"Badminton Horse Trials" is the world famous annual sporting event that tests the skills of the ultimate horse and rider. It consists of Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. With a crowd of up to 150,000 over the long weekend of competition, the Event, started in 1949, has produced stars such as Lucinda Prior-Palmer, Mark Todd, Mary King and Pippa Funnell. Princess Anne, Mark Phillips and their daughter Zara have also all competed at Badminton. "The Little Book of Badminton" tells the story of this fantastic outdoor, family friendly, yearly outing, held in a beautiful park with the classic backdrop of Badminton House. For the once a year visitor, or for those who have yet experience this national institution, "The Little Book of Badminton" is the ultimate guide to this great equestrian event.