What did Captain Mark Phillips’ course look like from a rider’s perspective on Saturday’s cross country day at the World Equestrian Games? There’s only one way to find out: riding along via helmet cam!
The epic water complexes, the infamous copper pipe, the CSX Junction… if you watched Saturday’s cross country at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina either in person or via the live stream from home, these now-iconic fences and combinations stuck out as some of the most memorable moments on course. With plenty of topography challenges as well as the unique fences themselves, the course proved to be championship level by all accounts!
Ride along with Brazil’s Marcio Jorge as he takes on the cross-country course. My favorite eye-opener moment: the alternate long track at the notorious waterfall up-bank that caught out so many horses is not nearly as straightforward to ride as it looked on the live feed! This horse and rider combination handle it with ease, just like every other fence on course.
It's as if you're riding the actual course ?Eventing athlete Marcio C Jorge strapped on a head camera during his FEI Eventing Cross Country run yesterday at Tryon2018. Here's how he took on the course ? ?
Posted by Fédération Equestre Internationale on Sunday, September 16, 2018
These unique helmet cams actually transmit the signal in real time, which is how those of us watching the live stream at home were treated to occasional glimpses from the rider’s perspective mid-course. As this technology continues to develop, we can’t wait to see how it’s used next.