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    by DEBBBEDB Updated Jul 29, 2007

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    I went on a dressage day on Friday, Sat. is cross country, and Sun. is stadium. Lots of mud and lots of shopping. I saw Bruce Davidson's dressage - he looks so old! They said in the notes that he is the most experienced rider at here Badminton. I walked part of the cross country, until it started to rain so hard that I couldn't see where I was going. Wished I'd gone last year (but alas we were away), and wished they hadn't cancelled it the first year we were here (foot and mouth).

    International 3-Day-Events (CCIs) are graded and awarded stars according to level of difficulty. The more stars, the more difficult the event will be. Badminton is a **** , one of only 5 in the world. The others are Burghley (England), Kentucky (USA), Adelaide (Australia), and Luhmuhlen (Germany). The Olympics and World Championships are also CCI**** but Badminton is the oldest and most prestigious.

    Some notable riders who have won this event include:

    1971 and 1972 Mark Phillips : Great Ovation
    1973 Lucinda Green (Lucinda Prior-Palmer) : Be Fair
    1978 Jane Holderness-Roddam (Jane Bullen) : Warrior
    1980 Mark Todd : Southern Comfort III
    1982 Richard Meade : Speculator III
    1985 Ginny Leng (Ginny Holgate) : Priceless
    1986 and 1988 Ian Stark : Sir Wattie
    1991 Rodney Powell : Irishman II,
    1992 Mary King : King William
    1995 Bruce Davidson : Eagle Lion
    1997 David O'Connor : Custom Made
    2002 and 2003 Pippa Funnell : Supreme Rock
    2004 William Fox-Pitt : Tamarillo
    2006 Andrew Hoy : Moonfleet

    The dates in 2007 are 3rd - 6th May.

    (Ground Admission for Children 12 years & under free)

    A car pass does NOT include personal admission for the driver.
    Day Car Pass Personal Admission
    Thursday £10 £11
    Friday £10 £11
    Saturday £10 £22
    Sunday £10 £9
    COACHES (25 seater plus)
    Coaches will be directed to the Coach Park. There will be no parking charge for coaches. A personal admission ticket will be required for all occupants. (No charge for coach drivers)

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    • Castles and Palaces
    • Horse Riding
    • Road Trip

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