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Starter Trial at Kellys Ford- Virginia Nov 14

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  • Starter Trial at Kellys Ford- Virginia Nov 14

    Is anyone from here going to the starter trial at Kelly's Ford on November 14th? The entries are due Nov 1 and I am thinking of entering my pony.

    They have a REALLY nice course there. I schooled once last spring. I think it only goes to novice. I recall when I was schooling in the spring, that some of them seemed pretty hefty- but I didnt think any were training level. Because of that I am just going to do beginner novice with my guy. I did 2 beginner novice in the summer and I want to end the season on an 'easy' note!

  • #2
    From what they told me, they are building jumps for the event. I've schooled there a couple of times and saw maybe 3 beginner jumps.

    Also, the "baby" dressage test is intro test A small arena. Can someone tell me what that is.
    RIP Kelly 1977-2007 "Wither thou goest, so shall I"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Eventer55 View Post
      Also, the "baby" dressage test is intro test A small arena. Can someone tell me what that is.
      Go to the sticky on the dressage forum, which will tell you where to find the Intro tests.

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      • Original Poster

        oh they are building more jumps? Cool. Yeah there really were not many into/beginner novice jumps if I recall. That's great then I can't wait.


        • #5
          I was just talking with Amy (Gary from GRC Photo's wife). She is helping organize the event and they are using Kelly's Ford's builder for the jumps. She said the Elementary would just run around one field. They are looking for more entries!

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          • #6
            I haven't sent mine in, but I am definately going.
            RIP Kelly 1977-2007 "Wither thou goest, so shall I"

            "To tilt when you should withdraw is Knightly too."


            • Original Poster

              I am so upset! I can't go to the event because our barn has some sort of "outbreak" where several of the horses are sick and they haven't told me if they know what it is. So basically no one can leave the barn for several weeks.

              I was really looking forward to it! Maybe I will come out and watch so I don't feel too left out!


              • #8
                My stallion is going and doing the intro class.... anyone on a mare in heat- please avoid the big red horsejust kidding he is very well behaved....
                owner and friend of members of the Limping And Majestic Equine Society.


                • #9
                  Anyone know what intro needs to jump XC? Walk through water or a baby ditch?
                  It's a $20 fee to take more then one horse? Or did I read that wrong?
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                  • Original Poster

                    Originally posted by Ishi View Post
                    Anyone know what intro needs to jump XC? Walk through water or a baby ditch?
                    It's a $20 fee to take more then one horse? Or did I read that wrong?
                    yeah I wasnt sure how to read that. I seriously doubt they would charge you more to bring more horses- maybe it means that you don't have to pay $20 for the second horse because it's the office fee?
                    So $60? Not sure.

                    As for intro- I don't know about here- but I would doubt if there is a ditch, if anything it would just be a dip in the ground with maybe a pole and your horse probably wouldn't even notice.
                    And it sort of depends on the water. A lot of courses don't make intro go through water, and if they did, you definitely wouldn't have to do anything besides go straight though.


                    • #11
                      I sent my entry in. Couldn't afford membership dues this year, so unrecognized events are my friend!
                      Leap, and the net will appear