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The 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials was a thrilling event from start to finish, and you can watch all the best bits on Horse & Country in our exclusive highlights show.

Expert analysis

Badminton 2018 is an hour-long programme produced and presented by Jenny Rudall. It features highlights from all three phases, with exclusive commentary by Olympic-medallist Tina Cook, and event rider and TV presenter Spencer Sturmey, who offer expert analysis throughout.

Our cross-country coverage features all the thrills and spills as well as your favourite riders, including 2018 winner Jonelle Price, 2017 winner Andrew Nicholson, Oliver Townend, Pippa Funnell, Mark Todd and Gemma Tattersall.


Eric Winter’s 32-fence track caused fewer problems than last year, but it was still a predictably tough course. The soft going, following weeks of rain, made it an even harder challenge, as did the unseasonably hot weather on the big day.

There were 44 clear rounds out of 77 starters and only Jonelle came close to the optimum time, finishing just one second over. It was this fast time that saw her jump from 22nd place to the top of the leaderboard.

Following a nail-biting final day of showjumping Jonelle was crowned the first female winner at Badminton in 11 years.

Relive this incredible sporting event on Horse & Country when Badminton 2018 premieres on Saturday 12 May at 8pm