The end of an era: 11 of the greatest Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials moments

With the final Mitsubishi Motors-sponsored Badminton Horse Trials behind us (1-5 May 2019), we dig deep into the photo archives to enjoy some of the most memorable moments when competitors have jumped Mitsubishi-themed fences at the event. The company’s record 28 years of sponsorship has definitely seen some incredible achievements written into the eventing history books…

1. Mary King on King William on the way to winning in 1992

Mark King on King William Winner - Badminton Horse Trials 1992

2. Tina Cook in front of Badminton House in 1992

Badminton Horse Trials, 1992 Kristina Gifford

3. 1998 winners Chris Bartle and Word Perfect II jump into The Lake

Badminton Horse Trials, 1998 Chris Bartle GBR riding Word Perfect II

4. Ian Stark riding Jaybee en-route to winning in 1999

Ian Stark riding Jaybee - Winners in 1999

5. Mary King riding Star Appeal on her way to another Badminton win in 2000

Badminton Horse Trials, 2000 Mary King GBR riding Star Appeal

6. Vaughn Jefferis from New Zealand riding Bounce at the Mitsubishi pick-ups in 1997

Badminton 1997 Vaughn Jefferis (NZL) riding Bounce a the Mitsubishi Pick-Ups

7. 2009 winners Oliver Townend and Flint Curtis

8. In 2002 Pippa Funnell and Supreme Rock won their first of two consecutive Badminton titles

9. 2016 winners Michael Jung  and La Biothetique – Sam FBW

10. Andrew Hoy and Mr Pracatan jump the iconic Mitsubishi pick-ups in 2004

11. Andrew Nicholson riding Nereo to victory in 2017

Andrew Nicholson (NZL) riding Nereo

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