Badminton launches equestrian trumping card game

  • A trumping card game has an equestrian revamp this weekend, especially for Badminton fans.

    Badminton Trumps features 40 well-known eventing combinations from the last 15 years — including past winners William Fox-Pitt and Mary King.

    “I never thought I’d be featured in a card game — I’ll be interested to see what my statistics are,” Mary told H&H.

    Each card contains scores from the rider’s dressage, cross-country and show jumping rounds and leader board position as they moved from dressage to cross-country.

    Players choose a score from their card and challenge their opponents to beat it. The player with the highest score keeps the card — the winner ending up with all 40 cards.

    Equestrian fan Michele Peryer told H&H: “I have played several times with my 14-year-old daughter. The game takes many twists and turns and just when you think you have won, the pack turns against you.”

    Badminton Trumps costs £3.95 and can be bought at the event (7-10 May) or www.badminton-horse.co.uk

    This article was first published in Horse & Hound (7 May, ’09)

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