The Badminton Horse Trials are synonymous with the equine world and is one of the most demanding and exciting equestrian events held in the United Kingdom. Situated only 13 miles from Bath, the Badminton Horse Trials offer spectators the opportunity to stay in the beautiful historic spa city for their Bath accommodation whilst attending the event.
The Horse Trials at the Badminton estate sees horses and their riders compete in a different discipline or phase on each day. One of the events is a dressage test demonstrating discipline, accuracy, obedience and elegance, whilst the competing riders need to be fit to complete the gruelling 4 mile cross country course, which sees them jumping various solid man-made and natural obstacles, plus Badminton’s formidable water jump, all within a set time period. Lastly, the final discipline will see the competitors completing a show jumping course designed to test their agility and accuracy at speed and the last round will see the finalists competing against the clock.
The 2012 Badminton Horse Trials take place from May 3 – 7; the Badminton Box Office is open now for priority bookings. For more information on this great equine event contact the Box Office on: 01454 218375
So, if you have been planning to visit the Badminton Horse Trials this year, why not extend your weekend trip to include one of the many spa breaks in Bath to enhance your stay, while you enjoy this very special competitive horse event?