The next decision is the size. The canopy sizes that I'm considering are: 10' x 20', 10' x 30', 18' x 20', 18' x 30', and 18' x 40'. The tent sizes that I'm considering are: 20' x 20', 20' x 30' or 20' x 40'.
Now for the big question, where do we put it? I have three proposed sites. The picture will show you where the proposed sites are starting at the right near the drive and going clockwise. The X marks where the food trailer is located and the porta jons are to the east (right of the food trailer.
|Proposed sites are marked with a black line|
Site # 2 is behind the pasture fence to the south of the pond and near the ditch jumps. The pros of this location: close to the food trailer, porta jons and barns, out of the way in regards to the dressage while still having a fairly good view, can see cross country fences in the area, relatively close to the arenas for clinics and camps, protected from the wind and a small pond behind it. The cons for site # 2 are: somewhat inconvenient access, close to the ditch jumps and may cause a distraction, the site is lower and the view of the water jump and dressage is not as good as site # 1, limited space which will limit the size of the tent and may lack a breeze on hot days.
Site # 3 is right next to the pond. The pros for this site : a pleasant location to hang out, view of dressage rings (hopefully Dave has trimmed the limbs enough for a good view), good view of cross country fences and can see more jumps in the pasture than sites 1 & 2, plenty of room to put any size tent, and it is more accessible to spectators who park up near the house.The cons for location # 3 is that it is further from the food, porta jons, the barns and the arenas (especially for clinics and camps), and people would have to access this site by crossing the cross country track.
As you can see, there are pros and cons to all of the sites. I'm hoping you can help me out with your input. If I don't hear from you, you'll be stuck with what I choose ;)
The survey is located to the right of the post and will be open for 2 weeks. Thanks for your input.