The Mitsubishi Motors Grassroots Championships held at Badminton House immediately before the prestigious four-star event give 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 BE100 Championship was won by Alexandra Farrar-Fry from West Yorkshire riding Mariam Haque’s six-year-old Grey Finnsky. The combination triumphed on their impressive dressage mark of 27.5 penalties. They were closely followed by Anna Tomlinson riding Moreorless II who finished on a score of 29.4. Third place was occupied by Cathrine Taylor riding Lynn Ferguson’s Lorelei, who finished on 31.5 penalties.

The course caused problems at a number of different fences. In total 48% of cross-country starters completed the cross-country course with no jumping penalties.

Here are pictures of the fences riders faced on the cross-country. The championship course was 3100m in length with an optimum time of 6 minutes 34 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

1 100

 Fence 2: Trakehner
2 refusals

2 100

 Fence 3ab: Kennels Houses
0 faulters

Fence 3a 100

Fence 3b 100

3a alternative

Fence 3a Alt 100

Fence 4: ASX Cross Question
0 faulters

4 100

 Fence 5abc: Wadworths at The Lake
4 refusals

Fence 5a 90 and 100

5bc 100

 

5a alternative

5a alt 100 and 90

 Fence 6: Sense Garden Wells
1 refusal
1 fall

Fence 6 100

 Fence 7: Hobsons Carrot Table
0 faulters

Fence 7 100

 Fence 8: Danco Shooting Butt
0 faulters

Fence 8 90 and 100

 Fence 9ab: World Horse Welfare Brushes
22 refusals
1 fall

Fence 9ab 100

 Fence 10: Spillers Horse Feeds Beam
0 faulters

Fence 10 100

Fence 11: PHEV Brush
0 faulters

Fence 11 100

 Fence 12 and 13ab: Woodhouse Combination
Fence 12: 1 refusal
Fence 13ab: 8 refusals

Fence 12 100

Fence 13a 100

Fence 13b 100

 13b alternative

Fence 13b alt 90 and 100

Fence 14abc: Shogun Hollow
27 refusals
3 falls

Fence 14a 100

Fence 14 bc 100

Fence 15: CrossCountry App Fallen Tree
0 faulters

Fence 15 100

Fence 16ab: 4 Star Wall
3 refusals

16a 100 16 90

16b 100

16b alternative

16b alt 100

Fence 17ab: Mirage Step
0 faulters

17ab 100 2

17b 100

Fence 18: Outlander Wagon
0 faulters

18 100

 Fence 19ab: Willis Quarry
1 refusal

19a 100

19ab 100 2

 Fence 20: James’ Book
0 faulters

Fence 20 100

 

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

Walk the BE90 Grassroots Championships cross-country course [PICS]

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