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Michael Jung takes a two rail lead after cross-country and honing in on the Rolex Grand Slam 2016 Badminton,Events

  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 2016 Badminton,Galleries,Missed it?

  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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Badminton, fashion critiques and selfies with my Eventing hero Missed it?,Riders

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results]   Hard on the heels of a thrilling Rolex Kentucky comes the most prestigious four star event in Europe. It’s Badminton time! The ‘Jungernaut’ dominated State side last week and he heads to Badminton with a live chance of winning not only the 4*title, but of also collecting the much coveted Rolex Grand Slam bonus purse of $350, 000. To win the Grand Slam, a rider must consecutively win Badminton, Burghley and Kentucky CCI4* events. The only rider to previously do so was Pippa Funnell in 2003. She…

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Olympic hopefuls in the hunt at Badminton while Michael Jung is aiming to make history 2016 Badminton,2016 Events,Events

  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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The secret to producing New Zealand’s Eventing legends uncovered Events

Did you ever wonder why New Zealand has such a fierce group of top Eventers? How does a small nation with a small Eventing circuit produce some of the sports biggest legends. Well we may have discovered a common thread that ties together the Kiwi Elite. Wendy Lansdown is a former Pony Clubber from New Zealand. She is now involved in both the Pony Club and eventing scenes in New Zealand. She is also a well-respected course designer for many events there. Wendy was the team manager for the New Zealand Inter-Pacific Exchange Team, here is what she has to…

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92 pairs contesting Burghley – Here is the drawn order Events,Missed it?

The drawn order has been announced for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials CCI4* on September 3rd to 6th. Currently, there are 92 duos set to compete but there have been 95 numbers assigned because two riders have multiple entries that they will not be riding. Oliver Townend has four mounts listed but will only ride three. Pippa Funnel has three horses listed but she is only going to ride two. Some riders currently in the drawn order for Burghley may still withdraw and reroute to Blair Castle European Championships. William Fox-Pitt (GBR) has two horses on the start list, Fernhill…

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Friday’s Five – Who will top the leaderboard at the 2015 Luhmuhlen CCI4* 2015 Luhmühlen,Riders

The best way to predict the future is by looking at the past. We analyzed the FEI records of everyone entered at the Luhmuhlen CCI4* to predict who the top five duos will be next Sunday. Here are our picks: 5. Dirk Schrade (GER) & Hop and Skip Lifetime best CCI4* score: 49.2 – 6th at Luhmuhlen 2011 Most recent CCI4* outing: 135.3 – 45th WEG 2014 Last FEI outing: 45.3 – 5th at Houghton Hall CIC3* 2015 Dirk and his 16-year-old, British Sport Horse, gelding, Hop and Skip, have a wealth of experience, with a total of 35 FEI…

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Time travel to 1984 for Mark Todd’s debut on reality TV – Saturday’s VIDEO Break Missed it?

A New Zealand television program “This is your life” kicked off it’s very first episode in 1984 with a tribute to the then 28 year old Mark Todd right after his Olympic gold medal win at the Los Angeles Olympics. The premise of the program was to lure an unsuspecting guest to the studio using a false reason. They would then surprise the guest with live appearances of very important friends and loved ones to tell the guest’s life story. Transport back to 1984 and watch the Mark Todd story up to that point. It is a real treat to…

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From CCI1* to CCI4* in one year – Gabriel Figueiredo Silva Cury – 30 Under 30 2014's 30 Under 30,Missed it?

At the age of 20, Gabriel Figueiredo Silva Cury (BRA) was the youngest rider competing at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG). This year’s WEG was one of the most grueling cross-country courses in recent history. Unfortunately, it was the undoing for many riders and the end of their WEG dreams. Despite this being Gabriel’s first four-star attempt, he rode around the course with one run-out and some time faults. This is quite an impressive feat for a Young Rider who only began his Eventing career in 2012. After competing at his first ever CCI1* event at Hartpury in August…

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