We offer the following tests, VSE, pony and horse - singles and pairs:
Training Test 1
Preliminary Test 3
Intermediate Test 4
First come first serve for dressage, there will be a waiting list, so get your entry in early!
The house rules Timed Country Drive with cones course will be no longer than 3 miles; may include a bridge and the cones portion of the course will be located at the nearby Empire Farmstead Brewery. Times for the cones course walk will be posted for competitors. Some competitors may be scheduled to drive dressage (if signed up) after the timed country drive course.
Competitors can choose to compete in one or both of the Friday class offerings. The classes will be scored separately.
Our pleasure show has been the main stay of our event for the past 41 years. For the first time, we offer a Utility Division along with our traditional horse and pony divisions for singles and multiples.
Single Pleasure Horse, 2-wheel
Single Pleasure Horse, 4-wheel
Single Pleasure Pony, Small
Single Pleasure Pony, Large
Single Very Small Equine
Pair/Tandem: Horses, Ponies, (large & small) and VSE’s (division will be divided if entries warrant)
Novice Whip, Single Pleasure Horse
Novice Whip, Single Pleasure Pony: Large & Small (division will be divided if entries warrant)
Utility: Single horse and pony (division will be divided if entries warrant)
The Main Ring and the Obstacle Ring are natural grass rings. Their rolling topography is typical of the country pleasure show that we strive to depict. In order to qualify for championships, competitors should enter the following classes for their respective division:
-Town & Country Obstacles - Christmas in July theme
-Pick Your Route Obstacles
-House Rules Pleasure Drive-Pace
A note about the Pleasure Drive-Pace: This is a completely off-road pace that provides the competitors with the opportunity to experience the beauty of the surrounding lands while challenging themselves to arrive at the finish as close to the ideal time as possible. The nature of the course is appropriate for carriages of all types from antique to marathon-type.
NEW FOR 2019 Competitors will be permitted to use, at their discretion, an alternate vehicle for the pleasure drive. This alternate vehicle must conform to traditional type and design. The use of alternate vehicle must be indicated on the entryblank at time of entry. Absolutely NO marathon/utility type vehicles will be permitted to be named as alternate vehicle. Any competitors wishing to compete with a marathon/utility vehicle are instructed to enter the UtilityDivision. Decisions regarding alternate vehicles will be at the management’s discretion.
Picnic Class - new for 2019 (to be held on Friday evening)
Antique Vehicle Turnout
Drive & Ride