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Waredaca Classic Three Day Teams with Area II Organizers to offer Road to the Three Day Challenge
In the days when long-format eventing reigned, there was a different kind of emphasis on preparation, on endurance, on horsemanship. The nature of the competition demanded it.
The 2022 Waredaca Classic Three Day Event is a formative experience for young riders, amateurs and professionals alike. Lead Clinician for 2022, SHARON WHITE, international competitor and popular coach and rider, returns this year!! She will be assisted by WOODS BAUGHMAN, also an international rider! What a fabulous combination to guide each of you thru the Classic Experience!!
Waredaca Classic competitors are treated to four days filled with instruction, insight and inspiration. Sharon and Woods, with the help of an experienced team of dressage judges, event organizers, technical delegates, vets and more, walk riders through every piece of the long format. This includes dressage test demos, cross country and show jumping course walks, mini steeplechase clinics, Q&As with vets, top riders and more.
Any other questions, please contact Chris at [email protected]
REMEMBER REGISTRATION DETAILS….
Deadline for registration is the week of the Schooling Evening:
Dressage tests by NOON on MONDAY BEFORE. Specific times for Dressage will be assigned and emailed Wednesday evening. Anyone entering late will be accommodated only if space allows.
Any Jumping by Wednesday at NOON. Jumping Block times will be based on registrations and emailed later Wednesday evening. ADDITIONAL JUMPING ROUNDS AND/OR XC SCHOOLING CAN BE ADDED THAT NIGHT
If you care about the Classic, this is worth the time to listen!
See below a full list of events coming your way in 2022 at Waredaca! From Recognized Events to Taproom Thursdays from May thru September, and Expert Days with Jimmy Wofford, Stephen Bradley, Sharon White, and Woods Baughman. There is something for everyone!
All the details HERE
Why Waredaca….220 acres of gently rolling terrain with portable and permanent obstacles plus an all weather spacious jumping arena! Sign up NOW
Congratulations to….our TOP winners of $250 Cash
Trainer: Abby Gibbon
Adult: Cathrin Weiss
Junior: Penelope Roesler
Maybe YOU will be a Bowmans Winner for 2022!!!
WHILE IMPLEMENTING CURRENT CDC and MONTGOMERY COUNTY GUIDELINES AND BEING UNCERTAIN OF WHO HAS BEEN FULLY VACCINATED, THE CURRENT WAREDACA FARM POLICY REGARDING WEARING MASKS IS AS FOLLOWS:
WE at WAREDACA support and staff will enforce the current CDC AND FARM recommendations for our staff, clients and visitors that follow:
IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED:
Due to the most recent surge of COVID-19 cases, especially in young people, we are issuing the following protocols effective January 3, 2022. These protocols will stay in place until further notice and are in line with Montgomery County and CDC mandates.
For those over 19 and older…use common sense while at the farm especially in high traffic areas. Given the age of our pony club population, IF ANYONE NEEDS to go in the school barn or school tack room for any reason, please WEAR a mask to comply with current Waredaca protocols for that area of the farm.
FOR ALL THOSE UNDER THE AGE OF 19..….IF YOU VACCINATED AND BOOSTED, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WEAR A MASK OUTSIDE. Masks must be worn at all times by those who are vaccinated BUT NOT BOOSTED. Masks may only be removed when mounted. This means from the moment you step outside your car to the moment you sit in the saddle, masks ARE TO BE ON- NO EXCEPTIONS.And when you get off your horse, masks go back on until you are in your car again.
IF ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID, NO ONE from your household is allowed back at the barn for a MINIMUM period of 5 days. We will take over care for your horse as needed.
For everyone who tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status
IF YOU OR SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS A KNOWN or POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO AN INFECTED PERSON OR IF YOU OR SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS A QUESTIONABLE EXPOSURE TO AN INFECTED PERSON
What to do if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19
If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19 and have been boosted or completed your primary two-dose series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months or received the J&J vaccine within the last 2 months:
If you are EXPOSED TO SOMEONE OR HAVE BEEN VACCINATED but you received your Pfizer or Moderna two-dose primary series more than 6 months ago or received the J&J vaccine over two months ago and have not been boosted:
**IF YOU ARE NOT VACCINATED AND BECOME SYMPTOMATIC…DO NOT COME TO THE FARM UNTIL YOU ARE SYMPTOM FREE AND HAVE A NEGATIVE COVID TEST
Vaccine boosters can help you stay safe————Getting vaccinated
Please remember that these rules are in place so that we can stay open and continue to offer unlimited access to the farm and the horses. If ANYONE with a confirmed positive COVID exposure comes to the barn, and we experience a surge, we will shut down and none of us want that! Please, DO NOT put ANYONE at the farm at risk.
Thank you everyone for understanding.
Mounted Archers of the Potomac is now meeting at Waredaca!
Riders of all levels welcome, no experience necessary to get started
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We will REOPEN Mid March.
Once open…. here are all the current details We will also update how many portables and what levels are available.
Congratulations to our 2021 $250 cash prize winners!
You could be a winner in 2022, see the Starter HT entry form for details!
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This STORE will run thru mid November and a new Winter Store will follow in early December. Also, let me know of any specific garments etc you would like to see !!
Any questions, directly contact our rep Melanie at [email protected]
For this summer, the riding options for children are private and semi private instruction only. For more details, contact Gayle [email protected] or call 443 564 1276.
Regretfully, with the current Covid restrictions, all trailrides have been SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We hope to resume at some point and suggest checking back to register via EVENTBRITE.COM
THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST!
Tru Brew Trailrides….all you need to know
Stephen Bradley brings 35+ years of equestrian experience to his team and his students.
He started competing at age 13 with his local 4-H club…and later joined Loudoun Hunt Pony Club where he graduated with an “A” rating. During college, he decided to make a career of competitive eventing and he began competing internationally in 1989. Since then, Stephen has wins in the U.S., England, and Canada.
In 1991, ’92, and ‘93, Stephen won Canada’s Checkmate International CCI3* an unprecedented three times riding Sassy Reason. The two competed on the ’92 US Olympic team in Barcelona, Spain, and one year later, they won England’s Land Rover Burghley CCI4*. Stephen and Sassy Reason were only the second American pair in history to ever win this prestigious competition. Stephen’s mentor, Bruce Davidson won the event on Irish Cap 23 years prior!
In 1993, the US Olympic Committee named Stephen Equestrian Athlete of the Year while Sassy was named The Chronicles’ Eventing and Overall Horse of the Year!
Throughout his career, Stephen has trained many horses up to the 4* level. Sassy Reason was his first superstar. Dr. DoLittle, Brandenburg’s Joshua, and From have all successfully partnered with Stephen. Between these wonderful 4 horses, they have been short-listed on 4 Olympic teams, 3 world equestrian teams, and placed in the top ten 5 times at Rolex Kentucky CCI4*. Dr. DoLittle won Kentucky in 1996. Joshua and From won gold medals with Stephen at the ‘03 & ‘07 Pan American Games.
Stephen has shared his experience and expertise with the media. He was featured on TBS’ US Olympic Gold and George Michael’s Sports Machine, and he anchored 26 informational episodes of Horsing Around with Stephen Bradley on Outdoor Life Network. He has also been published in The Chronicle of the Horse, Eventing USA, and Practical Horseman.
When teaching or training, Stephen focuses on putting together a methodical system between horse and rider. “It’s all about the basics and improving those basics.”
For more information please visit https://stephensbradley.com.
Hi there! My name is Isabel Plimpton, and I am the proud manager of the Waredaca Red Barn.
I grew up in California but have also lived in Utah, Montana, Virginia and now Maryland. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at the University of Maryland with an emphasis on equine care. I aspire to use this degree to run my own barn someday.
While I am the youngest member of Waredaca, I have been involved with horses and their care most of my life. My first equestrian experience was riding English and through it I found a passion for jumping. Since then I have ridden, volunteered, and worked for several riding establishments. I volunteered at the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy in Woodside, California and helped humans with disabilities better themselves. Then, during my time in Utah and Montana I worked providing horses with therapy to better their lives, as well as colt training. As a result, I’ve grown to love working with horses using a therapeutic approach that focuses on their needs as animals. Besides my passion and training, I’ve also dabbled in vaulting and Western events like calf penning and roping. I have taught riding at several places, and most recently have free-lanced as a private trainer of horses and as a riding instructor.
When I am not at the barn, you can find me at home with my two Siamese cats or spending time outside with my family. I am a positive, hardworking, and ambitious individual, who has been blessed with a passion for horses.
As a first-time competitor of a classic 3-Day format, I must admit that I was overwhelmed with information! Everything from conditioning, to show scheduling, and organization in general seemed like a daunting task. The Road to the 3-Day helped tremendously by outlining a show schedule that I knew would set me on a successful path to the Waredaca Classic 3-Day. Additionally, the Road to the 3-Day enters its competitors into a chance to win entries to the participating events in the year that follows the Classic 3-Day, holding a very good value; so many entries I don’t have to worry about paying next year! However, I have found that the long-format event and eventing in general are more than just about the ribbons and prizes. By participating in the events leading up to the Three Day, I found that I began seeing familiar faces both inside and outside of the arena. By fostering these new relationships, the experience became more relaxed and even more enjoyable. Between the chances of earning great prizes, meeting fantastic people, and everything in between, I couldn’t recommend the Waredaca Classic 3-Day and the Road to the 3-Day Challenge enough!
Having competitions take part in the challenge is truly appreciated. With busy lives and schedules, having these shows to help with our goals is important. Goals help me keep on track with training and on days when I am swamped, they help me to push on because they are on my calendar. The shows leading up to the main event keep us moving forward to the main goal of the 3-day and they help with fitness and prepare our horses mentally for the bigger competition.
I love every aspect of the 3-day, the training and time involved with our horses to prepare are fulfilling and to see all the pieces fall together on the 3-day weekend is extremely rewarding.
I heard about the Road to the 3-Day Challenge thru the Waredaca Classic 3-day FB page and on the Waredaca website.
I have had a Training level 3-day as a goal for over a year.
The most important parts of successfully completing a 3 day are conditioning and preparation.
The prize for winning the challenge definitely played a part in helping me select what events to complete in.
I reviewed the list of 6 horse trials and selected the final 3 as integral to my preparation.
At Seneca Valley, we scored our lowest dressage score of the year, had a rail down in stadium due to a spook, and finished XC strong and well under the time in hot, humid conditions.
Old Tavern was the next event, and we had the winning score in dressage, 2 rails in stadium and a confident, bold XC round.
The last HT was Morven Park, 2 weeks before the 3-day. We were in second place after dressage and a double clear stadium round moved us up to 1st. XC on Sunday proved hard to make the time for most, but we finished 3 seconds under, barely breathing to finish 1st.
These horse trials allowed us to compete over similar XC jumps and get much-needed conditioning in a very systematic way.
Winning the Training challenge was huge! The free entries to the 6 supporting horse trials in 2022 will help me immensely in my show budget.
Most events don’t offer much in prizes at the lower level, so promoting this Challenge and what the prize is, is very important.
Woods Baughman, a 4* rider and assistant trainer at Last Frontier Farm, has become an integral part of the LFF team. From Lexington, KY, he started riding at age 6 with Maggie Wright at her Champagne Run Farm. At 10 years old, he convinced his parents to purchase a quarter pony named Smoothie with whom he competed at his first events and achieved his C3 rating with the Keeneland Pony Club. In 2014, he qualified for the NAJYRC 1* and finished 12th individually with his horse Truckee Bash as well as Area VIII Team Bronze.
In 2015, Woods met Sharon White and joined Team Orange. That year he qualified for the NAJYRC 2* and finished 6th individually on Montesquieu, and in 2016 he placed second in the CIC 2* with Maverick McNamara. Sharon orchestrated the opportunity of a lifetime for Woods in 2018 by sending him to Germany for a year with Dirk Schrade. There he continued to excel at the upper levels. He came home with his current competition horse, Ces’t la Vie 135 with whom he finished 6th at the CCI3-S at Bromont in 2019, won the Fair Hill International CCI3*-L, and most recently won the USEF CCI4*-L National Championship at Tryon in 2021. Woods and “Contendro” are bound for the 5* level in 2022 and he also has a couple exciting younger horses coming up the levels.