The bogey combination of the 2007 European Championships, held at Pratoni del Vivaro, was a dramatically steep downhill gauntlet culminating in an almost un-jumpable double of skinnies.
Horses were sliding past the second skinny left and right, with top combinations like Ingrid Klimke with FRH Butts Abraxxas and Oliver Townend with Flint Curtis picking up 20 at the obstacle. In this video Daisy Dick and Spring Along were the only pair to successfully navigate the direct route, while others like Zara Phillips and Toytown made a last-second decision to opt for the long route.
The Italian equestrian venue is in the spotlight once again this year as it will host the 2022 FEI World Championship for eventing and driving on September 15-25. EN’s Tilly Berendt covered the recent Test Event there — you can revisit her coverage here. More information about the World Championship is available at the website here.