Eventing season is on the horizon, and all of us here at Joules can’t wait to kick things off with one of our all-time favourite equestrian events: the world-famous Badminton Horse Trials.
Joules has been attending Badminton Horse Trials for over 30 years now, with our first stall measuring only 36sqm. A lot has changed since those early days, with our main stand now ten times bigger, measuring at a whopping 360sqm (and that’s not even including our Little Joule and Official Collection stands!).
If you’ve never been to Badminton Horse Trials before and are looking for some top tips to get the most out of this unforgettable experience, you’ve come to the right place. Here is our guide to Badminton Horse Trials 2023…
The dates of Badminton Horse Trials 2023 have had to change due to the King’s Coronation.
This year’s trials will take place on Thursday 4th May to Monday 8th May at the site of the historic Badminton House and Estate.
THURSDAY – Voltaire Design Grassroots Championships
FRIDAY – Dressage
SATURDAY – Dressage
SUNDAY – Cross Country
MONDAY – Show Jumping & Presentation
Be prepared to do a lot of walking over the five-day event, so opt for comfortable and easy-to-wear layers and footwear that will cope with the park’s uneven terrain. The weather can range from blazing sunshine to torrential rain, so it’s best to be ready for any eventuality.
Of course, don’t forget that you can get your hands on the Official Badminton Collection designed by Joules ahead of the event, and during the event at stand 102.
When you’re not engrossed in all the action on the equestrian side of things, the Shopping Village at Badminton Horse Trials has more than 500 trade stands to browse at your leisure, including:
There is a fantastic selection of food and drink available to enjoy at Badminton Horse Trials, including grills, smokehouses, coffee houses, delicatessens, sweet treats, local produce, bakeries and more! In short, there’s something to cater for all tastes. Of course, there’s always the option to pack a picnic too. Here are our tasty tips…