It may be all about the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games this week, but Blair Castle hosts the eventing European Championships next year (10-13 September 2015).
Check out some of the fences on this year’s (2014) CCI3* course for a flavour of the hilly cross-country track, designed by Ian Stark.
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.