The next phase of closures has begun in Greenwich Park as the cross country course for this July's Olympic test event takes shape.
Most of the east side of the park will now be inaccessible until July 10th as dozens of jumps are placed around the course by course builders, London Eventing.
The cross country course for the Greenwich Park Eventing International will not be as difficult as next year's Olympics but it will still be challenging for the "younger and less experienced" horses expected at the test event, says Eventing Manager, Alec Lochore.
They will be ridden by top class riders, however, and the best four in world are expected to be at the Test Event.
A variety of fence styles will be used around the course including tree trunk jumps, brush fences, flowerbed jumps and novelties such as oversized benches.
"We''ll make some more bespoke ones for the Games but for this it's less about what the jumps look like and it's more about the types of jump and it's about the course designer, Sue Benson, being able to test out certain design concepts." explains Tim Hadaway, the Equestrian Manager for London 2012..
I asked Sue Benson if there was a "gold standard" cross country track that those in the sport looked upon as being in the one they had to match.
"Well, after this, there's going to be one." she said.
"My dream is that when people go to Rio in five years time, in 2016, they will look at the course and say 'well it's good but not as good as London 2012'"
Pictured: Tim Hadaway