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The Badminton Ride

Sunday 22nd September
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The 2024 Badminton Ride

Sunday 22nd September

By kind permission of The Duke and Duchess of Beaufort.


Proudly Supporting the National Foundation for Retired Service Animals

The National Foundation for Retired Service Animals supports retired horses and dogs from the police; fire & rescue; prison; border force; and National Crime Agency services with medical and veterinary costs. When an animal retires, funding stops, and insurance is impossible to obtain due to age, making vets fees a real challenge. The charity motto is ‘Protecting our Protectors’ and the NFRSA is there when an animal falls ill, not only offering financial assistance, but emotional support as well. Charity No: 1200949

The Badminton Ride 2023
Cheque Presentation

The historic Stable Yard at Badminton House was the backcloth for a cheque presentation to The Avon Centre.  A successful 2023 Badminton Ride enabled a donation of £3,500 to be made to this deserving cause.

Claire Evans from the Avon Centre said.“We are most grateful for the support of The Badminton Ride and this generous donation will allow us to continue to help disabled and disadvantaged people to access the therapeutic benefits of horses and nature. It was fascinating to be shown around the stables and tack room and a delight to meet the friendly and knowledgeable team. Del Boy ( horse) was particularly charming!”

The photo shows left to right Nick Grant-Thorold and Jo Aldridge from the Ride,  Sara Hobden, Claire Evans, Andy White and Dawn Law from the Avon Centre and Robert Wharton from the Ride. Del Boy, a resident of this famous stable yard behind!

Thanks to Jimmy Graham for the photo.

The Badminton Ride 2020

The Standard Rate (at £25 for riders aged 15 and over, and £20 for riders aged 14 and under) is available from midnight Monday 1st May to midnight on Monday 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 20th 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 20th 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

No photography allowed on the course. Official photos available from TTL details will be provided after the event.

See the T&Cs tab for the full list of Rules, Terms & Conditions for the Ride.

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The Badminton Ride 2022

Veterans’ charity Alabaré benefits from the Badminton Ride

National veterans’ charity Alabaré was delighted to be invited to take part in the Badminton Ride at in September last year and raise funds for its work with homeless and vulnerable veterans in Gloucestershire.

Riders from across the country travelled to the venue, known for its annual Badminton Horse Trials and home of the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort.

The event raised £4,500 for the charity and it will specifically support Alabaré’s two Homes for Veterans in Gloucestershire offering eleven bed spaces to those who have previously served in the British Armed Forces and now find themselves homeless or at risk of homelessness.  The charity runs dedicated Homes for Veterans in Gloucestershire and seven county’s including Wales.

Andrew Lord, Chief Executive at Alabaré, says:

“We are delighted that our participation in the Badminton Ride is communicating to the Gloucestershire community that we are taking the issue of veteran homelessness seriously and enabling us to maintain our commitment to ensure support is available for those who have served our country in their hour of need. “At Alabaré, we have been supporting veterans through our bespoke Homes for Veterans programme in Gloucestershire for over 9 years.  Every day we see the difference that having support from people who understand the difficulties faced by veterans makes to our ex-Armed Forces residents.  Financially, these are very challenging times, but we believe with the right funding no veteran has to face the trauma of being homeless but can have the support they need. supporting us in this way.  This money forms part of a bigger initiative to secure the funding to help us buy more dedicated veteran homes in the areas in which we work.”

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

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How to Get to The Badminton Ride

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).

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