Captain Mark Phillips’ Barbury course is a spectator favourite — set in a sprawling natural amphitheatre, it’s possible to see the entirety of the course from one spot, and with its thoughtful touches (a jumpable Stonehenge, anyone?!) it makes for fantastic viewing. For horses and riders, it offers plenty to do — set on a camber, and with plenty of twists and turns, the time is always influential here.
This year, Phillips has reversed the course, which will now finish in the main arena for the ERM class. Due to the rather spectacular heatwave that England has been experiencing, the ground crews have also been hard at work, ensuring that the footing will be in great nick for today’s competitors.
Scroll down for a full preview of the CIC3* cross country course, courtesy of CrossCountryApp and Event Rider Masters. Non-Masters cross country begins at 11.00am BST/6.00am EST, while the ERM cross country begins at 2.15pm BST/9.00am EST. Don’t forget that you can follow along with all of the ERM action through their free livestream, beginning at 11.00am BST/6.00am EST.