The BE100 Mitsubishi Motors Cup cross-country course at Badminton was 3,150m in length in 2019. The optimum time was six-minutes and 38 seconds, with horses riders required to travel at 475m/min, which 22 combinations from 74 starters achieved (30%). Forty-two competitors managed a clear cross-country jumping round — 57% of starters.
Take a look around the course and find out which fences caught combinations out…
If this course gallery makes you want to get out eventing, then why not enter for the Horse & Hound Festival of Eventing? It is an unaffiliated three-day event, which includes classes at 90cm and 1m, running at The College EC, Keysoe in Bedfordshire over the late May Bank Holiday weekend (25 to 27 May). Standard price entries close on Friday 10 May, so be quick if you don’t want to miss out.
Fence 7ABC — nine refusals, one retirement and one rider fall
Fence 9 — one refusal
Fence 10 — one horse fall
Fence 11AB — one refusal
Fence 13 — eight refusals
Fence 14 — one refusal
Fence 16AB — six refusals and one rider fall
Fence 17ABC — one refusal and one retirement
Fence 20AB — 10 refusals and one triggered frangible device (11 penalties)
Fence 22 — one refusal
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Our bumper Badminton report will be in our 9 May issue, including opinion from Mark Phillips and Peter Storr.