ooh, riven - any chance if you go you could take some photos and post them??
The first horse trials I ever went to watch were at Grass Ridge, in maybe 1973?? I vividly remember standing beside the stadium ring watching rounds and seeing a rider come off over her horses' head, landing with the whole bridle in her hand....
It would be fun to see the facility now! Have a great time if you go!
I would call the X-Cs at Grass Ridge the best in Area 9 and 10. They are tough, very well designed and built.
They have every thing, the tight turns, technical parts and the big galloping.
Absolute fantastic a real kick.
Only draw back for me its 11 hours to far at the present.
One advice don't crash into the waters, they stink pretty bad
now Grass Ridge was traditionally a move up course (until 2004 or so, right?). Were there issues when they first ramped up the difficulty?
It's hard to believe that I moved 4 years ago and haven't ridden at that event since 2000 - the year of the great deluge and cancelled XC. I'm feeling old! (although I volunteered the years between when I rode and when I moved)
Move up naturally, you do Grass Ridge nowadays if you plan to move up next year.
A real Move Up Course.
The Prelim course is a real nice move up test for I and so on all the way down to Novice.
That I have no use for them, does not mean, that I don't know them and don't know how to use them.