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Copyright 2002 SportsQuest International
Badminton Horse Trials Television Special available on vhs

Copies of the television documentary "Backstage at Badminton: Eventing's Supreme Challenge" are now available for purchase online at, or by telephone on (800) 872-9462 (Catalog # 9382).

Currently airing in the United States as a HorseTV presentation on the America One Television network, the forty-one minute program examines the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials from the perspective of riders, coaches, grooms, key members of the horse trials staff, volunteers and regular visitors to the event.

Scripted by noted equestrian journalist, Christine E. Stafford and directed by SportsQuest's senior producer, Melvin Cox, the program includes excerpts from interviews with Badminton Horse Trials Director, Hugh Thomas; Horse Trials Secretary, Jane Tuckwell; Badminton Stable Manager and Chief Stud Groom, Brian Higham, and 2002 champion, Pippa Funnell.

Conversations with former champions Bill Roycroft, Capt. Mark Phillips, David O'Connor, and Mark Todd highlight the presentation. Also included are the comments of Margaret Runcie, who witnessed the first Badminton Horse Trials in 1949, and Lorna Clarke, who completed the event a record 23 times. Katrina Barclay hosts this special edition of "With Equestrian Tact: The International Video Magazine of the Equestrian Sports".

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America One Television is available via independent TV stations and cable systems throughout the U.S., in the-clear to C-Band Dishes throughout North America, and via both dial up and broadband connections to the Internet from any country in the world. America One is one of the few television networks which also webcasts its programming 24 hours a day. The network's Los Angeles affiliate (KVMD-TV 31) is available to DirectTV and Dish Network subscribers in that important marketplace.

The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is traditionally among the most well attended fixtures on the European sporting calendar, consistently drawing crowds of 250,000 plus for the cross-country phase.

Copyright 2002 SportsQuest International

Copyright 2002 SportsQuest International

Copyright 2002 SportsQuest International

Production of "Backstage at Badminton." is made possible in part through the generous support of National Equestrian Communications and by BCM Productions. An on-line preview is available at

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Copyright 2002 SportsQuest International

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