The event has a new host this year with the newly acceded 12th Duke of Beaumont, Harry Somerset, allowing his estate in the Cotswolds to be used. Fans took to social media to share the horror of the fall and their delight that Tapner and King had survived without a scratch. Wednesday, May 2 Gates open at 8am, tradestands at 10am 9am-4. Meanwhile, our on-site reporters will be updating our throughout each day to keep you the up to date with the stories behind the action. A highlight of the British equestrian calendar, the trials draw in thousands to the stunning venue for a mixture of sport, shopping and family-friendly fun.
Mark Todd won his fourth Badminton this year, more than 30 years after winning his debut appearance in 1980. Wednesday is also the day for the amateurs to show their worth in the Mitsubishi Motors Cup, competing in dressage, show jumping and cross-country. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Badminton but must be kept on a lead at all times. The crowd gasped as the dappled grey horse caught its hoof on the jump, plunged to the ground and slammed his head onto the turf. The rider, who won Badminton in 2010, brushed off the horrendous fall as 'acrobatics' and announced that both he and King were safe and sound on Twitter just forty minutes after the dramatic tumble. There will be plenty on show, with a full schedule of dressage, cross-country and jumping on show across the five days. .
The opening day will see a horse inspection followed by the declaration of the starters ahead of the first events. There are three main competitive equestrian disciplines which are designed to test horsemanship: dressage, showjumping and eventing. Check availability by giving them a ring on 01285 658444. One wrote on Twitter: 'Yikes, that's a rotational. Here's the full events schedule. The British number one won September's Burghley Horse Trials and April's Kentucky three-day event and will complete a clean sweep of major successes if he triumphs at Badminton.
Turn your dial to 106. The 35-year-old Yorkshireman would also earn £100,000 prize money for winning Badminton. The Grand Slam has only been achieved on two previous occasions, by Germany's Michael Jung and Britain's Pippa Funnell. 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. Any horse and rider in that top ten this year performed exceptionally. It is one of just six annual Four Star equestrian events and forms the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing alongside the Burghley Horse Trials and the Kentucky Three Day event. Badminton 2018 Preview premieres online on and on Wednesday 18 April at 8pm.
The Grand Slam is achieved by completing a clean sweep of the three major events on the Eventing calendar and consists of a £255,000 prize. What is more, for many people, the most enjoyable aspect of the sport is the bond you create with a horse. Matt Ryan from Badminton Radio and fashion blogger Sophie Callaghan will be joined by sports broadcaster Rupert Bell to commentate on the events. When first starting, it is common for riders to try each discipline before specialising based on their abilities and preferences. . Around 150,000 enthusiasts descended upon the estate today for the world-class eventing action.
After a brief spell in retirement, his resolve, self believe, and talent are as strong today as they've ever been. It has only been achieved on two previous occasions, by Britain's Pippa Funnell in 2003 and Germany's Michael Jung in 2016. In this short interview Mark talks about his delight at winning another Badminton after his comeback, and his favoured horse for the London 2012 Olympics. There will be a mother-and-baby unit open all week. With more than 3 decades of experience at the top of the sport are truly legendary with back to back individual Olympic gold medals and 5 Burghleys added to his Badminton successes and ever burgeoning trophy cabinet. The 2018 Badminton Horse Trials take place from Wednesday, May 2, to Sunday, May 6. Please check your local listings for more detailed information.
The station online will also be broadcasting live from the event. Share Tapner was thrown out of the saddle and landed on the ground before assistants quickly rushed to check that he was uninjured. A shopping village with more than 275 retailers will be open throughout the event for visitors to buy anything from artisan food to unisex clothing, homeware and toys. Advance booking for the campsite, car passes and personal admission tickets closed on April 23, however grandstand tickets and membership badges can still be booked in advance until April 27. If you are planning to attend the 2018 renewal here is a handy guide to make the most out of your visit.
Find other opportunities near you by visiting the and. She will also be speaking to Andrew about his win last year and his plans for Badminton 2018. Although horse riding might not seem like an obvious form of exercise, it pretty much involves all the muscles in your body in order to control the horse while maintaining posture and balance. Jenny Rudall will be interviewing course builder Eric Winter and getting the inside track on what challenges the riders can expect this year. In the mean-time, on Thursday evening, a cocktail party will be held.
The Cheshire-based rider, 40, was taken to South Meade hospital for observation but Topwood Beau was said to be uninjured. This year we are delighted to be providing social media for Badminton — in addition to our own , and pages — so you are guaranteed access-all-areas coverage. Fifty-six combinations will come forward for the final showjumping phase, which will begin at 11am for the lower-placed competitors. Thursday will see the dressage competition begin, with the conclusion on the Friday. Admission for children aged 12 and under is free. If you are interested in taking up horse riding, you can find a local riding school near you by visiting. Event start times are subject to change.
Both shows will then be available to watch on. You can still buy tickets on the gate, but be warned it is strictly cash only, so make sure you come prepared. Jenny Rudall will be interviewing Eric Winter and getting the inside track on what challenges the riders can expect. The 35-year-old Yorkshireman would also earn £100,000 prize money for winning Badminton. French and Belgian viewers can tune into Equideo for coverage with French commentary. The dressage takes place earlier in the week, with the cross country on Saturday, before Sunday's showjumping segment, which will decide the final placings. This will be followed by highlights of the event, with Badminton 2018 on Saturday May 12 at 8pm.