FINAL LEADERBOARD: Oliver Townend/Flint Curtis (44.5), William Fox-Pitt/Idalgo (45.2), Sam Griffiths/Happy Times (53.3), Roberto Rotatori/Della Irham de Vaiges (55.7), William Fox-Pitt/Macchiato (55.8), Lucy Wiegersma/Shaabrak (56.5), Karin Donkers/Gazelle De La Brasserie (57.2), Ruth Edge/Mayhem III (57.4), Caroline Powell/Lenamore (57.5), Harry Meade/Midnight Dazzler (57.7)
British rider Oliver Townend and his horse Flint Curtis rode to victory in the Badminton Horse Trials on a dramatic last day of competition.
Townend led going into Sunday's show jumping but was under pressure after strong rides from Sam Griffiths and William Fox-Pitt in particular.
In a nail-biting round Townend kept his cool and finished to win with a total of 44.5, just ahead of Fox-Pitt.
Zara Phillips was forced to retire both her rides on Saturday.
Townend and Flint Curtis, third at Badminton three years ago, are the first British winners of this event since Pippa Funnell on Primmore's Pride in 2005.
He had one fence down in the final showjumping test but keep his nerve to stave off the vastly-experienced Fox-Pitt, whose clear round on Idalgo put him in pole position with only 26-year-old Townend left to jump.
"It's fantastic," said Townend. "It means the world to me.
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