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Poplar Place Farm June H.T. (May 2014) Omnibus Listing

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USEA Event ID: 15577
Poplar Place Farm June H.T. | Hamilton, GA (AREA III)

Event Date: May 31-Jun 01, 2014

Open Date: Apr 15 Close Date: May 13


Address: 8191 US Highway 27 E, 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). 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 Division:P
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized Divisions:PT,T,N,BN
USEA Recognized Test:Starter

Tentative Schedule:

Fri: Cross-country course open-3 pm.
Sat: Dressage-8 am; Show Jumping-10 am. Competitors´ party-6 pm (tickets required – section 10).
Sun: Cross-country-8 am.

Starting Times:
Available May 27 at Stabling info also available.
Event Officials
TD: Charles Musco, NC
Judges: Pres: Karen Winn, KY   Dressage Judges: Mary Lewis, GA ; Brian Mac Mahon, FL
CD: X-C: Tremaine Cooper, VA   SJ: Jan Brodkin, FL
Entry Information

Send Entries to:
Enter On-Line: (credit cards accepted). Mail original signatures, copy of Coggins & check(s) to Secretary.
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: (888) 731-9492
Email: [email protected]

Draw checks to Poplar Place Farm, LLC.


Orgs: Donna & Gary Stegman, (same as above)
Competition Management: Poplar Place Farm, LLC


Event Fees Directory: Draw checks to Poplar Place Farm, LLC. One check per horse. US funds only.
We now accept most major credit cards.

Entry: P: $200.00; PT/T/N/BN: $175.00; Starter: $150.00
Stabling: $150.00 Additional nights: $25.00
Stall deposit: $25.00 (separate check)
Grounds fee: $50.00 (non-stabled horses)
Camping: $30.00 per night

Please check Website ( 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" may 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.
BN competitors who are not USEA members, must pay an additiona $25 USEA non-member fee with entry.
$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. (May 20), less $25 non-refundable office fee. Withdrawals MUST be emailed, faxed or mailed & postmarked on or before May 20 . After May 20, no refunds, unless entry and/or stall can be filled from wait list, less $25 non-refundable office fee.
Competition cancellation-Partial credit.   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.
Copy of negative Coggins within 12 months required for all horses & must accompany entry.
After April 29, check for entry status & other information.
Competitor Information

Prizes & 8 ribbons per division

Stabling: $150/stall Thurs. through Sun. Additional nights-$25/stall. 224 permanent stalls (10’ x 12’) & 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 May 27 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. Stalls to be stripped prior to leaving (check will be destroyed if stall is stripped).
Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel Burlton, DVM (706) 663-2128. # will be 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 -- 17mi, (706)324-0231. Fairfield Inn & Suites – 16mi, (706) 317-3600. Residence Inn - 13mi, (706) 494-0050. SpringHill Suites by Marriott – 13mi, (706) 576-3773. Wingate by Wyndham – 15 mi, (706) 225-1000. Home-Towne Suites - 13mi, (706)561-1795.

Pine Mountain: Callaway Gardens - 9mi, (800) 225-5292. Pine Mountain Chalets - 13mi, (800) 535-7622.
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: P/PT: 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: 2011 USDF Intro Test C-Sm.
Arenas: Cushion Track Premier waxed sand, with ample warm-up.

P: 2730m @ 520mpm. PT/T: 2100m @ 450mpm. N: 1850m @ 375mpm. BN: 1780m @ 325mpm. Starter: 1200m @ 300mpm, max fence height 2'3", no water, banks or ditches.
All courses: Average, for horses with some experience at these levels.

Other Information:
Cross-country course closed May 19.
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.
Golf Carts are available through Southern Carts (706) 812-1515. Please contact them directly.
No cars or trucks on course. No motorized vehicles allowed on course Sunday.
Starter: Membership in USEA or USEF not required for horse or rider. No USEA or USEF drug or starter fees required. Will be run the same as a USEA/USEF horse trial and, unless otherwise stated, will follow USEF rules. Either the rider or the horse may have competed above the BN level, but not both.
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.

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