SGF Horse Trials Notes & Reminders

Welcome to the Stone Gate Farm Horse Trials.  You should be able to find everything you need to know on the Stone Gate Farm Fall Horse Trials page (you may need to scroll down to the icons for links to times, dressage tests, maps etc) but here are a few things that I would like to remind you about:

  • PLEASE check your entry status to make sure that you are entered in the correct division and if you owe us anything.  Please contact the Penne at secretary@stonegatefarm ASAP if you need to make a division change as it is infinitely easier to make changes BEFORE we schedule. If you have any stabling requests please let Penne know ASAP.  After stalls are assigned it is not possible to to make changes.
  • If you owe a Stone Gate Farm release form please fill out the SGF on-line release form
  • If you did NOT list an emergency contact please e-mail Penne at secretary@stonegatefarm.org with that information
  • Start Times & Stabling Assignments will be available by Wed Sept 13th or sooner. In the mean time you can now see what division you’re in by checking out the Overall Schedule to get an idea what time you ride.  Those with multiple rides, not to worry, we juggled your times to give you as much time as possible between rides.
  •  Results can be accessed anytime during the competition at the link above, but please remember if they say ‘provisional scores’ they are not finalized
  • Packets will be available at the camper next to the house.  Feel free to park in the front parking lot before going down to stabling but please don’t block the drive.  Packet pick up will only be available until 7:00PM on Fri and again on Sat starting at 7:00 AM.
  • Competitors who DO NOT have complete entries MUST have what they need to make your entry complete before you are given a number
  • If you are riding a Thoroughbred your horse needs to be registered before the start of dressage to be eligible for TIP Awards.  It’s free and easy to do on line … register now
  • Your Rider Rep is Amanda Wilson.  Her phone & Stall numbers will be posted with the secretary.
  • We will be using paper pinnies and you will need number holders
  • The drive will be open during dressage, however, please DO NOT go past during a test that is closest to the drive.  This goes for vehicles, horses, and pedestrians!
  • When going to Show Jumping warm up from the parking area, please do NOT go onto the cross country course.  Please refer to the Finding you way around Stone Gate Farm map..
  • Dressage Tests are as follows:  Prelim – Test A, Training – Test B, Novice – Test B, Beginner Novice –  Test B, Starter – Beginner Novice Test A
  • A Shuttle Service will be available on Sat IF we can find a volunteer to do it.  Pick up points are at the house, the dome and show jumping.  A phone number will be posted.
  • The BLUE barrels with the recycling symbol and the hole cut in the top are for RECYCLING ONLY: empty glass, plastic or cans.  Please no trash! Additionally, please do NOT place recycling in the trash barrels.
  • Future Event Horse Entries:
    • The classes will run in the following order: Yearlings, 2 year olds, 3 year olds and 4 year olds beginning at 3:00 on Friday
    • 10 minutes will be allowed for each entry
    • Please park up in the day parking field as the stabling area will be too congested
    • FEH classes will be run in Dressage Ring 1
    • To get to the ring follow the drive through the back yard, just past the announcer’s tower you will see a blue barrel directing you straight down the hill towards the pond. please refer to Finding you way around Stone Gate Farm map
  • Stabling:
    • If you have any stabling requests please let Penne know ASAP.  After stalls are assigned it is not possible to to make changes.
    • PLEASE NOTE: although the drive is now wider, please use caution when passing. ONLY  trailers of stabled horses are allowed down below as space is very limited.  Cars MUST NOT take a trailer parking spot but will be allowed to park in the field to the east of the drive.
    • NO BEDDING is provided.  Shavings is available at $7/bag and straw at $4/bale. Click here to pre-order
    • NO SHAVINGS BAGS in the garbage cans.  You can stuff them behind the port-a-jons and in the two areas at the south ends of the barn that have equipment in them.  Thank you.
    • Parking is very limited, please follow the instructions of the parking attendant. Any tents set up must NOT take a trailer spot. Unhooked trucks must be parked in front of the trailer.
    • Stall numbers for the two large barns on on the cement floor in front of the gate.  They are a bit faded but they are there 😉
    • The lights are run off of a generator and will be shut off at 11:00 PM on Fri night.  You may want to bring a flash light or a headlamp. Stalls in the small Pipe Barn # 59 – 70 do not have lights.
    • All stalls have gates
    • Stalls must be STRIPPED to have the ‘muck check’ destroyed.  You can still sign up for the $10 stall cleaning service.
    • There will be extra garbage bags, TP and bee spray in the dome.
  • Additional Points of Interest
  • We NEED you help!!
    • Volunteers are still needed of volunteer on Sat especially for Show Jumping, Starter Cross Country and a shuttle driver(s)  If you would like to help please sign up
    • Help us make the cross country course look great by decorating a fence.  There are still fences available, sign up today
    • Finally, if anyone is available any day between now and the event, earlier rather than later, please let me know.

Thanks for coming, hope you and your horse have a great time and that your experience at Stone Gate Farm helps in the development of the partnership with you and your horse!!

Jackie, Dave and the entire Smith family

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