Do you have post-Badminton blues? We do too. Take a look at these pics to remember some wonderful moments from last week at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.
Pictures by Peter Nixon
1. Gemma Tattersall gets a hug from Gran after her brilliant final showjumping round, which clinched her third on Arctic Soul.
2. Fun quarter marks — these harps are on Irishman Michael Ryan’s ride Ballylynch Adventure.
3. Oliver Townend shows his appreciation for Black Tie after a dressage test which left them in eighth following the first phase.
4. Celeb spotting in the crowd — six-time Badminton winner Lucinda Green on the right, US team coach David O’Connor on the right.
5. Andreas Ostholt leans forward to hug So Is Et after securing second place.
6. Tina Cook with children Harry and Isabelle.
7. A great cross-country round from Izzy Taylor on Allercombe Ellie. They finished eighth.
8. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Michael Jung smile quite that much before…
9. Gemma Tattersall’s grin says it all as she finishes her dressage test on Arctic Soul, who put in a best-ever performance in this phase.
10. Belgian competitor Lara de Liedekerke-Meier with her five-month-old daughter, Chiara.
11. Emily King, 20, putting in a brilliant cross-country round with Brookleigh — until she sadly came to grief at the penultimate fence.
12. Rugby star Mike Tindall with daughter Mia.
13. I’m back! Blyth Tait returns to Badminton after 13 years away and finishes a none-too-shabby 13th with Bear Necessity V.
14. The course team at work at the KBIS Vicarage Vee after Jesse Campbell and Kaapachino broke the frangible pins as they ran-out here. There’s no doubt these modern safety devices — and their cousins the MIM Clips, being used for the first time in Britain this year — saved many riders from falls (or more serious falls than they had) on cross-country day.
15. Grand Maneouvre puts his best foot forward for Laura Collett.
16. Mother and daughter: Emily and Mary King enjoy an ice cream.
17. Francis Whittington waves to the crowds after far exceeding his own expectations to take fourth in the dressage on Hasty Imp.
18. Zara Tindall with her mother the Princess Royal after her cross-country round with High Kingdom, 23rd.
19. Another of Gemma Tattersall? We don’t think there’s any such thing as too much Gemma Tattersall this week.
Make sure you buy H&H this week (dated 12 May) for our full 24-page Badminton report, including comments from Carl Hester, William Fox-Pitt and Mark Phillips.