If you can’t make it to the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (2-6 May, 2018) this year, there is good news because all phases are going to be available to watch thanks to Badminton’s livestream, which will be available here on HorseandHound.co.uk, as well as via Badminton’s own website.

In addition the BBC will be providing coverage of the cross-country and all the showjumping rounds during the afternoon session for UK viewers. Meanwhile, our on-site reporters will be updating our Badminton microsite throughout each day to keep you the up to date with the stories behind the action. Find out below how you can follow the action from the comfort of your sofa.

Badminton Horse Trials TV coverage 2018

Watching in the UK

  • Wednesday 2 May – 4.30pm-5.30pm – live footage of the first horse inspection followed by Mitsubishi Motors Cup presentations (approximately 6pm) available on Badminton’s livestream on HorseandHound.co.uk
  • Thursday 3 May – 9am-5pm – Live footage of every test during the day’s dressage action, plus the lunchtime dressage demo available on Badminton’s livestream on HorseandHound.co.uk
  • Friday 4 May – 9am-5pm – Live footage of every test during the day’s dressage action, plus the lunchtime dressage demo available on Badminton’s livestream on HorseandHound.co.uk
  • Saturday 5 May: 11.30am-5pm live cross-country on BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website. The Badminton livestream will not be available to UK viewers on cross-country day
  • Sunday 6 May: the final horse inspection on Sunday morning from 8.30am and the morning showjumping session from 11.30am will be available on Badminton’s livestream on HorseandHound.co.uk.
  • Sunday 6 May: the afternoon session of the showjumping phase from 2pm, plus presentations at the end of the competition will be available via the BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website – not via the Badminton livestream
  • Sunday 6 May: UK viewers can watch cross-country highlights between 12.30 and 2pm followed by showjumping highlights at 5.30pm on BBC2

Watching outside the UK only (all times BST)

  • Wednesday 2 May – 4.30pm-5.30pm – live footage of the first horse inspection followed by Mitsubishi Motors Cup presentations (6pm) available on Badminton’s livestream. Viewers in in the USA, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and Australia can watch coverage on H&C Play
  • Thursday 3 May – 9am-5pm – Live footage of every test during the day’s dressage action, plus the lunchtime dressage demo available on Badminton’s livestream. French and Belgian viewers can tune into Equideo for coverage with French commentary. Viewers in in the USA, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and Australia can watch coverage on H&C Play
  • Friday 4 May – 9am-5pm – Live footage of every test during the day’s dressage action, plus the lunchtime dressage demo available on Badminton’s livestream. French and Belgian viewers can tune into Equideo for coverage with French commentary. Viewers in in the USA, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and Australia can watch coverage on H&C
  • Saturday 5 May – 11.30am-5pm – Live coverage of all cross-country rounds can be watched in the USA, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and Australia on H&C. French and Belgian viewers can tune into Equideo for coverage with French commentary, while the rest of the world (excluding the UK audience: see details above) can watch via Badminton’s livestream
  • Sunday 6 May – Viewers based outside UK can watch all showjumping rounds, the final horse inspection and prize giving via the Badminton livestream (see above for UK viewers). French and Belgian viewers can tune into Equideo for coverage with French commentary. Viewers in in the USA, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and Australia can watch coverage on H&C

Join us online

Visit www.horseandhound.co.uk/tag/badminton-horse-trials for all the latest news from our team of reporters working on site at the event. The website will be kept up to date with course pictures, twice daily reports and video interviews from top riders, plus blogs from our Badminton first-timers throughout the event.

Don’t miss our bumper Badminton preview issue of Horse & Hound magazine including Mary King’s thoughts on every fence on the cross-country course (on sale 26 April 2018), our pull-out form guide featuring all the riders (on sale 10 May 2018) and our special in-depth report on all the action, complete with expert analysis (on sale 11 May 2017).