Badminton Horse Trials box office opens

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Badminton Horse Trials box office opens
Badminton Horse Trials box office opens

Badminton Horse Trials has opened this year’s event’s box office ahead of the return of the event on 2 – 6 May 2013.

Last year's trials were cancelled due to bad weather, but this year’s event is expected to attract leading international riders, including Germany’s dual Olympic gold medallist, world and European champion, Michael Jung.

New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson, who has completed Badminton more times than any rider without winning, finished 2012 in spectacular form, winning both the HSBC FEI Classics events at Burghley and Pau and will also be hoping to break his duck.

The event may also provide the elusive third leg of the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing for Britain's William Fox- Pitt, after his victories at Burghley 2011 and Kentucky in 2012.

For the final time cross-country day, over a similar course to the one built but not jumped last year, will run on the Sunday of the trials after two days of dressage. Badminton concludes with the final jumping round on Bank Holiday Monday.

Proceedings get going on the Thursday with the recreational riders’ Mitsubishi Motors Grassroots Championships, which will feature both the 2013 and the postponed 2012 classes.

Early booking of tickets is advised, particular for the camping site and grandstand tickets for the final day, both of which have been a sell out in recent years.

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