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.
Fence 1: EHOA Brush Roll
Fence 2: Morgan Evans Equestrian Hay Rack
Fence 3: Events & Tents Veg Stand
Fence 4a: EQ Life Podium
Fence 4b: EQ Life Medal
Fence 5abc: Spillers Quarry Logs
Fence 6: Horsezone.co.uk Laptop
Fence 7: APMS Dray
Fence 8ab: Newmarket Equine Hospital Corners
3 refusals resulting in one retirement
Fence 9: Ben Burgess Flower Box
Fence 10abcd: Askham Bryan College Water and Treasure Chests
One rider fall and 17 refusals resulting in one elimination
Fence 11ab: Suzuki ATV Running Track Hedges
Fence 12: Devoucoux Gate
One frangible pin broken
Fence 13ab and 14: Smith & Williamson Meridian Line and Sundials
2 horse falls and 2 refusals
Fence 15: Hatters Events Picnic Table
Fence 16ab: Shadwell Estate Company Rails
1 horse fall
Fence 17: William Mason Fine Wines Kent Seat
Fence 18: Shearwater Insurance Open Ditch
One unseated rider
Fence 19ab: Howes Percival Brush Arrowheads
4 refusals resulting in one retirement and one elimination
Fence 20: Bedmax Saw Bench
Fence 21ab: Barefoot Estates Houses
Fence 22: Walking with the Wounded Olympic Diamond
Read the full Houghton Hall International Horse Trials report in Horse & Hound magazine (2 June 2016).