Saturday 25th May
Badminton (8th – 12th May 2023)
Make your arrival stress free, avoiding the country lane congestion, with an Atlas Helicopters charter from a location of your choice. Pick up friends en route and, with complimentary champagne and light catering, you’ll arrive refreshed and ready to enjoy this award-winning event.
Our Operations team is ready to organise everything for you including any overnight accommodation should you wish to stay until the presentations on Sunday. Call them on 0800 328 0432 to book your flight today
In 2014 and 2016, the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials was voted Best Event (Eventing) by L’Annee Hippique, an international publication with a judging panel of peers at the top of the sport.
What is happening this year?
Priority Booking (those who have previously purchased tickets in advance) will open early January 2024 (date to be confirmed). The main Box Office will open one week later.
What else can you do at Badminton?
A large improvement this year will be a newly designed Trade Stand Village, which has been reviewed and upgraded to provide the best possible customer experience. The new, slick area has all the clutter hidden away, better signage to help guide you towards the things you want to be looking at, and more obvious entrances. It will be full of exhibitors, showcasing all kinds of country and equestrian-related products.
How it all began
The first Horse Trials took place at Badminton in 1949, after the 10th Duke of Beaufort decided that British riders needed an event to train for international competitions. In 1959 torrential rain flooded the park and the trade stands had to be moved.
They have been set up each year in the same location ever since. Badminton hosted the first ever European Championships in 1953, and in 1956 the events were televised for the first time. The initial prize money when the event started was £150 for the overall winner.
Call our friendly Operations team on 0800 328 0432 today.