Getting a taste of home for the next five days.
Many visitors are more interested in the unbridled shopping opportunities than watching the horses.
The Trot up, a veterinary inspection, is held in front of the House on the Wednesday before the competition begins and on the Sunday morning before the final phase of show jumping.
Andrew Nicholson preparing for the dressage.
The Cocktail Party for the great , the good and the very brave.
Calm before the storm.
The briefing for the hunt staff who act as mounted stewards on cross country day.
Competitors, grooms and owners gather round the screen in the old kitchen to watch the drama of the cross country.
After all the exertion of the cross country there is nothing like a shower.
The score board tells the story of the carnage dealt by the British spring weather on cross country day, Badminton 2014.