Poplar Place Farm November H.T. (Nov 2015) Omnibus Listing
Event Date: Nov 07-08, 2015
Open Date: Sep 22 Close Date: Oct 20
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). Look for Poplar Place Farm Show Entrance sign. 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.
USEF/USEA Recognized Division:I,IP,P
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized Divisions:PT,T,TN,N,BN
USEA Recognized Test:Starter
Fri: Cross-country Course open-3 pm.
Sat: Dressage-8 am. Show Jumping-10 am. Competitors' Party-6 pm. (tickets required).
Sun: Cross-country-8 am.
Available November 3 at www.poplarplacefarm.com. Stabling info also available.
Judges: Pres: Marilyn Payne, NJ
Dressage Judges: Jodi Lees, SC; Lisa Anderson, GA
CD: X-C: Tremaine Cooper, VA; SJ: Jan Brodkin, FL
Send Entries to:
www.evententries.com (credit cards accepted). Mail original 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]
Donna & Gary Stegman (same as above).
Competition Management: 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" will be changed to reflect the date the payment is postmarked.
Starter entrants are exempt from the USEA Starter/D&M Fees and USEA Membership/Non-membership dues waived.
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 (November 2), 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 show (November 2) - $50 fee.
Refunds: Up to one week after C.D. (October 27), less $25 non-refundable office fee. Withdrawals MUST be emailed, faxed or mailed & postmarked on or before October 27. After October 27, No refunds, unless entry and/or stall can be filled from wait list, less $25 non-refundable office fee.
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.
Competition cancellation-Partial credit.
Copy of negative Coggins within 12 months required for all horses & must accompany entry.
After October 6, 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 November 4 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: Host Hotel: Staybridge Suites (Pet Friendly) - 15 mi., (706) 507-7700. Holiday Inn Express - 13mi, (706) 507-7200. Hyatt Place – 13mi, (706) 507-5000. Wyndham Gardens – 13mi, (706) 507-1111. Wingate by Wyndham - 15mi, (706) 225-1000. Country Inn & Suites – 14mi, (706) 660-1780. Holiday Inn – 17mi, (706) 324-0231. HomeTowne Suites - 13mi, (706) 561-1795.
Pine Mountain: Callaway Gardens - 9mi, (877) 286-8642.
Test & arena sizes: I/IP-2014 USEF Intermediate Test A-Std. P/PT-2014 USEF Preliminary Test A-Sm. T/TN-2014 USEF Training Test A-Sm. N-2014 USEF Novice Test A-Sm. BN-2014 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm. Starter: 2015 USDF Intro Test C-Sm.
Arenas: Cushion Track Premier waxed sand, with ample warm-up.
I-3360m @ 550 mpm. IP/P-2880m @ 520 mpm. PT/T?2180m @ 450 mpm. TN/N?1800m @ 375 mpm. BN-1930m @ 325 mpm. Starter: 1200m @300mpm.
All courses: Average for horses with some experience at these levels.
Cross-country course closed October 26.
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.
No cars or trucks on course. No motorized vehicles allowed on course Sunday.
Starter: Membership in USEA or USEF not required for horse or rider. No USEA or USEF drug or starter fees required. Will be run the same as a USEA/USEF horse trial and, unless otherwise stated, will follow USEF rules. Either the rider or the horse may have competed above the BN level, but not both.
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.