ST8083 : Badminton Horse Trials 2015: The Lake 12abc and 13

taken 4 years ago, near to Little Badminton, South Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Badminton Horse Trials 2015: The Lake 12abc and 13
Badminton Horse Trials 2015: The Lake 12abc and 13
The north end of Badminton Lake is used for the main water obstacle of the cross-country course. This year, competitors taking the direct route jump in over the 'willow wave' on the right, cross to the left and out onto a step followed immediately by another 'willow wave' (obstacles 12abc), then round and back into the water, across the upturned boat (13), out and away.
Horse Trials
The equestrian sport of Eventing comprises three phases: dressage, showjumping and cross-country, which test horse and rider skills and abilities in different ways. (Both dressage and showjumping exist as competitive disciplines in their own right, but only eventing combines them and cross-country in a single competition). Competitions are called 'horse trials' and take place over one or more days, hence 'one-day event' (ODE), 'three-day event'.

There will usually be several classes at an event, each graded according to difficulty, complexity and/or duration, and run under either national rules (the UK governing body is British Eventing) or international rules (the FEI, or International Equestrian Federation). In the UK there are six levels of affiliated eventing to cater for all levels of horse and rider: BE80(T) (the 'T' stands for Training), BE90 (formerly 'Intro'), BE100 (formerly 'Pre-Novice'), Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. International classes are graded with a star system from * to ****. A four-star competition is the highest level of eventing. There are only six such competitions in the world, two of which are held in the UK: Badminton in the spring and Burghley in the autumn.

Scoring is on a cumulative penalty basis. In dressage, each movement is scored out of ten, with the total being added up and converted to a penalty. In showjumping, penalties are awarded for fences knocked down and also for exceeding the time limit. In the cross-country phase, penalties are awarded for a variety of infractions such as refusals, falls, circling between lettered obstacles, and exceeding the optimum time. The competitor with the fewest penalties at the end is the winner of the section.

For more information see:
British Eventing website LinkExternal link
Eventing entry in Wikipedia LinkExternal link
Horse jumps: Water
Water obstacles on a cross-country course vary from simple to complex. There may be a drop fence into the water and/or out, or a gradual slope in or out. Many horses are cautious or fearful of water, and must be introduced to it carefully and repeatedly in cross-country schooling. In traversing the water, the effect of drag on the horse is considerable and must be taken into consideration.
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Saturday, 9 May, 2015   (more nearby)
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Monday, 11 May, 2015
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Sport, Leisure  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Country estates 
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Lake  Horse Jump 
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8061 8340 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.9492N 2:16.8618W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8056 8336
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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