2016 DATES
July 10th

October 9th 

Pipestave Hill Horse Trials

 
 
 
 
 
 
_Countdown to Pipestave Horse Trials_

What are the Pipestave Hill Horse Trials?

 

The Pipestave Horse Trials held in July and October every year.

The Horse Trials are the West Newbury Riding and Driving Club's major fundraisers for the year.

By participating in the Horse Trials you are helping to support one of the few cross country courses open to the public for free. 

As a non-profit organization we are committed to keep our exceptional facility active, to be able to continue to improve the Pipestave Hill Equestrian Recreation Area and be able to organize other equestrian oriented activities. We are both lucky and unique to have both riding rings and a small cross-country course on town-owned land and we work very hard to preserve and continually improve the facility and trail network.  We also make substantial donations to West Newbury service organizations (Police, Fire, Library, Emergency Management, Open Space Committee, etc.) and other local equine organizations (New England Equine Rescue North(NEER North), Windrush Theraputic Riding, MSPCA Nevins Farm, etc.)

 

The Pipestave Hill Horse Trials are low-level unrated combined training events with all three phases

Dressage,

Cross-country

Stadium Jumping

Taking place in one day

The purpose of eventing is to test the skills and talents of horses and riders in three different disciplines. 

Our courses are inviting and friendly and are intended for riders and/or horses entering the world of eventing. 

We offer lots of fun competition.  The series is completely run and staffed by volunteers.

 

We also offer:

Combined Tests (2 phases - Dressage & Stadium Jumping) at every level

Grasshopper Horse Trials (a simplified Cross Country 3 phase) in addition to the Grasshopper 2 phases

Dressage Only tests through Training Level

Western Dressage Tests

 

Entry Dates and Deadlines

 

If you need to scratch for any reason, please contact the Event Secretary, Melissa Maina, by e-mail. 

 

For dressage ring layout and copies of the dressage tests used, please see Pipestave Dressage.

Click here for a diagram of the Dressage ring

(all tests in a small arena) and to get links to all the current dressage tests.

 

Each level will be divided by Junior and Senior, if entries warrant.

Riders may enter more than one horse. 

Please send a separate check for each horse and rider. 

 

SCHOOLING (NON-COMPETE) ONLY  Entry Fee: $20
This feature enables riders with green horses or instructors with inexperienced riders the opportunity to experience the competition environment without the added challenge of actually competing. An entry form must be submitted in advance (good practice in filling out the forms!) with a Coggins, and then the horse and rider will be permitted on the grounds during a horse trial. The Schooling Only option entitles a rider to use the warm-up areas to school on the flat or to practice a few warm-up jumps but riders may not enter any competition rings or courses. Schooling Only riders will need to check in with the Show Secretary and will receive a pinny to wear for identification.

 

ALL HORSES ON THE SHOW GROUNDS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE SHOW SECRETARY IN ADVANCE,

ALONG WITH SUBMISSION OF A NEGATIVE COGGINS. 

ALL RIDERS MUST WEAR THEIR NUMBER PINNIIES WHEN MOUNTED.

 

Discounts and Late Fees:
$5 discount if entry sent on opening day only (by postmark)
$20 late fee if entry sent after closing date (by postmark)

 

Refund Policy: 
Scratches received prior to the closing date will be refunded. Credit for a future event will be given for scratches after the closing date.  Neither refunds nor credits will be issued for scratches made within 48 hours of the event unless there is a waitlist.  Sorry, no exceptions.  If the event has to be canceled because of weather and/or last minute weather-related footing conditions, there will be a 50% refund.

 

Cross-Country Fall Rule:
If in the first fall of competitor, he/she lands on their feet and remains standing, the rider must get the approval of the Technical Delegate to remount and if so, may continue with a penalty of 65 points.  This is similar to the rule that the USEA has instituted and we have decided to add the approval of the TD for remounting for safety reasons at this level.

EXPLANATION OF OUR GRASSHOPPER DIVISION
The Combined Test is for those riders who don't feel ready to go cross county yet,

with only two phases, dressage (walk-trot) and stadium jumping at a maximum of 2'0" crossrails. 

We now also offer the 3 Phase version (Horse Trials) with a small cross country course (same max height jumps) in the Middle Field only. 

Perfect for the younger rider who wants to go with her/his older friends, or anyone just starting out or with a brand new/young horse.

EXPLANATION OF OUR MODIFIED DIVISIONS

 

Modified Beginner Novice: 

The Modified Beginner Novice division is a bridge from the Walk-Trot level to the Beginner Novice level.  

It offers a walk-trot-canter dressage test at the Beginner Novice level, while the fence height remains at 2¹0". 

The stadium jumping course is also a bit more challenging than the Elementary division, while maintaining the jump height at 2'0" maximum.  

 

Modified Novice:

The Modified Novice division is a bridge from Beginner Novice to the Novice level. 

It offers a Novice level dressage test while the fence height for cross country remains at 2'7". 

The stadium jumping height is at the Novice level of 2'11" maximum. 


REMINDER TO ALL RIDERS - NO UNAUTHORIZED ASSISTANCE!!
This means no one else can ride your horse in a warm-up, your friends/family/trainer cannot point the way or talk to you in ANY of the three phases. This is your day...show us what YOU can do! Remember to remind your family, friends and trainer before you ride NOT to talk to you when you are being judged. Don't let them disqualify you!  Unfortunately, YOU lose (elimination) if a family member or trainer breaks the rules!!

 

VOLUNTEER ENTRY DISCOUNT CARDS
Save at any WNRDC event by volunteering at any activity! 

You do not have to be a member to qualify. 

Can be used for discount by any member of the family unit.

Click here to read more about volunteering!

 

      Drinking water is on site at all times for horses and
food is available for purchase during the event.


2016 ENTRY FORM (to be posted a month prior to entry opening date)


THERE IS ONE FORM THAT CAN be used for either of the 2016 PIPESTAVE HILL HORSE TRIALS

Just click here for the entry form!

HORSE TRIALS  ENTRY FEE:  $90

 

GRASSHOPPER   

DRESSAGE TEST:    Walk-Trot Test B 

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:   18"max. Middle Field only

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    18” max 

 

ELEMENTARY  

DRESSAGE TEST:    Walk-Trot Test B

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’0” max. 

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’0” max.

 

MODIFIED BEGINNER NOVICE        

DRESSAGE TEST:    USEA BN Test A

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’0” max. 

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’0” max.

 

BEGINNER NOVICE  

DRESSAGE TEST:    USEA BN Test B

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’7” max. 

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’7” max.

 

MODIFIED NOVICE  

DRESSAGE TEST:    USEA N Test A

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’7” max. 

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’11” max.

COMBINED TEST ENTRY FEE: $60

 

GRASSHOPPER 

DRESSAGE TEST:    Walk-Trot Test B 

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:    None   

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    18” cross rails

 

 

ELEMENTARY

DRESSAGE TEST:    Walk-Trot Test B

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:    None 

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’0” max.

 

MODIFIED BEGINNER NOVICE

DRESSAGE TEST:    USEA BN Test A

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:     None 

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’0” max.

 

BEGINNER NOVICE

DRESSAGE TEST:    USEA BN Test B

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:    None  

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’7” max.

 

NOVICE

DRESSAGE TEST:    USEA N Test A

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:    None 

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’11” max. 

DRESSAGE ONLY

ENTRY FEE $ $30 per test

 

DRESSAGE

All Walk-Trot, Beginner Novice & Novice Eventing Tests 

All Training Level Dressage Tests offered.

All tests will be ridden in a small arena.

 

WESTERN DRESSAGE

All tests

All tests will be ridden in a small arena.

The Divisions and Classes
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