South Gloucestershire, England—May 7
Andrew Nicholson had completed the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI**** 36 times without winning. And he kept coming back.
“I’ve been in all sorts of places at Badminton and not won, so it has been hard, but I am lucky that I’ve been able to keep the dream alive and keep coming back,” he said. You can
read more in the coverage of the event, but check out Shannon Brinkman’s photos of the day (all photos by Shannon Brinkman):
Andrew Nicholson hoisted the long coveted Badminton trophy overhead.
Nereo jumped beautifully and he and Andrew Nicholson picked up just 1 time fault in show jumping to claim the Badminton title.
Andrew Nicholson and Nereo galloped across the finish line of show jumping clean to take the title.
Andrew Nicholson was elated with the 17-year-old Nereo after their Badminton win.
Andrew Nicholson celebrated his win with his wife, Wiggy.
Lauren Kieffer gave Veronica big pats after they jumped to 17th place overall in their first Badminton together.
Lauren Kieffer and Veronica had just one rail and 2 time penalties to take 17th place. It’s hard not to be a little disappointed, but she’s taken me all over the world and we’ll be back here. It’s been quite the experience, coming to Badminton—it’s been big, bad and hard, as we expected, and I want to come back,” Kieffer said.
Lynn Symansky and Donner finished in 22nd after losing a shoe in the show jumping and having a rail and 4 time faults. “I felt like I was on dinner plates, sliding around like yesterday, so we got time faults. That’s probably the best he’s jumped on the last day of a four-star so it’s disappointing,,” Symansky said.
Michael Jung and La Biosthetique Sam FBW had a rail to drop to second.
Tim Price’s show jumping round with just 1 time fault on Xavier Faer left them in third place.
Tim Price was thrilled to be third on Xavier Faer.
Rosalind Canter was the best of the British rider, coming in fifth on Allstar B.
Ingrid Klimke was leading coming into the show jumping, but had a round to forget on Horseware Hale Bob, dropping to ninth.