It’s crunch time: walk the 2017 Burghley showjumping course that could make or break dreams

  • Today (3 September) is showjumping day at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. Thirteen fences, and 16 jumping efforts sit between horses and riders and their Burghley completion.

    The course, designed by Richard Jeffery, is built to a maximum height of 1.30m with spreads no wider than 1.65m. The course is 560m in length and time allowed is 90 seconds, which means riders have to travel at a speed of 375m/min.

    The first session of showjumping gets underway at 11am, with the top 24 riders jumping in reverse order from 2.25pm.

    Take a look around the course to see what horses and riders will face…

    Fence one

    Fence two

    Fence three

    Fence four a and b

    Fence five

    Fence six

    Fence seven

    Fence eight

    Fence nine

    Fence 10

    Fence 11a, b and c

    Fence 12

    Fence 13

    Don’t miss next week’s issue of Horse & Hound magazine, out on 7 September, for full analysis and reports from Burghley


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