As is now tradition for big competitions, while Jenni and Sally are on site reporting live, I am left at home finding all the golden nuggets of wonderful detail that we get from social media these days. Luckily, I’m an incredible internet
stalker navigator, and I am here to bring you all the fun from behind the scenes, in the barns and around the competition. Here we go!
Obviously, the Chinch has been having waaaaay too much fun. Ever since we let him out of his cage at Rolex, he’s been on a positive tear around the world. Now he’s at Badminton, rubbing shoulders with the top riders there! Causing mayhem wherever he goes!
@TapnerEventing & @FWeventing can’t be serious even in a press conference! #MMBHT pic.twitter.com/5F3dsGjPv0
— e-Venting (@e_Venting) May 8, 2014
Meanwhile, over in New Jersey, McKenna Shea (currently in 4th place on a 45.4 in the CCI3*) brought the best possible accessory to her dressage test: a giant smile.
Giuseppe Della Chiesa’s new Badminton course is causing some high blood pressure…..and for good reason! He’s cool with it though, and says that unless something drastic happens, he won’t be altering the course because of the wet ground.
Course designer Guiseppe Della Chiesa at the #Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials’ famous lake today. #MMBHTpic.twitter.com/VSqZ4K3PTP
— Lance Bradley (@Lance_Bradley_) May 8, 2014
While this might not be related directly to Jersey or Badminton, just keep in mind that you could win a hat signed by the Badminton 2014 winner. Start putting bets on your favorites!
Who wants to win an EN hat signed by some of your favorite riders? Stay tuned for more details! pic.twitter.com/HEYgEOoMoQ
— Eventing Nation (@eventingnation) May 9, 2014
Speaking of hats….how does Lynn Symansky’s Osbourne 9 celebrate his third place finish after dressage in his first CCI2*? By being humiliated with a hat! He is a German gentleman and does not appreciate such tomfoolery!
Holly Payne checks out the Jersey Fresh CCI3* course, with this interesting downhill combination being one of the influential questions.
When you add Francis Whittington and Paul Tapner together….you’re bound to get pure ridiculousness. I’m pretty sure that #WheresWhittington is now trending on Twitter.
Not to be left out @bhorsetrials so here’s my #WheresWhittington after Papped with @FWeventing and @TapnerEventingpic.twitter.com/SLSaHTglqr
— Jenny Rudall (@JennyRudall) May 8, 2014
How did Dom get up there? Is he planning on traveling up there? Dom and Jimmie are both competing in the CIC3* this weekend at Jersey Fresh, good luck Evention superstars!