The 12th renewal of the National Championships will be contested over the grounds of Nebraska's largest and most historic state park. Fort Robinson, located in the panhandle region of northwestern Nebraska, is comprised of over 22,000 acres of rolling prairie, rocky bluffs, and tree lined creeks. Fort Robinson was an active military post from 1874 to 1948
This location offers the unique luxury of having lodging and horse boarding adjacent to the field trial courses, just minutes from the starting line. Affordable lodging is provided via rental of historic houses that have been refurbished. Horse stables are available and must be used within the park. RV camping spaces with electric hookups are also available. Modern restrooms are just a short walk from the starting line.
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The weather at Fort Robinson is relatively mild in early October with an average high temperature of 75F and low of 44F. Average annual precipitation for October is less than 1.5 inches.
We hope that the central location and convenient accommodations will entice you to join us for the running of the Championships and companion stakes. To get driving directions from your location to the grounds Click Here. The nearest airport is 125 miles away in Rapid City, South Dakota. Several major airlines have service to this airport.
The course generally follows Soldier Creek (see map below), which is lined with cottonwoods and other deciduous trees as well as good ground cover. Adjacent to the creek there are areas of open prairie that lead to other desirable thickets, tree lines and ponds.
FORT ROBINSON offers the following campsites:
|Horses can be boarded in the barn at Fort Robinson for a $5.00 a night. You will need to bring your own feed and hay. Stalls must be cleaned after their use.
Nice gaited horses can be rented from Dennis Hidalgo with advance reservations at (303) 655-1099.
Part of the Course
|CAMPING $9 per night; electric hookup, $3
EXTRA BEDS Rollaway or crib, $7 each
HORSE STALL RENTAL $10 per day
All rates subject to change