Plenty to Do in the Pines: Aspen Farms Advanced Cross Country Preview

Fence #13: Pinnacle Table. Photo via CrossCountry App.

The Pacific Northwest is a majestic corner of our country, and Aspen Farms Horse Trials in Yelm, Washington, has made itself right at home within the region’s natural beauty. The event, which kicks off with dressage today, features Beginner Novice through Advanced divisions as well as hosting the Area VII Championships.

A walk around Tremaine Cooper’s Advanced cross country course reveals a showcase of rugged, outdoorsy themes …

Fence #4AB: Axe and Red Roof.

Fence #5: Elk Trap. Photo via CrossCountry App.

Fence #17: Jeep. Photo via CrossCountry App.

Fence #19A: Salmon. Photo via CrossCountry App.

… with a wide range of questions testing both bravery and obedience. The course features 24 numbered fences and 35 efforts across 3,781-meter track, with an optimum time of six minutes and thirty-eight seconds.

The Advanced division has just completed dressage — here are those standings:

Best of luck to all! Take a virtual tour of the course thanks to Tremaine and our friends at CrossCountry App below.

Keep up with show coverage on Aspen Farms Horse Trials’ Facebook page. P.S. The event could still use a few volunteers, especially on Sunday! Sign up here.

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