This video I found online is a compilation of several of the top riders (including Mark
Todd and Virginia Leng in purple) at Badminton back in the 1980s. It pretty much represents the vintage, nostalgic view of 3-day eventing, and it embodies the time period and context for the era that made me fall in love with the sport (well, late 80's for me, to be more accurate). They don't do it like they used to, that's for sure! It's so colorful, technical, commercial, orchestrated, and slick now-a-days. But, for better or for worse, that's where we are. Enjoy this, as you head into the weekend!