Badminton Horse Trials, presented by Mars Equestrian, has chosen AAUK as its Charity of the Year for 2023. The prestigious event, held every year on The Duke of Beaufort’s estate in South Gloucestershire, attracts top eventers from all over the world, along with tens of thousands of visitors.

This year, it will start a day later than planned to allow for the Coronation of Charles lll and the Queen Consort on Saturday 6 May 2023. The event, which comprises dressage, cross country and show jumping disciplines, will run 3-8 May 2023. Jane Tuckwell, Event Director, commented: “Badminton Horse Trials is delighted to welcome on board Air Ambulances UK as their Charity 2023 as it does so much to support equestrian sport and rural communities and we wish them very successful fundraising throughout the association.”

Simmy Akhtar, Air Ambulances UK CEO, said: “We are extremely proud and honoured to be chosen as the charity of the year for Badminton Horse Trials 2023, presented by Mars Equestrian. We’re excited to have the opportunity to showcase the lifesaving work of the UK air ambulance charities who work tirelessly to bring the Emergency Department to the patient, no matter where they are – often including unfortunate riding incidents. We look forward to welcoming and engaging with visitors, participants, supporters and suppliers at our stand during the event.”

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