The prize pot at this year’s Badminton Horse Trials (8 – 12 May, 2024) has been given a welcome boost, with the winner due to take home £425,000. This is an increase of 12 percent on last year’s event.

The 2024 event will be particularly exciting as it is being held in an Olympic year and also marks the 75th anniversary of the premier five-star competition, giving extra reason for celebration.

“Badminton is the competition all riders aim for and competing there has undoubtedly played a big part in my career,” said 2023 winner Ros Canter, who a few months later went on to become the European champion riding Lordships Graffalo. “I think we are all really excited to be part of its history this year.”

“We are very much looking forward to welcoming everyone — riders, owners, officials, spectators, sponsors, tradestand holders and contractors — to Badminton’s big birthday,” added Event Director Jane Tuckwell. “We are delighted to be able to increase the prize money across the board, as befits such a prestigious occasion. We have some exciting plans to make this a really memorable occasion and are particularly delighted that it coincides with Mars’s first event as title sponsor.”

Priority booking is now available, while general tickets will be released on 10 January. All tickets must be purchased prior to the event as there will be no tickets available on the day at the gate.

Badminton was founded in 1949 and takes place on The Duke of Beaufort’s estate in Gloucestershire. It is one third of the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing.

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