Which fence design would you like to see at this year's Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials?
Back in December Badminton was delighted to invite eventing and design fans to enter the ‘Design the Final Fence’ competition, the first of its kind to be hosted by Badminton.
The three judges, Event Director Hugh Thomas, Media Director Julian Seaman and Cross Country Course Designer Eric Winter have now selected their favourite ten designs from all submissions and these ten have gone out to public vote from 15th – 28th February on the Badminton Horse Trials website.
“It was very difficult to get down to just 10 finalists, which were attractive, original, safe and affordable – the designs were all put before the judges anonymously and happily there was a huge measure of agreement on the top 10.” said Hugh Thomas.
“We should also mention that much as the quality of the drawings was impressive, the overall idea is more important than the illustration so bear that in mind when placing your vote!”
The most popular winning fence design will be announced on 1 March; it will then then be transformed into a fence by Olympic course builders, the Willis Bros, and will become the final fence on the 2017 course at Badminton which runs from Wednesday 3rd – Sunday 7th May with the cross country phase taking place on Saturday 6th.