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Hunter Oaks H.T. (Jul 2015) Omnibus Listing

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USEA Event ID: 15969
Hunter Oaks H.T. | Bloomington, IL (AREA IV)

Event Date: Jul 18-19, 2015

Open Date: Jun 02 Close Date: Jun 30

Address: Hunter Oaks Equestrian Center is located just 14 miles west of Bloomington-Normal where I-55, I-74, and I-39 intersect. 
From I-39, take Hudson exit and travel East to T-stop.  Right, then immediate left to end of road.  Right on SR 150west approx. one mile and right on MacAllen Lake Rd.   
From Bloomington-Normal or Peoria, take I-74 to Carlock exit #120.  Exit and pass bp gas station, school, over RR tracks to stop sign.  Turn left (north) on US150 and go 3.6 miles to MacAllen Lake Road.  Turn right and you will see stabling.
GOOGLE Hunter Oaks Equestrian Center "show map" or For MAPQUEST or GPS use - 236 MacAllen Lake Rd. Congerville, IL 


USEF/USEA Recognized Division:P
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized Divisions:T,TR,N,NR,BN,BNR
USEA Recognized Test:Starter

Tentative Schedule:
Fri: Cross-country course opens at 3:00 pm.
Sat: Dressage-8:00 am; Show Jumping 10:30; Official cross-country course walk-6 pm. 
Sun: Cross-country-8:30 am. 
Starting Times:

Starting times available at and will be e-mailed by

Event Officials
TD: Lori Hoos (TN)
Judges: Pres: Mellisa Warden (SC)   Dressage Judges: Vicki Rauwolf (IL); Dee Loveless (FL)
SJ Judge: Barbara Thuerk (IL)
CD:X-C/SJ: John Williams (NY)   
Entry Information

Send Entries to:
Hunter Oaks Horse Trials, c/o Nancy Russell, P.O. Box 1131
DeLeon Springs, FL  32130
Secretary phone:  386-679-0792   Fax:  386-985-2129
Secretray's Email: [email protected]    Email: [email protected]
Enter on-line at and mail copy and payment to the secretary.

Draw checks to Hunter Oaks Equestrian Center, LLC.


Orgs: Hunter Oaks Equestrian Center, LLC / Tom & Sandy Mercier, 314 MacAllen Lake Road, Carlock, IL 61725, (309) 530-9353. (309)826-7433.  Fax (309) 663-0581 Ride time notification Monday prior to competition via email and posted at

Event Fees Directory: Draw checks to Hunter Oaks Equestrian Center, LLC.
Entry: P, T, N, BN divisions: $200.00 if received electronically or postmarked on OD! $225.00 if received before CD! 
Starter Test: $150.00 if received electronically or postmarked on OpeningDate!  $175.00 if received before ClosingDate!
Stabling: $175.00.
Grounds Fee: $75.00 (non-stabled horses).
Entries limited to 200. Entry fees include a $25 non-refundable office fee. Entries are accepted according to postmark date.
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.
Tack Stall (if available) $175.00.
Pinny Holder Required for BN - P will be available for sale on site for $20.00 ea.  (starter test will have cloth or paper pinny).
Primitive camping ONLY.  You MUST have your own generator.  No hook-ups.
Saturday nite food & beverage: FREE to competitors/officials/volunteers,  $15.00 guest ticket.
Starter participants are waived the USEA membership and non-membership fees and the USEA Starter/D&M Fee does not apply.

USEA and USEF fees are not included as part of the entry fee. These association fees should be added to your entry fee, per the Itemized Fees Enclosed section of the Entry Form, totaled with the other applicable fees, and sent to the event with your entry. All entry fees include a $25 non-refundable office fee. Please use the 2014 entry form.  Failure to do so could result in the entry not being accepted. Double entries: Not accepted.
Levels may be divided/combined as entries warrant; state preferences under the Eligible Section and birth date on entry.
Neg. Coggins required for all horses within 12 months - must accompany entry.
P entries must include USEF member # (owner, rider, agent) and copy member card OR include $30 non-member fee. 
BN competitors who are not USEA members must pay extra $25 with entry.
Lost pinny=$10. Returned Check - $50 fee.
Refunds: Before C.D.? In writing -full refund less $25 office fee; After C.D.? no refund. Competition cancellation-No Refund.
Competitor Information
All Divisions (Starter-P): Prizes 1st - 3rd and 8 ribbons per division.  1st place dressage ribbons each division.
Hunter Oaks sponsors overall lowpoint cash awards:  $100 cash Area IV Adult Rider and USPC.
Duchess Trophy (donated by Kim Connelly) to most senior horse to complete event.
$175/stall available Friday to Sun. 8pm.  Some tack stalls available @ $175/tack stall. 
Request for GROUP stabling, please use ONE name (i.e. barn OR trainer) Please do NOT switch stalls upon arrival without secretary approval!!!!  Shaving available - $8.00 each.  180 temporary COVERED stalls on grounds with electricity. Stall doors provided. $75 grounds fee if not stabled on grounds. Veterinarian: Dr. Monfort  309-928-2127 / 309-826-2127 cell

Hotels: Comfort Suites  309-834-4700, Quality Inn (309) 829-7602, Country Inns & Suites (309) 828-7177. Ramada Ltd (309) 828-0900. Hawthorne (309) 829-8111. Hampton Inn (309) 829-3700. All hotels are on west side of Bloomington near Interstate Center approx. 10 miles from farm. Rates vary. On-site primitive camping permitted @ no charge in designated areas, but NO amenities or electrical hook-up.  Must have own generator. Kamp Komfort RV campground w/ hook-ups, bath house, etc approx. 3 miles from farm 309-376-4411 and one mile off Carlock/I-74 exit.

Test & arena sizes:
-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 B-Sm. Starter- 2014 USEF Beginner Novice Test B-Sm
IP/P-2800 m @ 500mpm. T?2200 m @ 420 mpm.  N?2000 m @ 350 mpm. BN?1600 m @ 325 mpm/max. Average difficulty with wide range of questions and terrain.  Educational courses for both horse and rider. 
Starter course-most fences 2'0" and max height 2'3" Starter xc includes some replicas of our larger fences.  Inviting for first event and the real deal! Starter course does NOT track thru timber or larger hills.
Other Information:
Cross?country course closes end of day Saturday, June 30. Entry limit-200. Riders limited to 2 horses/level, or 4 horses/entire event. Levels may be divided/ combined as entries warrant; state preferences under the Eligible Section and birth date on entry. Concessions & Vendor Fair on grounds.  Dogs must be leashed!
Saturday night complimentary refreshments on grounds at conclusion of Show Jumping.

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