Please join us for two days of cross-country schooling at FENCE!
Come familiarize yourself and your horse with the cross-country course (including at least three new jumps and a full water complex) ahead of our official Horse Trials in October.
Date: September 21-22, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., both days
Fee: $40 (includes one water complex time slot)
Location: Foothills Equestrian Nature Center, 3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon, NC 28782
The water complex will be available by reservation for 20-minute slots. Contact Colleen at [email protected] to reserve a time slot.
Riders can take to the course any time between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on either or both days. Please bring your entry fee, signed release forms, and coggins to FENCE when you school. Click to print both the TRHC release form and USEA release form which must be filled out. Copies will be also available on site.
Start teaching your horse to jump by working over cavallettis first at the walk and then by trotting over them slowly. Then school him over a variety of small fences at the trot. Schooling over low fences will build the horse's confidence. Then do the same thing at a slow canter. Remember, never force your horse over high fences as he will lose his confidence.
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