One horse spun at the first Badminton Horse Trials trot up

  • 81 horses will go forward to compete at this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.

    82 horses were presented at this afternoon’s (Wednesday 6 May) trot up, but The Lion, ridden by Great Britain’s Matthew Heath was not accepted (pictured) after being re-presented to the ground jury.

    Two other horses were horses were sent to the holding box. These were Aoife Clark from Ireland with Vaguely North and Britain’s Tom Crisp with Coolys Luxury. Both were accepted when re-presented to the ground jury.

    Three horses were withdrawn at the last minute from the competition.

    On a day when the weather was blustery to say the least, the heavy intermittent showers managed to avoid the trot up, which meant the public were treated to an array of fashion, blingy browbands and sunglasses.

    In no particular order, here are some of our favourtie outfits seen on the trot up “runway” this afternoon.

    Nicola Wilson wore a coat to match her second ride at this year’s Badminton, the colourful Beltane Queen. The black and white patterned coat really complemented the combination.

    Charlotte Agnew channeled her inner bohemian goddess with a floaty navy dress and a pink floral garland.

    Jonelle Price dared to bare with a red minidress coupled with fishnet tights and some brown heeled boots.

    Finally doing it for the boys was Paul Tapner who sported his trademark red in the form of some striking chino trousers.

    Paul will be first in the dressage arena tomorrow morning riding Kilronan.

    You can keep up-to-date with all the action from Badminton with H&H Live on horseandhound.co.uk

    Don’t miss the second part of H&H’s Badminton preview, including a full form guide and a scorecard to fill in for every rider, on sale tomorrow (Thursday 7 May 2015).

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