Riders should have the chance to keep their horses fit and their skills honed even if they can’t go south to Aiken or Ocala for the winter. Winter in the Mid-Atlantic can prove a challenge for those with long-term training plans and competitive goals. With the ground in turns frozen or muddy, consistent work for horse and rider is not always possible. Cross-country fences on all-weather footing give riders a more stable training option. To that end, the derby course is also open for schooling daily by appointment through March 08, at a cost of $50 per horse/rider combination. There are jumps ranging from Introductory (18”) through Preliminary on the course. Call ahead and jumps can be customized to what you’re working on. The XC schooling course is also included in this price.