stories: Horse edition | Eventing Connect   WARNING: Uncensored language. But all in fun. Four-word horror stories: Horse edition Cruising around the internet the other day…

Win a custom halter if your horse has the most awesome Spring-themed name | Eventing Connect   Win a custom halter if your horse has the most awesome Spring-themed name We are thrilled to partner with Perri’s Leather and b…

Send a picture of your shabby breeches for a chance to win a CHIC pair from Noel Asmar Equestrian | Eventing Connect   Send a picture of your shabby breeches for a chance to win a CHIC pair from Noel Asmar Equestrian We are beyond excited to partner …