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Seneca Valley Pony Club Spring H.T. (Jun 2017) Omnibus Listing

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USEA Event ID: 16541
Seneca Valley Pony Club Spring H.T. | Poolesville, MD (AREA II)

Event Date: Jun 17-18, 2017

Open Date: May 02 Close Date: May 30


Address: 14401B Partnership Rd, 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: From US Rt. 15 outside Leesburg, VA, turn on White's Ferry Rd. and take White´s Ferry to MD side. Go through Poolesville. Take right fork outside Poolesville onto Partnership Rd. Bittersweet Field on left. No large rigs allowed on Ferry.


USEF/USEA Recognized Division:I,P
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized Divisions:T,N,BN
USEA Recognized Test:Starter

Tentative Schedule:
Fri: Cross-country course open-3 pm.
Sat: All I/P/T.  There is some possibility, if numbers warrant, that we may run some Training divisions on Sunday and those riders will know at least one week in advance.
Sun: All N/BN/Starter (Elementary).
Schedule may be adjusted based on entries - check website regularly
Starting Times:

Available on or before June 15 at Do not call for routine times.

Event Officials
TD: Helmut Boehme (VA)  
Judges: Pres: Robert Stevenson (WY)    Dressage Judges: Sara Miller-Leary (VA); Phoebe DeVoe (MD); Davida Bierbrauer (MD) 
SJ Judge: Kathy White (VA)
CD: XC/SJ: Morgan Rowsell (NJ)
Entry Information

Send Entries to:

Tricia Tripp, Secretary, 16621 Comus Rd., Dickerson, MD 20842 
(301) 332-4484; Before 9 pm.
Email: [email protected],

Draw checks to SVPC Horse Trials.


Org: SVPC Organizing Committee:  Nancy Jones (240) 601-7127; Debby Price (301)580-4666.

Event Fees Directory: Draw checks to SVPC Horse Trials.

Early bird entry fee valid for complete entries postmarked or submitted through X-Entry between May 2 - May 16. Late Fees apply to any entries or missing information postmarked or submitted through X-Entry after May 30th. 

Entry Fees (early bird/regular entry fee): I: $200/$225; P: $195/$220; T: $185/$210; N: $175/$200; BN: $165/$190; Starter (Elementary 2'3"): $95/$110.  LATE FEES:  After closing date and before June 10 = $25; after June 10 = $50. All fees must be received by Secretary before ride times will be assigned!

Stabling: $50.00 per night, includes initial bedding. 


SOS - Save Our Secretary by entering and paying on-line via Xentry! 

Please note that online entry to Seneca is not available through Event Entries.

Incomplete entries (including failure to pay all fees) subject to late fees if not completed by close date and will be put on wait list. Xentry entries must e-mail/mail signature page, coggins and payment (if necessary) to Secretary within five (5) days of on-line entry or before closing date, whichever occurs first.  Double entries not accepted. Copy of current negative coggins must accompany entry: negative coggins required for all horses. Please print a legible email address for notification purposes.

USEA current membership (Junior, Collegiate, Full, or Life) and horse registration (Limited T, N, BN, or Full) are required at all
levels, except Starter.
Starter (Elementary) entries - please use the 2017 USEA Horse Trials Entry Form and select "Test" as your level: Starter riders are waived USEA membership/non-membership fees and the USEA Starter/D&M Fees. 

Return check fee $30.

If participating in the Jockey Club TIP program, please provide a copy of TIP card/TIP registration number with entry, or no later than June 16th.


Changes: After close date-$25 per change; After 6/10-$50 per change. Late Entries: After closing date and before June 10 = $25; after June 10 = $50. For entries with ANY paperwork received after 5/30, you must pay the late fee entry price. 

Refunds:  All entry fees include $25 non-refundable office fee. Before close date - full refund minus $25 office fee. After close date - less $50 ONLY if place can be filled from wait list. Wait list expires 6/15/17. Stabling - Full refund if secretary notified by 6/15/17, no refund after that date. USEA Starter and D&M Fees Refund Policy: The USEA Starter and D&M fees ($21), are not subject to office fees, and shall be returned within 30 days of the competition to any rider who does not start the dressage test. 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 (301-721-1886) - NO FAXES ACCEPTED AFTER 6/15/17.  No phone or answering machine scratches accepted.  Check weekly status of entries updates online at

Competitor Information

Award & 8 ribbons per division.  Proudly awarding The Jockey Club TIP awards in all Horse Trials divisions -- include your TIP number with your entry!

Limited permanent stabling available off grounds at Two Sisters Farm, 21121 Beallsville Rd., Dickerson, MD (approx. 10 miles from competition site). Initial bedding and stall doors provided; stalls minimum 12'x12'. $50/night, separate check with entry made payable to SVPC.  $40 stall deposit required as a separate check made payable to SVPC, should be included with entry. For further info call Nellie Hanagan at (301) 367-3703.
Veterinarian: Haley Kostinas, DVM. (301) 473-4114. # will be posted at sec´y´s office.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites-10mi., (301) 428-1300; Courtyard by Marriott-10 mi., (301) 670-0008.  Hilton, 10 mi., (301) 977-8900. Holiday Inn-10 mi., (301) 948-8900. Camping: Hook ups not available.

Test & arena sizes: I-2014 USEF Intermediate Test A-Std. P-2014 USEF Preliminary Test A-Sm. T-2014 USEF Training Test A-Sm. N-2014 USEF Novice Test A-Sm. BN-2014 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm.  Starter (Elementary)-2014 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm.  

I-3100 m @ 550mpm. P-2800 m @ 520 mpm. T-2400 m @ 450 mpm. N-2100 m @ 400 mpm. BN-1800 @ 350 mpm.  Starter (Elementary)-1500 @ 275 mpm, max height 2'3". Note: All distances and speeds are approximate. Intermediate and Preliminary Cross Country Courses are of moderate difficulty and are for horses with some experience at that level. Lower level courses are inviting and good for young horses looking transition to the next level. Terrain is slightly rolling with the majority of the courses in open fields. Fields will be aerated as needed and as permitted by weather conditions. See website for photos of recent courses. Cross-country competition course closed after June 1, 2017.
Other Information:

Capital Region Pony Club Eventing Rally is run in conjunction with the Horse Trials and participants will have a dedicated parking area and HM area.  U.S. Pony Club members are exempt from the USEA Membership requirement at the Novice and Beginner Novice levels when competing in team competitions or Pony Club rallies held in conjunction with USEA recognized horse trials.  Horse registration is also exempt at the Novice and Beginner Novice levels for Rally participants.

Cross-country competition course closed after June 1, 2017.
Competition course open for public schooling only on scheduled schooling days.
Riders may be limited on number of horses for entire event.
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 prior to competition date.  Practice/hacking space available at stabling.
No motorbikes on x-c while horses are on course.
Please follow instructions from parking attendants for trailer parking.

Official schooling days June 21, 24, and July 1, from 9 am to 4 pm =$50. Check website for additional days.  No advance registration necessary. Copy of current negative coggins required (even if you submitted a coggins with your HT entry). Minors must have parent/guardian signatures. For further information, call Debby Price (301) 580-4666. 

Horse Trials volunteers - sign up on-line at to be included in the USEA VIP program.  Volunteers receive a free schooling pass or Bittersweet Bucks and commemorative gifts and are eligible for end-of-year VIP prizes and recognition; contact HT Volunteer Coordinator Leslie Case  (203) 247-5098 or [email protected]

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