Buck Davidson and Boyd Martin boast many accolades between the two of them but both are relative rookies to the Badminton game.
This will be Buck Davidson’s second crack at Badminton, his debut being in 2011 with Ballynoe Castle RM with whom he finished 21st. This go-round he’s riding The Apprentice, a 12-year-old, 16.3-hand Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Sherrie Martin.
The pair scored a 45.7, good for 21st place.
Boyd Martin and Cracker Jack earned a 51.0 and are tied for 49th place. This is Boyd’s first Badminton, somehow, his partner being Lucy Boynton Lie’s 16.2-hand OTTB gelding Cracker Jack.
Looking forward to watching these horses jump up the leaderboard tomorrow, as both are tremendously talented jumpers and tough as nails.