Dear riders, their Families, Friends and Volunteers,
We have been keeping a careful eye on the weather and it looks like we will have more rain before the weekend. It is supposed to be dry on Sunday! YEAH!
I have been dragging our cross country skid jumps around to make optimum use of well drained land. As you may know Marta Marks and Sharon Miesen both road XC in the pouring rain in our February Derby and remarked how good the footing was.
This weekend the Dressage will be on higher ground where the SJ course is usually set. The SJ will be on the very well drained field to the south of our house, near the Pecan Grove. We moved the SJ Warm Up fences close to the SJ so that trainers can keep an eye on both dressage and SJ. The Cross Country now starts to the WEST of our house across from the drive. Warm Ups are in the horse pasture on high ground close by!
Our own riders were galloping around our front pasture this last week end and the going was perfect. We are blessed with SANDY LOAM soil which drains really well.
Please get your entries in to Kathi by Wednesday and pray for nice weather. If there is any concern about XC footing you are welcome to just ride a Combined Test. Ride times will be posted.
In the event of saturated ground on Saturday it may be necessary to RESTRICT XC SCHOOLING to those who are entered for the HORSE TRIALS! PLEASE check with us on website to see if the XC course will be open for schooling on Saturday.
Perhaps you can spread the word on Facebook!