The Houghton Hall International Horse Trials held in Norfolk last weekend (26-29 May) drew some of the world’s leading event riders.

The CICO3* Nations Cup section was the feature class. Nicola Wilson claimed individual spoils, taking first and third place riding One Two Many and Annie Clover respectively. Frenchman Matthieu Vanlandeghem was second riding Trouble Fete Ene HN.

The course caused problems at a number of different fences. In total 72% of cross-country starters completed the cross-country course with no jumping penalties.

15% of cross-country starters finished inside the optimum time while 88% of starters completed the course.

Here are pictures of the fences riders faced on the cross-country. The course was 3880m in length with an optimum time of 6 minutes 49 seconds. Find out which fences caught most riders out with our fence-by-fence analysis.

Start box

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Fence 1: EHOA Brush Roll
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Fence 2: Morgan Evans Equestrian Hay Rack
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Fence 3: Events & Tents Veg Stand
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Fence 4a: EQ Life Podium
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Fence 4b: EQ Life Medal
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Fence 5abc: Spillers Quarry Logs

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Fence 6: Horsezone.co.uk Laptop
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Fence 7: APMS Dray
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Fence 8ab: Newmarket Equine Hospital Corners
3 refusals resulting in one retirement

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Fence 9: Ben Burgess Flower Box
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Fence 10abcd: Askham Bryan College Water and Treasure Chests
One rider fall and 17 refusals resulting in one elimination

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Landing side of 10a

Landing side of 10a

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Fence 11ab: Suzuki ATV Running Track Hedges
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Fence 12: Devoucoux Gate
One frangible pin broken

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Fence 13ab and 14: Smith & Williamson Meridian Line and Sundials
2 horse falls and 2 refusals

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Fence 15: Hatters Events Picnic Table
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Fence 16ab: Shadwell Estate Company Rails
1 horse fall

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Fence 17: William Mason Fine Wines Kent Seat
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Fence 18: Shearwater Insurance Open Ditch
One unseated rider

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Fence 19ab: Howes Percival Brush Arrowheads
4 refusals resulting in one retirement and one elimination

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Fence 20: Bedmax Saw Bench
1 elimination

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Fence 21ab: Barefoot Estates Houses
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Fence 22: Walking with the Wounded Olympic Diamond
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Read the full Houghton Hall International Horse Trials report in Horse & Hound magazine (2 June 2016).