Badminton 1969

Cross Country Course

The Cross Country phase of Eventing has seen huge changes over the years, not least the loss of the roads & tracks and the steeplechase phases. As Badminton celebrates an important Anniversary year, let us take you back 50 years to re-live the Cross Country test from 1969 courtesy of Badminton’s interactive CrossCountry App providers who have produced a special commemorative version of this course.

Best viewed in full screen mode.



Produced with fascinating archive video and photographs, plus audio from competitors and officials, it celebrates the achievement of Richard Walker who rode Pasha to win Badminton Horse Trials aged just 18 years of age. Richard is still the youngest winner of Badminton International Horse Trials and will be a special guest at this year’s event (1-5 May 2019).

The map above illustrates the four different phases. Begin at the start of phase A to follow sequentially or dip in and out by clicking on the individual fence numbers and way markers on the marked route and play the associated multimedia clips.

Now put your knowledge to the test by entering our Quiz! Answer all 10 questions correctly and you could win an official Joules Badminton Collection Polo Shirt.

Commemorative Quiz