The BE90 Mitsubishi Motors Cup cross-country course at Badminton was 3,150m in length in 2019. The optimum time was seven minutes, with horses required to travel at 450m/min, which 39 combinations from 99 starters achieved by jumping clear inside the time (39%). Fifty-nine competitors managed a clear cross-country jumping round — 60% of starters.
Take a look around the course and find out which fences caught combinations out…
Fence 3 — one refusal
Fence 4AB — two refusals
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 — five refusals and one retirement
Fence 9 — 12 refusals, one retirement and one rider fall
Fence 10 — one refusal
Fence 11AB — two refusals
Fence 13 — eight refusals, one retirement and one rider fall
Fence 16AB — eight refusals, one retirement and one rider fall
Fence 17ABC — five refusals and one retirement
Fence 19 — one refusal
Fence 20AB — seven refusals and one rider fall
Fence 22 — two refusals
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Our bumper Badminton report will be in our 9 May issue, including exclusive opinion from Mark Phillips and Peter Storr.