Obstacles/Hazards
Grand Oaks HDTCompetitionObstacles/Hazards 
The marathon course will have grass, rolling hills and paved roads.
  • Training Level:  5 obstacles and about 7 km for DT and 11 for CDE. There will be a water obstacles, but with a dry land option and one optional splash on course. In each obstacle: 3 gates A-B-C. There is no cantering allowed anywhere on the course.
  • Preliminary Level:  6 obstacles and about 8 km for DT and 12 for CDE.  In each obstacle: 4 gates A-B-C-D. There is no cantering allowed on course in between obstacles, but cantering is allowed in the obstacles.  There is one water obstacles and one splash on course.
  • Intermediate Level:  6 obstacles and about 9 km for DT and 13 for CDE.  In each obstacle: 5 gates A-B-C-D-E.  There is one water obstacles and one splash on course.

Note that VSEs and small ponies do not need a navigator, but large ponies, horses, and any multiples require a navigator on the marathon

 

ASTM Safety Helmets are REQUIRED for all persons on the carriage. Safety vests for driver and navigator are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED and REQUIRED for junior drivers.