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Hitching Post Farm Horse Trials (May 2014) Omnibus Listing

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USEA Event ID: 15526
Hitching Post Farm Horse Trials | South Royalton, VT (AREA I)

Event Date: May 17-18, 2014

Open Date: Apr 01 Close Date: Apr 29


Address: 2096 Back River Rd., S. Royalton, VT 05068
From I‑89: Exit 3. Left off ramp to Rt. 107 ‑ 1/4 mile to Rt. 14. Turn right on Rt. 14 South. Turn right onto Royalton Hill Rd. Fox Stand, downhill, cross RR tracks & bridge & immediately turn left. Go 1 mile; becomes a dirt road. Turn left onto Back River Road. Go 1 mile; HPF on left.


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

Tentative Schedule:

Fri: Cross‑country course open-3 pm.
Sat: Dressage (OP/OT)-8 am; Cross‑country (OP/OT)-10 am; Show Jumping immediately follows cross country round, wear XC attire.
Sun: Dressage (ON/BN)-8 am; Cross-country (ON/BN)-10 am; Show Jumping immediately follows cross country round, wear XC attire.

Starting Times:

Posted on the USEA Area I website, and at

Event Officials
TD: Mary Hutchins, VT
Judges: Pres: Fran Cross, MA    
CD:X-C/SJ: Janine McClain, VT   
Entry Information

Send Entries to:

Laurie Hudson, Secretary, 2096 Back River Rd., South Royalton, VT 05068 [email protected]
PLEASE make all inquiries via email. If you need to speak with me please send me your number and question and I will be happy to get back to you.
Draw checks to Hitching Post Farm


Org: Laurie Hudson, (same as above).
Comp Mngmnt: Laurie Hudson and Hitching Post Farm


Event Fees Directory: Draw checks to Hitching Post Farm.
Entry: All divisions:
$190 per division with $10 from each entry going to prize money for each division.

All entry fees include a $25 non-refundable office fee. Double entries: Not accepted. BN competitors must be USEA members. $20 change fee -changes must be emailed. $20 pinney fee for unreturned pinny: you will be billed. Refunds: Before C.D.-Less $25 non-refundable office fee; After C.D.-Entry/Stabling-No refund. All refunds must be requested via email. Competition cancellation-No refund. USEA Starter and D&M Fees Refund Policy: The USEA Starter and D&M fees ($21), are not subjected to office fees, and shall be returned within 30 days of the competition to any rider who does not start the dressage test.
Neg. Coggins required for all horses within 12 months; must accompany entry.
Competitor Information

Prizes and prize money for each division & 8 ribbons per division.

Veterinarian: Dr. Kirsten Glass, DVM.  HPF has a limited number of on grounds stalls. However, we will provide a comprehensive list of off grounds stalls available in the area. Check our website for details.

Please refer to Hitching Post Farm website for accommodations.
Due to Vermont Law School graduation the same weekend, local rooms are hard to find. Many of our friends offering stabling are also offering rooms. 
Also look in the White River/ Lebanon, NH area for larger hotels. 25-30 minutes, lots of restaurants, shopping.


Test & arena sizes: 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. Arenas: Sand Warm?Up: Grass. 


P?2100 m @ 520 mpm. T?1900 m @ 420 mpm. N-1600 m @ 350 mpm. BN?1400m @ 350 mpm. All courses: All jumps are inviting but terrain does provide challenges. 

Other Information:

Cross‑country course closed May 1.
All dogs must be on leashes.
Levels may be further divided/combined if entries warrant; state preferences under the Eligible Section and birth date on entry.
Food on grounds.
We are a carry in/carry out event, please take your trash with you.
Water can be a distance from some parking locations; we recommend that you bring water with you.

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