The Intermediate and Preliminary Divisions at KY Classique 2013 have been approved by the FEI to be conducted as 2013 FEI Targeted CNs.
Qualifying Results achieved at these levels will be considered to be equivalent to MERs at the comparable FEI CIC level for the purposes of moving up to the next level for 2013 only.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to note that results achieved at Targeted CNs MAY NOT BE USED to qualify for the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships and WILL NOT count towards FEI Rider Categorization. 0 comments | Post comment
Even though Kentucky has no confirmed cases or exposure to the viruses recently reported in other areas of the country, we would like to emphasize good management practices to avoid any problems. Please be aware of the simple biosecurity measures you can put in place to manage the spread of EHV-1 and other contagious viruses among our horses.
Do not share buckets, haynets, grooming tools or other equipment among horses. Do not tie your horses close together, especially along fences or to other porous materials. These viruses are particularly adaptable at thriving in wood, soil, other areas difficult to disinfect. Most of these viruses are relatively simple to kill. Consider wiping your tack and equipment with a simple 5% bleach solution after each use. Use hand sanitizers on any exposed skin between contacts between different animals. Avoid casual contact with horses, including that friendly pat on the way down the aisle.
The bit check personnel at our events will use fresh vinyl gloves for each animal, but we are happy to accommodate any rider who prefers to have the tack check done by dropping the bridle to show the bit, either before or after the ride.
EV115.2.4b In the Dressage Test, the checking of the bridle must be done with the greatest caution. When bit inspections require actual contact with the inside of the horse’s mouth,the inspector must use a clean protective glove for each horse. If the competitor so requests, the bridle and bit may be checked immediately after the test has been completed. However, should the bridle or bit in such a case be found not to be permitted, the competitor shall be eliminated.
We believe that these common-sense practices will make your event less stressful without causing undue hardship or hysteria. Should your horse show any unusual signs or symptoms or exhibit an elevated temperature, please seek vet assistance.
Our show vet Dr Chris Newton has prepared some additional information about this disease and best management practices, which you can download and read here.
Spring Bay will offer XC Schooling on Sunday at Masterson Station Park after the courses are cleared.
Riders will need to stop at the Show Office to sign a Release and pick up a Schooling pinney. We ask that you clear the courses by 5:00PM so that we can release our medical crews. Registration will begin at 2:00PM with the courses open at 3:00PM.
Please listen for announcements and check the course to make sure no rider in the event is still on course before you begin. We will cancel the Schooling only in the event of bad weather or poor footing. Please respect the fences and the property when you are riding. Notice regarding cancellation will be made via the website.
Fee (Payable to Spring Bay HT): $35 0 comments | Post comment
Midsouth Eventing and Dressage Association (MSEDA) will hold its annual Gala this weekend at historic Spindletop Hall in Lexington, Ky. Don't miss the opportunity to mix with fellow riders and take part in the live silent auction. For more details, go to MSEDA GALA.
Our first and second place finishers in the Preliminary 3Day have been awarded year end prizes from the sponsors of the Classic Series.
Jonathan Ketzler riding Sal has won a custom Stackhouse saddle for his efforts, and Dorothy Crowell on 3 Star General has won a year's supply of SmartPaks.
We appreciate these generous sponsors who provide prizes throughout the year for each Classic division and even more incentive to the riders with their fabulous year end gifts!
Congratulations to Jonathan Ketzler and Sal!
Jon and Sal rode in the Classic Training Level Three Day here at Hagyard Midsouth in 2011, and clearly learned a lot about horsemanship and their partnership as a team. This year they contested the Classic Preliminary Three Day, and won the division on their dressage score. Jon redeemed his Classic Format Voucher for the entry and reminded us all why we love eventing and the Classic Three Day!
Congratulations also to Jennifer Dougherty on Bayside, who also led wire to wire in the Training 3Day. Will we see her here next year at Preliminary?
Selena Pape on Vanity dominated the CCI*, with her win of the division and also both the USEF National Amateur and National One Star Championships. Elizabeth McGinley on Song for the Kaiser took home the USEF National 19-21 year old Championship.
We all enjoyed the creative costumes for the teams in the horse trials and hope all of you had fun riding for "the Team." We work most of our year on individual goals, and the team experience can remind us that teamwork between horse and rider may sometimes extend to teamwork among riders. Cheers to all of you!
Thanks to all of you for coming, we had a wonderful time as your hosts and hope to see you all again next year!
Come celebrate the end of a successful season for the Area VIII Young Rider Program.
WHERE: Farmhouse on grounds
WHEN: Saturday following the completion of show jumping, approximately 5:00-7:00
The Area VIII Young Rider Program will be providing pizza and soft drinks to all competitors.
Come share a slice and learn more about the Young Rider Program.
WE DO ASK YOU TO RESPOND BY 12:00 SATURDAY SO WE CAN PLAN ON HOW MANY "PIES" WE NEED!
THERE WILL BE A SIGN UP LIST AT THE SHOW OFFICE OR YOU CAN RESPOND AHEAD OF TIME BY CONTACTING:
Liz Estes at: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Nanette Eichell at: email@example.com
(Email reservations must be made by Friday evening as we will be working at the show on Saturday!)
We will offer XC Schooling on Sunday, Oct 21 after the courses are cleared at the end of competition. Each rider must stop at the Show Office to pay the $35 schooling fee, sign a Release and collect a schooling pinney.
We will open the office for sign ups at 3P, and we anticipate Schooling from 4P-5:30P.
Please be prepared to clear the courses when asked so that we can release our medical staff.
Schooling will be cancelled only for bad weather conditions or compromised footing. Cancellation will be posted here on the website. 0 comments | Post comment
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