Badminton Horse Trials Cancellation Statement – 1st March 2021

It is with great disappointment and regret, which we know will be shared by many, that we announce the cancellation of the 2021 Badminton Horse Trials which was due to be held “Behind Closed Doors” between the 5th and 9th May. This cancellation also includes the BE90 and BE100 Championships (4th and 5th May).

Despite the encouraging Government announcements and rollout of the vaccine, the situation still remains fragile and Read More

The Director’s Blog from Jane Tuckwell – January 2021 edition

Badminton team chat

January is nearly already over and we are full steam ahead for Badminton, albeit a Badminton like no other – behind closed doors – which means we have had to throw away the accepted brief. Everyone, especially our volunteer force – fortunately, many of them live locally – have been wonderfully supportive; some people, along with certain contractors, have had to accept gracefully that their role will be non-existent Read More

Virtual ride around Badminton

Equestriad at Badminton

Badminton Horse Trials enthusiasts are able to enjoy the thrill of a virtual ride around Eric Winters 2019 Badminton Horse Trials cross country.

GoGallop Studios, a leading Australian mobile games publisher, is thrilled to announce that Equestriad World Tour, a free to play mobile title that sees players jump into the world of equine care and equestrian sports, is now available on iOS devices worldwide.

A whole host of International Stars Read More

Tell us what you think about our event coverage

Your Opinion Matters

Although Badminton Horse Trials 2021 is to be run behind closed doors, our intention is to continue to provide a quality broadcast of the Event to ensure people can enjoy the competition.

The usual Sunday BBC 2 highlights programme (free-to-air) will continue to be available in the UK as per previous years.

In addition, Badminton will stream live coverage of the competition each day through the event website for Read More

Badminton Horse Trials 2021 to Run Behind Closed Doors

Badminton House

After much deliberation the decision has been taken to run Badminton Horse Trials 2021 event “Behind Closed Doors” but with the potential to include a limited number of spectators should, come the spring, guidelines/restrictions allow us to do so.   All will be under constant review in the coming months and we will keep our loyal supporters and the eventing community posted with latest news and developments throughout the coming Read More

Media Director Julian Seaman retires

Julian Seaman Media Director

After a lifetime of happy involvement with Badminton as an autograph hunting spectator, seven times rider and Media Director since 2002, Julian Seaman has decided that this break is an ideal time to retire from the Event. Said Julian: “I have enjoyed every moment, but ‘celebrated’ my 65th birthday last month. It seems a natural time to go. It will of course be sad not to be working with Read More

Badminton Experience Ticket Competition Series

Badminton-experience competition1

Whilst we know the 2021 Badminton Horse Trials seems a long way off, we have been working with our official event partners, MARS Equestrian™ and Science Supplements®, to offer a series of ticket competitions as well as additional monthly prizes.

Every month for the next 5 months, one lucky winner will win a pair of tickets for a unique Badminton Experience ticket package on Thursday 6th May 2021 which includes:

Two admission tickets and a Read More

#LittleBadmintonQuiz Answers

#LittleBadmintonQuiz Q3

To celebrate what would have been Science Supplements’ first time as official partners of Badminton Horse Trials they came up with a #LittleBadmintonQuiz to remember some magical moments from previous years. They posted a picture prompt each day (6 – 10 May 2020) with a fun Badminton fact on their Facebook and Instagram pages. How did you do? We can now reveal the answers!


Question 1

Which year saw the first day of the inaugural Read More

Pony poetry please, thanks Pippa!

To cheer us all out of the disappointment of losing Badminton Horse Trials 2020, three time event winner and author Pippa Funnell has been spreading lockdown positivity with a children’s poetry competition. Pippa was staggered to receive a huge number of wonderful entries and, on what would have been Badminton Sunday at 4pm (10th May), announced the winners as Lola Moon of the 10 and under category with a beautiful powerful poem ‘Between My Pony’s Ears’ and 13 Read More