This year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (1-5 May, 2019) will be the 70th running of the event and bring the event’s 28-year sponsorship agreement with the car manufacturer to a close. Changes to the FEI’s standards of eventing mean Badminton will be rated as a five-star event for the first time in 2019. Badminton tickets are now on sale.
The 2018 title was claimed by New Zealand’s Jonelle Price riding the British-bred Classic Moet to her first four-star win, ahead of Oliver Townend (Cooley SRS) and Ros Canter (Allstar ).
About Badminton Horse Trials 2019
Held in the grounds of Badminton House in Gloucestershire, the cross-country course for this year’s event will be designed by Eric Winter once again.
One of just six five-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.
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.