The countdown to Badminton begins now.
The Box Office has opened for Badminton Horse Trials, bringing with it some New Year cheer and the promise of a thrilling return to top-class competition in Britain.
There will not only be the opportunity to watch the Olympic and European champions in action on home ground, but also the very best international combinations vying to impress ahead of the World Championships in Italy in September.
“Badminton means the world to riders, it’s our ‘Wimbledon’, the one everyone wants to win and we’re all so looking forward to having it back,” said Tom McEwen MBE.
A major change for 2022 is that parking and admission tickets can only be bought in advance — there will be no tickets available at the gate. This includes Saturday’s Cross Country, when there will be improved new traffic access.
Badminton’s new live-streaming service, will mean that everyone can keep up with the action whether attending as a spectator or watching from home. Now available for purchase via the Badminton TV page of the website for a discounted annual fee of £14.99; if purchased from 1st April onwards the cost will be £19.99 and, even if you are unable to watch it live, you won’t miss a beat of the action, as it will be possible to view on demand post-event.
“We are hugely excited at the prospect of providing a wonderful five days of competition and seeing everyone back at Badminton again,” said Horse Trials Director Jane Tuckwell. “We know how much the event means to riders, owners, sponsors, trade stand holders and spectators, and we are doing our best to ensure everyone has a thoroughly enjoyable visit after a two-year-break. It should be a great celebration.”
Admission starts from £14.