If you could have one Badminton horse, who would it be?

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I'm torn between Idalgo, who looked so unbelievably classy and obviously has a great future, and Coolgrange Merger, Tony Warr's horse, who was so generous and honest. Perfect example of the ISH.
Realistically the latter for me, but in my dreams, if I had wonderful trainers present every time I rode him so I couldn't muck him up, Idalgo! I am so smitten with that horse!
I loved Karin Doncker's mare too. Mmmmm.
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Karin Doncker's mare or Little Tiger
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Ditto Idalgo - but I'm a sucker for a classy ginger!!! Also thought Drivetime looked quite promising and disappointed she retired?!
 

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Karin Doncker's Little Tiger and WFP's Idalgo are both amazing to me
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They both get my vote...i also quite liked the mare Gazelle something or other...very pretty with a very brave and bold scopey jump
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but she did let herself down in the sj-ing...so overal its got to be idalgo and little tiger
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little tiger because he is such an honest and brave little horse, and idalgo because he has a big future ahead of him...plus hes just so GORGEOUS
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Coolgrange Merger, no doubt about it. Very clever and genuine horse.
Not saying that most of the others aren't, but this one looked like it would really help its rider out if needed.
 

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I prefer machitio (wfp other horse!) and I think that it is a very classy horse
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Or lenamore, who looks a complete joy to ride
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Sneedy, totally agree about Drivetime, they were looking amazing till their blip. iirc they fell at fence in water at 4* in Europe last year (Pau?) and i think he remembered that when he was a bit wrong to it, and that made him stop. such a huge shame. don't blame her for retiring and taking him elsewhere hopefully.
 

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I think I would prefer Macchiato to Idalgo. Not as classy but does look a little easier to ride. Society Spice and Kilpatrick River, I'm not fussy really I would quite happy have any of them
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Tony Warr's horse for me! Looks like he would hunt all day and jump round the biggest XC tracks! Also seemed to be really generous and would forgive my, rather frequent, misjudgements!

I'm afraid a horse like Idalgo would be too much for me to ride as fabulous as WFP looked on him!
 

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I fell in love with Idalgo in the sj phase but the horse i fell in love with the most was Boondoggle - boy that pone can jump what a feeling he must give kitty during the xc
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Kilpatrick River for me - I just LOVE him! Elizabeth can keep him for a bit longer though - perhaps take him to the London Olympics and then hand him over.
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I fell in love with Idalgo in the sj phase but the horse i fell in love with the most was Boondoggle - boy that pone can jump what a feeling he must give kitty during the xc
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he was on Horsequest last spring for £25k. seriously. i didn't have the money so didn't bother ringing, but i so wish i'd been able to get the cash from somewhere. bet i'm not the only one!
but Kitty's done an amazing job, i got the impression from the ad that previous jockey was giving up with him at top level because of consistently poor sj results.
 

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Coolgrange Merger, so honest, a pleasure to watch and also Twinkle Bee who looked nothing special, as sour as lemons, ears back and swishing tail the whole time but kept in a lovely rhythm, just lobbing along and gave her a lovely ride; a genuine type I think.
 

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I fell in love with Idalgo in the sj phase but the horse i fell in love with the most was Boondoggle - boy that pone can jump what a feeling he must give kitty during the xc
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he was on Horsequest last spring for £25k. seriously. i didn't have the money so didn't bother ringing, but i so wish i'd been able to get the cash from somewhere. bet i'm not the only one!
but Kitty's done an amazing job, i got the impression from the ad that previous jockey was giving up with him at top level because of consistently poor sj results.

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a bit out of my price range but nice to know that really silly money doesnt always have to be paid for a 4* horse but im sure kitty's put in the blood sweat and tears to get him looking like he is id say 11sj faults isnt too bad if he was sold due to poor consistency plenty have seen worse
 

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I loved Coolgrange Merger we were at the pond where he was held and the horse was super. My type - just like a horse my dad had when I was a girl!
also liked Regulus!!
 

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I fell in love with Idalgo in the sj phase but the horse i fell in love with the most was Boondoggle - boy that pone can jump what a feeling he must give kitty during the xc
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he was on Horsequest last spring for £25k. seriously. i didn't have the money so didn't bother ringing, but i so wish i'd been able to get the cash from somewhere. bet i'm not the only one!
but Kitty's done an amazing job, i got the impression from the ad that previous jockey was giving up with him at top level because of consistently poor sj results.

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a bit out of my price range but nice to know that really silly money doesnt always have to be paid for a 4* horse but im sure kitty's put in the blood sweat and tears to get him looking like he is id say 11sj faults isnt too bad if he was sold due to poor consistency plenty have seen worse

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I'm sure he was on for more like 14K?
 

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For me it would have to be Coolgrange Merger for his honesty. Was a lovely genuine horse. However I have to say I was taken by Ava. What a scopey horse.
 

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Idalgo, Drivetime and Society Spice!!!
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Would have Little Tiger too but my Dad said I wouldn't be allowed it if they were giving it away as however talented it's still grey!
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But hey ho I don't think that will ever happen anyway!
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Not that I would be able to ride an Intro on any of them!!!
 
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