What a great day it was for The Badminton Ride 2021.Some lovely comments received from those who took part.
Thank you to all who took part and helped to raise funds for Dorothy House.
We will let you know about the donation we will make soon.
I travel up from E Sussex for the weekend every year for this gem of a ride. Thanks so much to all involved and see you next year
Thank you for a lovely ride. Nice stewards and entries secretaries x
Was so much fun thank you very well organized too
Thank you so much for a wonderful day. It was our first time at Badminton and both our ponies are young and quite inexperienced. The professionally built jumps meant that they gained confidence as they went round. It was great to chat to lots of other riders and the marshals were helpful and kept everyone safe. See you next year.
Our first time this year, we said to ourselves a treat as it is over a 2 hour journey for us, THE BEST DAY EVER. We have already got it in our calendars to book for next years ride. Brilliant - after having a bad fall from our previous XC ride 7 months ago it was the best venue and atmosphere to get back over some solid fences again and the horses LOVED it! thank you to all who organised! X
The Badminton Ride 2020 successfully went ahead despite the unprecedented times we all find ourselves in.
A last minute decision to arrange time slots enabled a large number of riders to safely enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Badminton Estate and it was good to see so many people with smiles on their faces.
Whilst we missed many of our usual entries from Wales, sadly due to local lockdowns, we will still be able to present World Horse Welfare with a substantial donation.
Let us look forward to welcoming you all back in 2021 in what we pray will be easier times.
Stay safe everyone
I would like to thankyou for a fantastic day yesterday. My little group all had a wonderful time. All the stewards were so happy and smiling. You truly pulled off a magnificent feat of organisation. Well done and thank you again.
Thank you for a lovely day out and ride again. And congratulations pulling it off with everything going on. Myself and the group I was in are very thankful.
What a wonderful day thank you very much.
First time at this ride and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks to the organisers and landowner.
Thank you so much for a wonderfully organised ride wow what a day you all deserve a medal!! We had such a lovely day thank you to all and everyone of you giving up not only your Sunday but months of planning time as well!! What a treat to ride on the hallowed grounds. Jumps were amazing as well, see you next time!
Had a great day today so thank you to all the organisers, lovely weather, amazing location
Diminutive Dylan, a small Shetland pony arrived at Badminton on Thursday 6th May excited about the prospect of attending the famous Horse Trials and was like many disappointed to find the Park devoid of horses and spectators due to the cancellation of the event because of the Covid pandemic. However he soon cheered up when the Duchess of Beaufort came to greet him and present him with a cheque for £4,000 which he received on behalf of horses and ponies everywhere that have benefitted from the wonderful work of World Horse Welfare. The money was donated from the proceeds of The Badminton Ride 2020 which had gone ahead safely and successfully in spite of the difficulties posed. The popular Ride is held annually and gives riders of all abilities the chance to ride around the beautiful estate. Roly Owers, Chief Executive of World Horse Welfare said: "We were delighted that World Horse Welfare was chosen as the charity for last year’s sponsored Badminton Ride, and it was even more wonderful that the ride was able to go ahead. We have continued to take in, rehabilitate and rehome horses and ponies throughout, despite our Visitor Centres being shut and fundraising events being cancelled, so the generosity of the riders and the event is doubly appreciated."
All horse boxes must approach Badminton from the North via A46, turn at Dunkirk Crossroads and through Little Badminton to The Slates. If you come through Badminton village you will hit a low bridge and have to turn around.
Ride parking GL9 1AA.