This year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (3-6 September) promises to be as challenging as ever for competitors.

Designed by Captain Mark Phillips and built by Philip Herbert and his team, this year’s course runs in the opposite direction to usual.

We take a look at what the course has in store for the horses and riders who will tackle it on Saturday 5 September.

The provisional total length of the course is 6,370m with a provisional optimum time of 11 minutes 10 secs.

Fence 1: Olympic Horseshoe
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Fence 2: Lambert’s Sofa
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Fence 3: Picnic Table
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Fence 4ab: Lion Bridge
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View over 4a

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Fence 4b
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Fence 5ab: Anniversary Splash “In”
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Fence 5b
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Fence 6ab, 7: Anniversary Splash “Out” — riders have the option of a step up bounce on the right, bounce of hedges on the left
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Alternative to fence 7 — only possible to jump if riders stop at the direct fence 7
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Fence 8: Slate Mine
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Fence 8: side view
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Fence 9, 10: Capability’s Cutting — riders have the option of jumping either the left or right-handed option direct.

Left:
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View over right-handed fence 9 to right-handed fence 10
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Alternative fence 10
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Fence 11: Rolex Grand Slam Viaduct
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Fence 12: Winners’ Avenue
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Side view of fence 12
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Fence 13ab: Cottesmore Leap
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Side view of 13a with 13b in the background
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Alternative 13a
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Course photos continue below.

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Fence 14abc: Land Rover Dairy Farm
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View of 14bc landing
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Alternative 14b
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Alternative 14c
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Fence 15abc: Rolex Combination — direct 15a with b in the background
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Alternative 15a — ditch bounce to rail
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Alternative 15c
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Fence 16: Malting’s 360
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Fence 17ab: Malting’s 360
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View from 17a to 17b
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Fence 18: Malting’s 360
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Side view of fence 18
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Fence 19: Captain’s Log
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Fence 20abcd, 21: Land Rover Trout Hatchery
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View from 20a to 20b
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Fence 20b with view to fence 20 c and d
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View from fence 20d to 21
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Alternative fence 20d
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Fence 21 with alternative in background
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Fence 22ab: Herbert’s Hollow
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View from fence 22a to b
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Fence 23: Thomson’s Wall
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Fence 24ab: Discovery Valley
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View from fence 24a to b
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Alternative fence 24a
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Fence 25: Elephant Trap

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Fence 26ab, 27: Leaf Pit
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View from fence 26a to b to 27
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Fence 27
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Fence 28: Discovery Valley
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Fence 29abc: Up and Under
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Fence 29b
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Fence 29c
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Fence 30: Flower Frame
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Fence 31: Land Rover Finale
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You can keep up-to-date with all the action from Burghley with H&H Live every day this week on horseandhound.co.uk.

Don’t miss H&H’s Burghley preview, including a full form guide and a scorecard to fill in for every rider, on sale now (Thursday 27 August 2015), and you can read the full report in next week’s magazine (Thursday 10 September 2015).