This year’s MARS Badminton Horse Trials marks a very special occasion indeed: it’ll be the 75th anniversary of the world’s first five-star, which began in 1949 as a way to build strength in depth in...» Read More!
Off-season blues, be gone: the start of the international season might still be a little ways away, but it’s never too early to start planning the highlights of your year. And if that includes a...» Read More!
MARS Equestrian™, who have a long relationship with the Equestrian Community, are to step up to be the title sponsor of Badminton Horse Trials in 2024 having been the presenting sponsor of the event since...» Read More!
Many people know of Gemma Stevens’ most recent accomplishment, finishing in sixth place with her powerhouse mare, Jalapeno, at Badminton this spring. Few know of the long, long road that she took to get there....» Read More!
What a season the 2023 one has been so far – in many respects, it feels like it’s scarcely started here in England; in others, I feel as though I’ve been on the road for...» Read More!
Each year when Tilly publishes her grassroots cross country preview at Badminton, it gets me itching to compete again *just* so I could *maybe* make it to something like this once in my life. The...» Read More!
One of the brilliant victories of Badminton last week — in our humble opinion, anyway — was the illustrious return to five-star undergone by US competitor Katherine Coleman, who piloted her debutant Monbeg Senna to...» Read More!
Badminton’s five-star is great and all, but it’s the BE90 and BE100 Grassroots competition that always makes me wish I’d snuck my horse in on my media accreditation. It’s a seriously bold and properly technical...» Read More!
World Number Four Oliver Townend has been given a Recorded Warning by the FEI after the culmination of Badminton Horse Trials, where he was eliminated at fence 24 during a hold on course with the former...» Read More!
Ros Canter couldn’t be caught at Badminton this past weekend, clinching one of the largest winning margins in the event’s storied history — since the long format was abandoned, anyway — aboard the young Lordships...» Read More!
We’re deeply saddened to report that WSF Carthago, the mount of Great Britain’s Fiona Kashel, has been euthanized as a result of an injury sustained while on course at Badminton Horse Trials on Sunday. The 13-year-old gelding,...» Read More!
When we started today’s showjumping finale at Badminton, it all seemed rather cut and, well, maybe not quite dry: wire-to-wire leaders Ros Canter and Lordships Graffalo, assuming no absolute disasters befell them in the ring, were almost...» Read More!
I’ve been glued to live updates and streaming to get the Badminton experience this past weekend, but there’s nothing that makes me feel like I was actually there then a good social media roundup. From...» Read More!
After the close of competition yesterday, which saw thirty horses complete after battling the holding ground, we were all pretty unified in one sentiment: this morning’s horse inspection would be an interesting one. How many...» Read More!
There was a palpable air of trepidation ahead of cross-country day at Badminton, and fairly so: yesterday, the heavens opened heartily throughout the day, turning the grounds into a veritable mud bath — and a...» Read More!
It looks like the sun should come out today over Badminton House, but will the drizzly weather of the past couple days mean our competitors will be doing a little tough mudding across the country...» Read More!
It’s (finally) cross country day at Badminton! The riders have walked the course and made their plans — everyone’s doing no-rain dances, we suspect — and now it’s time to see how it all pans...» Read More!
It’s one year removed from Nicola Wilson’s accident at Badminton, and this week she sat down with Nicole Brown to reflect on the intervening year. Nicola is undoubtedly one of the most positive and resilient...» Read More!
Today’s tempestuous weather conditions saw over 7mm of rain dumped over Badminton, which has led to some alterations to the cross country course. These are as follows: Fence 15: Lightsource BP Pond – hardcore stone footing...» Read More!
And that’s a wrap on dressage here at the 2023 Badminton Horse Trials — a memorably soggy one, mind you, but a day of sport in which the cream really rose to the top. This...» Read More!
Day two of Badminton started extra early today in order to ensure a two-hour midday break for the Coronation of King Charles — and so it all feels rather serendipitous that our new leader from...» Read More!
Rise and shine ENers! We’re back with the competition at the 2023 Badminton Horse Trials! We’ll be kicking off with the first competitor – Aaron Millar and KEC Deakon – at around 8am BST /...» Read More!
Though we saw a hot line-up of horses and riders after the lunch break today at Badminton, no one could quite topple those lofty morning scores – and as a result, our top three remains...» Read More!