which outfit caught your eye?
Who won the Badminton Horse Trials trot-up fashion stakes? As the event presented by Mars Equestrian kicked off this afternoon, riders pulled out all the stops with their clothes on the first horse inspection.
Discover this selection of our favorite outfits…
Tom McEwen goes for a classic look as he presents his two-time Olympic medalist Toledo De Kerser, owned by Fred and Penny Barker, Jane Inns and Tom’s mother Ali.
Nicola Wilson throws on a pop of color and accessorizes with a peachy ostrich print belt to show off Lady Milnes Coates and Erano M from Rosemary Search.
William Fox-Pitt dons blue pants and a red tie to conduct the Syndicate-owned Oratorio.
Hats are in: Pippa Funnell with Billy Walk On, owned by Barbara and Nicholas Walkinshaw. Pippa is wearing a Hicks & Brown Hemley fedora and Fairfax & Favor Regina boots.
A dark suit, a pale horse – Oliver Townend and Swallow Springs by Paul and Diana Ridgeon.
Piggy March wears the Holland Cooper Regency coat with a metal buckle in the back and a beige turtleneck to trot Vanir Kamira by Trevor Dickens.
American rider Tamie Smith sports a patterned dress and thigh-high boots to present Mai Baum, owned by Alexandra Ahearn, Ellen Ahearn and Eric Markell.
Rose Nesbitt stepped out in an orange jacket as she started her first badminton with her very own EG Michaelangelo.
Amanda Pottinger showcases her family’s Just Kidding in a flowy patterned skirt.
Italian Arianna Schivo wears a uniform as she trots Quefira De L’Ormeau.
It’s a bow tie all the way for Ben Hobday as he hits the Strip with his own, his dad Stephen and Jane Chambers’ man in the shadows.
The blue lining of Sofia Sjoborg’s patterned coat catches the eye as the Swedish debutante leads hers and her mother Juliet’s DHI Mighty Dwight.
Mollie Summerland kept the black and white theme in head-to-toe Holland Cooper with her very own Charly Van Ter Heiden.
Kitty King sports the Hicks & Brown Suffolk fedora and cropped jacket, stylish with Fairfax & Favor Regina ankle boots and Hampton belt, as she walked forward with Diana Bown, Sally Lloyd Baker, Sally Eyre and Samantha Wilson’s Friday Biats.
Hector Payne’s tartan pants grab attention as he walks through Dynasty, owned by David and Margie Hall and his grandparents Jeremy and Judith Skinner.
Felicity Collins kicks off her badminton debut in a white dress and pale blue coat from Welligogs with Fairfax & Favor Amira boots. She rides the RSH Contend Or of her mother Vicky and Avrina Milton.
Austrian Katrin Khoddam-Hazrati opts for a dirndl as she offers her own DSP Cosma.
Canadian Karl Slezak wins the Best Dressed Male Award from Hiho Silver as he leads Kirk Hoppner and his Fernhill Wishes.
Meanwhile, Laura Collett wins the female Hiho Silver award. She wore a full Holland Cooper outfit, which included the Knightsbridge blazer, silk scarf and reversible belt. She will pilot the London 52, owned by Keith Scott, Karen Bartlett and her rider.
Red pants are on the agenda of Frenchman Cedric Lyard, along with Marie-Christine Duroy De Lauriere’s, Renaud De Lauriere’s and his Unum De’Or.
Another French rider, Cyrielle Lefèvre, sports a knotted patterned shirt and baggy blue trousers to highlight Charline Guerin’s Armanjo Serosah.
Harry Meade wears a royal blue suit to present Charlotte Opperman’s Away Cruising.
The youngest rider on the set, Alice Casburn, puts on a white dress and blazer to show off her mother Caroline’s Topspin.
Pictures of Peter Nixon
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