Originally Posted by Joe4d
My friend here tells me I need to do foxcatcher.
If you want to check out the foxcatcher trails, there is the Chesapeake CTR in Sept. While it technically is a CTR, they don't do obstacles and the lay judging is pretty reasonable. I did the 2-day 50 last year on a friend's totally-race brained gelding and it did great things to help tone down that race brain (though boy was I glad to be wearing gloves the first day!!).
The only big difference between it and a normal race was that everyone had to be stalled (stalls at the facility) and there was a set pace (which was something like 6.5-7 mph average if I remember correctly.
Have to say I saw much more of the actual trail/area during this ride's beginning, as the foxcatcher start generally involves carefully watching those around you to make sure they aren't going to trample you!
And not sure if you have a ride/rides to volunteer at in mind, but the August RBTR in WV is run by a fantastic group who are a ton of fun. The year I couldn't ride it I went down to work and had a blast.