I am a rider with a primarily hunter/jumper background who is an in-progress convert to eventing with my pony. I am located in middle Tennessee (MTSU, to be exact) and while I have plenty of access to dressage help as well as jumps and some show jumping help, I am in search of some professional help to get me safely into cross-country. Kaiser and I have successfully jumped outside of the arena, whether it’s random stuff on the trail or courses on grass, but we have no experience with cross-country specific obstacles such as jumping into/out of water, ditches, banks, drops, etc.
So I’m looking for opportunities to work on this - whether it be going schooling with a trainer or group, or taking lessons with someone with access to a cross country course. I have a trailer and am willing to travel, but I’m looking for reasonably priced and hopefully somewhat close to Murfreesboro!
I have done lots of google searches but I’m looking for personal recommendations: who you like, and why, and who to avoid. Or opportunities I might not find on google (for instance: Percy Warner Park…when is it open??? I can’t figure it out).
Thanks in advance.