There will be a very special feel for the Badminton Horse Trials 2021 event, which will be running “Behind Closed Doors”.
Event Director Jane Tuckwell is delighted to announce that the Main Arena, where the dressage and showjumping phases take place, will move to the front of Badminton House. Jane said “I am very grateful to the Duke of Beaufort for giving over his golf driving range to the event for this very special one off occasion”.
For the first 10 years of the event the dressage and showjumping arena was in front of the house before moving to its current location in 1960.
Eric Winter’s course will start and finish in the centre of the park and will follow a similar route to previous years.
Host of the event, The Duke of Beaufort is delighted and commented, “It is very exciting after last year’s cancellation that the horse trials will be going ahead next May”.
Triple winner (2002, 2003 and 2005) Pippa Funnell MBE (GBR) “Badminton has a really special place in my heart and moving the main arena to the front of the house will make the event even more extraordinary if that is possible. I am thrilled the event is able to go in these most difficult of times and I cannot wait to get there in May”.
With the event running “Behind Closed Doors” we would like to ensure that everyone is still able to enjoy all the live competition action via our social media channels and TV/Live Stream, further news will be released on this in due course.