A virtual ride through Badminton 1969

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

A virtual ride through Badminton 1969

This year not only sees the 70th anniversary since the first ever Badminton Horse Trials was held in 1949, it also marks the 50th anniversary since the title was won by the youngest ever rider, Richard Walker in 1969.

Courtesy of Badminton’s interactive CrossCountry App providers, Badminton fans of all ages can now enjoy the Cross Country test including the roads & tracks and the steeplechase phases from 1969 in this special commemorative version of this course.

Produced with fascinating archive video and photographs, plus audio from competitors and officials, the interactive map illustrates the four different phases.

View the 1969 course here.

You can also put your knowledge to the test by entering our 1969 Commemorative Quiz! Answer all 10 questions correctly and you could win an official Joules Official Badminton Collection Polo Shirt. Find out more here.