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Culpeper HITS - first timer needs some help

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  • Culpeper HITS - first timer needs some help

    We're thinking of taking our granddaughter to Culpeper HITS in July which would be our first rated show. It's local for us -- an hour's drive and gd would most likely show in 3 w/t flat classes late Saturday morning and we'd go home after that.

    On the form, I see nothing about fees or locations for parking the trailer or if it's ok to work from the trailer. Only see reservations for stalls.

    Does anyone know if it's possible & convenient to work from the trailer? Is trailer parking near the rings? Is their enough room between trailers to tack up, etc?

    Another option is waiting until the Aug & Sept shows in which case she'd probably enter s/s and we'd put the pony in a stall for the weekend. Just seems silly now for 3 w/t classes.

    Thanks.

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    Hi-- You can park your trailer and walk to the rings. You can go around the back and try to go under the trees (cooler but possibility of getting stuck if it's rainy)! or park in the back/side where people leave their trailers for the week. This will be a much longer walk to the ring. There should be enough room for you to work off the trailer.

    I don't recall there being a day fee for shipping in, but I haven't been there in two years so it could have changed.

    Good luck!

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    • #3
      I'd say go ahead and ship in for w/t classes, and then if they guys have a good time come back from the weekend and do the ss. Unless you have to choose one or the other?

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      • #4
        When I shipped in, there was a fee. It was $50, IIRC. But this was a couple of years ago.
        Cherry Blossom Farm - Show & Field Hunters, Side Saddles

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        • #5
          I know there is no daily ship in at HITS Saugerties, so would think there would not be at the other locations There is also no office fee, which I also think is a bonus - so you're only paying for your classes and the USEF fees. At least in Saugerties....

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          • #6
            The fee for shipping in has been waived for at least the last year and there are no other office fees which makes the show relatively affordable.

            HITS Culpeper is IMO a very nice show and pretty easy to work out of the trailer for. You park back near the stables. If it is rainy, be careful where you park b/c it gets muddy.

            It is a little bit of a walk to the pony ring from the trailer parking but not terrible. And there is plenty of room for tacking up, etc.

            Have fun!

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              #7
              Thanks you so very much! This first "fancy show" sounds do-able now for this nervous newbie! And it does sound like fun!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ponymom64 View Post
                I know there is no daily ship in at HITS Saugerties, so would think there would not be at the other locations There is also no office fee, which I also think is a bonus - so you're only paying for your classes and the USEF fees. At least in Saugerties....
                Thats not true...no ship in fee but I paid about $80 in other fees in addition to entries.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Rel6 View Post
                  Thats not true...no ship in fee but I paid about $80 in other fees in addition to entries.
                  I just doubled checked my bill and I only paid the division fee, fee for Classic and WIHS hunter plus the USEF fees and that was it

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ponymom64 View Post
                    I just doubled checked my bill and I only paid the division fee, fee for Classic and WIHS hunter plus the USEF fees and that was it
                    Ohh maybe its the usef fees I'm thinking of and not office fee.

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                    • #11
                      I don't think that w/t classes would have the USEF member and other fees. Don't have all the details but I think they are exempt.

                      Go and have a blast

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                      • #12
                        Gary Baker always said you had to canter to pay the fees.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by hr View Post
                          Gary Baker always said you had to canter to pay the fees.

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                          • #14
                            No trailering in fee, I don't think. It's definitely doable to work out of the trailer if you're just going to be there for the day... Rent a golf cart if you don't want to do too much walking though haha. It's quite a walk from the trailers to the rings, especially if you show up on Saturday after everyone is already there and your trailer ends up in the back.
                            "Many are riders; many are craftsmen; but few are artists on horseback."
                            ~George Morris

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                            • #15
                              Anyone have a braider for Culpeper? Can't get ahold of one!!
                              Cypresscreekstable.com
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                              • #16
                                Culpeper is such a sad show. It was so great once and now its falling down.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by sarcam02 View Post
                                  I don't think that w/t classes would have the USEF member and other fees. Don't have all the details but I think they are exempt.

                                  Go and have a blast
                                  This is how it was at Upperville, hopefully it's the same at HITS Culpeper

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