Badminton Horse Trials Trot Up 2018: The Fashion Report

Our popular annual Fashion Report from the Trot Up gives you the lowdown on the best looks and provides some inspiration for your retail therapy...

The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials has officially started and the Trot Up took place in front of Badminton House this afternoon. The presentation of the horses and riders has always been an important occasion for spectators and this year was no different. Team supporters and fans gathered in great numbers to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s best event horses and riders. The paparazzi were also out in force as the sun shone brightly down on the ‘catwalk’ for the opening day of the famous equestrian gathering.

The main focus during the inspection is the health and fitness of the horses. However, the Trot Up does give an eager audience the opportunity to see some of the leading countryside fashion brands worn by the top riders as they present their horses. The shopping village is hugely popular at Badminton and many of the boutiques are packed with tweeds, trilbys and stylish outfits. Our annual Fashion Report from the Trot Up gives you the lowdown on the best looks and provides some inspiration for your retail therapy…


Badminton Horse Trials Trot Up: The Fashion Report

Georgie Spence was dressed to impress in a military style knee length tweed coat, with matching camel boots by Fairfax & Favor. The coat was from Holland Cooper and Georgie also wore sunglasses to complete her high-fashion look. Military jackets were a popular choice during the afternoon, with contrasting button detail on many ensuring each one was unique…

Danielle Dunn made a bold statement with a green velvet coat that received the nod of approval from many onlookers as it shimmered in the sun…

Alexander Bragg was among the most stylish men at the Badminton Horse Trials Trot Up, with a matching tweed waistcoat and jacket… 

We loved the flashes of red that ran throughout Louise Harwood’s outfit. The collar and pocket detailing matched her Chelsea boots… 

Tom McEwen opted for a light blue shirt and tie. He joined many of the male riders who decided to wear a suit for the formal setting… 

Clare Abbott followed the tweed jacket trend and she was accompanied by many in her choice of ankle boots as footwear…

The photographers went wild for Selena O’Hanlon’s outfit. She waltzed down like a supermodel in her nautical inspired two piece by House of Angelis, which is a family fashion business in Ontario…

Ben Hobday was one of the few men to wear a longline blazer and this was well suited to the blustery day… 

Kate Honey could have been at Cheltenham Races in her stylish ensemble. Her maroon feather trilby looked fantastic… 

Caroline Powell paired a grey tweed jacket, with white jeans. White jeans are often worn at the Trop Up and they have become a wardrobe staple for event riders and supporters alike… 

Pippa Funnell went for a simple pop of colour with her vibrant orange coat. It was very much admired and she looked effortlessly stylish… 

Our favourite look of the day was worn by Virginia Thompson. Her beautiful floating skirt with lace detail looked sophisticated and worked well with the light. She paired it with a white blouse to create a stylish monochrome look and earns the title of Sloaney Season’s Best Dressed

Flora Harris chose a pale green cape to add some colour to her attire… 

Gemma Tattersall also went for white trousers but decided on a smart tailored jacket, rather than a cape…

Another outfit that caught our eye at the Badminton Horse Trials Trot Up was worn by Georgie Strang. Her leopard print skirt stood out from the crowd. It was fun and looked chic thanks to every other part of her outfit being black… Badminton Horse Trials Trot Up


Insider Tip

Heading to Badminton Horse Trials this week? The Skinny Lager bar is the perfect spot in the sun by the lake to enjoy a drink and has a great view for Saturday’s Cross Country 


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