The event is staged within the beautiful grounds of the Badminton Estate in South Gloucestershire. Wednesday is the first day of the event with our array of over 500 trade stands opening for business, the international competition kicking off with the ‘First Horse Inspection’ in the afternoon. Wednesday is also when the Science Supplements cup (two national championships at a lower level for amateur riders, including dressage, show jumping and cross country) and the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Class take place.
The international event continues with Dressage on the Thursday and Friday where visitors can enjoy expert dressage displays on both days at around 12:30pm. The Stallion parade is an added bonus to Friday visitors in the main area from 5pm approx.
The Saturday crowds at Badminton will enjoy the Shetland Pony Grand National in the main arena before the thrills and spills of the Cross Country phase starts. Sunday is the culmination of the International competition, and is a Show Jumping test over knock down arena jumps.
Come and stay with us at Burleigh Court Hotel, to enjoy the annual spectacle of the Badminton Horse Trials 5 day event. Indulge in our hearty Cotswold’s breakfast before a great family day out, with children and dogs very welcome to Badminton Horse Trials, we have family and dog friendly rooms. Enjoy your day with noteworthy hospitality options, shopping, top level equestrian sport and more in the stunning Badminton Estate. After an adventurous day, come and relax in our lounge and bar, then dine with us for Restaurant.