Pipestave Hill Horse Trials

 

It is strongly recommended that you submit or mail your completed entry on or near opening day

UPDATES

Course Walk is at 3PM Today NOT EARLIER

 

Course walk maps are POSTED at this time (Column on right)

You also may view them at this Link for the Event's Course Walks

https://en.mycoursewalk.com/portal/near_me?latitude=42.80965374318028&longitude=-70.947815261291

 

New email for PHHT:

 

Pipestavehillhorsetrials@wnrdc.com

 

Don't Forget we are a qualifier for the Jockey Club TIPS Awards Program

as well as the Area 1 Schooling Horse Trials Championship

Good Luck Everyone!

Event Dates
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  Event Course Maps:

 

XC Map:
MBN, BN
XC Map: Elementary
XC Map:
Pre-Elementary
Available on site only

2019 DATES
07/07/2019

10/13/2019

 
Qualifier for:

​What are the Pipestave Hill Horse Trials?

 

 

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

The Horse Trials are the WNRDC's major fundraisers for the year.

By participating in our 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 keeping our exceptional facility active, continuing to improve the Pipestave Hill Equestrian Recreation Area, maintaining trails in town, and organizing 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.  We also make substantial donations to local equine organizations New England Equine Rescue North (NEER North), Windrush Theraputic Riding, MSPCA Nevins Farm, etc. and West Newbury service organizations:  Police, Fire, Library, Emergency Management, Open Space Committee, etc.

 

The Pipestave Horse Trials are low-level unrated combined training events with all three phases  Dressage, Cross-country and Stadium Jumping All 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 from Pre-Elementary to Modified N0vice levels (see all the details below).   The series is completely run and staffed by volunteers.

 

We also offer:

  • Combined Tests (2 phases - Dressage & Stadium Jumping) from Pre-Elementary to Modified Novice

  • Dressage Only tests through Training Level & Eventing tests

  • Western Dressage Tests (WDAA tests only)

 

DESCRIPTIONS OF DIVISIONS OFFERED, ENTRY DATES & DEADLINES

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

 

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 see below for shared horse policy.  A separate check for each horse and rider team is needed. 

EXPLANATION OF OUR DIVISIONS

 

NOTE: Only the first 4 divisions qualify for the Schooling Horse Trials Championships.

Pipestave Hill Horse Trials 3-Phase

  • Pre-Elementary (same as our former Grasshopper) 

    • Dressage: 2019 USDF Intro Test B (Walk-Trot)

    • Show Jumping: Crossrails

    • Cross Country: Small Logs and similar (18” or smaller)

  • Elementary (like our old Elementary, except now a WTC dressage test instead of WT)

    • Dressage: 2018 USEA Beginner Novice Test A

    • Show Jumping: 2’ verticals (no oxers, no combinations)

    • Cross Country: Logs and similar (2’ or smaller)

  • Advanced Elementary (like our old Modified Beginner Novice, except jump height max is 2’3” instead of 2’0”, and will be a slightly different XC course than Elementary)

    • Dressage: 2018 USEA Beginner Novice Test A

    • Show Jumping: 2’3” jumps (oxers allowed, one combination allowed)

    • Cross Country: 2’3” (obstacles like small coops, tables, ramps, brush boxes, etc.

  • Beginner Novice (like our old Beginner Novice, except using USEA BN Test B instead of A)

    • Dressage: 2018 USEA Beginner Novice Test B

    • Show Jumping: 2’7” jumps (oxers and combinations expected)

    • Cross Country: 2’7”

  • Modified Novice (no difference – not part of Schooling Horse Trials Championships):

    • Dressage: 2018 USEA Novice Test A

    • Show Jumping: 2’11” jumps (oxers and combinations expected)

    • Cross Country: 2’7”

  • Novice (Combined Test ONLY no 3-Phase, please see below)

Combined Tests (Dressage and Stadium Jumping only)

  • Offered at every level above and Novice for those not wishing to go cross-country. 

  • Show Jumping and Dressage specifications remain the same as for the 3-Phase Levels.

  • Novice (Combined Test ONLY):

    • Dressage: 2018 USEA Novice Test A

    • Show Jumping: 2’11” jumps (oxers and combinations expected)

    • Cross Country: None

Dressage Only and Western Dressage Only Tests

  • Dressage Only

    • All USEA Beginner Novice & Novice Eventing Tests 

    • All USDF Intro & Training Level Dressage Tests

    • All tests will be ridden in a small arena.

  • Western Dressage Only 

    • All WDAA tests (no USEF tests).  

    • All tests will be ridden in a small arena.

  • For all Dressage Riders: 

    • Be sure to identify the Test(s) you will be doing on the entry form.

    • Please bring 2 copies of your test of choice to the event – one for the judge to read, the other for the scribe to document the test.

    • Both copies will be returned if possible. 

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 the 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 PINNIES WHEN MOUNTED.

POLICIES & RULES

Horse Sharing Policy

  • A horse competing at Pre-Elementary and/or Elementary may be ridden by a maximum of two Riders in a Horse Trials and/or Combined Tests.

  • Horses competing at Beginner Novice and above may only compete with one rider and are only to be entered once in the Horse Trials or Combined Test.

  • Horses competing at Beginner Novice and above may also compete in Dressage Only with the same or a different rider, maximum of two riders.

 

Discounts and Late Fees:

 

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.  Refunds made through PayPal will be less the PayPal fee.

 

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.


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 $10 DISCOUNT CARDS
Save at any WNRDC event by volunteering at any activity!  You do not have to be a member to qualify. 

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.


 
Offering
Tips Classes-Awards
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Area 1
Schooling
Horse Trials
Championship
Qualifier
 
 
 
 
Qualifier for:
 
 
 
 
 
The Divisions and Classes
 

HORSE TRIALS  ENTRY FEE:  $100

 

PRE-ELEMENTARY  

DRESSAGE TEST:   

2019 USDF Intro Test B 

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

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    Crossrails

 

ELEMENTARY  

DRESSAGE TEST:   

2018USEA Beginner Novice Test A

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’0” max. 

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’0” max.

 

ADVANCED ELEMENTARY       

DRESSAGE TEST:  

2018 USEA Beginner Novice Test A

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’3” max. 

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’3” max.

 

BEGINNER NOVICE  

DRESSAGE TEST:   

2018 USEA Beginner Novice Test B

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’7” max. 

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’7” max.

 

MODIFIED NOVICE  

DRESSAGE TEST:   

2018 USEA Novice Test A

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’7” max. 

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’11” max.

COMBINED TEST ENTRY FEE: $60

 

PRE-ELEMENTARY

DRESSAGE TEST:   

2019 USDF Intro Test B 

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:    None   

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    Crossrails

 

ELEMENTARY

DRESSAGE TEST:   

2018 USEA Beginner Novice Test A

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:    None 

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’0” max.

 

ADVANCED ELEMENTARY

DRESSAGE TEST:   

2018 USEA Beginner Novice Test A

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:     None 

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’3” max.

 

BEGINNER NOVICE

DRESSAGE TEST:   

2018 USEA Beginner Novice Test B

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:    None  

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’7” max.

 

NOVICE

DRESSAGE TEST:  

2018 USEA Novice Test A

CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING HEIGHT:    None 

STADIUM JUMPING HEIGHT:    2’11” max. 

DRESSAGE ONLY

ENTRY FEE $ $30 per test

 

DRESSAGE

All USEA Beginner Novice & Novice Eventing Tests 

All USDF Intro & Training Level Dressage Tests

All tests will be ridden in a small arena.

 

WESTERN DRESSAGE

All WDAA tests (no USEF tests)

All tests will be ridden in a small arena.

  • Be sure to identify the Test(s) you will be doing on the entry form.

  • Please bring 2 copies of your test of choice to the event – one for the judge to read, the other for the scribe to document the test.

  • Both copies will be returned if possible.

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