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CLA Southwest: Badminton- Course Walk with Alexander Bragg and Two-Course Lunch

Aimed primarily at those who make up the CLA Next Generation Group, this event offers the opportunity for the next generation of landowners to form meaningful connections with the CLA and their peers.  

Badminton Horse Trials

Badminton Horse Trials, staged within the beautiful grounds of the Badminton Estate, was first held in 1949 by the 10th Duke of Beaufort in order to let British riders train for international events. It is one of only six CCI5* events in the world marking Badminton out as a challenging competition at the pinnacle of the sport of eventing. Competitors compete in three disciplines; dressage, show jumping and cross country, with the winner taking home £105,000.

The Grassroots Championships, held over the two days prior to the famous international event, brings together winners from Regional Finals from around the country to contest the British Eventing Championship held at BE90 and BE100 level. It provides grassroots riders with the opportunity to compete on the hallowed turf of Badminton.

Alexander Bragg

British rider Alexander made his Badminton debut in 2017 and completed the following year. He returned last year but did not complete (King of the Hill). In 2022 with Quindiva he was 10th in the 4*L at Blenheim. Badminton will be the mares first 5*.

He made his four-star debut at Burghley 2016, has competed on British Nations Cup teams, was a reserve for the European Championships in 2017 and made the long-list for the World Equestrian Games in 2018. With former 5* ride Zagreb he completed Burghley, Badminton, Pau and Luhmühlen and in 2021 was 18th at Pau with King of the Hill.  


10.15am – Arrival, tea/coffee, bacon (or egg) baps at lakeside pavilion

11.00am – Course walk with Alexander Bragg

1.20pm – Return to lakeside pavilion

1.30pm- Two course lunch


MAINS – with hot buttered potatoes

• Fillet of salmon with watercress mayonnaise or avocado & crème fraiche cream

• Poached chicken with a tarragon sauce and pea shoot garnish

• Pea, asparagus & goats cheese tart – V

• Classic homemade coleslaw with pumpkins seeds

• Roasted butternut squash salad with spinach, pine nuts & feta


• Strawberry & pistachio Pavlova with strawberry coulis

• Classic lemon tart with raspberries & thick cream

• Profiteroles with rich chocolate sauce

White/Red wine & sparkling elderflower is included.

Please send your menu choices to along with any dietaries.

PLEASE NOTE: Your ticket does not include entry into the Horse Trials which will need to be purchased separately through

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Event Details

Wednesday 8 May 2024
10:15AM - 2:30PM
Badminton Horse Trials , Badminton, GL9 1DD
£108 inc VAT