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Facility

Our facility offers a full complement of training resources, dressage rings, jump ring, XC course, race track and an indoor facility.

Outdoor Dressage Ring

Outdoor Dressage Ring

The newest addition to Morningside Training Farm is a large outdoor arena. It was built in June, 2012, and is one large ring with two regulation dressage rings inside. There is room for both rings with a 5 meter perimeter around each ring to allow proper space for shows. Morningside Training Farm keeps one ring set at regulation size (20×60) and one set as a small ring (20×40) to allow schooling of both upper and lower level event tests, as well as dressage clients.

The new rings are on Attwood’s latest GGT footing. This premier, dust-free footing creates the perfect surface for schooling on the flat.

Outdoor Jump Ring

Outdoor Jump Ring

The 190 x 250 Outdoor Ring has new, state of the art Pinnacle footing developed by Attwood Equestrian Surfaces and debuted at the World Equestrian Games, provides the ultimate riding surface for all disciplines. Morningside Training Farm has a full set of jumper and show hunter jumps for use by both tenants and ship-in clients. Cavaletti built by David Hildebrand are also available for training in the outdoor. Jumps include gates, planks, roll top, liverpool, coop, skinny, 12 and 24 walls, a corner, and many colorful new flower boxes.

The indoor arena is not typically offered for schooling and we don’t maintain a jump course in this arena.

Indoor Arena

Indoor Arena

The Indoor Arena at Morningside Training Farm is 70 x 145 with GGT footing, which makes the indoor dust free. The indoor has recently been renovated with a new lighting system, mirrors, and a sound system. It is a great location for schooling in the heat, and is also where we host many of our clinics. We maintain a course of jumps in the ring all year. The course changes at least every 2 weeks. Ship-in customers are permitted to adjust the jumps as they need but are asked to please put return them to their original places before leaving.

Cross Country

Cross Country

We have two areas for cross country schooling, the XC hill and the XC infield (inside the training track). Eric Bull of ETB Equine Construction has built all of our portables, water complex, ditches and drops to the highest quality. Olympian Nina Fout has worked closely with Eric on the design of all jumps and the water complex.

The XC hill boasts over 25 portable jumps ranging in size from 2′ 6″ to 3′ 3″, a skinny wedge, three drops, two ditches, two flights of national size safety fence hurdles (4’3″), and a water complex (120′ x 140′) with both riveted walls (drops) and soft edges. The water complex offers endless training possibilities, from basic introduction to water to preliminary steps!

The XC infield offers over 10 portable jumps ranging in size from 2′ 3″ to 3′, a lake to swim with your horse, and a 9″ deep ‘splash’ to trot or gallop your horse through. The outdoor training ring is situated in the infield and can be jumped into or out of as part of the XC course.

Track

Track

We have a 5/8 mile sand horse training track which is maintained daily. The track allows for conditioning a horse on footing, while our hills are great I mix in strength work. The track is available for galloping from 6-10am every day. After 10am, only trotting or very slow cantering are allowed on the track, so that other horses can use the outdoor rings without distraction.