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May 5, 2013

Jung Retains Badminton Lead After Cross-Country

May 5—Badminton, England  

The huge crowd at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI**** roared home Germany’s Michael Jung, cheering loudly at the finish of the cross-country to show their appreciation of a true horseman.

However, although the Olympic, World and European champion has retained his lead on La Biosthetique Sam FBW after the first two phases, he will need all his famous reserves of calm tomorrow. He does not have a fence in hand over New Zealander Jock Paget, who was immaculate on Clifton Promise and lies in second place.

May 4, 2013

Jung Starts Strong At Badminton

May 5—Badminton, England    

Olympic, World and European Champion Michael Jung of Germany punched the air in a rare show of emotion as he left the dressage arena at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (England).

Jung, who is competing for the first time at Badminton, was visibly thrilled by the crowd’s response to his superb test on La Biosthetique Sam, which earned a mark of 36.0 penalties and gives him a fractional lead going into tomorrow’s cross-country phase.

January 6, 2012

Mitsubishi Motors In The UK To Sponsor Badminton Horse Trials For Three More Years

As preparations for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials get underway for the 2012 Event, the organisers have an extra reason to start the year with optimism. Continuing what is one of the longest sponsorships in sport (starting in 1992) Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has extended their support for three more years, up to and including 2015.

Said Event Director Hugh Thomas,

April 25, 2011

Todd Renews His Taste For Victory At Badminton

 April 25, South Gloucestershire, England

Can you stand the pressure? First there are the tightly packed scores and the knowledge that even one fence down is likely to have a dramatic effect on your final position. Then just going into the arena at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is a test of character and nerve that few riders have ever faced from any discipline.

April 24, 2011

Todd Takes Over At Badminton

April 24, South Gloucestershire, England

Cross-country day at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI****, and it was a truly great day for Mark Todd. His comeback aim of gold in London next year is now looking like a very real possibility. But possibly not a great day for the sport, and sadly not a good day for North American eventing.

April 23, 2011

Edge Shoots To The Top After Dressage At Badminton CCI****

April 23, South Gloucestershire, England 

Day 2 at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI**** and the intense pressure of expectations and being viewed by a mammoth world wide audience was more than some riders could handle. I’ve never been to a championship without someone making errors of course in the dressage, and these types of mistakes will be magnified tomorrow on the cross-country.

April 22, 2011

Collett Bests Her Elders On Day 1 At Badminton

April 22, South Gloucestershire, England           

There is no pretense of this being an ordinary Badminton CCI****. The London 2012 Olympic Games drive all the leading riders, and for those aiming for medals, there is one horse and rider combination not competing at this year’s edition of Badminton that is the monkey on their backs.

April 11, 2011

Badminton Horse Trials Launches IPhone App

Representatives from Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI**** (England) have launched a free iPhone application  for the 2011 event, which will be held April 21-25.

Features of the application include:

April 1, 2011

Rhodes-Bosch Gets Creative In Badminton Fundraising Efforts

Stephanie Rhodes-Bosch is headed to the Badminton CCI**** (England), and she’s decided to sell four shares in her horse, Port Authority, to help fund the trip.

Rhodes-Bosch, 22, rode as a member of the silver-medal winning Canadian eventing team and placed ninth individually at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, as well as finishing fifth at the 2010 Rolex Kentucky CCI****.

A generous grant from Equine Canada will not cover the entire cost of her trip to England. Port Authority is not for sale; this is an ownership opportunity through a lease agreement.

June 2, 2010

Badminton CCI**** Announces Tougher Entry Requirements

On Tuesday, June 1, Great Britain’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials announced more stringent requirements for entry, effective 2011.

Now, all horse-and-rider combinations that wish to contest the four-star event will be required to have finished in the top 25 percent of a CCI*** or the top 50 percent of a CCI**** during their career.

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