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The best riders and horses in the world are competing for the most prestigious prize in eventing.
Our sports correspondent Matthias Kurth has spent the day at Badminton Horse Trials soaking up the atmosphere:
Riders from all over the world have descended on Gloucestershire for the first day of the Badminton horse trials.
They include Olympians like Mary King, William Fox-Pitt and Zara Phillips. Today they'll get a briefing about this year's course and the chance to walk it themselves. Many of the competitors will be hoping for selection for the World Equestrian Games this summer.