Badminton News from Around the ‘Net

William Fox-Pitt and Oslo at Badminton, photo by Jenni Autry

 

EN’s Jenni Autry has done an outstanding job holding her own across the pond, giving us quick informative updates and dressage videos as fast as Youtube allows.  But in case you just can’t get enough Badminton coverage, here’s what other news outlets have to say about today’s action:

 

Horse & Hound

  • Badminton Horse Trials blog: this year’s event has a brilliant buzz – “Today’s dressage judging hasn’t been altogether consistent, with the two British judges different by almost 8% over what mark William Fox-Pitt should be awarded on Oslo. I am slightly surprised that, with the calibre field there is this year, no one has broken the 40-barrier on the first day — but it is likely to happen several times over tomorrow.”
  • Australia’s Christopher Burton leads Badminton Horse Trials 2013  – ‘Christopher said: “She is a lovely old horse, but not the most extravagant so you have to ride for as few mistakes as you possible can. I was delighted with how she stayed with me. I was aiming for a sub-45 score so I’m thrilled with 43 to lead.”’

 

Horse & Country

  • Antipodeans go top on day one of Badminton – “‘I’m always nervous going into the dressage – she’s a lovely horse but not the most extravagant, so I always have to make as few mistakes as I can. I was aiming to go below 45 so to be in the lead on a score of 43 is fantastic and unbelievable,’ said Burton.”
  • Jenny’s video blog: Badminton day two – Roving reporter Jenny Rudall is at Badminton, filming for ‘Rudall’s Round-Up: Badminton’ and ‘Badminton: A Rider’s View’, starring Francis Whittington and sponsored by Saracen Horse Feeds.

 

 

The Chronicle of the Horse

The FEI

 

Nico Morgan’s 2013 Badminton Photo Gallery

 

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald

  • BADMINTON HORSE TRIALS DAY ONE: Big two in Trials contention – “Fox-Pitt and Nicholson will return to the dressage arena tomorrow afternoon on their respective principal challengers Parklane Hawk and Nereo, although several powerful combinations are queueing up to potentially dash their Rolex Grand Slam hopes.”

 

 

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