Badminton Horse Trials is less than 3 months away and this week the Badminton team have announced that there will be a “parade of champions” on the first day of the dressage tests – Thursday 6th May 2020.
The parade will be in hand, and in the lead will be dressage superstar Valegro. Together Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, who is now 18 years old, has won Team GB and Individual medals at the Olympics and World Championships. This years Badminton fundraising event is for the 2020 British Olympic equestrian team via the British Equestrian Federation and the British Equestrian Federation Fund. The Horse Exchange team are so excited to see these legendary horses, that have brought us viewers so much joy over the years.
A Badminton spokesman said: “Horses who have brought enormous pride to our country at past Olympics will be paraded in hand; these champions will be led in by none other than the world’s leading dressage star, Valegro – the double Olympic individual gold medallist in 2012 and 2016.”
Event director Jane Tuckwell told H&H: “I am very excited that Valegro, who will be joined by other Olympic equine celebrities, will be paraded in hand. The parade, together with Laura’s displays, will be very special moments on the Thursday and Friday and highly appropriate in this Olympic year. I am also greatly looking forward to Peter (Storr) and Anna (Ross) ’s commentary on Radio Badminton which I am sure will be both informative and entertaining!”
Badminton Horse Trials takes place at Badminton House, the home of the Duke of Beaufort in South Gloucestershire. It is one of the highlights of the equestrian calendar, a 5 day annual event at 5* level it is only one of six Concours Complet Internationals at that level. The event will run from the 6th – 10th May 2020.
Tickets for Badminton Horse Trials are now on sale: https://www.badminton-horse.co.uk/tickets/