Tradestand applications open soon and new sponsor announced.

Mars Equestrian – the home of Spillers - is to be the presenting sponsor when Badminton Horse Trials returns on 4 – 8 May next year.

The five-star international fixture was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to coronavirus. 

“We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back,” said the Duke of Beaufort, whose Badminton estate in Gloucestershire hosts the event. 

Event director Jane Tuckwell said it was “very much all systems go” for a “bumper Badminton 2022.”

Trade stand applications open next month (October) and the box office in January.  

Mars Equestrian, part of Mars, Incorporated, is the link between the Spillers, Pedigree, Royal Canin and Mars Bar brands and the equestrian community. 

Snickers, the famous chocolate bar, was named after a beloved Mars family horse more than 80 years ago. 

Today, Mars, Incorporated comprises five business segments including Mars Petcare, Mars Wrigley, Mars Food, and Mars Edge, operating in 80 countries with 125,000 associates. 

The Petcare segment makes up the largest portion of the business with 50-plus global brands including Spillers, Waltham, Pedigree and Whiskas.

Badminton 2022 timetable

Wednesday, May 4th               Grassroots Championship 

Thursday, May 5th                  CCI5* Dressage 

Friday, May 6th                       CCI5* Dressage 

Saturday, May 7th                   CCI5* Cross-Country 

Sunday, May 8th                      CCI5* Show Jumping Finale and Prize giving