Oct 07, 2021

Fence-By-Fence: The Morven Park CCI4*-L Cross-Country Preview

By Leslie Mintz - USEA Staff
USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Ready to take a walk around the brand new Morven Park International CCI4*-L cross-country course? Derek di Grazia designed the 5,700-meter course set on the grounds of the historic Morven Park property. With 44 jumping efforts across 26 numbered fences and an optimum time of 10 minutes, di Grazia has built a true four-star test.

The course starts down by the cross-country warm-up and heads out towards the jumping arena before looping back into the fields to make the climb up to the mansion at the top of the course. After tackling the massive brush to two corners competitors will then wind back down to the finish in the same field as the start box. The famous Morven Park leaf pit, several massive trakehners, ditches, and other permanent questions give it a bold feel with accuracy questions peppered in as well as two water complexes.

Click on the map to view the jumps on the CCI4*-L course or scroll down:

or view a drone video with commentary from course designer Derek di Grazia:

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