Take a look at the Voltaire Design Badminton Grassroots Championships course for the cross-country phase of the 2022 BE100 final, which will take place on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 May.
The course-designer for the competition is James Willis.
The fences will obviously be flagged and numbered before the competition and dressed with flowers, extra brush and other decorations.
Voltaire Design Badminton Grassroots Championships course, BE100
Fence 1: BE Flower Box
Fence 2: Tuckwell’s Triple Bar
Fence 3: KBIS Fallen Tree
Fence 4: Retraining of Racehorses Steeplechase
Fence 5: Voltaire Design Saddle
The photo every competitor wants – fence five from the back, with the house in the background.
Fence 6abc: Voltaire Design Lake
There are four strides from fence 6a to fence 6b
Competitors then run through The Lake in a left-handed arc to the final element.
Fence 7: James’s Picnic Table
Fence 8: British Horse Foundation Leap
Fence 9ab: RDA Fund Raiser Brushes
The four fences here are fences 9a and 9b for both the BE90 and BE100 courses. The BE100 fences are the second (fence 9a) and fourth fences (fence 9b) along. Competitors can jump both elements in either direction, so must decide for themselves which route to take.
Fence 9a from the other side (alternative route)
Fence 9b from the other side (alternative route)
Fence 10: Brewers Hay Wagon
Fence 11: Badminton Broken Bridge
Fence 11 side view
Fence 12: CrossCountry App ‘C’
The BE100 fence is on the left. This fence will have plenty of greenery added to give it a spruce up.
Fence 13: Lightsource bp Challenge
Fence 14: Spillers Corner
Fence 15: Equireel Beam
The BE100 competitors will jump the part on the left.
Fence 16abc: Voltaire Design Hollow
There are two strides from the first element to the ditch and then one stride from the ditch to the final element.
Fence 17: Badminton Trakehner
Back view of fence 17
Fence 18: Danco Park Wall
Fence 19abc: Voltaire Design Step
Fence 19b, with British Eventing CEO Helen West checking out the line on to the next element.
Fence 19c, which is off rising, uneven ground
Fence 20ab: World Horse Welfare Houses
There are likely to be four strides between the two elements of this combination.
Fence 21: Voltaire Design Finale
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