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Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 – Cross Country

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Last year’s Badminton was the first for Course Designer Giuseppe Della Chiesa, and it was influential. The course was tough, the time hard to make and the weather atrocious. It divided opinion. Many spectators vented their frustration online because they had not got to see their favourites riders and the day had been elongated by numerous holds on course. Many current and past eventers, however, loved it. It was praised as a “proper” four-star course.

It is important to remember, though, that as well as being the unofficial World Championship of eventing it is also one of the UK’s most popular sporting days out, with over 100,000 spectators coming through the gates most years. If della Chiesa was under pressure to make the course more accessible he succeeded: the cross-country phase of this year’s Badminton Horse Trials passed without a single hold on course, but was still influential because the time was hard to achieve.

[full set of images of the cross country phase of Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015]
paul tapner and kilronan - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Paul Tapner and KILRONAN at the Gatehouse Pond

jock paget and clifton promise gatehouse pond badminton - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Jock Paget and CLIFTON PROMISE at the Gatehouse Pond

jonelle price and classic moet - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Jonelle Price and CLASSIC MOET in the Gatehouse Pond

andrew nicholson and nereo gatehouse pond badminton horse trials - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Andrew Nicholson and NEREO in the Gatehouse Pond

merel blom and rumour has it - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Merel Blom and RUMOUR HAS IT at the mirage Pond

dee hankey and chequers playboy - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Dee Hankey and CHEQUERS PLAYBOY at the Mirage Pond

aoife clark and vaguely north - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Aoife Clark and VAGUELY NORTH jump the Swindon Designer Outlet Mound

rose carnegie and landine - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Rose Carnegie and LANDINE

bettina hoy and designer 10 badminton horse trials - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Bettina Hoy and DESIGNER 10

ingrid klimke and horseware hale bob - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Ingrid Klimke and HORSEWARE HALE BOB – cross country phase – Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, Badminton House, Saturday 9th May 2015.

ben way galley light the lake badminton horse trials - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Ben Way and GALLEY LIGHT

sam watson and horseware bushman badminton horse trials - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Sam Watson and HORSEWARE BUSHMAN

jonelle price and the deputy - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Jonelle Price and THE DEPUTY

andrew nicholson and calico joe - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Andrew Nicholson and CALICO JOE

william fox pitt and chilli morning dropping into badminton horse trials lake - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

William Fox-Pitt and CHILLI MORNING

jonathan paget and clifton lush - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Jonathan Paget and CLIFTON LUSH

nicola wilson and beltane queen - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Nicola Wilson and BELTANE QUEEN

francis whittington and hasty imp - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Francis Whittington and HASTY IMP

andrew heffernan and boleybawn ace - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

(King) Andrew Heffernan and BOLEYBAWN ACE

andrew hoy and rutherglen - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Andrew Hoy and RUTHERGLEN

pippa funnell and second supreme - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Pippa Funnell and SECOND SUPREME

sam griffiths and happy times - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Sam Griffiths and HAPPY TIMES

izzy taylor and kbis briarlands matilda - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Izzy Taylor and KBIS BRIARLANDS MATILDA

mark todd and oloa - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Mark Todd and OLOA

laura collett grand manoeuvre log pile badminton horse trials - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Laura Collett and GRAND MANOEUVRE

ben hobday mulrys error log pile badminton horse trials - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Ben Hobday and MULRYS ERROR

ingrid klimke and horseware hale bob badminton horse trials - Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 - Cross Country

Ingrid Klimke and HORSEWARE HALE BOB

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