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The Season 2024: Shopping highlights at the Mars Badminton Horse Trials

The Season 2024: Shopping highlights at the Mars Badminton Horse Trials

The crowds are enjoying beautiful weather this week at the 75th anniversary of the Mars Badminton Horse Trials. While they are hoping to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s best riders and horses in action, the shopping village is also packed with excellent boutiques and food stalls.   The likes of Holland Cooper […]

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Badminton Horse Trials Trot Up 2024: The Fashion Report

Badminton Horse Trials Trot Up 2024: The Fashion Report

The sun shone brightly at the Mars Badminton Horse Trials 2024 throughout the day today. The warm rays encouraged a large crowd to gather in front of Badminton House to watch the riders and horses present themselves at the First Horse Inspection. This is a momentous occasion and, in recent years, there has been an […]

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The Season: Queen Camilla to attend Badminton Horse Trials 2024

The Season: Queen Camilla to attend Badminton Horse Trials 2024

We don’t want to speak too soon, but the weather forecast is looking like it will provide some sunshine this week for the 75th anniversary of the Mars Badminton Horse Trials. The event is due to welcome visitors from across the world, including a very special guest. The organisers of the Mars Badminton Horse Trials […]

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The Season 2024: The Mars Badminton Horse Trials celebrates its 75th anniversary

The Season 2024: The Mars Badminton Horse Trials celebrates its 75th anniversary

Next week, crowds will descend upon the Cotswolds for the 75th-anniversary of the Mars Badminton Horse Trials. The event has become a highlight of the early part of the British Social Season. It was founded in 1949 and takes place on The Duke of Beaufort’s estate in Gloucestershire. This is a popular outdoor family occasion, […]

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Badminton Horse Trials 2023: Photo Diary

Badminton Horse Trials 2023: Photo Diary

Wow – what a difference a year can make! Last year, Badminton Horse Trials, presented by Mars Equestrian, was bathed in glorious sunshine throughout. In fact, the weather has been generous to Badminton Horse Trials for quite some time and a spot of rain was definitely due at some point. 2023 proved to be payback […]

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Badminton Horse Trials 2023: The Sloaney’s Badminton Shopping Guide

Badminton Horse Trials 2023: The Sloaney’s Badminton Shopping Guide

Badminton Horse Trials, presented by Mars Equestrian, has retuned for another bumper year. The world’s best horses and riders in the sport of Eventing have descended upon the Duke of Beaufort’s estate in Gloucestershire for some thrilling sporting action over this Coronation Bank Holiday weekend. While the competitors are the main attraction, the Badminton shopping […]

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The Season: A host of eventing stars line up for Badminton Horse Trials 2023

The Season: A host of eventing stars line up for Badminton Horse Trials 2023

Cheltenham Festival saw the British Social Season start with a bang and there are plenty more exciting events on the horizon. Badminton Horse Trials 2023, presented by Mars Equestrian, is only a couple of months away. The competition will take place from the 4th – 8th May and promises to be an action packed few […]

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The Season 2022: Badminton Horse Trials Shopping Village Preview

The Season 2022: Badminton Horse Trials Shopping Village Preview

A bumper Badminton is on the cards. Tickets have now officially sold out for the Mars Equestrian Badminton Horse Trials 2022 for Saturday’s cross-country day. The weather forecast looks excellent and don’t miss our guide for What to Wear to Badminton Horse Trials if you still haven’t decided on your outfit. The sun is already […]

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The Season 2022: New Badminton Horse Trials trophy revealed

The Season 2022: New Badminton Horse Trials trophy revealed

The winner of this year’s Badminton Horse Trials, presented by Mars Equestrian, will take home a magnificent new trophy, created by the award-winning animal sculptor Judy Boyt and using materials from the Duke of Beaufort’s Badminton estate. The winner of this year’s Badminton Horse Trials, presented by Mars Equestrian, will take home a magnificent new […]

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The Season 2022: Badminton attracts top class competitors

The Season 2022: Badminton attracts top class competitors

Badminton Horse Trials, presented by Mars Equestrian, has attracted a top-class field of entries. The event will be headed by Great Britain’s reigning Olympic, World and European champions and includes 14 of the top 20 riders in the FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings. The Olympic team gold medallists will be competing against each other at 5-star […]

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The British Summer Social Season 2022 is in full swing – check all the dates here

The British Summer Social Season 2022 is in full swing – check all the dates here

Most of the key events that form the British Social Season have returned for 2022. While some events managed to run last year, others were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, they are back with a bang and more popular than ever! Our longstanding annual British Summer Social Season Guide previews all of […]

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The Season 2022: Badminton TV launches

The Season 2022: Badminton TV launches

After a very challenging time, many of the events that form the British Summer Social Season look set to make a welcome return this year. Badminton Horse Trials is one of the earlier events that takes place in the calendar. The 5-star international equestrian event was founded in 1949 and it is held on The […]

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Badminton Horse Trials 2021 cancelled

Badminton Horse Trials 2021 cancelled

As the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine continues, many events in the British Summer Social Season are hoping to go ahead in 2021 but some have been cancelled already. You can stay up-to-date with the calendar here. The 2021 Badminton Horse Trials, which was due to be held “Behind Closed Doors” between the 5th and 9th […]

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Badminton Horse Trials 2017: Tickets now on sale

Badminton Horse Trials 2017: Tickets now on sale

The Ticketing Office for the 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is now open for advance sales. The world’s premier Three Day Event, which runs from Wednesday 3rd May to Sunday 7th May in the Duke of Beaufort’s Gloucestershire park will for the first time offer a first prize of £100,000, with money prizes going […]

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Badminton Horse Trials 2016: The Invisible Horse Trail

Badminton Horse Trials 2016: The Invisible Horse Trail

If you are attending the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials this weekend, you simply must do The Invisible Horse Trial. It has been organised by World Horse Welfare, which helps to raise awareness about the suffering of many millions of horses each year that goes unnoticed. Fourteen painted horses have been dotted around the beautiful grounds […]

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The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2016

The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2016

By SARAH BACON The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is one of the top attractions on our guide to The Season, which determines the main events to attend during the British Summer Social Season. This year the Badminton Estate is bathed in glorious sunshine and yesterday the media lunch took place in the Mitsubishi Motors marquee. […]

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The Outside Chance Bar hosts the movers and shakers at Badminton Horse Trials

The Outside Chance Bar hosts the movers and shakers at Badminton Horse Trials

The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials has come to an end for another year; however, we are still enjoying plenty of fabulous memories from the event. Our Fashion report from the First Horse Inspection proved hugely popular with readers as we brought you live tweets from the FROW of what has become the equestrian equivalent […]

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Badminton Horse Trials 2014 Trot Up: The Fashion Report

Badminton Horse Trials 2014 Trot Up: The Fashion Report

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 […]

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The Sloaney launches video channel with highlights from Badminton Horse Trials

The Sloaney team is very excited (and perhaps a little nervous!) to introduce our brand spanking new Vimeo channel. Sarah Bacon and Kerinne Bunting have been busy capturing images from the first few days of this year’s Badminton Horse Trials. Last night Sarah work around the clock with our Editor, Laura Toogood, to transform the photo […]

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Badminton Horse Trials Style Diary: Zara Phillips leads the way at the Trot Up

The sun was shining brightly for the opening horse inspection at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials yesterday as riders presented their mounts to the judges. Crowds and media gathered excitedly in front of the glorious stately home to catch a first glimpse of the competitors that will be taking part in the world renowned […]