If you need to shoot over fences with a digital camera, I would personally get a Nikon Coolpix 995. The resolution is 3.34 megapixels, which is good quality for 8 1/2 X 11 printouts or less. It has a 4X optical zoom, and definitely get the add-on 3X zoom lens (TC-E3ED) for it. This will boost the camera's zoom to 12X, which is pretty good, and will get you fairly close to the action. The camera itself is about $900, and the lens is about $280 ($260 if you buy it online). Hope this helps.