|England - Badminton Horse Trials|
|The Badminton Horse Trials - are sponsored by Mitsubishi. It was the 10th Duke of Beaufort-Master-whose idea it was to hold an event in his Gloucestershire Park in order that British riders could train for future international events.
The first event was held in 1949 and there was only 22 starters from two countries. Now Badminton is a major international Equestrian event with the worlds top riders from the USA , the Southern Hemisphere & Europe competing in in many disciplines.