The showjumping course at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) has been designed by Frederic Cottier. As well as the courses themselves, Frederic is responsible for the designs of the individual fences, which celebrate the best of Normandy, as well as the event’s sponsors. They also include a nod to the previous and future WEG venues. Which of the fences is your favourite? I rather like the hand holding the paint brushes at fence five.
If you enjoyed this gallery, why not ‘walk’ some more courses?
Take a look at every fence on the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials cross-country course. It’s a true four-star with some big fences and some interesting tweaks and additions for this year. “It’s a big course and it will need a special horse to get around it,” said this year’s Badminton winner Sam Griffiths prior to riding round the course.
Take a look at every fence on the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 4-star cross-country course. This year’s course was designed by Giuseppe della Chiesa, who introduced a number of new fences. Two fences were removed from the course due to the conditions.
Here are pictures of the fences that intermediate working hunter competitors faced at the Royal International Horse Show (RIHS) in ring 5 on Sunday 3 August. As you will see, the fences are quite unusual and incorporate replicas of those found in the famous main arena at Hickstead, including banks and ditches. The class was won by Jasean Sprggett riding Mrs Melanie Banks-Browne’s Kidside Ferguson.