The Badminton Horse Trials is an annual equestrian event that takes place in Badminton, England. It is one of the most prestigious and challenging three-day eventing competitions in the world and is part of the FEI Classics series.
The event consists of three phases: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. In the dressage phase, riders and their horses perform a series of predetermined movements and are judged on their performance. In the cross-country phase, riders and their horses navigate a course that includes a series of natural and man-made obstacles. The show jumping phase consists of a series of jumps over fences and is used to determine the overall winner of the event.
The Badminton Horse Trials attracts top riders and horses from around the globe and is widely followed by equestrian enthusiasts. It is held every May and is a highlight of the equestrian calendar. The event is also known for its beautiful setting, as it takes place in the grounds of Badminton House, the seat of the Duke of Beaufort.