USEA Omnibus: Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T. (May 2012)
Open fields with a short woods track. Great for viewing of spectators and trainers. All dressage arenas on sand. Stadium jumping in sand arena. Great prizes for winners. Permanent and temporary stabling, latter in indoor arena. Good footing. Many hotels in area. Special deal with the Mystic Marriott and Mystic Comfort Inn.
Event Date: May 26, 2012
Open Date: Apr 10 Close Date: May 08
Address: 645 Long Cove Rd., Gales Ferry, CT 06335
From I‑95: Exit 88 to Route 117 North. Cross over Rte. 184, then take next left onto Gales Ferry Rd. Farm 1.5 miles on left. Don't go by mapquest - it takes longer!
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized: N,NH,NR,BN,BNH,BNR
Fri: Cross‑country course open-3 pm.
Sat: Dressage-8.00 am; Show Jumping-9:30 am; Cross-country-11:00 am.
Available May 21 - Posted on our website. www.mysticvalleyhuntclub. com. Postcards will be sent at competitor's request. Please enclose a sase. Also available at www.area1usea.org.
Judges: Pres: Anne Marie Gregoire, MA Dressage Judge: Bil McMullen, MA
SJ Judge: Jim Gornall, MA
C.D:X-C: Ann Bowie SJ: Sally Hinkle Russell
Send Entries to:
Horse Trials Secretary, 645 Long Cove Road, Gales Ferry, CT 06335
(860) 464‑7934, firstname.lastname@example.org
Org: Sally Hinkle Russell, (same as above)
Comp Mngmnt: Mystic Valley Hunt Club, Inc.
Double Entries: Accepted, no fee. All BN competitors who are not USEA members must pay extra $25 with entry. Refunds: Before C.D.-In Full; After C.D.-Entry-In full ONLY if place can be filled from wait list. Competition cancellation-In Full; Stabling-No refunds.
Neg. Coggins within 12 months required for all horses in‑state; within 6 months for all horses out‑of‑state. Copy must accompany entry form.
Trophy (Dress Cooler) & 8 ribbons per division. High Score Dressage Award.
48 temporary stalls in new indoor. $60/stall from Friday morning to Sunday am. Stall doors. No initial bedding. 20 permanent $90 stalls on grounds. Stall doors/2 bags initial bedding only provided. Veterinarian: Salem Valley Veterinary Clinic, (860) 859-1649 office. # will be posted by the phone.
Host Hotel: Comfort Inn-5 mi., (860) 572-8531. Comfort Inn‑6 mi., (860) 572-8531. Groton Motor Inn‑4 mi., (860) 445‑9784. Super 8‑4 mi., (860) 448‑2818. Best Western-5 mi., (860) 445-8000. Economy Inn-3.5 mi., (860) 445-1986. Mystic Marriot-3 mi. (860) 446-2600. Camping: Not available.
Test & arena sizes: N: 2010 USEF Novice Test B-Sm. BN: 2010 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm. Arenas: Sand footing. Flat & jumping warm-up is separate. Sand show jumping warm-up complete with sprinklers!
N‑1900 m @ 400 mpm. BN‑1600 m @ 350 mpm/max fence height 2'7". All courses: BN-Good for first time at this level. N-Average, for horses with some experience at this level. Good visibility for instructors. People welcome to school all year round.
Cross‑country course closed May 9.
Levels may be divided/combined as entries warrant; state preferences under the Eligible Section and birth date on entry.
Prize list from sec'y.
Food on grounds.
Dogs must be leashed.
Volunteers always appreciated!
Official Photographer: Hoofbeats.