Fitch's Corner H.T. (Jul 2017) Omnibus Listing
Fitch's Corner $2000 Amateur Novice Masters Challenge: 40+ Cross Country run over a championship style course. $2000 in prize money.
Fitch's Corner will offer Open Divisions for Junior Riders ( JOP, JOT,
Event Date: Jul 22-23, 2017
Open Date: Jun 06 Close Date: Jul 04
Address: 632 N. Mabbettsville, Rd., Millbrook, NY 12545.
From North/South: Route 22 to Amenia, NY. Left (west) on Rt. 44 to Rt. 57 (Shunpike). 3 mi. to competition grounds at corner of Rt. 98 & Rt. 57. 6 miles from the village of Millbrook. Trailer entrance on Rt. 57 (Shunpike), follow show signage.
USEF/USEA Recognized Division:P,PH,PR
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized Divisions:T,TH,TR,N,NH,NR,BN,BNH,BNR
Friday: Secretary Office Open at 10 am. Grounds open at 12 Noon unless previously arranged. Cross-country courses open 3 PM.
Saturday: Dressage (All Levels), Cross Country, Show Jumping, The Amateur Novice Masters Challenge will run all three phases on Saturday with Stadium start time at 6:30 pm.
Sunday: Cross Country, Show Jumping.
All riders will compete
Available no later than Wednesday, July 19. Times will be posted at: www.fitchscorner.com or Area I - www.area1usea.org.
Cross Country and Show Jumping schedules may be adjusted as entries warrant.
Judges: PGJ: Gale D'Amanda Fox, NY
Dressage Judges: Sally Ike, NJ; Lisa Cox, NC; Pam Wiedemann, PA; Lori Barnard, VT
SJ Judge: Ann-Marie Gregoire, MA
CD: X-C: Derek di Grazia, CA SJ: Marc Donovan, NC
Send Entries to:
Liz Oertel Johnson, Secretary
141 Tuck Dr.
Fremont, NH 03044
Electronic entries accepted only with credit card payment. (EventEntries.com preferred)
Draw checks to Fitch´s Corner H.T
Kelly Spector Assistant Organizer
phone: 845 677-5479 fax: 800 663-2162
Org: Fernanda Kellogg & Eric Hill
All entries without payment will be immediately placed on
Tiffany & Co Prizes & 8 ribbons per division. Award: Barbara S. Meyer Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the best FCHT competitor overall low scoring active NY/UC Region member of the US Pony Club, sponsored by Millbrook Pony Club (Regional Trophy Presentation with awarded competitor's framed photo).
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) will award Prize Money and Ribbons to the best scoring TB at each level.
Amateur Novice Masters Challenge: Competitors please note this division on the entry form. This division is open to Amateur riders, 40 years+, and will be run over a championship-style course. Birth date must be stated on entry form. Riders in this division may not have completed more than two horse trials at the Training level or above in the previous 24 months. The Amateur Novice Masters Challenge will ride in the spirit of an amateur competition with stadium jumping scheduled at 6:30pm during the Saturday Nite Social. 2 tickets to the Saturday Nite Social will be included with each ANMC entry. Prizes will include $2000 in prize money, product awards, trophy and ribbons.
Temporary stabling (10x10 stalls) available on grounds. Stall doors provided. Entrance/exit gated. $195 for duration (Friday Noon-Sunday 7 PM). NO INITIAL BEDDING PROVIDED. STABLING OFFICE CLOSES AT 7 PM. Please use only one person's/farm's name for all "stable with" requests. Hay/shavings available for purchase. Email email@example.com to reserve shavings. No straw please! Stalls to be stripped prior to leaving. Veterinarian: Millbrook Equine Veterinary Clinic, (845) 677-5500; will be posted at stabling and secretary's stand. Farrier: Justin Galli (914) 474-6929.
Make reservations early! See our website under local information for a complete list. Millbrook Country House – 5 mi., (845) 677—9570. Cottonwood Motel-8 mi., (845) 677-3283 The Inn at Pine Plains - 9 mi., (518)771-3117. Hilltop House B&B - 9 mi., (845)789-1354. Days Inn - 18 mi., (845) 454-1010. Holiday Inn - 22 mi., (845) 473-1151. For a complete area accommodation list visit www.dutchesstourism.com/all-accommodations. Camping: $50 for the weekend to be paid in advance. No services provided and no open fires. Campers must sign liability release.
Test & arena sizes: P -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. Arenas: Sand & grass rings.
Substantial changes to all 2017 XC tracks. Paper numbers will be issued for Cross Country. Bring your own bib. Length of course and optimum times will be posted on the start box and at the secretary stand, Friday by 3 pm. P-3300 m @ 520 mpm. T-2600 m @ 470 mpm. N-2200 m @ 400 mpm. BN-2000m @ 350 mpm. All courses: Attention given to course preparation to achieve excellent footing for tracks over 130 acres of rolling mowed fields. Water, ditch, drops and banks as levels permit. Wide variety of jumps, substantially built and decorated, creating better than average courses for horses with experience at the level. Not considered move-up courses. Course design by Derek di Grazia. Cross-country course closed June 23, 2017.
Fitch's Corner will offer Open Divisions for Junior Riders:(JOP, JOT, JON, JOBN) as entries warrant.
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: Saturday Night: Saturday Nite Social. Sunday Lunch: SPECTATORS´ BENEFIT LUNCHEON to benefit the Millbrook Rescue Squad on Sunday, July 23rd. Enjoy the luncheon and view show jumping, Collector Car Parade, Fitch's Corner Award ceremony. Reservations will be available online, check website, www.fitchscorner.com, or call (845) 677-5479.