Badminton Horse Trials Tickets NOW ON SALE!

Badminton Horse Trials tickets for 2022 now available

Badminton Horse Trials Tickets NOW ON SALE! Badminton Horse Trials 2022 – the countdown is officially on! With open arms, we welcome back Badminton Horse Trials for 2022, and the even better news is organisers have now announced the Badminton Box Office has officially opened! Tickets are now on sale! The promise of a thrilling return to top-class competition in Britain will no doubt add smiles-a-plenty, as we can officially start planning our spring fix of top-class equestrian competition. There will not only be the opportunity to watch the Olympic and European…

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5* Badminton Horse Trials announce new presenting sponsor

5* Badminton Horse Trials

5* Badminton Horse Trials announce new presenting sponsor The organisers of the iconic Gloucestershire based 5* Badminton Horse Trials have officially announced the presenting sponsor following Mitsubishi’s departure in 2019. MARS EQUESTRIAN™ will take the stage as the ‘presented by’ sponsor for the 2022 Horse Trials which will take place between Wednesday 4th and Sunday 8th May, 2o22. I am delighted that MARS EQUESTRIAN will be a presenting sponsor at Badminton 2022 and we are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back next year.” commented The Duke of Beaufort. Badminton…

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Badminton Champion Paulank Brockagh Welcomes First Foal

Badminton Champion Paulank Brockagh Welcomes First Foal - Paulank Sport Horses

Badminton Champion Paulank Brockagh Welcomes First Foal Badminton champion, Paulank Brockagh, welcomes her first foal into the world! Paulank Brockagh, otherwise known as ‘Brocks’, won Badminton in 2014 with Australia’s Sam Griffiths. Now adding another accolade to her belt, she safely delivered a her first filly on Wednesday (19 May). A filly destined to walk in footsteps of success, she was born in the exact same stable as her mother was 18-years ago. The filly was sired by thoroughbred, Centennial (Dalakhani x Lure), who ran successfully on the Flat for British racehorse…

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Badminton Horse Trials 2021 to Run Behind Closed Doors

Badminton TV launches for 2022 - image at Badminton Horse Trials 2021 to run behind closed doors - image Mark Todd and Leonidas

Badminton Horse Trials 2021 to Run Behind Closed Doors Badminton Horse Trials 2021 to run behind closed doors with the possibility of a number of limited spectator tickets to be made available Organisers of the 2021 Badminton Horse Trials have regrettably announced that they will run the event behind closed doors. The news will no doubt act as yet another blow to the industries economical climate, aside from being a huge disappointment to many eventing fans. However, with the current pandemic persisting and many large scale equestrian events suffering cancellation…

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Badminton Horse Trials Cancelled

Emily Gilruth riding Topwood Beau GBR © Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials/Kit Houghton

Badminton Horse Trials Cancelled for 2020 Eventing News :: Everything Horse Badminton Horse Trials have this afternoon announced cancellation of event for 2020 due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, with the following statement: “Following the Government’s COVID-19 public health restrictions and its statement that emergency services are withdrawn from supporting mass gatherings from Tuesday 17th March, we are sorry to announce it is no longer possible to stage Badminton Horse Trials between the 6th and 10th May in any capacity. This cancellation also includes the Science Supplements Cup. “This is an…

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SsangYong Motors UK Announced as Official Vehicle Supplier for Badminton Horse Trials

British Eventing Cancel all Events Oliver Townend (GBR) and Armada

SsangYong Motors UK Announced as Official Vehicle Supplier for Badminton Horse Trials Eventing News :: Everything Horse SsangYong Motors UK has announced the support of Badminton Horse Trials, the world’s premier three-day equestrian event which takes place from Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th May, 2020. Its vehicle provision at Badminton Horse Trials will commence this year, illustrating the perfect synergy between SsangYong Motors and the Trials. Badminton Horse Trials is the most prestigious 5-star equestrian event in the world, one of only six such top-level global events and a highlight…

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Badminton Horse Trials New Look for 2020

World-renowned Badminton Horse Trials is proud to introduce a new look for the 2020 event and beyond. The new Badminton logo signals an exciting stage in the event’s evolution as it moves into its eighth decade. Having celebrated its 70th anniversary this year, the 2020 event will quite literally be marked by a fresh and contemporary new look with the newly released logo befitting its exciting future. The new logo is designed to work as a stand-alone icon, and will feature throughout all online content, merchandise, stationery, moving picture grabs…

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Badminton Reveal Fresh New Look for Organising Team

Following Hugh Thomas’s retirement from the helm at Badminton Horse Trials, long term Assistant Director Jane Tuckwell will now step up to Event Director. She will be supported by Andrew Tucker, who will take up the new full time position of Commercial Director, while the experienced office and box office team will continue unchanged, as indeed will the Site Management squad. Hugh Thomas said: I am really excited to be leaving Badminton in such good hands and I have every confidence in the future. I have agreed to remain available…

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EH Interview with Piggy French

Piggy French Interview

Sweeping the country from one equestrian event to the other, Piggy French has somehow managed to slot in a quick interview with Everything Horse (EH) this week too. The fresh-faced eventing superstar stopped to talk more on her Badminton win, Vanir Kamira, competing and also took time out to answer a few questions on training too … So first Piggy, the obvious question, how are you feeling following your 2019 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials win? It’s been fantastic. The amount of cards, messages, gifts and everything else I’ve received…

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Miss Any or All of Badminton? Here’s your Chance to Make a Date to Catch Up

Badminton footage will be aired on Horse and Country TV

Miss Any or All of the 2019 Badminton Horse Trials? Here’s your Chance to Make a Date to Catch Up Dairy to hand, here’s your chance to clear the schedule to enjoy all of the action from this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials! The team at Horse & Country will be bringing you an action-packed hour-long programme on Sunday, May 12 allowing you to enjoy the highs and lows from the comfort of your sofa. Sky, Virgin & Streaming Available! Available on Horse & Country Sky channel 184, Virgin…

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Hurray for Piggy! But Why Will Badminton Horse Trials 2019 Be One to Remember?

Hurray for Piggy! But Why Will Badminton Horse Trials 2019 Be One to Remember? #mmbht On Sunday 5th May 2019, Piggy French (GBR) riding Vanir Kamira lifted the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials trophy to finish what is a memorable year for the Gloucestershire based CCI5* event. Despite a close battle between the Northamptonshire based rider and Kentucky back to back winner Oliver Townend (GBR), an emotional French cried and cheered in happiness, with fans in the main arena roaring with excitement over her victory, which was also her first…

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Townend Snatches a Late Cross Country Lead from Fellow Brit, Piggy French

Oliver Townend (GBR) on Ballaghmor Class. Image credit Mike Bain

Townend Snatches a Late Cross Country Lead from Fellow Brit, Piggy French Oliver Townend (GBR) snatched a late lead during the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials to once again reign supreme following the cross country, riding the 12-year-old ISH, Ballaghmor Class. Piggy French (GBR) and 14-year-old ISH Vanir Kamira, held the leaderboard ‘top spot’ from early afternoon, finishing on a clear with 0.4 time faults. Initially produced by French, the mare has since been under the saddle of top event riders; Paul Tapner and Izzy Taylor. French took back the…

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Townend Dominates Badminton Horse Trials Following Two Days of Dressage

Oliver Townend (GBR) on Ballaghmor Class. Badminton Horse Trials 2019. Image credit Mike Bain

Townend Dominates Badminton Horse Trials Following Two Days of Dressage Oliver Townend has once again secured the top spot following the final day’s Dressage phase at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. Not content with holding on to his overnight lead with the beautiful black gelding, Cillnabradden Evo, Townend went on to secure second place during today’s round of dressage on board the tall grey ISH, Ballaghmor Class to finish on 78.91%, a mere 1.4% behind his previous best. None of the day’s contenders could beat yesterday’s best and new…

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Badminton Horse Trials: Oliver Townend Trots the Top of the Leaderboard after Day One

Badminton Horse Trials 2019: Oliver Townend Trots the Top of the Leaderboard after Day One #MMBHT After the first day’s Dressage at the 2019 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, Oliver Townend has yet again clinched the top spot to head the leaderboard overnight with Cillnabradden Evo. Fresh-faced from Kentucky, Townend has two horses entered into this year’s proceedings. His second ride, the stunning grey ISH Ballaghmor Class, is in the line-up for tomorrow, which will conclude the dressage phase of this year’s event. Cillnabradden Evo, known as Gary to his…

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Horse & Country TV Present Badminton Cross Country Preview

Badminton Cross Country Preview with Horse & Country TV

Horse & Country TV Present Badminton Cross Country Preview Get ready for a Sneak Preview of the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials this April! If you are you heading to this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials here’s your chance, courtesy of Horse & Country TV, to get a sneak preview of the exciting cross-country course. The Badminton 2019 Preview show, presented by Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes, takes in a course walk with well-known designer, Eric Winter and leading event rider, Sam Watson as they look at the five most serious combinations…

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Eric Winter’s Badminton Course as ‘Cross Country’ As Possible for 2019

Badminton Horse Trials Cross Country 2019

Eric Winter’s Badminton Course as ‘Cross Country’ As Possible for 2019 Badminton’s Cross Country Course 2019 Revealed… In his third year as Badminton course designer, Eric Winter has kept his philosophy of making his track look as naturally ‘cross country’ as possible. The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is the World’s Premier 3-Day-Event. An international field of horses and riders compete over three phases of competition comprising dressage, cross country and showjumping, staged in the beautiful grounds of the Badminton Estate in South Gloucestershire (UK). This annual spectacle offers a…

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Top 5 Equestrian Events for 2019

top equestrian events 2019

Top 5 Equestrian Events for 2019 With another fabulous year of equestrian sporting action ahead of us, it is difficult to decide on which events to book into our diary. Here, we’ve compiled our Top 5 equestrian events for 2019 to help make the decision a little easier… all of which of course, we think are ‘not to be missed’. Badminton Horse Trials – Wednesday 1st – Sunday 5th May The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is the World’s Premier 3-Day-Event. An international field of horses and riders compete over three…

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A Year to Remember for Badminton Horse Trials

Badminton Horse Trials Andrew Nicholson NZL on Calico Joe image credit Mike Bain

A Year to Remember for Badminton Horse Trials When: 1st May-5th May 2019 Where: Gloucestershire Preparations are now well underway for the 2019 Badminton Horse Trials, the last year in which title sponsors, Mitsubishi Motors, will support the event. The shock announcement, that car manufacturer Mitsubishi will discontinue support of one of the industries leading events, was released towards the end of 2018. The new season of eventing will welcome a special year for Badminton Horse Trials when the newly marked 5* event will mark it’s 70th anniversary. Proving innovation…

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Badminton Horse Trials Announce Departure of Leading Sponsor

Emily Gilruth riding Topwood Beau GBR © Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials/Kit Houghton

Badminton Horse Trials Announce Departure of Leading Sponsor In a shock announcement today Badminton Horse Trials have spoken of the withdrawal of leading sponsors,  Mitsubishi Motors following next year’s event. Said Badminton Horse Trials’ event director, Hugh Thomas, It is always sad when a very successful partnership comes to an end, and especially when over the years event and sponsor have developed a genuine friendship, however when one door closes another one opens and it will be exciting to see where that leads.” Mitsubishi Motors have claimed headline sponsorship of the…

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Jonelle Price and Classic Moet Make it a Year to Remember at Badminton

Jonelle Price and Classical Moet's lap of honor. Image credit Mike Bain

 Jonelle Price and Classic Moet Make it a Year to Remember at the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials Jonelle Price (NZL) and Classic Moet this afternoon have been announced the winners of the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. Talking about her first 4 star win, Jonelle said “Maybe it hasn’t quite sunk in, I’m so excited for Classic Moet and her owner Tricia Rickards.” she continued “I was beginning to wonder if it was going to happen and it has, and Badminton is obviously one of the biggest so…

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Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class storm into First Place at Badminton

Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class storm into First Place at Badminton The penultimate rider of the day, Great Britain’s Oliver Townend, stormed into first place riding Ballaghmor Class to finish an exciting two days of dressage at Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. Finishing on the best-recorded Badminton dressage score in 18 years of 20.8, Townend talked of how he felt going into the arena and to whether he thought the horse was up for a good test “We think he’s capable, we’ve seen glimpses of it a home but not…

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Nicholson and Jung Set for Badminton 2018 while Fox-Pitt and Funnell on wait List

Badminton Horse Trials 2018

Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2018 Entries have just closed for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2018 and we are in for another thrilling event in May. Last year’s winner Andrew Nicholson (New Zealand) with the evergreen Nereo will again take on double Olympic Champion Michael Jung (Germany) and La Biosthetique – Sam FBW, 2nd twice and winners themselves in 2016. Great Britain’s leading challenger is probably Oliver Townend, another previous Mitsubishi Motors Trophy winner, with his Burghley champion, Ballaghmor Class – he has three other horses to choose…

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Badminton Horse Trials Announce New Host for 2018

Katie Hancock riding KILCANDRA RAMBO RAY winner of BE100 image credit Mitsubishi Motors/Kit Houghton

Badminton Horse Trials Announce New Host for 2018 The organisers of the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (2-6 May) have a new host in the recently acceded 12th Duke of Beaufort, Harry Somerset. Harry has always taken an active role in the Event and knows many of the team, who are very grateful for the estate’s continued support. Last year’s rookie course designer, Eric Winter, came in with such enthusiasm that he had pretty well mapped out his next reversed track as he was designing his debut. Much of…

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Duke of Beaufort Dies Peacefully at Home

Duke of Beaufort. Image credit Allan Warren https://en.wikipedia.org

Duke of Beaufort Dies Peacefully at Home The Duke of Beaufort has passed away peacefully at home yesterday (16/08/2017), at the age of 89. David Somerset was the 11th Duke of Beaufort. The owner of the 59,000-acre estate that is  Badminton House, has reportedly left a fortune of £315 million. He left behind widow, Miranda, and his four children from a former marriage. Badminton House is fondly recognised throughout the equestrian community as home to The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. A statement from Badminton House has been released: “David,…

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Danielle Dunn To Make First Senior Team Debut At Nations Cup

Danielle Dunn and Grandslam finishing 14th at Burnham Market CIC3* Photo credit Lorraine Porter Photography -

Danielle Dunn To Make First Senior Team Debut At Nations Cup Wiltshire rider Danielle Dunn, 24, is one of three British Senior team debutants receiving a call up for the first leg of the 2017 Eventing Nations Cup to be held at Strzegom, Poland from the 17-21st May. Alongside Alexander Bragg, Olivia Craddock and Franky Reid-Warrilow, the young rider will head to Poland with her own and Mr Stuart Hodder’s 12-year-old gelding, Grandslam. “This is such an exciting time, I am absolutely delighted to have been selected for the Nations…

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