Course Walk: Larkin Hill Debuts Area I’s Newest Preliminary Track

Fence 8A & 8B — Pole to Step In. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

Following the loss of a number of key events in Area I, Larkin Hill stepped up to host a Preliminary division — and it debuts today!

Event organizer Margie Hutchison stepped forward and committed the 100-acre venue to host a Preliminary division in order to support local upper level riders after the cancellation of of Stuart Horse TrialsKing Oak Farm Horse Trials and Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials.

Joan Davis of Flatlandsfoto generously offered to take EN on a “virtual” course walk around the country’s newest Preliminary track. Designed by Tremaine Cooper, the course loops generously around the property with plenty of beefy, technical and galloping elements to go around.

The new track is currently supported by portable loans from other venues in New York, but Larkin Hill is in the process of building their own fences to support this level of competition in Area I for years to come. So far they’ve raised nearly $5,000 of the $50,000 goal. Click here to donate via GoFundMe. To make a tax-deductible donation through the American Horse Trials Foundation, please contact Sharyn Antico at 413-454-4158.

[Larkin Hill Horse Trials Preliminary XC Course GoFundMe]

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