We are counting down the days until Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2018. It’s one of our favourite events and Horse & Country will be there from start to finish to bring you all the latest news.

LIVE stream

This year, H&C will be hosting an exclusive LIVE stream of all five days of Badminton! H&C is the only place you can watch all of the action in Australia, and it’s an event that’s not to be missed. Our coverage begins on Wednesday 2nd May, where your favourite riders will be taking part in the trot-up and getting ready for the week’s competition. Thursday and Friday will host the technical Dressage section, while Saturday has many people’s favourite part of the event – the Cross Country. After the thrills and spills of the major day at Badminton, things get heated in the Show Jumping ring on Sunday, as the top riders battle it out for a place on the podium.

The Aussie contingent features Olympian Sam Griffiths; international event rider and previous Badminton winner Paul Tapner; crowd favourites Warren Lamperd and Bill Levett; as well as the legendary Lucinda Green’s very talented daughter Lissa Green.

Exclusive preview show

Last year was thrilling as always, with kiwi Andrew Nicholson finally achieving a win after 37 attempts in 33 years.

The tough cross-country saw a number of top riders run into problems. It was Eric Winter’s first year as course designer and he didn’t hold his punches. Out of 80 starters, only 32 went clear, 32 were retired or eliminated and only Tim Price and Michael Jung managed to make it home inside the time.

So what has Eric planned for this year? You can find out in our EXCLUSIVE half-hour preview show, which goes out ahead of the event on Wednesday 18 April.

Jenny Rudall will be interviewing Eric Winter and getting the inside track on what challenges the riders can expect. She will also be speaking to Andrew about his win last year and his plans for Badminton 2018.

Access-all-areas

Horse & Country will then be at the live event, for all five days, bringing you news, interviews and gossip. This year we are delighted to be providing social media for Badminton – in addition to our own Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages – so you are guaranteed access-all-areas coverage.

If all this wasn’t enough, we then have a one-hour highlights programme, which goes out the week after Badminton.

Don’t miss Badminton 2018 Preview when it premieres online on Horse & Country TV on Wednesday 18 April at 8pm. You can then stream live coverage of all five days of the event from Wednesday 2nd to Sunday 6th May 2018 on H&C. This will be followed by highlights of the event, with Badminton 2018 on Saturday May 12 at 8pm. Both the preview and highlights shows will then be available to watch on Catch Up.