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Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T. (May 2017) Omnibus Listing

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USEA Event ID: 16462
Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T. | Gales Ferry, CT (AREA I)

Event Date: May 27, 2017

Open Date: Apr 11 Close Date: May 09

Directions:
Address: 645 Long Cove Rd., Gales Ferry, CT 06335.
From I?95: Exit 88 to Route 117 North. Cross over Rte. 184, then take next left onto Gales Ferry Rd. Farm 1.5 miles on left. Don't go by mapquest - it takes longer!

Divisions

USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized Divisions:TN,N,N-Am,N-JR,BN,BN-Am,BN-JR
USEA Recognized Test:Starter

Tentative Schedule:

Fri: Cross‑country course open-3 pm.
Sat: Dressage-8.00 am; Show Jumping-9:30 am; Cross-country-11:00 am.

Starting Times:

Available May 16 - Posted on our website. www.mysticvalleyhuntclub.com. Postcards will be sent at competitor's request. Please enclose a sase. Also available at www.area1usea.org.

Event Officials
TD:  Rick Caldwell, CT
Judges: Pres: Judy Dannemann, CT        Dressage Judge: Cindi Wylie, MA
SJ Judge:  Andi Hengen, MA 
C.D:X-C/SJ: Sally Hinkle Russell 
Entry Information

Send Entries to:
Horse Trials Secretary, 645 Long Cove Road, Gales Ferry, CT 06335
(860) 464?7934, Register on line at EventEntries.com Payment on line by credit card, please add 3% transaction fee.
Draw checks to Mystic Valley Hunt Club, Inc.

Organizer:

Org: Sally Hinkle Russell, (same as above)
Comp Mngmnt: Mystic Valley Hunt Club, Inc.

Fees:
Event Fees Directory: Draw checks to Mystic Valley Hunt Club, Inc.
Entry: TN/N/BN divisions: $185.00, early bird $165. Post entry fee $20.00. Starter: $165.00, early bird $155.00. Post entry fee $20.00.
Stabling: Permanent stabling, $60.00, no initial bedding. Early bird rate is only given to entries with a US postmark dated by April 18, 2017. $10 change fee assessed to any entry change after closing date of May 9, 2017.

Refunds: Before C.D.-In Full; After C.D.-Entry-In full ONLY if place can be filled from wait list. Competition cancellation-In Full; Stabling-No refunds. 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:
Double Entries: Accepted, no fee. USEA current membership (Junior, Collegiate, Full, or Life) and horse registration (Limited or Full) are required at all levels, except Starter. Starter participants are exempt from USEA membership and the USEA Starter/D&M fees do not apply. Refunds: Before C.D.-In Full; After C.D.-Entry-In full ONLY if place can be filled from wait list. Competition cancellation-In Full; Stabling-No refunds. 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.
Neg. Coggins within 12 months required for all horses. Copy must accompany entry form.
Competitor Information
Awards:

Trophy (Dress Cooler) & 8 ribbons per division. High Score Dressage Award for Novice and Beginner Novice.

Stabling/Veterinarian:

$60/stall from Friday morning to Sunday am. Stall doors. No initial bedding. Veterinarian: Dr David Anderson (860) 639-6927 office. # will be posted by the phone.

Accommodations:

Host Hotel: Mystic Marriott - 3 miles (860) 446-2600. Call by May 1st to secure special rate. Groton Inn & Suites 3.5 miles (860) 445-9784. Hilton Garden Inn 4 miles (860) 445-6800, Super 8?4 mi., (860) 448?2818. Best Western-5 mi., (860) 445-8000. Economy Inn-3.5 mi., (860) 445-1986. Camping: Not available. 6 miles from Mohegan Sun Casino, and 8 miles from Foxwoods Casino.

Dressage:
Test & arena sizes: N: 2014 USEF Novice Test A-Sm BN/Starter: 2014 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm.  Arenas: Sand footing. Flat & jumping warm-up is separate. Sand show jumping warm-up. Show jumping held on sand footing. TN: 2014 USEF Training Test A-Sm.
Cross-Country:
TN/N - 2000 m @ 400 mpm, BN - ?1550 m @ 350 mpm/max fence height 2'7".  Starter: 1200 m @ 300 mpm. All courses: BN- straightforward approaches to average size and width jumps for this level. 6 new jumps last year, more this year. N-Average, for horses with some experience at this level. Good visibility for instructors. People welcome to school all year round. Courses are on 20 mild rolling acres of hay fields with one pass through woods. Marked water crossings. Straight forward courses. View last year's course on web site, plus web cam links. Cross?country course closed May 9.
Other Information:
Cross?country course closed May 9.
Levels may be divided/combined as entries warrant; state preferences under the Eligible Section and birth date on entry.
Prize list from secretary.
Food on grounds.
Dogs must be leashed.
Volunteers always appreciated!
Official Photographer:In Stride Equine Photography, Kris & Kate Stufano.

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