At last, we were all able to enjoy the Badminton Horse Trials once again after three long years of waiting, now presented by Mars Equestrian and official partners Lightsource BP. No doubt, history will state that “it was a Badminton run and won by the girls.”

At 4.30 sharp on Wednesday, the first of the 83 horses turned in front of the famous Badminton House for inspection by the FEI vet and the jury for the event. The jury/judges for this year were Christian Landolt (Switzerland), Seppo Laine (Finland and president of the jury) and Anne-Marie Taylor (Poland).

Day One Dressage

Forty one of the starters competed today, starting with Kirsty Chabert as the path finder. She rode Classic VI in her first Badminton and left with a score of 32.8. In the first session of ten horses, there were several top names to start things off. Tom McEwen riding Toledo De Kerser coming in

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