It will be a first Badminton for British rider Emily Gilruth (39), who is based near Malpas in Cheshire, where she runs her own yard.
Emily previously competed at four-star with Ashdale Cruise Master and completed Burghley with him in 2009 – she contested Burghley with Topwood Beau last year but retired cross country.
Emily is trained by Gill Milner (showjumping) and fellow event rider Ruth Edge.
Emily is married to Tom who runs Topwood Security Shredding Ltd and the couple has two daughters Scarlett (6) and Imogen (4). She is a parent governor at her local primary school and enjoys hunting with the Wynnstay.
Topwood Beau owned by the rider, is a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. He is by the thoroughbred Beau Royale a son of Bohemond. His dam Cul Na Breathar, by Colin Diamond, is also the dam of four-star horse One Two Many and advanced horse Dassett Saratoga.
He was sent to Emily as a three-year-old from Cavan sales, to back and ride away and she bought him as a four-year-old and has since brought him through the levels.
16.1hh, bay, gelding
Sire Beau Royale
Dam Cul Na Breathar (Colin Diamond)
Breeder John O'Brien