The Mitsubishi Motors Grassroots Championships held at Badminton House immediately before the prestigious four-star event give those event riders at the lower levels of the sport the opportunity to perform on one of the biggest stages of the eventing world.

This year, the BE90 Championship was won by Hollie Booth from Cheshire riding Julia McGowan’s seven-year-old mare Dramatic. The combination won on their impressive dressage mark of 24.1. They were closely followed by Katie Vincent riding Glen Carter owner by Alexis Sims who finished on a score of 26.1. Third place was occupied by 15-year-old Heidi Coy riding her own 14hh Riversdale Magic Heart, who finished on 27.3 penalties.

The course caused problems at a range of fences throughout. 63% of cross-country starters completed the cross-country course with no jumping penalties.

Here is what rider’s faced on cross-country day at the championships over a course totalling 3100m in length with an optimum time of 6 minutes 53 seconds. Find out which fences caught most riders out with our fence-by-fence analysis.

Start

Start Badminton GR

Fence 1: BE First
0 faulters

1 90

Fence 2: Trakehner
0 faulters

2 90

Fence 3ab: Kennels Houses
0 faulters

Fence 3 ab 90

Fence 4: ASX Cross Question
0 faulters

4 90

Fence 5abc: Wadworths at The Lake
7 refusals

Fence 5a 90 and 100

5a alternative

5a alt 100 and 90

5bc 90

Fence 6: Sense Garden Wells
0 faulters

Fence 6 90

Fence 7: Hobsons Carrot Table
1 refusal

Fence 7 90

Fence 8: Danco Shooting Butt
0 faulters

Fence 8 90 and 100

Fence 9ab: World Horse Welfare Brushes
14 refusals

Fence 9ab 90

Fence 10: Spillers Horse Feeds Beam
0 faulters

Fence 10 90

Fence 11: PHEV Brush
1 refusal

Fence 11 90

Fence 12 and 13ab: Woodhouse Combination
Fence 12: 0 faulters
Fence 13: 7 refusals and 1 horse fall

Fence 12 90

Fence 13a 90

Fence 13b 90

13b alternative

Fence 13b alt 90 and 100

Fence 14abc: Shogun Hollow
11 refusals
1 fall

Fence 14a 90

Fence 14 bc 90

Fence 15: CrossCountry App Fallen Tree
1 refusal

Fence 15 90

Fence 16: 4 Star Wall
0 faulters

16a 100 16 90

Fence 17abc: Mirage Step
5 refusals

17abc 90

16bc 90

Fence 18: Outlander Wagon
0 faulters

18 90

Fence 19ab: Willis Quarry
0 faulters

19ab 90

19b 90

Fence 20: James’ Book
2 refusals

Fence 20 90

Read the full Mitsubishi Motors Grassroots Championships report in Horse & Hound magazine (14 May 2015).

Walk the BE100 Grassroots Championships cross-country course [PICS]

Walk the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials cross-country course [PICS]