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HM The Queen to attend Badminton Horse Trials

The organisers of the Mars Badminton Horse Trials (May 8-12) are delighted to announce that Her Majesty The Queen will attend this year’s 75th anniversary event.

The Queen, who is Patron of British Equestrian, will join the celebrations on Sunday, May 12 to watch the final show jumping phase of the competition before presenting prizes to the winners.

Badminton Horse Trials was started in 1949 by the 10th Duke of Beaufort to prepare British riders for Olympic Games. Great Britain are the reigning Olympic champions in eventing and will be preparing to defend their title in Paris this summer.

Queen Elizabeth ll presented the Badminton trophy on the occasion of the 50th anniversary, in 1999, to the winner, the five-time British Olympian Ian Stark.

Admission tickets must be bought in advance. Click here for the Box Office.

All the action, along with analysis and interviews, will be shown live on Badminton TV. Click here 

More information on visiting can be found here

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