SP4415 : Cross-country fence 7 at Blenheim Horse Trials

taken 3 years ago, near to Woodstock, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Cross-country fence 7 at Blenheim Horse Trials
Cross-country fence 7 at Blenheim Horse Trials
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

Blenheim Palace :: SP4416

Blenheim Palace is home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

Set in 2100 acres of beautiful parkland landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown, the magnificent Palace is surrounded by sweeping lawns, award-winning formal gardens and the great Lake.

Situated in Woodstock, just 8 miles from Oxford, the Palace was created a World Heritage site in 1987.
Website: LinkExternal link

Grade I and Category A listed buildings and structures

Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional, even international importance. There are over 6,000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is Category A
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Date Taken
Friday, 14 September, 2018   (more nearby)
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Monday, 18 January, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Grassland  Country estates 
Place (from Tags)
Blenheim Palace 
Primary Subject of Photo
Horse Jump 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 4412 1581 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:50.3496N 1:21.6623W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 44122 15800
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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