All the Kiwi horses are safely through the first horse inspection at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.  The dressage for the 78-strong CCI4* field gets underway at 8.30pm this evening (NZ time) and will continue for two days. New Zealand has 10 combinations on the card, including former winners Andrew Nicholson and Sir Mark Todd, pictured here with Leonidas II during the horse inspection overnight.

Click “Play” below to listen to an interview with defending champion Andrew Nicholson

Click “Play” below to listen to an interview with Sir Mark Todd



Click here for the Full Start list and Times


UK Time

NZ Time

Caroline Powell & Up Up And Away

Thur 3rd 9.30am

Thur 3rd 8.30pm

Andrew Nicholson & Nereo

Thur 3rd 9.54am

Thur 3rd 8.45pm

Mark Todd & Leonidas

Thur 3rd 10.10am

Thur 3rd 9.10pm

Dan Jocelyn & Dassett Cool Touch

Thur 3rd 11.26am

Thur 3rd 10.26pm

Andy Daines & Spring Panaorama

Thur 3rd 2.24pm

Fri 4th 1.24am

Tim Price & Ringwood Sky Boy

Thur 3rd 2.48pm

Fri 4th 1.48am

Ginny Thompson & Star Nouveau

Thur 3rd 4.12pm

Fri 4th 3.12am

Jonelle Price & Classic Moet

Fri 4th 12.22pm

Fri 4th 11.22pm

Mark Todd & Kiltubrid Rhapsody

Fri 4th 3.56pm

Sat 5th 2.56am

Caroline Powell & On The Brash

Fri 4th 4.12pm

Sat 5th 3.12am



UK Time

NZ Time

First Horse Inspection

Wed 2nd May 4.30pm

Thur 3rd  3.30am

Dressage Day One

Thur 3rd 9.00am – 5.00pm

Thur 3rd  8.00pm – 4.00am

Dressage Day Two

Fri 4th May 9.00am – 5.00pm

Sat 5th 8.00pm – 4.00am

Cross Country

Sat 5th May 11.30am – 5.00pm

Sat 5th 10.30pm – 4.00am

Jumping – First Part

Sun 6th May 11.30am

Sun 6th 10.30pm

Jumping – Top 20

Sun 6th May  2.45pm

Mon 7th 1.45am 


CLICK HERE to watch all the coverage FREE via Badminton TV including the First Horse Inspection



By Diana Dobson – HP Media Liaison

Photos by Libby Law/ESNZ