Category Archives: 2016 Badminton

Top 10 triumphant moments at Badminton 2016

  Badminton 2016 was a weekend filled with highs and lows for riders across the leaderboard. We all watched anxiously cheering on riders who were there to make history and some just to score a personal best. Let’s take a moment and celebrate  the “Top 10 triumphant moments” at Badminton this year.   10. Mark Todd (NZL) making another legendary cross-country save and riding to a 4th place finish with Leonidas II. He might be 60-years-old but he can still pull off saves that a fit 30-year-old wouldn’t be able to make. He also showed his fellow Kiwis that he is still…

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Michael Jung rides into history at Badminton

  Connect with the Badminton action:  [Website] [Results] [Cross-country highlight video] There were happy scenes at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR), fourth leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016, as a sell-out crowd watched the phenomenal Michael Jung (GER) La Biosthetique Sam FBW make history. He is the first German to win the 67-year-old event and, in the process, has become only the second winner of the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing. The top four riders after Cross Country all went clear in a tense final Jumping phase, but Jung was the clear winner by a huge nine-penalty margin,…

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Social Media Files – What’s happening Saturday at Badminton?

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend: [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] [Cross-country highlight video] Michael Jung (GER) and La Biosthetique Sam FBW made Badminton look like a Novice course today and flew around clear, inside the time to hold his lead. Michael is one horse inspection and a show jumping round away from winning the Rolex Grand Slam. He will be the second rider in history to pull off this great feat, since Pippa Funnel (GBR) won it in 2003. It will be one of the most exciting show jumping days ever at Badminton. Check out the things happening…

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Michael Jung takes a two rail lead after cross-country and honing in on the Rolex Grand Slam

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] [Cross-country highlight video] For the second time in a week, Michael Jung (GER) showed exactly why he is world number one, producing an outstanding display of sympathetic horsemanship to retain his lead after the Cross Country phase at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR), fourth leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016. He has a wonderfully trusting partnership with La Biosthetique Sam FBW and the pair gave a masterclass in bold, accurate jumping and galloping over what was to prove an influential course. The Olympic champion now has…

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Mark Todd makes another legendary save and more great cross-country moments – Badminton 2016

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results]   Take the time and watch this short video to relive some great cross-country moments from Badminton 2016. Check out the great save by the legendary Mark Todd and a couple of others that will leave you bewildered at how these riders manage to stay on. Badminton 2016 cross country highlights   FEI Report   Michael discusses his flawless round:

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How does Andrew Nicholson feel about Michael winning the Rolex Grand Slam?

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results]   Making the tough decision to withdraw from the competition did not keep Andrew away from Badminton. Watch this video to hear in detail why he made the decision not to compete and how he feels about Michael Jung possibly winning the Rolex Grand Slam that evaded him a few years ago.  

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Social Media Files – What’s happening Friday at Badminton?

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] Dressage has concluded at Badminton and unsurprisingly Michael Jung (GER) and La Biosthetique Sam FBW are in the lead, but young Emily King (GBR) and Brookleigh are only 2.2 penalties behind. Cross-country kicks off tomorrow at 11:30 AM local time (6:30 AM EST) with Oliver Townend (GBR) and Armada as the trailblazers. Badminton has never been a dressage show and it will be exciting to see how the weekend plays out. Check out what the riders have been up to at Badminton while you wait for the cross-country action…

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Emily King challenges Jung at Badminton

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] Emily King (GBR), the youngest rider at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR), fourth leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016, produced the performance of the day and is in second place behind first-day leaders Michael Jung (GER) and La Biosthetique Sam FBW at the end of the Dressage phase. King scored 36.8 in a beautiful test on the 13-year-old Westphalian Brookleigh and is 2.4 penalties behind the Olympic champion, who retains pole position going into tomorrow’s Cross Country. King’s riding was calm and mature and she and…

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Michael Jung takes an early lead with the Rolex Grand Slam on the line

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] No German rider has won the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR), fourth leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016, in its 67-year history, but two of them are currently heading the leaderboard after the first day of Dressage and few would bet against this being the year that history is made. Michael Jung (GER), who flew straight to Badminton after his victory at Kentucky (USA) on Sunday, and La Biosthetique Sam FBW lead Andreas Ostholt (So Is Et), the two German riders earning the only sub-40 marks of…

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Random ‘Facts and Stats’ about Badminton that you should know from our trivia crackhead

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Entries] 2010-2015 If you love Eventing trivia, we have lots to share. Our resident Eventing Geek has delved into our database to bring you all sorts of useless (but interesting) Eventing information. In the last six years, the Badminton CCI4* has only ran five times because in 2012 it was cancelled due to rain. Enjoy this year’s second edition of Facts and Stats – Badminton 2010-2015:   Starters: Since 2010, 416 duos have taken on Badminton. 213 starters have been women, 203 have been men.   Finishers: A respectable number of riders have successfully finished Badminton with an event completion rate of 63%, with 260 finishers. The boys have…

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