Which of these would you like to jump? Take a walk around the 2018 Burghley cross-country course

  • This year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (29 August-2 September) cross-country course, designed by Captain Mark Phillips and built by Philip Herbert and his team, looks like it will be as challenging as ever for competitors.

    We take a look at what the course has in store for the horses and riders who will tackle it on Saturday 1 September.

    Fence 1: Olympic Horse Shoe

    Fence 2: Flower Bed

    Fence 3: Picnic Table

    Fence 4a, b, c: Land Rover 70th Anniversary

    Fence 5a, b, c: Discovery Valley — alternative route is to jump the first log to the ditch and then the narrow log on the left

    Fence 6: Rolex Grand Slam Rails

    Fence 7a, b, c and 8: Leaf Pit

    Straight c and fence 8 directly ahead, with alternative c to the right and alternative fence 8 coming back towards the camera far left

    Alternative fences 7a and b

    Fence 9a, b, c, d: Discovery Valley

    Alternative fence 9b and c is to jump the ditch and then the far left oxer. The direct route is to jump just the right-hand oxer

    Fence 10: Gurkha Kukri

    Fence 11a, b, c and 12a, b: Land Rover Trout Hatchery

    Direct triple brush on the left, alternative on the right

    Alternative log into the water with longer route brush out on the left

    Fence 13: Captain’s Log:

    Fence 14a, b, c, d: Joules at the Maltings direct route

    Alternative route — these two houses, followed by an oxer and then parallel rails

    Fence 15a, b, c, d: Rolex Combination

    Alternative route — oxer followed by the ditch, rail and then corner

    Fence 16: Pardubice

    Fence 17a, b: Land Rover at the Lake

    Fence 18: Winners’ Avenue

    Fence 19: Cottesmore Leap

    Fence 20a, b: Keeper’s Brushes

    Alternative route

    Fence 21a, b, c and 22: Clarence Court direct route

    Alternative route

    Fence 23: Capability’s Cutting

    Fence 24: Collyweston Slate Mine

    Fences 25 and 26: Anniversary Splash

    Fence 27: Lion Bridge

    Fence 28: Parasols

    Fence 29: Lambert’s Sofa

    Fence 30: Land Rover Finale

    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 (issue dated Thursday 23 August), and you can read the full report in next week’s magazine (Thursday 6 September).

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