Friday Video from SmartPak: Fly Around the Bicton CCI4*-L Course


All eyes are on the Chedington Bicton International Horse Trials this week, where the UK’s first CCI4*-L of 2021 is taking place, plus the prestigious CCI4*-L for under-25s and a CCI4*-S, all ordinarily held at Yorkshire’s Bramham Horse Trials.

There’s plenty of buzz around organiser and course designer Helen West‘s meaty track, which she’s designed in conjunction with Captain Mark Phillips — and rightly so. Bramham’s CCI4*-L is considered one of the toughest in the world, and so there’s plenty of pressure on the designers to deliver something that utilises terrain and true four-star questions to offer a significant test of the level. Take a look at the course via drone thanks to our friends at Irish Eventing Times, who’ve done a super job of showing the questions and hills facing competitors tomorrow – including the much-discussed coffin question, which looks set to prove a serious test of accuracy.

To all the competitors heading to the start box tomorrow, kick on and Go Eventing!