Cross-country fence testing gear on show

The British Eventing pendulum and test rig in action.
The British Eventing pendulum and test rig in action. © British Eventing Ltd

The equipment used to test British Eventing pins for frangible and deformable fences will be on display throughout the Badminton Horse Trials in Gloucestershire next month.

On Friday, May 3, a test demonstration of the pendulum in action testing the pins on a cross country fence will be open to the public.

Live displays will take place in the morning, lunch and afternoon dressage breaks at Stand number 97. Each session will also include a question and answer session with Martin Herbert from ADHQ, BE’s official testing engineers with BE’s National Safety Officer Jonathan Clissold also in attendance.

For those who cannot attend Friday’s live demonstrations, the pendulum will be fixed throughout the event alongside information boards at the stand.

The FEI last month approved one of the frangible pins developed by British Eventing for use on cross-country fences.

The BE Short Pin for frangible and deformable cross country fences was tested at Badminton House in February, and was approved by the FEI for traditional front fitting and reverse fitting using the BE reverse pinning wires.

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