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Poplar Place Farm January H.T. (Jan 2016) Omnibus Listing

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USEA Event ID: 16133
Poplar Place Farm January H.T. | Hamilton, GA (AREA III)

Event Date: Jan 23-24, 2016

Open Date: Dec 08 Close Date: Jan 05


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.


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

Tentative Schedule:
Fri: Cross-country course open-3 pm.
Sat: Dressage-8 am; Show Jumping-10 am.
Sun: Cross-country-8 am.
Starting Times:
Available January 19 at  Stabling info also available.
Event Officials
TD: Pat Maykuth, GA
Judges: Pres: Jane Hamlin, NH Dressage Judges: Sandy Osborn, GA; Charles Musco, NC
CD: X-C: Tremaine Cooper, VA  SJ: Jan Brodkin, FL
Entry Information

Send Entries to:

Enter On-Line: (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.

Event Fees Directory: Draw checks to Poplar Place Farm, LLC. One check per horse.  US funds only.
We now accept most major credit cards.

Entry: IP/P: $210.00; PT/T/N/BN: $190.00; Starter: $160.00.
Stabling: $160.00 (includes night watch); Additional nights: $25.00. 
Stall deposit: $25.00 (separate check).
Grounds fee: $50.00 (non-stabled horses).
Camping: $30.00 per night.
Please check Website ( 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 of show week (January 18), 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 of show week (January 18) - $50 fee.
Refunds: Up to one week after C.D. (January 12), less $25 non-refundable office fee. Withdrawals MUST be emailed, faxed or mailed & postmarked on or before January 12. After January 12, 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 December 22, check for entry status & other information.
Competitor 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, permanent 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 January 19
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: Staybridge Suites - 15mi, (706) 507-7700.  Candlewood Suites - 13mi, (706) 940-0900.  Holiday Inn Express - 13mi, (706) 507-7200.  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. Home-Towne Suites – 13 mi, (706) 561-1795.

Pine Mountain: Callaway Gardens - 9mi, (877) 286-8642.

Camping: Limited camper hook-ups with water & electric (no septic) - $30 per night, with two-night minimum.  Hot/cold showers in restroom building.  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: IP- 2014 USEF Intermediate Test A-Std. P/PT: 2014 USEF Preliminary Test A-Sm. T: 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.

IP/P: 2730m @ 520mpm. PT/T: 2100m @ 420mpm. N: 1850m @ 350mpm. BN: 1780m @ 300mpm. Starter: 1200m @ 300mpm, max fence height 2'3", no water, banks or ditches. All courses: Beginning of the year, for horses with some experience at these levels. Cross-country course closed January 11.
Other Information:

Cross-country course closed January 11.
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.
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.

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