fleckenawesome on this board sent me a link to photos of the entire training xc...of course I can't find it now. It is lovely! She competed there in the spring - PM her and I'm sure she'll give you the lowdown.
All xc courses lovely- Jon Wells built them, you can tell very easily the "question" he is asking with each fence, they aren't just randomly plopped down onto the hillside. Course encourages galloping, training has a corner (rides well) a small full coffin, water is a coop, a few strides to run-in, bank out, 1-2 strides to another coop. Here is a link to some pics: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...2146b05&type=1
Was there in May for the driving trial - stabling then was the standard tent style shedrow. XC looked like a nice course - we certainly enjoyed the hazards!
Thank you. I just couldn't get a picture in my head of the stalls. Wonder what my horse will think. We're sleeping in our trailer, but friends wants to stay in a nearby hotel. If you heard good or bad about the closest ones, I'd appreciate any tips!!
Have a blast! I have a kid going up to Morven so I'm heading there to handhold, but I really want to run more of Jon Wells' courses. Tryon XC last year was the most fun I've had XC in eons!
"Next year in Jerusalem/at Windridge" as they say...
Carolinadreamin' we stayed on the grounds with the then new RV hook ups. It was a bit of an adventure thanks to Duke Power, but the organizer went above and beyond to get a big ass generator to keep all of us menopausal women from having meltdowns over no power. We'll go back again for the driving trial and husband wants to event there if we can fit it in our schedule.
The only complaint I had about the venue was the dressage ring (needed watering and was stone dust - which can get deep for carriages) The stone dust part shouldn't be an issue for eventers. It was located off in the woods, nice and quiet, unless you have a horse who doesn't like to be alone. . .
they have a horrible website and when we went we literally could not get times until arriving there on friday. I don't think that is acceptable.
the XC is awesome.
There was no power in the stabling.
I would go again though, for the XC.