Clear favourite at this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials was Germany’s Michael Jung riding his amazing horse La Biosthetique Sam.
77 Combinations took part in the 2016 Badminton Horse Trials which was celebrating 25 years of successful sponsorship with Mitsubishi Motors.
This year there was a clear favourite for the title in Germany’s Michael Jung riding his amazing horse La Biosthetique Sam - surely the best and most successful eventing combination of all time. They were going for the $350
000 Rolex Grand Slam after Michael won the 2015 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials and the 2016 Rolex Kentucky 4 star
as well as the £80
000 first prize which was on offer at Badminton and they never had a moments worry as they outclassed their 76 rivals to post a record winning score
leading from start to finish.
This year’s DVD features the 20 min course walk with Lizzie Greenwood Hughes and Harry Meade followed by a 52 min highlights programme voiced by Mike Tucker. In addition Michael Jung’s and Emily King’s full dressage tests are separate chapters.
1 La Biosthetique Sam Michael Jung GER 34.4
2 So Is Et Andreas Ostholt GER 43.4
3 Arctic Soul Gemma Tattersall GBR 44.6
4 Leonidas II Mark Todd NZL 44.8
5 Balmoral Sensation Clarke Johnstone NZL 45.6
6 Clifton Lush Jonathan Paget NZL 49.2
7 Star Witness Kristina Cook GBR 49.7
8 Allercombe Ellie Izzy Taylor GBR 50.4
9 Portersize Just a Jiff Camilla Spiers IRL 50.7
10 Classic Moet Jonelle Price NZL 51.3