It is confirmed that The Badminton Ride will go ahead as originally planned on Sunday 20th September. Certain coronavirus-related measures will be in place in addition to the Ride’s usual Rules, Terms & Conditions (which are accessed via the tab at the top of this page). These additional measures will be designed to adhere to government guidelines to mitigate the risks of passing on the virus, and so to allow riders to enjoy the Ride without undue concern, and safe in the knowledge of the measures and everyone’s role in adhering to them. They will be published on this website from 1st September, and will then be kept under regular review right up until the 20th September, to ensure they remain appropriate and in line with the current guidance at that time. All our usual cover, including stewards with radios, medics and vets will be in place on 20th September.
Meanwhile the Entries system will open on this website on Wednesday 1st July. The change this year is that all entries are to be online before the event, and there will be no entries, or cash, on the day. The Advance Rate (as set out in the first bullet of the Rules, Terms & Conditions, and unchanged this year) will be payable from Wednesday 1st July to midnight on Wednesday 9th September. Advance entry fees remain non-refundable under any circumstance. The Standard (previously the ‘on the day’) Rate will then be payable from Thursday 10th September to midnight on Wednesday 16th September. At this point all entries to the Ride will close and there will be no subsequent entries on the day. The Entries Tent will still be running, to confirm your details and issue numbers.
One other change that we can announce now is that our Equine Influenza policy will be relaxed a little this year, in line with current British Eventing policy. A fuller statement is below, but in essence we will require vaccinations to be in date within the last 12, rather than 6, months.
The 2020 Ride will follow the current British Eventing policy on Equine Flu Vaccinations: There will be an amnesty on the requirement for a vaccination within 6 months prior to the date of the Ride, and instead horses must have had an annual vaccination within 12 months of the date of the Ride. If a horse has missed its annual vaccination renewal and so cannot meet this requirement, it will need to restart a course of injections again before the Ride. In this case the horse must have had a first and second vaccination within no less than 21 days of each other and 7 clear days after the second vaccination before the date of the Ride.ENTER NOW
What a brilliant day The Badminton Ride 2019 turned out to be. Despite the downpours early on, the weather very quickly improved ensuring a pretty dry run for the 770 horses and riders that took part.
Coming from right across the country, riders, plus horses and ponies it seems of every variety including members of the Household Cavalry and the beautifully turned out Side Saddle Association ladies, all enjoyed the wonderful conditions in the Park.
We shortly hope to be able to announce the sum that will be donated to the Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled.Below you will see some of the many nice comments received.Thanks to all who took part.
Thanks to all involved a truly memorable day.
Thank you for a wonderful day. The weather stayed lovely and I had an amazing birthday riding round Badminton.
Thank you to all involved for a wonderful day (from the organisers to the stewards and photographers). The rain stopped the minute we set out and we stayed dry for the whole 2 hours!
Thank you for organizing this event is was great! We had great fun, will definitely be going next year!
Thank you for a fabulous day, we had a great time.
Absolutely awesome ride all stewards were so friendly despite being stood in the rain. All riders were considerate and friendly and what a beautiful view of the house
Had an amazing day not a drop of rain and everyone so helpful and friendly thank you
Thank you for a wonderful ride today we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
Thanks for the great fun ride had an awesome time
Thank you all for a brilliant well organised ride. The jumps were great!
Thanks to the Organisers, Marshall’s and everyone for all the hard work to Make Badminton Fun Ride 2019 happen today. My 1st Outing with my new Horse I Bought last February and he loved it although got very excited side stepping a lot of it . Thanks also to those being very courteous and polite to all the other riders around them. All different abilities .
Me and My Yard Friends with our Beautiful Horses had a Great Time . 🐎🏵☺️
Thanks so much to everyone involved in the fun ride👍 We had a great time, everyone was very helpful and friendly. Hope to be back next year!
Fantastic ride, smiling horses and riders, lovely volunteers, thank you.
The weather turned out to be great !!
We’ll be back next year.
Thank you for spending your day snapping us living our best lives, then going home and uploading them so quickly. Your immense dedication to us needy horse riders is very much appreciated. 😊
Every year the Badminton Estate, home of the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort welcomes riders from far and wide to take part in the Badminton Ride and enjoy riding over the same iconic turf as many famous international event riders do during the Badminton Horse Trials.This year despite the weather around 800 riders took part in this popular Ride and so doing helped raise much needed funds for the Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled. A huge number of volunteers are required to steward and run this event, many of them from the Beaufort Hunt and they are only too happy to give up a day to ensure all riders have an enjoyable time.The Duke of Beaufort is President of the Riding Centre and as he was unable to attend due to a prior engagement his wife the Duchess of Beaufort was delighted to attend instead. The Centre reports that "Riders say it’s helped them to improve their balance, mobility and confidence; they say it gives them the chance to enjoy the outdoors and that they have had opportunities they wouldn’t have had without riding. We currently cater for almost two hundred riders with varying levels of disability, from people who just want to enjoy a ride around the woods, to those who want to challenge themselves to enter RDA competitions, such as dressage and show jumping. "
The Ride would like to give a particularly big and public thank you to Mole Valley Farmers for their generous sponsorship, once again, of the cost of the rosettes.
Photos are available from TTLVideos.com
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.
Nicky Harraway, Ashwicke Grange, Marshfield, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 8AE