On a rather foggy Saturday February 16, Tina Cook, multi medal winning Olympian rider, came to Petworth Schooling Course, to open the new cross-country training venue for West Sussex.
Set in the beautiful South Downs National Park, this course is an easily accessed, friendly training venue near Petworth, West Sussex. The aim is to provide a place for everyone to feel welcome, from the novice to the more experienced.
Using knowledge from members of the P.S.C. team and technical support from Adrian Ditcham, (designer of the London 2012 Olympic cross-country course), this venue has something for everyone.
The opening day comprised four training sessions of riders being coached over a variety of obstacles spread across the site.
Many equestrians in the area, will remember the Petworth Horse Trials, on which this site is partially based.
The focus of this latest venture is on the grass roots level of eventing, with plenty for riders from Pony Club to adults, this was seen in the mixture of riders attending the day. The addition of the 400m uphill grass gallops, makes this a must for anyone training and ensuring their horse is fit.
Tina commented on the great selection of jumps offered on the course. She also remarked that the undulating ground makes this a great site for schooling for novice riders and horses- right through to more established partnerships, including her own horses.
For more details of up and coming clinics at this top class facility, what’s available at P.S.C., as well as how to book in for individual sessions, please visit the website at www.petworthschoolingcourse.co.uk or find it on Facebook.