The Badminton Ride 2022 is Supporting Alabare.
“Alabaré offers supported accommodation, training and education to the marginalised, vulnerable and homeless through 75 dedicated Homes and Services, across eight counties in England and throughout Wales. Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans provide supported accommodation to British Armed Forces Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We believe no Veteran should be forced to sleep on the streets. On any given night our Homes for Veterans are able to keep over 100 Veterans off the streets, and work with them to gain the skills, confidence and opportunities to live fulfilling lives after their time in the military has concluded.
Support from the Badminton Ride will be going specifically to support the Alabaré’s Gloucestershire Homes for Veterans.
The Standard Rate (at £25 for riders aged 15 and over, and £20 for riders aged 14 and under) is available from midnight Sunday 1st May to midnight on Sunday 31st July.
The Late Rate (at £35 for riders age 15 and over, and £25 for riders age 14 and under) will then be available to midnight on Wednesday 21st September.
At this point all entries to the Ride will close and there will be no subsequent entries on the day.
Be aware that entries may close earlier than 21st September if Ride capacity has already been reached.
Please Note:- All riders must report to the Entries Tent Prior to Mounting.
Horses are not permitted at the Entries Tent
See the T&Cs tab for the full list of Rules, Terms & Conditions for the Ride.
Every year the Badminton Estate home of the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort hosts The Badminton Ride which sees around 900 riders live the dream and “ Ride round Badminton” many probably imagining what it feels like to compete at the World-Famous Horse Trials.
From the proceeds of The Ride, substantial donations are made to charity and following last year’s successful event in September 2021 it was the turn of Dorothy House Hospice Care to benefit. On 17th February in the beautiful North Hall of Badminton House, the Duke and Duchess welcomed representatives from Dorothy House and presented a cheque for £7,000 to Kate Tompkins, Chair of the Board of Trustees who said “We believe every life is incredibly precious, and no one should face death alone. This wonderful donation means that patients and families, during the most difficult of times, can continue to receive the exceptional personalised care each person deserves”
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
All horse boxes must approach Badminton from the North via A46, turn at Dunkirk Crossroads and through Little Badminton to The Slaites. If you come through Badminton village you will hit a low bridge and have to turn around.
Ride parking GL9 1AA.
Click on Blue Marker for what3words (shelf.extent.alike) and to connect to Google Maps for Directions (arrow symbol top right, when marker is clicked).