USEA Omnibus: Poplar Place Farm September H.T. (Sep 2012)
Event Date: Sep 20-23, 2012
Open Date: Aug 07 Close Date: Sep 04
Address: 8191 US Highway 27, Hamilton, GA 31811
Traveling Tips: Do not take "Alt. US Hwy. 27" (you may never get here). Some Internet mapping sites may route you to Lynn Dr. - do not turn here (dead-end road with limited turnaround). If approaching from the south, do not take US Hwy 27 through Columbus (too many traffic lights).
From North: I-85 south to Exit #21, I-185 south. Exit #42, US 27 south (left). 21.7 miles to right at Kingsboro Rd. (just past Mulberry Creek). Look for Poplar Place Farm Show Entrance sign. Follow Kingsboro Rd. to end. Farm entrance ahead.
From South: I-185 north, Exit #12, Williams Rd., east (right). Straight thru stop sign, cross RR to traffic light, then north (left) on Veterans Pkwy. 12.0 mi. to left at Kingsboro Rd (pass farm main entrance), then as above.
From East & West: US 80 to Veterans Pkwy./US 27 (exit #4) north, then as above.
USEF/USEA Recognized: CIC3,CIC2,CIC1,A,I,P
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized: T,N,BN
Thurs: CIC: In barn check-in & vaccination verification-starts 12 noon; Cross country course open-3 pm.
Fri: Dressage-8 am.
Sat: Cross-Country-8 am; Competitors' Party-6 pm (tickets required).
Sun: CIC: Horse Inspection ("jog")-7:30 am; Show Jumping-9 am
September 18 at www.poplarplacefarm.com. Stabling info also available.
Judges: Pres: Brian Ross, USA; Member: Jo Young, CAN; Dressage Judges: Jodi Lees, SC; Amy McElroy, SC
SJ Judge: Mary Fowler
FEI Steward: Patte Clement, AL
CD: X-C: Tremaine Cooper, VA; SJ: Jan Brodkin
Send Entries to:
www.evententries.com (credit cards accepted). Mail original signatures, copy of Coggins, & check(s) to Secretary.
OR Send Entries To:
Donna Stegman, Secretary
Poplar Place Farm, LLC
PO Box 219
Cataula, GA 31804-0219
Phone: (706) 582-3742 ext. 209 -- use during competition also
Fax: (706) 888-731-9492
Competition Management: Poplar Place Farm, LLC
Please check Website (www.poplarplacefarm.com) for updates & additional information.
Entries are accepted when received. Priority is based on “postmark date" – date on envelope or online submission date.
Payment is due when entry submitted. If payment is not submitted with entry, payment must be received within 7 days or the “postmark date" will be changed to reflect the date the payment is postmarked.
Entry fees include a $25 non-refundable office fee.
Double entries: Not accepted.
XC Pinny Holder required.
$25 stall stripping deposit drawn on separate check is required with entry. Stall deposits cannot be paid online. Check or cash only.
Returned checks - $30 fee.
Changes: Any change to an entry subject to $25 fee. All change requests must be in writing (email, fax or mail). Before C.D.-change of horse and/or rider and/or division allowed. After C.D.-change of horse or rider (not both) and/or division allowed, space permitting.
Late Fee: Entry postmarked after C.D. - $25 fee.
Refunds: Up to one week after C.D. (September 11), less $25 non-refundable office fee. Withdrawals MUST be emailed, faxed or mailed & postmarked on or before September 11. After September 11, No refunds, unless entry and/or stall can be filled from wait list, less $25 non-refundable office fee.
Competition cancellation-Partial credit.
Copy of negative Coggins within 12 months required for all horses & must accompany entry.
After August 21, check
www.poplarplacefarm.com for entry status & other information.
Prizes & 8 ribbons per division.
Stabling: $150/stall Wed. through Sun. Additional nights-$25/stall. 224 permanent stalls (10' x12') & temporary stalls (10' x 10') available if entries warrant. If temporary stabling is utilized, barn assignments will be made based on postmark date of entry (not "stable with" requests). Stall doors/initial bedding (shavings) provided. Tack stalls $150-available only after all horses have been assigned a stall. No stabling changes without permission of secretary or $50 fine. Grounds fee for non-stabled horses-$50 for entire event. Hay/Shavings available for purchase on grounds. Email prior to September 18 to order shavings & have them waiting at your stall when you arrive.
$25 stall cleaning deposit required & must be included with entry ON A SEPARATE CHECK.
Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel Burlton, DVM, (706) 663-2128, # posted on bulletin board at restroom building.
Columbus: Hyatt Place – 13mi, (706) 507-5000. Wyndham Gardens – 13mi, (706) 507-1111. TownPlace Suites by Marriott – 16mi, (706) 322-3001. Country Inn & Suites – 14mi, (706) 660-1780. Holiday Inn Express – 13mi, (706) 507-7200. Holiday Inn – 17mi, (706) 324-0231. Marriott Courtyard – 18mi, (706) 323-2323. Fairfield Inn & Suites – 16mi, (706) 317-3600. Residence Inn - 13mi, (706) 494-0050. SpringHill Suites by Marriott – 13mi, (706) 576-3773. Pine Mountain: Callaway Gardens - 9mi, (800) 225-5292. Pine Mountain Chalets - 13mi, (800) 535-7622. Valley Inn – 4mi, (706) 628-4454.Camping: Limited camper hook-ups (water & electric) - $30 per night, reserve early. Payment for a hook-up does not guarantee a spot. Assignments based on postmark date of entry and are published on our Website. NO electric or water hookups permitted from barns.
Test & arena sizes: CIC3*-2009 FEI Three-Star Test B-Std. CIC2*-2009 FEI Two-Star Test B-Std. CIC1*-2009 FEI One-Star Test B-Std. A-2010 USEF Advanced Test B-Std. I-2010 USEF Intermediate Test B-Std. P-2010 USEF Preliminary Test B-Sm. T-2010 USEF Training Test B-Sm. N-2010 USEF Novice Test B-Sm. BN-2010 USEF Beginner Novice Test B-Sm.
Arenas: Cushion Track Premier waxed sand, with ample warm-up.
CIC3*-3680 m @ 570 mpm. CIC2*-3570 m @ 550 mpm. CIC1*-3030 m @ 520 mpm. A-3540 m @ 570 mpm. I-3360 m @ 550 mpm. P-2880 m @ 520 mpm. T-2180 m @ 450 mpm. N-1800 m @ 375 mpm. BN-1930 m @ 325 mpm.
All courses: Average, for horses with some experience at these levels.
Cross-country course closed September 7.
Levels may be divided/combined as entries warrant, state preferences under the Eligible Section and birth date on entry.
Food concession on grounds - open early for breakfast.
Dogs are welcome, but MUST be leashed during competition. If caught loose, $25 fine.
No cars or trucks on course. No motorized vehicles allowed on course Saturday or Sunday.
Party: Saturday evening. Food, beverages and entertainment. For food, everyone (including competitors) must purchase a meal ticket. All meal tickets purchased with entry & through Friday 6:00 = $5. Meal tickets purchased after Friday 6:00 = $10, subject to availability. Complimentary beverages & entertainment.