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Badminton Horse Trials
Badminton
Glos.
GL9 1DF
Three-days of thrilling equestrian action will be taking place at the Badminton Horse Trials 2009, in Gloucestershire once again this spring. It is the premier horse trials event in the UK.
Badminton was first held in 1949 by the 10th Duke of Beaufort in order to let British riders train for future international events and was advertised as "the most important horse event in Britain". It was the second three day event held in Britain, with the first being its inspiration - the 1948 Olympics.