Baxter Boots Lynton Horse Trials

OLYMPIAN: Stuart Tinney on Queen Mary on the homeward journey at the Baxter Boots road crossing in the 2016  three star cross country event. Photo: Darryl Fernance

OLYMPIAN: Stuart Tinney on Queen Mary on the homeward journey at the Baxter Boots road crossing in the 2016 three star cross country event. Photo: Darryl Fernance

Goulburn and district residents have a great opportunity this weekend to view international and national equestrian eventing competitors putting horses through their tests and experience the competition for free.

This weekend is the 39th year of Baxter Boots Lynton Horse Trials, one of the biggest international equestrian events in Australia. There will be around 300 horses competing across all levels with numerous international and interstate riders competing sometimes on several horses of different grades . Olympic medallists Stuart Tinney, Wendy Schaeffer and Megan Jones are included in the line-up to compete in the top level classes.

Eventing is an equestrian triathlon, with each horse and rider combination completing a dressage test, a showjumping round and the exciting cross country course, which is a great crowd pleaser.

Cross country viewing will be from 2:30pm to 4:30pm on Saturday afternoon and 8:30am to 1pm on Sunday. Spectators are welcome and entry to the event is free.

The championship eventing and is located at 'Lynton', 337 Range Rd, Goulburn. Please follow the parking signs and sorry dogs are not allowed.

Spectators are asked to follow the directions of officials and keep an eye out for horses at all times.

As usual course designer Neil Kennedy and his assistants have added and modified jumps on the cross country course so contestants will face new and varied challenges on the last time they participated in the annual Baxter Boots  Lynton Horse Trials. This event has become so popular that at least one baby has been named after it.

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