Category Archives: 2016 Badminton

Olympic hopefuls in the hunt at Badminton while Michael Jung is aiming to make history

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Entries] There is always an extra frisson of excitement surrounding the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR), fourth leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016, in an Olympic year, and 2016 will be no exception as the historic event has received an exceptionally star-studded entry from 14 nations. In modern times, Olympic champions Mark Todd (NZL), Matt Ryan (AUS), Blyth Tait (NZL), David O’Connor (USA), Leslie Law (GBR) and Hinrich Romeike (GER), along with many other Olympic medalists had all won, or been highly placed, at the world’s oldest CCI4*. As…

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Andrew Nicholson withdraws from Badminton

Doubting his fitness after competing four horses at the advanced level over the weekend and feeling very tired, Andrew has made the difficult decision to reroute to other challenging competitions later in the season. Andrew said to the Horse and Hound, “I successfully rode four horses in the advanced at Withington on Sunday, all of whom won prizes, but was aware I felt fatigued by the end of the seven-minute cross-country course. It would therefore not be sensible to attempt an 11½-minute course at Badminton.” Andrew suffered a neck injury after falling from Cillnabradden Evo at the final fence on…

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