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  Badminton cross-country (05/10/2014) 
5:58
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

Probably one of the most exciting Badminton cross country sessions I can recall, nothing as expected, really glad there’s been no real injuries, can’t wait for tomorrow now

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:58 Laura
5:57
H&H Carol: 

Hope you will all log on again with us tomorrow. See you then!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:57 H&H Carol
5:57
[Comment From Andrea/ViennaAndrea/Vienna: ] 

Thanks for the possibility to follow the competitors at this breathtaking course!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:57 Andrea/Vienna
5:57
[Comment From VirginiaVirginia: ] 

5am in NZ & we are stunned but thk u for fantastic coverage

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:57 Virginia
5:57
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

Those who got round should be thrilled with themselves!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:57 Rosie
5:57
H&H Carol: 

If you want to join us tomorrow during the showjumping the link is http://www.horseandhound.co… – Hope you will join us.

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:57 H&H Carol
5:56
H&H Carol: 

This service was brought to you by Horse & Hound, in association with Dodson & Horrell, the official nutrition suppliers to Equestrian Team GBR

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:56 H&H Carol
5:56
[Comment From MichaelMichael: ] 

Andrew and Nereo ok?

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:56 Michael
 
H&H Carol: 

Nereo didn’t fall. Andrew straight back on his feet

  H&H Carol
5:55
[Comment From ElizabethElizabeth: ] 

Thank you for the excellent commentary! I really appreciate it! Can’t believe that some of the world’s best riders couldn’t make it around. Tomorrow will be interesting, indeed… :-)

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:55 Elizabeth
5:55
H&H Carol: 

Don’t miss our full report on today’s action coming up on Horseandhound.co.uk laterm including video interview with riders after their cross-country rounds

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:55 H&H Carol
5:55
H&H Carol: 

Live cross-country results

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:55 H&H Carol
5:55
[Comment From JayneJayne: ] 

Thanks H&H for a fab fab fab service!!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:55 Jayne
5:54
[Comment From MichaelMichael: ] 

Thanks for a great night (3am here in Australia)

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:54 Michael
5:54
H&H Carol: 

Thank you all for joining us, and please before you go do check out the websitge of our sponsor Dodson & Horrell http://www.dodsonandhorrell… – we wouldn’t couldn’t bring this service to you with their support.

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:54 H&H Carol
5:54
[Comment From JemJem: ] 

Thank you for a tremendous service. Its been a great day

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:54 Jem
5:54
[Comment From WV, USAWV, USA: ] 

Sad for Clark. Super horseman & nicest guy. This is a young horse, he’ll be around another day.

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:54 WV, USA
5:54
H&H Carol: 

Well it has been quite an incredible day of cross-country. The press room is absolutely stunned by that!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:54 H&H Carol
5:53
[Comment From JayneJayne: ] 

Well i cannot believe this badminton!! What a day, who will win?

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:53 Jayne
5:53
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

Wow. Well who would have predicted that?!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:53 Laura
5:53
H&H Carol: 

I honestly can’t believe that has just happened!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:53 H&H Carol
5:53
H&H Carol: 

O M G! Nereo catches a leg jumping out of the Gatehouse New Pond, which hasn’t caused a problem all day and Andrew gets popped out the side door!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:53 H&H Carol
5:52
H&H Sophia: 

There hasnt been a single problem at that fence all day

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:52 H&H Sophia
5:52
H&H Sophia: 

Mr Stickability has fallen!!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:52 H&H Sophia
5:51
[Comment From Xc fanXc fan: ] 

Ohhhh noooo Clark! We are so sorry…..,Andrew will get around the old fashion way on this old fashion course!!!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:51 Xc fan
5:51
H&H Carol: 

Nereo very good through the Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:51 H&H Carol
5:51
H&H Carol: 

Nereo pings the Shogun Hollow

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:51 H&H Carol
5:50
H&H Sophia: 

That is the end of Clark’s dream of a Badminton title. Clark has decided to retire.

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:50 H&H Sophia
5:50
H&H Carol: 

Andrew shows his class through the Lake

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:50 H&H Carol
5:49
H&H Carol: 

Andrew sees a long one at Team GBR Silver Birches, Nereo answers

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:49 H&H Carol
5:49
H&H Sophia: 

Clark has a refusal at the first corner of the Huntmen’s close

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:49 H&H Sophia
5:49
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

Mr. Stickability

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:49 Rosie
5:49
H&H Carol: 

The weather is grim, horizontal rain. Clear down Savills escalator

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:49 H&H Carol
5:48
H&H Carol: 

Nereo over the first 4

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:48 H&H Carol
5:48
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Hopefully Andrew can make good time and go clear!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:48 Guest
5:48
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

If nicholson doesn’t do it on this horse I give up

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:48 Guest
5:48
H&H Sophia: 

Clark pops over the World Horse Welfare gates

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:48 H&H Sophia
5:48
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 5:48 
5:47
H&H Carol: 

So Nereo is the final horse on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:47 H&H Carol
5:47
[Comment From WV, USAWV, USA: ] 

Positive vibes for Clark!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:47 WV, USA
5:47
H&H Carol: 

The horse didn’t quite read the boat, stopped then jumped from a standstill and tipped Tim off

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:47 H&H Carol
5:46
H&H Sophia: 

Clark as jumped nicely through the Fence 18

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:46 H&H Sophia
5:46
H&H Carol: 

Tim Price has taken a ducking in the Lake

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:46 H&H Carol
5:46
H&H Sophia: 

The horse goes through the Mirage Pond as well as anyone we have seen today

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:46 H&H Sophia
5:46
[Comment From Xc fanXc fan: ] 

From BC Canada we are cheering for you Clark!!!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:46 Xc fan
5:46
H&H Carol: 

Andrew and Nereo are preparing to start

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:46 H&H Carol
5:45
H&H Sophia: 

Clark clears the PHEV Vicarage Vee but takes the flag out of the second part

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:45 H&H Sophia
5:45
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

It’s either a blessing or a curse for Clark. It does mean that the horse gets a breather

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:45 Rosie
5:45
H&H Carol: 

Tim Price down the Savills Escalator

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:45 H&H Carol
5:45
H&H Carol: 

Clark clear at the Gatehouse New Pond.

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:45 H&H Carol
5:44
H&H Carol: 

Clark riding well through the Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:44 H&H Carol
5:44
H&H Carol: 

Clark lovely through the Shogun Hollow

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:44 H&H Carol
5:43
[Comment From Xc fanXc fan: ] 

Too bad about this hold for the leader Clark ….it breaks your rhythm….I hope he can keep it together.

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:43 Xc fan
5:43
[Comment From Jennifer Cust NZJennifer Cust NZ: ] 

A great big THANK YOU for your terrific coverage

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:43 Jennifer Cust NZ
5:43
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

Nicola appears to be off for a chat with the TD

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:43 Erialc
5:43
H&H Carol: 

And we are off. Tim Prince is now on course with Wesko

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:43 H&H Carol
5:43
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Well done Nicole! Will she be ok at that flag?

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:43 Guest
 
H&H Carol: 

Will have to wait and see

  H&H Carol
5:43
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

I’m not sure today is a day to worry about time :) The mare will be the better for that run I should thing. Well ridden

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:43 Guest
5:42
[Comment From jackiejackie: ] 

Oh that’s brilliant for Nicola….Ive known her since she was a baby! Loving your commentary from my holiday home in Cape Verde. Thanks

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:42 jackie
5:42
H&H Carol: 

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Saturday May 10, 2014 5:42 H&H Carol
5:41
H&H Carol: 

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Saturday May 10, 2014 5:41 H&H Carol
5:41
H&H Sophia: 

Nicola finishes on 73.8 which is good enough for 11th place at the moment

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:41 H&H Sophia
5:40
H&H Sophia: 

Nicola seems to have another superstar. A huge grin as she finishes.

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:40 H&H Sophia
5:39
H&H Sophia: 

Nicola will be really pleased with this mare but she is a long way down on the time

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:39 H&H Sophia
5:39
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

Mark Todd’s score has been adjusted, 20 penalties removed

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:39 Erialc
 
H&H Carol: 

Yes, he was given 20m for crossing his tracks in water, later removed

  H&H Carol
5:38
[Comment From MeadowMeadow: ] 

If ever there would have been a horse for this course it would have been Opposition Buzz. Great to see Beltane Queen coming up well for Nicola :)

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:38 Meadow
5:38
H&H Sophia: 

Nicola goes long a the corner at Huntsman’s close. The mare climbs over the corner and not sure if she went the right side

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:38 H&H Sophia
5:38
[Comment From XanXan: ] 

I love Beltane Queen – that mare is brilliant! And I’ve always had a weak spot for odd markings =)

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:38 Xan
5:37
H&H Carol: 

Hold on course while the frangile pin at the pond is replaced

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:37 H&H Carol
5:37
[Comment From Emma in CanadaEmma in Canada: ] 

Another one bites the dust – sad to see William go

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:37 Emma in Canada
5:36
H&H Sophia: 

Nicola is clear over the gates and the L200 trailer

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:36 H&H Sophia
5:36
[Comment From ClaudiaClaudia: ] 

Oh my nerves. It’s changing all the time…

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:36 Claudia
5:36
[Comment From JoJoJoJo: ] 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WILLIAM!!!! WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO?!?!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:36 JoJo
5:35
H&H Carol: 

William has a horse fall at the Countryside Hedges. Horse and rider are both up and walking away

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:35 H&H Carol
5:35
H&H Sophia: 

Nicola jumps through fence 18

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:35 H&H Sophia
5:34
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Come on Nicola!!!! See do you have another opposition buzz on your hands!!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:34 Guest
5:34
H&H Carol: 

Clark very bold into the Lake and big jump out, on to the next

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:34 H&H Carol
5:34
H&H Sophia: 

Nicola seems to have got away with it

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:34 H&H Sophia
5:34
H&H Sophia: 

Nicola has a problem at the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:34 H&H Sophia
5:33
[Comment From Xc fanXc fan: ] 

Clark go Clark! Best luck to him.

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:33 Xc fan
5:33
H&H Carol: 

Clark clear at Savills Escalator

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:33 H&H Carol
5:33
H&H Carol: 

Strong riding by Nicola into the Gatehouse New Pond, breaks the pin going in, but clear and going well.

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:33 H&H Carol
5:33
H&H Sophia: 

William is clear the direct route at the Huntmen’s Close

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:33 H&H Sophia
5:33
H&H Carol: 

Nicola Wilson clears Shogun Hollow. Really well ridden by Nicola supporting the mare at the Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:33 H&H Carol
5:32
H&H Carol: 

Clark is away

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:32 H&H Carol
5:32
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 5:32 
5:31
[Comment From ToriTori: ] 

William and parklane hawk are showing us how it should be done

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:31 Tori
5:31
H&H Carol: 

Great riding by Nicola at the Lake. The mare is really jumping and earns a big pat!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:31 H&H Carol
5:31
H&H Sophia: 

Wiliam is clear through the Outlet Mound

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:31 H&H Sophia
5:31
H&H Carol: 

Next on course is our dressage leader Clark Montgomery riding Loghan Glen

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:31 H&H Carol
5:30
H&H Carol: 

Beltane Queen has her ears picked, clears the Team GBR Silver Birches

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:30 H&H Carol
5:30
H&H Sophia: 

A bit hairy because Parklane launched into the water but they are clear through the Mirage POnd

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:30 H&H Sophia
5:30
H&H Sophia: 

William is clear over the PHEV Vicarage Vee. Very stylish

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:30 H&H Sophia
5:29
[Comment From Xc fanXc fan: ] 

The Fox may really do it again !!! :))

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:29 Xc fan
5:29
H&H Carol: 

Nicola Wilson clears the Savills Escalator

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:29 H&H Carol
5:29
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

Oh Wow! didn’t realise there was a coloured in the field. Reminds me of Bits n Pieces

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:29 Rosie
5:29
H&H Carol: 

Parklane Hawk easily through the Gatehouse New Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:29 H&H Carol
5:28
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

I love Beltane Queen’s unusual markings, so pretty

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:28 Laura
5:28
H&H Carol: 

Wiliam and Parker over the Shogun Hollow, foot perfect at the Outlander bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:28 H&H Carol
5:28
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 5:28 
5:28
H&H Carol: 

Nicola Wilson and Beltane Queen away

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:28 H&H Carol
5:27
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

I agree Rosie, they need blood today it seems. Go Parker!! And Beltane queen is by a TB if I’m not mistaken, fingers and toes crossed

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:27 Guest
5:27
H&H Carol: 

Very stylish through the Lake for William and Parklane Hawk

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:27 H&H Carol
5:27
H&H Sophia: 

Mark Todd seems to have had his 20pen at the lake removed from his score. So he is now on 81.0 which puts him 16th place

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:27 H&H Sophia
5:27
[Comment From JoJoJoJo: ] 

I agree Elizabeth! Go WFP :)

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:27 JoJo
5:26
[Comment From Xc fanXc fan: ] 

Bravo Izzy!!!!!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:26 Xc fan
5:26
[Comment From WV, USAWV, USA: ] 

is it still raining? how’s the footing holding up?

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:26 WV, USA
 
H&H Carol: 

It is still raining but footing looks OK

  H&H Carol
5:26
H&H Carol: 

William clears the Team GBR Silver Birches

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:26 H&H Carol
5:26
[Comment From ElizabethElizabeth: ] 

Fingers and toes crossed for William!! Would love to see him have another shot at the Grand Slam!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:26 Elizabeth
5:26
H&H Carol: 

Nicola Wilson and Beltane Queen will be next on course. This is the horse’s first 4-star

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:26 H&H Carol
5:25
H&H Sophia: 

Bill is clear at the Quarry but is already over the time

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:25 H&H Sophia
5:25
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

Love seeing the full thoroughbreds go around! Not a massive fan of warmbloods

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:25 Rosie
5:25
H&H Sophia: 

Bill goes long at Huntsmen’s Close and goes clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:25 H&H Sophia
5:24
H&H Carol: 

William is in =7th after dressage

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:24 H&H Carol
5:24
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 5:24 
5:24
H&H Carol: 

William is underway to a be cheer from the crowds

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:24 H&H Carol
5:23
H&H Sophia: 

Izzy has finished on 81.80 for 16th and the moment but she has a huge grin on her face. Izzy really deserved to go clear on both rides today

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:23 H&H Sophia
5:22
H&H Sophia: 

Izzy’s horse is one of the freshest we have seen at this stage but the long route at the Vicarage Vee has cost her time wise

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:22 H&H Sophia
5:21
H&H Sophia: 

Izzy has gone clear at the Huntsmen’s Close and the Quarry

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:21 H&H Sophia
5:21
H&H Carol: 

Waiting for William to get underway while the frangible pin at fence 7 is repaired.

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:21 H&H Carol
5:20
H&H Sophia: 

Bill pops through the PHEV Vicarage Vee and smoothly through the Mirage Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:20 H&H Sophia
5:20
H&H Carol: 

Mark Todd scores 101pen

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:20 H&H Carol
5:20
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Interestingly, apart from winning Saumur last year, Titan hasn’t done any other cci***

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:20 Guest
5:19
H&H Carol: 

Bill has a good ride through the Gatehouse New Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:19 H&H Carol
5:19
H&H Sophia: 

Mark is now heading back into the arena but is a long way over the time and has been given 20pen for the lake

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:19 H&H Sophia
5:19
H&H Carol: 

Very positively ridden through the Outlander back by Bill Levett

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:19 H&H Carol
5:19
H&H Carol: 

Bill clear at the Shogun Hollow, clever horse

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:19 H&H Carol
5:18
H&H Sophia: 

Izzy also clear of the World Horse Welfare Garden Gates

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:18 H&H Sophia
5:18
H&H Sophia: 

Mark goes clear through the Huntmen’s Close the direct route

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:18 H&H Sophia
5:17
H&H Sophia: 

Izzy goes clear through fence 18 without any problems

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:17 H&H Sophia
5:17
H&H Carol: 

Bill through the Lake

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:17 H&H Carol
5:17
H&H Sophia: 

Izzy goes clear through the Mirage Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:17 H&H Sophia
5:16
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Shannondale titan, by limerick. Same sire as dressage leader

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:16 Guest
5:16
H&H Carol: 

Bill Levett is another to break the frangilbe pin at the second Team GBR Silver Birches

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:16 H&H Carol
5:16
H&H Sophia: 

Izzy has gone long at the PHEV Vicarage Vee and goes clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:16 H&H Sophia
5:16
H&H Carol: 

William waiting to start with Parklane Hawk

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:16 H&H Carol
5:15
H&H Carol: 

Very sticky into the Gatehouse New pond for Izzy Taylor

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:15 H&H Carol
5:15
H&H Carol: 

Izzy and Poposki very neat over the Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:15 H&H Carol
5:14
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 5:14 
5:14
H&H Sophia: 

It is looking a little bit wild but Mark is clear of fence 18

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:14 H&H Sophia
5:14
H&H Carol: 

Next to get underway is Bill Levett and Shannondale Titan

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:14 H&H Carol
5:13
H&H Sophia: 

Mark is also clear through the Mirage Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:13 H&H Sophia
5:13
H&H Sophia: 

A bit hairy but Mark is clear of the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:13 H&H Sophia
5:13
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

Argh this course is turning into a real giant slayer!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:13 Laura
5:13
[Comment From JoJoJoJo: ] 

OH NOOO PIPPA!! really wanted her to go clear :(

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:13 JoJo
5:13
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 5:13 
5:13
H&H Carol: 

Izzy Taylor and Thistledown Poposki on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:13 H&H Carol
5:12
H&H Carol: 

Todd through the Shogun Hollow. Clear over the Outlander bank and the Gatehouse New Pond. We think he got 20pen at the Lake

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:12 H&H Carol
5:10
H&H Sophia: 

Pippa is back on her feet

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:10 H&H Sophia
5:10
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

Mark almost went for a swim!

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:10 Erialc
5:10
H&H Sophia: 

Pippa Funnell falls at part B of fence 18. Redesigned left a leg and slammed her out the front door,

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:10 H&H Sophia
5:10
[Comment From Xc fanXc fan: ] 

Will we have this year a ” Leroy de Badmington !??” :) Marie Christine must be so happy and proud at this moment !!! Would be a good French return !?

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:10 Xc fan
5:10
H&H Carol: 

Mark Todd gets a huge jump into the lake and nearly goes for a swim. Is forced to take the long route as he overshoots the boat into the deep water.

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:10 H&H Carol
5:09
H&H Sophia: 

Pippa is flying and clears the PHEV Vicarage Vee and the Mirage Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:09 H&H Sophia
5:08
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

That was a horrible fall for Sarah and her horse

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:08 Erialc
5:08
H&H Carol: 

Mark Todd clear at the Savills Escalator

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:08 H&H Carol
5:08
H&H Sophia: 

The fall looked awful. The horse left a leg and both the horse and Sarah fell down the hill. They are very lucky to both be ok.

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:08 H&H Sophia
5:08
H&H Carol: 

Redesigned through the Gatehouse New Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:08 H&H Carol
5:08
H&H Carol: 

It’s not very tidy but Pippa is making it happen on Redesigned. Over the Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:08 H&H Carol
5:07
H&H Sophia: 

Sarah has had a fall at fence 18. both horse and rider are on their feet

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:07 H&H Sophia
5:07
H&H Carol: 

Redesigned jumps HUGE over the 2nd part of the Shogun Hollow

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:07 H&H Carol
5:07
H&H Sophia: 

Tom finishes with Disel but with two stops he wont trouble the leaders

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:07 H&H Sophia
5:07
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 5:07 
5:07
H&H Carol: 

Mark Todd and Leonidas II are next on course. They are in =9th after dressage

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:07 H&H Carol
5:07
H&H Sophia: 

Sarah’s horse is looking sticky but she is making it work and she is clear through the Mirage pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:07 H&H Sophia
5:06
H&H Sophia: 

Sarah climbs over both parts of the PHEV Vicarage Vee but gets away with it.

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:06 H&H Sophia
5:06
H&H Carol: 

Pippa’s working quite hard but clear at the Lake

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:06 H&H Carol
5:05
H&H Carol: 

Redesigned over the Team GBR Silver Birches

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:05 H&H Carol
5:05
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 5:05 
5:05
H&H Carol: 

Bit hairy for Pippa Funnell and Redesigned down the Savills Escalator

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:05 H&H Carol
5:05
H&H Carol: 

Sarah Bullimore todyover the Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:05 H&H Carol
5:04
H&H Carol: 

Sarah Bullimore really nice through the Shogun Hollow

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:04 H&H Carol
5:04
H&H Sophia: 

Tom jumps the Quarry and heads for home

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:04 H&H Sophia
5:03
H&H Sophia: 

Johan is clear over fences 18 A&B

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:03 H&H Sophia
5:03
H&H Carol: 

Sarah Bullimore has an uncomfortable ride through the lake, but clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:03 H&H Carol
5:03
H&H Carol: 

Pippa Funnell and Redesigner underway

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:03 H&H Carol
5:03
H&H Sophia: 

Johnny Cash launches into the water but goes clear at the Mirage Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:03 H&H Sophia
5:02
H&H Carol: 

sarahBullimore clear at the Team GBR Silver Birch

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:02 H&H Carol
5:02
H&H Sophia: 

Johan’s horse pecks on landing at the first element but jumps the second to go clear at the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:02 H&H Sophia
5:02
H&H Carol: 

Sarah Bullimore clear at the Savills Escalator

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:02 H&H Carol
5:02
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

oh just hearing Ludwig has apparently been eliminated as he went the wrong side of the flag at the first corner in huntsman’s close

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:02 Laura
5:01
H&H Carol: 

Johan clear through Gatehouse New Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:01 H&H Carol
5:01
H&H Sophia: 

Tom is clear over the World Horse Welfare garden gates

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:01 H&H Sophia
5:01
H&H Carol: 

Johan clears the Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:01 H&H Carol
5:00
H&H Carol: 

Johan at the Shogun Hollow. Jumps huge out over the 2nd element

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:00 H&H Carol
5:00
H&H Sophia: 

Christopher Burton completes on 92.00 for 23rd place

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:00 H&H Sophia
5:00
H&H Carol: 

Sarah Bullimore gets underway

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:00 H&H Carol
5:00
H&H Sophia: 

Tom jumps 18 A&B safely

Saturday May 10, 2014 5:00 H&H Sophia
4:59
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 4:59 
4:59
H&H Sophia: 

Tom has a second stop at the Mirage pond second element. Tom takes the alternative and continue

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:59 H&H Sophia
4:59
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

pretty impressive having two horses for Badders at Tom’s young age!

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:59 Rosie
4:59
H&H Carol: 

Sarah Bullimore and Valentino V waiting to start

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:59 H&H Carol
4:58
H&H Carol: 

Diesel did pick up 20pen at the bank for crossing their tracks

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:58 H&H Carol
4:58
H&H Carol: 

Johan very tidy through the Lake

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:58 H&H Carol
4:58
H&H Carol: 

Diesel has a nasty moment jumping through the owl hole. Jumped very big and crumpled on landing but recovered.

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:58 H&H Carol
4:56
H&H Carol: 

Tom takes the right option at the Shogun Hollow

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:56 H&H Carol
4:56
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 4:56 
4:56
H&H Sophia: 

Emily took the long route but the horse left its legs over the last corner and tipped Emily off the side. Both horse and rider seem fine.

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:56 H&H Sophia
4:55
H&H Carol: 

Next on course is Johan Lundin riding Johnny Cash

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:55 H&H Carol
4:55
H&H Sophia: 

Emily falls at the final corner of Huntman’s Close

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:55 H&H Sophia
4:55
H&H Carol: 

Tom McEwen and Diesel clear at the Lake

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:55 H&H Carol
4:54
H&H Carol: 

Diesel is looking quite strong through the Team GBR Silver Birch

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:54 H&H Carol
4:54
H&H Carol: 

Tom McEwen over the Savills Escalator

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:54 H&H Carol
4:53
H&H Sophia: 

Christopher has a refusal at the first element of the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:53 H&H Sophia
4:53
H&H Sophia: 

Ludwig finishes on 65 which is good enough for sixth place at the moment. Two clear round this xc is quite something

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:53 H&H Sophia
4:52
H&H Carol: 

Christopher Burton clear at Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:52 H&H Carol
4:52
H&H Carol: 

Cross-country order of go

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:52 H&H Carol
4:52
H&H Carol: 

Live cross-country results

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:52 H&H Carol
4:52
H&H Sophia: 

Ludwig is clear through the Quarry and kicking for home

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:52 H&H Sophia
4:52
H&H Carol: 

Happy Birthday Tom!

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:52 H&H Carol
4:51
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 4:51 
4:51
H&H Sophia: 

Emily is clear through the Designer Outlet combination

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:51 H&H Sophia
4:51
H&H Carol: 

Tom McEwen and Diesel expected to be next on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:51 H&H Carol
4:51
H&H Sophia: 

Ludwig are still clear and heading for the Quarry

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:51 H&H Sophia
4:51
H&H Carol: 

Christopher Burton through the Lake, quick

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:51 H&H Carol
4:51
H&H Sophia: 

Emily also goes clear through the Mirage Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:51 H&H Sophia
4:50
H&H Sophia: 

Emily is clear at the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:50 H&H Sophia
4:50
H&H Sophia: 

Oliver finishes on 62.7 to go into fourth place with Armada

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:50 H&H Sophia
4:50
[Comment From GrainneGrainne: ] 

Come on Chris!!

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:50 Grainne
4:49
H&H Carol: 

Emily over the Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:49 H&H Carol
4:49
H&H Carol: 

Emily has a scary moment landing from 1st element of shogun hollow but clear and over 2nd part

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:49 H&H Carol
4:49
H&H Sophia: 

Oliver is heading for the second last but is running out of time

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:49 H&H Sophia
4:49
H&H Sophia: 

Armada looks tired but he is doing quite well on the clock

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:49 H&H Sophia
4:48
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 4:48 
4:48
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

I’d be bricking it coming into the Vic V

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:48 Rosie
4:48
H&H Carol: 

Christopher Burton on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:48 H&H Carol
4:48
H&H Sophia: 

Ludwig is using up some lives but he goes clear through 18

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:48 H&H Sophia
4:48
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

And that’s how that is done! Lovely stuff by Oliver and Armada

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:48 Laura
4:48
H&H Carol: 

The weather has really closed in now, it’s pouring with rain

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:48 H&H Carol
4:47
H&H Sophia: 

Oliver goes direct at the Huntsmans Close and goes clear. Oliver’s face looks likehe means business

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:47 H&H Sophia
4:47
H&H Carol: 

Christopher Burton and TS Jamaimo waiting to start

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:47 H&H Carol
4:47
H&H Sophia: 

Very messy but Ludwig also goes clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:47 H&H Sophia
4:46
H&H Sophia: 

Ludwig gives the horse a smack but they clear the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:46 H&H Sophia
4:46
H&H Sophia: 

Oliver pops over the L200 like its a Pony Club fence

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:46 H&H Sophia
4:46
H&H Sophia: 

Oliver now heading back up towards the White Garden Gates this hors e really covers the ground

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:46 H&H Sophia
4:46
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

Tiana Coudray’s 20 penalties at fence 23 now showing on the results board

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:46 Erialc
4:45
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

How did King Bob not break the frangibles!

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:45 Erialc
 
H&H Carol: 

We have no idea!

  H&H Carol
4:45
H&H Carol: 

Ludwig clear at Shogun Hollow and Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:45 H&H Carol
4:45
H&H Carol: 

Emily Llewellyn and Greenlawn Sky High next on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:45 H&H Carol
4:45
H&H Sophia: 

Oliver takes a great line and goes clear through the designer outlet bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:45 H&H Sophia
4:44
H&H Sophia: 

Goes on to jump clear through the Mirage Pond. Oliver giving this tricky horse a really good ride

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:44 H&H Sophia
4:44
H&H Sophia: 

Oliver clear over the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:44 H&H Sophia
4:43
H&H Carol: 

Ludwig is on course with King Bob

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:43 H&H Carol
4:43
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

Oh! another great round ended by the final corner at huntsmans, Sara off in very similar fashion to Gemma’s problem

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:43 Laura
4:43
[Comment From JessJess: ] 

Ahh poor Sara, what a cracking round up till then

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:43 Jess
4:43
H&H Carol: 

Oliver and Armada through the Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:43 H&H Carol
4:42
H&H Carol: 

Armada makes the Shogun Hollow look easy

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:42 H&H Carol
4:42
H&H Sophia: 

Sara eliminated after her horse banked the final element of the Huntsman’s Close and she slipped off

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:42 H&H Sophia
4:41
H&H Sophia: 

What a shame Gemma Tattersall is eliminated. Shame because it was a great round. But a t least she knows she has a proper four-star horse

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:41 H&H Sophia
4:41
H&H Carol: 

Armada makes the distances in the Lake look tight, but clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:41 H&H Carol
4:40
H&H Carol: 

Oliver and Armada make the big Team GBR Silver Birches look easy

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:40 H&H Carol
4:40
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

Quite a spectacular fall at the outlander bank for denis mesples! I think only his pride is injured though, poor soul, and what a good horse for jumping the skinny regardless

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:40 Laura
4:40
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 4:40 
4:39
H&H Sophia: 

Lara gallops for the line and finishes on 75.8 for 12th place at the moment

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:39 H&H Sophia
4:39
[Comment From Emma, CanadaEmma, Canada: ] 

Poor Gemma – Eliminated after all that

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:39 Emma, Canada
4:39
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

Such an honest horse to keep jumping – he was jumped out of the saddle

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:39 Erialc
4:39
H&H Carol: 

Oliver Townend and Armada next on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:39 H&H Carol
4:39
H&H Carol: 

Denis clear at the Shogun Hollow, then gets jumped off through the owl hole and over the skinny.

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:39 H&H Carol
4:38
H&H Carol: 

Sara clear at the Swindon Designer Outlet Mound

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:38 H&H Carol
4:38
H&H Sophia: 

Lara is clear of the Quarry and is now heading for home

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:38 H&H Sophia
4:37
H&H Carol: 

Denis Mesples should be on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:37 H&H Carol
4:37
H&H Sophia: 

Gemma looks upset and is being walked into the collecting ring with an FEI official

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:37 H&H Sophia
4:37
H&H Sophia: 

Sara goes clear through the PHEV Vicarage Vee and the Mirage Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:37 H&H Sophia
4:36
H&H Sophia: 

Gemma and Arctic Soul finish but will have to wait and see if she is eliminated

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:36 H&H Sophia
4:36
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

Oh poor gemma! I suspect that’ll be an elimination :-( Going so well as well!

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:36 Laura
4:36
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

Looked horribly like Gemma was the wrong side of that flag – shame there wasn’t a camera on the landing side pointing back.

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:36 Erialc
4:36
H&H Carol: 

Sara gives her horse a reminder on landing from the Shogun Quarry. Bit hairy but clear at the Outlander bank. It appears to be pouring with rain where Sara is on course but not here

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:36 H&H Carol
4:35
H&H Sophia: 

Gemma is clear over the Quarry but still not sure if she cleared Huntsman’s Close or if she went the wrong side of the flag

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:35 H&H Sophia
4:34
H&H Sophia: 

Gemma goes long at Huntsman. The horse banks the last and we will have to wait and see if he went the right side of the flag

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:34 H&H Sophia
4:34
H&H Carol: 

Sara wastes no time going through the lake. She was in =5th after dressage so this is one to watch.

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:34 H&H Carol
4:33
H&H Sophia: 

Lara took a flyer and the first but managed to get the horse back to jump the PHEV Vicarage Vee clear. She goes on to jump clear through the Mirage Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:33 H&H Sophia
4:33
H&H Carol: 

Sara very cnicely through the Team GBR silver birch

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:33 H&H Carol
4:32
[Comment From J.mJ.m: ] 

Great entertainment

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:32 J.m
4:32
H&H Carol: 

Sara clear at the Savills Escalator

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:32 H&H Carol
4:32
[Comment From Emma, CanadaEmma, Canada: ] 

Was that 3 in a row completed? Something of a miracle!

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:32 Emma, Canada
4:32
H&H Carol: 

Lara gets a good ride through the Gatehouse New Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:32 H&H Carol
4:32
H&H Sophia: 

Gemma is clear over the garden gates and the L200 trailer. She told H&H after the dressage that this horse loves the mud

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:32 H&H Sophia
4:32
H&H Carol: 

Lara nicely through the Shogun Hollow and easily over the Outlander bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:32 H&H Carol
4:31
H&H Sophia: 

Gemma clears Fence 18 and Arctic Soul still looks to have plenty of running

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:31 H&H Sophia
4:30
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 4:30 
4:30
H&H Carol: 

Sara Algotsson Ostholt and Reality 39 getting ready to start

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:30 H&H Carol
4:30
H&H Sophia: 

Gemma is clear through the Mirage Pond. She is having a great ride

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:30 H&H Sophia
4:30
H&H Sophia: 

Gemma clear at the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:30 H&H Sophia
4:29
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

Whoop! Go Geoff!

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:29 Rosie
4:29
H&H Carol: 

Gemma sets up for the Gatehouse New pond and clear. He still looks quite strong

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:29 H&H Carol
4:29
H&H Sophia: 

Geoff completes on 80.20 for 12th place

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:29 H&H Sophia
4:28
H&H Sophia: 

Geoff seems to have been pretty quick he is only 23 seconds over the time and clear over the second last

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:28 H&H Sophia
4:28
H&H Carol: 

Gemma over the outlander bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:28 H&H Carol
4:28
H&H Carol: 

Arctic Soul is looking rather keen! Gemma rides nicely out over the Shogun Hollow

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:28 H&H Carol
4:28
H&H Sophia: 

Geoff is at the Quarry, goes clear and is now heading for home

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:28 H&H Sophia
4:27
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 4:27 
4:27
H&H Carol: 

Lara de Liedekerke riding Ducati van den Overdam is on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:27 H&H Carol
4:27
H&H Carol: 

Really good riding from Gemma at the lake. Big pats for Arctic Soul

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:27 H&H Carol
4:26
H&H Carol: 

Gemma clear over the Team GBR silver birch

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:26 H&H Carol
4:25
H&H Sophia: 

Austin and Ringwood Mississippi complete on 87.20 to take 13th place

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:25 H&H Sophia
4:25
H&H Sophia: 

Austin clears the second last and heads for the arena

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:25 H&H Sophia
4:24
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 4:24 
4:24
H&H Carol: 

Gemma Tattersall next to start with Arctic Soul

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:24 H&H Carol
4:24
[Comment From JemJem: ] 

He’s just adding a bit of flavour Rosie

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:24 Jem
4:24
H&H Sophia: 

Lucy Jackson finished on 72 for 8th place at the moment

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:24 H&H Sophia
4:24
H&H Carol: 

Jonelle runs past the final element of the Savills Escalator and retires

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:24 H&H Carol
4:23
H&H Sophia: 

Geoff clear through the PHEV Vicarage Vee and the Mirage Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:23 H&H Sophia
4:23
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

Jem: sounds like he’s having a scary round haha

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:23 Rosie
4:23
H&H Carol: 

Lucy looks very pleased with Willy Do.

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:23 H&H Carol
4:22
H&H Sophia: 

Lucy looks like a real future talent for Team NZ. She rode a great round.

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:22 H&H Sophia
4:22
[Comment From KATKAT: ] 

Love Mary loads she let my daughter ride her competition horses for a month when she was 14 still have the pictures of them with her Olympic bronze medals

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:22 KAT
4:22
H&H Carol: 

Lucy Jackson has finished, no score shown

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:22 H&H Carol
4:22
H&H Sophia: 

Lucy Jackson finishes clear and looks delighted

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:22 H&H Sophia
4:22
[Comment From JemJem: ] 

My thoughts too Rosie! I said he’ll be alright he’s Irish

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:22 Jem
4:22
H&H Carol: 

Geoff through the Gatehouse New Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:22 H&H Carol
4:21
H&H Carol: 

Shanaclough Crecora clever banking the Shogun Hollow

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:21 H&H Carol
4:21
H&H Sophia: 

Austin’s horse leaves a leg on the L200 trailer but he survives

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:21 H&H Sophia
4:21
H&H Sophia: 

Lucy is clear at the Quarry and seems to be motoring

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:21 H&H Sophia
4:21
H&H Carol: 

Jonelle and The Deputy in action

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:21 H&H Carol
4:20
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 4:20 
4:20
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

Good hunting seat Austin!

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:20 Rosie
4:20
H&H Carol: 

Geoff Curran very tidy through the Lake complex

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:20 H&H Carol
4:20
H&H Sophia: 

Lucy goes direct through the Hunstaman’s close and goes clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:20 H&H Sophia
4:20
[Comment From Emma, CanadaEmma, Canada: ] 

No Red button abroad, and 35 pounds seems a bit steep for 4 hours – Go H & H our best option!

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:20 Emma, Canada
4:19
H&H Carol: 

Jonelle Prince and The Deputy are next on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:19 H&H Carol
4:19
H&H Sophia: 

Austin then looses a stirrup coming into the Mirage Pond but manages to jump the final element

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:19 H&H Sophia
4:19
[Comment From KATKAT: ] 

Think it is time for Mary to retire/downgrade Imperial Cavalier?

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:19 KAT
 
H&H Carol: 

I think that’s a decision only she can make. She knowns whether he is still enjoying the job

  H&H Carol
4:19
H&H Sophia: 

Austin chips into the first element but clears both parts of the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:19 H&H Sophia
4:18
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 4:18 
4:18
H&H Sophia: 

Lucy pops over the World Horse Welfare Garden Gates

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:18 H&H Sophia
4:18
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

Keep me updated on the two Irish boys! :)

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:18 Rosie
4:18
H&H Carol: 

Austin O’Connor rides very positively over the outlander bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:18 H&H Carol
4:17
[Comment From LynnLynn: ] 

Is there actually any video live stream?

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:17 Lynn
 
H&H Carol: 

BBC red button or FEI TV

  H&H Carol
4:17
H&H Sophia: 

Lucy is clear the Swindon Outlet Mound and looking very quick and tidy

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:17 H&H Sophia
4:17
H&H Carol: 

Geoff Curran and Shanaclough Crecora on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:17 H&H Carol
4:16
H&H Sophia: 

Lucy is clear through the PHEV Vicarage Vee and the Mirage Pond. Really good positive riding.

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:16 H&H Sophia
4:16
[Comment From HuntleyHuntley: ] 

The going us very good really so all who have finished should be OK.

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:16 Huntley
4:16
H&H Sophia: 

Clare finishes on a score of 92.1 for 17th

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:16 H&H Sophia
4:16
[Comment From FlyFly: ] 

Mary will always be my hero! And go Lucy and Willy Do!

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:16 Fly
4:15
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 4:15 
4:15
H&H Carol: 

Willy Do and Lucy Jackson

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:15 H&H Carol
4:15
H&H Sophia: 

Clare heads into the main arena but it well over the clock

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:15 H&H Sophia
4:15
[Comment From Anne SparkesAnne Sparkes: ] 

Haven’ seen such a dramatic Badminton for 30 years!! I wonder how many will make it to the show jumping after tomorrows trot-up!

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:15 Anne Sparkes
4:15
H&H Carol: 

Willy Do very nicely through the Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:15 H&H Carol
4:14
H&H Carol: 

Lucy Jackson sees a flyer at the Shogun Hollow and Willy Do says ‘yes please!’

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:14 H&H Carol
4:14
H&H Sophia: 

Clare Abbott clears the quarry and heads for home

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:14 H&H Sophia
4:14
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

@Kiwi, from the FEI rule book regarding frangible pins “The Ground Jury has the duty to assess all activations of frangible devices to understand if the Athlete & Horse clearly did not answer the jumping question set by the Course Designer and only in such case apply 21 penalties. The penalty is not automatic and the Ground Jury must consider all situations case by case to determine if the penalty should be applied.” therefore the penalty is not automatic – and is done on a case by case basis

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:14 Erialc
4:14
[Comment From JessJess: ] 

After such an amazing recovery at the bank…. gutted for Mary

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:14 Jess
4:14
H&H Carol: 

Austin O’Connor and Ringwood Mississippi on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:14 H&H Carol
4:13
[Comment From rachelrachel: ] 

Such a shame for Mary but well done for saving him for another day

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:13 rachel
4:13
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

Argh! Beautiful through the Vee but its all gone wrong at the mirage pond. looks like a retirement, gutted!

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:13 Laura
4:13
H&H Carol: 

Lucy Jackson and Willy Do clear through the lake

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:13 H&H Carol
4:13
H&H Carol: 

What a shame for Mary after that brilliant rescue at the bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:13 H&H Carol
4:12
H&H Carol: 

Live cross-country results

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:12 H&H Carol
4:12
H&H Sophia: 

Mary has a stop at the second element of the Mirage Pond. What a shame. She has decided to retire

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:12 H&H Sophia
4:12
[Comment From Jennifer Cust NZJennifer Cust NZ: ] 

Could we have another list of results when you have a moment?

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:12 Jennifer Cust NZ
4:12
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

Wow, hairy stuff for Mary King at the Outlander Bank! Hope she got away with that!

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:12 Laura
4:12
H&H Sophia: 

After the mishap at the Owl Hole she flys the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:12 H&H Sophia
4:12
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

Cannot believe Mary through the Owl Hole how she didn’t fall off

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:12 Erialc
4:12
H&H Carol: 

OMG! Imperial cavalier jumped up the bank, put one front leg through the owl hole, stopped, Mary hung on then a second front leg, the both back legs. Mary pulled him up, got her stirrups back, then jumped the final element. That was clear but very odd!

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:12 H&H Carol
4:10
[Comment From JemJem: ] 

Gotta love a man who hugs his horse.

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:10 Jem
4:10
H&H Carol: 

Mary King looking classy through the Shogun Hollow

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:10 H&H Carol
4:10
H&H Sophia: 

Clare scrambles over the first part of Fence 18 but goes clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:10 H&H Sophia
4:10
H&H Sophia: 

We think she got away with not crossing her tracks

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:10 H&H Sophia
4:09
[Comment From rachelrachel: ] 

Mary King showing her usual brilliant style.

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:09 rachel
4:09
H&H Carol: 

Nick is absolutely delighted to finish on 89.5pen. Lots of air punching, kissing and hugging the horse.

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:09 H&H Carol
4:09
H&H Sophia: 

Clare has to take a long route in the Mirage Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:09 H&H Sophia
4:09
H&H Sophia: 

Clare is clear over the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:09 H&H Sophia
4:09
H&H Carol: 

Mary and Imperial Cavalier clear through the Lake, pecks on landing but continuing

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:09 H&H Carol
4:08
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

need Mary and Imp Cav home safe xx

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:08 Guest
4:08
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

@ErialC exactly, there can be a lot of controversy, especially on XC day!

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:08 Laura
4:08
H&H Carol: 

Mary King down the Savills Escalator on a long rein

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:08 H&H Carol
4:08
H&H Carol: 

Clare clears through the Shogun Hollow. Euro Prince manages to squeeze in a tiny stride before the owl hole on the Outlander bank but clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:08 H&H Carol
4:07
H&H Sophia: 

Oops I think i spoke to soon Grand Manoeuvre looking very tired and already over the time but he is clear over the Quarry

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:07 H&H Sophia
4:06
H&H Carol: 

Clare Abbott through the Lake

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:06 H&H Carol
4:06
[Comment From rachelrachel: ] 

come on Mary! Cheering you on!

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:06 rachel
4:06
H&H Sophia: 

Nick goes long at the Huntsman’s Close and goes clear. Horse still seems to have some petrol in the tank

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:06 H&H Sophia
4:06
H&H Carol: 

Mary is on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:06 H&H Carol
4:06
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

Having fence judged at lower levels there are times when refusals can be subjective – the rider doesn’t think horse took a step back at drop but the fence judge saw horse take step back. Objection is lodged then the fence judge has to remember the horse and what happened when the steward comes to discuss the matter.

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:06 Erialc
4:05
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 4:05 
4:04
[Comment From rRowanrRowan: ] 

When does Mary King start?

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:04 rRowan
 
H&H Carol: 

Mary next on course

  H&H Carol
4:04
H&H Carol: 

St Daniel grinds to a halt on top of the Outlander Bank before the Owl Hole and retires

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:04 H&H Carol
4:04
H&H Carol: 

Megan Heath, St Daniel very clever out over the Shogun Hollow

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:04 H&H Carol
4:03
H&H Sophia: 

Nick jumps the second element of Fence 18 from trot. Slightly scary to watch but shows how much class this horse has

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:03 H&H Sophia
4:02
H&H Sophia: 

Nick goes clear through the Mirage Pond. This horse has a huge jump and Nick is giving him a great ride.

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:02 H&H Sophia
4:02
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

Who’s to say – well the ground jury have the final say anyway, and you could argue certain refusals/cross tracks/wrong routes could be subjective in some cases also

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:02 Laura
4:02
H&H Sophia: 

Nick rides very well and goes clear over the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:02 H&H Sophia
4:01
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 4:01 
4:01
H&H Sophia: 

Nick is clear through the pong and Grand Manoeuvre seems to be flying

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:01 H&H Sophia
4:01
H&H Carol: 

Clare Abbott and Euro Prince waiting to start

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:01 H&H Carol
4:01
H&H Carol: 

Nick has a debate with Grand Manoeuvre between elements at Shogun Hollow, but clear, and also over the Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 4:01 H&H Carol
3:59
[Comment From XanXan: ] 

Looks like Grand Manoeuvre is pulling his riders arms out.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:59 Xan
3:59
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 3:59 
3:59
H&H Carol: 

Megan Heath and St Daniel on course and over the first

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:59 H&H Carol
3:59
H&H Carol: 

Nick clear at the Lake, this horse is very athletic

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:59 H&H Carol
3:58
H&H Carol: 

Nicks clear over fence 6 and 7.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:58 H&H Carol
3:58
[Comment From KiwiKiwi: ] 

Who’s to say if a horse would fall or not though, it changes it from a completely objective discipline to being subjective

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:58 Kiwi
3:58
H&H Carol: 

Nick and Grand Manoeuvre clear through the Savills Escalator

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:58 H&H Carol
3:57
H&H Carol: 

Nick is over fence 4

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:57 H&H Carol
3:57
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

But “Kiwi” if the pin had not been there the horse would have fallen. The ground jury will look at the footage and will review this to see whether they can ascertain if the horse would have fallen. If so they award points.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:57 Erialc
3:56
H&H Carol: 

Nick is over the first 3 fences

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:56 H&H Carol
3:56
[Comment From Xc fanXc fan: ] 

If the horse body was over the element . No fault for breaking the pin

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:56 Xc fan
3:56
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

@Kiwi I believe they only give faults for breaking a pin if the incident would have caused a fall/injury if it weren’t for the pin – so if you just catch it you’re okay

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:56 Laura
3:56
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 3:56 
3:56
H&H Carol: 

Nick’s on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:56 H&H Carol
3:55
[Comment From JemJem: ] 

Not if the pin breaking prevents a fall.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:55 Jem
3:54
[Comment From Emma, CanadaEmma, Canada: ] 

Poor Rebecca – Canada’s sole representative

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:54 Emma, Canada
3:54
[Comment From KiwiKiwi: ] 

It’s ridiculous having faults for breaking the pin – Here lets make it safer for your horse but we’re going to give you faults for making it safe.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:54 Kiwi
3:54
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

that’s 2 in a row for the mirage pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:54 Rosie
3:54
H&H Carol: 

It is extremely windy here now

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:54 H&H Carol
3:53
H&H Sophia: 

The horse put down on her at the second element and Rebecca got a bit of a dunking

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:53 H&H Sophia
3:52
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

I think the new pond has ridden lovely for a first time fence, hoping to see a bigger difference between routes there next year

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:52 Laura
3:52
H&H Sophia: 

Rebecca falls at the Mirage Pond. Both horse and rider on their feet

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:52 H&H Sophia
3:52
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Great to hear Flying Finish is ok. Looked worse than that! Thanks for the update. Unable to read all past blogs and watch the red button too!!

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:52 Guest
3:52
H&H Sophia: 

Rebecca scrambles over the first element and clear over the second at the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:52 H&H Sophia
3:52
[Comment From VikkiVikki: ] 

Does anyone know if Richard Jones and Highland Ford have withdrawn?

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:52 Vikki
 
H&H Carol: 

We believe so

  H&H Carol
3:51
[Comment From susysusy: ] 

does the rider get faults for breaking pin

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:51 susy
 
H&H Carol: 

They can be given faults for breaking a pin by the ground jury.

  H&H Carol
3:51
H&H Carol: 

Riddle Master through the Gatehouse New Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:51 H&H Carol
3:51
H&H Carol: 

Very good over the Outlander Bank for Riddle Master

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:51 H&H Carol
3:50
H&H Sophia: 

Nick Gauntlett will now be held at the start whilst the pin is fixed at the Team GBR Silver Birch

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:50 H&H Sophia
3:50
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Great to hear Flying Finish is ok. Looked worse than that! Thanks for the update. Unable to read all past blogs and watch the red button too!!

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:50 Guest
3:50
[Comment From JemJem: ] 

Thats a pity. Harry Dzenis and Xam were a pleasure to watch

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:50 Jem
3:50
H&H Carol: 

Riddle Master breaks the frangible pin at second oxer at Team GBR Silver Birch. Then clear through the Lake

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:50 H&H Carol
3:49
H&H Sophia: 

Harry falls at the Mirage pond with XAM. Harry is back on his feet. It looks like they just came a bit quick at the horse couldnt get its legs out of the way in time

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:49 H&H Sophia
3:49
[Comment From LielleLielle: ] 

Update from Lucinda – Christi has a small cut on his stifle which has been checked by two vets. I pulled him up immediately after the third element of fence five as soon as I felt him lame on his right hind. Vets checked him at the fence as he was holding his leg up. After assurance from the vets we hand walked him back to the stables where he has been washed and cleaned and seems very comfortable.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:49 Lielle
3:48
[Comment From rachelrachel: ] 

Lovely to see the pats and words of well done coming from the riders to their horses.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:48 rachel
3:48
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Has there been any news on Flying Finish?

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:48 Guest
 
H&H Carol: 

Yes we posted it earlier in the blog. A few scratches to the stifle but nothing more serious

  H&H Carol
3:47
H&H Carol: 

Xam clears the Gatehouse New Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:47 H&H Carol
3:47
H&H Carol: 

Nick Gauntlett riding Grand Manoeuvre next on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:47 H&H Carol
3:46
[Comment From MouseMouse: ] 

Good luck to Rebecca and Riddle Master!! We are cheering you on from little London ;)

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:46 Mouse
3:46
[Comment From FlyFly: ] 

Just the time penalties for Tiana.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:46 Fly
3:46
H&H Carol: 

Xam clear through the Shogun Hollow and over the Outlander bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:46 H&H Carol
3:46
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 3:46 
3:46
H&H Carol: 

Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:46 H&H Carol
3:45
H&H Sophia: 

Jim goes long at the Huntsman’s Close and has a refusal at the Huntsman’s close and decides to retire

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:45 H&H Sophia
3:45
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

Fly: Cant wait to see Toddy and Nicholson tackle it again on their second horses!

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:45 Rosie
3:45
H&H Carol: 

Xam nicely through the Lake.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:45 H&H Carol
3:45
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

Having looked at the results Tiana is not showing a run out at all

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:45 Erialc
3:44
H&H Carol: 

Harry through the Team GBR Silver Birch oxers. A bit off the 2nd, but Xa, makes it easily. Gets a pat

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:44 H&H Carol
3:44
[Comment From FlyFly: ] 

Xc fan: Indeed. It’s all about riding to the course and the conditions.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:44 Fly
3:44
[Comment From FlyFly: ] 

Xc fan: Indeed. It’s all about riding to the course and the conditions.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:44 Fly
3:44
H&H Carol: 

Harry flying down the Savills Escalator

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:44 H&H Carol
3:43
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Did Tiana Coudray have a run out at Huntsmans Close?

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:43 Guest
 
H&H Carol: 

I think she might have. Take a look at the fence-by-fence breakdown on the Badminton website www.badminton-horse.co.uk

  H&H Carol
3:43
H&H Sophia: 

Jim is steadily clear through the World Horse Welfare Garden Gates

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:43 H&H Sophia
3:43
[Comment From MichaelMichael: ] 

…and the riders will learn. Watch them make this look easier in twelve months time.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:43 Michael
3:43
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

I agree Xc fan, you have to ride by feel today not by perfect plans and rules

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:43 Rosie
3:42
H&H Sophia: 

Jims ride looks a little bit sticky in parts but he is still clear and on his way to the Garden Gates

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:42 H&H Sophia
3:42
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 3:42 
3:42
H&H Carol: 

Harry Dzenis and Xam are on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:42 H&H Carol
3:42
[Comment From Xc fanXc fan: ] 

Best pilots and Clever horses will prevail today.. A test for the warriors !

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:42 Xc fan
3:41
H&H Sophia: 

Jim is also clear through the Mirage Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:41 H&H Sophia
3:41
[Comment From HuntleyHuntley: ] 

Got to love King Eider – looks so kind and genuine.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:41 Huntley
 
H&H Carol: 

Doesn’t he just!

  H&H Carol
3:41
[Comment From FlyFly: ] 

Xc fan: With no roads and tracks or steeplechase anymore I think the XC courses should be more like this. I think it’s a very clever course – yes they’re falling and refusing but no one is getting broken (fingers crossed).

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:41 Fly
3:41
H&H Carol: 

Louisa Milne Home finishes on 138.8 for 19th

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:41 H&H Carol
3:41
H&H Sophia: 

Jim sits back and manages to clear both parts of the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:41 H&H Sophia
3:40
H&H Carol: 

Jim is clear at the Gatehouse New Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:40 H&H Carol
3:40
H&H Carol: 

Jim Newsam banks the final element of the Shogun Hollow

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:40 H&H Carol
3:39
H&H Sophia: 

She is up on her feet and seems to fine

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:39 H&H Sophia
3:39
H&H Sophia: 

Selina falls at the first part of Fence 18 when the horse leaves a leg

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:39 H&H Sophia
3:39
H&H Sophia: 

Louisa jumps it second time

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:39 H&H Sophia
3:39
H&H Sophia: 

Louisa has a run out at the third element of the Huntsman’s Close

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:39 H&H Sophia
3:38
H&H Sophia: 

I think Selina just used all her lives but she is clear through the Mirage Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:38 H&H Sophia
3:38
[Comment From JemJem: ] 

Xc Fan – indeed but this course is kinder on the horses when a mistakes made. Lessons have been learnt

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:38 Jem
3:38
H&H Sophia: 

Selina has steering issues and has decided to take the alternative B at the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:38 H&H Sophia
3:37
H&H Sophia: 

Sam finishes on 63.9 and goes into fourth place with Paulank Brockagh

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:37 H&H Sophia
3:37
[Comment From GrainneGrainne: ] 

Woo hoo! Go Sam!!

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:37 Grainne
3:37
H&H Carol: 

Bodidly is being very quick through the air over the fences. Clears the Gatehouse New Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:37 H&H Carol
3:37
H&H Sophia: 

Sam jumps the last and gallops for the line

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:37 H&H Sophia
3:37
[Comment From Xc fanXc fan: ] 

25 years ago and in the mid 80′s it was only 25 % to 30 % finishing and maybe 4 or 5 max in the time. .. Those time are back I guess

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:37 Xc fan
3:36
H&H Carol: 

Bodidly through the Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:36 H&H Carol
3:36
H&H Sophia: 

Sam is over the second last and heading for the arena

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:36 H&H Sophia
3:36
H&H Carol: 

Bodidly very athletic through the Shogun Hollow. The wind is really getting up

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:36 H&H Carol
3:35
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

Come on Jim!

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:35 Rosie
3:35
H&H Sophia: 

Louisa is clear over the fence 18

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:35 H&H Sophia
3:35
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 3:35 
3:35
H&H Sophia: 

Louisa climbs over the second element of the of the mirage pond and then stops and turns to try and giver herself some more time. Unfortunately she got 20 for crossing her tracks. What a shame.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:35 H&H Sophia
3:35
H&H Carol: 

Jim Newsam now on course with Magennis

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:35 H&H Carol
3:35
[Comment From JemJem: ] 

I think so far it has been the best Badminton for years. A real xc test. Some will learn about “hunting” round. Some sensible riding shown and good judgement

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:35 Jem
3:34
H&H Sophia: 

Louisa pops over both parts of the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:34 H&H Sophia
3:33
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Suffolk Sue. I agree with Jem. Good to hear that the riders are for it.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:33 Guest
3:33
H&H Carol: 

King Eider clears the Gatehouse Pond, taking the less popular left hand route out over the corner.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:33 H&H Carol
3:33
H&H Carol: 

And nicely over the Outlander bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:33 H&H Carol
3:32
H&H Carol: 

King Eider makes the Shogun Hollow look easy

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:32 H&H Carol
3:32
H&H Sophia: 

Sam does well not to go out the front door at the first element of the mound at 18 and goes on to jump the second one clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:32 H&H Sophia
3:32
H&H Carol: 

Bodidly is away

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:32 H&H Carol
3:32
[Comment From JayneJayne: ] 

Well the riders wanted a more challenging course, Be careful what you wish for etc

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:32 Jayne
3:32
H&H Carol: 

King Eider jumps through the Lake very stylish

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:32 H&H Carol
3:31
H&H Sophia: 

Sam is also clear through the Mirage Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:31 H&H Sophia
3:31
[Comment From Jennifer Cust NZJennifer Cust NZ: ] 

Andrew is the world’s best at finding clean ground

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:31 Jennifer Cust NZ
3:31
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 3:31 
3:31
H&H Sophia: 

Huge leap for Sam at the PHEV Vicarage Vee but clear over both parts

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:31 H&H Sophia
3:31
H&H Carol: 

Selina Milnes and Bodidly waiting to start

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:31 H&H Carol
3:30
[Comment From JemJem: ] 

Its an old fashioned Badminton Jayne. Reminds me of my youth

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:30 Jem
3:30
H&H Carol: 

Sam is clear at the Gatehouse New Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:30 H&H Carol
3:30
[Comment From FlyFly: ] 

Often riding later in the running order is an advantage in XC due to feedback, will it be an advantage for the Kiwis with their second rides given the ground condition?

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:30 Fly
 
H&H Carol: 

Only time will tell!

  H&H Carol
3:29
H&H Carol: 

Sam is over the Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:29 H&H Carol
3:28
[Comment From JayneJayne: ] 

Dont think i remember a Badminton with so many retiring and eliminations. Does anyone else??

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:28 Jayne
3:28
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 3:28 
3:28
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

The Dutch seem to know how to do it!

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:28 Rosie
3:28
H&H Carol: 

Louisa Milne Home and King Eider are on course.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:28 H&H Carol
3:28
H&H Carol: 

Scrappy through the Lake for Sam Griffiths but clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:28 H&H Carol
3:27
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

Lovely run from Merel, horse looked a cracker the whole way round

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:27 Laura
3:27
H&H Carol: 

Seamus refused jumping up the Outlander Bank and retires

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:27 H&H Carol
3:27
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

Good Luck to Paulank Brockagh and Sam. I know that her breeder is watching with bated breath

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:27 Rosie
3:27
[Comment From LielleLielle: ] 

three clears from the Dutch!

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:27 Lielle
3:26
H&H Sophia: 

Merel finishes on 73.9 to go into eighth place on Rumour Has it

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:26 H&H Sophia
3:26
H&H Carol: 

Seamus has a huge jump at the first element at the Shogun Hollow, then stops at the second fence. Think the horse might have scared itself a bit. Tried the left option and hesitant but clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:26 H&H Carol
3:25
H&H Sophia: 

Merel is clear over the second last and heading for the finish

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:25 H&H Sophia
3:25
H&H Carol: 

Sam has started

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:25 H&H Carol
3:25
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 3:25 
3:24
H&H Carol: 

Next on course is Sam Griffiths riding Paulank Brockagh

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:24 H&H Carol
3:24
H&H Sophia: 

Joseph finishes on 133.6 to finish in 16th at the moment with Sportsfield Othello

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:24 H&H Sophia
3:24
H&H Carol: 

Seamus is through the Lake

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:24 H&H Carol
3:23
[Comment From JemJem: ] 

I do hope Seumas has a good ride. Live the dream!

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:23 Jem
3:23
H&H Sophia: 

We understand that Joseph picked up another 20 penalties at the Mirage Pond but he is now on his way to the Quarry

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:23 H&H Sophia
3:23
H&H Carol: 

Seumas is clear at the Savills Escalator

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:23 H&H Carol
3:22
H&H Sophia: 

Merel goes on to take a flyer at the L200 trailer

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:22 H&H Sophia
3:22
H&H Sophia: 

Merel is very quick and clear through the white gates

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:22 H&H Sophia
3:21
H&H Carol: 

If you are coming to Badminton this year, be sure to stop by the Dodson & Horrell stand (No.134) and test your nerves with the ‘steady hand’ buzzer competition. The person who can complete the horse’s head challenge in the fastest time without setting off the buzzer will win a fantastic goodie bag.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:21 H&H Carol
3:21
H&H Carol: 

Seumas Marwood on course with Wild Oats

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:21 H&H Carol
3:21
H&H Carol: 

Dani Evans has a run out at the Savills Escalator. Parts company with Raphael II on the second attempt, when the horse stops. Emilinated.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:21 H&H Carol
3:20
H&H Sophia: 

Merel is very lucky to get way with it but she is clear through the Mirage pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:20 H&H Sophia
3:20
H&H Carol: 

Merel Blom clears the Gatehouse New Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:20 H&H Carol
3:20
H&H Sophia: 

Tiana and Ringwood Magister follow on 89.3 which is good enough for 10th place at this stage

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:20 H&H Sophia
3:19
H&H Carol: 

Dani Evans on course, clear over first 3 fences.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:19 H&H Carol
3:19
H&H Carol: 

Merel Bloom very quickly over the outlander bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:19 H&H Carol
3:18
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 3:18 
3:18
H&H Sophia: 

Joseph is clear through fence 18 but very tentative

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:18 H&H Sophia
3:18
H&H Carol: 

Dani Evans and Raphael II are next to start

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:18 H&H Carol
3:18
H&H Sophia: 

Tiana’s horse scrambled over the first corner in Huntsman’s Close and then stopped at the second. Clear at the second attempt and on her way

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:18 H&H Sophia
3:17
H&H Carol: 

Tina finishes on 106.6pen for 13th at this stage

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:17 H&H Carol
3:17
[Comment From LielleLielle: ] 

go Merel!

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:17 Lielle
3:17
H&H Sophia: 

Joseph has a run out at the PHEV Vicarage Vee the horse jumped over the ditch rather than the rail

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:17 H&H Sophia
3:16
[Comment From ToriTori: ] 

very good point Claudia, there are 3 stages in eventing not just the xc, lets hope the horses get a good rest tonight

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:16 Tori
3:16
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

Thanks Carol, I couldn’t decide whether I’d remembered the route wrong or what.. Guess we’ll have to wait and see!

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:16 Laura
3:16
H&H Carol: 

Sportsfield Othello is travelling well, very neat through through Gatehouse New Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:16 H&H Carol
3:15
H&H Carol: 

Joseph very neat through the outlander bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:15 H&H Carol
3:15
H&H Sophia: 

Tina is a long way down on the time after that early stop but she goes clear through the Quarry

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:15 H&H Sophia
3:15
H&H Carol: 

Joseph veru spotivie through the Shogun Hollow

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:15 H&H Carol
3:15
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

Did Tiana get the route wrong at the Vee?

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:15 Laura
 
H&H Carol: 

She took the long route, we aren’t certain if she jumped it correctly, sorry.

  H&H Carol
3:14
H&H Sophia: 

Tina goes clear through the Huntsman’s Close

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:14 H&H Sophia
3:14
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 3:14 
3:14
H&H Sophia: 

Tina goes the long way at the Huntsman’s Close

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:14 H&H Sophia
3:14
H&H Carol: 

Merel Blom and Rumour has It On Course

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:14 H&H Carol
3:14
H&H Sophia: 

Tiana jumps nicely through the Mirage Pond. She is ring really positively

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:14 H&H Sophia
3:13
[Comment From ClaudiaClaudia: ] 

Remember that before show jumping there is the inspection, and my guess is that there will be many stiff horses… a long night ahead for everybody…

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:13 Claudia
3:13
H&H Carol: 

Joseph makes light work of the Team GBR Silver Birches

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:13 H&H Carol
3:13
H&H Sophia: 

Tiana goes long at the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:13 H&H Sophia
3:13
[Comment From MichaelMichael: ] 

The course seems great to me….a true test of riders, without endangering horses (so far…and please may it stay that way)

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:13 Michael
3:12
H&H Carol: 

Tina Cook clear at the Swindow Designer Outlet Mound and jumps the Wadworth Barrels

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:12 H&H Carol
3:12
H&H Sophia: 

Tiana scrambles through the new pond but still clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:12 H&H Sophia
3:11
H&H Carol: 

Tiana very good through the Outlander Bank, nice pat afterwards

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:11 H&H Carol
3:11
H&H Sophia: 

Tina also clear through the Mirage Pond. Such a shame about that early stop. I wonder whether De Novo News switched off a bit during that hold before she was allowed to start

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:11 H&H Sophia
3:11
H&H Carol: 

Joseph Murphy riding Sportsfield Othello on course. Tiana clears the Shogun Hollow

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:11 H&H Carol
3:11
[Comment From JessJess: ] 

Good news for Flying Finish, thanks for the update

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:11 Jess
3:10
H&H Carol: 

Tiana gives Ringwood Magister a wake up over the KBIS Garden Table

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:10 H&H Carol
3:10
H&H Sophia: 

Tina clear at the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:10 H&H Sophia
3:10
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

It sounds to me as if the course is too technical; and if the rider misses at all, the fences are undoable.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:10 Guest
3:10
[Comment From jenbobjenbob: ] 

Disagree tori, this will make the showjumping more exciting!

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:10 jenbob
3:10
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

To Tori: tomorrow morning may well tell an interesting story, to see how many are through for the jumping

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:10 Guest
3:10
H&H Carol: 

Tiana and Ringwood Magister clear at the Lake

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:10 H&H Carol
3:09
[Comment From LielleLielle: ] 

from Facebook: Update from Lucinda – Christi has a small cut on his stifle which has been checked by two vets. I pulled him up immediately after the third element of fence five as soon as I felt him lame on his right hind. Vets checked him at the fence as he was holding his leg up. After assurance from the vets we hand walked him back to the stables where he has been washed and cleaned and seems very comfortable.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:09 Lielle
3:09
H&H Carol: 

Tina Cook clear throught the Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:09 H&H Carol
3:09
H&H Carol: 

Tina Cook rides really boldly through the Shogun Hollow

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:09 H&H Carol
3:08
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

Love Ringwood Magister, lovely looking horse. Best of luck to Joseph Murphy out next!

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:08 Rosie
3:07
H&H Carol: 

Tina and De novo News clears the KBIS Garden Table

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:07 H&H Carol
3:07
[Comment From ToriTori: ] 

Oh I agree the cross country should be the most difficult stage but there is a part of me thinking it is just a wee bit too much, would love to see a couple more clears to give a better show jumping stage tomorrow

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:07 Tori
3:07
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 3:07 
3:07
H&H Carol: 

Tina at the Lake. Clear there

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:07 H&H Carol
3:06
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

to Emma: & the brown cylindrical bits in Dodson Horell feed look just like yoummy “chocolate bullets” – ah childhood memories

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:06 Guest
3:06
H&H Carol: 

Tina clears The Team GBR Spiver Birches

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:06 H&H Carol
3:06
H&H Carol: 

Tiana Coudray and Ringwood Magister ready to go

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:06 H&H Carol
3:06
H&H Carol: 

De Novo News runs past the first skinny despite Tina’s best efforts, Clear on second attempt.

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:06 H&H Carol
3:04
H&H Carol: 

Tina over the first 3 fences

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:04 H&H Carol
3:04
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

great to combine this blog with the fei coverage and live results as well. Now keeping my fingers crossed for Merel Blom in a couple of minutes

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:04 Guest
3:04
[Comment From ClaudiaClaudia: ] 

Wowwwwwww you’re the best!!!!! THANKS IN name of all Brazilians!

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:04 Claudia
3:04
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

Looks incredibly blustery as Tina and DeNovo get ready for the off!

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:04 Laura
3:04
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 3:04 
3:04
H&H Carol: 

Tina and De Novo News are underway

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:04 H&H Carol
3:03
[Comment From Emma, CanadaEmma, Canada: ] 

The Dodson and Horell feed in the bowls beside this page look better than my granola…

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:03 Emma, Canada
3:03
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

ah that would make sense. Riders aren’t pushing on enough to get the bounce stride to the keyhole and then the horses are second guessing the distance

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:03 Rosie
3:03
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 3:03 
3:02
[Comment From ClaudiaClaudia: ] 

Please just ignore this request if it’s impossible. Any chance of posting a pic of Marcio and Josephine? Brazilian followers are mostly in the dark, and would be so completely if not for you. Huge thanks anyhow! :)

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:02 Claudia
 
H&H Carol: 

I only have archive shots not pics from today. I will post one of those.

  H&H Carol
3:02
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

That’s it the dog has packed his bags and is leaving after the last couple of horses!

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:02 Erialc
3:01
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

I think riders are being careful due to skinny after and riding much more cautiously

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:01 Guest
3:01
H&H Carol: 

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Saturday May 10, 2014 3:01 H&H Carol
3:01
H&H Sophia: 

There is a hold on course whilst they refit the pins at the Rolex Triple Bar where Peter Flarup fell

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:01 H&H Sophia
3:01
[Comment From XanXan: ] 

Fly: I think you’re absolutely right =)

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:01 Xan
3:01
[Comment From ClaudiaClaudia: ] 

now I DO understand what “this is not a dressage competition” means. Look at all these placings being turned upside down… from 82. to provisory 10th, from 40th to second…

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:01 Claudia
3:00
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

there were hardly any problems at the outlander bank last year, and it’s barely changed this year. What’s the story?

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:00 Rosie
 
H&H Carol: 

I’m not sure. I wonder if the riders feel quite familar with the fence so aren’t attacking it as they used to? Or whether the take off platform is getting slippery? Either could be the case

  H&H Carol
3:00
H&H Sophia: 

Skip On tried to put in a half stride before the Owl Hole on the top of the bank and then got stuck as a result

Saturday May 10, 2014 3:00 H&H Sophia
2:59
[Comment From TrishTrish: ] 

I agree with you Fly – the XC has been dumbed down over the last few years. This is a proper XC course.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:59 Trish
2:59
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 2:59 
2:58
H&H Carol: 

Tina Cook and De Novo News are waiting to start

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:58 H&H Carol
2:58
H&H Sophia: 

Skip On seems to be none the worse for the fall.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:58 H&H Sophia
2:58
[Comment From JemJem: ] 

Xan I agree. Mistakes aren’t being harshly punished either so it makes nice watching

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:58 Jem
2:58
[Comment From HuntleyHuntley: ] 

I think the course is brilliant – really testing but problems spread all over. Do we think anyone will get inside the time?

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:58 Huntley
2:58
H&H Carol: 

Peter clears the Savills Escalator but falls at the Rolex Grand Slam Triple Bar

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:58 H&H Carol
2:57
H&H Sophia: 

Sarah falls at the Outlander Bank but she is up on her feet

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:57 H&H Sophia
2:57
[Comment From FlyFly: ] 

Tori: This is kind of what eventing should be like. XC is supposed to be about endurance and ability; in my opinion XC has been dumbed down a lot in the last decade or so, about time it became the toughest challenge of a 3DE again.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:57 Fly
2:57
[Comment From Emma, CanadaEmma, Canada: ] 

I think the time is the ground conditions, on a dry day there may have been a couple closer to the optimum

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:57 Emma, Canada
2:57
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 2:57 
2:57
H&H Carol: 

Pic of Calista E

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:57 H&H Carol
2:56
[Comment From ABAB: ] 

Thanks for the info. This is a great site – thanks very much.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:56 AB
2:56
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

True four star test indeed.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:56 Guest
2:56
[Comment From EvaEva: ] 

has there been any clear times and clear faults?

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:56 Eva
 
H&H Carol: 

Not yet

  H&H Carol
2:56
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Is there an optimum/preferred percentage range to complete XC phase at 4* level? Currently well below 50% seems a little too low maybe?

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:56 Guest
2:56
[Comment From LouiseLouise: ] 

Go Peter!!!!!!

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:56 Louise
2:55
[Comment From XanXan: ] 

I do like the course – I think it’s the combination of course and ground conditions that’s the problem. But I prefer an influential XC to a dressage competition. This year’s Rolex XC was a bit too easy I think. Noone’s gonna say that about Badminton ;)

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:55 Xan
2:55
H&H Sophia: 

Sarah has a huge jump into the lake but manages to save it and goes clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:55 H&H Sophia
2:55
H&H Sophia: 

Sarah flies over the Keepers Brush and pops over the double rails

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:55 H&H Sophia
2:55
H&H Sophia: 

Peter Flarup is underway

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:55 H&H Sophia
2:55
H&H Sophia: 

Sarah is clear through the escalator combination. Clear over the Silver Birch but then has a big spook at the banner on the side of the course

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:55 H&H Sophia
2:53
H&H Sophia: 

Sarah flies over the Keepers Brush and pops over the double rails

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:53 H&H Sophia
2:52
H&H Sophia: 

Sarah is underway and heading out into the park

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:52 H&H Sophia
2:51
H&H Carol: 

Sarah Stretton preparing to start

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:51 H&H Carol
2:51
[Comment From JemJem: ] 

Ground conditions may be more tiring than it looks. Think Course Designer has done well. A true four star test

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:51 Jem
2:51
[Comment From ABAB: ] 

been distracted. Why are they having to repair the course? Is everyone OK?

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:51 AB
 
H&H Carol: 

Repairs to one of the foot bridges. Nothing dramatic.

  H&H Carol
2:50
H&H Carol: 

Looks like we are about to be back underway.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:50 H&H Carol
2:50
H&H Carol: 

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Saturday May 10, 2014 2:50 H&H Carol
2:50
[Comment From Emma, CanadaEmma, Canada: ] 

Badminton 2014 for bold horses and brave hearts!

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:50 Emma, Canada
2:50
[Comment From ToriTori: ] 

Am I the only on thinking Giuseppe may have gotten carried away designing this course? soo many not finishing and even those who manage a clear have loads of time penalties :(

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:50 Tori
2:50
[Comment From WV, USAWV, USA: ] 

Clark Montgomery’s team posting that Universe ran out of steam, but the horse is well. Wishing him better luck with Glen later in the day!

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:50 WV, USA
2:50
H&H Carol: 

This service was brought to you by Horse & Hound, in association with Dodson & Horrell, the official nutrition suppliers to Equestrian Team GBR

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:50 H&H Carol
2:49
H&H Carol: 

Live cross-country results

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:49 H&H Carol
2:49
H&H Carol: 

Cross-country order of go

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:49 H&H Carol
2:49
[Comment From Jenny, NZJenny, NZ: ] 

How far away is Jonelle Price?

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:49 Jenny, NZ
 
H&H Carol: 

Jonelle was due to ride at 4.08pm, but it’s going to be later than that

  H&H Carol
2:48
H&H Carol
Saturday May 10, 2014 2:48 
2:48
[Comment From ClaudiaClaudia: ] 

more photos please if possible. The first ones were soooo nice. Thanks H&H for your great job, it’s almost more exciting than watching on tv.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:48 Claudia
 
H&H Carol: 

OK. We don’t always have time when the riders are coming thick and fast but will try!

  H&H Carol
2:47
H&H Carol: 

Next on course will be Sarah Stretton with Skip On

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:47 H&H Carol
2:47
[Comment From LouiseLouise: ] 

Please keep us posted on Peter Flarup. We’re following from Denmark. Thanks

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:47 Louise
 
H&H Carol: 

Will do Louise

  H&H Carol
2:46
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

15 thru and 20 either RET or ELIM on course, but fortunately no major injuries that we know of

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:46 Guest
2:46
[Comment From XanXan: ] 

to Fly/Guest Kai-Steffen did even better… from =82 to currently 10th (=

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:46 Xan
2:46
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

The forecasted heavy rain is currently in Dublin…..so it may be making it’s way across to ur side of the pond soon

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:46 Rosie
2:46
H&H Carol: 

There is a hold on course at the moment due to repairs being made to one of the bridges in the Vicrage V area

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:46 H&H Carol
2:45
Sadly Lucinda had to retire Flying Finish after jump five due to an issue with his back leg. When we know any more we will share.
Saturday May 10, 2014 2:45 Lucinda Fredericks
2:44
H&H Carol: 

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Saturday May 10, 2014 2:44 H&H Carol
2:44
[Comment From Watching from NZWatching from NZ: ] 

The show jumping tomorrow will be a short affair at this rate! :(

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:44 Watching from NZ
2:44
[Comment From JemJem: ] 

Course builder should be pleased. Sorting them out without any nasties , so far.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:44 Jem
2:44
[Comment From ElizabethElizabeth: ] 

How is the footing holding up?

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:44 Elizabeth
 
H&H Carol: 

Looking pretty good. The forecasted heavy rain hasn’t arrived yet

  H&H Carol
2:43
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

to Fly: given Wendy has just gone from =67 to 9th, it is an interesting question!

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:43 Guest
2:43
H&H Carol: 

Peter Flarup with Calista E are waiting to start. As are Sarah Stretton and Skip On.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:43 H&H Carol
2:42
H&H Sophia: 

Oh no. Sarah gets too close to the first element and has a run out at the second at the Mirage Pond. She has decided to retire.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:42 H&H Sophia
2:42
H&H Sophia: 

Sarah rides positively and clears the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:42 H&H Sophia
2:41
[Comment From EllenEllen: ] 

any news on Flying Finish?

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:41 Ellen
 
H&H Carol: 

If we hear anything we will post it.

  H&H Carol
2:40
H&H Sophia: 

Wendy finishes on 83.7 to go into 9th on Sun Dancer

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:40 H&H Sophia
2:40
H&H Carol: 

Sarah very neatly through the Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:40 H&H Carol
2:40
H&H Carol: 

Sarah Cohen sees a flyer at the Shogun Hollow, and clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:40 H&H Carol
2:40
H&H Sophia: 

Wendy is over the second last and heading for the finish

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:40 H&H Sophia
2:39
H&H Sophia: 

Louisa has retired after a second stop at the Mirage Pond and decides to retire

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:39 H&H Sophia
2:39
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

plus Vegemite for a little energy boost :)

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:39 Guest
2:39
[Comment From FlyFly: ] 

I wonder if any who pulled out after the dressage purely for deciding they were out of contention are feeling a little annoyed right now?

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:39 Fly
2:39
H&H Carol: 

Sarah Cohen clear through the lake. Treason really getting his knees up

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:39 H&H Carol
2:38
H&H Carol: 

Sarah Cohen clears the Team GBR Silver Birch oxers on Treason

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:38 H&H Carol
2:38
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

any news on Sarah?

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:38 Rosie
 
H&H Carol: 

She was eliminated for 3 refusals as she crossed her tracks at the Mirage Pond

  H&H Carol
2:37
[Comment From Emma, CanadaEmma, Canada: ] 

Sound like Sun Dancer had Wheaties for breakfast!

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:37 Emma, Canada
2:37
H&H Carol: 

Luck runs out for Louisa, they run out at the skinny after the Outlander bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:37 H&H Carol
2:37
H&H Carol: 

Louisa sees a long stride at the Shogun Hollow and Ballyfarris Flight responds brilliantly

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:37 H&H Carol
2:36
[Comment From jenbobjenbob: ] 

Loving louisas horses white nose!

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:36 jenbob
2:36
H&H Carol: 

Sarah Cohen on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:36 H&H Carol
2:35
H&H Carol: 

Louisa pops the KBIS Garden Table

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:35 H&H Carol
2:35
H&H Sophia: 

Wendy is clear at the Swindon Outlet bank but is still having her arms puller out their sockets by the looks of things

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:35 H&H Sophia
2:35
H&H Carol: 

Louisa has to ride very strongly through the Lake to stay on line, but they are clear and away

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:35 H&H Carol
2:34
H&H Carol: 

Louisa Lockwood flys the Team GBR Silver Birch

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:34 H&H Carol
2:34
H&H Sophia: 

Wendy decided to take the long route at the Mirage Pond and goes clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:34 H&H Sophia
2:34
H&H Sophia: 

Wendy is clear at the PHEV Vicarage Vee but the horse look strong

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:34 H&H Sophia
2:33
H&H Carol: 

Wendy through the Gatehouse New Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:33 H&H Carol
2:33
[Comment From XanXan: ] 

Looks like Carolyne was stopped by the ground jury – there is no fall mentioned in the fence analysis.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:33 Xan
2:33
H&H Carol: 

Big pats for Koyuna Sun Dancer from Wendy at the Outlander Bank.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:33 H&H Carol
2:32
H&H Sophia: 

They have now confirmed that Sarah Ennis and Sugar Brown Bay did cross their tracks at the Mirage Pond and therefore has been eliminated for three refusals

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:32 H&H Sophia
2:32
H&H Carol: 

Louisa Lockwood is away with Ballyfarris Flight

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:32 H&H Carol
2:31
[Comment From jenbobjenbob: ] 

They mentioned it in the BBC commentary – I think the ground jury stopped her. Horse wasn’t really jumping as it normally does.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:31 jenbob
2:31
H&H Sophia: 

Sarah Ennis goes long in Huntsman’s Close and goes clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:31 H&H Sophia
2:31
[Comment From EllenEllen: ] 

reckon there is going to be a surprise winner this year.. or can Pippa do it again?

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:31 Ellen
2:31
[Comment From Catriona, Christchurch, NZCatriona, Christchurch, NZ: ] 

Makes you really appreciate what hunting can teach horses and riders.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:31 Catriona, Christchurch, NZ
2:31
[Comment From SoniaSonia: ] 

Wendy is going pretty quick!

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:31 Sonia
2:31
H&H Carol: 

Wendy has some hairy moments through the lake, but clear. Horse was very good there.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:31 H&H Carol
2:30
H&H Carol: 

Wendy clear at Team GBR Silver Birch oxers. Kayuna Sun Dancer is really motoring.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:30 H&H Carol
2:29
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

Looks like you’re doing well if you get home this year! The way it used to be; a real challenge for the best horses!

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:29 Rosie
2:29
H&H Carol: 

Wendy clear at the Savills Escalator

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:29 H&H Carol
2:29
H&H Sophia: 

Sarah Ennis is clear over the Garden Gates and over the L200 but the horse seems to be really backing off

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:29 H&H Sophia
2:29
H&H Carol: 

Live cross-country results

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:29 H&H Carol
2:29
H&H Carol: 

Cross-country order of go

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:29 H&H Carol
2:29
[Comment From susysusy: ] 

sorry know you have posted this already but please can you post starting list again

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:29 susy
2:28
H&H Carol: 

Wendy over the first 3 fences

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:28 H&H Carol
2:28
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

Looking at the detailed XC results Carolyne Ryan Bell was eliminated at Fence 16 – only had one refusal earlier in the course. Do we know if she was stopped by Ground Jury or if she fell?

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:28 Erialc
 
H&H Carol: 

I don’t I’m afraid. It wasn;t shown on the TV stream

  H&H Carol
2:28
H&H Sophia: 

Sarah is now taking the long route at the Swindon Designer Outlet Mound and goes clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:28 H&H Sophia
2:28
H&H Carol: 

Wendy Shaeffer and Koyuna Sun Dancer are on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:28 H&H Carol
2:27
H&H Sophia: 

She seems to have jumped all the elements but we think she has crossed her tracks in the process

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:27 H&H Sophia
2:27
H&H Sophia: 

Sarah is clear over the PHEV Vicarage Vee but has a refusal at the second element of the Mirage Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:27 H&H Sophia
2:26
[Comment From Jennifer Cust NZJennifer Cust NZ: ] 

The trot-up on Sunday morning will tell some tales

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:26 Jennifer Cust NZ
2:26
[Comment From susysusy: ] 

anyone know how lucindas horse is

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:26 susy
 
H&H Carol: 

We won’t know until later in the day

  H&H Carol
2:26
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

I’ve never known the outlander bank ride so badly and have the number of refusals as they are having today

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:26 Erialc
2:26
[Comment From DianeDiane: ] 

Keeping up from Brisbane in Australia, so grateful for the updates, we hear more about our riders from you than our own media! Thank you

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:26 Diane
2:26
[Comment From SoniaSonia: ] 

not many liking the outlander bank today

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:26 Sonia
2:26
H&H Carol: 

Sugar Brown babe jumps up the step, refuses the owl hole, takes the alternative and continues, through the Gatehouse New Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:26 H&H Carol
2:24
H&H Carol: 

Sarah at the Shogun Hollow clear through there. It’s still sunny here at the moment

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:24 H&H Carol
2:24
[Comment From EmmaEmma: ] 

Watching your feed from Canada – no live TV – thank goodness for H & H

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:24 Emma
2:23
[Comment From EmmaEmma: ] 

KAT it will be interesting to have rider feedback, but I think the eventers want it not to be a dressage comp and the XC to be influential, which it certainly is today!

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:23 Emma
2:23
H&H Carol: 

Sarah Ennis has a hairy moment at the Team GBR Silver Birch. Sugar Brown Babe leaves a hind leg on the final element, but jumps boldly through the Lake and Sarah kicking on

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:23 H&H Carol
2:22
H&H Carol: 

Sarah Ennis has to really hold Sugar Brown Babe on her line at the Savills Escalator

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:22 H&H Carol
2:21
H&H Carol: 

Sugar Brown Babes flies the Little Badminton Double rails

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:21 H&H Carol
2:20
[Comment From SoniaSonia: ] 

Wow another rider that will be thankful for his air jacket.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:20 Sonia
2:20
H&H Carol: 

Sarah Ennis is on course over the first on Sugar Brown Babe

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:20 H&H Carol
2:20
[Comment From KATKAT: ] 

Do you think the riders will approve of this course when finished? when so many have not got round?

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:20 KAT
2:19
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

That outlander bank sounds to be causing a lot of trouble

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:19 Rosie
2:19
H&H Carol: 

Neil has gone long at the Lake. And our first faller in the Lake. Left a leg at the boat and tips Neil off. Neil back up on his feet.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:19 H&H Carol
2:18
H&H Carol: 

Upleadon clears the Savills Escalator and Team GBR Silver Birch

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:18 H&H Carol
2:17
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

The dog has gone off in a huff in our house as we’re disturbing his sleep with ooh’s and aah’s and oh no’s

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:17 Erialc
2:17
H&H Carol: 

If you have a query about feeding your horse that you would like answered, pop by the Dodson & Horrell stand (no.134) to chat to their expert nutritionist. She will be on the stand on Thursday and Sunday to offer expert feeding advice to all. Or give their nutrition helpline a call on 0845 345 2627.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:17 H&H Carol
2:17
[Comment From KATKAT: ] 

why was Carolyn eliminated?

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:17 KAT
 
H&H Carol: 

Don’t know, The horse was looking tired so perhaps 3 refusals, but not sure

  H&H Carol
2:16
H&H Carol: 

Neil is underway, over the first 2 and no 3.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:16 H&H Carol
2:16
[Comment From VikkiVikki: ] 

What a lucky escape for Mark and his horse, hopefully both are ok. Talk about thrills and spills this year!

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:16 Vikki
2:16
H&H Carol: 

Live cross-country results

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:16 H&H Carol
2:16
H&H Carol: 

Next to start is Neil Spratt and Upleadon. We see Carolyn Ryan-Bell was eleminated on the official results

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:16 H&H Carol
2:16
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

oh what a huge fall at fence 18! looked terrifying but both seem to be walking away okay if not a bit shocked

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:16 Laura
2:15
H&H Sophia: 

II expect Mark is very grateful that he had his air jacket on

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:15 H&H Sophia
2:15
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

do Hope Flying Finish is ok

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:15 Guest
 
H&H Carol: 

So do we.

  H&H Carol
2:15
H&H Sophia: 

Mark’s horse left a leg and they then fell down the bank together. The first thing he did was give the horse a pat.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:15 H&H Sophia
2:14
[Comment From JessJess: ] 

Looks like Flying Finish bashed his leg on first part of the steps, hopefully just a bit sore

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:14 Jess
2:14
H&H Carol: 

We are seeing Paul Tapner celebrating with ‘Mini Team Tapner’

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:14 H&H Carol
2:14
H&H Sophia: 

Mark Kyle falls at the Outlander Bank. He is back on his feet but it was an awful fall

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:14 H&H Sophia
2:14
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

Poor Lucinda – hope that Flying Finish is just sore and hasn’t done any serious damage

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:14 Erialc
2:14
H&H Carol: 

We are watching Lucinda at the Savills Escalator. She jumps clear, but Flying Finish is lame behind and she immediately pulls up and dismounts.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:14 H&H Carol
2:12
H&H Sophia: 

Paul Tapner and Kilronan finishes on 56.4 and is the new leader

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:12 H&H Sophia
2:12
H&H Carol: 

We are hearing that Lucinda has dismounted from Flying Finish – don;t have any other details…

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:12 H&H Carol
2:12
H&H Carol: 

Coolio takes out the flag after the keyhole on Outlander Bank but is clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:12 H&H Carol
2:11
H&H Sophia: 

Paul is clear over the Rolex Presentation Boxes but is picking up time as he goes

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:11 H&H Sophia
2:11
H&H Carol: 

Mark Kyle and Coolio really stretches out over the Shogun Hollow, clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:11 H&H Carol
2:11
H&H Sophia: 

Paul is though the quarry but is not going to make the time. But what marker can he set?

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:11 H&H Sophia
2:10
H&H Sophia: 

She is clear through the Mirage Pond but very very sticky

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:10 H&H Sophia
2:10
[Comment From JoJo: ] 

50% of field that has ran have finished!! Heart in mouth watching!!

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:10 Jo
2:10
H&H Carol: 

Lucinda Fredericks and Flying Finish on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:10 H&H Carol
2:10
H&H Sophia: 

Caroline jumped the PHEV Vicarage Vee but lost her steering and nearly went into the cameraman

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:10 H&H Sophia
2:10
H&H Carol: 

Carolyne Ryan-Bell clears the Gatehouse New Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:10 H&H Carol
2:09
H&H Sophia: 

Paul takes the long route at the Huntsman Close he stays clear but this horse is making it look like hard work

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:09 H&H Sophia
2:09
H&H Sophia: 

Paul jumps over the World Horse Welfare Garden Gates but looks to be having a little bit of trouble steering

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:09 H&H Sophia
2:08
H&H Carol: 

Lucinda Fredericks waiting to start. Carolyne over the Outlander bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:08 H&H Carol
2:08
H&H Carol: 

Carolyne has a slightly sticky moment at the Shogun Hollow but clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:08 H&H Carol
2:07
H&H Carol: 

Cross-country order of go

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:07 H&H Carol
2:07
H&H Carol: 

Live cross-country results

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:07 H&H Carol
2:07
H&H Sophia: 

Paul nearly ground to a halt in the middle of Outlet Mound but stays clear. I expect he is now grateful that they removed the middle element of that fence

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:07 H&H Sophia
2:07
[Comment From jenbobjenbob: ] 

I thought Sophie did present at the owl hole as well. I wondered why she was keeping going.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:07 jenbob
2:07
H&H Carol: 

Mark Kyle is now on course with Coolio

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:07 H&H Carol
2:07
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

Think they need to review the footage of the bank and subsequent refusals

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:07 Erialc
2:07
H&H Carol: 

Carolyne Ryan-Bell riding very strongly at the Lake, takes the long route, sticky but clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:07 H&H Carol
2:06
[Comment From AnnaAnna: ] 

Any dogs at large yet?

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:06 Anna
 
H&H Carol: 

Thankfully not

  H&H Carol
2:06
H&H Sophia: 

Paul is living dangerously but he is still clear after the Mirage Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:06 H&H Sophia
2:06
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

I hate to say it but I thought that looked like three refusals for Sophie at the bank/owl hole

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:06 Laura
2:06
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

Will Mark and Coolio be able to put in their characteristic ‘within the time’ performance?

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:06 Rosie
2:06
H&H Carol: 

Caroline Ryan-Bell has a stop going into the Lake with Rathmoyle king

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:06 H&H Carol
2:06
H&H Sophia: 

Paul takes a very strange route at the PHEV Vicarage Vee but stays clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:06 H&H Sophia
2:06
[Comment From ErialcErialc: ] 

Did Sophie present to the owl hole when she jumped up the bank?

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:06 Erialc
 
H&H Carol: 

No.

  H&H Carol
2:05
H&H Sophia: 

Tim Lips finishes on 66.5 with Keyflow Nop

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:05 H&H Sophia
2:05
H&H Carol: 

Paul Tapner takes a back seat out the Shogun Hollow but Kilronan jumping well. Very tidy over the Outlander bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:05 H&H Carol
2:05
H&H Sophia: 

Such a shame for Sophie as she seemed to have got the horse going again

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:05 H&H Sophia
2:04
H&H Sophia: 

Sophie has now been eliminated as the Fence Judge has decided that she three refusals at the Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:04 H&H Sophia
2:04
[Comment From EmmaEmma: ] 

Is Paul wearing a headcam? Loved watching the course

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:04 Emma
 
H&H Carol: 

WE think he is.

  H&H Carol
2:03
H&H Sophia: 

Sophie jumps through the Mirage Pond and heads back up the hill

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:03 H&H Sophia
2:03
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

come on Mark and Coolio and all the other Irish contenders!

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:03 Guest
2:03
H&H Carol: 

Tim Lips takes the long route at Huntsmans Close

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:03 H&H Carol
2:03
[Comment From KATKAT: ] 

Loving all the greys at Badminton this year.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:03 KAT
2:03
[Comment From JoJo: ] 

Feels to me like go hard or go home! You need to ride assertively and attack every question.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:03 Jo
2:03
H&H Carol: 

Paul Tapner very tidy through the lake, tight line out and galloping on.

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:03 H&H Carol
2:02
H&H Sophia: 

Sophie is taking the long route at the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:02 H&H Sophia
2:02
H&H Carol: 

Paul tapner very quickly down the Savills Escalator

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:02 H&H Carol
2:01
H&H Carol: 

Sophie stops jumping up the Outlander Bank, jumps up the bank the 2nd time, then takes the alternative and continues

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:01 H&H Carol
2:00
H&H Carol: 

Sophie rides very sensibly through the Shogun Hollow

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:00 H&H Carol
2:00
[Comment From ClaudiaClaudia: ] 

Congrats marcio and Josephine. Brazilians all over Facebook and the internet at large are shouting and hollering in delight!!!

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:00 Claudia
2:00
H&H Carol: 

And Paul is away with Kilronan, clears the first

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:00 H&H Carol
2:00
H&H Carol: 

Paul Tapner waiting to start

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:00 H&H Carol
2:00
H&H Sophia: 

Tim’s horse seems to be really enjoying this course. He looks full of running and pops both elements of the Outlet Mound

Saturday May 10, 2014 2:00 H&H Sophia
1:59
H&H Carol: 

Sophie jenman is through the lake, a bit messy but got there.

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:59 H&H Carol
1:59
H&H Carol: 

Emma finishing on 152.8.

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:59 H&H Carol
1:58
H&H Sophia: 

Tim is a bit wild but clear over the PHEV Vicarage Vee

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:58 H&H Sophia
1:58
H&H Sophia: 

Emma is clear over the Quarry and heading for home but is obviously a long way down on the clock after two refusals

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:58 H&H Sophia
1:58
H&H Carol: 

Sophie has cleared the Savills Escalator

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:58 H&H Carol
1:57
[Comment From HelenHelen: ] 

Come on Sophie!!!

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:57 Helen
1:57
H&H Carol: 

Very positive riding from Tim at the Shogun Hollow, takes the right route

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:57 H&H Carol
1:57
H&H Carol: 

Sophie has cleared the Keepers Brush at 3.

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:57 H&H Carol
1:57
H&H Sophia: 

Emma has a second refusal at the third element of Huntsman’s Close. She represents and jumps it.

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:57 H&H Sophia
1:56
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

a mudlark :)

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:56 Guest
1:56
H&H Carol: 

Tim Lips clear at the lake. Well done.

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:56 H&H Carol
1:56
H&H Carol: 

Next on course is H&H blogger Sophie Jenman, Good luck Sophie! Be good Geronimo!

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:56 H&H Carol
1:55
H&H Sophia: 

Marcio finishes on 91.70 with Josephine MGJ and he looks absolutely delighted

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:55 H&H Sophia
1:55
H&H Carol: 

Marcio looks very pleased with that as he should! Looks like Josephine likes the mud!

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:55 H&H Carol
1:55
H&H Sophia: 

Marcio did a huge leap over the second element of the Presentation Boxes

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:55 H&H Sophia
1:54
H&H Carol: 

Cross-country order of go

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:54 H&H Carol
1:54
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Has Mary King and William Fox- Pitt still to go x- country?

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:54 Guest
1:54
H&H Sophia: 

Marcio is clear through the Quarry. Unfortunately we cant see his time.

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:54 H&H Sophia
1:54
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

did that count as a stop for Emma?

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:54 Guest
 
H&H Carol: 

Running past the first element of the Vicarge V will be 20pen

  H&H Carol
1:53
H&H Sophia: 

Emma is over both elements of Fence 18

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:53 H&H Sophia
1:53
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

Don’t think I’ve ever seen Marcio ride before but I’m very impressed. Doubt it’ll be quick but he’s taking some lovely lines through the combinations and tackling everything with a cool head

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:53 Laura
1:53
H&H Carol: 

Tim Lips is now on course with Keyflow NOP

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:53 H&H Carol
1:53
H&H Sophia: 

She has now taken the alternative and is out the other side of the Mirage Pond but the horse is looking a little bit sticky

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:53 H&H Sophia
1:52
H&H Carol: 

Marcio kicks out the flag at the Huntsman’s Close, but clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:52 H&H Carol
1:52
H&H Sophia: 

Emma has a glance off at the PHEV Vicarage Vee. The horse just jumped over the ditch rather than taking the rail.

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:52 H&H Sophia
1:51
[Comment From MichaelMichael: ] 

Given that dressage and jumping are separate disciplines, it’s great to see the XC playing the crucial role it should in Eventing. (As long as all horses and riders come home safely)

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:51 Michael
1:51
H&H Sophia: 

Marcio is clear over the World Horse Welfare Gates and the L200 trailer. What a great Badminton debut for this combination

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:51 H&H Sophia
1:51
H&H Carol: 

Kelecyn Ice Age looks on the rails, jumping really well. Clear at Outlander Bank

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:51 H&H Carol
1:50
H&H Carol: 

Emma through the Shogun Hollow

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:50 H&H Carol
1:50
H&H Carol: 

Emma has broken the frangible pin at the oxer before the lake, took a flyer and landed on the back rail, but continuing

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:50 H&H Carol
1:50
H&H Sophia: 

Marcio jumps very neatly over A&B of Fence 18.

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:50 H&H Sophia
1:49
H&H Sophia: 

Marcio pops over the PHEV Vicarage Vee and through the Mirage pond. For a horse that has never seen mud before he seems to be taking it in his stride.

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:49 H&H Sophia
1:48
H&H Carol: 

Tim Lips and Keyflow NOP waiting to start

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:48 H&H Carol
1:48
H&H Carol: 

Emma very stylish through the Savills Escalator

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:48 H&H Carol
1:47
H&H Carol: 

Marcio did a great job at the Outlander Bank, slight wiggle to the final element, but clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:47 H&H Carol
1:47
H&H Sophia: 

The riders wanted a bigger bolder Badminton after last year. Perhaps they should have been more careful what they wished for. This course is taking some jumping

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:47 H&H Sophia
1:47
H&H Carol: 

Marcio clear through the Shogun Hollow. Josephine was very clever there

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:47 H&H Carol
1:46
H&H Sophia: 

Giovanni has two run outs at the final element at Huntsman’s Close and he retires

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:46 H&H Sophia
1:46
H&H Carol: 

Emma Dougall now on course

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:46 H&H Carol
1:46
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

Thankfully horse and rider look ok

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:46 Laura
1:45
H&H Sophia: 

Natalie’s horse seems to be fine and Natalie is on her feet

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:45 H&H Sophia
1:45
H&H Carol: 

Emma Dougall and Kelecyn Ice Age are waiting to start

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:45 H&H Carol
1:45
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

Oh terrible shame, Algebra falls into the ditch after a refusal at Vee b

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:45 Laura
1:45
H&H Sophia: 

Natalie’s horse refused at the second element of the PHEV Vicarage Vee. The horse went left into the ditch and Natalie fell off

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:45 H&H Sophia
1:44
H&H Sophia: 

Giovanni pops over the World Horse Welfare White Gates

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:44 H&H Sophia
1:44
H&H Carol: 

Algebra clear at Outlander Bank, just kicking out the flag on the final skinny

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:44 H&H Carol
1:43
H&H Carol: 

Huge jump by Algebra over the first part of the Shogun Hollow and tidy out over the right hand route

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:43 H&H Carol
1:42
H&H Carol: 

Marcio Carvalho Jorge and Josephine MCJ are on course. This pair are trained for dressage by Anna Ross Davies and she told us Josephine has never seen mud before coming here!

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:42 H&H Carol
1:42
H&H Sophia: 

Giovanni is also clear over fence 18 and the horse still seems to be pulling

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:42 H&H Sophia
1:42
H&H Carol: 

Natalie Blundell very tidy through the lake

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:42 H&H Carol
1:42
H&H Sophia: 

Its looking a little bit wild but Giovanni is still clear at the Mirage Pond

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:42 H&H Sophia
1:41
H&H Sophia: 

Giovanni chipped in at the PHEV Vicarage Vee but stays clear. Struggled over the second part

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:41 H&H Sophia
1:40
[Comment From JoJo: ] 

Round of applause for Harry Meade!

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:40 Jo
1:40
H&H Carol: 

Incredible performance by Harry Meade considering the terrible injuries he suffered to his elbows last year

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:40 H&H Carol
1:40
H&H Sophia: 

So happy for Harry having broken and dislocated both his elbows at the end of last season that is the most amazing achievement

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:40 H&H Sophia
1:40
H&H Sophia: 

Harry Meade finishes on 67.4 with Wild Lone

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:40 H&H Sophia
1:40
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Badminton website says Kai had 24 time penalties

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:40 Guest
1:40
H&H Carol: 

Giovanni clears the Outlander Bank, hails a cab over the final skinny

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:40 H&H Carol
1:39
H&H Carol: 

Giovanni has a very hairy moment at the Shogun Hollow, horse is looking V strong

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:39 H&H Carol
1:39
H&H Sophia: 

Harry is clear over the second last and heading into the main arena

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:39 H&H Sophia
1:39
H&H Carol: 

Natalie Blundell and Algebra get underway

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:39 H&H Carol
1:39
H&H Sophia: 

I think you need at least a minute after jumping the quarry to get anywhere near the time

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:39 H&H Sophia
1:38
H&H Sophia: 

Wild Lone is looking tired but Harry is keeping him going and they jump the quarry with 42 seconds to go

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:38 H&H Sophia
1:38
H&H Carol: 

Live cross-country results

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:38 H&H Carol
1:38
[Comment From XanXan: ] 

Pity there was no footage of KSM and Nina on BBC – any news on the time?

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:38 Xan
1:38
H&H Sophia: 

Harry is clear though the Huntsman’s Close despite taking the final flag with him that got caught in his horse’s tail for a few strides

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:38 H&H Sophia
1:38
[Comment From JoJo: ] 

Previous rider had Stilo in more than a snaffle before! He looks strong!!

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:38 Jo
1:38
H&H Carol: 

Giovanni clears the Team GBR Silver Birch oxers

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:38 H&H Carol
1:37
H&H Sophia: 

Kai-Steffen has jumped the last but we are not sure on his time

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:37 H&H Sophia
1:37
H&H Carol: 

Giovanni very quick down the Savills Escalator, bit hairy but clear

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:37 H&H Carol
1:36
H&H Sophia: 

Kai-Steffen is through the quarry

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:36 H&H Sophia
1:36
[Comment From Jas, ItalyJas, Italy: ] 

Go Italy!! :D what a pity for Pennyz and Vittoria… let’s hope for a safe ride for Giovanni!

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:36 Jas, Italy
1:36
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Do you know why cool mountain and Annie clover were withdrawn after dressage?

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:36 Guest
 
H&H Carol: 

Suspect Cool Mountain was because he wasn’t in a competitive position, but haven’t had that confirmed. Not sure about Annie Clover

  H&H Carol
1:35
H&H Carol: 

Michael Owen had a run out at the boat in The Lake and retires

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:35 H&H Carol
1:35
H&H Sophia: 

Harry is clear over both elements of Fence 18 and took a good line. He certainly isnt wasting any time

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:35 H&H Sophia
1:35
H&H Carol: 

Giovanni Ugolotti and Stilo Kontika are away

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:35 H&H Carol
1:34
H&H Sophia: 

Harry is clear at the PHEV Vicarage Vee and through the Mirage Pond. He really is flying so nice to see after everything he has been through.

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:34 H&H Sophia
1:34
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

currently equal number of Throughs & Retires!

Saturday May 10, 2014 1:34 Guest