Mars Badminton Horse Trials are pleased to announce that the total prize money fund for the event will rise to £403,200 – an increase of 12% on 2023. The winner taking home £117,600 with the relevant increases all down the line.
Priority booking for the event is open and 10th January will see the general release of tickets. https://www.badminton-horse.co.uk/badminton-2024-tickets/. All tickets for the event must be purchased in advance – there will be no tickets available on the day at the gate.
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,’ says 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 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.’
Badminton TV will be screening plenty of historic and preview material in the run-up to the event as well as livestreaming all the action. All details via https://watch.badminton-horse.tv/