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Kennels and Catteries. Some take in strays so if you are looking for a rescue animal give them a call.

Duke Of Beaufort

Kennel Dr, Badminton GL9 1DJ, UK – 01454 218282

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Badminton Horse Trials

High St, Badminton GL9 1DF, UK – 01454 218272

Well-run event with great hospitality, amazing shopping and quality competition. A perfect family day out.

Great annual equestrian event held in the grounds of the Duke of Beaufort's house. There are a few days of dressage, cross country and finally show jumping every year in early May. The weather is generally pleasant, but often very windy. It can be wet and muddy depending or the previous week's weather. Bring clothes for a pleasant early summer day, but also definitely bring wellies and a tweed coat (or two!) even if it remains in the car. This, along with Burghley are two of the big annual horse-trial events, with plenty for equestrian type and causal observers alike. There are a large number of known brand trade stalls; the likes of Joules, Barbour, Fairfax and Favor as well as various niche country and equestrian stands, Country Living, art and sculpture related traders, and furniture. There is also a lot of food stalls, though at typical 'show prices' there is a good range and a chance to try things like pheasant goujons, and lamb burgers as well as local specialities like Herefordshire cider. There is also 'generic food' like burgers or fish and chips for those feeling less adventurous. Saturday Cross Country is the most well attended with probably around 100,000 visitors, however as the course is so vast crowding is not really an issue.

The Badminton Estate

South Gloucestershire, Badminton GL9 1DD, UK – 01454 218203

Such a great week end watching the cross country and show jumping. Will definitely be going again next year.

Interesting to see behind scenes of a great house and wonderful gardens Most people have heard of The Horse Trails but this was fascinating. Only Opens for Charity once a year

St Michael & All Angels C of E Church

The Vicarage, Badminton GL9 1ET, UK – 01454 218427

Links to wide range of animal charities.
Advice on animal care, how to donate, etc. The Blue Cross is dedicated to improving the lives of sick and unwanted pets; they take in animals of all shapes and sizes, from hamsters to horses, and find them loving new homes and make sure thousands more get the veterinary treatment they need when their owners cannot afford to pay.

UK charity helping to prevent cruelty to animals associated with sports such as fox hunting, game bird shooting and wildlife crime
Get advice from Vets on the Net. Ask veterinary questions and access pet first aid advice
Pet Care Advice plus news, campaigns, how to donate, etc.
Guide to badgers in the UK. Includes educational resources and offers books, videos and other merchandise.
Charity dedicated to raising funds for the conservation of native animals and their habitats in the UK. Their work is varied and extensive ranging from direct support for conservationists to involving the public and volunteers in practical action to help specific species and habitats.
Offers photos, facts, and a newsletter for people interested in the nature and countryside of Britain.
International chapter of the OFI working to increase awareness and understanding of conservation issues facing the endangered orangutan.
Marine conservation charity dedicated to forging links between people and the sea. ORCA is committed to the study of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and promoting their conservation through enthusing, inspiring and educating others.
WWF works to ensure a healthy future for people, species and their habitats, addressing global threats like climate change and environmental degradation.
Offers links to rescue orgnanisations, information about the breed, how to look after an adopted dog, and more.
Database for lost, stolen, and found animals.
Promotes the keeping, breeding, care, study, and conservation of this highly coloured and endangered species. Meetings are held in many UK locations.
Pet Care Advice
UK Hamster Society. Includes information on shows, monthly journal, events, and more.
Government site explaining what you have to do to bring your pet dog, cat or ferret into (or back into) the UK through the Pet Travel Scheme (or PETS for short) without putting it into quarantine. It also explains the requirements for bringing many other types of pet animals into the UK. This site also tells you about quarantine in the UK for animals that don't qualify for PETS.
Offers advice on medical problems for dog and cat owners in the UK.
This has got much more humane. The Pet Travel Scheme allows pet animals from certain countries to enter the UK without quarantine, as long as they meet certain conditions. The Scheme also means that people in the UK can, having taken their pets to these countries, bring them back without the need for quarantine