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Don't miss these edge-of-your seat, hair-raising moments from across the disciplines that caught us (and those pictured) by surprise this year...
Barry Geraghty adopts an unorthdox position aboard Uxizandre at Newbury. Credit: racingfotos.com
Taunton Vale amateur whip Sam Matthews earns top tumble of the season with this spectacular and gymnastic effort
An infrequent sight: an unscheduled dismount for Michael Jung as he and FischerRocana FST take too close a look at Burghley’s lake
Michael Jung suffers a wardrobe malfunction at Burghley Horse Trials with La Biosthetique-Sam FBW
Cross Country . James Robinson and Comanche take a rather wet fall . Comanche has other ideas about continuing the trial !
We’ve all been there — one minute you’re enjoying the ride of your life and the next you experience that
‘Yippee, we won!’ — Maikel van der Vleuten’s VDL Groep Verdi TN NOP enjoys the moment as the Dutch showjumping team celebrate gold
‘I reckon we should try an alternative approach here, Mum’ — Katey Cuthbertson’s Imbroglio considers the options at Barbury CIC2*
Making a splash: Gina Ruck and Rehy Too suffer a dunking at Burghley
Poised for landing, if on the wrong set of feet: Ellen Whitaker and Le Beau at Hickstead
Neat, but not right: hometime for Midnight Wispa and Caroline Harris
Unex Billy Dream puts the brakes on, leaving Pieter Clemens hanging
Those pristine breeches aren’t staying like that: David McPherson bids adieu to Gloria Van Zuuthoeve at the Hickstead Derby Meeting
Not as planned: Andrew Hoy and Rutherglen provide not quite the drama they would have hoped for the crowd at Badminton
Back to front: a surprising moment for Jess Hawkins and Franklyns Ranger in the Pony Club Championships open showjumping
Why does there have to be a photographer around when that happens? A member of the South Durham field attempts to hang on to the reins — and their dignity
Ben Maher velcros himself to Diva II as she gets a bit overambitious
Call this a jump? Tim Lips and Concrex Bayro take a sideways approach to a skinny at Aachen, Germany, in August thrills and spills
Gravity is about to get the better of Lewis Ferguson after he parts company with Merrion Square and somersaults over the last at Wincanton