EN’s honorary German correspondent Julia Rau sent us this very cool link to a virtual tour of Rüdiger Schwarz’s Aachen CICO3* cross-country course, which 43 combinations will tackle next weekend, including the U.S.’s Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen.
If you take a peek at EN’s course preview from last year before looking at the virtual tour, you’ll notice many similar fences make an encore appearance this year. The track runs in the same direction, starting just outside the main stadium and ending inside it, with a romp through cow fields taking place in between.
It’s a technical course with quite a few mound questions, which will get horses heading to Normandy on their toes and ready to tackle Pierre Michelet’s track, which is sure to prominently feature mounds.
In all, the course includes 25 jumping efforts. Click below to check out the virtual course tour. You can click on each fence for a description and 360-degree view of the obstacle. Then click the “1-25” button to ride around. Go Aachen.