It will be a first Badminton for Italian rider Pietro Sandei (25) who is based near Parma in Italy. Pietro is a member of the sports group of Italian Police and has represented the police since 2011.
Pietro was a member of Italian Pony, Junior and Young Rider teams competing at four European Championships. He was a winner of Pony team bronze (2007) and in 2011 rode Badminton entry Mouse at the 2011 Young Rider Europeans. In 2015 he represented Italy as an individual at the European Championships at Blair Castle.
Earlier this year Pietro won the CCI3* at Vairano with Rubis de Prere.
Pietro trains with James Connor and Jacopo Comelli and outside of eventing enjoys cycling and mixed martial arts.
Mouse owned by the rider, is an 18-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. He is by Cavalier out of a mare by the thoroughbred Colourfield. He was acquired from Mark Todd in 2011. In 2016 the pair completed their first four-star at Luhmuhlen and also completed Pau four-star.
17.0hh , bay brown , gelding
Dam Glenside Lucy (Colourfield)