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Ok, so first things first.
The FEI Classics™ series links the 4-star fixtures on the international Eventing calendar, with points accumulated across the six events:
The Dressage phase at Pau kicks off the competition at 09.00 CET on Friday 14 October.
It’s the only CCI4* event in the northern hemisphere that Olympic Gold medallist Michael Jung has not won.
Jung is the only German at the event, along with 13 other nations.
While he came out on top as the overall winner of the FEI Classics™ title last season, as he won at Kentucky and Badminton, Jung was second last year at Pau.
fischerRocana FST - His 11-year-old mare, with proven 4* form with two victories at Kentucky already.
He also brings his double European gold medal ride fischerTakinou.
1. Les 4 Etoiles de Pau CCI 4* (FRA) – 12 - 16 October 2016
2. Australian International 3 Day Event, Adelaide (AUS) – 3 - 6 November 2016
3. Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event (USA) – 27 - 30 April 2017
4. Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR) – 3 - 7 May 2017
5. Luhmühlen CCI 4* presented by DHL (GER) - 15 -18 June 2017
6. Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR) – 31 August - 3 September 2017
Now you're in the know, check back here on www.fei.org to follow the rest of the competition.
Text by Kate Green & Paul Stretton/FEI
Photogaphy by Trevor Holt & Richard Juilliart/FEI