As cross-country day at this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials fast approaches, we take a look at what lies ahead for riders on Saturday 7 May.

Designed by Guiseppe Della Chiesa for the third consecutive year, will the cross-country course prove influential in 2016?

Fence 1: ASX Starter

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Fences 2 and 3: Park Piece Hedges

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Fences 4 and 5abc: HorseQuest Quarry

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View up to fence 5bc

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Alternative fence 5a

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Alternative fence 5b

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Alternative fence 5c

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Fence 6: Oxer Chicane

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Fence 7ab: Irish Horse Gateway — Huntsmans Close

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Fence 7a side view

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Fence 7a alternative

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Fence 7b

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Fence 7b alternative

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Fence 8: Wadworth Lower Lake

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Fence 8 side view

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Fence 9ab: Jack Wills Garden

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Fence 10: Fallen Tree

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Fence 11, 12ab: Swindon Designer Outlet

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Fence 13: FEI Classics Stick Pile

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Fence 14 and 15: Mirage Pond

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Left-handed fence 15

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Right-handed fence 15

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Fence 16: PHEV Oxer

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Fence 17, 18 and 19: Gatehouse New Pond

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Fence 18 side view

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Fence 19 side view

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Alternative 18 (jump fence 17 backwards)

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Alternative 19

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Fence 20: Rolex Grand Slam Hedge

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Fence 21ab: KBIS Vicarage Vee

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Side view of 21 ab

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Alternative 21a

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Alternative 21b

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Fence 22ab: Outlander Bank

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Alternative fence 22a

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Alternative fence 22b

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Fence 23ab: Shogun Hollow

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Fence 23b alternative

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Fence 24ab: World Horse Welfare Gates

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Fence 25: Silver Anniversary L200s

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Fence 26abc: The Lake

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Landing side of fence 26a

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Fence 26bc alternative

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Fence 27 and 28: Alexanders Silver Birch

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Fence 29: Countryside Tree

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Fence 30abc: Savills Escalator

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Fence 31: Devoucoux Keepers Brush

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Fence 32ab: Rolex Crossing

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Carvings on the back of fence 32

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Fence 33: Mitsubishi Finale

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You can keep up-to-date with all the action from Badminton with H&H Live every day this week on horseandhound.co.uk.

Don’t miss the second part of H&H’s Badminton preview, including a full form guide and a scorecard to fill in for every rider, on sale tomorrow (Thursday 5 May 2016).