Posted on February 2, 2012 at 1:10 AM
Well we got a bit of a surprise at Island 22 today.If you read the updates on our Facebook page you would have heard about the Bike Park that is being built at Island 22 on the other side of the dyke - not the horse side. We have been in negotiations with the City and FVRD to make sure that the horse interests are looked after.They just were a tad behind on letting us know that due to construction that has started on the bike park this week and more than a few spectators that are ignoring the safety zones they have had to shut the park down for a few weeks.
The park is closed Monday to Friday from February 1 -17th. IT IS OPEN ON WEEKENDS!
- The rings are in amazing condition. Perfect.There are still 8 to 10 stadium jumps in the front ring depending on how you set them up. LEAVE THEM THERE. Don't drag them onto the course please.
- There is a tiny bit of water in the water jump but it is fluctuating.There are 4 courses (Pre-Entry to Training) still set up on course. It was a brilliant Training course so I challenge Preliminary riders to give it a try.
- We are going to try to remove the jumps that are in the center trails as these areas tend to be wetter. If possible can you please avoid the jumps that are in obvious wet areas to preserve the footing.
- The baby ditch footing should be good but the bigger ditch is in a wetter area so please check the footing before using. The gate house is closed so the park is free to use just use at your own risk and please respect the jumps, rings and property.
The Mt. Cheam Pony Club 2 Day Event is held this Easter Weekend. Forms will be up on the website soon so please stay tuned.