The course will be built by London Eventing - a consortium made up of some of the most respected horse trials course builders in the UK. Between them, Jonathan Clissold, Adrian Ditcham, Andrew Hunter and Scott Brickell are responsible for the cross country tracks at numerous British Eventing one day events; a selection of international events; and one of the world’s leading four star courses at Burghley Horse Trials.
They will support LOCOG's Equestrian Manager Tim Hadaway and Course Designer Sue Benson by developing plans for and building the Cross Country courses for the Test Event in 2011 and the Games themselves in 2012.
The team will ensure the course is of the highest standard, while respecting Greenwich’s status as a World Heritage Site and a much loved and used public park.
Tim Hadaway said: 'We are very pleased with the appointment of London Eventing. We were in the privileged position of being able to consider a number of teams from the UK, all of whom would be considered as being amongst the leading builders in the World.'
Jonathan Clissold, Project Manager for London Eventing said: 'We look forward to working with the London Organising Committee. This is a stunning venue and we can’t wait to develop a course that will showcase Greenwich and its unique heritage.
'Our team has a lot of much experience of developing courses in historic Parks including Burghley and Windsor Park and we will be looking to this as we work in this beautiful environment.'