Badminton 2019 Cross Country Live Updates from Voltaire Design: Oliver Townend’s Domination Continues

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For the 70th consecutive year, competitors are gearing up for cross country day at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, and it feels freakishly special that we get to enjoy this iconic event. Don’t miss one second of the action — Grab a cup of coffee and keep refreshing this page for all the latest from Eric Winter’s track as it happens.

Here are the North American entries/ride times:

  • Jenny Caras & Fernhill Fortitude: 2:42 BST/9:42 a.m. EST – Two stops, Retired on course
  • Woodge Fulton & Captain Jack: 14:06 BST/11:06 a.m. EST – CLEAR + 43.2 time penalties

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12:16 p.m. Our leadboard looks a bit different now. Stay tuned for a full report from Tilly Berendt.

12:12 p.m. Emma Hyslop-Webb and Pennlands Douglas finish with 20 jump and 28.4 time penalties.

12:08 p.m. Chris Burton and Cooley Lands finish four seconds under the time for a score of 28.1.

12:07 p.m. Emma Hyslop-Webb and Pennlands Douglas go the long way at the Mirage Water, but they have a stop at the final corner.

12:06 p.m. Burto still up on minute markers

12:01 p.m. Emma Hyslop-Webb and Pennlands Douglas are clear through the first third of the course, but they don’t look to be attacking the time.

12:00 p.m. Chris Burton gets a funny jump out of the Shogun Hollow, but Cooley Lands craws over and they’re clear.

11:59 a.m. Chris Burton and Cooley Lands are flying and looking very confident. Can he make the time again?

11:57 a.m. Another stop for Pippa and Billy Walk On at the Hildon Water Pond. She puts a hand up to retire.

11:56 a.m. Pippa Funnell and Billy Walk On take a frangible pin at the KBIS Footbridge.

11:56 a.m. Pippa is clear through the Shogun Hollow!

11:54 a.m. Pippa Funnell and Billy Walk On are on course and clear through the Joules Corners.

11:53 a.m. Tina Cook and Billy The Red finish 31 seconds over for a current score of 40.5.

11:52 a.m. Izzy Taylor and Springpower have a stop at the Shogun Hollow. They jump clear on second attempt, and she elects to retire.

11:50 a.m. William Fox-Pitt and Oratorio finish clear with 8.8 time penalties.

11:48 a.m. a.m. Tina Cook has been restarted and she’s clear through the brush fences at 21, 22 & 23.

11:46 a.m. The fence is fixed, and they’ve allowed William Fox-Pitt and Oratorio to overtake Tina and Billy The Red. He’s clear through the Lake.

11:45 a.m. Tina is being held while they repair fence 26.

11:43 a.m. Tom Crisp finishes with 11 penalties + 22.4 time penalties.

11:42 a.m. Tom Crisp and Liberty and Glory have taken the pin down at fence 26 leaving the Lake. That will give them 11 penalties.

11:41 a.m. Billy The Red rockets over the ditch at the Mirage Water, Tina quickly regroups and takes a circle.

11:40 a.m. Tina and Billy The Red look total class around this course. They’re clear through the Hildon Water.

11:39 a.m. Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class are one second over — That will put them on 21.5. They stay in the lead!

11:38 a.m. Tina Cook and Billy The Red are on course! Clear through the Joules Corners so far.

11:37 a.m. Leaving the Huntsmans Close, Oliver is still about 8 seconds down on the clock.

11:35 a.m. Tim Price and Ringwood Sky Boy finish clear bang on the optimum time! They’ll stay on 30.1.

11:34 a.m. Oliver Townend currently around 11 seconds down on the clock as he approaches fence 20.

11:32 a.m. Tom Rowland and Possible Mission finish clear with  25.6 time penalties for a two-day score of 59.5.

11:31 a.m. Tim Price takes a daring inside line at the NyeTimber combination.

11:31 a.m. Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class are on course!

 11:30 a.m. Woodge Fulton and Captain Jack finish clear, one minute and 48 seconds over the clock!

11:27 a.m. Woodge Fulton clear through the ditch fences at 29 and through the Quarry. Headed for home!

11:25 a.m. Tim Price looking for a better finish with Ringwood Sky Boy. Clear through the staircase.

11:24 a.m. Tom Rowland and Impossible Mission opt for the long route at the Mirage Water and they’re clear.

11:23 a.m. Michael Own finishes clear with 6.8 time penalties.

11:22 a.m. Woodge clear through the NyeTimber Heights.

11:20 a.m. Nick Lucey and Proud Courage finish clear two minutes and five seconds over the time.

11:19 a.m. YASS Woodge! She fights for it to go clear at the Shogun Hollow.

11:17 a.m. We hear that Woodge & Captain Jack are on course, but no site yet.

11:17 a.m. Michael Owen and Bradeley Law have a little trot over the final corner at the Mirage Water. Clever!

11:15 a.m. Ellen Cameron and Haleen Crown Jewels finish with 20 jump penalties and 33.2 time penalties.

11:12 a.m. Toshi finishes clear, but he’ll have that stop from the Hildon Water.

11:12 a.m. Nicholas Lucey and Proud Courage have a stop at the Shogun Hollow.

11:10 a.m. Ellen Cameron and Haleen Crown Jewels have glance off at fence 23. Such a shame — they had a massive save at the big, wide wagon before hand.

11:07 a.m. Kai Rueder and Colani Sunrise finish clear 1 minute and 4 seconds over the time for a score of 55.7.

11:05 a.m. Ellen Cameron and Haleen Crown Jewels nearly eat dirt at the stairway early on the in the course, but they stick it and are clear over the alternate.

11:04 a.m. Toshiyuki Tanaka and Kelecyn Pirate have a stop at the B element of the Hildon Water.

11:04 a.m. 

11:02 a.m. Kai looks like he’s having the most fun ride of his life with Colani Sunrise. Woohoo!

11:00 a.m. Sebastien Cavaillon and Sarah d’Argouges finish clear with 21.6 time penalties.

10:59 a.m. Kai Rueder gets it done through the Shogun Hollow!

10:57 a.m. Isabel English completes her first five-star cross country with 42.8 time penalties to sit on a score of 77.3

10:55 a.m. James Summerville and Talent are now on course and clear through the Joules Corners.

10:52 a.m. Harry Mutch finishes with the two stops and two minutes and two seconds over the optimum time.

10:51 a.m. The French pair Sebastien Cavaillon and Sarah d’Argouges are clear through the Outlander Bank.

10:50 a.m. Isabel English is the first to go the long way at the Outlander Bank.

10:49 a.m. Harry Mutch has another stop at the YoungMinds brushes.

10:48 a.m.Wills Oakden goes clear in his first Badminton! He was 1 minute and 3 seconds over the time.

10:47 a.m. Isabel English and Feldale Mouse just squeak through the Shogun Hollow.

10:45 a.m. Shame. Harry does have a stop at the Hildon Water Pond.

10:44 a.m. Harry Mutch and HD Bronze with really clever riding through the Shogun Hollow. I thought he’d gotten a stop at the log out, but scoring says he managed to swerve around to tentatively go clear. “I had no idea you could do that” – Andrew Nicholson.

10:43 a.m. Imogen Murray and Ivar Gooden finish clear just 4 seconds above the time! They had a brilliant ride.

10:39 a.m. Louise Harwood and Balladeer Miller Man finish clear with 23.6 time penalties. This horse is still full of running.

10:37 a.m. Emily Philp finishes with 20 jump penalties and 27.2 time penalties.

10:34 a.m. Louse takes the long route at the Mirage Water.

10:31 a.m. Louise Harwood has a funny jump with Balladeer Miller Man at the Shogun Hollow. She circles to confirm she’s cleared it, and she continues.

10:30 a.m. A stop for Emily Philp and Camebert at the NyeTimber Heights combination. Got a bit too much steam coming down the hill.

10:28 a.m. Sam Griffiths has another runout at the YoungMinds Brushes. He elects to retire.

10:27 a.m. Laura Collett and Mr. Bass finish clear with 17.2 time penalties.

10:26 a.m. Mr. Bass is fighting fit. Clear so far through the Quarry. She’s only got 30 seconds to get home, so she’ll have time penalties.

10:25 a.m. Arianna Schivo finishes clear, 54 seconds over the time.

10:23 a.m. Sam Griffiths and Billy Liffy have a stop at the Shogun Hollow.

10:21 a.m. Laura Collett circles at the Mirage water after Mr. Bass’ exuberant jump over the ditch.

10:20 a.m. Georgie Spence and finishes with that 1 stop and 19.6 time penalties.

10:19 a.m. SUPER ride through the Shogun Hollow for Laura Collett and Mr. Bass.

10:17 a.m. Mr. Bass is on course!

10:17 a.m. Kazuma and Tacoma d’Horset finish clear 38 seconds over the time.

10:14 a.m. Halltown Harley is a spicy one! He and Georgie have a wild line around Nyetimber Heights combination.

10:13 a.m. Arianna Schivo gets a little unbalanced, but clear through the double banks early on.

10:12 a.m. Georgie Spence  & Halltown Harley have a runout at the Outlander Bank. They’re clear on second attempt.

10:09 a.m. David Britnell and Continuity finish clear 1 minute and three seconds over the time. I think he’s had the loudest applause of the day.

10:08 a.m. Excellent effort for Kazuma and Tacoma d’Horset through the Shogun Hollow.

10:06 a.m. Kazuma Tomoto on course to Japan.

10:05 a.m. David Britnell pulls out all the stops to get through the Mirage water, and he’s clear.

10:03 a.m. Bill Levett and Lassban Diamond Lift finish clear, 20 seconds over for a score of 39.9.

10:03 a.m. Another stop for Jenny at the drop into the Hildon Water Pond. She looks to be retiring. Sad end of the day for this pair.

9:59 a.m. ARG! Jenny and Forty are yet another pair to have a stop at the Shogun Hollow. She’s clear on the second attempt.

9:58 a.m. JENNY CARAS ON COURSE! Go Girl!

9:56 a.m. Sara Bullimore has retired before the Lake. She had picked up 11 penalties for a rail at 3 and had the 15 penalties at the Hildon Water from what the scores say.

9:55 a.m. Andrew Nicholson and Swallow Springs finish clear one second inside the time!

9:51 a.m. Reve du Rouets LEAPS over the ditch at Huntsmans Close, but Sarah Bullimore doesn’t keep her eye off that log.

9:48 a.m. Swallow Springs is full of run, but Andrew Nicholson, as usual, has not moved his position one bit.

9:47 a.m. Alicia Hawker finishes clear just 22 seconds over the time. Very classy round.

9:45 a.m. Alicia Hawker and Charles RR looking great and clear so far through the Quarry. Andrew Nicholson, meanwhile, has started with Swallow Springs who looks very keen through the Joules corners.

9:43 a.m. Umm…. Mark Todd and NZB Campino have a slow-mo stop at the ditch at Shogun Hollow. Not their day, and they retire.

9:42 a.m. Will Furlong and Collien P 2 get just too close to an open corner at the Huntsmans Close and take down the pinned front rail. They’ll get an extra 11 penalties.

9:41 a.m. Mark Todd & NZB Campino smooth and steady down the staircase early in the course.

9:40 a.m. 

9:38 a.m. Virginia Thompson has an absolutely blazing ride with Star Nouveau — they have the fastest ride of the day so far at three seconds under the clock. Well done!

9:37 a.m. Oof. Unfortunately a stop for Will Furlong and Collien P 2 come to a stop at the second element at the Hildon Water Pond.

9:34 a.m. Will Furlong and Collien P 2 pull a real Ariel Grald — they take the flag in the horse’s tail away from the Joules Corners.

9:33 a.m. Matt Heath finishes clear 1 minute and 35 seconds over the time.

9:29 a.m. Katie Preston and Templar Justice have three stops at the Hildon Water Pond for a sad end to their day.

9:27 a.m. Padraig McCarthy and Mr Chunky finish with 11 jump penalties just 8 seconds over the time. He’ll be seriously frustrated because they were very competitive on the time.

9:25 a.m. Oh dear. Padraig and Mr. Chunky land in the middle of an open oxer at the Huntsmans Close, so they’ll get 11 penalties.

9:24 a.m. Matthew Heath and The Lion have a scary ride through the Outlander Bank, but they’re clear.

9:22 a.m. Padraig is about 8 seconds over the time before the Lake.

9:20 a.m. Mr. Chunky looking very fit. He bounds over the Outlander Bank.

9:18 a.m. WEG individual silver medalists Padraig McCarthy and Mr Chunky are on course with very bold jumping in the Joules Corners.

9:17 a.m. Pietro Sandei and Rubis de Prere finish clear 1 minute 24 seconds over the time. They sit on 64.2.

9:14 a.m. Pietro Sandei goes the long way at the Lake. He’s clear so far, but not fighting the clock much.

9:13 a.m. Arg! Josephy Murphy looked to be right on, but he has a stop at the final element of the Shogun Hollow. He then retires after going clear on a second attempt.

9:12 a.m. Joseph Murphy and Sportsfield Othello brilliantly clear through the Joules Corners.

9:10 a.m. Italy’s Pietro Sandei and Rubis de Prere are clear so far through the Hildon Water.

9:07 a.m. Claire Abbott and Euro Prince finish clear, 27 over for a score of 42.2.

9:06 a.m. Oh dear, Kitty and Vendredi Biats just do not get the Outlander Bank right, and Kitty is thrown, and “Froggy” crawls over. Both walk off looking ok.

9:04 a.m. Kitty and “Froggy” have a massive jump over the Shogun ditch, and become the umpteenth pair to have a stop on the way out.

9:03 a.m. Kitty King and Vendredi Biats in perfect form through the Joules Corners.

9:02 a.m. Michael Ryan finishes clear 34 seconds over the time for a score of 50.3.

9:00 a.m. Michael Ryan continues on and is clear through the ditch and brush combination at 29.

8:57 a.m. As we wait… here are the current standings. The only person who can beat Piggy now would be Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class. They’ll have to go clear, but they do have about 14 seconds of room on the clock.

8:54 a.m. Claire Abbott and Michael Ryan are being held on course as builders repair fence 26 that Tom McEwen took the pin on.

8:52 a.m. 

8:51 a.m. Grab Mane!! Claire Abbot and Euro Price are on course. Love this spicy horse.

8:49 a.m. Tom McEwen and Toledo de Kerser finish with 8.8 time penalties and provisionally 11 jump penalties for that MIM clip

8:48 a.m. Clara Loiseau and Wont Wait finish clear, 34 seconds over the time.

8:47 a.m. Arg! Tom and Toledo de Kerser take the pin down on fence 26 leaving the Lake.

8:45 a.m. Julia Norman and Carryon Bobby Boy finish their first Badminton clear 1 minute 44 seconds over the time.

8:44 a.m. Tom and Toledo de Kerser clear through the Mirage Pond – which has called the new flag penalty into question today.

8:40 a.m. Big players on course: Tom McEwen and Toledo de Kerser.

8:39 a.m. Clara Loiseau and Wont Wait with a big jump into the Hildon Water Pond, but easy managing out.

8:37 a.m. Malin Josefsson and Golden Midnight with a very positive round. Malin is a amateur rider who is a veterinarian in her working life. They finish clear with 14.8 time penalties.

8:35 a.m. Millie Dumas finishes clear, but they’re 1 min 27 seconds over for a score of 62.1. Definitely a pair to watch on teams in the future.

8:34 a.m. 

8:33 a.m. Millie also takes the long route at Huntsmans Close

8:31 a.m. Five-star debutants Malin Josefsson and Golden Midnight clear through the Hildon Water Pond.

8:30 a.m. Nicky Hill and MGH Bingo Boy finish clear 33 seconds over.

8:28 a.m. Millie takes the long route at the Mirage water, which will give them quite a bit of extra time.

8:27 a.m. We’ve just heard that Jesse Campbell’s 15 penalties for missing a flag have been removed.

8:26 a.m. Millie with very smart riding through the Shogun Hollow that has caught so many riders out.

8:25 a.m. Millie Dumas and Artistiek are clear through the Joules Corners. Millie is currently the highest-placed first-timer at Badminton.

8:23 a.m. Tom Jackson finishes clear with 23.6 time penalties.

8:22 a.m. Nicky Hilly trots her way through the Shogun Hollow to go clear there.

8:22 a.m. Tom Jackson clear through the Quarry.

8:18 a.m. Richard Jones and Alfies Clover have a stop at the Worcester Avenue Table at 6. They retire.

8:17 a.m. Tom Jackson and Carpa du Buisson Z clear through the Mirage Water.

8:14 a.m. Jesse finishes with the 15 pens and 29 second over for a current score of 58.

8:14 a.m. King Eider comes to a stop at the drop into the Hildon Water Pond. A bit troubling as the big grey gets a let a little stuck as he backs out, but they retire and are both perfectly fine!

8:13 a.m. We’re hearing now that Jesse Campbell did pick up 15 penalties earlier in the course — at the Joules Corner at 7.

8:11 a.m. Louisa Milne Home and King Eider are clear through the Outlander Bank. This is the oldest horse in the field at 19.

8:09 a.m. Piggy and Vanir Kamira finish two seconds over!! Brilliant riding. They sit on 25.8. VERY competitive score.

8:06 a.m. Ciaran Glynn and November Night finish clear with the second fastest time so far at 15 seconds over.

8:04 a.m. Piggy is moving right along, trying very hard to make the time.

8:02 a.m. Vanir Kamira very bold through the Outlander bank.

8:00 a.m. PIGGY! She’s clear through the Joules Corners with Vanir Kamira.

7:58 a.m. A huge jump over the Shogun Hollow ditch gives Ciaran and November Night two and a bit, but the clever mare jumps out.

7:57 a.m. Ciaran Glynn gets a little long to the Joules Double Corners, but November Night leaps to the challenge.

7:55 a.m. Becky Woolven and Charlton Down Riverdance get an awkward distance to the Worcester Avenue Table, and both fall. They’re up quickly and off ok.

7:55 a.m. Louise Romeike and Wieloch’s Utah Sun finish clear about a minute over the time.

7:53 a.m. Louise Romeike opts to take the long route at the Quarry.

7:53 a.m. 

7:51 a.m. Hazel Towers and Simply Clover finish with two stops and one minute and 22 seconds over the time, but she’s absolutely thrilled to complete one of the hardest cross country courses in the world!

7:50 a.m. 

7:48 a.m. Great riding for Louise Romeike and Wieloch’s Utah Sun through the tricky corners at teh Mirage Water.

7:46 a.m. Simply Clover kind of smashes into the bank out of the Lake after they get a long spot. They are clear over the option, but they’ve lost form a bit.

7:46 a.m. Simply Clover says “NO!” at the YoungMinds Brushes. Clear on second presentation.

7:44 a.m. Hazel Towers and Simply Clover with the tightest ride through the Mirage Water that we’ve seen so far.

7:42 a.m. Ben Hobday and Harelaw Wizard finish clear with 18.4 time penalties.

7:40 a.m. Another stop for Merel at the Outlander Bank. She puts a hand up to retire.

7:39 a.m. Merel Blom and Rumour Has It N.O.P. have a stop at the Shogun Hollow. Most influential fence of the day so far.

7:38 a.m. Ben only about 14 seconds over the time at the Lake.

7:36 a.m. Harelaw Wizard dropped his hind legs in the ditch at 17, but that actually helped slow down the momentum so he could take the direct line to the corner at 18. Well sat!

7:35 a.m. Absolutely masterful riding from Ben Hobday. Love this pair.

7:34 a.m. Harelaw Wizard looking very positive and clear through the Outlander Bank. “It’s probably because I broke the horse!” – Ian Stark.

7:32 a.m. Ben Hobday and his half-Clydesdale looking very keen at the early double corners.

7:31 a.m. Nicola Wilson and Bulana finish clear and 26 seconds over

7:28 a.m. Oh dear. Emily King and Dargun have both fallen at fence 11. They got a little close and took the back pin down as well. Both up and looking ok.

7:26 a.m. Jim Newsam and Magennis finish clear, and 58 seconds over the time. 64.3 is their score so far.

7:25 a.m. Bulana is really making Nicola work hard.

7:24 a.m. Nicola decides to circle to make sure she’s got Bulana’s attention before the rail corners at 18.

7:23 a.m. “Most people would be scared to ride this horse because of the speed she wants to go.”

7:22 a.m. Bulana is flying with Nicola Wilson.

7:21 a.m. William admits his children kept him going, “Dad, get your ass in gear!” to be exact… haha!

7:20 a.m. Camille Lejeune and Tahina des Isles have a stop at the YoungMinds Brushes. They call it a day.

7:19 a.m. Tina Cook is now on the live stream, and said it was an uncharacteristic day for Star Witness, who is unfortunately dealing with tying up.

7:18 a.m. Chris Burton and Graf Liberty finish clear bang on the optimum time! They stay on 27.7.

7:17 a.m. Chris Burton is RIGHT on the minute markers. He may be able to make the time.

7:16 a.m. Camille Lejeune and Tahina des Isles fall victim to the Shogun Hollow.

7:15 a.m. William and Little Fire finish clear, 29 seconds over for a score of 40.8. That’s the fastest ride we’ve seen so far, but expect Burto to catch it.

7:14 a.m. Graf Liberty’s gallop is absolutely drool-worthy. He and Burto are clear through the Lake.

7:13 a.m. 

7:11 a.m. Chris Burton has had the most efficient rides all the way up through the Mirage water. He’s looking to be the fastest ride so far.

7:10 a.m. William clear through the Lake.

7:09 a.m. Burto and Graf Liberty are clear through the Outlander Bank.

7:08 a.m. Loving this ride from William! He’s been so bold, and Little Fire has jumped right up to answer every question.

7:07 a.m. William and Little Fire gets a big jump to the fence in the water at the Hildon Water Pond. Brave riding!

7:07 a.m. Tim Price retires Bango before the Lake. Takes him for a little school through the water to get his feet wet on the way out.

7:06 a.m. Big jump over that tricky ditch at Shogun Hollow, but Little Fire

7:05 a.m. Little Fire is all class through the corners at 7 with William Fox-Pitt.

7:04 a.m. Oliver and Gary are currently the fastest pair we’ve seen so far, and they were 31 seconds above the time.

7:03 a.m. Izzy and Call Me Maggie May finish clear with 18.8 time penalties.

7:02 a.m. Tom Crisp and Coolys Luxury come to a stop at the Shogun Hollow. He elects to retire.

7:01 a.m. Hmmm might be a flag for Bango at 17. That jump judge will be kept busy today!

7:00 a.m. Bango gives a huge jump over the ditch at the Shogun Hollow and loose at the gas at for the log out, picking up 20. Clear when he represents.

6:59 a.m. Gemma gets nearly run away with at the final fence with Arctic Soul. They finish clear 32 seconds over the time for a score of 52.5

6:59 a.m. Oh boy. Looks like Tim Price having issues with his breaks on Bango.

6:47 a.m. What’s it like to be the pathfinder at Pippa Funnell? “Absolutely Horrendous,” she says.

6:56 a.m. Izzy Taylor and Call Me Maggie May may have taken a flag at 17… thinking that will surely be looked at again, unfortunately.

6:55 a.m. Oliver and Gary finish clear with 12.4 time penalties for a score of 32.1.

6:54 a.m. Gemma Tattersall and OTTB Arctic Soul are on course. They get a big jump over the ditch at 17, so she elects to circle at the separately numbered fences.

6:53 a.m. Gary looking tired at the Quarry — just barley crawls over the last effort.

6:52 a.m. Oh, we heard a heavy rattle at the Huntsmans Close — Think the fence stayed in place, but that fence is MIM clipped.

6:51 a.m. Emma and Waldo III finish clear one minute and 36 seconds over the time for a currnet score of 78.1.

6:49 a.m. Oliver is currently 14 seconds over the time after fence 19.

6:47 a.m. “Gary” lands a bit in a heap at the Hildon Water Pond, but Oliver expertly gets him over the jump in the water.

6:46 a.m. Oliver Townend and Cillnabradden Evo and looking very bold. They get two good rides through the land bridge and Outlander Bank (13).

6:45 a.m. Emma clear through Nyetimber Heights at 19ab.

6:43 a.m. Overnight leaders Oliver Townend Cillnabradden Evo on course and clear through the double drops.

6:41 a.m. Pippa Funnell and Majas Hope finish to a roar of applause clear with 18.4 time penalties.

6:40 a.m. Emma Hyslop-Webb has a strong start with the first of her rides, Waldo III.

6:37 a.m. Tina Cook and Star Witness stumble after the ditch at 10, then have a flyby the angled log out. She circles to jump it, then put a hand up to retire.

6:37 a.m. First look at Tina Cook and Star Witness through the double bank drops.

6:36 a.m. Majas Hope has an awkward jump over the ditch at 17, so Pippa decides to circle for a better attempt at 18. All in the clear as they are separately numbered.

6:33 a.m. Majas Hope gives Pippa has a super brave ride through the bank complex at 13.

6:30 a.m. Pippa Funnell is off and away! Riders will be crowding around screens to watch this expert pathfinder.

6:10 a.m. Looking forward to a cross country start at 6:30 a.m. EST/11:30 a.m. local. Click here for a cross country start list.