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Poplar Place Farm November H.T. (Nov 2014) Omnibus Listing

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USEA Event ID: 15763
Poplar Place Farm November H.T. | Hamilton, GA (AREA III)

Event Date: Nov 08-09, 2014

Open Date: Sep 23 Close Date: Oct 21


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 Division:I,IP,P
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized Divisions:PT,T,TN,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).
Sun: Cross-country-8 am.

Starting Times:
Available November 4 at Stabling info also available.
Event Officials
TD: Cindy DePorter, NC  
Judges: Pres: (I) Marilyn Payne, NJ; Pres: (P-BN) Valerie Vizcarrondo, MD  
Dressage Judges: Mary Lewis, GA
CD: X-C: Tremaine Cooper, VA;  SJ: Jan Brodkin
Entry Information

Send Entries to:
Enter On-Line: (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

Draw checks to Poplar Place Farm, LLC

Phone: (706) 582-3742 ext. 209 -- use during competition also
Fax: (888) 731-9492
Email: [email protected]

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: I/IP/P: $200.00; PT/T/TN/N/BN: $175.00; Starter: $150.00
Stabling: $160.00 (includes night watch); 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" will be changed to reflect the date the payment is postmarked.
Starter entrants are exempt from the USEA Starter/D&M Fees and USEA Membership/Non-membership dues waived.  
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. (October 28), less $25 non-refundable office fee. Withdrawals MUST be emailed, faxed or mailed & postmarked on or before October 28. After October 28, No refunds, unless entry and/or stall can be filled from wait list, less $25 non-refundable office fee. 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. Competition cancellation-Partial credit.
Copy of negative Coggins within 12 months required for all horses & must accompany entry.
After October 7, check for entry status & other information.
Competitor Information

Prizes & 8 ribbons per division

Stabling: $160/stall Thurs. through Sun (includes night watch).  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 November 5
 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.  Wingate by Wyndham - 15mi, (706) 225-1000. TownPlace Suites by Marriott – 16mi, (706) 322-3001.  Country Inn & Suites – 14mi, (706) 660-1780. Holiday Inn – 17mi, (706) 324-0231.  Marriott Courtyard – 18mi, (706) 323-2323.  Fairfield Inn & Suites – 16mi, (706) 317-3600.  Home-Towne Suites - 13mi, (706) 561-1795. Residence Inn - 13mi, (706) 494-0050.  SpringHill Suites by Marriott – 13mi, (706) 576-3773. Pine Mountain: Callaway Gardens - 9mi, (800) 225-5292.
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: I/IP-2014 USEF Intermediate Test A-Std. P/PT-2014 USEF Preliminary Test A-Sm. T/TN-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.
I-3360m @ 550 mpm. IP/P-2880 m @ 520 mpm. PT/T?2180 m @ 450 mpm. TN/N?1800 m @ 375 mpm. BN-1930 m @ 325 mpm. Starter: 1200m @300mpm.
All courses: Average for horses with some experience at these levels.
Other Information:
Cross-country course closed October 27.
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.
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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