The Mitsubishi Motors Cup held at Badminton Horse Trials immediately before the prestigious four-star event gives event riders at the lower levels of the sport the opportunity to perform on one of the biggest stages of the eventing world.
This year, the BE100 championship was won by Katie Hancock from Cornwall riding her own 10-year-old Kilcandra Rambo Ray. The combination triumphed on their impressive dressage mark of 24 penalties, 7.8 penalties clear of their nearest rival. Second place went to Stephanie Waite riding Stay In Touch who finished on a score of 31.8. Third place was occupied by Zoe Davison riding Cavaliers Back To Black, who finished on 32.4 penalties.
The course caused problems at a number of different fences. In total 59% of cross-country starters completed the cross-country course with no jumping penalties.
Here are pictures of the fences riders faced on the cross-country. The championship course was 3100m in length with an optimum time of 6 minutes 35 seconds. Find out which fences caught most riders out with our fence-by-fence analysis.
Fence 1: BE Flower Box
Fence 2: Huntsmans Roll Top
Fence 3ab: Park Logs
Fence 4: ASX Cross Question
Fence 5ab: Wadworths at The Lake
Fence 6ab: World Horse Welfare Garden Fence
Fence 7: Woodhouse Table
Fence 8: Danco Shooting Butt
Fence 9ab: Devoucoux Brushes
Fence 10: Spillers Horse Feeds Beam
Fence 11: PHEV Brush
Fence 12, 13 and 14: Irish Horse Gateway Combination
Fence 12: 1 refusal
Fence 13: 1 refusals
Fence 14: 2 refusals
Fence 15abc: Shogun Hollow
Fence 16ab: CrossCountry App House (fastest route is to jump this on the left as a corner)
Fence 16b alternative
Fence 17ab: Four-Star Wall
Fence 18ab: Mirage Step
Fence 18a alternative
Fence 18b alternative
Fence 19: Outlander Wagon
Fence 20ab: Careers in Racing Quarry
Fence 21: James’ Book
Read the full Mitsubishi Motors Cup report in Horse & Hound magazine (12 May 2016).