If you have secured your qualification spot to the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Cup, make sure you schedule in a cross country course walk with one of the international riders or world-class coaches taking you round the James Willis designed championship courses this year.
Each guided course walk is free, open to all and will cover the BE90 and BE100 courses – there is no need to book, simply meet at the cross country start box.
Monday 30th April
3.00pm Tom McEwen
Tuesday 1st May
1.30pm Nick Gauntlett
3.00pm Yogi Breisner
4.00pm Mary King
Tom McEwen is a professional British event rider who has been on the UK Sport National Lottery funded World Class Programme since 2011 and is currently on the UK Sport Podium Potential Squad. He has finished in the top 20 at both the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton and Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials and is a Young Rider (2010 and 2011) and Pony (2007) European team gold medallist.
Professional event rider Nick Gauntlett is a popular and experienced BE Accredited Master Coach and Fellow of the British Horse Society (BHS). Based locally to Badminton, Nick regularly holds clinics at his home base and across the country, along with running a string of event horses.
Until his retirement at the end of 2016 Yogi Breisner held the post of World Class Eventing Performance Manager for 17 years leading the British team to over 30 Championship medals. A highly-knowledgeable expert coach Yogi is a BE Accredited Master Coach and Fellow of the BHS.
Mary King first won the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in 1992 on King William and took the coveted trophy again in 2000 riding Star Appeal. Mary has represented Great Britain in six Olympic Games; 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012, winning team silver in 2004, team bronze in 2008 and team silver in 2012. She has also taken six team gold medals, and two individual (silver and bronze) at World and European Championships throughout her career. Mary is a Mitsubishi Motors ambassador and her daughter Emily, who also competes at international level, is an ambassador for the Mitsubishi Motors Cup.