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Badminton Horse Trials: 7 things you mustn’t forget to pack

PUBLISHED: 17:03 28 April 2015 | UPDATED: 09:34 21 July 2015

Gemma Tattersall and Jesters Quest jump the Open Ditch during the cross-country phase of Badminton Horse Trials 2007. (Henry Bucklow/Lazy Photography (Sffubs))

Gemma Tattersall and Jesters Quest jump the Open Ditch during the cross-country phase of Badminton Horse Trials 2007. (Henry Bucklow/Lazy Photography (Sffubs))


Badminton Horse Trials takes place on 6-10 May 2015 in Gloucestershire – we pick 7 things to pack to ensure you channel the Cotswold style at the most prestigious event in the equestrian calendar

BVS Bespoke Grafton HandbagBVS Bespoke Grafton Handbag

An amazing bag: the BVS Bespoke Grafton Handbag

Big enough for binoculars and a camera, as well as your other daily essentials, the Grafton Handbag will be designed to your specification in the colours and materials of your choice – luxuriously beautiful, yet practical.

Cableknit LambswoolThrowCableknit LambswoolThrow


A snugly blanket: the Lily and Lime Lambswool Throw

If you decide to make a weekend of it and camp at Badminton, then this cable knit blanket from Lily and Lime is a must-have to ensuring a cosy camping evening.

Dog Breed Logo Golf UmbrellaDog Breed Logo Golf Umbrella


Beat the weather: the Giraffe-shop Golf Umbrella

It’s a fact of life that if you forget the umbrella it's bound to rain, so don’t get caught out at Badminton with this cool canine-inspired brolly. Plus, whether you love a black Labrador or a Bichon Frise, you can choose the breed of dog print to adorn it!

Sterling silver snaffle bracelet from Hiho SilverSterling silver snaffle bracelet from Hiho Silver


An equine-inspired bracelet: The Hiho Silver Snaffle Bracelet

Use your jewellery to channel the Badminton vibe with a solid sterling silver and two tone bracelet - first brought to the UK for the Badminton Horse Trials; the piece has been a best seller from the word go.

Toggi Canyon Riding BootToggi Canyon Riding Boot


A pair of comfy waterproof boots: the Toggi Canyon Riding Boots

The mud will be no match in a pair of these stylish riding boots. Perfect for riding, but also great for strolling around the British countryside whatever the weather.

Harris Tweed Grass Green Herringbone Purse with Liberty Lawn Lining.Harris Tweed Grass Green Herringbone Purse with Liberty Lawn Lining.


A tweed accessory: the Harris Tweed coin purse

It’s practically the uniform at Badminton, but if you don’t fancy going too full on with the tweed this year, then try some accessories in this gorgeous heritage fabric to complete your day look.

Hampton Gourmet TrotterHampton Gourmet Trotter


A picnic feast: the Hampton Gourmet Trotter

Described as the Range Rover of picnicking, the picnic hamper from Gourmet Trotter means you can tuck into a picnic lunch in style. Full of everything you need to have civilised meal al fresco – from glasses and porcelain plates to salt and pepper grinders.


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