When it was initially realized that there would be no British five-star this year, as Badminton and Burghley were both canceled, riders rallied for a replacement event and Bicton Arena and Chedington Equestrian stepped up to the plate to hold the “pop-up” Chedington Bicton Park CCI5*.
Having a five-star to run this year — the first to take place on British soil since 2019 — meant a lot to riders like Piggy March, who had a horse that was in her prime when the pandemic began and was left with no events to run as age continues to creep up. We knew it would be exciting to see Piggy’s 2019 Badminton winner Vanir Kamira (a.k.a Tilly Bean!), owned by Trevor Dickens, out and about jumping the big ones again and they sure didn’t disappoint.
Piggy recaps their weekend in her latest vlog. Will we see this pair again at Badminton next spring? Time will tell.