Eric Winter left and James Willis join Jill Martin from CrossCountryApp.com
Camera man Randal Cowell filming eventer Harry Meade on his first view of the course
Harry Meade - looking for the right words to describe this year's imposing course!
The view down to Badminton House from the Hildon Water Pond complex
Course Designers & Riders can sometimes share different views
Eric and Harry discuss how this section of the course rode last year
Eric and Harry enjoying the course filming session despite the freezing cold day!
Harry talks through his approach to this year's course
Eric explains his approach with some of the new fences on course
The best way to see a course is to walk it!
Final course preparation from the Willis Bros
Harry manages not to fall in the water - it was a cold day for hours of filming!
Harry takes in what Eric expecting of riders and horses at this point on the course
Harry at the lake
Harry tested out the course for himself
Eric explains how he feels this combination should be approached
The imposing Savills Staircase
Eric's thoughts on each fence can be heard by downloading the Interactive version of this year's Course Map
Discussing the safety devices on course
Another exciting new addition for Badminton in 2017
The Duchess of Beaufort catching up on the course developments with Eric
Alan Willis - the original 'Willis' of the Willis Bros course building team
Skilled work from Alan who celebrated his 50th year of course building in 2016
Recording audio for the interactive map
Eric explains how he thinks riders will approach the Countryside Birch
Randal Cowell films Hugh and Eric's clip ahead of the course tour
Long standing Event Director Hugh Thomas with Badminton's new Course Designer Eric Winter
The drone footage gives another dimension to our Interactive course preview
John Tasker from Whirlybird Imaging is responsible for the drone footage taken at Badminton
James Willis adding finishing touches to the Badminton Design a Fence competition winning entry
This is how many of the fences began life in the Badminton woods
Slicing up the timber for the Design a Fence competition winning fence 'The Mitsubishi Final Mount'
Painting the Mitsubishi Final Mount
The Mitsubishi Final Mount after painting