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

Check out how challenging the BE90 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Grassroots Championships cross-country course was in 2014.

Championship stats — how the class panned out

  • 86 runners
  • 21 finished on their dressage score
  • 47 showjumping clears
  • 25 collected faults at fence eight
  • 18 did not complete the cross-country

Most influential fence

This was fence eight (an ABC combination) the ASX Triple, comprising a rail-ditch-rail. The combination required a short, bouncy canter on the approach in order to give horses time to assess the ditch.

The winner

Zoe Symes, 23, topped this class in 2014 riding 15-year-old Serendipity IV. The pair lead from the start after posting an impressive dressage score of 18.3. They then rolled one showjump before going cross-country. Serendipity, who has a sporadic eventing record, then flew around the 2,900m track to clinch victory. Zoe works as an oil and gas recruitment consultant in Southampton during the week, and returns home to Bath at the weekends to ride Serendipity. Zoe’s mother, sister and 72-year-old grandma help keep the horse fit during the week.

Fence 1 — BE First

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 Fence 2 — Quarry House
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Fence 3 — Willis Chase Fence
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Fence 4 — Shogun Step
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Fence 5A/B — Shogun Step
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Fence 6 — Four Star Wall
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Fence 7 — Table
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Fence 8A/B/C — ASX Triple
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Fence 9 — The Hollow
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Fence 10 — Curved Brushes
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Fence 11 — Tree Trunk
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Fence 12A — Outlander Angles
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Fence 12B — Outlander Angles
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Fence 13 — Danco Shooting Butt
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Fence 14A — PHEV Silver Birches
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Fence 14B — PHEV Silver Birches
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Fence 15 — Brush Oxer
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Fence 16A — World Horse Welfare Garden
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Fence 16B — World Horse Welfare Garden
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Fence 17A — Wadworths at the Lake
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Fence 17B — Wadworths at the Lake
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Fence 18 — Mirage Wishing Wells
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Fence 19 — The Benches
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Fence 20 A/B — Team GBR Corners
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Fence 20A alternative — Team GBR Corners
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Fence 20B alternative — Team GBR Corners
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Fence 21 — Trakehner
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Fence 22 — James’s Book
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