Cross Country Course


The CCI3* and CCI2* courses will be designed by Mike Etherington-Smith with Stuart Tinney as Assistant Course Designer

Stuart Tinney will also be designing the CIC2* and 1* 

Take a Virtual Guided Course Walk

Mike and Wayne walking the courseImagine standing at a fence on the cross country course and at the touch of a button, listening to course designer Mike Etherinton-Smith explaining the challenges he has set, and former Olympic coach Wayne Roycroft telling how the riders will approach the fence and where valuable seconds might be gained or lost. If a horse and rider have a problem at a fence, browse the map and photos to learn why that might have happened. 

Use the course walk to plan where to spectate and to find the quickest way to a fence. 

Eventing enthusiasts following online all over the world will experience the Sydney course in a unique level of detail and accuracy. The 2014 courses with some fantastic new fences will be available on 24th April. 

The 2* Virtual Course Walk will feature audio from Olympic Gold Medallist Stuart Tinney

Check out the 2013 course walk now - it's all free!

Download the CrossCountry App or Free CrossCountry Lite to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch from the App Store

Click Download Courses and select the Sydney course with

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  • photos
  • fence information
  • audio
  • an acccurate GPS course map

Swipe through the fence photos to the audio icon, click and then browse through the photos as you listen. 

The 1*  course is also be available for download

Mike Etherington Smith Video interview

Mike talks about the Sydney course

sydney International 2012