Poplar Place Farm May H.T. (May 2015) Omnibus Listing
Event Date: May 02-03, 2015
Open Date: Mar 17 Close Date: Apr 14
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.
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,N,BN
Fri: Cross-country course open-3 pm.
Sat: Dressage-8 am; Cross-country-10 am. Competitors´ party-6 pm (tickets required – section 10).
Sun: Show Jumping-8 am.
Available April 28 at www.poplarplacefarm.com. Stabling info also available.
Judges: Pres: Gretchen Butts, MD; Dressage Judges: Jodi Lees, SC; Amy McElroy, SC
CD: X-C: Tremaine Cooper, VA SJ: Jan Brodkin, FL
Send Entries to:
www.evententries.com (credit cards accepted). Mail 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
Draw checks to Poplar Place Farm, LLC
Phone:(706) 582-3742 ext. 209-- use during competition also
Fax:: (888) 731-9492
Email: [email protected]
Organizers: Donna & Gary Stegman (same as above)
Comp Mngmnt: Poplar Place Farm, LLC
Please check Website (www.poplarplacefarm.com) 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.
$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. Any change after Monday immediately preceding the start of the show (April 27), subject to $50 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. Entry postmarked after Monday immediately preceding the start of the show (April 27) - $50 fee.
Refunds: Up to one week after C.D. (April 21), less $25 non-refundable office fee. Withdrawals MUST be emailed, faxed or mailed & postmarked on or before April 21 . After April 21, 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 March 31, check www.poplarplacefarm.com for entry status & other information.
Prizes & 6 ribbons per division
Stabling: $160/stall Thurs. through Sun (includes night watch Friday & Saturday). 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 $160 - 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 April 28 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. Country Inn & Suites – 14mi, (706) 660-1780. Wingate by Wyndham – 15 mi, (706) 225-1000. Holiday Inn - 16mi, (706) 324-0231. Holiday Inn Express - 13mi, (706) 507-7200. Home-Towne Suites – 13 mi, (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.
Tests & arena sizes: I/IP: 2014 USEF Intermediate Test A-Std. P/PT: 2014 USEF Preliminary Test A-Sm. T: 2014 USEF Training Test A-Sm. B-Sm. N: 2014 USEF Novice Test A-Sm. BN: 2014 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm. Arenas: Cushion Track Premier waxed sand, with ample warm-up.
I: 2890m @ 550mpm. IP/P: 2730m @ 520mpm. PT/T: 2100m @ 450mpm. N: 1850m @ 375mpm. BN: 1780m @ 325mpm. All courses: Average, for horses with some experience at these levels
Cross-country course closed April 20.
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 Saturday.
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.