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Badminton Horse Trials 2014 Trot Up: The Fashion Report

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By LAURA TOOGOOD

Keen observers of The Sloaney’s British Summer Social Season Guide will have noted that the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is now in full swing. Our coverage from the trot up was so well received last year that we decided to take it one step further in 2014 and provide our readers with exclusive live tweets of the fashion and style on show.

The world’s leading Three Day Event riders gathered in front of Badminton House this afternoon for the first horse inspection. The ‘trot up’ attracts a sea of media and members of the public that are keen to catch a glimpse of the famous horses and riders.

Badminton trot up in front of the house

The ‘catwalk’ at Badminton Horse Trials

While the trot up is designed to assess the soundness of horses, it also looks far too much like a catwalk to ignore the riders. In fact, the trot up at Badminton Horse Trials is like the Burberry runway show at London Fashion Week – everyone wants to be on the FROW (the fashionista’s term for front row).

However, rather than champion the city-slick looks modelled by the likes of Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss, the stars of the eventing world normally embrace the timeless trend of country chic.

Badminton Horse Trials see riders showcase fashion like Cara Delevingne at LFW for Burberry

Badminton Horse Trials gives riders the chance to take to the catwalk like Cara Delevingne does at LFW for Burberry

As the photos from our team on the ground at Badminton Estate reached The Sloaney’s London headoffice to be tweeted, we were on the edge of our seats to see who would wear what. We certainly weren’t disappointed by the fashion choices.

The men looked immaculate and focused on teasing out subtle tones from various tweeds in order to colour coordinate their shirts and ties. Meanwhile, the ladies were dressed to impress with sophisticated style mirroring the likes of Kate Middleton and Victoria Beckham. White trousers were a gesture by many to the forthcoming summer months and tailored jackets proved incredibly popular. Bold accessories were used to turn an understated outfit into a fashion statement and knee high brown boots seemed the favoured choice for those strutting in front of the grand house.

Our team were on the FROW for you 🙂 and here is a picture lowdown of the style hits from today’s Badminton Horse Trials Trot Up…

Harry Meade opts for a beige suit with a blue shirt

Harry Meade chose a bright beige linen suit with a soft blue shirt

Emily Llewellyn looked like she could have been waltzing down the King's Road in London

Emily Llewellyn could have been waltzing down the King’s Road in London in her elegant outfit

Lucinda Fredericks in an eye-catching lace coat

Lucinda Fredericks in an eye-catching lace coat

Ireland's Jim Newsam

Ireland’s Jim Newsam was very smart

Megan Heath in one our favourite looks of the day. She channeled a Victoria Beckham style black outfit.

Megan Heath wore one our favourite looks of the day – she went for a Victoria Beckham style black outfit

William Fox Pitt in classic tweed

William Fox Pitt in classic tweed

Dani Evans wore red hot J Brand Jeans

Dani Evans wore red hot J Brand Jeans

Louisa Milne Home

Louisa Milne Home in floral grey trousers to match her horse

Geoff Curran in army attire

Geoff Curran in army attire

Gemma Tattersall opted for tweed and knee high boots

Gemma Tattersall opted for  a tweed coat, white trousers and knee high boots

Tiana coudray

Tiana Coudray braved a monochrome dress in the breeze

Nick Gauntlett

Nick Gauntlett wore a statement mustard tie

Mary King: A seriously stylish and svelte mum

Mary King: A seriously stylish (and svelte!) mum

Tina Cook wore a statement gold necklace

Tina Cook made a statement with a bold gold necklace

Visiting Badminton Horse Trials this week? Don’t miss our style guide!

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