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The Badminton Ride

Sunday 26th September 2021
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The 2021 Badminton Ride

Sunday 26th September

The Badminton Ride 2021 will take place on Sunday 26th September and the chosen charity will be The Dorothy House Hospice Care

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The Badminton Ride 2021

Entries Opened 1st May

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

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

Why Take Part?

Taking part in the Badminton Ride 2021 will aid the hospice Dorothy House that provides free, palliative and end of life care across 700 square miles, serving a population of 550,000 people in Bath & North East Somerset, and parts of Somerset and Wiltshire. Providing services for people living with a life-limiting illness, their families and carers requires significant funds and for every £1 from the government, they have to raise a further £4. Please support them and their wonderful staff.

The Badminton Ride Supports the Dorothy House Hospice
The Badminton Ride Supports the Dorothy House Hospice

The Badminton Ride 2020

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

The Badminton Ride 2020
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Feedback from 2020 Ride

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

The Badminton Ride 2020 Entries
The Badminton Ride 2020 start
The Badminton Ride 2020 Jumps
The Badminton Ride 2020 plenty of parking
he Badminton Ride Supported by Mole Valley Farmers

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.

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Dylan Meets the Duchess

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."

Dylan meets the Duchess to receive a cheque
Pictured left to right are:  Nicky Harraway (Ride Secretary), the Duchess of Beaufort, Dylan, Louise Baines, and Michael Baines (Chairman of World Horse Welfare). 

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 Slates. If you come through Badminton village you will hit a low bridge and have to turn around.

Ride parking GL9 1AA.


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