Equestrians can enjoy the Equestrian Cross Country Course at Fort Tuthill County Park. Located on the north side of the park, the cross country course is open dawn to dusk, year-round, weather permitting, and dependent upon reserved events. Check out a map to see where the course is located.
2018 Blackout Dates for the Equestrian Cross Country Course
April 4-10 for Maintenance
May 15-23 for Maintenance and Event Preparation
May 24-27 for Events
June 14-17 for Events
June 25 - July 4 for Maintenance and Event Preparation
July 5-15 for Events
To reserve the Course for a special event, please contact our special event coordinator, parksrec (at) coconino.az.gov
The course jumps are marked with U.S. Equestrian Federation Difficulty Levels:
Blue - Pre-comp
Yellow - Beginner Novice
White - Novice
Black - Training
Green - Preliminary
Red - Intermediate
Below are rules regarding the Fort Tuthill Cross Country Course:
Arena use hours: dawn to dusk; year round; weather permitting.
The Cross Country Course (Course) is available for use by Coconino County Parks and Recreation (CCPR) approved events and for individual users.
The Cross Country Course will be closed to all public use during scheduled event days. Please contact the CCPR office at 928-679-8000 or visit the website, to get the current calendar of events.
The Course is for recreational use only; no lessons or commercial use is permitted.
Jumps are rated as shown on the jumps difficulty rating system/scale and marked on the course. It is your responsibility to know your skill level and ride within your ability.
Horses must be under the control of the owner at all times.
Glass containers, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco products are not allowed in the Course area.
Motorized vehicles, including ATVs, are not allowed in the Course area.
Adult supervision is recommended for riders under 18 years of age.
The Course may be closed by the Parks and Recreation department if conditions are unsafe or if maintenance activities are scheduled.
No unauthorized building or modification to any of the jumps within the Course.
The equestrian Cross Country Course is a non-supervised facility. Equestrian jumping is a hazardous recreational activity. Helmets and other protective riding equipment are recommended.
Use of this facility may result in broken bones, paralysis, or other serious or fatal injury.
Coconino County is not responsible for injuries to users or their horses (A.R.S. 12-553). Please report violations of the Course rules or unsafe conditions to (928) 679-8000. www.coconino.az.gov/parks