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Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials II (Mar 2017) Omnibus Listing

Change Made 02/21/2017
Comment: Preliminary and PT will ride the 2014 USEF Preliminary Test A in the small arena. 
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USEA Event ID: 16420
Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials II | Aiken, SC (AREA III)

Event Date: Mar 04-05, 2017

Open Date: Jan 17 Close Date: Feb 14

Directions:
Aiken is North of Augusta, GA & South of Columbia, SC.
From South-exit I-20 at exit 18 & take 19 south (right) to second light left on Hwy 118 (Rutland Dr) cross Hwy 302 and go left on Hwy 78. From North-exit I-20 at exit 22 & take Rte 1 South about 5mi go left on Hwy 118 (Rutland Dr) cross Hwy 302 and go left on Hwy 78.
Note: From Town center About 1 mile from town center Hwy 78 exits to the right (was a fork in the road) From the West SDF is on the left 2.5mi from Montmorenci Fire Co. From the East SDF is on the right 1.3mi past Oakwood Elementary School.

Divisions

USEF/USEA Recognized Division:IP,P,PH,P-JY,PR
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized Divisions:PT,T,TH,T-JY,TR,N,NH,N-JY,NR,BN,BNH,BN-JY,BNR
USEA Recognized Test:CT-I

Tentative Schedule:

Thursday: Noon -                 Stabling Opens.

Fri:            3 pm -                 Cross-country course open.
                 
4:30-6:30  pm      Welcome Reception Sponsored by Triple Crown Feeds.
Sat:           I-CT/IP/P/PT/BN: Dressage - 7:30 am; Show Jumping - 9:00 am; Cross-country - 9:15 am.
Sun:          N/PT/T:               Dressage - 7:30 am; Show Jumping - 9:00 am; Cross-country - 9:15 am.  

Schedule is Tentative and may be changed depending on entry numbers! Check the online Omnibus and the website www.SportingDaysFarm.com closer to the event for schedule updates.

Starting Times:
Will be posted March 1st, after 6 pm at: www.SportingDaysFarm.com
Event Officials

TD:  Major John Clay, "r", (AL)

President of Ground Jury:  Pam Wiedemann, "r", (PA)   

Dressage Judges:  Deri Jeffers, r, (VA); Amanda Miller, "r",  (NC); Valerie Swygert, "r", (SC)
SJ Judge: Carolyn Blakey "r" (PA)
CD:X-C: Julie Zapapas, "r", (SC)   SJ:  Julie Zapapas, "r", (SC)

Entry Information

Send Entries to:
We use www.evententries.com for online entries or mail to:
Sporting Days Farm H.T.
Attn: Sue Huff, Secretary
3549 Charleston Hwy.
Aiken, SC 29801
Contact Sue Huff with all questions: (803) 649-7075 or (803) 645-8135
All faxes (803) 648-0701.
(302) 547-0695 during event
Email: [email protected]
www.sportingdaysfarm.com

Assist Secretary: Mary Coldren

 
Draw checks to 'SDFHT II'.

Organizer:
Organizer:   Joannah Hall Glass, (803) 648-0100. Co-Organizer:  Anne Dearborn,  (803) 522-0067.
Secretary: Mary Coldren, (803) 649-7075. Asst. Secy:  Sue Huff, (803) 648-0100.

Fees:

Draw checks to SDFHT II or Sporting Days Farm H.T. II Entry:
EARLY ENTRY DISCOUNT: Postmarked Prior to January 31, 2016: P: $215.00; T: $205.00; N: $195.00; BN: $185.00; CT: $60.00.

Entries Postmarked February 1st through Closing: P: $230.00; T: $220.00; N: $210.00; BN: $200.00; CT: $80.00.

Notes: If space allows Post Entries will be accepted with the $50.00 Late Charge added to the regular entry fee.
Stabling: $125.00 - includes 3 nights; Extra day: $25.00.
Muck Deposit: $35.00 separate check. Aiken County Pony Club offering Stall Stripping for a $25 Donation. Please contact Rebecca Gutierrez @ 803-646-0462 to make arrangements.
Camping: $45.00 hook-up (limited electric available); $25.00 primitive.  

Refunds:  Completed entries postmarked 1/17/17 through 1/31/17  and scratched by 2/14/16 receives full refund.
Completed entries postmarked 2/1/17 through 2/14/17 and scratched by 2/14/16 receives full refund minus $25.  
Scratches after 2/14/16 receives Entry/stabling-Less $25 ONLY if in writing and the place can be filled from wait list.
Competition cancellation - Possible partial 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.
 

Entries:

Sporting Days Farm HT uses www.EVENTENTRIES.com for entries, scoring & live Scoring.
Entry fees include a $25 non-refundable office fee. Include legible and current email address on entry. All correspondence from secretary will be via email. Double entries: Not accepted. As of December, 1 2016 all riders and horses must be members of the USEA in order to compete at the Beginner Novice level. Beginner Novice horses can be registered with a Limited registration, which allows the horse to compete at Beginner Novice through Training for the duration of its lifetime, and riders will need a Junior, Collegiate or Full membership which is renewed annually. Combined Test riders are exempt from USEA membership, but must pay a $25 USEA non-member fee, USEA Starter/D&M fees do not apply. If oversubscribed, multiple rides may be limited - please indicate order of preference. 

If entering electronically; payment, signature page and Coggins must be postmarked within 5 days of entering. If not, the entry will be assigned a postmark date at the time it is complete and payment is received. Riders and Owners at Preliminary must send current copies of all USEF membership cards, or a $30 USEF Show Pass fee will be charged.

ANY entry postmarked after Closing Date will be considered a late entry and the $50 Late fee applies.  Additionally, any electronic or faxed entry made prior to Closing Date must be COMPLETE within 5 days after Closing or will be also considered a late entry and charged the $50 Late fee. Late fee policy will be strictly adhered to!

Scratches/Changes must be in writing via mail, fax, email only.

All other changes made before the closing date will be charged a $25 change fee and after the closing date will be charged a $30 change fee.  NO changes allowed after February 25th. Change of horse or rider requires a new entry to be faxed or e-mailed.  If space allows and post entries are accepted they will be charged an additional $50 late fee. Neg. Coggins required for all horses within 12 months and must accompany entry. Check website & contact immediately if in wrong division, etc. Do not wait until times are posted, check status after you enter.

Refunds:

Completed entries postmarked 1/17/17 through 1/31/17  and scratched by 2/14/16 receives full refund.
Completed entries postmarked 2/1/17 through 2/14/17 and scratched by 2/14/16 receives full refund minus $25.  
Scratches after 2/14/16 receives Entry/stabling-Less $25 ONLY if in writing and the place can be filled from wait list.
Competition cancellation - Possible partial 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.

Competitor Information
Awards:

Trophy & 8 ribbons: $15 fee for mailing prizes.
Offered this event: Bunty Sellers Perpetual Award for Senior Training Rider (Amateur). Master Novice Award (Amateur) - awarded to lowest score in the Novice Rider Division. To qualify, competitor must 50 years old or older and of amateur status with the USEF. Make sure to include Birth date on entry form. Winning riders must arrange a time to report to awards presentation area for Press photos in order to receive prizes $15.00 for mailing other ribbons.

Stabling/Veterinarian:
$125 on grounds (limited permanent stalls - book early); Friday 12 pm to Tuesday 8 am; $25/day after that. Stall doors & two bags of Gold Fields processed straw bedding provided. For more information on this product please go to www.goldfieldscanada.com. If shavings or other bedding wanted, please PRE-ORDER any additional bedding needed from sec'y by February 23rd. If additional bedding is not pre-ordered, it will NOT be available for purchase. Feed/Hay/Bedding, Aiken County Farm Supply (803) 649-2987, Aiken Saddlery (803) 649-6583 or Johnsons Farm & Garden (803) 266-7333 or Hiler Hay (803) 648-6241 see Sec'y. Off grounds less expensive Perm stalls available; further info: www.sportingdaysfarm.com. Send separate $35 clean stall deposit check payable to SDFHT, to be destroyed if stall deemed stripped clean. Veterinarians: Aiken Equine, (803) 648-0430. Farriers: Matt Cogan (650) 283-2500, #'s also posted at Sec'y office.
Accommodations:

For Discount mention Sporting Days HT at the following Host Hotels: The Hotel Aiken 7 mi., (803) 648-4265, (877) 817-6690; Holiday Inn Express-8 mi. (803) 648-0999; Country Inn & Suites, 3270 Whiskey Road, Aiken 803 649 4265, 7 miles The Wilcox Inn 7.2mi, 803 648 1898 . Further info from Aiken Chamber of Commerce, (803) 648-0405. Camping: Hook-ups limited-book early, $45. Plenty of primitive, $25.

Dressage:
Test & arena sizes: I/IP-2014 USEF Intermediate Test A-Lg. P/PT-2014 USEF Preliminary Test A-Sm. T-2014 USEA Training Test A-Sm. N-2014 USEF Novice Test A-Sm. BN-2014 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm.  Arenas: Sand.
Cross-Country:
IP/P-2200 m @ 520 mpm. PT/T-2000 m @ 420 mpm. N-1800 m @ 370 mpm. BN-1600 m @ 340 mpm.  All courses: P-Average, with options. T/N/BN-The courses are intended to not only build confidence but to show the rider where the weak spots are.  A number of maximum efforts. Banks, ditches & water at all appropriate levels. XC Course closed February 18th through the event, and otherwise only open during scheduled schooling times and by appointment with a minimum of 5 horses.
Other Information:

The Young Rider Advancement Program will kick off the season on the East Coast at our SDFHT II with a CROSS BORDER CHALLENGE.  last year saw over 80 young riders from 3/4s of North America.  There will be a party on Saturday to mix and mingle and in additions to Neck Ribbons, trophy and other prizes, SDFHT will be making a donation to the winning ARYPrograms at all levels contested. Please check www.SportingDaysFarm.com for further details.

Cross Country Schooling on Monday, March 6th 10am to 3pm, weather and footing dependent. Information will be on the website www.SportingDaysFarm.com. Please also check the message at (803) 649-7075 for up to date XC schooling information.
Food on grounds.
Dogs must be leashed. Please note updates and changes to USEF rules, including all dogs MUST remain on leash and in control as per GR1301. If captured, $50 freedom fine to Aiken County SPCA.
XC Course closed February 20th through the event, and otherwise only open during scheduled schooling times and by appointment with a minimum of 5 horses.
Levels may be divided/combined if entries warrant; state preferences under the Eligible Section and birth date on entry.
Friday: 4:30pm to 6:30pm Welcome Reception in Palmetto Pavilion free to competitors, officials & volunteers.

For information on Preferred "On Course & Ringside" parking, Vendor and Sponsorship opportunities contact: Ginny Allen  (803) 270-4960 or Joannah Glass (610) 613-2010.

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