Ticket prices for the 2013 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials are largely unchanged from 2012’s cancelled event, which fell foul of the wettest spring on record. And the box office is now open.

Badminton 2013 (2-6 May) could provide the third leg of the Rolex Grand Slam for William Fox-Pitt, following his victories at Burghley 2011 and Kentucky 2012.

But he could be thwarted by Andrew Nicholson, who has completed Badminton more times than any rider without winning and finished 2012 in cracking form, winning both Burghley and Pau.

Organisers are also expecting the man who could beat them both — Germany’s Michael Jung — to be among the entries. The dual Olympic gold medallist, world and European champion is yet to compete at Badminton.

To buy tickets, visit www.badminton-horse.co.uk