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Re: [RC] [RC] First Time at Foxcatcher in Fair Hill - Flora Hillman

Title: Clear Stationery
Unfortunately, I had to cancel out of Foxcatcher this year -- missing it for the first time since it was founded. :-(  Sadly, my pony had pulled his sacrum goofing off in the pasture (the idiot), and he had to settle for the acupuncture and chiropractor thing, plus rest, rather than enjoying a day-long trot through the beautiful rolling pasturelands of Maryland.  Really bummed because I love that ride.   (To brighten my mood I went foxhunting instead, and enjoyed the beautiful rolling pasturelands of Northern Virginia while galloping behind a fast moving pack of hounds.)
 
Nice to hear the trail was "over-marked" this year -- I think that's a problem that has garnered complaints in the past, although I never had a problem following the ribbons.  Most people are tempted to go too fast because the terrain is so agreeable to galloping, and I've seen riders over-shoot the markings every year.  The management has always been wonderful and the vets are the friendliest.  
 
The terrain fools you -- it looks easy, but with the constant rolling hills it takes a lot out of a horse. Wish they offered a 50 in the fall, but they only offer a one-day 100.  So... I'll save my gas money and do the (local) Ft Valley 2-day 100 the following week instead.