Spectators at the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials this year are in for a treat if they remember to bring their smart phones. The CCI***, scheduled to take place Sept. 6-9 in Woodstock, England, will feature quick response mobile phone codes on the name boards of all the fences. When you scan the QR code, you’ll hear what course designer Eric Winter and top riders have to say about the cross-country course. The experts will talk about each obstacle and how it should be ridden according to Horse & Hound.
The ground jury will approve the final track a few hours before the course is officially open for walking on Sept. 5, so there will be a tight turn-around time to make the videos.