Take a virtual walk round the CICO3* course at the EQ Life Houghton Horse Trials (28-31 May 2015).
The course, designed by event director Alec Lochore, is 3990m long and the optimum time is exactly 7 minutes.
As well as being an individual competition, this three-star contest serves as the British leg of the FEI Nations Cup. There are six nations competing this year: Australia, Britain, the Netherlands, France, Spain and Germany.
This is the ninth running of the international horse trials at Houghton Hall in May. It takes place at the Marquess of Cholmondeley’s beautiful Norfolk estate.
The event started with a CCI* and CCI2* competition in 2007, with the CIC3* being added in 2010. The event added the Nations Cup team element in 2012.
The start box, sponsored by Peden Bloodstock
Fence 1: EHOA Brush Roll
Fence 2: APMS Hay Rack
Fence 3: Dabbling Duck (vegetables will be added to the top)
Fence 4a: Shadwell Rails & Sundial (first element)
Looking over fence 4a (rails) to fence 4b (sundial)
Fence 4b: Shadwell Rails & Sundial (second element)
Looking over fence 4b (sundial) to fence 5 (narrow sundial)
Fence 5: Devoucoux Sundial
Alternative fence 5
Fence 6: Norfolk Cordial Picnic Table
Fence 7: Wordingham Plant Hire Parallel
Fence 8a: Spillers Hanging Logs (first element)
Looking over fence 8a (hanging log) to fence 8b (hanging log) and 9 (corner)
Fence 8b: Spillers Hanging Logs (second element)
Fence 9: Smith & Williamson Corner (view of the front showing both right-hand and left-hand routes, plus individual pictures of each side — the right-hand side, being checked out by a member of the French team, is the fastest way)
Fence 10: William Mason Fine Wines La Maison du Poulet
Fence 11: Askham Bryan College Podium
View over fence 11, showing the left-hand turn to fence 12
Fence 12: Blair 2015 Partners Podium
Fence 13abc: EQ Life Water
First element (fence 13a)
View over fence 13a to fence 13b (house into water)
View over fence 13b, showing right-hand turn to fence 13c (house in water)
Alternative fence 13b (narrow white house facing away from water)
Fence 14: Weatherbys Private Banking Flower Box
Fence 15abc: Elveden Estate Angled Hedges (three photos)
Fence 16: Horsezone UK Laptop
Fence 17: Bedmax Shavings Saw Bench
Fence 18: Ben Burgess Trakehner
Fence 19a: Howes Percival Corners (first element)
View over fence 19a (first corner), showing left-hand turn to fence 19b (second corner)
Fence 19b: Howes Percival Corners (second element)
Fence 20: Events & Tents House
Fence 21: Hatters Events Quarry Log
View over fence 21, showing right-hand turn to fence 22abc (steps up to cottage)
Fence 22ab: Newmarket Equine Hospital Steps & Thatched Cottage
Fence 22c: Newmarket Equine Hospital Thatched Cottage
Fence 23: Green Home Energy Solutions Open Ditch
View over fence 23 to fence 24 (two options)
Fence 24: Suzuki ATV UK Narrow Brush Panels (competitors can jump either panel)
Fence 25: Bacon.co.uk Olympic Diamond (the brush will be raised for the three-star class)
Full report of Houghton in H&H next week, out Thursday, 4 June 2015.