Going clear at Badminton – forget the horse

Who needs a horse to compete at Badminton?

free-jump-badmintonA video of 3Run’s Mat Armitage jumping around the Badminton course is bound to become a hit with equestrians – and there is not a horse in sight.

3Run is a professional performance team which specialises in “the Arts of Movement” – Parkour / Free Running, Martial Arts and Urban Acrobatics.

Armitage, 22, from Basingstoke, is recognised for his powerful fast spins and rotations. He has a martial arts background and fought for the tri-service taekwondo team in 2009.

He was dared to jump the course by his girlfriend, event rider Amy Williams.

Armitage cleared all the jumps that were open to the public to walk on the final day of Badminton, but took four hours – somewhat longer that the 11 minute, 13 second time set over the 6km course for horses and riders.

Jumps range in size up to up to 4’9″ high and 6′ 6″ wide.


2 thoughts on “Going clear at Badminton – forget the horse

  • May 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Goodness what an energetic little chap, but I think you’ll find he didn’t go clear. There were two refusals, as far as I could see.
    Clifton Promise has nothing to fear from this lad.

    • May 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm

      Certainly he had a run out! He’s showing how it can be done … so it is possible to go clear!


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