Mary Hirsch: Advanced Course Debuts at Texas Rose Horse Park

Advanced Course Debuts at Texas Rose Horse Park

Mary Hirsch


The Ranger Report of the course running this weekend at Texas Rose Horse Park: After months of new construction, it is ready to go!  Bring your skills!  The new Advanced course, designed by Capt. Mark Phillips, has challenges, but is fair for an early-season first-time-ever debut.


Ranger the black labrador has thoroughly reviewed the course at all levels and has personally jumped almost everything.  He says the water is especially fun.  Here is Ranger at the November 2012 Texas Rose HP horse trials.




Advanced Course Debut at Texas Rose Horse Park –  this weekend!

Texas Rose Horse Park, home of 3 annual horse trials including the 2013 AEC’s in September, has built the only currently-competing Advanced course in the midwest.


A quick look through the 2012 USEA Omnibus shows a simple fact:  Most USEA Areas do not offer a horse trials or event with an Advanced division.  That includes the four contiguous Areas in the center of the United States, IV, V, IX and X, stretching from Illinois in the east to the state line of California in the west.


But that changes this weekend!  Saturday morning is an historic day of cross-country firsts for the Texas Rose Horse Park and eventing in the midwest.  The first horse out of the start box makes the first run over the first Advanced course available in Area V in over twenty years.  Designed by Capt. Mark Phillips, construction has been integrated with the courses at every level, over grassy slopes and excellent natural footing.


Texas Rose Horse Park, a high-quality show and event facility with 7 arenas, hundreds of permanent stalls for visiting horses and a cross-country course for every level, is the realization of a grand dream and years of dedication and hard work by owners Kathy and Kim Brunson along with many other supporters and family.  It is located within a day’s drive of a large part of the Midwest and Southeast.  With an annual schedule of two events in the spring and two more in the fall, suddenly Upper-Level horizons are expanding for riders in Area V … and the Areas beyond as well.


Stay tuned to Eventing Nation for updates and photos this weekend!


Link to Eventing Nation’s article on constructing the Advanced course (August 2012)


Link to Texas Rose live scoring


Link to the Texas Rose Horse Park website


Link to the NTEA (North Texas Eventing Association ) Facebook update page for the weekend



November 2012 – Intermediate course at Texas Rose Horse Park. Photo by Mary Hirsch



November 2012 – Novice course at Texas Rose Horse Park. Photo by Mary Hirsch


Texas Rose Horse Park. Photo by Mary Hirsch



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