The ultimate Badminton shopping wish list

  • The promise of top-class sport might be what gets us through the gates for Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. But once we’re there, there’s no harm in just looking in the tradestands (apart from to our credit cards…)

    What’s on H&H’s Badminton shopping village wish list?

    1. Leather chaps

    Artiat chaps
    Wish list pick: magazine assistant Hannah Lemieux
    If you’re on the hunt for a new pair of chaps, get yourself to the Ariat stand. These “Classic Chaps” are made from soft full-grain leather that doesn’t restrict movement, and the breathable, moisture-wicking lining promises to keep your legs cool.

    Price: £99.99
    Visit the stand: no.261
    Go online: www.ariat-europe.com

    2. Anything from Moloh

    Wish list pick: print editorial manager Kylie O’Brien
    Invest in a quality leather belt from Moloh in tan, black and brown, and take your pick of buckle to go with it (£40).
    Price: £55
    Visit the stand: no.116
    Go online: www.moloh.com

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    3. Upmarket chutney

    Wish list pick: digital sub editor Rachael Hook
    Upgrade your picnic with a relish or chutney from Tracklements — we like the sound of the Apple & Cider Brandy Chutney. And if you’re looking to make a present out of it, the hamper (£12.50) fits six jars.
    Price: £3.80
    Visit the stand: no.7
    Go online: www.tracklements.co.uk

    4. A comedy dog toy

    Dogs & Co
    Wish list pick: showjumping and racing editor Jennifer Donald
    If you’ve decided to leave your dog at home while you head off to Badminton, there’s a fast track way of cheering him up when you get home — a comedy toy from Dogs & Co. This donkey (complete with multiple squeaks and grunts) should put a smile on his face.
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    5. A horsebox

    Wish list pick: picture researcher Storm Johnson
    This is a “wish” list and with that in mind, make a beeline for the horseboxes and enjoy looking around Equi-Trek’s models.
    from £23,799
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    6. Riding holiday

    Ride Worldwide
    Wish list pick: features editor Madeleine Pitt
    Money no object? Head straight to the Ride Worldwide stand to start dreaming of galloping alongside giraffe on the plains of Africa.
    enquire at info@rideworldwide.com
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    7. A BBQ hut

    Arctic cabin
    Wish list pick: dressage editor Alice Collins
    The unpredictable British weather can make BBQ cooking an unrelaxing experience — which is where the BBQ hut from Arctic Cabins comes in. Sit back and relax in the comfort of the hut and watch your meat slowly cook…
    Price: enquire on 0115 932 8888
    Visit the stand: no.148
    Go online: arcticcabins.co.uk

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