Talk A Walk Around The Pan American Cross-Country Course

Aug 1, 2019 - 10:40 PM

Lima, Peru—Aug. 1

Jose Ortelli has built a maxed-out track for Saturday’s cross-country competition. Riders will be facing a twisty course that’s set at the Escuela de Equitación de Ejército, the same venue as the rest of the equestrian competition. Here’s the course map:

Course map

Take a look at some of the fences from the track:

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Fence 1. Mollie Bailey photos.
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Fence 2.
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Riders jump into the main arena over fence 3.
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Fences 4 and 5 are in the main arena.
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After fence 5, riders gallop the long way out of the arena and back to the grass track.
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Fence 6A is an option.
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Fence 6A option.
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Fences 6BC.
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Fence 7.
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Fence 8 has an option. Riders may ride the skinny 8AB…
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…or take a longer route over two separate elements.
There’s an option at 9AB as well. Riders may take the direct route over the huts to fence 10, or go the take a longer route over a different element.
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Fence 10.
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Riders have a long gallop to fence 11, a ditch and wall.
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Fence 11 from the side.
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Fence 12A, the first fence of the fisherman complex, has an option you can see to the left.
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After fence 12A, riders go through the water and jump out over 12B.
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There’s plenty of cute touches on the fences that match the theme.
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Riders have a long gallop up to fence 13.
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The Machu Picchu complex has several options. Riders can start over 14A….
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…then go up 14BC…
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…and go down the hill to 14D.
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Or riders may take a more direct route from 14AB…



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…to 14CD.
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Unique decorations abound around the Machu Picchu complex.
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Riders then have another long gallop to fence 15, the potatoes.
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That fence is decorated, predictably, with one of Peru’s greatest crops and exports.
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There’s an option of corners at fence 16, with decorations to avoid.
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Fence 16 option.
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Fence 17, the fruit stand, is a galloping fence headed down a hill.
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Fence 18, the firewood, is an option.
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Fence 18 option.
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The third water complex, 19AB, is decorated like a beach.
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Fence 19B.
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Fence 20, the triple, is decorated with more Peruvian crops.
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Corn decorates fence 20.
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Riders have a nice gallop to fence 21, the trakehner.
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Fence 22, the bridge.
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Riders gallop up a steep hill to 23A, the condor, which also has an option.
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Fence 23 option.
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Riders head down a bank to 23B if they’re taking the direct route.
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Fence 24 is an option too, either a skinny fence…
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…or a brush.
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Fence 25 is decorated in Peruvian soccer colors.
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Riders finish over fence 26, which pays homage to the next Pan Am Games in Santiago, Chile.
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Tractors were out aerating the course today.

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