Normandy challenge – The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games is taking place in Normandy, France.
Endurance test – The Endurance race is held over 160 kilometers and is completed in one day.
Horsing around – More than 70 nations, 1,000 athletes and as many horses take part in the Games which includes eight different events and is held every four years.
Normandy challenge – Maria Mercedes Alvarez Ponton, riding a horse named Nobby, needed just over seven and a half hours to complete the course on her way to winning gold for Spain in 2010.
Normandy challenge – The Endurance race takes place in the middle of the countryside, on a course that contains less than 10% hard-surface roads.
Normandy challenge – Sheik Hamdan bin Mohamed Al Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates won gold in the individual event after winning in a total riding time of 8:08:28.