Walking The Grand Prix Course With Leopoldo Palacios: Part One


Leopoldo Palacios, world famous Olympic & World Cup Finals course designer, shares his insights and philosophies about the challenges he presents to horse & rider when creating his impressive courses. In Part One of this topic, Leopoldo and Bernie walk the course for the $35,000 Blenheim Summer II Grand Prix in San Juan Capistrano, California. You’ll see the course from the viewpoint of the designer, who’s goal is to fairly test the abilities of the competitors, while Bernie looks at the course from the rider’s perspective, assessing how to best negotiate each obstacle.

Click here to view a diagram of the Grand Prix course

To view Part Two of this topic including the opinions of several riders and special commentary from Leopoldo and Bernie click here.
To view Part Three of this topic with World Cup & World Equestrian Games course designer, Olaf Petersen, click here.

Running Time: 14 minutes and 21 seconds


Leopoldo Palacios - Click to view his bio and other topics

Bernie Traurig - Click to view his bio and other topics

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Equine activities can be hazardous and may subject participants to injury. Neither Equestrian Coach, LLC, Bernie Traurig nor Leopoldo Palacios assume liability for your activities. This program provides general instructions and techniques that may not be suitable for everyone. No warranty is given regarding suitability of these instructions to the viewer.



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