A History of England in 12 Fences


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Course for day 1 of the Olympic jumping competition. Photo by Jennifer Bryant. 

Today’s course for the first jumping qualifier of the 2012 London Olympic Games, designed by Bob Ellis, was a whirlwind tour of London and environs. Each of the 12 obstacles paid homage to  an important landmark or historical note. The Cliffs Notes of English history, if you will.

Care to take a tour? Let’s go.

Fence 1, the Old Royal Naval College and the Queen's House. Photo by Jennifer Bryant.

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