SMDA GAIG/USDF Region 8 Qualifying Competition

July 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hollis Equestrian Park

LEVELS: Training Level through Grand Prix. USEF Opportunity classes at Training Level and First Level. Classes are run in order.
AWARDS: Six ribbons in each class awarded for JR, AA, and Open. Class 6 is a USDF Benefit Class with a silver plate and six USDF ribbons awarded to the high point overall placings in First Level Test 1. Show management reserves the right to combine, divide, cap, or cancel classes as entries warrant.
ENTRIES: SMDA accepts hard copy entries; entries are processed according to postmark date. Pre-entries are not accepted. Online entries are accepted through Make checks payable to SMDA. Entries must include: Negative Coggins within 36 months for in-state horses; within 12 months for out-of-state horses, documentation of Equine Influenza Virus and Equine Herpes Virus (Rhinopneumonitis) vaccinations within six months prior to the show date (per USEF GR845), and full payment including class fees and other fees. Copy of 2018 USDF and USEF membership cards for horse, rider, owner, and trainer are required (unless exempt). printouts preferred. Trainers are not required to have USDF memberships.
*No refunds after closing date, including Acts of God. Refunds before closing date given less office fee.
Class Fees:
Opportunity = $35/class
Training through Fourth Level = $45/class
FEI Tests = $50/class
Add $15 for GAIG/USDF Qualifying Class
Other Fees:
$25 nonrefundable office fee
$35 for non-negotiable check
$20 for incomplete/illegible entries not rectified before closing date (missing card copies, check, signature, etc)
$50 post entry fee
$45 USEF non-member fee
$35 USDF non-member fee
$23 USEF fee (D&M $15.00, USEF $8.00) *waived for Opportunity classes*
TIMES: Tentative times will be posted July 9, 2018 on SMDA’s website at Official show times will be available in the show office. Please check day sheets to confirm correct ride times.
STABLING: Not available.
DIRECTIONS: From I-95: From Exit 32 Biddeford, take Route 111W to Route 35 and turn right onto Rt. 35. At the junction with Rt. 5, turn left onto Rt. 5. Proceed approximately 2.3 miles. Show grounds are on the left.
From 202 North: Bar Mills/Hollis Center and up; proceed south on Rt. 202. At the junction with Rt. 5, turn left. Show grounds are on the right approximately 0.9 miles.
From 202 South: Waterboro/Alfred and down, proceed north on Rt. 202. Rt. 202/4 joins Rt. 5. Continue along Rt. 202/4/5. After approximately 1.8 miles, Rt. 5 leaves 202/4. Follow Rt. 5, show grounds are on the right approximately 0.9 miles.
FOOTING: One large sand arena (20×60) and one small sand warm-up arena (20×40). All classes held in standard size arena (20×60).
FOOD: Water available to purchase on show grounds. No food available on show grounds. Convenience stores located within 2-3 miles of the show grounds.
OTHER: No dogs allowed on grounds the day of the show. Sharps container in manager’s booth. EMT on grounds. Veterinarian on call. Farrier on call. Contact information posted in manager’s booth.
Minors who do not have a valid driver’s license which allows them to operate a motorized vehicle in the state in which they reside will not be permitted to operate a motorized vehicle of any kind including, but not limited to, golf carts, motorcycles, scooters, or farm utility vehicles on the competition grounds of licensed competitions. Minors who have a valid temporary license may operate the above described motorized vehicles as long as they are accompanied by an adult with a valid driver’s license. The parent(s), legal guardian(s), or individual who signs the entry blank as a parent or guardian of a minor operating a motorized vehicle in violation of this rule are solely responsible for any damages, claims, losses or actions resulting from that operation. Violations of this rule will be cause for sanctions against the parent(s), guardian(s) and/or trainer(s) who are responsible for the child committing the offense. Penalties may include exclusion of the child, parent(s), guardian(s), and/or trainer(s) from the competition grounds for the remainder of the competition and charges being filed against any of the above individuals in accordance with Chapter 6. Wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices for individuals with disabilities are exempt from this rule. (If your competition bans motorized vehicles, please contact our office for further instruction.)
DR120.6. From the time horses are officially admitted to the competition grounds by competition management, anyone mounted on a horse at any time on the competition grounds, including non-competing riders, riders on non-competing horses, and those competing in all classes and tests, including Para Equestrian tests, must wear protective headgear as defined by this rule and otherwise in compliance with GR801. Any rider violating this rule at any time must immediately be prohibited from further riding until such headgear is properly in place. Protective headgear is defined as a riding helmet which meets or exceeds ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)/SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) standards for equestrian use and carries the SEI tag. The harness must be secured and properly fitted.

For more information please see The State of Maine Dressage Association website!