Badminton is underway and the destiny of 83 horse and rider pairs hangs in the balance. Enjoy the show! And enjoy your weekend. I hope these tidbits send you into it with a wink and a nod.
Ruth Edge and Two Thyme hold the lead at Badminton Horse Trials after day one in dressage.
Emily Llewellyn, ranked 13th amongst top British eventers, is 20 and riding in her second Badminton on Society Spice.
If you want to know who’s who at Badminton after day one check these Dressage results.
Zara Phillips and Mark Todd discuss their prospects at Badminton.
Can’t be at Badminton? A very snazzy baseball cap, some rad note cards, or (dare I say it) the Badminton spotted Wellies from the 2010 Badminton Collection might help ease the blow.
The USEF presents Phillip Dutton with the Pinnacle Cup for his Rolex 2010 2nd place finish with Woodburn.
And some Three Days Three Ways posts and interviews you may have missed:
Woodburn (Rolex Pinnacle Cup winner with Phillip Dutton) in the Rolex vet box.
Lucinda Green (6-time Badminton winner) at Rolex 2010.
Buck Davidson’s groom, Mackenzie Booth, talks about taking care of Titanium and the inside scoop on Buck (who, together, came in 16th at Rolex).
(image via Badminton Horse Trials)