The last several days ha ve been exciting at Badminton. Some beautiful dressage rides and the cross-country rides were spectacular.
To read about the riders and their horses competing at Badminton, see this link at The Badminton Horse Trials Blog
This morning I’m following the final inspection on Twitter because TV coverage is not available in Italy. After inspection, its then on to the stadium jumping. Today will be the stadium jumping phase!
Best places to follow Badminton Horse Trials if you can’t see it on TV is on Twitter. Follow these three twitter accounts: @ancce_eventing (Italian) @NZEventing (New Zealand Eventing) @HorseAndCountry (From the UK). These all offer excellent coverage.
Sadly, one Italian rider, Susanna Bordone, was eliminated on cross-country yesterday. The other Italian riders all completed the course.
The horses of the Italian riders Vittoria Panizzon, Stefano Brecciaroli, Marco Biasia, have all passed the final inspection, except for one rider, Mattia Luciani, and still waiting on confirmation if Luciani and his horse will be withdrawn. UPDATE: Mattia Lucini and his horse Parko 4 di not pass the final inspection after cross-country, so they will not compete in the stadium jumping today.
After the final inspection, all riders can compete in the stadium jumping competition this morning!
ALL RESULTS, dressage, x-country, final inspection, and stadium jumping, for Badminton are available HERE
It will be exciting!