A tribute to Brian Higham

The following words are taken from the tribute put together by Badminton Horse Trials and the Beaufort Hunt

Although Brian lived in Badminton for more than 60 years, in his heart he was always a proud Yorkshireman, born in Snaiton in the Vale of Pickering.

The 10th Duke of Beaufort (Master) was judging at the Great Yorkshire Show and interviewed Brian to come to Badminton as second man in the stables.  Read More

Remembering Brian Higham

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Brian Higham yesterday. Brian was stud groom to the 10th and 11th Dukes of Beaufort and oversaw the stable managers and stables during Badminton Horse Trials between the years of 1960 and 2010. 

Our thoughts are very much with Brian’s family at this sad time. 

A full tribute to Brian and details of the Read More

Team GB announces equestrian eventing teams for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Event Director Jane Tuckwell and the team at Badminton Horse Trials would like to say a huge well done to this brilliant selection of British riders and their horses for being selected for Team GB’s Eventing team at this year’s Olympics – and of course congratulations go to owners and grooms of all horses named on the squad too.

“We are so looking forward to following all riders and nationalities Read More

Social Media Boycott 30/04/2021

Along with British Equestrian and British Eventing, Badminton Horse Trials will be uniting with the football community and other sports for a social media boycott from 15.00 on Friday 30 April to 23.59 on Monday 3 May in support of bringing an end to online abuse and hate.

Equestrianism will not tolerate discrimination or abuse in any form, and we call on social media providers to make their users fully Read More

Badminton Collection special offer from Joules

We are pleased to be introducing the Joules  x Badminton 2021 Collection – currently with 25% off the range and 10% off full-price Joules items (until 16 May 2021).

Every year, Joules create a unique collection to celebrate Badminton Horse Trials and this year they’re proudly carrying on the tradition. With pieces the whole family can wear (yes even your four-legged friends!), this year’s collection features beautiful embroidery and bold Read More

Jane Tuckwell remembers His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

On Saturday 17th April 2021, people around the world revisited their memories of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and at Badminton we have very many fond ones indeed.

Badminton Event Director Jane Tuckwell was recently interviewed by BBC Radio Bristol to reflect on his visits to the Horse Trials.

She said: “Badminton is incredibly privileged to have had the association with The Queen and Prince Philip. Especially Read More

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

I do not know anyone involved with Badminton, in whatever capacity, who did not feel the disappointment when we announced the cancellation last week but I and the team are so grateful for the support that we have since received and the kind and pragmatic recognition that this was a decision we had hoped so much not to have to make.

Last October, which seems a long time ago, we Read More

The Director’s Blog from Jane Tuckwell – December 2020 edition

It was a great relief to be able to announce this autumn that Badminton will run in 2021, albeit behind closed doors, and the support we’ve received from all corners has been overwhelming.

The Event is now just under five months away and plans have never had to be more flexible in all its 72 years, but a global situation that is affecting everyone has made us look at the Read More

Badminton at the House

There will be a very special feel for the Badminton Horse Trials 2021 event, which will be running “Behind Closed Doors”.

Event Director Jane Tuckwell is delighted to announce that the Main Arena, where the dressage and showjumping phases take place, will move to the front of Badminton House.   Jane said “I am very grateful to the Duke of Beaufort for giving over his golf driving range to the event Read More

BADMINTON AT THE HOUSE

There will be a very special feel for the Badminton Horse Trials 2021 event, which will be running “Behind Closed Doors”.

Event Director Jane Tuckwell is delighted to announce that the Main Arena, where the dressage and showjumping phases take place, will move to the front of Badminton House.   Jane said “I am very grateful to the Duke of Beaufort for giving over his golf driving range to the event Read More