The 2021 Badminton Horse Trials has been cancelled and will no longer be held from 5-9 May as planned. It had been hoped that the event would go ahead behind closed doors, but the current situation with the pandemic means this will not be possible. The provisional dates for Badminton Horse Trials 2022 are 4-8 May 2022.
Regarding this, is Badminton Horse Trials happening?
Organisers have today announced the cancellation of this year’s edition of the Badminton Horse Trials, one of six annual horse trials that is graded as CCI5*, the highest level of International Equestrian Federation competition.
Keeping this in view, what is the purpose of Badminton Horse Trials?
Badminton Horse Trials is one of the toughest and most exciting equestrian events – the pinnacle of the worldwide horse trials calendar. Horses and riders complete the competition over 4 days, each day consisting of a different discipline.
What are the rules of singles badminton?
The Laws of Badminton
- A match consists of the best of 3 games of 21 points.
- Every time there is a serve – there is a point scored.
- The side winning a rally adds a point to its score.
- At 20 all, the side which gains a 2 point lead first, wins that game.
- At 29 all, the side scoring the 30th point, wins that game.
“MARS Equestrian™ is thrilled to become an Official Partner of Badminton Horse Trials” said William Clements, Vice President of global sponsorships and sports marketing for Mars, Incorporated.
The 2021 event has been cancelled.
It takes place in April or May each year in the park of Badminton House, the seat of the Duke of Beaufort in South Gloucestershire, England.
Badminton is a 4 Star Event, the highest grade and one of only 6 such events in the world. Badminton is the oldest and generally accepted as the most prestigious event. Both riders and horses must qualify by completing other similar grade events in order to compete at Badminton.
Super Series tournaments offered minimum total prize money of USD250,000, with increment of USD25,000 each year up to 2017.
At the 2015 competition the winner took home £80,000 and the total prize money was approximately £330,000. In 2017 the total prize money was £360,000 with £100,000 going to the winner. In 2018 the winner took home £100,00 and the overall prize fund (including competitors placed to 20th position) was £360,750.