When Mitsubishi called time on their sponsorship of Badminton after the 2019 event, the event was rebranded as the Science Supplements Cup, although the cancellation of Badminton in 2020 and 2021 means the competition is yet to run under that banner.
The competition takes place at BE90 and BE100 levels. The traditional route to qualification has been via fiercely contested regional finals around the country, but British Eventing revealed at its 2020 AGM that these would be replaced by area festivals, which would provide a target in their own right, as well as being part of the route to the championships.
The opportunity to ride on the hallowed turf at Badminton has caused huge excitement among grassroots riders ever since the championships moved to the Gloucestershire event. The event has fuelled interest in these levels of eventing and bolstered the market for horses which can be competitive in BE90 and BE100 classes.