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It was a special moment in Eventing history as an ecstatic crowd at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR), first leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™, rose to their feet to salute the achievement of Mark Todd (NZL) in winning for the fourth time here since 1980.“Thirty-one years’ experience comes in handy sometimes!” joked the ever-relaxed Todd, whose mount NZB Land Vision had never experienced the rarefied CCI4* atmosphere before.
Original Post Date: 04/25/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 14:15:01

There was a thrilling climax to Cross-Country day at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials – the first leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™ - when Mark Todd (NZL) returned to a hero’s welcome, having produced a masterful display of riding to bring the inexperienced NZB Land Vision home clear and into the lead.However, the three-times Badminton winner and double Olympic champion will need all his renowned skill in tomorrow’s Jumping phase for, in a remarkable result, the price of one fence covers the top 12 riders.
Original Post Date: 04/24/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 14:19:30

A trio of British girls head the leaderboard after the Dressage phase at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR), the first leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™ 2011.Ruth Edge (GBR), in pole position with the excellent score of 33.3 penalties on the 17-year-old Two Thyme, winner at Luhmühlen in 2007, is no stranger to the limelight in this phase – indeed, she regularly wins national titles in this discipline.
Original Post Date: 04/23/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 14:22:54

Laura Collett (GBR) made a dream start to her debut at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR), the first leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™, when heading several more experienced riders at the end of the first day of Dressage.Collett, 21, is renowned for having a cool head and a tidy style – she was a successful rider of show ponies as a child - and she presented a neat and pleasing picture on the 12-year-old Dutch-bred Rayef, the horse on which she won Junior and Young Rider European titles in 2007 and 2009.
Original Post Date: 04/22/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 14:24:45

Lexington, KY - All 84 horses presented at the first Horse Inspection at the 2011 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials were accepted by the Ground Jury without incident. This includes three American horses: Mandiba, BallyNoe Castle RM and The Good Witch.  
Original Post Date: 04/21/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 14:30:54

Woodside, Calif., April 20, 2011 – The third annual Preliminary Challenge will be the competitive highlight of the Event At Woodside on May 27-29. The popular competition, which climaxes as the sun sets over the San Francisco Bay on  Saturday evening, will offer $15,000 in prize money and $15,000 in prizes in each of the two divisions. 
Original Post Date: 04/20/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 14:35:55

Purcellville, Virginia (April 7, 2011)—$10,000 in prize money will be awarded to the Intermediate divisions in the inaugural J.C. Chester Intermediate Challenge at this June’s 8th annual Surefire Horse Trials. John C. “Chips” Chester was a long time Surefire supporter and owner of Jan Byyny’s competition horses Task Force, Syd Kent and Why Not.In addition, prize money will be awarded in the four other divisions, Beginner Novice through Preliminary, with $100 going to the winner of each class. Ribbons and other prizes will also be awarded in all divisions.
Original Post Date: 04/12/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 14:44:18

Lexington, KY - The 2011 entry list is finalized.
Original Post Date: 04/11/2011 - 16:56   |   Last Updated: 2011:11:11 10:53:17

It seems Boyd Martin worked out the puzzle that is Remington XXV in Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced division at the Fork Horse Trials. Without touching a rail in show jumping, the pair ended their weekend with victory and  another big dose of confidence, a key ingredient to taking on the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event at the end of the month.
Original Post Date: 04/11/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 14:51:46

Clarke Johnstone delivered a clear show-jumping round under intense pressure to win the first FEI World Cup Event at Kihikihi (New Zealand) today. Even though Johnstone went into the ring with a rail in hand, course-designer Gerrit Beker had set a tough technical challenge for the final phase which left no room for complacency. But Johnstone looked calm and confident aboard Orient Express, and the combination produced a polished round to finish the competition on their dressage score of 45.7 penalties. 
Original Post Date: 04/11/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 14:56:34


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