The winner of next year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials will be taking home a cheque for £100,000 with the prizemoney hitting six figures for the first time.

A 10% increase in the overall prize pot means that £360,000 will be up for grabs, with prize money going down to 20th place.

Forty years ago, in 1976, the top prize for winning Badminton was £1,000.

“It has long been our policy to regard owners and riders as the first call on such commercial success as the event has, and to keep the prize money well ahead of inflation,” said Event Director, Hugh Thomas.

“I am also especially proud of the fact that the connections of every horse that finishes takes away more than it cost them to enter”.

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