The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2017 DVD
Model Number: 802741016919
Badminton Horse Trials 2017
"The Mistubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2017 was undoubtedly one of the greats!
With a stellar field of international riders including previous winners Michael Jung (GER), Sam Griffiths (AUS), Oliver Townend, Sir Mark Todd (NZL), Paul Tapner (AUS) and Andrew Hoy (AUS) not to mention the likes of Ingrid Klimke (GER), Chris Burton (AUS) and Tim Price (AUS) the home riders were going to have their work cut out, especialy as British flag bearers William Fox-Pitt and Pippa Funnell were missing.
The dressage scores were dominated by the overseas riders with Christopher Burton leading the way but this Badminton was all about Eric WInter's inaugural Badminton cross country course. It walked a strong course and that's the way it rode. However as with every good course the cream rose to the top with Ingrid Klimke and Horseware Hale Bob finishing the equivalent of 1 sec ahead of Michael Jung on the now legendary La Biosthetique Sam who was 1 sec ahead of Andrew Nicholson on the evergreen Nereo. Nicolson even admitted afterwards that he did not want to lead going into showjumping so to finish as he did was an amazing priece of timing and the rounds of the two above him were also pure class. All 3 of these rounds can be seen in full on this DVD along with the top 3 dressage test.
If Saturday was exciting then SUnday was pure theatre. Nicholson slayed his Badminotn showjumping hoodoo with a gutsy clear round and contrary to all the pundits neither Jung nor Klimke could leave all the poles standing so at the age of 55 Andrew Nicholson finally won the title he so richly deserved, being his 37th completion at Badminton! Who's to say he won't win more!"
Commentary by Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes and Mike Tucker.