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Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T. (May 2015) Omnibus Listing

Great starter event. 172 acre farm. Easy access to all phases. Trainer viewing of all areas. Good footing in all weather. Nice prizes.
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USEA Event ID: 15824
Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T. | Gales Ferry, CT (AREA I)

Event Date: May 23, 2015

Open Date: Apr 07 Close Date: May 05


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
USEA Recognized Test:Starter

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 16 - Posted on our website. Postcards will be sent at competitor's request. Please enclose a sase. Also available at

Event Officials
TD: Judith Dannemann, CT
Judges: Pres: Ann Marie Gregoire, MA     Dressage Judge: Jerilyn Nieder, NH; Susan Roberto, MA
SJ Judge:  Jim Gornall, MA 
C.D:X-C: Ann Bowie      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: N/BN divisions: $175.00, early bird $165. Post entry fee $20. Starter: $165.00, early bird $155. Post entry fee $20.
Stabling: Permanent stabling, $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. Starter Class: Competitors are exempt from USEA membership/non-membership requirements and the Starter/D&M fees do not apply.  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 indoor as needed. $60/stall from Friday morning to Sunday am. Stall doors. No initial bedding. 20 permanent $60 stalls on grounds. Stall doors, no initial bedding. Veterinarian: Dr David Anderson (860) 639-6927 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/Starter: 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. New footing October 2014 in the main warm up arena, plus is 30' longer.
N?2000 m @ 400 mpm, BN?1650 m @ 350 mpm/max fence height 2'7".  Starter: 1200 m @ 300 mpm. 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. View 2014 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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