There are 32 numbered fences and the optimum time is 10min 7sec.
The venue is also a racetrack, used for trotting races. The course area has two sections, with the first (fences one to eight) and last (fences 20 to 32) parts of the course curving in and out of the central area of one racecourse and the middle part of the track (fences nine to 19) in an adjacent field, also host to another racetrack and gallops.
European Eventing Championships cross-country course: photos of every fence
Fence 1: CultureFood Table
Fence 2: Chase Fence
Fence 3: Racecourse Oxer
Fence 4abc: Hollow
Fence 4a on the direct route
Fence 4a alternative
Fence 5: Huntsman’s Table
Fence 6: Heinz’s Hedge
Fence six will be jumped at an angle, with riders then choosing whether to take the inside or outside line around the bushes to fence seven, where riders can jump a brush oxer on the left or a brush corner on the right. Riders can also circle between fences six and seven without penalty.
Fence 7: Steward’s Choice
Fence 8: Churn Table
Fence 9ab: Crazy Corner
The view over fence 9a to the direct route corner at 9b
Fence 9b on the direct route
Fence 9b alternative, which involves looping away from the direction of the course
Fence 10ab: Flowers Boxes
This photo shows the direct route through the middle, with the alternative 10a on the left and the alternative 10b on the right (jumped towards the camera).
Fence 10a on the direct route
Fence 10b on the direct route
Fence 10a alternative
Fence 10b alternative
Fence 11: Viaduct
Fence 12: Military Garden Hedges
Fence 13: Military Garden Hedges
This hedge is one angled stride from fence 12, but the numbering does allow riders to circle without penalty if they wish.
Fence 14: Avenches Roman Wall
Fence 15: Shelter
Fence 16ab: Christine’s Corners
Fence 16a on the direct route
A curving line takes riders to the second corner on the fast route.
Fence 16b on the direct route
The long route here is circuitous, with the designer having blocked off the faster way between fences with stringing.
Fence 16a alternative
Fence 16b altenative
Fence 17ab: Fort
Fence 18ab: Helvecie Splash
Riders on the direct route here only have to take one fence…
Fence 18a alternative
Fence 18b alternative
Fence 19: Coup De L’étrier Winebar
Fence 20: Cordwood
Fence 21: The Beehives
Fence 22: Primus Water
Fence 23ab: Primus Water
Fence 23a on the direct route, taking this fence at an angle directly after fence 22
Fence 23b direct route
Fence 23a on the alternative route
Fence 23b on the alternative route
Fence 24: Swiss House
There is an option for riders to take an inside line to this fence and angle it to save time.
Fence 25: IENA Leap
Fences 26 and 27: Kubota Challenge
For rides on the direct route, there is just one jumping effort here.
Fence 26 on the alternative route
Fence 27 on the alternative route
Fence 28ab: Fischer Water
Looking over fence 28a to the direct route 28b (with Kitty King’s ponytail!)
Fence 28b on the direct route
Fence 28b on the alternative route
Fence 29: Skinny Martin
Fence 29 direct route
Fence 29 on the alternative route
Fence 30: Boathouse
Fence 31ab: J.P’s Angle
Fence 32: Le Pin Table
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