USEA Omnibus: Valinor Farm Horse Trials (Aug 2012)
Event Date: Aug 25-26, 2012
Open Date: Jul 10 Close Date: Aug 07
Address: 1067 Old Sandwich Rd., Plymouth, MA 02360
From the North: Take Mass Route 3 south to exit 3. Turn left off the exit. Take second right onto Old Sandwich Rd. Farm is 2 miles on right.
From the South: Take Mass Route 3 north to exit 2. At end of ramp turn left. Then turn left onto route 3A north. Follow Route 3A north for approx. 3 miles. Turn left onto onto Old Sandwich Rd. Farm is approx 2 miles down on left.
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized: PT,T,N,BN
USEA Recognized Tests: Intro
Fri: Cross-country course open-3 pm.
Sat: (PT, T, BN and Intro) Dressage-7:30 am; Show Jumping-11 am; Cross-Country immediately following. Wear XC attire to SJ.
Sun: (N and BN) Dressage- 7:30 am; Show Jumping-11 am; Cross-Country immediately following. Wear XC attire to SJ.
*BN Competitors can choose to ride Saturday OR Sunday. Riders please state day of choice on entry.
Available at www.area1usea.org and www.valinorfarm.com
TD: Rick Caldwell, CT
Judges: Pres: Rick Pearson, MA Dressage Judge: Beth Beukema, MA
CD: X-C Erin Risso SJ: Erin Risso / Valinor Farm
Send Entries to:
ENTER ONLINE AT www.equestrianentries.com. Payment must be made by credit card. Download signature page and mail with health papers to the address below.
OR mail Entry, Paperwork and Payment to: Robyn Risso, Secretary, Valinor Farm, 1067 Old Sandwich Rd., Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone (508) 224-3332, Fax (508) 224-5683
Org: Robyn Risso (same as above) Comp Management: Valinor Farm LLC.
Entry fees include $25 non-refundable office fee. Double entries: Not accepted. BN competitors who are not USEA members must pay extra $25 with entry. $25 charge for lost pinny, no deposit required. $25 fee for all changes after closing date (including late entries) or non-negotiable check: Negative Coggins required within 12 months for all horses. Refunds: Before C.D -Less $25 non-refundable office fee; After C.D.Entry-Less $25 office fee ONLY if place can be filled from a wait list. Withdrawals must be in writing or email. Changes must be in writing or email. No refunds on stabling after closing date. Competition cancellation-No refund.
Prizes & 8 ribbons per division.
Limited. $90/stall/night on grounds. Possibly more available off-grounds. Stabling form must accompany entry, please specify Friday or Saturday night. Competitors stabling Friday night may arrive between 3 and 9pm on Friday; stalls must be cleaned and vacated by 5pm Saturday. Sunday competitors with stabling may arrive between 5 and 9pm on Saturday, stalls will not be available before 5pm on Saturday. Stall doors provided, bedding available for purchase, please order with entry. Veterinarian: Halifax Veterinary Services, (781) 294-8155. # will be posted on board inside barn.
Hilton Garden Inn-8 mi., (508) 830-0200 The Blue Spruce 5 miles (508) 224-3990 Comfort Inn-10 mi., (508) 746-2800. John Carver Inn-10 mi., (508) 746-7100. Many others. Camping: Not available on grounds. Several campgrounds nearby. IndianHead Resort- 2 miles 508 888-3688, Myles Standish State Forest 5 miles.
Test & arena sizes: PT-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. Intro- 2010 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm, Arenas: grass or sand.
T- 2200 m @ 420 mpm. N.-2000 m @ 350 mpm. BN.-1500 m @ 300 mpm/max fence height 2' 7". Intro - 1000 m max fence height 2' 3". Intro division is not timed. All courses: Hilly, moderate for horses with some experience at these levels. Open fields with some wooded trails. Footing generally very good.
Cross-country course closed by August 1.
Water and food available on grounds.
Entry limit 100 per day. Levels may be divided/combined as entries warrant; state preferences under the Eligible Section and birth date on entry.
Dogs must be leashed.
No motorized vehicles allowed on X-Cty.
No non-competing horses on grounds.
Please contact organizer if you need to arrive for stabling after 9pm.
Parking is limited, please write the size of your trailer on your entry form.
Volunteers greatly appreciated!
Official Photographer: Flatlands Foto ww.flatlandsfoto.com