Laura Collett’s fairytale week ended with the happily ever after she’s dreamed of since she was a little girl – her first Badminton win. Partnering Karen Bartlett, Keith Scott and her own London 52, the Wiltshire rider lead from start to finish to claim the first ever Mars Equestrian sponsored-Badminton title.
It went down to the wire and it was to be no easy task for Laura and ‘Dan’. Ros Canter piled on the pressure with an immaculate clear aboard Michele Saul’s Lordships Gruffalo, adding nothing to their combined dressage and cross-county score of 26.0 to climb up from overnight fourth. Heading into the jumping phase in third, Tokyo pathfinders Oliver Townend and Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan’s Ballaghmor Class couldn’t afford any mistakes and the time allowed over Kelvin Bywater’s clever course was very tight.
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