One of Australia’s premiere equestrian events, The Sydney International Horse Trials (# SydHT), is just one month away.
Held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre 1-3 May #SydHT is unique in that it hosts top level competition in two equestrian disciplines, Eventing and Show Jumping.
The feature of the Eventing program is the Equestrian NSW CCI3*. Once again the course has been designed by world renowned course designer Mike Etherington-Smith (GBR).
“Riders can expect to see new tracks. We have opened up an area inside the steeplechase course and we have a new coffin fence combination. Opening up the course to new tracks will add an extra dimension and keep the riders on their toes, keep them thinking. It will be different from previous years so they will have to think of when they are going to use their horse and where they will make up time if they get down on the clock,” said Etherington-Smith
“We have plans to open up the venue further so in 3, 4 or 5 years’ time there tracks will be a lot more versatility for the course designers,” he added.
In addition to the CCI3 # SydHT will be running CCI2, CIC2, CCI1 and CIC1* all designed by Stuart Tinney. There will also be Young Event Horse classes for 4, 5 and 6-year-old horses.