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Poplar Place Farm September H.T. (Sep 2016) Omnibus Listing

Change Made 08/19/2016
Comment: PT and TN divisions have been added. 
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USEA Event ID: 16295
Poplar Place Farm September H.T. | Hamilton, GA (AREA III)

Event Date: Sep 09-11, 2016

Open Date: Jul 26 Close Date: Aug 23

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:CIC3,CIC2,CIC1,A,I,P
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized Divisions:PT,T,TN,N,BN

Tentative Schedule:
Thurs: CIC: In barn check-in & vaccination verification-starts 12 noon; Cross country course open-3 pm.
Fri: Dressage-8 am.
Sat: CIC Show Jumping-10 am; NAT Cross-Country-8 am; Competitors' Party-6 pm (tickets required).
Sun: CIC Cross Country-8 am; NAT Show Jumping-9 am.
Starting Times:
September 6 at Stabling info also available.
Event Officials
TD:  (CIC3*/2*) Gretchen Butts, USA; (CIC1* & National) Cindy DePorter, USA
Judges: Pres: Karen Winn, USA; Member: Jo Young, CAN; Dressage Judges: Elizabeth Kane, GA, Mary Lewis, GA
FEI Steward: Patte Clement, USA
CD: X-C: John Williams, USA; SJ: Jan Brodkin, FL
Entry Information

Send Entries to:

Enter On-Line: (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. One check per horse (US funds only).

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

Attention US riders: Entries for ALL FEI competitions must be submitted to the FEI through the USEF online entry system  or they will not be considered complete. There is no fee to submit an entry
through this system. Athletes MUST also enter the events (and pay the entry fees) through the normal entry process. Please also pay close attention to the closing date in the FEI Definite Schedule. Foreign riders need to contact their National Federation.

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: CIC: $300 A: $225 I: $215 P/PT: $210 T/TN/N/BN: $190.
Stabling: $165 (includes night watch); Additional Night: $25.
Stall Deposit: $25 (separate check).
Grounds Fee: $50 (non-stabled horses).
Camping: $30 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 immediately preceding the start of show (September 5), 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 (September 5) - $50 fee.
Refunds: Up to one week after C.D. (August 30), less $25 non-refundable office fee. Withdrawals MUST be emailed, faxed or mailed & postmarked on or before August 30. After August 30, 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 August 9, check for entry status & other information.

Competitor Information
Prizes & 6 ribbons per division.

Stabling: $165/stall Wed. through Sun (includes night watch Thursday - Saturday). Additional nights-$25/stall. 224 permanent stalls (10' x12') & 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), no exceptions. Stall doors/initial bedding (shavings) provided. Tack stalls $165-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 September 8 to order shavings & have them waiting at your stall when you arrive.  Otherwise, shavings may be purchased upon arrival, but cannot be delivered.
$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 stripped).
Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel Burlton, DVM, (706) 663-2128, # posted on bulletin board at restroom building.

Columbus: Host Hotels: Hyatt Place - 13 mi., (706) 507-5000. Candlewood Suites (Pet Friendly) - 13 mi., (706) 940-0900. Staybridge Suites (Pet Friendly) - 15mi, (706) 507-7700. Wingate by Wyndham - 15mi, (706) 225-1000.  Wyndham Gardens – 13mi, (706) 507-1111.  Country Inn & Suites – 14mi, (706) 660-1780. 
Camping: Limited camper hook-ups (water & electric) - $30 per night, reserve early. Filed based on postmark date of entry.  Payment for a hook-up does not guarantee a spot.  Assignments are published on our Website.  NO electric or water hookups permitted from barns. 
Test & arena sizes: CIC3*-2015 FEI Three-Star Test A-Std. CIC2*-2015 FEI Two-Star Test A-Std. CIC1*-2015 FEI One-Star Test A-Std. A-2014 USEF Advanced Test A-Std. I-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.
Arenas: Cushion Track Premier waxed sand, with ample warm-up.
CIC3*-3790m @ 570 mpm. CIC2*-3510m @ 550 mpm. CIC1*-3090m @ 520 mpm. A-3540m @ 570 mpm. I-3450m @ 550 mpm. P-2510m @ 520 mpm. PT/T-2370m @ 450 mpm. TN/N-2100m @ 375 mpm. BN-1840m @ 325 mpm.
All courses: Average, for horses with some experience at these levels. Cross-country course closed August 29.
Other Information:
Cross-country course closed August 29.
Levels may be divided/combined as entries warrant, state preferences under the Eligible Section and include 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 Saturday or Sunday.
Party: Saturday evening. Food, beverages and entertainment. For food, everyone (including competitors) must purchase a meal ticket. All meal tickets purchased with entry - $5. Meal tickets purchased at show $10, subject to availability. Complimentary beverages & entertainment.

Disclaimer: The official FEI Schedule ( supersedes information found on this prize list.

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