At this time, we are planning to run this event subject to all Covid regulations in effect at the time. The safety of everyone involved is paramount and to that end, we will be strictly following our county, USEF, USEA, and any additional state recommendations related to the COVID-19 health status. Our intent is to follow the best practices put forth by all relevant governing bodies. THIS MEANS MASKS/FACIAL COVERINGS, PHYSICAL DISTANCING REGARDLESS OF FAMILY OR CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS AND PROPER HAND WASHING TECHNIQUE FOR EVERYONE VISITING FARM.
We are also using an all-electronic entry and payment that was 100% successful for our recent August competition. Any on-time entries still incomplete one week before the event will be charged $20 per missing item. This includes, signature pages, coggins, muck deposits, horse or rider numbers, etc. Missing Items fees will be enforced and no one will be scheduled until the entry is complete–documents and all fees. In addition to the required USEF and USEA documents for a complete entry, our Waredaca Waiver of Liability is also required-completed and electronically filed via our website for everyone on the farm-NO hard copies accepted. ONCE FILED, this COMPLETED document remains current ‘forever’. ALL non-competitors are also required to sign the USEF/USEA Waiver to be on grounds. Stay tuned to our website as to details about spectators and food vendors. VTO saddlery will be on site. Expect to find our revised dressage layout since August too! And with the popularity of our new Jumping phase Logistics, that will continue!
NEW this year…DRESSAGE TEST OF CHOICE!!Now, have the opportunity to ‘practice’ a test, National or FEI if you want to practice before Virginia or before doing your competition ride ! Riders can perform whatever test they wish, in a different arena and under a different judge before riding their competition test! Get exposure to the dressage area and a chance to do your own test ride first! Sign up under ‘other’, identifying your test of choice and including your fee with the total! Easy!! AND a great opportunity for Virginia FEI practice!!
Gretchen and Robert Butts (301 774 7123/Home; 301 570 4191/Waredaca Office) Assistant Organizer: Steph Butts Kohr
Omni details for your review:
|OCT 22, 2020-OCT 25, 2020 Waredaca Classic Three Day Event & Horse Trials Gaithersburg, Maryland(Area2)|
AS of 9/1/20 we received the approval of both the USEA and USEF to conduct the Classic!! And, for various reasons, we will be running the ONLY Classic in 2020!! We are very excited to announce this and are planning accordingly, implementing COVID- 19 recommendations that were part of the approval process from the organizations. For those wishing to enter the Classic Three Day, we suggest you visit our Waredaca.com website and review what we have planned for the competition, from a participant perspective: https://waredaca.com/main-menu-page/competitions/classic-three-day-event/ The safety of everyone involved is paramount and to that end, we will be strictly following our county, USEF, USEA, and any additional state recommendations related to the COVID-19 health status. Our intent is to follow the best practices put forth by all relevant governing bodies. We are also using an all-electronic entry and payment that was 100% successful for our recent AUGUST competition. Any on-time entries still incomplete one week before the event will be charged $20 per missing item. This includes, signature pages, coggins, muck deposits, horse or rider numbers, etc. Missing Items fees will be enforced and no one will be scheduled until the entry is complete–documents and all fees. In addition to the required USEF and USEA documents for a complete entry, our Waredaca Waiver of Liability on our homepage, top banner, ‘waiver’, is also required-completed and electronically filed via our website for everyone on the farm. ONCE FILED, this COMPLETED document remains current ‘forever’. ALL non-competitors are also required to sign the USEF/USEA Waiver to be on grounds. Stay tuned to our website as to details about tack and food vendors. VTO saddlery will be on site. Spectators are still prohibited. Also NEW since August…Dressage warm up on grass and Dressage performance arenas for all levels will be on all weather footing. Also note improved attention to cross country footing too! NEW this year… DRESSAGE TEST OF CHOICE–FEI or National!! AS TIME AND SCHEDULE ALLOWS….Now, have the opportunity to ‘practice’ a test before doing your competition ride ! Riders can perform whatever test they wish, in a different arena and under a different judge before riding their competition test! Get exposure to the dressage area and a chance to do your own test ride first! Sign up under ‘other’, identifying your test of choice and including your fee with the total! Easy!!
|RECENT OMNIBUS CHANGES:|
|3 Day Event: Open Date: 9/8/2020 Close Date: 10/6/2020|
Open Date: 9/8/2020 Close Date: 10/6/2020
USEF/USEA Recognized: P3D,P,PR,M USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized: T3D,T,TR,N3D,N,NR,BN,BNR
|SEND ENTRIES TO:|
Cindy Wood 64 Smallwood Trace Camden SC 29020 Phone: 410 726 8926
Cindy: E mail: [email protected]
Farm website: http://www.waredaca.com
Event Entries and Xentry: Entries accepted by check or credit card payment until Closing Date. Competitors are financially responsible for all entries. Final cost dependent on date entry is ‘complete’.
If Post Entries accepted after Closing Date, payments will only be accepted via credit card for all divisions starting on October 7th.
SELLING of ENTRIES: We DO NOT honor entries sold or otherwise transferred in private transactions. All entries must be paid directly to Waredaca Inc
Draw checks to Waredaca, Inc
Org: Gretchen & Robert Butts, 4015 Damascus Rd., Laytonsville, MD 20882, (301) 570-4191 days
Assistant Organizer: Steph Kohr
Classic Three Day Organizing Committee: Gretchen Butts, Pat Mansfield, Cindy Wood, Chris Donovan, Michele Schwartz, Lorraine Hutson, Chris Arthur, Kelley Williams, Steph Kohr; (Honorary ) Beth Sokohl
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Horse Trials Officials:
TD: Pam Wiedemann PA
Judges: GJP: Cathy Tucker Slaterbeck, MD
Dressage Judges: Anne Marie Cochran, PA; Karyn Rainey, MD
SJ Judge: Kathy White, VA
CD: XC: P, M and T: Jeff Kibbie; N and BN: Robert Butts MD SJ: Kathy White, VA
Classic 3 Day Officials:
TD: John Williams
Judges: Ground Jury President: Janis Linnan, UT Ground Jury Member: Debbie Rodriguez, VA
CD: XC: N/Robert Butts, MD and Steph Kohr, MD; P, T/Jeff Kibbie PA SJ: Kathy White, VA
Event Fees Directory – see individual section for details. Draw checks to Waredaca, Inc.
Fee determined by date of COMPLETED (ALL PAPERWORK AND FEES) ENTRY
All entry fees to add USEA starter fee of $25.00
SELLING of ENTRIES: We DO NOT honor entries sold or otherwise transferred in private transactions. All entries must be paid directly to Waredaca Inc.
Dressage Test of Choice National or FEI; and Jumping TESTS:
Dressage scheduled in Fix a Test mode with discussion afterward. Dressage: $50 per ride; Jumping Rounds: $25 per round; enter for one or multiple rides
Early Entries completed by 9/28/20: Preliminary $230; Modified $225; Training $215; Novice: $205; Beginner Novice $190
Standard Entries complete 9/29-10/6: Preliminary $255; Modified $250; Training $240 Novice $235; Beginner Novice $215
Post Entries complete 10/7-10/20 (includes late fee): Preliminary $305; Modified $300; Training $290; Novice $285; Beginner Novice $265
Stabling: $50.00 per night per horse.
Muck Fee: $50.00 (separate check) PER STALL. NO initial bedding provided. Shavings can be pre-ordered ($10/bag E: [email protected]) for on site location.
STABLING ASSIGNMENTS AND DIRECTIONS POSTED ON WEBSITE October 21. Limited ONSITE stabling; 40 stalls within a 10 mile radius-contact info shared via Secretary
Classic Three Day Preliminary, Training and Novice:
Early Entries complete by 9/22/20: $465
Standard Entries complete 9/23-10/6 Entry Fee: $495
Post Entries (if accepted) complete 10/7-10/16: $545. Professional Entry Fee: $300 (See Considerations for Professionals below). Professional Entries must be complete by 10/6. Entry fee includes ALL educational sessions presented by Lead Clinician Sharon White, also featuring Max Corcoran and an all-star cast of local professionals, 1 full dinner, 1 ‘heavy h’ordeuvres evening, Saturday afternoon ‘beverage’ and cheese Purina reception and lots more!!! COVID management planned for and strictly enforced throughout all activities and competitive phases. Classic Three Day Stabling will all be on site. New for 2020: Upgrade to FEI stabling with covered aisles (FEIstabling.com)!
Stabling: $260 per horse for duration.
Muck Fee: $50.00 (separate check) PER STALL. No bedding provided but shavings can be pre-ordered ($10/bag E: [email protected]).
Tack stall: $260 per rider. Tack stalls may only be shared with family members and proof of relationship may be requested. Friends and stablemates cannot share
No Day Stabling. NO stabling refund after OCTOBER 6.
***For experienced riders who have completed a Classic Event or the equivalent of a long format at Preliminary or above and cannot have USEF/USEA Amateur status, contact Gretchen about doing a course walk either Thursday or Friday afternoon and be compensated for your expertise and support of the Classic!!
HT and 3 Day Refunds: Before C.D.-Entry/Stabling less $25 non-refundable office fee. After C.D.-No refunds entry or stabling. USEA Starter and D&M Fees Refund Policy: The USEA Starter and D&M fees ($25), are not subjected to office fees, and shall be returned within 30 days of the competition to any rider who does not start the dressage test.
Competition cancellation- No refund.
HT and Classic Three Day: Use regular HT Entry Form. Fees stated above.
USEA Starter and D&M Fees Refund Policy: The USEA Starter and D&M fees ($25), are not subjected to office fees, and shall be returned within 30 days of the competition to any rider who does not start the dressage test. Competition cancellation- No refund.
ALL Entries will be SCHEDULED when all the paperwork and fees are received = A COMPLETED ENTRY ALL CLASSIC ENTRIES MUST BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER 16 TO BE INCLUDED IN COMPETITION
Incomplete Fee: $20 per item for any missing information as of 6:00 PM Monday October 19-signature pages, coggins, missing USEF/USEA numbers
Any change to entry must be in writing…email preferred..Cindy: [email protected]
Absolutely NO telephone withdrawals, changes or stabling requests will be accepted
Riders are responsible for providing a CURRENT PRINTED EMAIL ADDRESS ON ENTRY–ALL CORRESPONDENCE WITH ENTRY SECRETARY WILL BE VIA EMAIL
SCRATCHES/CHANGES…with any simple change to entry–change of horse or rider ( not both ) and/or division –no charge; any change to entry after 9 PM SUNDAY 10/18 and event conclusion: $75
POST entries: if space allows and post entries are accepted, see fee schedule above. All other refunds/scratches/change fees still apply.
Schedule is and will be adjusted according to entry numbers. Check website on October 19 for more definite schedule. HORSE TRIALS
Fri: Cross-country course open-3 pm. Sat: All P, M and TR: Dressage-8 am; Tentative time: Show jumping-11:00 pm; Cross-country-1:30 PM ANY TEST OF CHOICE FEI Dressage Saturday morning at 8:00 AM
Sun: All OT, N and BN Dressage-8 am; Cross-country-10:00 am. Show jumping-12:30 pm. *NOTE SEQUENCE*
CLASSIC; 3-Day Event; SPECIFIC DETAILS TO FOLLOW after CLOSING DATE. Keep checking Classic Three Day under ‘Competitions’ section of Waredaca website. ALL COVID 19 GUIDELINES–FACIAL COVERINGS AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING WILL BE PLANNED FOR AND ENFORCED THROUGHOUT EVENT.
Check In and Arrival details: Wednesday, 10/21 after 10 AM and before 6 PM; Thursday morning 10/22 before 8:00 AM Wednesday: 6:15 Welcome Briefing in person or Zoom
Thursday: First Horse Inspection. Full day of activities and prep sessions. Dinner presentations. Friday: Dressage. Evening Mandatory Riders Meeting before Cross Country held that evening. Saturday: Cross-country. Purina Beverage and Cheese in the afternoon. Sunday: Final Horse Inspection, Show Jumping; mounted awards ceremony.
SHARON WHITE/Lead Clinician; dinners, educational seminars and demonstrations will occur throughout the event.
HT: Prizes & 8 ribbons per HT division. Cash certificate 1st–3rd. Special prizes detailed in program. CLASSIC AWARDS DETAILED IN 3D PACKETS; Prizes and 10 Ribbons per division. MANY SPONSORED PRIZES!
HT: STARTING TIMES: Available October 21 BY 3 PM ON WEBSITE: www.waredaca.com.
CLASSIC THREE DAY: TENTATIVE DRESSAGE TIMES available October 19 by 3 PM on Website: www.waredaca.com
HT: $50/stall/night–14 perm. stalls on grounds. Off site stabling available within 10 miles.
Classic Three Day: See details above for shavings, muck fee, etc.
On Call Vet: Damascus Equine Associates, (301) 253‑3992. Competition Vet: Drs. Stephanie and Chad Davis, DVM.
All stabling assignments WILL BE EMAILED AND POSTED ON WEBSITE by 10/21. ON site stabling determined by date of completed entry with stabling request.
Weekend Horse Trial riders: NOT EVERYONE WILL BE STABLED ON GROUNDS SO PLEASE BE ATTENTIVE TO THE POSTED LIST ONCE COMPLETED! No initial bedding. Shavings ($10/bag) can be pre-ordered via [email protected] $50 muck fee per stall (separate check) required for ALL stabling.
Special Rate for Waredaca Comfort Inn Shady Grove, 16216 Frederick Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, (301) 330-0023 or toll free (888) 605-9100 for reservations.
Check our neighboring farm Tusculum for their B and B options too: Tusculumfarm.com
Address: 4015 Damascus Rd., Laytonsville, MD 20882 (GPS may identify Gaithersburg instead of Laytonsville; either is correct)
From Baltimore/Frederick: I-70 to Rt. 97 South; Approx. 8 mi. to right onto Rt. 650/Damascus Rd.,corner parking field, 1 mi. on right.
From VA/Washington, DC Beltway (495): To I‑270 N. Exit Shady Grove Rd. east. Continue east on Shady Grove to right on Rt. 124. At fourth light, turn right on Brink Rd. Go 5 mi. to left on Howard Chapel Rd. At stop sign, turn left on Damascus Rd. Entrance immediately on right. OR Route 15 north of Leesburg, to Rt 340 East to I 70 East to Route 97 south, follow directions above.**suggested route from NO VA
OR Washington, DC Beltway (495) to I‑270 N. Take ICC Rt 200 East(toll road) to Georgia Ave/Route 97 north toward Olney; Continue approx 6 miles north of Olney to the traffic light at Route 650; turn left onto Route 650/Damascus Rd; continue 1.5 mile to entrance on right.
From PA/North: I-70 west to Rt. 97 south, 8 miles to right onto Rt. 650 Damascus Rd., parking field 1+ mile on right. From SE Maryland: Washington Beltway to Rt. 650 north, crossover Georgia Ave/Rt. 97, entrance 1 1/4 mi. on right OR Route 97 to Route 32 to Clarksville; follow local directions via GPS.
Test & arena sizes: P -2018 USEF Preliminary Test A-Sm. M-2018 USEF Modified Test A-Sm; T -2018 USEF Training Test B-Sm. N-2018 USEF Novice Test B-Sm. BN-2018 USEF Beginner Novice Test B-Sm. P3D: 2018 USEF Preliminary Three Day Test-Std; T3D: 2018 USEF Training Three-day Test-Std; N3D: 2018 USEF Novice Three Day Event Test-Std. Arenas: All weather footing
HT: P-2800 m @ 520 mpm. M– 2550 @ 500 mpm; T-2400 m @ 450 mpm. N-2000 m @ 375mpm. BN-1800 m @ 325mpm. All courses: Average, for horses with some experience at these levels.
CLASSIC PRELIMINARY, TRAINING AND NOVICE LEVEL 3-DAY: Participants should expect a championship level course to include water, banks, ditches and suitable combinations. Specific details for A, B, C, and D on website.
Cross-country course closed Sept. 15.
COVID MANAGEMENT STRICTLY ENFORCED; FACIAL MASK/COVERING AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING OF EVERYONE AS PER CDC DIRECTIVES Cross-country course closed Sept. 15.
Levels may be divided/combined as entries warrant; state preferences under the Eligible Section and birth date on entry.
Food available on grounds. Dogs must be leashed.
Weather and footing permitted–motorbikes allowed anywhere on the cross-country course Friday after 3 PM, Saturday and Sunday morning until XC phase begins.
Many extra activities planned for 3-day participants; more details available, including qualifications on USEA Area II website.
Cross-country schooling available Tuesday thru Thursday following weekend…weather/footing permitting.
UNRECOGNIZED EVENT AND DR/CT Saturday November 7 PRIZE LIST ON WEBSITE.