#TBT Video from FLAIR: William Fox-Pitt and Chilli Morning at Badminton

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William Fox-Pitt and Chilli Morning. Photo by Nico Morgan.

In anticipation of the 2020 event, Badminton Horse Trials has begun releasing throwback videos of past winners on cross country. We’re in for a treat with the first round the event has shared: William Fox-Pitt and the stallion Chilli Morning’s smooth-as-glass round that would eventually help secure the pair the 2015 win.

Watching William’s quiet and effortless riding is always a privilege. Watch and learn as he and the chestnut stallion make the Badminton cross country look like pie, coming home easily with seven seconds to spare:

5 years, 5 incredible rounds

When the daffodils start to pop up, you know Badminton is getting nearer – what better time to share our winners clips from the past 5 years!We begin with William Fox-Pitt Eventing and Chilli Morning's cross country round from 2015

Posted by Badminton Horse Trials on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

As fate would have it, William and Chilli Morning would go on to jump a tenacious clear round to pressure overnight leaders Andrew Nicholson and Nereo, who lowered three rails to lose out on the win. Chilli Morning became the only stallion to win Badminton Horse Trials and has begun passing along his talents in a growing crop of progeny.