Track to the Top 10 - Badminton Horse Trials 2019

       Imogen Murray rocketed up the leaderboard after cross country to finish in the top 10


The stand out star of cross country at the 2019 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials was Ivar Gooden as Imogen Murray proved yet again what a cross country machine this horse is. The 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding was bought by Aivar Ward and his wife Terry Morris at the Gorsebridge Sales (“for not a lot of money”) with the intention of re-selling him then a chance meeting in a pub resulted in Imogen, who lives locally, getting the ride.

In 2017 Ivar Gooden completed his first four-star at Badminton and at the end of that year was only one of only two horses to have completed both Badminton and Burghley with a double clear.

Last year the combination finished in 11th place at Badminton to win the Glentrool Trophy for the highest climb of 54 places after dressage; this year they finished in eighth place and one again took home the Glentrool Trophy, proving once again that this is no dressage test ….

Thanks to eventing enthusiast and stats guru Chris Kirby, you can check out the breakdown of the Track to the Top Ten for the 2019 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI5*, showing how each rider fared in each phase - who made the big jumps (metaphorically as well as literally) up the leader board and when they happened plus compare the numbers to previous years





      Check out the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Track to the Top 10 HERE




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