Eric Winter has been designing the cross-country at Blenheim Palace Horse Trials since 2007 but he keeps riders on their toes with a good switch-up each year. This year’s CCI3* course is longer, he explains, with fewer combinations and significantly less brush than the last time it ran in this direction.
Here he is joined by Irish four-star rider Elizabeth Power for a stroll around the track, discussing strategy and the various decisions riders will have to make on course.
We’re excited to see how the course lives up to Eric’s vision, and we’ll have our answer soon enough! Keep it locked on Eventing Nation as Samantha Clark will be bringing us updates from Blenheim throughout the weekend.