Upcoming eventing stars of the future and top-level horses and riders, including those from France and Holland, will compete for the international class titles, so there will be no shortage of eventing action to keep spectators enthralled throughout the weekend. Fans will also be thrilled to see outstanding local competitors performing, such as Imogen Murray from Leicestershire. Going into an Olympic year, Imogen and Ivan Gooden rank number 7 in the world as an Olympic qualified combination.
The Eventing Spring Carnival is to Badminton, as Queen’s is to Wimbledon, with top riders preparing for the worldwide Grand Slams. This is a fantastic opportunity to see Olympic medallists in action at the beginning of the season. Add to that a host of other features and a shopping village that includes crafts and artisan skills, and this is an event not to be missed.