Yelm, Washington makes for one heck of a beautiful background for a horse trial. Aspen Farms competitors were mostly spared from the smoke and ash of the wildfires that are raging through the pacific northwest, and so they reveled in 70 degree temperatures and scattered clouds.
Nearly 300 competitors descended upon Aspen Farms for the Area VII Championships and their famed Advanced division – the only one in Washington state.
Their cross country track is full of whimsical fences that wind their way through the forest. The setting makes you think a fairy may jump out to meet you on your course walk.
They have a fantastic crew at Aspen, and we share their weekend through the eyes of the Aspen Farms instagram page. You can see more by following them @AspenFarmsHorseTrials. Enjoy, EN!