Sports Listings: This Weekend / Equestrianism: Badminton Horse Trials - Avon

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Badminton Horse Trials is the largest three-day event in the world, attracting the leading riders and thousands of spectators every year. The dressage phase finishes today, when there is the opportunity to inspect the fences on the cross- country course at close quarter. Tomorrow spectators can walk all or part of the gruelling 4 1/2 -mile course through the Duke of Beaufort's estate to watch horse and rider negotiate the cross-country. The competition concludes on Sunday with the show jumping test.

How to get there: Badminton, Avon is 4 1/2 miles north-east of junction 18 on the M4. Today: second day of dressage (9am-5pm; grandstand seats: pounds 6, pounds 8). Tomorrow: cross-country (11am- 5.30pm). Sunday: show jumping (11.45am and 2.30pm; grandstands, uncovered only, pounds 5, pounds 6). Admission: vehicle and up to eight occupants: today pounds 12; Saturday pounds 26; Sunday pounds 14. Season ticket pounds 44. Box office: 0454-218375/218732. Verity Collins, who runs a return coach service from London for tomorrow's cross-country, has seats available. Cost is pounds 30 including entry, leaving Victoria at 7.45am. (071-351 4434).

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