The SsangYong Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials are firmly established in the eventing calendar. The event has been running since 1990, attracting the world’s best riders and the thousands of spectators who visit each year.
Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is known as a ‘3-day event’, even though the actual competition is run over four days! This is because the event is made up of three phases: dressage, cross-country and show jumping, with the dressage phase taking place over the first two days.
The start of the competition is on the Wednesday afternoon with the first official horse inspection in front of the Ground Jury and the Veterinary Commission. This is followed by dressage, cross-country and show jumping over the following four days.
There are three classes held at Blenheim over the four days of the event – the showcase CCI3*, a CIC3* for 8 & 9-year-old horses and the final leg of the Event Rider Masters series. The CIC3* is for 8 and 9-year-old horses and has been specifically developed for younger horses to complete the dressage test followed by show jumping then cross-country. The format for the CCI3* class, for older and more experienced horses, starts with dressage, followed by a longer and more technically demanding cross-country phase, which provides a more exacting test and finishes with the show jumping. Uniquely, the Event Rider Masters CIC3* takes place over the weekend only, with dressage on Saturday, followed by cross-country and finally the show jumping, both on Sunday.
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