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CDCTA Spring Horse Trials I (Apr 2015) Omnibus Listing

Welcome to the CDCTA Horse Trials - We have lots of changes this year starting with 2 early spring dates.  Mike Mendell has come on board as our new organizer, please join us in welcoming him to a huge job.  We are looking forward to his changes - we've been at this location for 10 years and we all agree that the horse trials needs a breath of fresh air.  Our plan for this year is to host more of the technical courses on our first weekend - April 4th and, make the courses more move up friendly for the second weekend April 19th!  Hope to see you this year - if you can't compete please volunteer!
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USEA Event ID: 15911
CDCTA Spring Horse Trials I | Culpeper, VA (AREA II)

Event Date: Apr 04, 2015

Open Date: Feb 17 Close Date: Mar 17


Address for parking is 7200 Robinson River Rd., Rapidan, VA  22733
To Locust Hill Preserve From North - Rt. 29 South to Culpeper, Past Exit for Commonwealth Park, RT 15 South, toward Orange – Left at end of Ramp Go 8.5 miles past Peacock Lane (old parking) to next left on Robinson River Road - first field on left. Look for Horse Trials signs. From South: Rt. 29 North to - RT. 15 Towards Orange then follow directions from North above.


USEF/USEA Recognized Division:P
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized Divisions:PT,T,N,BN
USEA Recognized Test:Intro

Tentative Schedule:
Fri: Cross-country course open-3 pm.
Sat: Dressage All -8 am; Show Jumping-10am; Cross-Country-10:30 - ALL @ Locust Hill Preserve (P/T/N/BN/INTRO order of go).
Starting Times:

Available Wednesday before the event, on the internet,

Event Officials
TDs: Samantha Allan, MD; Assst TD: Joanne Gelarden, VA
Judges: Pres: Amelia Pantaze, VA   Dressage Judges: Nancy Lowey, VA; Lea Ann Hansen, VA
SJ Judges: Karen Vinsant, VA 
CD:XC: Jonathan Wells, TN  SJ: Georgina Winslett, VA
Entry Information

Send Entries to:
Sarah Gerstein, 12060 Sunflower Field Place, Lovettsville, VA  20180
(703) 608-1541, [email protected] and the website is
Draw check to CDCTA.
or enter at

Org: Coleen Hersson, 10378 Greyson Lane, Rixeyville, VA 22737 (540) 937-2497, [email protected]
Co-Org: Michael Mendell, P.O. Box 446, Flint Hill, VA  22627 540-635-0287 [email protected]

Event Fees Directory: Draw check to CDCTA.
Entry: Per division: P: $250.00; T: $200.00; N: $200.00; BN: $175.00. Eventing Tests: Intro: $100.00
Stabling: $75.00 - offsite for the weekend - 5 min. from event - send separate stabling check.
Secretary prefers that competitors use Event Entries at for electronic entries.  Entry fee includes a $25 non-refundable office fee. Double entries: Not accepted. $25=Lost pinny. Refunds: Before C.D.-Less $25 non-refundable office fee; After C.D.-Entry-No Refund. Competition cancellation-No refund. 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.
All changes after CLOSING incur a $50 change fee; Any late changes will be scheduled first in the order of go. All scratches must be sent via email to secy – make sure to get a return receipt. Neg. Coggins required within 12 months for all horses. All P entries - the USEF Membership card for owner/rider/trainer must accompany the entry, or will be considered incomplete and charged a $50 change fee. USEF non-members, will be charged a $30 USEF non-member fee. All USEA BN non-members will be charged a $25 USEA Non-member fee, please include with entry.   Electronic entries accepted on
Competitor Information

All divisions trophy and 8 ribbons.

Local stabling within 5 minutes of the event, send a separate check and stabling form.  Stabling is from Friday Noon till Sunday 5 PM, cost is $75 and includes 2 bags of shavings, contact show secretary for list of local. accommodations. Veterinarian: # will be posted at secy´s office.  Stabling GPS address: 23528 Cedar Ridge Rd., Rapidan, VA  22733.
Best Western in Culpeper (540)825-1253 , Comfort Inn (540)825-4900. See for list of accommodations and map.
Test & arena sizes:  P-2014 USEF Preliminary Test A-Sm. All T-2014 USEF Training Test A-Sm. All N-2014 USEF Novice Test A-Sm. All BN-2014 USEF Beginner Novice Test B- Sm. Intro-2014 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm.   Arenas: Grass. 
All P-3120 m @ 520 mpm. All T-2400 m @ 450 mpm. All N-2000 m @ 375 mpm. All BN-2000 m @ 350 mpm. Test Intro-Jumps will be 18"-2'. All courses: Some maximum height fences, suitable for move up.  Forward, galloping track for all levels.
Other Information:

Cross-country Course Closed.
Dressage is in a river bottom field.  Cross-country course closed prior to event. Entry limit 250. Food on grounds.  Dogs must be leashed.
COURSES: Most of the terrain is hilly but the XC follows the ridges and high ground and is relatively flat, courses are open and galloping, a good percentage of the fences per level are big and solid.  Beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Levels may be divided/combined as entries warrant; state preferences under the Eligible Section and birth date on entry.  XC schooling during the week after second event - see Secretary for details.

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