Got your eye on next year’s BE100 Mitsubishi Motors Cup? Take a look at the 2018 cross-country course

  • The BE100 Mitsubishi Motors Cup cross-country course 2018 at Badminton was 3,100m long. The optimum time was six-minutes and 25 seconds, with horses riders required to travel at 475m/min, which 14 combinations from 79 starters achieved (17.7%). Forty-four competitors managed a clear cross-country jumping round — 55.6% of starters.

    Take a look around the BE100 Mitsubishi Motors Cup cross-country course 2018 and find out which fences caught combinations out…

    Fence 1

    Fence 2

    Fence 3

    Fence 4

    Fence 5 — seven refusals

    Fence 6 — two refusals

    Fence 7AB — one refusal

    Fence 8

    Fence 9ABC — 12 refusals

    Fence 10

    Fence 11AB — five refusals and one fall

    Fence 12AB

    Fence 13 — 15 refusals and one fall

    Fence 14

    Fence 15ABC — four refusals

    Fence 16AB — five refusals

    Fence 17AB

    Fence 18AB — two refusals

    Fence 19

    Fence 20

    Fence 21

    After two years with the same winner, a new champion was crowned in the 2018 BE100 championship in the form of 21-year old Lois Teal, who convincingly took the title with her own Z7 Catastrophe.

    For a long time it looked like 2016 and 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Cup holder Katie Hancock was going to make it three years in a row, but the five penalties she collected from the showjumping turned out to be expensive as she finished the day in the runner up spot.

    For the winner, North Yorkshire’s Lois, there was nothing to add to her dressage score of 27.3 following two penalty free jumping phases on her eight year old German-bred gelding which left them with a 2.5 penalty advantage over her closest rivals.

    Lois said: “I really enjoyed it! I’ve got a really good team behind me and I’m quite laid back person, when we arrived I’d be happy to finish in the top half on a score less than 35! We thought if he [Z7 Catastrophe] didn’t suit me he’d suit my brother as a hunter – my brother didn’t get him!”

    For all the latest news analysis, competition reports, interviews, features and much more, don’t miss Horse & Hound magazine, on sale every Thursday.

    Our bumper 24-page Badminton report will be in our 10 May issue, including opinion from Oliver Townend, Mark Phillips and Peter Storr.

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