Our cross-country facilities were designed by Adrian Ditcham of DHA Equestrian Services, with a view to meeting the needs of the individual, the instructor wanting to school, and the Riding or Pony club wishing to organise a rally, Hunter trial or other event.
We take great care of our fences, and frequently carry out repairs on both the jumps themselves and the take-off and landing areas in order to ensure the safety of our customers. Careful management and our free-draining soil means that we rarely suffer from waterlogged ground. Consequently the course is open year round.
We have jumps of heights to suit all riders' abilities:
The Schooling Area was designed with flexibility in mind. Customers can make use of over 40 different obstacles, some fixed and some portable, all in one place - a great advantage for instructors who no longer need to slog around an entire course to provide their pupils with variety.
The fences include one of two water complexes at Three Maids Chasers, a ditch, step complex and a variety of rustic and more formal jumps. The portable fences allow instructors to set-up an infinite number of combinations in order to give their pupils a fresh challenge each time they visit.
When it was created the whole Schooling Area was de-stoned using a special landscaping machine. It was then resown with a special Gallops grass mix in order to give the best possible surface.
In addition to the Schooling Area is the Hunter Trial Circuit. There is no extra cost for using this part of Three Maids Chasers, and it provides yet more challenges for our customers, including permanent features like a second water complex, The Quarry, a large bank complex, logs, logpiles and other rustic fences.
The loop begins and ends in the Schooling Field, making it ideal for competitions. Although the portable fences are usually in the Schooling Field, some of these can be placed around the Hunter Trial Course for competitions.
Below is a GoPro video of the whole circuit.
For more information on hiring the Cross Country Faciilities for competitions or large groups please see the 'Events' pages.