Les Étoiles de Pau CCI5* kicks off tomorrow (27 October) and marks the ultimate five-star competitors of the eventing season. We’ve taken a go searching this yr’s Pau Horse Trials cross-country course to see what’s in retailer for horses and riders on Saturday 29 October. Designed by Pierre Michelet, this yr’s observe options 45 leaping efforts over a distance of 6,800m.
The trot-up will get underway at 10am (9am BST) tomorrow morning, with the dressage beginning at 2.30pm (1.30pm BST) tomorrow afternoon.
Pau Horse Trials cross-country course: fence by fence
Fence one: Maison de Département des Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Fence two: Bullfinch
Fence three: Chariot de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Fence 4 AB: Kiosque & pointe de la Ville de Pau
Fence 5: Mur de pierre
Fence six AB: Gué Communauté d’Agglomération Pau Béarn Pyrénées: tortue & cygne. Right here, riders bounce the hedge on the water after which have to leap the 2 swan fences on a really acute angle.
Fence seven: Cygne
Fence eight: Barrière d’attelage L’Eperon
Fence 9 AB: Oxer des charmilles & pointe Euralis
Fence 10AB: Gué Communauté d’Agglomération Pau Béarn Pyrénées: triple brush & haie – riders can bounce both the left- or right-hand aspect angled brush on the high of the financial institution after popping out of the water
Fence 11: Oxer de haie Audevard
Fence 12AB: Haie & brush Locexpo
Different 12B – a really time consuming different route.
Fence 13: Haie des programs
Fence 14AB: Stères
Fence 15: Desk des programs
Fence 16: Trakehnen
Fence 17: Haie de laurier de L’Hippodrome de Pau
Fence 18AB: Bile de bois & pointe France 3 Noa
Fence 19ABC: Bullfinch & haies. Right here riders go up the financial institution and bounce a good roll high brush fence earlier than happening the financial institution after which leaping two very acutely angles brush fences on a dedicated distance. The lengthy route may be very time consuming, but it surely save riders from having to sort out the angled brushes in fast succession.
Fence 19B different
Fence 20: Le Palois de la Communauté d’Agglomération Pau Béarn Pyrénées
Fence 21AB: Gué Clear Channel: tronc suspendu & pointe
Fence 22: Delta – the choice for this fence is barely much less slender and has much less of a drop behind it. The lengthy route will take round 4 or 5 seconds longer than the direct route.
Fence 23AB: Gué Forestier: tronc & haie
Fence 24AB: Troncs de l’Ours – Forestier
Fence 25: Desk de pique-nique Pau Occasions
Fence 26: Palette de peintre
Fence 27ABCD: Maison & triple brushes de Crédit Agricole Pyrénées-Gascogne. The choice route is extremely time consuming, but it surely implies that riders don’t have to leap the triple brush instantly after the home. They do, nonetheless, nonetheless have to leap the ultimate D ingredient triple brush, even when they go for the lengthy route.
Fence 28: Desk tonneaux de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Fence 29AB: Maisons de la Communauté d’Agglomération Pau Béarn Pyrénées
Fence 30: Bullfinch des 5 Étoiles
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