Tremaine Cooper was kind enough to send over some preview photos of his CIC3* cross-country course for this weekend’s competition at The Fork, which is notoriously difficult and always has at least one question that catches out multiple riders. Last year, that bogey question was the new coffin complex, and you can see in the photo in the gallery below that it’s making an encore appearance this year. I walked the coffin complex with Jan Byyny last year, and my plan is to snag another rider to give us some analysis on how they plan to ride through here, as well as the rest of the course.
Stay tuned all weekend for coverage from The Fork, starting today with Kate’s lengthy two-part preview of all 59 pairs entered in the CIC3*, which we’ll be posting today. We also have a special treat for you, as Samantha Clark will be back in the States at a U.S. event for the first time since Richland Park last year, so we’ll all be spoiled this weekend with her lovely photos and delightful accent as she interviews riders for PRO. All the action kicks off at 9 a.m. EST Thursday with CIC3* dressage.