This year marks the 26th year that Mitsubishi motors have been the title sponsors for Badminton Horse Trials. Mitsubishi Motors became the title sponsor of this premier three-day event back in 1992.
This years trials take place from the 3rd-7th may at Badminton park and is one of only six 4 star top-level global equestrian events. This years competition also has a records high first prize fund of £100,000! The prize money is awarded down to 20th place. all those who compete are given their entry fee back as well as a small set amount.
Alongside being the title sponsor for Badminton Horse Trials, Mitsubishi Motors Cup competition runs from the 2nd-3rd May this year.
the Mitsubishi Motors Cup offers the chance for 'amateur' riders to quality through the season all over Great Britain for Badminton every year. This competition is held at BE90 and BE100 level.
The winners of the Mitsubishi Motors Cup are given a new vehicle from the Mitsubishi range to use for a whole year alongside prize money, a trophy and a commemorative plaque to keep.
Each year Mitsubishi have incorporated their vehicles into the Cross-Country course at Badminton and will most commonly line up their famous Mitsubishi L200 Trucks back to back to create a hair raising jump to challenge the competitors abilities.
Some of the jumps are even named after different Mitsubishi Models to keep in with the Mitsubishi Motors sponsor theme. This year sees jumps names such as PHEV Fallen Tree, Mirage Step, Shogun Hollow and Outlander Wagon.