Wellington Eventing Showcase Cross Country Course Preview

Fence 18. Photo by Kasey Mueller/Rare Air Eventing Photography. Fence 18. Photo by Kasey Mueller/Rare Air Eventing Photography.

The excitement is building for the start of the $75,000 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty. Like last year, the cross country course is immaculate, with flowers everywhere, loads of palm trees and perfect footing.

Capt. Mark Phillips had a few tricks up his sleeve when he designed this course — including having the horses and riders galloping through the sponsor tent and down a drop into the arena at fence 21 and then on to the last fence and the finish line in front of all of the fans. It should be quite thrilling!

Keep scrolling for a photo gallery preview of the course, plus photos from yesterday afternoon’s ring familiarization. EN’s own Jenni Autry and her furry sidekick Chinch are on the grounds providing your #EventingShowcase coverage, so be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram and keep it locked here for all of EN’s live coverage.

Dressage is live streaming all day today at this link. Go Eventing.

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