Badminton Horse Trials is nearly upon us and for the first time the H&H team will be providing live, up-to-the-minute text commentary throughout the two dressage days.

Visit www.horseandhound.co.uk/badmintonlive to enjoy reading the informed opinion from our eventing editor, Pippa Roome, as she watches every horse and rider through the arena, plus a live scoreboard.

Click here to register for an email alert when commentary begins.

Before the action gets underway, you can get a sneak preview of every fence on the fully dressed cross-country track on Horseandhound.co.uk on Wednesday evening.

On Saturday and Sunday we will run twice-daily reports online, as well as daily blogs from H&H staff members throughout the event.

Rider Dee Kennedy has been keeping a weekly diary online detailing her build-up to her second Badminton. For Dee’s column archives, visit www.horseandhound.co.uk/diaries.

During the event, Dee will give a daily audio interview which you can find at www.horseandhound.co.uk/badminton2009. Don’t worry if you don’t have facilities to listen in — or are having a cheeky look at work and don’t want your boss to know — there will be a written summary too.

Stay up to date with all he news from Badminton Horse Trials at www.horseandhound.co.uk/badminton2009.