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Pine Top Spring Horse Trials (Mar 2015) Omnibus Listing

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USEA Event ID: 15864
Pine Top Spring Horse Trials | Thomson, GA (AREA III)

Event Date: Mar 13-15, 2015

Open Date: Jan 27 Close Date: Feb 24

Directions:

Farm Address: 1432 Augusta Rd, Thomson, GA 30824. Farm is 2 miles east of Thomson on US 78/278. FROM I-20 EASTBOUND: Exit 172, left on GA 17, 1/2 mile to light at NEW GA 17 bypass. Turn right, then go straight thru next two stop lights, cross RR overpass to stop light at US 78/278 East/Augusta Highway. Turn left, main farm entrance is 3/4 mile on left at brick sign. FROM I-20 WESTBOUND: Exit 175, left on GA 150, 2 miles to NEW GA 17 bypass. Turn left, go through one light, cross RR overpass to stop light at US 78/278 East/Augusta Highway. Turn left, main farm entrance is 3/4 mile on left at brick sign.

Divisions

USEF/USEA Recognized Division:P,P-JY,PR
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized Divisions:PT,T,T-JY,TR,N,N-JY,NR,BN,BN-JY,BNR

Tentative Schedule:
Thu: Cross-country course open-3 pm.
Fri:   (P will run as a 1-day on Friday)  P Dressage 8:00 am; SJ 10:00 am;  XC 12:00 noon.
Sat: T Dressage 7:30 am; T Show Jumping 9:00 am; followed by N and BN.
Sun: Cross-country 8:30 am; T-N-BN.
Starting Times:

Available March 12 on www.eventingscores.com.

Event Officials
TD: Pat Maykuth (GA)
Judges: Pres: Sue Smithson (NC); Dressage Judges: Amanda Miller Atkins (NC); Mellisa Warden, (SC); Charlie Musco (NC); Kate Hutchings (SC)
CD:X-C Jeff Kibbie (PA)   SJ: Chris Barnard (NY)
Entry Information

Send Entries to:
Janet Wilson, Secretary, 1393 August Rd., Thomson, GA  30824
(706) 449-2029 (706) 595-1906 during the competition
Email: [email protected] Please communicate by e-mail!

Fees not postmarked by closing date, 2/24/15, will owe a $50 late fee per entry, strictly enforced.
 
Hand delivered entries must be by closing date and contact must be made with show secretary to verify receipt.
Non-postmarked entries (i.e. on-line stamps) must arrive by 2/25/15, or a $50 late fee will be owed. 
Fees for online entries must be received 7 days  after online entry is made, for a post mark. (all fees due 2/24/15).

No checks drawn on Canadian or any other banks, including money orders. Must have a US routing number on check or money order, or entry will be refused - No Exceptions!  This due to an international clearing house fee charged to us for each check on a non-US bank.

Draw checks to PTF LLC Spring H.T.

Organizer:
Org: Janet and Glenn Wilson, [email protected] (706) 449-2029
Media contact:  Virginia Wilson: [email protected]
Volunteer Coordinator:  Janet Wilson: [email protected]  Please e-mail Janet if you have any time to volunteer.  It takes LOTS of volunteers to put on a show, so if you or anyone in your party has time, please volunteer.

Fees:
Event Fees Directory: No one scheduled without prior payment. Please enter through Xentry and pay with credit card, or Entries may be mailed with a US drawn check or money order. Online entries get a post mark when fees are received.   All mailed in fees must be postmarked by closing date, 2/24/15,  or a $50 late fee per entry will be owed.  Non- postmarked entries, (i.e. on-line stamps) must arrive by 2/25/15, or a late fee of $50 will be owed.  If entry hand delivered, contact must be made with the show secretary to verify receipt. Draw checks to PTF LLC Spring H.T. One check per horse-if not you will have to wait on a refund if you scratch one of the horses before CD. One horse per stable form. No checks drawn on Canadian banks or any other non-US banks, including money orders. Must have a US routing number on check or money order, or entry will be refused - No Exceptions!
All money owed at check-in must be paid in cash.  This has been our policy for the last 10 years.
Do not send express mail requiring signatures.

Entry:  P/PT/T/N/: $225.00; BN: $200.00.
Stabling: (show nights of March 13,14,15): $ 130.00 Addit'l non-show nights: $ 20.00  NC horses: $155.00 (includes $25 surcharge).
Stall Cleaning : FINE OF $25 if stall not left clean of all manure including manure balls, urine and scattered hay.
Grounds fee: $ 55.00 (non-stabled horses).
Surcharge: $ 25.00 (non-compete horses).
RV hook up: $ 45.00 per night (include in entry fee), 2 nights or greater reservations will get priory if overbooked.
Tack stall: $130 (if space provides).
Entries not postmarked and paid by closing date 2/24/15 will be charged a $50 late fee.
Returned check fee: $25.00.


Entries:
No entry accepted without payment. Please enter through Xentry and pay with credit card. Entries may be mailed in, but ALL FEES must be postmarked by closing date, 2/24/15, or a $50 late fee per entry will be owed.  Non-postmarked entries (i.e. on-line stamps) must be received by 2/25/15, or a $50 late fee will be charged.   Hand delivered entries must be by closing date and contact must be made with show secretary to verify receipt.  No entry scheduled without prior payment.  Riders and owners at preliminary must send current copies of all USEF membership cards, or a $30 non-refundable  fee will be owed. Double entries: Not accepted. $55 grounds fee for non-stabled horses. $25 surcharge for non-entered stabled horses.  All horses and riders including foreign, must have a USEA number.  BN competitors who are not USEA members must pay extra $25 with entry.  All horses competing at the Beginner Novice level must be registered with at least a Restricted status. 
All membership cards and horse numbers have to be to Pine Top secretary by 3/7/15 or a $30 late fee will be owed. Refunds: Before C.D.-full refund minus $25 office fee; After C.D. 2/24/15, refund minus $25 office fee, only if same spot can be filled from wait list, (if there is a wait list).  No refunds after 3/7/15. If for any reason the show is canceled- 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. Scratches & changes must be e-mailed or faxed, no phone calls, change of horse or rider requires a new entry to be faxed or e-mailed. INCOMPLETE ENTRIES RECEIVE NO POSTMARK UNTIL THE DAY THEY ARE MADE COMPLETE, INCLUDING FEES, NUMBERS & STABLE FORM.  $25 change fee for each change made to entry and/or stabling at any time.
Neg. Coggins required for all horses within 12 months. Do not send Coggins. Check  entry status list at  www.eventingscores.com or www.pinetopfarm.com      No other notification method will be used. Check website & contact immediately if in wrong division, etc. Do not wait until times are done, check status after you enter.
All entry fees include a $25 non-refundable office fee.
Returned check fee: $25.
Competitor Information
Awards:

Prize & 8 ribbons per division.

Stabling/Veterinarian:
Limited. $130/stall.(tack stall $130 if available) non show nights, $20 per night.  $55 grounds fee for non-stabled horses. 150 perm. stalls on grounds. No portable stalls. Stall doors/initial bedding provided. Bedding-shavings only, available for $7 per bag. Pre-paid shavings will be delivered to stall. No straw bedding. $155 stall fee( includes surcharge) for non-competing horses if space is available.
All stalls must be left free of all scattered hay, manure including loose manure balls, and urine spots.    Stalls must be left thoroughly clean or a $25 fine will be charged. Tack stalls $130 if space is available. Veterinarian:  Dr. Kim Keeton,  706-612-6018 # will be posted at office.
Stalls and RV's booked up fast last year, so enter and pay early.  If entering late may not be able to honor, "stable with request".
Accommodations:

Ask for Pine Top Rates! White Columns Inn-5 mi., 706-595-8000. RV: Limited electric/water hookups. $45/night.  2 nights or greater reservations will get priority over 1 night reservations if overbooked. Pay in advance to reserve hookups. First come first served. RV must be labeled with owner's name and cell phone number. No Tent camping.

Dressage:

Test & arena sizes: P/PT-2014 USEF Preliminary Test A-Sm. T-2014 USEF Training Test B-Sm. N-2014 USEF Novice Test B-Sm. BN-2014 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm. Arenas: Sand. Warm-up grass.

Cross-Country:
P-3100 m @ 520 mpm. T-2600 m @ 470 mpm. N-2200 m @ 400 mpm. BN-2000 m @ 350 mpm,  max. height 2'7" for BN. Terrain: Excellent footing of sand-based turf on 200 acres of rolling open pastures, some woods. No clay or stones. Jumps are substantial. All courses: For horses with experience at this level. Courses will be near maximum height, distance and efforts. Water on all courses. No jumps shared with another level.
Other Information:
New course designer Jeff Kibbie, www.jefkibbie.com.
Cross-country course not open for schooling.
Levels may be divided/combined if entries warrant; state preferences under the Eligible Section and birth date on entry.
Excellent concessions on grounds by Thomson High band boosters, open early for breakfast.
Dogs must be leashed.  Strictly enforced.
No non-competing horses in warm up during competition, enforced, must get bridle number from show secretary and wear at all times when out of stall.  Anytime a non-compete horse is on the property it owes a $55 grounds fee.
Close all gates in stabling areas after dark.
Please correspond by email. No phone calls.
No smoking!

All money owed at check-in must be paid in cash.  This policy has been in place the last 10 years.
This event overfilled last year, so enter early.

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