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Eventing buzz continues as top riders head for Blenheim

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 11:00

Entries for the prestigious Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (6-9 September 2012), are once again strong with many of the world’s top riders wanting to ride in both the CCI and CIC classes held in the ground of this stunning baroque Palace. These include many of the Olympic riders, looking to test their future top level horses at 3 star level plus many well known names entered including a host of exciting up and coming young riders – for a full list of those entered see www.blenheim-horse.co.uk/cci-cic-competitor-information.

The combinations which take part in the two main events – the CCI 3* or 8 an 9 year old CIC 3* - will enjoy the opportunity to test out a new course with many new and rejuvenated fences and areas of ground which have benefited from significant improvements since last year.

“The ground is perfect at the moment and we have done more grass cutting than ever,”  says Clerk of the Course and course builder David Evans; “ but, as always, we will water and sand and take whatever measures we need to in order to deliver the very best going possible. We are looking forward to seeing how the riders cope with some of the new jumping challenges that we are building.”

Riders and spectators can get a sneak preview of the course by visiting www.blenheim-horse.co.uk/2012-cross-country-course and an interactive guided cross country course will also be available for iPhone and iPad users.