David Evans and Richard Taylor design and build cross country courses and portable cross country jumps. Their scope of work includes everything from supplying portable schooling jumps to building, dressing and maintaining cross country courses for high profile international three day events.
David Evans and Richard Taylor are based in Oxfordshire and travel both nationally and internationally to design and build cross country courses.
David and his team offer a wide range of cross country course building and design services from private training jumps to cross country courses of the highest international standard.
David Evans is senior BE cross country coursebuilder /designer. He is involved in running workshops for course builders and designers in the UK, Europe and Africa among other places.
As well as cross country course building David Evans is course designer at a number horse trials in the UK and abroad.
David and his partner Richard Taylor are at the forefront of cross country course building, having been closely involved in bringing the safetly of horse and rider into course building and xc jump design. David has recently been awarded the The British Eventing Bill Thompson Trophy for his modernising approach to cross country course building.
David, Richard and thier team will build, deliver and install portable cross country jumps, construct permanent jumps and jump complexes on site, and design, build and dress full cross country courses, to your requirements.
Courses are designed to utilise the natural terrain, or groundwork features such as banks, mounds and ditches and water jump complexes can be constrcuted by our dedicated team.
Evans and Taylor jumps and courses draw on their considerable experience of designing and constructing first and foremost for the safety of horse and rider.
Whilst many Evans and Taylor jumps grace high status international events, the same designs can be scaled down to suit horses and riders of all abilities.
As well as permanant features, portable cross country jumps are available from c. 18 inches to 3 ft. 11 in height and of varying width to suit the situation and needs of horses and riders of all abilities. Please see our portables page for more details.
David Evans' trademark chainsaw sculpture log fences and animals carvings can made to almost any design- so long as it is physically possible!
To compliment David's trademark sculpture fences, we also offer a wide range high quality permanent and portable brush fences which can be filled with black or green birch and dressed with greenery, to suit specific requirements.
Among others large and small, David and Richard build Captain Mark Phillips' CCI 3 & 4* courses at Luhmulen in Germany, the Ian Stark designed CIC & CCI3* courses at Chatsworth and Bramham and the Eric Winter designed CCI3* and CIC3* courses at Blenheim Palace. Please follow the links to find out more about these and other cross country courses built by David, Richard and their team.
David, Richard and thier team built the Mike Etherington Smith designed cross country course for the Olympic event in Hong Kong in 2008- Read about the preparations for an olympic event and 'walk' the 2008 course!
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