Williams Fox-Pitt’s faultless Showjumping performance saw him take his second title at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.
Fox-Pitt had been ever present amongst the top three across all three phases, trailing Andrew Nicholson throughout the Dressage and Cross Country rounds. Nicholson had seemed poised to take his first Badminton crown until an uncharacteristically poor Showjumping round on Nereo saw him slip down the order and Fox-Pitt leapfrog him into top spot.
Germany’s Ingrid Klimke came second after consistently scoring well throughout the competition, with former champion Jock Paget in third.
William Fox Pitt on finally his second Badminton title:
Germany’s Ingrid Klimke on coming second at Badminton:
Jock Paget on his surprise at finishing third: