USEA Omnibus: Abbe Ranch H.T. XXXVII (37th) (Jun 2012)
- Fri-Sun or Sat-Sun. You pick dressage on Fri or Sat
- USEA Recognized Eventing Test: Intro (Elementary 2'3") See Abbe Ranch website.
- Entries must be received by secretary or Equestrian Entries by 9 pm on closing date or earlier. Why not take advantage of opening date postmark reduced rate.
- Start Box Online Scoring.
Event Date: Jun 22-24, 2012
Open Date: May 08 Close Date: Jun 05
Address: 9998 S. Perry Park Rd., Larkspur, CO 80118. Larkspur is located halfway between Denver & Colo. Spgs.
From I-25 going South: Exit 173 Larkspur on DC 53 (Spruce Mountain Rd.) south for 1 mile. Right (west) at STOP SIGN on DC 60 (Perry Park Ave.) for 3 miles. Sharp left (south) at STOP SIGN on DC 105 (Perry Park Rd.) for 1 mile. Abbe Ranch is on left (east).
From I-25 going North: Exit 172 (Lake Gulch Rd.) Left under interstate for 1/4 mile. Left (south) at Tee to DC 53 (Spruce Mountain Rd.). As above. Directions, google map on Abbe Ranch website.
USEF/USEA Recognized: IP,P
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized: T,N,BN
USEA Recognized Tests: Intro
Thurs: XC course open for inspection=3 pm, Horses may arrive=3 pm.
Fri: Dres. volunteer briefing=9 am; Dres.=10 am; Refreshments=5:30 pm; rider briefing=6 pm; guided XC course walk=6:30 pm.
Sat: Dres. Volunteer briefing=7 am; Dres.=8 am; Jump Judge briefing=7 am; Timer briefing=8 am; XC=9 am; Lawn Party=4 pm.
Sun: Volunteer briefing=7 am; Show jumping=8 am; end of Comp.= approx. 3 pm.
Alphabetical & numerical ride times plus info riders & supporters need will be emailed approx. 10 days before comp. and posted on website: http://web.me.com/abberanch.
Judges: Pres: Anne Ryan, WA; Dressage Judge: Deeda Randle, WY; Gwen Ka'awaloa, CO.
CD:XC/SJ: Denis Glaccum, PA
Builder: Richard Farmer, CO
Send Entries to:
Elizabeth Marie Smith, Entry Secretary, Abbe Ranch Horse Trial
28 Gordon Dr., Castle Rock, CO 80104
Enter online: Equestrian Entries, http://equestrianentries.com.
Org/Sec: Susan Robinson Farmer, Abbe Ranch, 9998 S. Perry Park Rd., Larkspur, CO 80118, 303-681-3589, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://web.me.com/abberanch.
Entry fee includes 10x20 pen, if stable-form requested, party and $25 NR office fee. IP,P,T,N,BN: $220, discount price $190 with OD postmark. Intro (Elem) Test $200, discount $170 with OD postmark. Double entries: Not accepted. All competitors must be USEA members, except Intro (Elem.) Test. Refunds: Before C.D.=Less $25 non-refundable office fee. Withdrawals must be in writing (letter or email). After C.D.=No refund, but we will try to help you fill your spot from wait list. Changes: Before C.D =New entry form & $10 change fee (horse &/or rider). (No charge for level change before C.D.). After C.D.=New entry form & $20 change fee. Competition cancellation=No refund. Coggins not required. No grounds or camping fee. (Do not include any membership or non-member fees in check to Abbe Ranch. Write separate check and include with USEF or USEA application.)
Ribbons to 12th place, USEA medals & your pick of about $3,000 in donated prizes. Nine perpetual trophies= IP/P/T/NSr/NJr/NDressage/BNHorse/BNPony/PonyClub.
All on grounds with stall doors for duration (3pm Thur. to 7pm Sun.). Free 10x20 outside metal pipe pen; request with stabling form. Or roofed stall with 1 bale shavings, 10x10 (red shed)=$50, 12x12 (yellow barn)=$70 or 12x12 (tent barn)=$80. Send stabling form (indicate roofed stall or outside pen and type of stall preferred) to Entry Sec. Stable manager: Lee Anne Thomas, 303-838-7843 (after 10am), email@example.com. Veterinarian: Castle Rock Equine, Steven R. Cribley, DVM, 303-688-9013.
Castle Rock-15miles: Best Western Inn 303-814-8800, Comfort Suites 303-814-9999, Holiday Inn Express 303-660-9733, Quality Inn 303-660-2222. Camping-6mi: Jellystone Park 800-387-9396, 303-681-3169. Palmer Lake-8mi: Inn at Palmer Divide, 719-481-1800. On site campers: No hookups, fires, or dogs.
Test/arena sizes: IP-2010 USEF Intermediate Test B-Std. P-2010 USEF Preliminary Test C-Sd. T-2010 USEF Training Test B-Sm. N-2010 USEF Novice Test B-Sm. BN-2010 USEF Beginner Novie Test B-Sm. Intro(Elem)-2010 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm. Arenas: Reworked, leveled & resanded.
IP/P-2500m@520mpm. T-2400m@450mpm. N-2000m@400mpm. BN-1900m@350mpm; Intro(Elem)-1500m@300mpm(15 jumps at 2'3"). Terrain: Good natural footing, grass on sandy loam. Jumps safe, natural looking, well built and inviting on slope of Raspberry Butte toward Plum Creek Valley. Great variety of terrain. Mostly open fields with some woods. Some jumps uphill, some downhill, most across hill. Equines love to gallop here. Altitude 7000 ft. All courses up to standard with water, ditches, etc. New tracks/jumps. See Abbe Ranch website for photos.
XC course always closed except for Abbe Ranch clinic. See Abbe Ranch website http://web.me.com/abberanch.. Volunteer work-days by appt., 9am-4pm or half day. Send prize donations or money to buy prize with donor info (name, address, city, state, zip, phone #s, email) and 2 bus. cards to org. or Laura K. Love, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-790-4574 by June 1. NO DOGS, OTHER PETS, NAUGHTY CHILDREN OR FIRES ALLOWED EVER, not even in your car!