Friday, May. 24, 2024

Favorite Photos From Badminton

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The crowds were out in droves at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI**** in South Gloucestershire, England, to watch the world’s top horses and riders tackle Eric Winter’s cross-country course, and it was a dream come true for me to be there in person.

In the end it was New Zealand’s Jonelle Price who topped the standings with her fast and feisty mare Classic Moet, but the weekend was full of amazing moments.

Scroll down to see some of my favorite photos.

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All photos by Lindsay Berreth.

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Jonelle Price could hardly believe she’d won the coveted Badminton trophy.

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Riders jumped into the lake over a huge A-frame oxer.

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Michael Jung could only laugh at La Biosthetique Sam’s antics after his dressage test. The 18-year-old hardly showed his age all weekend.

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The gorgeous Badminton House overlooks the cross-country course.

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Will Coleman was greeted by U.S. High Performance director Erik Duvander after his dressage test with OBOS O’Reilly.

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Tweed is a must when you visit Badminton. The Shopping Village was absolutely overwhelming, with more than 500 shops.

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Mark Todd could hardly believe it when his score with Kiltubrid Rhapsody was announced.

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Oliver Townend knew from the minute he finished his test with Ballaghmor Class that it was a good one. He was the leader after two days of dressage.

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The great Nereo competed at his last event with Andrew Nicholson before retiring.

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Mark Todd and Leonidas jumped the gigantic third fence.

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Throngs of people surrounded each fence. Here’s Alex Bragg and Zagreb.

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Michael Jung rode with Willberry Wonder Pony tucked in his vest.

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Lauren Kieffer and Veronica jumped the famous Mitsubishi trucks.

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Paul Tapner and Bonza King Of Rouges tackled the imposing A-frame oxer into the lake.

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Becky Wolven and Charlton Down Riverdance reached over this corner.

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Mark Todd and Kiltubrid Rhapsody jumped the famous Vicarage Vee with ease.

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Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class made easy work of the gigantic Quad Rails.

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At the end of the day, the dogs got to play!

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And some humans did too!

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Tim Price was thrilled with his test on Ringwood Sky Boy.

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Michael Jung’s Sam observed the crowd at the final horse inspection.

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Classic Moet enjoyed a scratch during the awards presentation.

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Lauren Kieffer’s groom Shannon Kinsley held Tim and Jonelle Price’s baby Otis while Michael Jung looked on.

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