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Riga Meadow H.T. (Jul 2012) Omnibus Listing

Accepting Post Entries through June 30th. Entry must be mailed to the show secretary.   Electronic entries are open through July 10th on  For additional information please go to the Riga Meadow website,  

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USEA Event ID: 15040
Riga Meadow H.T. | Salisbury, CT (AREA I)

Event Date: Jul 15, 2012

Open Date: May 29 Close Date: Jun 26


Address: 339 Undermountain Rd., Salisbury, CT 06068.
From North: Take US Route 41 South from Route 23 in South Egremont, MA towards CT. At MASS/CT border see sign saying Entering Salisbury, barn is 2.1 miles south from that sign on left.
From South: Take CT Route 41 North from Sharon, CT to the four corners at the Hotchkiss School. Continue straight on Route 41 through Lakeville and Salisbury. At the White Hart Inn in Salisbury, bear left on Route 41 and the barn is approximately 2.8 miles from the Inn on the right.
From West: At traffic light in Millerton, NY on NY Route 22 turn east on US Route 44 heading towards Lakeville, CT and Salisbury CT. In Salisbury at the White Hart Inn bear left on Route 41 towards MA and the barn is approximately 2.8 miles from the Inn on the right.
From East: Take US Route 44 West from Canaan, CT to Salisbury, CT. At the White Hart Inn in Salisbury take sharp right turn on to Route 41 and the barn is approximately 2.8 miles from the Inn on the right.


USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized: T,N,BN

Tentative Schedule:

Sat: Cross country open for inspection-3:00 p.m.
Sun: Dressage-7:30 am; Show Jumping-9 am; Cross country 10:30 am. Check RIGA website, for updates.

Starting Times:

July 13, 6 pm @ and posted on RIGA web site,

Event Officials

TD: Ray Denis, MA
Judges: Pres: Ann-Marie Gregoire, MA; Dressage Judges: Judy Travers-Lawless, MA; Rick Pearson, NY.
CD X-C: Janine McClain, VT  CD SJ: Chris Barnard, NY
NEW!  WATER ELEMENT for 2012.  Secretary and Scorer:  Erin Keehan

Entry Information

Send Entries to:

Erin Keehan, Secretary, P.O. Box 374, Guilderland, NY  12084  518 428 4386   [email protected] Fax-866.543.1841
Enter on line: (send checks payable to Riga Meadow Horse Trials with entry to Secretary).   Credit cards through ONLY. For additional info, Riga Meadow website:


Org: Linda Bushnell and Jackie Merwin, Co-Organizer, Riga Meadow Equestrian Center, LLC, 339 Undermountain Rd., Salisbury, CT 06068 860 435 9991.  


On line entries through  Draw checks to Riga Meadow Horse Trials.  Credit cards through Event only. BN Competitors who are not USEA members must pay extra $25 with entry.  Send entries and checks to Secretary.
All divisions: $130 (includes $25 non-refundable office fee). Note: USEA and USEF fees are not included as part of the entry fee. These association fees should be added to your entry fee, per the itemized Fees Enclosed section of the Entry Form, totaled with the other applicable fees, and sent to the event with your entry.
Stabling: $50.00. 


Refunds: Before C.D.-Less $25 non-refundable office fee; After C.D.-  no refund.  Competition cancellation- refund less committed competition expenses or a day of cross country schooling or clinic in future. Neg. Coggins required within 12 months for all horses. Copy must accompany entry. Connecticut requires proof of rabies.

Competitor Information

Trophy & 8 ribbons per division.   Erin Keehan, Secretary and Chief Scorer.  Water jump New this year! 


Limited extra permanent stalls available (10). $50 overnight. Initial bedding provided. Enclose separate $25 check for stall cleaning deposit, payable to Riga Meadow. Stall stripped or stall deposit forfeited. Once inspected, check destroyed. Additional bedding/ hay available for purchase, further info from sec´y. Veterinarian: Millbrook Equine Veterinary Clinic, (845) 677 5500, no. will be posted at sec´y´s booth. Farrier: Keith Warner, (413) 429-1757, no. will be posted at sec´y´s booth.


Reserve early. Race Brook Lodge, 864 South Undermountain Rd, Sheffield, MA  413 229 9019; Interlaken Inn 860 435 9878; Iron Masters Inn 860 435 9844; Wake Robin Inn 860 435 2000; Sharon Motor Lodge 860 364 0036.


Test & arena sizes: T - 2010 USEF Training Test A-Sm.   N-2010 USEF Novice Test A-Sm. BN-2010 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm. Two Dressage Arenas-Sand;  SJ-Grass


T- 2400 m @ 420 mpm; - N- 1900 m @ 375 mpm; BN- 1800 m @ 325 mpm. Terrain: Open fields, predominately flat, with some small hills, gradual slopes.  Excellent drainage and footing in event of rain. No woods.  Water jump element NEW this year!   T:  Good introduction for development of rider or new/young horse.  N: Average, for horses with some experience at these levels. Beautifully decorated.  BN: good introduction to basic cross country questions. Images of sample fences in prior year events on line at   Course closed July 1st.

Other Information:

Divisions further divided if entries warrant; state preferences under Eligible Section and birth date on entry. Before CD, filled by cancelled post mark, regardless of division; After CD, filled as openings become available within scheduled divisions. No refund after CD.  Food available on grounds. Dogs must be leashed: $35 loose dog fee.

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