The Season 2020: Badminton Horse Trials box office opens
Badminton Horse Trials, one of the most established equestrian sporting events, is set to enter a remarkable eighth decade.
One of the most popular events in our British Social Season will open its Box Office next week. This means you can purchase your Badminton Horse Trials tickets in advance from Monday 13th January. The event is offering discounts for early booking.
Badminton, which was recently voted the ‘Best Event Award – Outdoor Eventing’ by the prestigious publication L’AnnéeHippique, was started by the 10th Duke of Beaufort in 1949 to prepare riders for Olympic Games and has now evolved into the world’s oldest and most valuable horse trials. It’s one of the countryside’s great traditions and this year coincides with commemorations for the 75th anniversary of VE day, on Friday, 8thMay.
With 2020 being an Olympic year, a highly competitive international field is expected, with riders knowing that a strong performance at Badminton will help catch their selectors’ attention, in the fierce contest for places at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
For the first time, those with Badminton Horse Trials tickets for Wednesday 6th May will be able to book into the Weatherbys Hamilton members enclosure. On Thursday (7th May) Badminton, who will be officially supporting the British Equestrian Federation’s campaign to help send the British team to Tokyo, will showcase all the equestrian Olympic disciplines with a parade of the best horses in Dressage and Show Jumping and Eventing.