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

Change Made 08/27/2012
Comment: Accepting Post Entries through Sept. 11th or until divisions fill.
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USEA Event ID: 15093
Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T. | Poolseville, MD (AREA II)

Event Date: Sep 15-16, 2012

Open Date: Jul 31 Close Date: Aug 28


Address: 14401B Partnership Road, 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: Take White's Ferry to MD side. Go through Poolesville. Take Rt. 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

Tentative Schedule:
Fri: Cross-Country course open-3 pm.
Sat: Dressage, Show Jumping, Cross Country (I, P and T).
Sun: Dressage, Show Jumping, Cross-Country (BN, N). 
Starting Times:
Available Sept. 13 at Do not call for routine times please ENTRY STATUS: on-line at
Event Officials
TD: Brian Ross, VA
Judges: Pres: Cynthia DePorter, NC; Dressage Judges: Betty Thorpe, MD; Beth Barritt, MD; Cathy Tucker-Slaterbeck, MD   SJ Judge:  Kathy White, VA
CD:XC/SJ Morgan Rowsell, NJ
Entry Information

Send Entries to:

Kathleen Flynn, Secretary
10740 River Road
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 299-3668; no calls after 9 pm.
Field site during event (day): 301-717-6121
Email: [email protected].


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

Draw checks to SVPC Horse Trials.
Entry: I: $185.00; P: $175.00; T: $165.00; N: $155 BN: $145.00 
Stabling: $50.00 per night.
Muck Deposit: $40.00 (separate check, destroyed if stall left stripped).
All entry fees include $25 non-refundable office fee. Incomplete entries will be put on the wait list until complete and will be dropped if not received by close date; Xentry entries must mail signature page, coggins and payment (if necessary) to Secretary within five (5) days of on-line entry.  Double entries not accepted. Copy of current negative Coggins must accompany entry: negative Coggins required within 12 months for all horses.  Please print  a legible email address for notification purposes.  BN competitors who are not USEA members must pay an extra $25 with entry.  Return check fee $30.  Lost Pinney fee: $30.  Changes:  After close date-$25 per change; After 8/29-$50 per change.  Late Entries: Entries received after closing date -- $25 late fee; entries received after 9/7 -- $50 late fee. ANY paperwork received after 9/7  add $50 fee Refunds:  Before close date - full refund minus $25 office fee. After close date - less $25 ONLY if place can be filled from wait list.  Wait list expires 9/12/2012 at 9 p.m. Stabling - Full refund if sec'y notified by Sept. 7, no refund after that date.  Competition cancellation-refunds or rebates will be provided - amount will be determined after payment of expenses.  All withdrawals must be e-mailed ([email protected]) or faxed (301-299-0461 before 9 p.m.) - NO FAXES ACCEPTED AFTER 9/13/12.  No phone or answering machine scratches accepted.  Check weekly status of entries updates online at
Competitor Information

Trophy & 8 ribbons per division

Limited off-ground available, 14x14. $50 per night; Separate check made payable to SVPC. Mandatory stall cleaning deposit of $40 required. Check destroyed if left stripped. Stall doors provided. For further info call Nellie Hanagan, (301) 367-3703. Veterinarian: Haley Kostinas, (301) 473-4114.

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

Test & arena sizes: All I-2010 USEF Intermediate Test B-Std. All P-2010 USEF Preliminary Test B-Sm. All T-2010 USEF Training Test B-Sm. All N-2010 USEF Novice Test B-Sm. All BN-2010 USEF Beginner Novice Test B-Sm.  Arenas: Grass.
I-3200 m @ 550 mpm. P-2800 m @ 520 mpm. T-2400 m @ 470 mpm. N-2000 m @400 mpm. BN-1600 m @ 350 mpm.  Note: All distances and speeds are approximate. 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. 
Other Information:
Cross-country competition course closed after September 1.
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.  Practice/hacking space available at stabling.
No motorbikes on x-c while horses are on course.
Official schooling days September 19 and 22, 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 on schooling days, call Donna Willems (301) 580-6764.  
School on Saturday & come participate at our Starter Horse Trial on September 23rd.  Levels from 12"/Intro A through Training. 
See our website ( for additional information.
Horse Trials volunteers receive a free schooling pass and commemorative gifts; contact HT Volunteer Coordinator Karen Widmayer (301) 661-1448.

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