Meet Emily and Barny Lee – the team behind The Badminton Retreat

“My husband Barny and I run The Badminton Retreat which is the exclusive luxury private glamping site endorsed by Badminton Horse Trials.

“As a former International event rider who has competed at Badminton on three occasions, I felt there was an opportunity to provide quality on-site accommodation at the event, and seeing as my husband Barny runs a marquee and event management business it made sense that together we put Read More

The Director’s Blog – December edition

I know everyone (us included!) has been waiting for a while for a sponsorship announcement and we have been working hard on this so the announcement of our two official partner sponsors, MARS™ Equestrian and Science Supplements has given us a real boost and created a lot of interest (read our recent announcement here).

The arrival of MARS™ Equestrian should please our many dog-owning spectators. MARS™ Equestrian – which incorporates such Read More

Christmas gift essentials for Badminton fans

With the festive season now upon us, it is time to share a few festive ideas with those who have a Badminton Horse Trials fan on their shopping list!

Ticket Vouchers

Did you know you can buy Badminton Horse Trials 2020 ticket vouchers for someone you know would love to visit our 2020 event (6th – 10th May)?

Vouchers range in size and are available from £5 to £100 increments. Vouchers can Read More

Badminton Announce New Official Event Partners

Badminton House Cross Country at the lake

Badminton Horse Trials are pleased to announce two new Official Event Partners in MARS Equestrian™ and Science Supplements® for the 2020 Horse Trials due to take place between the 6th and 10th May at The Duke of Beaufort’s Badminton estate in Gloucestershire.

“We are delighted to welcome both Science Supplements® and MARS Equestrian™ to the Badminton family as Official Event Partners. We are extremely grateful for their support and look Read More

British Equestrian Federation Fund announced as our nominated fundraising partner for 2020

Team GBR

Next year, Britain’s human and equine athletes head to Japan to compete on the biggest stage of all – the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Preparing, equipping and sending our teams and support staff half-way around the world is a costly undertaking. As long-standing supporters of British riders, Badminton Horse Trials is therefore honoured to get behind our equestrian teams and we’re proud to announce the British Equestrian Federation Read More

Jane Tuckwell kicks off our ‘Directors Blog’ series

Introducing: The Director’s Blog

Welcome to the first in a series of blogs from me, the new event director of Badminton Horse Trials, where I will be sharing a bit more about what we do month by month in the count down to the event and introducing you to lots of the team here behind the scenes as we go.

Badminton 2020 might be six months away, but “the huge snowball”, Read More

Thank you Hugh Thomas!

The Duke and Duchess of Beaufort and all those involved with Badminton would like to mark the retirement of Hugh Thomas by saying a very big thank you for a wonderful 31 years of leadership.

Hugh joined Badminton Horse Trials as Event Director and Course Designer in 1988, having been recruited by the legendary Colonel Frank Weldon, whose shoes were large to fill.

Prior to joining Badminton, Hugh designed both the Read More