Badminton Horse Trials tickets go on sale

January 30 2017

TICKETS have gone on sale for the 2017 running of the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.

TICKETS have gone on sale for the 2017 running of the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.

Thousands of spectators are set to head for the prestigious event in May to see many of the world’s best riders and horses in action.

Billed as the world’s premier three-day-event, the international could be a pointer for selection for teams heading to this year’s European eventing championships in Poland in August.

All eyes will also be on the cross-country course, which is being designed for the first time by Eric Winter.

He has taken over the role from Giuseppe Della Chiesa, who surprised followers of the sport when he announced after the completion of the 2016 trials that he was standing down from the position after just three years.

Mr Winter used to live in Yatton, near Bristol, before taking on Severnvale Equestrian Centre, Chepstow, with his wife, Lizzel.

As a rider, he completed Badminton in 1991 and for the past ten years he has designed the cross-country track at the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

Badminton runs from May 3-7, with the main event taking place from May 4-7. It will be preceded by the annual Mitsubishi Motors Cup challenge for grassroots riders.

Details of tickets are available on the event’s website.