The inaugural Stable View Advanced Oktoberfest Horse Trials takes place this weekend in Aiken, and everyone’s been looking forward to the unveiling of the new Captain Mark Phillips’ designed Advanced course.
A preview of what lies in store for all the tracks (Beginner Novice – Prelim and Advanced) popped up on Stable View’s Facebook page this morning, and they kindly granted us permission to share the photos on EN.
Have a look:
It looks great, and we can’t wait to see how it rides! Lisa Thomas notes that there are some fun and educational opportunities to discover the new track. Take it away, Lisa!
In celebration of the first Advanced horse trials, Stable View is hosting several course walks throughout the morning of the Advanced and Preliminary competition on Saturday, Oct. 1. If you plan to attend the event in Aiken, please plan to register that morning for course walks.
Capt. Mark Phillips will lead a cross country course walk at 9:30 a.m., with Olympian Boyd Martin also leading a course walk at 10:30 a.m.; both will leave promptly from the start box at that scheduled time. You can see the new Advanced course firsthand, featuring ETB Jumps on the irrigated grass track, derby field and new galloping lanes.
There will also be stadium course walks hosted by leading industry course designer Richard Jeffery throughout the morning in the outdoor stadium arena from 9 a.m.-noon. A donation of $10 is suggested to join in the course walks, with proceeds supporting a wonderful organization in the Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons.
Finally, a ribbon cutting ceremony to present the new Advanced level cross country course will be held at noon at the Offset Combination at fence 20. Please join us for this celebration.
The weekend is certain to be action-packed with incredible horse sport and plenty of entertainment with local vendors, sponsor parties and a bit of non-equestrian horse power as well, and we hope to see you there. Check out all of the Advanced Oktoberfest horse trials event on the Stable View website here.