Eighty three combinations from fourteen Nations contested the 2014 running of the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials with five previous winners in the line-up. The main talking point was new course designer Giseppe Della Chiesa’s cross country test which had “big” written all over it. Most riders and pundits were very complimentary after walking it as innovation had been well balanced with tradition to provide a very imposing but fair test.
However after overnight rain two jumping efforts were taken out leaving thirty numbered fences and forty one jumping efforts but few could have foreseen how influencial the cross country would be on the final outcome as wind rain and testing underfoot conditions all played their part in adding to the fearsome jumping test . Comprehensive cross country coverage is sandwiched between the best of the dressage and an extraordinary showjumping finale that made this a Badminton that will be talked about for many years to come.
With 3rd placed Harry Meade in the expert commentator’s chair this 2 hour programme is a comprehensive review of this thrilling event and a must for all eventing enthusiasts.
Approx 120 mins