Badminton Horse Trials tickets: your ultimate guide

  • This year Badminton Horse Trials tickets must be bought in advance of arriving at the event, presented by Mars Equestrian, which takes place between 4 and 8 May in 2023 – there will be no tickets available to purchase on the gate.

    The box office opened for priority booking (those who have previously purchased tickets in advance) on Wednesday 4 January 2022. Public booking opened on 11 January 2023. Early bird ticket prices are available to purchase until 31 March 2023 at a reduced cost, so don’t miss out.

    To visit the spring five-star in Gloucestershire, England, you need to buy a car pass to park your car, admission tickets for each person, plus grandstand tickets if you would like reserved seating to watch the dressage and/or showjumping.

    Owing to the coronation of King Charles III, which takes place on the Saturday of Badminton, the competition will start one day later than it usually does, meaning that the cross-country phase will take place on Sunday 7 May.

    Badminton Horse Trials ticket prices 2023

    Early bird ticket prices are available to purchase until 31 March 2023 at a reduced cost. After that date, ticket prices increase and will be available to purchase until midnight one day prior to the start of the event. Prices shown below in brackets denotes the ticket prices after the price increase.

    Car passes cost £16 (£19) for each day, or £52 (£62) for the entirety of the event.

    To attend the Voltaire Design Grassroots Championship on the Thursday tickets cost £18 (£20).

    To attend either of the five-star dressage days on the Friday and Saturday, tickets cost £26 (£28).

    Cross-country admission tickets cost £43 (£48), while tickets to attend on the final showjumping day cost £22 (£25).

    If you plan to attend the whole event, a season ticket will cost £95 (£105) per person.

    Accompanied children aged 12 or under are admitted to the event free of charge.

    Badminton Horse Trials tickets: grandstand seating

    The majority of seats in the grandstands for dressage on Friday and Saturday are unreserved and the use of them is included in the price of personal admission.

    Reserved dressage seats may be reserved in the West Stand, close to the short end of the dressage arena at A. Seats will be available from £9-£17, subject to availability.

    On cross-country day, grandstand seats are free and unreserved.

    Grandstand tickets are necessary, in addition to car passes and personal admission, to watch the showjumping. Grandstand tickets also need to be purchased for children age four+. Seats will vary in cost from £12–£49 and will be subject to availability.

    Badminton Horse Trials tickets: membership

    When you purchase membership, you will gain access to the conveniently situated members’ marquee on the south side of the main arena.

    You can purchase membership in advance or once at the event (subject to availability). Please note, you still need to purchase personal admission tickets in advance of the event.

    Badminton Horse Trials tickets: hospitality

    Fully catered hospitality packages are available at The Portcullis Club marquee on the south side of the main arena.

    Hospitality for each day of the competition is available, with prices starting at £125 for those aged 13 or above and £110 for children aged between six and 12. This includes event admission, parking and access to the Portcullis Club. The Portcullis Club is not appropriate for babies or children under six years old.

    Badminton Horse Trials tickets: camping

    Camping membership starts at £290 for a small pitch up until 31 March (£320 from 1 April), rising to £375 for larger tents, horseboxes, caravans and motorhomes up until 31 March (£405 from 1 April). All pitches include two five-day campsite/admission badges and one five-day campsite/event vehicle pass. Children 12 years and under will have free admission to the campsite and event grounds.

    More information about Badminton Horse Trials tickets is available on the official event website.

    How to watch Badminton Horse Trials

    If you are interested in watching Badminton Horse Trials live from the comfort of your home, wherever you are in the world, then you will need to subscribe to Badminton TV. To sign up, visit watch.badminton-horse.tv – click the “Sign Up” link in the top right corner of your screen, then follow the instructions. An annual subscription to Badminton TV costs £19.99 and gives you 365 days of access to all of the content in the Badminton TV library, the ability to watch the action live, and the option to replay all of this year’s action later.

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