Is there anything more magical than the Badminton Estate? From its seat in the heart of Gloucestershire, the Duke of Beaufort’s sprawling acreage and stately home spin a special kind of magic as we look ahead to the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.
But in the off-season, too, this incredible place has a certain je ne sais quois. Take, for example, this week’s video: a seriously captivating compilation of drone shots of Badminton, sequestered under a pristine layer of snow. If you’ve been struggling to get that festive feeling this year, make yourself a boozy hot chocolate, curl up on the sofa, and just imagine waking up to this. Frosty-whiskered horses, a long hack through the snow, and cozy calm all around as the world dozes around you. Badminton will be back before we know it, alive with the thundering of hooves and the throngs of people, but, for now, this is as perfect as it gets.