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Celebrating Badminton Horse Trials’ winners: 1949 to current day


  • To have your name on the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials trophy is an achievement many dream of, but few accomplish

    Ahead of the 2021 running of the prestigious five-star in Gloucestershire, England, we take a look back at the Badminton Horse Trials winners, dating all the way back to the first running of the event in 1949. Who will add their name to the prestigious Badminton hall of fame this year?

    Badminton Horse Trials winners

    2020: The event was not held owing to the Covid-19 pandemic

    2019: Piggy French riding Vanir Kamira

    2018: Jonelle Price riding Classic Moet

    2017: Andrew Nicholson (NZL) Nereo

    2016: Michael Jung (GER) Le Biosthetique-Sam FBW

    2015: William Fox-Pitt (GBR) Chilli Morning

    2014: Sam Griffiths (AUS) Paulank Brockagh

    2013: Jonathan (Jock) Paget (NZL) on Clifton Promise

    2012: Event cancelled due to waterlogged ground

    2011: Mark Todd (NZL) on NZB Bloodstock’s NZB Land Vision

    2010: Paul Tapner (AUS) on his own and Jenny Waaler’s Inonothing

    2009: Oliver Townend (GBR) on Robert & Edward Nicholson’s Flint Curtis

    2008: Nicolas Touzaint (FRA) on Monique Girard Claudon’s Hildago De L’Ile

    2007: Lucinda Fredericks (AUS) on her own and Clayton Fredericks’s Headley Britannia

    2006: Andrew Hoy (AUS) on Susan Magnier’s Moonfleet

    2005: Pippa Funnell (GBR) on Mr. & Mrs. R. Lincoln & Metier Consulting’s Primmore’s Pride

    2004: William Fox-Pitt (GBR) on Mary Guinness’s Tamarillo

    2003: Pippa Funnell (GBR) on The Pitt-Lewthwaite Syndicate’s Supreme Rock

    2002: Pippa Funnell (GBR) on The Pitt-Lewthwaite Syndicate’s Supreme Rock

    2001: Event cancelled due to foot and mouth disease

    2000: Mary King (GBR) on Hiscox Insurance Company & D King’s Star Appeal

    1999: Ian Stark (GBR) on Lady Hartington’s JayBee

    1998: Christopher Bartle (GBR) on Mr and Mrs A Cantwell’s Word Perfect II

    1997: David O’Connor (USA) on Custom Made

    1996: Mark Todd (NZL) on Robert Howell Construction’s Bertie Blunt

    1995: Bruce Davidson (USA) on Mr and Mrs G. Strawbridge’s Eagle Lion

    1994: Mark Todd (NZL) on Horton Point Syndicate’s Horton Point

    1993: Ginny Leng (GBR) on Citibank and Mrs H. Holgate’s Welton Houdini

    1992: Mary Thomson (GBR) on Mrs G. Robinson and Mr. D. King’s King William

    1991: Rodney Powell (GBR) on The Irishman II

    1990: Nicola McIrvine (GBR) on Mrs J. Elliott’s Middle Road

    1989: Ginny Leng (GBR) on Citibank Savings and Mrs H. Holgate’s Master Craftsman

    1988: Ian Stark (GBR) on The Edinburgh Woollen Mill’s Sir Wattie

    1987: Event cancelled due to bad weather

    1986: Ian Stark (GBR) on The Edinburgh Woollen Mill’s Sir Wattie

    1985: Ginny Holgate (GBR) on British National Life Assurance’s Priceless

    1984: Lucinda Green (GBR) on SR Direct Mail Ltd’s Beagle Bay

    1983: Lucinda Green (GBR) on SR Direct Mail Ltd’s Regal Realm

    1982: Richard Meade (GBR) on George Wimpey Plc’s Speculator III

    1981: Capt Mark Phillips (GBR) on Range Rover Team’s Lincoln

    1980: Mark Todd (NZL) on Southern Comfort III

    1979: Lucinda Prior-Palmer (GBR) on Mr C Cyzer’s Killaire

    1978: Jane Holderness-Roddam (GBR) on Mrs S Howard and Mrs T. Holderness-Roddam’s Warrior

    1977: Lucinda Prior-Palmer (GBR) on Mrs H. C. Straker’s George

    1976: Lucinda Prior-Palmer (GBR) on Miss V Phillips’ Wide Awake

    1975: Event abandoned due to waterlogged ground

    1974: Capt. Mark Phillips (GBR) on HM The Queen’s Columbus

    1973: Lucinda Prior-Palmer (GBR) on Be Fair

    1972: Lt. Mark Phillips (GBR) on his own and Miss F Phillip’s Great Ovation

    1971: Lt. Mark Phillips (GBR) on his own and Miss F Phillip’s Great Ovation

    1970: Richard Meade (GBR) on the Combined Training Committee’s The Poacher

    1969: Richard Walker (GBR) on Pasha

    1968: Jane Bullen (GBR) on Our Nobby

    1967: Celia Ross-Taylor (GBR) on Jonathan

    1966: Event cancelled due to weather

    1965: (Great Badminton) Major Eddie Boylan (IRE) on Durlas Eile; (Little Badminton) Capt. Martin Whiteley (GBR) on The Poacher

    1964: (Great Badminton) Capt. James Templer (GBR) on M’Lord Connolly; (Little Badminton) Sheila Waddington (GBR) on Glenamoy

    1963: Badminton ran as a one-day event due to ongoing poor weather

    1962: (Great Badminton) Anneli Drummond-Hay (GBR) on Merely-a-Monarch; (Little Badminton) Penny Crofts (GBR) on HGraham-Clark’s Priam

    1961: (Great Badminton) Laurie Morgan (AUS) on Salad Days; (Little Badminton) Capt. Peter Welch (GBR) on Mr. Wilson

    1960: (Great Badminton) Bill Roycroft (AUS) on Our Solo; (Little Badminton) Capt. Martin Whiteley (GBR) on Peggoty

    1959: (Great Badminton) Sheila Willcox-Waddington (GBR) on Airs and Graces; (Little Badminton) Shelagh Kesler (GBR) on Double Diamond

    1958: Sheila Willcox (GBR) on High and Mighty

    1957: Sheila Willcox (GBR) on High and Mighty

    1956: Lt. Col. Frank Weldon (GBR) on Kilbarry

    1955: (Held at Windsor) Major Frank Weldon (GBR) on Kilbarry

    1954: Margaret Hough (GBR) on Bambi

    1953: Major Laurence Rook (GBR) on J. R. Baker’s Starlight

    1952: Capt. Mark Darley (GBR) on Emily Little

    1951: Capt. Hans Schwarzenbach (SUI) on Vae Victis

    1950: Capt. Tony Collings (GBR) on G H Crystal’s Remus

    1949: John Shedden (GBR) on Mrs Home Kidson’s Golden Willow

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