Badminton 2019 cross-country course — which fence would you most like to jump?

  • With competition about to get underway properly at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, we take a look at what lies ahead for riders on the cross-country course on Saturday 4 May. The course is approximately 6,700m in length and has an optimum time of 11min45sec. Designed by Eric Winter, how will this year’s track ride?

    1. ASX Starter

    2. Keepers Question

    3. Little Badminton Gate

    4abc and 5. Savills Gate

    Fence 5 alternative

    6. Worcester Avenue Table

    7/8. Joules Corners

    9ab The Countryside Log Piles

    Alternative 9ab

    10ab Shogun Sport Hollow

    11/12 KBIS Bridge

    Alternative is to jump the ditch on the right of this photo and then jump these rails:

    13ab Outlander PHEV Bank

    Alternative 13ab

    14. Rolex Grand Slam Trakehner

    15ab. Hildon Water Pond

    16. James’s Brush

    17abc/18. Mirage Water

    Alternative 17abc and 18


    19ab. Nyetimber Heights

    20. Feedmark Haywain

    21/22/23. YoungMinds Brushes

    24. World Horse Welfare Lakeside

    25abcd. The Lake with the L200s

    Fast route is to jump the step up on the right and then out over the right-handed box brush

    Alternative 25cd

    26. Wadworth Lower Lake

    27. Trade Stands Hedge

    28ab. Voltaire Design Huntsmans Close — slightly more direct route on the right

    Alternative 28a

    A third alternative 28a, with 28b directly in front

    Alternative 28b

    29ab. Eclipse Cross Chicane

    30ab. HorseQuest Quarry

    Alternative 30a

    Alternative 30b

    31ab. Hayracks

    32. Rolex Trunk (white fencing will be removed)

    33. Mitsubishi Final Mount

    Read our full Badminton form guide in this week’s issue of Horse & Hound (issue dated 2 May 2019).

    Our bumper 25-page Badminton report will be in our 9 May issue, including opinion from Mark Phillips and Peter Storr.

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