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The Working Equitation Obstacles

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90 Acres of Cross Country Bliss

Big Sky Horse Park’s cross country course includes Smurf, Beginner-Novice, Novice, Training and Modified Training levels. All users must have an annual cross country pass or pay the day use fee + day use cross country fee to school. *See links to purchase and course maps below.


Riders using the course must wear an ASTM approved helmet and have at least one other rider or ground person present with a cell phone. Protective vests are highly recommended when riding the cross-country course and mandatory at all Park sponsored cross-country events. 


Use of the course is $15 per day for members, or  $30 per day for non-members ($15 course pass plus the $15 day use fee). Annual unlimited cross country-course pass is $60 in addition to an annual membership fee. Fees can be paid on-line (see link below) or forms may be downloaded and mailed to MHC PO Box 3841 Missoula, MT 59806. Marked and unmarked hazards exist. Please stay on designated trails.

The Park hosts 2 Flying Colors Mini Events each year. These one day events include dressage, cross country and showjumping all in one show. The course will be closed to non-event riders and other users during and immediately prior to cross-country events, which are all listed on the Park's event calendar.

Smurf Course

Course has 12 jumps, up to 18″ in height, with White numbers on Purple background. Course distance is 675 meters and optimum time is 5 minutes.

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