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Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T. (May 2014) Omnibus Listing

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USEA Event ID: 15527
Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T. | Gales Ferry, CT (AREA I)

Event Date: May 24, 2014

Open Date: Apr 08 Close Date: May 06


Address: 645 Long Cove Rd., Gales Ferry, CT 06335
From I‑95: Exit 88 to Route 117 North. Cross over Rte. 184, then take next left onto Gales Ferry Rd. Farm 1.5 miles on left. Don't go by mapquest - it takes longer!


USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized Divisions:N,NH,NR,BN,BNH,BNR

Tentative Schedule:

Fri: Cross‑country course open-3 pm.
Sat: Dressage-8.00 am; Show Jumping-9:30 am; Cross-country-11:00 am.

Starting Times:

Available May 21 - Posted on our website. www.mysticvalleyhuntclub. com. Postcards will be sent at competitor's request. Please enclose a sase. Also available at

Event Officials
TD: Rick Caldwell, CT
Judges: Pres: Judith Danemann, CT   Dressage Judge: Lori Barnard, VT; Virginia Leary, CT
SJ Judge:  Jim Gornall, MA 
C.D:X-C: Ann Bowie; Sally Hinkle Russell      SJ: Sally Hinkle Russell
Entry Information

Send Entries to:

Horse Trials Secretary, 645 Long Cove Road, Gales Ferry, CT 06335
(860) 464?7934, [email protected]

Draw checks to Mystic Valley Hunt Club, Inc.


Org: Sally Hinkle Russell, (same as above)
Comp Mngmnt: Mystic Valley Hunt Club, Inc.


Event Fees Directory: Draw checks to Mystic Valley Hunt Club, Inc.
Entry: All divisions: $165.00
Stabling: Permanent stabling, 1 bag initial bedding $60.00. Temporary in indoor as needed, $60, no initial bedding.

Double Entries: Accepted, no fee. All BN competitors who are not USEA members must pay extra $25 with entry. Refunds: Before C.D.-In Full; After C.D.-Entry-In full ONLY if place can be filled from wait list. Competition cancellation-In Full; Stabling-No refunds. 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 within 12 months required for all horses in?state; within 6 months for all horses out?of?state. Copy must accompany entry form.
Competitor Information

Trophy (Dress Cooler) & 8 ribbons per division. High Score Dressage Award for Novice and Beginner Novice.


48 temporary stalls in new indoor. $60/stall from Friday morning to Sunday am. Stall doors. No initial bedding. 20 permanent $60 stalls on grounds. Stall doors/1 bag initial bedding only provided. Veterinarian: Salem Valley Veterinary Clinic, (860) 859-1649 office. # will be posted by the phone.


Host Hotel: Mystic Marriott - 3 miles (860) 446-2600. Call by May 1st to secure special rate. Comfort Inn?6 mi., (860) 572-8531. Groton Motor Inn?4 mi., (860) 445?9784. Super 8?4 mi., (860) 448?2818. Best Western-5 mi., (860) 445-8000. Economy Inn-3.5 mi., (860) 445-1986. Camping: Not available. 6 miles from Mohegan Sun Casino, and 8 miles from Foxwoods Casino.


Test & arena sizes: N: 2014 USEF Novice Test B-Sm. BN: 2014 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm. Arenas: Sand footing. Flat & jumping warm-up is separate. Sand show jumping warm-up complete with sprinklers! Show jumping held on sand footing.


N?2000 m @ 400 mpm, BN?1500 m @ 350 mpm/max fence height 2'7". All courses: BN-Good for first time at this level. N-Average, for horses with some experience at this level. Good visibility for instructors. People welcome to school all year round. Courses are on 20 rolling acres of hay fields with one pass through woods. Marked water crossings. Straight forward courses. Beginner Novice for 2014 has 2 additional new jumps. View 2013 course on web site.

Other Information:

Cross?country course closed May 9.
Levels may be divided/combined as entries warrant; state preferences under the Eligible Section and birth date on entry.
Prize list from secretary.
Food on grounds.
Dogs must be leashed.
Volunteers always appreciated!
Official Photographer:In Stride Equine Photography, Kris & Kate Stufano

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