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Memories of an Olympics Trial Judge: Eventing Cross Country

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If you can’t see the above embedded video from last year’s three-day event at Greenwich Park, the venue for equestrian sports, click here.

Cross country looks like a point-to-point scramble in which horse and rider are expected to leave the scenery intact, but there’s more to it.

Historian and author KB Inglee, our guide behind the scenes of three-day eventing, served as a fence judge when she volunteered to work on the Olympics trials for eventing back in the day. Let’s see what she has to say: