Not coming to the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials this year (21-25 April)? Never mind — there are plenty of ways to follow the action online.
Horse & Hound will be bringing you our live and interactive written commentary service during all three phases, thanks to the support of our sponsor SPILLERS Horse Feeds. If you would like to stay up to date with all the news from SPILLERS, why not join their Team SPILLERS page on facebook?
The dressage phase begins at around 10am on Good Friday, 22 April and H&H eventing editor Pippa Roome will be joined by top international dressage rider and trainer Anna Ross Davies. Anna will be sharing her insightful and witty comments throughout both days of dressage action.
On Easter Sunday (24 April), Pippa will be joined by H&H’s website editor Carol Phillips, who is also a big eventing fan, to bring you all the highs and lows of the cross-country phase, while on Easter Monday (25 April) Carol will be holding the fort as the competition comes to a close with the all-important final showjumping phase.
You can get involved with the coverage by taking part in polls and posting your comments, making this a really interactive way to watch Badminton.
We hope you will be able to join us and look forward to making this a really exciting event to follow this year. To make sure you don’t miss out, register for an email at www.horseandhound.co.uk/badminton2011live.
Other H&H coverage
The H&H website will carry daily reports on the action from Badminton, as well as blogs from staff members.
Pictures of the four-star and Grassroots Championships cross-country courses will be online on Thursday and there will be picture galleries of the action after the event.
Find all this, as well as pre-event news and a gallery of Andrew Hoy walking the course, at www.horseandhound.co.uk/badminton2011.
Badminton first-timer Ben Hobday has been blogging for H&H since January and will keep a daily diary during the event. Find all his blogs at www.horseandhound.co.uk/benhobday.
Grassroots Championship competitor Marie Ewen is also blogging for H&H. This blog is brought to you in association with NAF, associate sponsors to the Mitsubishi Motors Grassroots Championship. Find Marie’s blog at www.horseandhound.co.uk/grassroots.
Finally, don’t forget to buy H&H on 28 April for our 17-page special report, including comments from Mark Phillips and Carl Hester, full analysis of the cross-country course, Grassroots Championship report and more.
Official Badminton channels
The Badminton website is www.badminton-horse.co.uk.
Badminton has a new iPhone app this year, produced in assocation with HSBC which is free to download and use.
Download the app from iTunes — http://bit.ly/g0RrAd