The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials which have been running since 1949 this year take place from Wednesday 3rd May through to Sunday 7th May 2017.
Set within the beautiful grounds of the Badminton Estate in South Gloucestershire (UK), the Wednesday of the event is the first day of the ticketed event with gates opening at 8:30am followed by our array of over 500 shops who open their doors to the public at 10:00am.
In addition to a great range of shops and food outlets, visitors to the event on the Wednesday can enjoy roaming the stunning parkland here at Badminton whilst watching cross country phase of the ‘amateur’ eventing competition; the Mitsubishi Motors Cup.
Later in the afternoon, our Wednesday spectators can watch the line up of the world’s best riders present their horses in the first horse inspection in front of the 17th century building of Badminton House before the International competition begins the next day.
The event then continues with the Dressage test element of the competition on the Thursday and Friday before the thrills and spills of the Cross Country phase on the Saturday. Sunday is the culmination of the competition and is a Show Jumping test over knock down arena jumps.
This annual spectacle offers a family friendly day out with children and dogs very welcome; in fact children 12 years old and under go free!