Badminton Horse TrialsVoted the most prestigious equestrian event of the year, the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials will be hosted during the Easter Bank holiday weekend. Hopefully this might give parents something to do with the kids that weekend that won’t cost the earth.

It is held at the Duke of Beaufort’s Gloucestershire Park on the 21st to the 25th April 2011. Suitable for the whole family, the three day event sports a friendly atmosphere and many side attractions for non-equestrian spectators. This is the first time in more than 20 years that this traditional event has been held during the school holidays thanks to Easter being so late. Make the most of the opportunity now.

On the final day of Trials, Duke Beaufort (Host) and MD of Mitsubishi Motor UK will be joined by HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein, President of the International Equestrian Federation will be in attendance to give out awards. The final day has been argued to be the most glamorous day of the event.

A shopping village with over 250 stands are sure to keep most entertained. Handmade rocking horses will be one of many traditional products making an appearance. Host of the event, The Duke of Beaufort, has a traditional rocking horse made by Stevenson Brothers and proudly displays it in the Badminton House. Attend the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials and take a look at the handmade rocking horses and other famous brands for yourself.