Many horses fell due to the heavy going on the second-day of the three-day Badminton Horse Trials, April 21.
Many horses fell due to the heavy going on the second-day of the three-day Badminton Horse Trials, April 21. The second phase ???as the cross-country event which tested the endurance of both horse and rider. After taking the last fence one of the horses - Captain Cavenagh's Landfall - died of a broken blood vessel. In all, 9 of the 27 starters failed to get round.
The horse that led the field after the first day, Fulmer Folly ridden by Capt. Beale, ran into trouble and fell out of the running. Mr. L.R. Morgan on Salad Days proved to be the outstanding rider of the day and pulled up into first place. Second was Captain Harry Freeman-Jackson of Ireland on St. Finbarr. Riding Cottage Romance, Michael Bullen started off well but ran into trouble on the second half of the circuit to finish.
Watching the event was Queen Elizabeth and members of the Royal Family. The second-day of the Horse Trials - was also the Queen's 35-th birthday.