The Badminton Horse Trials course is revealed

The Badminton Horse Trials course is revealed

 

 

There have been minor changes to  2012 the cross-country course for this year’s Badminton Horse Trials.

Since the cancellation of Badminton in 2012, Thomas has made one or two subtle changes to the track that he designed last year. What would have been an Olympic selection trial for several nations will now be a chance for riders such as Olympic, World and European champion Michael Jung, a Badminton debutante, to show their skills at the world’s premier event, from May 2 to 6.

As part of the Olympic Legacy programme some of the Greenwich jumps have made guest appearances at other events and Badminton 2013 has one at the Swindon Designer Outlet Sunken Lane. This used to be the Ancient Market Place at the London Event.

The course this year goes the left handed way with clusters of action and long gallops between, where riders will have to carefully judge their pace. There are serious questions all the way round until the riders have the elation of jumping the final obstacle in the main arena.