Badminton Horse Trials - 1-5 May - This is a three-day event, one of only six annual Concours Complet International (CCI) 4* event as classified by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI). It takes place each year in the park of Badminton House, the seat of the Duke of Beaufort.
The Beaufort Polo Club, located near Tetbury, is the foremost centre for the development of polo in The Cotswolds. Home to the famous Tomlinson polo dynasty, you can always to assured of watching or playing polo here of the highest quality at every level from 2 to 20 goal. Tournaments are held throughout the summer months.
Cheltenham Festivals - the town’s internationally acclaimed festivals: Jazz (1-6 May); Science (4-9 June); Music (5-14 July), and Literature (4-13 October) attract more than 2500 of the world’s finest musicians, writers, scientists, performers and thinkers who are invited to entertain and inspire festival audiences of all ages. Almost 1,000 events are attended by over 215,000 people. By championing the best up-and-coming young talent, celebrating the work of established artists and commissioning unique and surprising performances, the Cheltenham Festivals remain a cultural force to be reckoned with.