TulipSprings Courses

Courses at TulipSprings

The courses are designed by Mogie Bearden-Muller with consultation from Captain Mark Phillips. They were built by Bert Wood, who also builds Woodside, Rebecca Farms, and Galway, so the courses will look familiar and will be good schooling for those competitions.

Efforts are designed to be inviting at each level, so they are appropriate for move-up or confidence building at that level. Each type of obstacle is represented at many levels so the horse can learn the basic idea and then easily move up to the next level.

Newly constructed courses were completed in Fall 2007. Several improvements are made yearly, reflecting current competition challenges.

We offer full regulation courses at Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, and Preliminary. We also have several "Grasshopper" and  Intermediate efforts. Fun for everyone!

View of course
Some of the jumps at TulipSprings
Mo at Wedge
Mo at the wedge out of the water

Course Elements

  • Beginner Novice
    17 efforts; 1500 meters. Optional water, ditch, and bank.
  • Novice
    22 efforts (max 20 for competitions); 1600 meters including water and bank. Ditch option.
  • Training
    22 efforts, 2000 meters. Water, bank, trakehner, coffin and Berlin wall.
  • Preliminary
    24 efforts, 2200 meters. Water, bank, trakehner, coffin, corner and Berlin wall.
  • Intermediate Questions
    Corner-to-corner line, maximum tables.  (More to come.)

Elements Added for more schooling options:

  • Intermediate chevron
  • Steeplechase fences (T and P)
  • Prelim water bounce
  • Ditch and stream line
    with "grasshopper" through Prelim elements, including a Novice trakehner
  • Training corner
    with four approaches and optional water
  • "Baby" bank complex
  • Atomic Crater! (An alternative to a sunken road)
  • New options frequently added