Mars Badminton Horse Trials announced that the total prize money fund for this year’s event will rise to £425,000 – an increase of 12% on 2023. The news means the winner will take home £117,600 with the relevant increases all down the line.
It is fitting that the 75th anniversary of Badminton should fall in an Olympic year. There will be an extra edge to the competition with the British eventing team looking to defend their gold medal in Paris this summer. As in previous Olympic years Badminton is pleased to support the British Equestrian Federation Fund.
“Badminton is the competition all riders aim for and competing there has undoubtedly played a big part in my career,”
said the 2023 winner Ros Canter, who a few months later went on to become the European champion riding Lordships Graffalo.
“I think we are all really excited to be part of its history this year.”
“We are very much looking forward to welcoming everyone—riders, owners, officials, spectators, sponsors, tradestand holders and contractors—to Badminton’s big birthday”.
said Event Director of Badminton Horse Trials, Jane Tuckwell.
“We are delighted to be able to increase the prize money across the board, as befits such a prestigious occasion. We have some exciting plans to make this a really memorable occasion and are particularly delighted that it coincides with Mars’s first event as title sponsor.”
Priority booking for the event is open and 10th January will see the general release of tickets.
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All tickets for the event must be purchased in advance – there will be no tickets available on the day at the gate.