2020 Badminton Box Office open | An Eventful Life

2020 Badminton Box Office open



The Badminton Horse Trials Box Office is open for 2020 and suddenly the UK eventing season seems so much closer ....

Badminton, which was voted the ‘Best Event Award - Outdoor Eventing’ by L’Année Hippique in 2019, was started by the 10th Duke of Beaufort in 1949 to prepare riders for Olympic Games and has now evolved into the world’s oldest and most valuable horse trials. One of the British countryside’s great traditions this year coincides with commemorations for the 75th anniversary of VE day, on Friday, 8th May.

2020 ia also an Olympic year so a highly competitive international field is expected in the run up to selection for the Tokyo Games.

For the first time this year, visitors on the Wednesday 6th May will be able to book into the Weatherbys Hamilton members enclosure and on Thursday 7th May Badminton, who will be officially supporting the British Equestrian Federation’s campaign to help send the British team to Tokyo, will showcase all the equestrian Olympic disciplines with a parade of the best horses in Dressage and Show Jumping and Eventing.

Event Director Jane Tuckwell commented, “2020 is going to be an exciting year with a number of new traffic and sustainability initiatives which we hope will enhance the visitor experience. We are really looking forward to working with our new Official Event Partners Science Supplements and Mars Equestrian and securing further partners as the year goes on.”

Celebrations begin, however, with the popular amateur Cup, now sponsored by Science Supplements, which runs on May 5th and 6th and is a major highlight for grassroot riders.