Spot the Coronation crown! Check out the best, brightest and most patriotic outfits from the Badminton Horse Trials trot-up

  • Coronation fever was well and truly on show at the first Badminton Horse Trials trot-up this afternoon (4 May), and there were some particularly eye-catching outfits and accessories worn by riders at the five-star event, presented by Mars Equestrian.

    From jazzy trousers and patriotic hair ribbons to a Rose in rose, here are a selection of our favourites outfits from the Badminton Horse Trials trot-up.

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    Wills Oakden kicked off proceedings, sporting an oh-so-British bow tie as he presented Kathleen Wilkinson and Rachel Wood’s Arklow Puissance (pictured), as well as his second ride Liz Magennis and Debbie Whalley’s Oughterard Cooley.

    Pippa Funnell looked elegant – and just about kept hold of her hat – as she trotted up Barbara and Nicholas Walkinshaw’s Billy Walk On (pictured), as well as Marek Sebastek and her own Majas Hope. She wore the Fairfax & Favor Amira heeled boots.

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    Harry Meade brought a vibrant splash of colour to the Badminton Horse Trials trot-up, donning fuschia trousers from Cordings of Picadilly to present Charlotte Opperman’s Away Cruising (pictured) and Tenareze, owned by Davis Bernstein, Sophie Caruth and Nigella Hall.

    Kirsty Chabert embodied Badminton style while running up her own and the Daisy Chain Syndicate’s Opposition Loire to win the best dressed woman award. She wore boots, the Sienna cape and belt from Fairfax & Favor with a Hicks & Brown hat and Hermes scarf.

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    James Rushbrooke caught a fair few eyes and showed plenty of personality as he presented his own Milchem Eclipse wearing a bold Burberry check shirt.

    A Rose in rose! Rose Nesbitt looked sleek and spring-like in pastel trouser-suit, as she trotted up her own and Francesca and John Nesbitt’s EG Michelangelo.

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    Andrew James was anything but demure as he presented Michelle Harries’ Celtic Morning Star in this snazzy pinstripe waistcoat.

    Gemma Stevens and Christopher Stone’s Jalopeno were both impeccably turned out, with Gemma sporting a Fairfax & Favor trench coat and boots, with a Hicks & Brown fedora.

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    Felicity Collins looked ultra stylish as she paired this houndstooth outfit from Holland Cooper  with a cream roll neck and Fairfax & Favor boots, while running up her mother Vicky and Avrina Milton’s RSH Contend Or.

    Caroline Clarke brought a dose of Coronation flavour to the trot-up, with Union flags and ribbons in her hair as she presented her own and Penny Clarke’s Touch Too Much. She wore the Fairfax & Favor Elizabeth gilet.

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    Susie Berry’s Carl Scarpa boots and My Best Friend’s Wardrobe outfit won plenty of admiring looks as she trotted up her own, Helen Caton and Gwen Purce’s Ringwood LB. She wore Carl Scarpe boots and an outfit from My Best Friend’s Wardrobe finished with a Holland Cooper belt.

    The heavens may have opened just as Caroline Powell and Chris Mann’s Greenacres Special Cavalier set off down the trot-up track, but this vibrant jacket from Beatrice von Tresckow Designs shone through the rain. She also wore the Fairfax & Favor Anniversary Reginas.

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    Alex Bragg won the best dressed man award, presenting the Roe family’s Quindiva while wearing this elegant velvet blazer from Event Collection.

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    Lauren Innes celebrated the Coronation by running up the Innes Family Syndicate’s Global Fision M while wearing a gold crown to top off her Fairfax & Favor Frances jacket.

    The worsening weather did not deter Georgia Bartlett, who looked incredibly chic in this smart Browne & Daughters tailcoat paired with Fairfax & Favor Reginas while presenting her own Spano De Nazca.

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    This elegant green polka dot from Me+Em looked fabulous on Bubby Upton, despite the persistent rain, as she trotted up her mother Rachel’s Cola. She paired it with Fairfax & Favor Belgravia boots.

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    She may have got the worst of the weather conditions, but the defending champion Laura Collett was all smiles in this stunning Holland Cooper outfit as she presented Decapo, owned by Diana Chappell, Gillian Morris-Adams, Alison and Michael Smedley and Carolyn Taylor.

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