All horses pass the first horse inspection at Badminton Horse Trials

  • Eighty-four horses have passed the trot-up and will go forward to the dressage phase at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. Just one horse, Geoff Curran’s The Jump Jet, was not presented at the trot-up.

    William Fox-Pitt had to trot Navigator in front of the ground jury twice and French rider Didier Dhennin’s Ismene du Temple was sent to the holding box, but passed on re-inspection.

    The dressage tomorrow (Friday) will kick off at 10am with Andrew Nicholson and Avebury. The guinea pig rider, Emily Parker on Treefers, will perform her test at 9.40am in order for the ground jury to get their eye in and check that all systems are working.

    Don’t forget to buy Horse & Hound next week (28 April) for our 15-page special Badminton report including comments from Carl Hester and Mark Phillips, day-by-day analysis of all the action and a round-up of the most influential cross-country fences.

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