As far as childhood dreams for budding riders go, grazing your horse in front of Badminton House is up there. And during this year’s competition (3-7 May 2017), top riders have been sharing their snaps of the iconic image…
Lissa Green: ‘A sight I have always lived for’
Badminton first-timer Lissa Green, daughter of the six-time Badminton winner Lucinda, soaks up the atmosphere on her ride Malin Head Clover, the 15-year-old bay gelding, owned by The Ali G Syndicate.
Oliver Townend: ‘We have arrived’
The 2009 Badminton champion Oliver Townend’s two rides for 2017, Samuel Thomas II and ODT Ghareeb, make the most of the lush-looking grass.
Jesse Campbell: ‘The calm before the storm’
The Wiltshire-based Kiwi Jesse Campbell is snapped under the iconic arch going into the stables with his ride Kaapachino.
Laura Collett: ‘The best view’
Laura Collett withdrew Grand Manoeuvre before the dressage after the pair were held at the first trot-up, but the popular British rider captured this image at the beginning of the week.
Tom McEwen: ‘Toledo enjoying a spot of grass’
Tom McEwen’s 10-year-old ride Toledo De Kerser poses for a picture. This smart horse was the silver medallist at the world young horse championships in 2014 and won the under-25s at Bramham last year.
Badminton Horse Trials: ‘Sun’s out, studs in’
There’s no better place to get a few essential jobs done… Especially when the sun is shining.
Badminton Horse Trials: ‘Our 2016 winning horse ‘Sam’ has arrived to defend his title’
Michael Jung’s 2016-winner Sam is looking cool, calm and collected ahead of this year’s competition.