Schöffel Country at Badminton Horse Trials
25th April 2019 by Schöffel Country
Who can resist an afternoon spent by the famous water jump, watching these amazing men and women guide their brave horses over fences that we could barely clamber over? The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, held from 1 May to 5 May, at Badminton in Gloucestershire, is the top three-day event in the world and a fantastic day out for family and friends – this is the FA Cup Final of equine events.
The most popular day by far is, of course, the cross country day, on Saturday, and there are plenty of top riders to watch out for – including Brits Pippa Funnell, William Fox-Pitt, Oliver Townend and Kristina Cook, as well as New Zealand veterans Mark Todd and Andrew Nicholson, who bring their wealth of experience to the competition.
Celebrating its 70th year, the event will be bigger and better than ever, with some truly spectacular fences, including a table with water running over the top of it, and even a waterfall. So, whether you prefer to spend a few hours walking the four-mile course, stopping to watch competitors soar over the jumps, or to be at the last hurdle to cheer them home, the atmosphere is exciting and friendly. Peruse the fantastic shopping stands or head to the great food stalls for a delicious snack, or, best of all, take a picnic of your own making, a group of family and friends, and find a great spot with a good view to enjoy it. With 45 elements involving a jump, you’ll have plenty of spots to pick from. We’ve picked some favourite pieces from our great lines of spring and summer clothing that will not only keep you feeling comfortable and looking smart all day long, but will fit right in at Badminton, too.
The Padstow Polo shirt is crafted from 100% super soft cotton, and with a classic fit, is the ideal pairing for shorts or trousers this summer. Smart enough for outdoor events, the Polo shirt is also comfortable and casual, and best of all comes in a great range of colours.
A lightweight jumper is a must for the spring and summer, and the Merino ¼ Zip is soft, comfortable and breathable. The contrast elbows and neck give it a real country look, as well as making the jumper long-lasting, while the smart suede zip pull is practical and smart. A must-have for the chilly early mornings and late evenings.
Padstow Polo Shirt
Merino 1/4 Zip Jumper
Merino ¼ Zip Jumper
Thanks to the Cheltenham Jean’s tapered chino style, it is ideal for a smarter or more casual look. Made from soft cotton, the contrast lining gives it a flash of glamour, and a touch of elastane in the fabric means these jeans will have a flattering fit for many a season.
A country classic
Made from premium quality fleece, the Lyndon Gilet is a year-round piece of clothing – over a shirt when the temperature drops during warmer months, or to keep your core cosy under waterproofs in autumn, winter or spring. Light and soft, it has a drawcord waist option for a flattering fit, while the Alcantara trim gives it a smart look. There is a plethora of stunning colours available, too, so be warned, you’ll certainly want more than one.
Lyndon Fleece Gilet
Explore the new collection with our stockist at Badminton this year.
Elm of Burford 167 Swangrove Street
Bredon Hill 169 Swangrove Street
Brocklehurst 82 Deerpark Drive
Badminton Horse Trials takes place Wednesday 1st May - Sunday 5th May, 2019
With thanks to Badminton Horse Trials for the images.