They call it a 3/4 bc the XC course isn't full length. Sometimes it's shorter, but this year the pre-entry (2'6) equivalent is 1390m, so pretty comparable to other local events. They use parts of the Grand Prix field, the track, thru other riding rings, a small designated XC area, then back on the track and thru the field.
Well here is the update... My star pony and I LOVED it and proved it with the win!! Couldn't be prouder of her (and a little of myself).
We decided to actually canter the x country course because she was totally manageable and quite honestly, it was way too much fun not to haha. The fences were no where near the size I've been schooling which was good and bad. I was worried that the respect would be lost, but it worked out and gave us the confidence we needed. I'm hoping that we don't get cocky next time...that's right you read next time
I can't wait to try this again! The whole experience was amazing. The people were awesome and it was a blast!
Thanks everyone for the encouragement in the beginning, we may have created a x country monster lol
If you think I am high maintenance, you should meet my horse!
Moo and I also won our division (a first for us!). This event was really well done, especially for the ridiculously affordable entry. What a great experience! The facility, management, course... all of it
Here is the whole album, if that is easier to flip through:
I've known Pacificprima a few years now, but somehow had never seen her mare going -- what a stunner! I wish my photographer friend (All photo credits to Jen Lockhart!) had been able to come the day prior and get pacificprima's dressage photos -- wowza! And Moo was as easy as ever, I honestly think a monkey could steer him around a course.