DUO HAVE ONE HAND EACH ON THE ROLEX GRAND SLAM OF EVENTING PRIZE AT 2013 MITSUBISHI MOTORS BADMINTON HORSE TRIALS

May 3rd, 2013 5:04 PM | Comments Off on DUO HAVE ONE HAND EACH ON THE ROLEX GRAND SLAM OF EVENTING PRIZE AT 2013 MITSUBISHI MOTORS BADMINTON HORSE TRIALS

Christopher Burton and Holstein Park Leilani

Badminton, UK, 3 May 2013 –  Christopher Burton (AUS) riding Holstein Park Leilani is currently in 1st place after Day 1 of Dressage. Sam Griffiths (AUS) riding Happy Times is in 2nd place, with Andrew Nicholson (NZL) riding Avebury in 3rd place.  William Fox-Pitt (GBR) riding Oslo is lying in 4th place.

Dressage Day 1 Press Conference

For an audio interview of Andrew Nicholson and Sam Griffiths in the post Day 1 Dressage press conference, please click link here: http://po.st/Cc0fv3

For an audio interview of Christopher Burton in the post Day 1 Dressage press conference, please click link here: http://po.st/wgUyOg

Results after Day 1 Dressage

1 Christopher Burton/Holstein Park Leilani (AUS) 43.0
2 Sam Griffiths/Happy Times (AUS) 43.3
2 Andrew Nicholson/Avebury (NZL) 45.0
4 William Fox-Pitt/Oslo (GBR) 45.8
5 Aoife Clark/Master Crusoe (IRL) 45.8

For more information on the 2013 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials and full Results/Leaderboard, please visit www.badminton-horse.co.uk

Andrew Nicholson

William Fox Pitt

Two Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing Contenders

With two of three successive wins of the Rolex Grand Slam – the 2012 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event and the 2011 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials – William Fox-Pitt is the current live contender of the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing. Due to adverse weather conditions, the 2012 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials was unfortunately cancelled. Therefore, Fox-Pitt has had to wait until the 2013 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials before he can contend for the coveted US$ 350,000 Rolex Grand Slam Prize.

However, now that Andrew Nicholson, who won the 2012 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials has also accomplished the feat of successively winning the 2013 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, there are now uniquely be two live contenders for the sport’s most coveted prize at the 2013 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.

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