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Seneca Valley Pony Club Spring H.T. (Jun 2012) Omnibus Listing

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USEA Event ID: 15004
Seneca Valley Pony Club Spring H.T. | Poolesville, MD (AREA II)

Event Date: Jun 16-17, 2012

Open Date: May 01 Close Date: May 29


Address: 14401B Partnership Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837. 
From 270 North or south: Exit 15, Rt. 118 South, to Germantown. Go 6 mi. to Rt. 28. Turn left. Go 0.7 mi to Rt. 112, Seneca Road (gas station on corner). Turn right. Go 4.2 mi. Turn right onto Partnership Rd. (SVPC Horse Trials sign on corner) Go 0.7 mi. to Bittersweet Field on right.
From Beltway 495: Take River Rd exit #39, toward Potomac. Go 11.3 mi to stop sign. Turn left at stop sign (still River Rd) & continue 1.4 mi. Turn right onto Partnership Rd (SVPC H.T. sign on corner). Go 0.7 mi. to Bittersweet Field on right.
Alternate VA Route: From US Rt. 15 outside Leesburg, VA, take White´s Ferry to MD side. Go through Poolesville. Take right fork outside Poolesville onto Partnership Rd. Bittersweet Field on left. No large rigs allowed on Ferry.


USEF/USEA Recognized: I,P
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized: T,N,BN
USEA Recognized Tests: Starter

Tentative Schedule:

Fri: Cross-country course open-3 pm
Sat: All I/P/T
Sun: All N/BN/Starter Test
Schedule may be adjusted based on entries - check website regularly

Starting Times:

Available on or before June 13 at Do not call for routine times.

Event Officials

TD:  Andrew Bowles (NZ)  Judges: Pres: Gretchen Butts (MD); Cathy Tucker-Slaterbeck (MD); Sara Smallwood (VA); Davida Bierbrauer (MD) 
SJ Judge: Kathy White (VA)
CD: XC/SJ: Morgan Rowsell

Entry Information

Send Entries to:

Kathleen Flynn, Secretary, 10740 River Rd., Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 299-3668; Before 9 pm.
Email: [email protected],


Org: SVPC Organizing Committee: Pam Blumberg, (301) 717-6121; Nancy Jones (240) 601-7127.


Event Fees Directory: Draw checks to SVPC Horse Trials.
Entry: I: $185.00; P: $175.00; T: $165.00; N: $155.00; BN: $145.00; Starter Test:  $80.00 Late Fees:  after closing and before 6/11:  $25.00; after 6/11:  $50.00
Stabling: $35.00 per night (separate check).  Muck Deposit: $40.00 (separate check, check destroyed if stall left stripped)


Entry fees include $25 non-refundable office fee. Incomplete Entries - will be put on the wait list until complete.  Double entries: Not accepted.
Please include current e-mail address on entry. Copy of current Negative Coggins must accompany entry: Neg. Coggins required within 12 months for all horses. Returned check charge $30. $30 charge will be made for lost pinny.
Starter competitors: Membership in USEA or USEF not required for horse or rider.  No USEA or USEF drug or starter fees required.
Changes: Any changes after closing date -$25 charge per change. After June 13, 2012, any changes - $50.
Refunds: Before C.D.-Full refund minus $25 office fee; After C.D.-Less $25 ONLY if place can be filled from wait list. Wait list expires 6/14/2012 at 9 p.m.  Stabling-Full refund if sec´y notified by June 11. No refund after that date. Competition cancellation-refunds/rebates will be provided - amount will be determined after payment of expenses. All withdrawals must be emailed ([email protected]) or faxed (301-299-0461 before 9 pm) - NO FAXES ACCEPTED AFTER 6/14/12. No phone or answering machine scratches accepted. Check weekly status of entries updates online at

Competitor Information

Award & 8 ribbons per division.


Limited permanent stabling available off grounds. No initial bedding provided. Shavings only. Stall doors provided; stalls minimum 12'x12'. $35/night, separate check with entry made payable to SVPC and separate check for muck deposit ($40). For further info call Nellie Hanagan at (301) 367-3703.
Veterinarian: Haley Kostinas, DVM. (301) 473-4114. # will be posted at sec´y´s office.


Courtyard by Marriott-10 mi., (301) 670-0008. Comfort Inn-10 mi., (301) 330-0023. Hilton, 10 mi., (301) 977-8900. Holiday Inn-10 mi., (301) 948-8900. Camping: Hook ups not available.


Test & arena sizes: All I-2010 USEF Intermediate Test A-Std. P-2010 USEF Preliminary Test A-Sm. T-2010 USEF Training Test A-Sm. N-2010 USEF Novice Test A-Sm. BN-2010 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm. Starter Test:  USDF Intro Test C.  Arenas: Grass.


All I-3200 m @ 550mpm. P-2800 m @ 520 mpm. T-2400 m @ 470 mpm. N-2000 m @ 400 mpm. BN-2000 @ 350 mpm. Starter Test:  1200 m @ 275 mpm.  Note: All distances and speeds are approximate. Water at all levels, except Starter.  All courses: I-moderately difficult for horses with some experience at this level. P/T-Moderately difficult with options at many fences. N/BN-Average, for horses with some experience at these levels.  Starter Test - Easy to average, fun starter test.  Established rolling turf and woodland.  See website for photos of recent courses.

Other Information:

Starter Test - will be run the same as a USEA/USEF horse trial and, unless otherwise stated, will follow USEF rules.  Maximum height in SJ and XC will be 2'3" -- most obstacles will NOT be at max height.  Membership in USEA or USEF not required for horse or rider.  No USEA or USEF drug or starter fees required.
Capital Region Pony Clubs Eventing Rally is run in conjunction with the Horse Trials and participants will have a dedicated parking area and HM area.  U.S. Pony Club members are exempt from the USEA Membership requirement at the Novice level and from paying the Beginner Novice non-member fee when competing in team competitions or Pony Club rallies held in conjunction with USEA recognized horse trials.  Horse registration is also exempt at the Novice level.
Cross-country competition course closed after June 2, 2012.
Competition course open for public schooling only on scheduled schooling days.
Riders may be limited on number of horses for entire event.
Levels may be divided/combined as entries warrant; state preferences under the Eligible Section and birth date on entry.
Food on grounds.
Dogs must be leashed.
No non-competing horses on grounds; no hacking out on grounds prior to competition date.  Practice/hacking space available at stabling.
No motorbikes on x-c while horses are on course.
Please follow instructions from parking attendants for trailer parking.
Official schooling days June 20 and 23, from 10 am to 5 pm =$50. No advance registration necessary. Ground person and copy of current Negative Coggins required. Minors must have parent/guardian signatures. For further information, call Donna Willems (301) 580-6764. Horse Trials volunteers receive a free schooling pass and gift; contact HT Volunteer Coordinator Karen Widmayer at (301) 840-9541 or [email protected]. .

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