From the perspective of someone who’s never been to Badminton, I’ll tell you my main takeaway: it looks like an absolute party. I think it’s heightened this year with the event not running since 2019 — horses are an integral part of culture here, and it shows. The food and drink set-up at Badminton looked incredible, and even once the last horse had jumped around throngs of people remained, drinks in hand and settled in to enjoy the rest of the afternoon.
Enjoy some scenes from the social event of the season — and some updates from riders as they settle in for a night of recovery after a hard, scrappy day of cross country riding!
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