The Ticketing Office for the 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is now open for advance sales. The world’s premier Three Day Event, which runs from Wednesday 3rd May to Sunday 7th May in the Duke of Beaufort’s Gloucestershire park will for the first time offer a first prize of £100,000, with money prizes going down to 20th place of the expected 80 starters. Also all those completing will be reimbursed more than their entry fee.
As previously announced, Badminton has a new course designer for 2017, in Eric Winter, who cut his teeth designing at Blenheim for 10 years.
For many years now Badminton has welcomed the very best riders from around the world, but for the home side, after the Olympic cycle, the British have a new team trainer to impress in Chris Bartle, previous Badminton winner and former mentor to the all-conquering German squad. Will we see a new world order?
In recent years Badminton has invested in its media platforms, with a revamped website, YouTube productions, Facebook and Twitter feeds and build up radio packages. It has also signed a new three year deal with the BBC.