Badminton Horse Trials are thrilled to announce that MARS EQUESTRIAN™ Sponsorship are to become the presenting sponsor for the 2022 Horse Trials taking place between Wednesday 4th and Sunday 8th May at The Duke of Beaufort’s Badminton estate in Gloucestershire.

“I am delighted that MARS EQUESTRIAN will be a presenting sponsor at Badminton 2022 and we are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back next year.” commented The Duke of Beaufort.

MARS EQUESTRIAN sponsorship by Mars, Incorporated is the link between their iconic brands including SPILLERS™, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN® Brands and the MARS® Bar, and the equestrian community. For generations, Mars has celebrated a rich equestrian heritage, and through purposeful partnerships, Mars is committed to equestrian sport and building an enduring legacy.

“MARS EQUESTRIAN Sponsorship are thrilled to become the presenting Partner of Badminton Horse Trials” said William Clements, Vice President of global sponsorships and sports marketing for Mars, Incorporated. “Through this partnership, we hope to honor the equestrian legacy of MARS and engage spectators with our iconic brands as we work to achieve our vision of a better world for horses, pets, and their owners. Mars, Incorporated is a family-owned business that has been creating products and services that people, and their four legged family members, love for over 100 years. Horses are deeply rooted in Mars’ history dating back to the 1930’s.”

Event Director Jane Tuckwell added, “MARS EQUESTRIAN Sponsorship increased commitment to Badminton is fantastic news for everyone involved. It’s very much all systems go and we are busy preparing to invite the exhibitors next month and will be opening the Box Office in January. We are all looking forward to a bumper Badminton 2022.”

Badminton, which is a 5-star international event (the highest level, CCI5*), was founded in 1949 and takes place on The Duke of Beaufort’s estate in Gloucestershire.


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 Prizegiving