Sporting Day Farm Horse Trials (Apr 2017) Omnibus Listing
Event Date: Apr 22, 2017
Open Date: Mar 07 Close Date: Apr 04
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 1.3 mi past Oakwood Elementary School.
USEF/USEA Recognized Division: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:Intro
Thurs: Noon - Stabling Opens.
Fri: 3 PM cross-country course open for walking.
4:30-6:30 PM Welcome Reception Sponsored by Triple Crown Feeds.
Sat: 8:00 AM Dressage; 9:30 AM Show Jumping; 9:45 AM Cross-country.
Will be posted April 18th, after 6 pm at: www.SportingDaysFarm.com
TD: John Clay, r, (AL)
President of Ground Jury: TBADressage Judges: Deri Jeffers, r, (VA); Amanda Miller-Atkins, r, (NC); Valerie Swygert, r, (SC)
CD:X-C/SJ: James Gornall, MA
Send Entries to:
We use www.EventEntries.com for online entries or by mail;
Sporting Days Farm H.T.III
Attn: Sue Huff, Secretary
3549 Charleston Hwy.
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 645 8135; All faxes (803) 648-0701.
(803) 645 8135 or 610 613 2010 during event
Email: [email protected]
Assist Secretary: Mary Coldren
Draw checks to SDFHT III.
Organizer: Joannah Hall Glass, (803) 648-0100.
Secretary: Mary Coldren (803) 649 7075. Asst. Secy: Sue Huff (803) 648 0100 or (803) 645-8185
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. Intro riders are exempt from USEA membership and the USEA Starter/D&M fees do not apply. If oversubscribed with entries postmarked on Opening Day, 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.
Completed entries postmarked 3/14/17 through 3/24/17 and scratched by 4/4/17 receives full refund.
Completed entries postmarked 3/25/17 through 4/4/17 and scratched by 4/4/17 receives full refund minus $25.
Scratches after 4/4/17 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.
Trophy & 8 ribbons. $15 fee for mailing prizes. Winning riders must arrange a time to report to awards presentation area for Press photos in order to receive prizes. Additional awards for winning Off the Track Thoroughbred at each level.
$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 April 12th. 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 of Ohio (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.
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.
Test & arena sizes: P/PT-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. Intro-2014 USEF Beginner Novice Test A - Sm. Arenas: Sand.
P-2200 m @ 520 mpm. PT/T-2000 m @ 420 mpm. N-1800 m @ 350 mpm. BN-1600 m @ 320 mpm. INTRO- 1500 m @ 300mpm. All courses: P-Average, with options. T/N/BN Average, for horses with some experience at this level. Banks, ditches & water at all levels. INTRO fences maximum 2' 3", water will be optional, faux ditch and step-up bank only.
?Cross-country course closed April 10th through the event, and otherwise only open during scheduled schooling times and by appointment with a minimum of 5 horses.
Welcome Reception Sponsored by Triple Crown Feeds.
Cross Country Schooling on Sunday, April 23rd 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 April 10th 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.