Upgraded water jump will ask more eventing questions
EVENTING: It will be easier for some and tougher for others when the re-modelled Warwick Horse Trials Club water jump at Morgan Park is used for the first time in March.
Club committee member Dr Cameron Osborne said volunteers had put a lot of time into the course and the main water jump in recent months.
"The water jump will be a little easier for riders in the lower classes but will ask riders in higher classes a few more questions,” he said.
The first event of the year will be the DRB Floats Warwick International on March 16-17 which will go up to the new three-star. The three star of the past is now four star.
The classes have changed this year with the old four-star now referred to as five star and all lower grades have gone up one star.
"Spectators will be able to see more of the action in the cross country as we removed a lot of dead trees and old folage at working bees during the summer,” Dr Osborne said.
"The removal of some trees will make the course safer and it will look more attractive.
"Some boxthorn and prickly pear have also been removed from the course.”
A grant of $2000 from the Southern Downs Regional Council helped with the work.