Pipestave Hill Fall/Winter UPDATE & CROSS COUNTRY COURSE INFO:
Please be respectful of your horse's safety as well as your own.
XC Course CLOSED
Course reopens at the end of June 2020
PLEASE NO JUMPING
The rings are for mounted riding only if condition are safe.
We ask you to be aware of ground conditions; We are a natural riding area where the soil is a mix of sand, dirt and clay which means varied footing. Wet weather and varying temperatures leave areas icy, hard, muddy and who knows within feet of each other. One area may be fine and firm and a few feet away can be soft and easily treacherous.
Use horse sense.
Please be sure to leave no hay or manure in parking areas.
During Winter course is not for beginners. When snow arrives hills are dangerous and jumping is not permitted.
In Spring WALKING is permitted in the fields. Please remember the footing can be slippery and soft after a heavy rain and use caution to stay safe and not damage the footing. During the Spring thaw some areas are extremely slippery and hooves will sink deep in others. The jumps will be tied off for the winter and early spring. Check here for when the course will open again in the late spring. Course opens at the end of June.
THE RINGS ARE FOR MOUNTED RIDING & HAND GRAZING ONLY
SERIOUS DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE TO THE FOOTING IN THE PAST BY LUNGING AND OTHER SIMILAR ACTIVITIES.
The rings, trails and fields are open for your hacking pleasure ONLY when the footing is firm enough... please use mowed paths only in every field and be considerate and do not damage the footing. Trailer parking is in the gravel parking area near the rings, accessed through the main entrance.
Please remove all your hay and manure when you go, as we share this area with other activities.