2018 Spring Horse Trials

February 24, 2018

Our Spring Horse Trial is scheduled to be a great warmup for Southern Pines I, at the Carolina Horse Park.


The rolling (hilly) sand-based turf will feature inviting courses at the Training, Novice, Beginner Novice, Maiden and Green as Grass levels.  The Training course will have several true Training level questions, along with more distance and a higher speed.  Novice and Beginner Novice courses will include water, banks, ditches, and trakehners.
The Maiden course may have a small bank (up or down), a small shallow ditch, and an optional 'run-thru' at the water complex.  There won't be a ditch for Green as Grass, but the course may include a small bank, and has an optional water crossing.


Dress will be informal--no jackets required, and certainly no braiding!  Boots or half-chaps are fine, but an approved helmet, safety vest, and medical armband or bracelet are a must.  USEA rules will govern your horse's tack, except that hoof boots are allowed for all phases (even if they have gaiters).


Come out and enjoy a fun-filled day at the Spring Trial to experience the thrill of Cross Country--and all that other anxiety-producing stuff!