Djurs Horse and Mountain Trail Park
SINCE 2015, WE HAVE BEEN DREAMING ABOUT, AND WORKING ON, A DANISH MOUNTAIN TRAIL PARK AT OUR LOCATION IN DJURSLAND - DK. NOW, FINALLY, OUR GOAL IS WITHIN SIGHT, AND STUFF IS REALLY starting to HAPPEN!
We want to introduce the internationally known horse sport Mountain- and Extreme Mountain Trail to Denmark. This disciplin is about negotiating different obstacles, in a park dedicated to the purpose. A park that takes inspiration from extreme and mountain like conditions, consisting of both natural and ”man made” obstacles.
With inspiration from the US and Germany, the park will include a mix of pools, water stairs, hills, gravel pits, fallen timber etc. And onto more ”man made”obstacles such as seesaws, bridges, boxes etc. To accomodate both competition and clinics, spectator- parking- and guesthorse facilities will also be included. All, with the purpose of challenging horses and riders in a new and inspiring way!
With Djurs Horse Park we strive towards greater unity across all the different horse disciplines in Denmark. Mountain Trail does not depict between the different disciplines, horsebreeds or equipment used. This means, that Djurs Horse Park and the Mountain Trail park is open for everyone. In that sense, Djurs Horse Park can be a center for all disciplines across Denmark and Scandinavia, where we can learn from each other, be inspired and evolve good horsetraining.
The project is estimated to cost around 1,5 million DKK (200.000 €). We are proud to be the first to dare, jump into this kind of great and costly project, However 1,5 mill is a lot of money, money we need to raise with the help from horse enthusiast in both Denmark and Europe!
Being a private business and not an organisation, we cannot claim subsidy or recieve grants from either state or comumunity, NEVERTHELESS we are proud of being private and believe this to be an important component to ensure the high quality that we want the park to have, and allso to bring profit and labour to our local community.
We are fully depentant on our own hard work, the money we can raise in the crowd funding and the next work with applying for fundings through the few funds that allow business apllications- and we are SO READY for all that work!!
Future plans will be to create a local organisation under the IMTCA. We believe The work is destined to start in the fall of 2017, and be finished early summer 2018, where we will host an AWESOME opening event!