Take a virtual tour round the CCI3* track at the Equi-Trek Bramham Horse Trials 2015 with our full gallery of course photos.
The course is designed by Ian Stark, who is in his sixth year designing here.
“The terrain is demanding and its easy to overuse it, so I have to be careful,” said Ian. “I want to test straightness, bravery and accuracy. Above all, however, I want competitors to be able to ride at speed, but in balance. A lot of people think that they can gallop up the hills, but they lose control going back down.”
William Fox-Pitt, who has won the CCI3* here seven times, said: “It’s a super track which favours the bold. I like to talk to Ian about what he had in mind which I haven’t yet this week. I think you should ride a course the way it’s been designed — to reinvent a course is dangerous.
“Ian wants you to ride off forward strides and get on with it, not be poking around adding strides.”
William picked out the water complex at 12 as a jump he is worried about, saying it’s “a serious water jump”.
The optimum time is 10min 8sec.
Fence 1: Yorkshire Park Garden
Fence 2: Aardvark Safaris Roll Top
Fence 3: Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Cones
Fence 4abc: Supreme Products Question (direct route)
Fence 4abc: Supreme Products Question (alternative route)
Fence 5: British Equestrian Trade Association Table
Fence 6abc: Equi-Trek Round House
Fence 6c: Equi-Trek Round House (alternative part c)
Fence 6d: Equi-Trek Leap
Fence 6d: Equi-Trek Leap (alternative)
Fence 7: Leeds Festival Wall
Fence 8: Joules Clothing London 2012 Chess Table
Fence 9ab, 10: Thatched House Spread to Lashes
Fence 11: Suregrow Keyhole
Fence 11: Suregrow Keyhole (alternative)
Fence 11: Suregrow Keyhole (detail on landing side of straight route)
Fence 12abcd: Kidney Pools (straight route)
Fence 12abcd: Kidney Pools (alternative part b, c and d)
Fence 13: Horse & Hound Leap of Faith
Fence 14: Harringtons Dog Kennel
Fence 15, 16ab: Woodheads Seeds Hollow (straight route)
Fence 15, 16ab: Woodheads Seeds Hollow (alternative parts 15 and 16b)
Fence 17: KBIS Rails
Fence 18: Yorkshire Equine Practice Footbridge
Fence 19ab: Carter Jonas Sun and Moon
Fence 20: Generator Power Ditch Brush
Fence 21, 22: Speedi-Beet Double Feat (straight route)
Fence 21, 22: Speedi-Beet Double Feat (alternatives)
Fence 23ab, 24: Bond Dickinson Pond (straight route)
Fence 23ab, 24: Bond Dickinson Pond (alternative part 23b and 24)
Fence 25: Yorkshire Agricultural Society Trakehner
Fence 26, 27: Land Rover Above & Beyond
Fence 28: Askham Bryan College Seat