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Badminton Horse Trials logoWe expecte this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (2-6 May, 2018) to be a classic as former winning combinations Andrew Nicholson with Nereo (2017)  and Michael Jung with La Biosthetique-Sam FBW (2016) return to do battle once again. There are a total of eight Badminton champions on the list of Badminton Horse Trials entries, although two of the biggest names, William Fox-Pitt and Pippa Funnell were initially on the wait-list.



About Badminton Horse Trials 2018

Held in the grounds of Badminton House in Gloucestershire, this year’s event will have a new-look cross-country course, as designer Eric Winter has decided to send riders anti-clockwise around the course this year, heading to the quarry and Huntsmans Close at the start of the course.

One of just six four-star events in the world, the Mitsubishi Motors-sponsored event in Gloucestershire is arguably the most prestigious. The list of winners is a true who’s who for the sport of eventing and we can’t wait to see who will add their name to the roll of honour this time.

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Badminton Horse Trials history

The first event was held at Badminton in 1949 when the 10th Duke of Beaufort decided to host an event to help British riders train for future international events. The event has been cancelled five times, due to bad weather in 1966, 1975, 1987 and 2012, and due to foot and mouth disease in 2001. Weather also forced the event to downgrade to a one-day competition in 1963.