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Top Five Country Style Shops to Visit at Badminton Horse Trials

Next week when turning the calendar page over to May brings only excitement to all equestrian enthusiasts. This means Badminton Horse Trials is on the horizon! This prestigious event in the equestrian year is now only a short while away, with tens of thousands of dedicated equine and countryside fans flocking to this tiny village in South Gloucestershire.

Badminton Shopping Village

Badminton is famous for putting on top class equestrian sporting action, but also for its huge shopping village which is another highlight of the event. There is not only a vast collection of shops displaying equestrian products and clothing but everything you need to wear in the countryside or fill your home with country style designs.

Here we give you the top five country style stands that you must visit this year at Badminton, where we can guarantee you will make a lovely purchase.

Timothy Foxx – Eccentric British Styled Tweed & Casual Clothing

Timothy Foxx focuses on elegance and clever design which is the main feature of their clothing range. No matter what shape you are, you will feel amazing in their clothes. The range of products has now been expanded to appeal to customers of all ages from stunning men’s tweed jackets, waistcoats and accessories, funky tweed hotpants and mini skirts for the teens and sophisticated jackets and knee length skirts for ladies who are after a suit to wear at the races. Make sure you visit them at Hinnegar Way, Stand No. 240

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Country Traditionals – Finest Handcrafted Stoneware

Country Traditionals wonderful stoneware is handcrafted and designed by highly skilled craftsmen in Poland. Their designs mix and match beautifully looking stylish and elegant on any country dresser or table. The pottery is chip resistant, oven proof, microwave and dishwasher safe. Visit their stand at Somerset Way, Stand No. 251

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Grays Est 1922 – Equestrian Inspired Leather Accessories

Grays Established in 1922 is an English brand offering luxury equestrian themed designer handbags, purses and wallets along with British themed country gifts. Their high quality accessories compliment any rural outfit or countryside home with the British countryside at its heart. Visit them at Swangrove Street, Stand No. 178

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Hicks & Brown – Timeless Fedora designs 

Hicks & Brown offers a collection of beautifully designed hats to complement a town or country lifestyle. Started by sisters Alice and Rosie, their thoughtful and inventive approach to their high quality products is reflected in their timeless collections of Fedoras and Trilby hats. Visit Hicks & Brown at Swangrove Street, Stand No. 55

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The Dartmoor Shepherd – Stunning Sheepskin Rugs

The Dartmoor Shepherd was founded by Lewis and Flora suppling high quality unique British sheepskins. Their range of sheepskins are shaggy, thick and heavy which last up to ten times longer than other British or imported rugs. Their sheepskins make any countryside home interior feel warm, inviting but stylish too. Please visit them at Worcester Way Stand No. 4

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Badminton Shopping Village opening hours:

Wednesday 1st  May:  10am – 6pm
Thursday 2nd  & Friday 3rd May: 9am – 6pm
Saturday 4th May: 9am – 7pm
Sunday 5th May: 9am – 4pm

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