CROSS COUNTRY COURSE STATUS: CLOSED
All our fences are built to British Eventing standard - take-off and landing on over 80 permanent fences are all-weather.
The original course design and construction was by Huw Lochore. New fences and complexes are under continuous development under the supervision of Tim Bennett, who sits on the designers' and course-builders' panels for British Eventing.
All our courses are available for schooling and training, to individuals and to groups:
2' 3" training course: designed for younger and less experienced riders and horses, with a wide variety of forgiving fences incorporating water, ditch, pallisade, logs etc.
British Eventing Intro course: a variety of inviting fences, including the water complex, brick kiln complex, houses and Island
British Eventing Pre-Novice course: as above, but a slightly more challenging course incorporating a track through the woods
British Eventing Novice course: Brand new in 2007, our most technical fences on the course
- Unaffilliated courses ranging in height from 2' 3" to 3' 6", incorporating some fences not featured in the affilated courses
Eland Lodge Cross Country Obstacles
The key aim of the Eland Lodge cross country course is to provide riders with a broad and varied range of obstacles of as many types as possible to ensure that their schooling is varied, interesting and as comprehensive as possible and their competition is exhilarating and challenging. There have been many changes in the course over the last twelve months with enhancements of many of the existing jumps and the creation of entirely new ones with in some cases significant improvement in the presentation and safety of the obstacle, key amongst these developments being the installation of all weather take off?s and landings at all of the permanent fences to ensure that whether wet or dry the jump itself is safe. The course developments will not stop here, there are significant plans in build for more improvements during the winter closed season and it is our ambition to continue enhancing the course toward the establishment of a genuine BE open standard track. This development will not be at the expense of the more novice riders however, the Mini track is also being improved and expanded in concert with the other more demanding alternatives to give a complete range of experiences over the full spectrum of rider ability.
Hire the Cross Country Course for Schooling: £25 per horse - no time limit
Check out the gallery page for photos of our Cross Country Fences.