Riders showed off their fashion sense at the first trot-up at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials yesterday (2 May).
Ben Hobday sports a long Holland Cooper coat and his trademark shades as he trots up Mulrys Error.
Gemma Tattersall trots up Arctic Soul in a side-button short jacket and The Amira boots in navy (with tassels) from Fairfax & Favor.
H&H columnist Harry Meade makes a statement with his trousers.
Paul Tapner goes all out with a patterned blue jacket, a red waistcoat and an appropriately-themed shirt.
Alexander Whewall starts his Badminton debut with Chakiris Star in a shirt from The Oxford Shirt Company and a little waistcoat.
A long turquoise coat with double buttons, a scarf, white jeans and boots for Becky Woolven — and they set off Charlton Down Riverdance’s long white socks to perfection.
Tight leather trousers and checks for Dee Kennedy as she presents Chequers Playboy.
Georgie Strang wears a Hicks and Brown fedora and an animal print skirt, plus The Kensington boots by Fairfax & Favor, to trot up Cooley Earl.
Italy’s Giovanni Ugolotti takes the HiHo Silver prize for the best-dresssed male rider as he trots up Cult Rewind in uniform.
William Fox-Pitt dons red trousers to present Fernhill Pimms.
Selena O’Hanlon (Foxwood High) keeps Canada’s end up in a blue and white striped dress.
The Windsor Jacket in navy and red from Holland Cooper — plus matching red detail on her boots — wins the HiHo Silver best-dressed female prize for Louise Harwood, with her ride Mr Potts.
Alex Bragg, in a smart jacket and waistcoat, and Redpath Ransom.
Virginia Thompson, in a skirt with a net upper layer and gold trimmings, with Star Nouveau.
Pictures by Peter Nixon
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