27 Irish-bred horses competing at Badminton Horse Trials 2013
The Dressage phase is now under way at the world famous Badminton Horse Trials in England. A total of 27 of the 85 starters are Irish bred horses, representing countries such as the UK, the USA and New Zealand.
The UK Olympic medallist Zara Phillips, grand-daughter of HRM Queen Elizabeth, will ride the Irish Sport Horse High Kingdom at the Gloucestershire venue, with team mate Mary King riding the Irish Sport Horse gelding Imperial Cavalier. The combination of King and the Waterford bred Imperial Cavalier placed 3rd at this same event in 2011 having been 4th the previous year.
Past Irish bred winners of this CCI4* event include eventing legends such as Custom Made (David O’Connor), Eagle Lion (Bruce Davidson) and Supreme Rock who won with Pippa Funnell in both 2002 and 2003.
Badminton is the largest outdoor sporting event in the UK with over 250,000 people expected to attend.
From all at the Irish Horse Gateway we hope you enjoy the weekends action.
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