Ever since the Badminton course was released a little over a week ago, we’ve all been waiting on tenterhooks to see how Derek diGrazia‘s Kentucky course would compare. And now, finally, we’ve got our first tantalising glimpses, courtesy of the fine folks over at the Cross Country App. Click through to go for a virtual walk around the CCI5* track, with additional information on some of the course’s major questions from Derek himself. There’s also a map and fence images for the CCI4*-S, which proved to be a seriously tough course in last year’s inaugural running. This year’s five-star track will run effectively in the opposite direction to last year, and makes use of some parts of the Horse Park that Derek hasn’t previously used, which adds a rather exciting element of the unknown to proceedings. There’s some seriously juicy questions out there, and with the weather forecast looking gloomier by the minute, we’re expecting this phase to exert plenty of influence.
THE FIVE STAR CHALLENGE
Numbered fences: 28
Optimum time: 11:04
THE CCI4*-S TRACK
Numbered fences: 21
Optimum time: 6:57
Of course, this isn’t the only insight you’ll get into the course before Saturday’s action commences. We’ll be heading out into the depths of the Horse Park, and chatting to Derek and some of this year’s competitors alike to get a comprehensive insight into what you can expect when the big day rolls around. Plus, there’s still time to sign up for our free coursewalk with Kyle Carter and Buck Davidson, which will take place on Friday afternoon and promises to be a very jolly time indeed.
Stay tuned for lots more from the Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event. Go Eventing!
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