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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb. 4, 2005

    Post Schooling/rules question - unrecognized horse trial at rec event site

    We have a recognized event coming up in our area. The week prior to the recognized event, a pony club is having two unrecignized one day horse trials back to back at the same site.

    The omnibus for the recognized event says the cross country course is closed to schooling well prior to the date of the pony club horse trials.

    My question is would someone planning to enter the recognized event be allowed to enter the horse trials or would that put them in violation of the rules for the recognized event? I'm guessing the latter, but it's not addressed specficially in the information provided for either the event or the horse trials.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May. 26, 2007
    Owings Mills, MD and Mt. Airy, MD


    The latter. I'm not sure what HT it is but most of the time in the omnibus I see "Cross-country course closed x for competitors." when the course is open for schooling or other events.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb. 3, 2000
    Nokesville, VA


    Check with the organizer. The rules themselves are pretty flexible.

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun. 30, 2010
    USEA Area II/III


    I would check with the organizer, no reason to not be totally sure. My assumption is that you can't but hey maybe that would be fine. There's no telling!
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb. 24, 2009
    Boston, MA


    My guess is you would be allowed to go to the PC sponsored event, but now I am really curious...after you talk to the organizer, please post back!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov. 16, 2000
    Concord, NH


    I thought course closures were up to the venue, when they did or did not want people on the course, so attending the schooling trials would be OK. you aren't schooling you are competing.

    But check with the organizer - and do tell - it's a good question!

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