Tapner Wins Badminton

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Tapner Wins Badminton
Tapner Wins Badminton
Australia’s Paul Tapner won his first Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials with Inonothing . He went into the showjumping phase with a fence in hand, and the combination never looked like touching a fence.
Andreas Dibowski and Euroridings Butts Leon kept their clean sheet in the final phase to move up to second, while Daisy Berkeley and Spring Along enjoyed their best Badminton result to date to take third.
"As soon as I first started eventing, Badminton has been my aim. It doesn’t get much better than this," said Paul, who grew up in Sydney but who has been permanently based in the UK since 2003.
Mary King’s one rail down on Imperial Cavalier dropped her from second to fourth and allowed Germany’s Andreas Dibowski and Euroridings Butts Leon to rise up into second place.
Caroline Powell and Lenamore finished fifth with a double jumping clear, while vet James Robinson rolled just one pole to drop from fourth to sixth.
Final results:

1. Paul Tapner & Inonothing ( 44.9)
2. Andreas Dibowski & Euroridings Butts Leon (49.5)
3. Daisy Berkeley & Spring Along (50.4)
4. Mary King & Imperial Cavalier (51.2)
5. Caroline Powell & Lenamore (51.4)
6. James Robinson & Comanche (52.3)