It will be a first Badminton for Danish amateur rider Hanne Wind Ramsgaard (37), who is based near Olfborg in Jutland in the north of Denmark. With her Badminton entry Vestervangs Arami she competed at the 2015 European Championships at Blair Castle (33rd). In 2014 the pair completed its first four-star at Pau and she is aiming to compete in Rio.
Hanne works at Global Castings, a company specialising in the production of cast products for the wind industry.
Hanne started riding aged 10 and took up eventing in 2008 and with her first horse, the skewbald Lucky Luke, reached two-star.
Vestervangs Arami, owned by the rider, is an 11-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding. He is by the Holstein sire Akinos (sire of the international grand prix dressage horse Akeem Foldager) out of a mare by Ragazzo – who in later life stood in the UK at Hartpury College Stud. Arami was bought by Hanne as a foal from a local breeder and has been produced through the grades by Hanne. In 2011 they competed in the Young horse championships at Le Lions.
17.1hh, brown, gelding
Dam Vestervangs Chirano (Ragazzo)