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SsangYong Blenheim Palace International 2019

      Laura Collett and London 52 winning at Blenheim 2018



Event Name: SsangYong Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

Location: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, OX20 1PS

Date: Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 September 2019

Organiser: Event Director - Ms Mandy Hervieu

Classes: CCI-S 4* 8/9YO, CCI-L 4* 

Find out more: Blenheim Horse Trials website


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We’re delighted to be filming at the SsangYong Blenheim Palace International yet again this year

This well-established fixture not only attracts the world’s leading event riders and many keen amateur competitors but is also the largest sporting event in Oxfordshire attracting over 60,000 spectators and shoppers as well as eventing fans

Featuring the British championship CCI4*-S for 8/9yo horses as well as a long format CCI4* class, this is where the stars of today and tomorrow both shine. The CCI4*-L class, held at Blenheim since 1990, is known as a stepping-stone to CCI5* and is renowned for its challenging courses over excellent ground against the backdrop of one of Britain’s most iconic Palaces

The British Championship CCI4*-S for 8/9yo horses was introduced in 2009 and has since become highly popular and hotly contested. Slightly less demanding than the CCI4* long format with a less technical and shorter cross-country course, only 70 horses are accepted to compete and many past winners have gone on to achieve considerable CCI5* success. The 2010 champion NZB Land Vision won Badminton in 2011 with Mark Todd, the 2011 title-holder William Fox-Pitt took the top spot at Pau with Oslo and 2012's winners Andrew Nicholson and Quimbo won Kentucky 5* the following spring.

Last year’s winners of the CCI3*-S for 8/9yo horses (now 4*-S), Laura Collett and London 52, are currently competing at the FEI European Eventing Championships while the young British talent Bella Innes Ker pulled off the first major victory of her career in the CCI3* (now 4*) class

In 2017 Australia’s Chris Burton and Cooley Lands took the honours in the CIC3* 8/9YO and this is how their cross country round looked