"Yesterday (August 11, 2016) I had the opportunity to gallop a track for the first time on what felt like world class footing at #tryoninternationalequestriancenter. More coverage will be out soon but I thought I'd beat them to the punch so you can hear it straight from the horses mouth. After galloping a portion of the track I could honestly say Mark has figured out the formula for beautiful footing. I was skeptical that the footing was either going to be too premature where I'd be slipping everywhere, or too bouncy with the talk of synthetic ground. It was neither. The grass was super thick, the root system is deep and the footing is firm. I galloped at various speeds and through turns to test the stability of the footing. There was no slipping nor did I ever punch in deep or saw grass flying up behind me. This is going to be a Championships course, so buckle up and be prepared. My horse Monte was wonderful with the drone flying about so there will be some video out soon as well so you can see for yourself. The future for Eventing at TIEC is really bright and expanding. These guys not only work fast, they work smart."