This weekend in the UK, it’s all about Bicton International Horse Trials in beautiful, beachy Devon, where some of the world’s best horses and riders — and no shortage of talented up-and-comers — have convened for four days of sport. The competition will host a CCI4*-S feature class, sponsored by TopSpec, and long-format classes at two- and three-star, including a CCI3*-L for Young Riders. Courses at each level have been designed by Helen West, assisted by Captain Mark Phillips — and you can preview them in their entirety via the CrossCountry App. We’ll be expecting plenty of Bicton’s signature terrain and some much overdue sunshine, too.
Tomorrow and Friday will see all classes take to the dressage arenas, while Saturday will be jam-packed with long-format cross-country. The CCI4*-S competitors — including the likes of Laura Collett and her Badminton champion London 52 and Mollie Summerland and her Luhmühlen winner Charly can ter Heiden — will showjump on Saturday with cross-country to follow on Sunday. ClipMyHorse.tv will be broadcasting all of the cross-country and the long-format showjumping action; you can watch along here.
While EN sadly won’t have boots on the ground at Bicton this week, we’ll be keeping you up-to-date on all the happenings from the weekend. Go Eventing!
Bicton International Links: Website, Live Scores, Live Stream, EN’s Coverage