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SPHO-ME SPONSORS YEAR-END AWARDS FOR STANDARDBREDS COMPETING AS PLEASURE HORSES:

SPHO-ME is the proud sponsor of the MHA Life After Racing trophy and  New England Standardbred Awards – a comprehensive Standardbred recognition program for the Northeastern United States.  There are many opportunities to get out there with your Standardbred, participate, and demonstrate the versatility of this adaptable breed – all the while having a great time doing it.

There are many different Categories that you can use to make your search of the Calendar easier.  Click on the “Categories” icon below and you can select one or more categories to make your search easier.  Also keep in mind that a show can have more than one category assigned to it so you may see the same show even though you have selected different options.  Lets say you want to look for Eventing and Show Jumping shows, you would click on Categories -> then click on Eventing -> then click on Show Jumping and you’ll see that both choices now have a darker background and the Categories icon is a different color.  To remove you selection just click on it again, once you do it once or twice you should get the hang of it.

All times in the calendar are approximate, please check with the show management for actual times.  We’ll try to keep the information as up to date as possible but please be sure to check with the event organizers for the most up to date information.

Jun
30
Sat
Life’s a Ride (formerly Breezy Meadows) Schooling Show @ Life's a Ride Equestrian Center
Jun 30 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

AWARDS: All riders are awarded a ribbon for each class completed. Dressage classes count towards SMDA, WMDEA & TMDS Year-End Awards.
ENTRIES: $25 per Dressage Test. $50 for Combined Training Classes. No refunds after closing date. Make checks payable to Cassi Martin.
TIMES: Will be posted on Breezy Meadows/Life’s A Ride Facebook page Friday before the show or text/email show secretary.
STABLING: Available, text secretary.
FOOTING: One large sand arena, one small sand/microfiber indoor and grass ring for warm-up.
FOOD: Food booth on site
OTHER: No dogs allowed.

PARKING: Parking will be in the large grass field accessed at 3 Balsam Ln, Saco ME. ¼ mile before main entrance. Please do not come down the 184 Buxton Rd driveway on show days due to limited space.

DIRECTIONS: From the north or south take the Saco I-195 exit off the Maine Turnpike (I-95). Take Exit 1 onto Industrial Park Rd. Take left on Industrial Park Rd to Route 112 (Buxton Rd). Take right onto Rt 112 and go 1.5 miles to Balsam Ln on Left.

Please see the State of Maine Dressage Association site for more details and opening dates.

Jul
1
Sun
Life’s a Ride GAIG/USDF Region 8 Qualifying Competition @ Life's a Ride Equestrian Center
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

LEVELS: Training Level through Grand Prix. USEF Opportunity classes at Training Level and First Level.
AWARDS:
• Six ribbons in each class.
• Classes may be cancelled due to lack of entries.
ENTRIES
• Mail entries to Show Secretary with negative Coggins within 36 months for instate horses within 12 months for out of state horses, Flu/Rhino within 6 months and record of shots.
• Copy of USEF & USDF cards are required for members.
• No refunds after closing date, include Acts of God. Refunds given before closing date less office fee.
• Pre-entries not accepted. Make checks payable to Life’s A Ride Equestrain Center.
CLASS FEES: Opportunity = $35/class, Training through Fourth Level + $50/class, FEI and Musical Freestyles = $50/class. Add $15 for GAIG/USEF Qualifying Classes.
OTHER FEES: $25 non-refundable office fee. $20 for non-negotiable checks $20 for incomplete/illegible entries not rectified before closing date (missing hard copies, check, signature, etc) $35 USEF non-member fee $16 USEF drug fee (waived for Opportunity classes). $25 fee for entries received after closing date. $30 schooling fee.
TIMES: Tentative times will be posted June 23, 2018 on Life’s A Ride Face Book page. Official show times will be available in the show office. Please check day sheets to confirm correct ride times.
STABLING: Limited permanent 12×12 stabling available. Contact Show Secretary.
DIRECTIONS: From North or South: I-95, Take exit 36 to I-195E. Take Exit 1 onto Industrial Park Road towards ME-112. Left onto Industrial Park Road. Turn right onto ME-112 Buxton Rd. Approximately 2.3 miles on left Turn left onto Balsam Ln. Parking is in the large field on the right.
FOOTING: One large sand arena (20×60) and one small sand/microfiber indoor and grass ring warm-up arena (20×40). All classes held in standard size arena (20×60).
FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT: Food booth on site.
OTHER: No dogs allowed on grounds the day of the show. Sharps container in manger’s booth. Veterinarian On Call. Farrier On Call.

Please see the State of Maine Dressage Association website for more information.

Jul
8
Sun
Scarlet Day Farm Schooling Show @ Scarlet Day Farm
Jul 8 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

AWARDS: Six ribbons in each class awarded for JR and AA/Open (combined). Ribbon for Champion and Reserve Champion. Show management reserves the right to combine, divide, cap, or cancel classes as entries warrant.
ENTRIES: Forms available on SMDA website. Complete entries are processed according to postmark date. Pre-entries are not accepted. Make checks payable to Scarlet Day Farm. Once the show is full, entries are placed on a wait list. Entries must include: Negative Coggins within 36 months for in-state horses; within 12 months for out-of-state horses. Full payment including class fees and other fees. Class Fees: $25/class. $15/schooling on grounds. Other Fees: $5 office fee. $35 for nonnegotiable check. $10 SMDA non-member fee. *No refunds after closing date, including Acts of God, except for wait list entries not scheduled. USDF and USEF rules and regulations are followed.
TIMES: Tentative times are posted the Thursday prior to the show date on @ScarletDayFarm facebook page.  Official show times on day sheet provided at check-in on show day and will be followed.
STABLING: $25/day or $40/overnight. Email secretary to reserve. Limited availability; first come/first serve.
DIRECTIONS: From I95 (NB or SB), take exit 63. Turn right onto US-202 (Gray Road). Travel for 0.1 mile. Turn right onto Center Road. Travel 1.7 miles on Center Road. Farm is on the left. Please see attendant to check-in/park.
FOOTING: 100 x 200 (outdoor) sand arena for showing and 70 x 140 (covered) sand arena for warm-up. Intro through Training Level 2 held in small arena. Training Level 3 and above held in large arena. Musical Freestyle and Western Dressage held in large arena.
FOOD: No food available on show grounds. Convenience stores located within 1 mile of the show grounds.  Potable water available for horses and humans.
OTHER: No dogs allowed on grounds. Photographer onsite the day of the show. Please see facebook and/or photographer to order prints. Jackets required unless waived by judge. Farm rules posted for warm-up ring must be followed with a focus on a kind, supportive environment for horse and rider.

See the State of Maine Dressage Association website for more information.

Jul
15
Sun
SMDA GAIG/USDF Region 8 Qualifying Competition @ Hollis Equestrian Park
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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 www.equestrianentries.com. 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). http://www.eqverification.org 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 www.mainedressage.com. 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.
DRIVER’S LICENSE STATEMENT
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.)
HEADGEAR
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!

Aug
5
Sun
Life’s a Ride (formerly Breezy Meadows) Schooling Show @ Life's a Ride Equestrian Center
Aug 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

AWARDS: All riders are awarded a ribbon for each class completed. Dressage classes count towards SMDA, WMDEA & TMDS Year-End Awards.
ENTRIES: $25 per Dressage Test. $50 for Combined Training Classes. No refunds after closing date. Make checks payable to Cassi Martin.
TIMES: Will be posted on Breezy Meadows/Life’s A Ride Facebook page Friday before the show or text/email show secretary.
STABLING: Available, text secretary.
FOOTING: One large sand arena, one small sand/microfiber indoor and grass ring for warm-up.
FOOD: Food booth on site
OTHER: No dogs allowed.

PARKING: Parking will be in the large grass field accessed at 3 Balsam Ln, Saco ME. ¼ mile before main entrance. Please do not come down the 184 Buxton Rd driveway on show days due to limited space.

DIRECTIONS: From the north or south take the Saco I-195 exit off the Maine Turnpike (I-95). Take Exit 1 onto Industrial Park Rd. Take left on Industrial Park Rd to Route 112 (Buxton Rd). Take right onto Rt 112 and go 1.5 miles to Balsam Ln on Left.

Please see the State of Maine Dressage Association site for more details and opening dates.

Aug
19
Sun
SMDA Schooling Show @ Hollis Equestrian Park
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

AWARDS: Six ribbons in each class awarded for JR, AA, and Open. Ribbon for High Point Intro rider, ribbon for High Point JR rider (Training and above); ribbon for High Point AA rider (Training and above); ribbon for High Point Open rider. Show management reserves the right to combine, divide, cap, or cancel classes as entries warrant.
ENTRIES: Complete entries are processed according to postmark date. Pre-entries are not accepted. Make checks payable to SMDA. See Show Policies on our website. Once the show is full, entries are placed on a wait list. Entries must include: Negative Coggins within 36 months for in-state horses; within 12 months for out-of-state horses. Full payment including class fees and other fees. Class Fees: $25/class. $15/schooling on grounds. Other Fees: $5 office fee. $35 for nonnegotiable check. $10 SMDA non-member fee. *No refunds after closing date, including Acts of God, except for wait list entries not scheduled. USDF and USEF rules and regulations are followed.
TIMES: Tentative times are posted the Thursday prior to the show date at www.mainedressage.com. Or, call the secretary the Thursday before the show between 6:00-9:00pm. Official show times are available in the show office.
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 and one small sand warm-up arena. Intro, Training Level 1, and Training Level 2 held in small arena. Training Level 3 and above held in large arena. Musical Freestyle and Western Dressage held in large arena.
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.

See the State of Maine Dressage Association website for more details and opening day information!

Sep
2
Sun
Life’s a Ride (formerly Breezy Meadows) Schooling Show @ Life's a Ride Equestrian Center
Sep 2 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

AWARDS: All riders are awarded a ribbon for each class completed. Dressage classes count towards SMDA, WMDEA & TMDS Year-End Awards.
ENTRIES: $25 per Dressage Test. $50 for Combined Training Classes. No refunds after closing date. Make checks payable to Cassi Martin.
TIMES: Will be posted on Breezy Meadows/Life’s A Ride Facebook page Friday before the show or text/email show secretary.
STABLING: Available, text secretary.
FOOTING: One large sand arena, one small sand/microfiber indoor and grass ring for warm-up.
FOOD: Food booth on site
OTHER: No dogs allowed.

PARKING: Parking will be in the large grass field accessed at 3 Balsam Ln, Saco ME. ¼ mile before main entrance. Please do not come down the 184 Buxton Rd driveway on show days due to limited space.

DIRECTIONS: From the north or south take the Saco I-195 exit off the Maine Turnpike (I-95). Take Exit 1 onto Industrial Park Rd. Take left on Industrial Park Rd to Route 112 (Buxton Rd). Take right onto Rt 112 and go 1.5 miles to Balsam Ln on Left.

Please see the State of Maine Dressage Association site for more details and opening dates.

Sep
9
Sun
Scarlet Day Farm Schooling Show @ Scarlet Day Farm
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

AWARDS: Six ribbons in each class awarded for JR and AA/Open (combined). Ribbon for Champion and Reserve Champion. Show management reserves the right to combine, divide, cap, or cancel classes as entries warrant.
ENTRIES: Forms available on SMDA website. Complete entries are processed according to postmark date. Pre-entries are not accepted. Make checks payable to Scarlet Day Farm. Once the show is full, entries are placed on a wait list. Entries must include: Negative Coggins within 36 months for in-state horses; within 12 months for out-of-state horses. Full payment including class fees and other fees. Class Fees: $25/class. $15/schooling on grounds. Other Fees: $5 office fee. $35 for nonnegotiable check. $10 SMDA non-member fee. *No refunds after closing date, including Acts of God, except for wait list entries not scheduled. USDF and USEF rules and regulations are followed.
TIMES: Tentative times are posted the Thursday prior to the show date on @ScarletDayFarm facebook page.  Official show times on day sheet provided at check-in on show day and will be followed.
STABLING: $25/day or $40/overnight. Email secretary to reserve. Limited availability; first come/first serve.
DIRECTIONS: From I95 (NB or SB), take exit 63. Turn right onto US-202 (Gray Road). Travel for 0.1 mile. Turn right onto Center Road. Travel 1.7 miles on Center Road. Farm is on the left. Please see attendant to check-in/park.
FOOTING: 100 x 200 (outdoor) sand arena for showing and 70 x 140 (covered) sand arena for warm-up. Intro through Training Level 2 held in small arena. Training Level 3 and above held in large arena. Musical Freestyle and Western Dressage held in large arena.
FOOD: No food available on show grounds. Convenience stores located within 1 mile of the show grounds.  Potable water available for horses and humans.
OTHER: No dogs allowed on grounds. Photographer onsite the day of the show. Please see facebook and/or photographer to order prints. Jackets required unless waived by judge. Farm rules posted for warm-up ring must be followed with a focus on a kind, supportive environment for horse and rider.

See the State of Maine Dressage Association website for more information.

Sep
16
Sun
SMDA Schooling Show @ Hollis Equestrian Park
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

AWARDS: Six ribbons in each class awarded for JR, AA, and Open. Ribbon for High Point Intro rider, ribbon for High Point JR rider (Training and above); ribbon for High Point AA rider (Training and above); ribbon for High Point Open rider. Show management reserves the right to combine, divide, cap, or cancel classes as entries warrant.
ENTRIES: Complete entries are processed according to postmark date. Pre-entries are not accepted. Make checks payable to SMDA. See Show Policies on our website. Once the show is full, entries are placed on a wait list. Entries must include: Negative Coggins within 36 months for in-state horses; within 12 months for out-of-state horses. Full payment including class fees and other fees. Class Fees: $25/class. $15/schooling on grounds. Other Fees: $5 office fee. $35 for nonnegotiable check. $10 SMDA non-member fee. *No refunds after closing date, including Acts of God, except for wait list entries not scheduled. USDF and USEF rules and regulations are followed.
TIMES: Tentative times are posted the Thursday prior to the show date at www.mainedressage.com. Or, call the secretary the Thursday before the show between 6:00-9:00pm. Official show times are available in the show office.
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 and one small sand warm-up arena. Intro, Training Level 1, and Training Level 2 held in small arena. Training Level 3 and above held in large arena. Musical Freestyle and Western Dressage held in large arena.
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.

See the State of Maine Dressage Association website for more details and opening day information!

Oct
21
Sun
Life’s a Ride (formerly Breezy Meadows) Schooling Show @ Life's a Ride Equestrian Center
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

AWARDS: All riders are awarded a ribbon for each class completed. Dressage classes count towards SMDA, WMDEA & TMDS Year-End Awards.
ENTRIES: $25 per Dressage Test. $50 for Combined Training Classes. No refunds after closing date. Make checks payable to Cassi Martin.
TIMES: Will be posted on Breezy Meadows/Life’s A Ride Facebook page Friday before the show or text/email show secretary.
STABLING: Available, text secretary.
FOOTING: One large sand arena, one small sand/microfiber indoor and grass ring for warm-up.
FOOD: Food booth on site
OTHER: No dogs allowed.

PARKING: Parking will be in the large grass field accessed at 3 Balsam Ln, Saco ME. ¼ mile before main entrance. Please do not come down the 184 Buxton Rd driveway on show days due to limited space.

DIRECTIONS: From the north or south take the Saco I-195 exit off the Maine Turnpike (I-95). Take Exit 1 onto Industrial Park Rd. Take left on Industrial Park Rd to Route 112 (Buxton Rd). Take right onto Rt 112 and go 1.5 miles to Balsam Ln on Left.

Please see the State of Maine Dressage Association site for more details and opening dates.