The new and improved indoor is now open for business! Many thanks to Bill for his hard work and for always answering questions about the science behind this new footing. Make sure to check out iEquiTek’s website for more information.
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Congratulations to this year’s Starter Costume Contest winners!
Inna and Beorn were out of this world
Isabell was the Queen of all our hearts
Amanda ain’t afraid of no ghosts
And a special thank you to all our wonderful Fall Starter volunteers this year!
In the HQ stabling area:
Breakfast & Lunch in Classic stabling
Breakfast & Lunch in Classic stabling
Breakfast & Lunch in Classic stabling
(premade breakfast sandwiches/coffee in the parking field for HT competitors)
(HT competitors able to order lunch for pick up)
Breakfast & Lunch in the parking field for HT competitors
(premade breakfast sandwiches/coffee in stabling for Classic competitors)
Empire Cafe and Sunshine Store
LEFT on Damascus Rd proceed 1 mile to the traffic light at Rt 97; Sunshine Store on your left at the light; Empire Cafe straight ahead in the small strip mall
Etchison Country Store
RIGHT on Damascus Road, proceed 4 miles to Store on your left
a bit father away….
**TURN RIGHT on DAMASCUS ROAD….
NINE MILES INTO THE TOWN OF DAMASCUS…
o SHOPPING CENTER AT FIRST LIGHT, TURN RIGHT JUST PAST THE LIBRARY; SHOPPING CENTER ON
YOUR LEFT….SAFEWAY GROCERY STORE; LEDOS ITALIAN RESTAURANT, CHINESE CARRY OUT, CHIPOTLE MEXICAN, DOLLAR STORE, DUNKIN DONUTS, SEVERAL LOCAL RESTAURANTS
o AT NEXT LIGHT/INTERSECTION OF RT 27; TURN RIGHT; PERUVIAN CHICKEN ON YOUR LEFT; JIMMY CONE ICE CREAM NEXT TO IT; MCDONALDS AND DOMINOS ON YOUR RIGHT
o STRAIGHT THRU LIGHT, CONTINUE AROUND TO YOUR LEFT FOR APP 1/2 MILE ; STARBUCKS ON YOUR LEFT THEN A SHORT DISTANCE FARTHER TO WEISS SHOPPING CENTER…WEISS GROCERY STORE, NY PIZZA ITALIAN RESTAURANT, CHINESE CARRYOUT
**TURN LEFT ON DAMASCUS RD
- ̈ TURN RIGHT AT THE LIGHT, HEADING SOUTH ON 97; PROCEED APP. 7 MILES INTO TOWN OF OLNEY; AT MAIN INTERSECTION OF ROUTES 108 AND 97;
- ̈ ON YOUR RIGHT… AT TOWNE CENTER SHOPPING AREA… BAGEL BAKERY, LEDOS ITALIAN, OLNEY GRILL, THAI, INDIAN, JERSEY MIKES
- ̈ TURN LEFT AT THE INTERSECTION OF 108 AND 97; TWO SHOPPING CENTERS ON YOUR LEFT, GIANT GROCERY, MAMA LUCIAS, DUNKIN, CHIPOTLE; FIVE GUYS; SECOND SHOPPING CENTER..SUBWAY, CHINESE, ITALIAN, PANERA, STEAK AND GRILL MARX, HARRIS TEETER, GREEN TURTLE
- ̈ ON YOUR RIGHT, MEXICAN, CVS DRUGSTORE, BAKERY, STARBUCKS COFFEE, YOGURT, CAVA-TAPAS RESTAURANT
**TURN LEFT ON DAMASCUS RD AND TURN LEFT AT THE FIRST INTERSECTION RT 97; PROCEED 6 MILES NORTH TO GLENWOOD; WALKERS RESTAURANT ON THE RIGHT; SUBWAY AND ITALIAN ON YOUR LEFT; HIGHS FUEL ( DIESEL AND FUEL ) SNACKS
DIESEL FUEL….. Damascus ( 9 miles West; LEAST $) or Highs in Glenwood (7 miles North)
What better way to easily promote your business, honor a beloved horse, or remember a close friend or family member than with a cross country fence sponsorship?
Your customized plaque will be seen by hundreds throughout the year as competitors and their supporters walk our cross country courses.
You can also request your plaque be used on a specific division’s course and flowers may be able to be placed next to your plaque.
Please download our Fence Sponsorship form for more detailed information.
MOre sessions to follow! Sign up with Melanie and get the details!!
Advertise your business, share your feelings about a favorite horse, or just support Eventing! Contact Helen Casteel, our Sponsorship Chair [email protected]
Cross country course maps for our OCTOBER Recognized HT this weekend are available here: https://waredaca.com/xc-maps. Reminder that we will not have printed course maps available, so please download them to your phone or print them out at home if you would like a paper copy!
Gayle!! Who has been with Waredaca for over 20 years! Directing our very successful Recreational Riding program and Summer Day Camp, now shifting into the management and supervision of our Red Barn Stall Boarded and Field Boarded horses! Simply stated, Gayle is one of our ‘family’ and is well suited to this role!! The level of her background, experience and professionalism is exceptional. And our horses will continue to have the stellar care that she, and Melanie who manages our White Barn, can provide!
Be a participant, be a demo rider.. GREAT opportunity for learning about the methodology that dressage judges use and get excellent feedback about you and your horse and how to improve your test riding!USEA-r-Dressage-I-TPEO-Announcement
Contact [email protected] if interested in being a demo rider!
Once open…. here are all the current details We will also update how many portables and what levels are available.
Dream and Read On!!!!
… The Waredaca Classic Road to the 3-Day Challenge is even BETTER! Just received by Helen Casteel, the Waredaca Sponsorship Chair: I got a cool message from the JCTIP people. They read about the Road to the 3-Day Challenge and since all of the participating HTs offer TIP, they are offering a special TIP award just for that effort. The highest placing TB (and hopefully the prize winner) will receive a special ribbon/prize/and $. This includes ALL levels other than Preliminary since they have prize money.
USEA Podcast Host Nicole Brown chats with technical delegate, judge, steward, instructor, USEA committee and task-force member, and all-around eventing extraordinaire Gretchen Butts about the proper preparations to set you up for success when aiming for a USEA Classic Series event.
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
- EVERYONE MUST HAVE A CURRENT WAIVER OF LIABILITY ELECTRONICALLY FILED VIA OUR WEBSITE TO BE ON THE PROPERTY
- All registration done in advance
- EMT, VET and Farrier ON CALL
- All horses must have a current negative Coggins to be filed electronically. File HERE
- YOU design your evening — do as much as you want…it is as easy as that!
If you care about the Classic, this is worth the time to listen!
See below a full list of events coming your way in 2023 at Waredaca! From Recognized Events to Taproom Thursdays from May through September, and Expert Days with Jimmy Wofford, Stephen Bradley, and Guest Experts including Sharon White, Boyd Martin, Lauren Nicholson, Jennie Brannigan, Tim Bourke, and more! There is something for everyone!2023-At-a-Glance
Thank you to the sponsors that make all these events possible!
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
- Stay home for no less than 5 days
- If you have a fever, continue to stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever resolves without the need for fever-reducing medications
- After a period of 5 days, vaccinated members of your family may return to the farm but must keep a mask on at all times, even when mounted, for an additional 5 days. Returning to the farm is dependent on your symptoms and illness
- Continue to wear a mask anytime around others for at least 5 additional days following age guidelines noted above
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:
- STAY AT HOME for 5 days of home quarantine. If you remain asymptomatic, you may return to the farm after 5 days of home quarantine if you have no symptoms nor fever.
- Wear a mask around others for 10 days regardless of age
- Test on day 5, if possible
- If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home
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:
- Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days
- If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days
- Test on day 5 if possible
- If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home
**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
- You quarantine when you might have been exposed to the virus and may or may not have been infected.
- You isolate when you have been infected with the virus, even if you don’t have symptoms.
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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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
Thank you so much to Handy Media Productions for this must-see promotional video for the Waredaca Classic 3-Day competition!
Many congratulations to the 2022 Road to the Three-Day Challenge Winners!
Beginner Novice Winner: Luba Abrams on Over to Hue (Huey)
Novice Winner: Stephen Fulton on Pedi’s Celtic Measure
Training Winner: Alexa Briscoe on Tempat
Congratulations to the winners in each division of the 2022 Waredaca Classic Three-Day!
Preliminary Winner: Mikki Kuchta on Chiraz – and congratulations on winning the $1000 Jackpot as well!
Training Winner: Lisa Morrison on Entre les Etoiles
Novice Winner: Madeline Bletzacker on Drummer Boy
Beginner Novice Winner: Nancy Read on Classic Chrome PCH