Firstly, make sure you have a Certified CC Course Builder to come and help you. It'll cost $$ but that way you know those fences on your property are up to standards, and that in the long run - covers your tooshy for liabillity.
You can make the fences yourself, but they must be inspected and they must be approved by someone in the field. For example, the Fox Hunters at the Hunt Club here *where I am from* had the fellow do the coure at this particular fascillity, who helped build Rolex Fences and he also built and designed all the fences at Richland Park here in Michigan.
SO when people pay money to use the course, they are riding USEA/USEF standard fences that are acceptable for Eventers to pay money to use them - so if something happens physcially to a horse and rider, you cannot get blamed and pinned for unacceptable, faulty fences.
The Manager at the Hunt Club charges $35.00 for a day use on the course. You sign a waver and the rider MUST have an Insured Coach on property with the rider. If not, the Manager of the barn must be out there with you - liabillity reasons.
The course runs from Beginner Novice to Training Level. Every fence is up to each levels max fence height. The fences are demanding per level, and inviting per level.
The terrain is challanging to more difficult fences, and flows easily to less demanding fences *All this will be worked with you by the certified course designer*
The most challanging fence for me is the Trakhenner. I always look at that blasted open space between the fence and the ditch that is dug underneith it. Hate it, hate it, hate it!
My favorite fences are the roll tops, the 3'3" Table Top and the water obsticle. I love jumping down into the water.
This is Nelson and I jumping the Training Level 3'0" log fence. This is the first fence taken on the course. This fence must be approached in a coffin canter, right out of the start box you go down a slopy hill, with about 2 strides of flat even ground.
This is a Training Level Ski Ramp. About 3'3" wide and 3'0" high
Training Level Roll Top. Very inviting. Just pick up more of a hand gallop on your approach and remain solid. It is about 3'3 wide and 3'0" high
This is a Novice Stair Case. They call it the stairway to heaven. Looks just like a stair case on the side you approach. About 2'9" height, 2'9" wide.
Here is another view of the course. Looks bleak, but during comp mode it has a totally different appearance. And that isn't the 1/2 of the course. In the forrest to the left, there are even bigger, more demanding fences and then in the forrest to the right Training Level heads out that way hitting skinnies, 3'3" stairway to heaven, another table top and a huge jump coming out of the forrest towards the water complex, doing down a drop to hill, then to another jump dropping into the water.