Preview the $50,000 MARS Eventing Showcase Cross Country Course

Photo courtesy of JJ Sillman.

Captain Mark Phillips is back to design the always-exciting MARS Eventing Showcase in Wellington, happening today and tomorrow at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. It’s a brilliant weekend of equestrian sport, as week 5 of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival is running concurrently with the Showcase.

Thanks to friend of EN JJ Sillman, we’ve got a first look at the cross country course featuring 19 fences/jumping efforts. The course is set at an optimum time of 3 minutes, 9 seconds. The track walks fairly straightforward, JJ says, although a couple of related distances including a pair of skinnies atop the hill at fences 9 and 10 might be particularly interesting accuracy questions.

You can follow along with all the Showcase action live thanks to the efforts of Equestrian Sport Productions. Show jumping will kick off at 10:30 am E.T. tomorrow, followed by cross country at 1:30 p.m. ET. In the meantime, here’s a look at what the riders will be tackling tomorrow:

View from on top of hill

Posted by Jj Jayhawk Sillman on Friday, February 7, 2020

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