You couldn’t help but be impressed walking up to the open corner at fence 14 at the Stable View Oktoberfest Advanced Horse Trials. The angle of the front rail is extreme and the ground line (the narrow block on the left) seems miles away from the landing side. However, the generous placement of mums on take-off softens it a tad bit.
While this fence may have seemed impossibly wide, but there were few problems and horses jumped it very well. There was no option, but riders had a couple of choices should they have a stop or runout. Most re-approached and used the flowers as a ground line, reducing the width of the corner but wasting precious seconds on the clock. Another rider went through the wide side of the corner and jumped the flagged rail as an upright.
It was such an exciting fence to watch, and now it’s your turn to decide Who Jumped It Best? We realize not every photo shows every horse at the same moment in the air, but we’re showing you the best frame for each horse. For this edition, we ask that you consider style, form and “wow factor” when you choose the best overall picture.
Vote for your favorite in the poll at the bottom of this post. Go Eventing.
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