You’re in for a real treat today, eventing history nerds! One of our favorite YouTube channels vintageeventing has recently uploaded another real gem. If you’ve got a free hour and half on your hands, pour yourself your beverage of choice and settle in to enjoy this documentary An Eventing Millennium, produced in 1999 for the now defunct International Publishing Corporation (IPC) Country & Leisure Media.
The film covers 50 years of eventing history from the first running of Badminton 1949 through the crowning of Pippa Funnell as European Champion in 1999. Focusing on the highest level of the sport in Britain and the biggest names and winners over the decades, the film includes loads of historical footage from Badminton and Burghley and recaps the rise and neatly recaps the results of each Olympics, European and World Championships over this time period as well.
If you’ve ever wanted to watch some of your eventing heroes in action when they first broke out onto the scene, here’s your chance!