25 April 2011

Badminton Show Jumping Begins: TV and Radio Coverage Is Available

First things first: The top 20 rides begin at 2pm GMT.  Here's a link to today's order of go: http://www.badminton-horse.co.uk/results/2011_results/show_jumping_timetable.aspx 

Live Show Jumping results (you must refresh from time to time) http://www.badminton-horse.co.uk/results/2011_results/final_results.aspx

As for Television coverage:  If you're in the UK, the BBC is the way to go. The schedule for today is as follows:
Monday 3rd May  12.35 pm – 2.15 pm BBC 2 – Cross Country Highlights
      5.55pm – 6.30pm BBC 2 – Show Jumping   

Once again, as near as we can tell, the only TV viewing option for those of us unfortunate enough to not be in the UK (not sure about Sky Channel viewers here and I think there may be coverage on CNBC Europe) is the FEI pay-for-view service.  It's a shame but there it is. If you know of an alternative, please let us know.  We posted the FEI viewer/link for convenience sake despite the fact that when you visit Eventing Day, you will likely hear it running in the background.  It can be distracting: http://www.eventingday.com/2011/04/badminton-cross-country-and-stadium.html

Or, may we suggest you do what we're doing?  Listen to Badminton Horse Trials Radio and follow the #bht2011 hash tag on twitter.com (just search #bht2011 in the search box).  Just remember that if you're on a Mac, you must use Safari, Chrome, or Itunes.  There are constant informative and fun tweets by those who are offering great professional and spectator provided coverage for free! If you use your imagination, it's a great time with excellent commentary! Again, follow the BHT2011 hash tag.

Horse and Hound's interactive coverage is also a great way to follow along for the video-less: http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/competitionnews/391/306883.html

For the iphone app visit and download it here:  http://blog.badminton-horse.co.uk/2011/04/badminton-2011-theres-app-for-that.html

Stop back later for commentary and photos.  We'll have them. Enjoy the Eventing Day!

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