Today we post the second video shot from the rider’s helmet.
This time it's filmed from Jonathan 'Jock' Paget's helmet as he rode Clifton Pinot around the CIC *** track at the Richfields International Horse Trial incorporating the National One Day Eventing Championships, 26-28 November.
You can see the video below or right click to open on YouTube itself. The video is available in a variety of formats, including 720p hi-def.
Please note this video has been edited to remove the glance-off at Fence 17A. Even after representing at the fence, they still only recorded 4.8 time penalties at the finish to add to their 20.
News posting edited 2 December
We've added the unedited version of Jock going cross country on Clifton Pinot at the New Zealand One Day Event National Championship CIC*** at Richfields on 27 November 2010. Some people have asked to see the version including the run out at Fence 17A, so now you have a choice of viewing.
The pair were well placed after the dressage. Knowing the horse is a cross country machine (never had a jump fault since moving up from Novice level), is very quick due to a great gallop and has the ability to jump beautifully out of a rhythm, Jock set out aiming to get under the optimum time.
All went perfectly according to plan until fence 17A, an open corner, which Clifton Pinot appeared not to see until the last minute. He glanced out to the side of the jump on take-off, but Jock brought him round full circle to jump it perfectly at the second attempt. However, their excursion cost 15 seconds. Had it not been for this they would have come home three seconds under the optimum time and would have gone into the show jumping on their dressage score, the only horse to do so. Alas, on this day it was not to be.
If you're not riding at top level yet, this video makes it all look pretty quick! Although the extreme wide angle lens does cause a distorted perception of speed, you do need to have a horse able to balance and adjust easily several strides out to make the time at a CIC***.
Edited video (without the run out at Fence 17A):
Full, unedited video (with the run out at Fence 17A):