Save the date — June 30, 2018

Tri-State Riding Club is hosting a Crystal Crown Judged Pleasure Ride at Camp High Road, June 30th 2018.

Club members, please considering volunteering for this event.  Volunteers get to ride the course for free on Sunday!

We need volunteers to help man the event, design and judge obstacles!  We’ll take your spouses and teen age children as volunteers too!

 

Those who volunteer Saturday will be able to ride the obstacles themselves on Sunday (for free!)

Tri-State Crystal Crown Information, Entry Form and Waiver (Link)

 Crystal Crown Judged Pleasure Ride

Camp High Road

Saturday, June 30, 2018

 

9:00 a.m. (Registration begins at 8 a.m.)

21164 Steptoe Hill Rd

Middleburg, VA  20117

Event Description

The Tri-State Riding Club Crystal Crown Judged Pleasure Ride is friendly competition of approximately 8-10 miles over mixed terrain that includes pastures, streams, woods and a small section of gravel road.  There will be 10 judged obstacles stationed at intervals along the way.  Horses and riders will be judged on their ability to safely and efficiently negotiate the various obstacles as instructed. While this is not a timed event, there will be a time limit on each obstacle to prevent delays for other riders.

This event is open to ALL types of horses and riders—English and western, non-gaited and gaited.  The obstacles will be designed to showcase good training and horsemanship regardless of breed or discipline. As a member event of the Crystal Crown Series, the results will be counted towards Crystal Crown Series year-end awards.
Obstacles on the course may include, but are not limited to:

  • crossing streams or other water obstacles
  • crossing bridges
  • riding up/down hills
  • backing around obstacles
  • dragging something
  • retrieving/carrying items
  • opening/closing gates
  • jumping over logs or obstacles of appropriate height (not to exceed 18”)
  • riding through vines or brush obstacles
  • side-passing over natural objects
  • negotiating riding tests while carrying something

Registration and Cost  (Link to Entry From and Waiver)

  • Cost: Pre-entries postmarked by June 15th are $45 for adults 18 & over, $40 for juniors under 18.  Entries the day of the event are $60 for adults and $50 for juniors.  Entry fee includes lunch and refreshments.
  • Juniors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Negative Coggins current through the date of the ride & signed Waiver of Liability required.
  • Entry Fees are non-refundable.
  • If planning to ride in a group, please submit all applications in one envelope, if possible and list the group on each entry form.

Substitutions and Cancellations

You may substitute the horse (with coggins papers and Breed papers (if applicable) or the rider on the day of the event due to extenuating circumstances.  You may not substitute both.  If you know in advance you are making a change, please call Diane Hutchinson (703) 727-3494 pre-ride so as to prevent additional work on ride day.

Rules

  • Due to insurance regulations, Helmets must be worn by ALL riders.
  • Riders are encouraged to ride with friends and family; however, obstacles must be negotiated one at a time.
  • Riders are not to “coach” or provide direction to other participants while engaged at the obstacle. Doing so will incur a penalty (see Judging).
  • Riders are free to skip any obstacles that they feel they and their horse are not prepared to complete safely—a zero score for that obstacle will be given, but they will not be disqualified.
  • Riders will be notified in advance of the event by email of their ride times (and the ride time listing will be posted on Tri-State’s web site: tristaterc.org. as will be ride information and updates.)
  • Consult the Crystal Crown Series Website for series information. https://www.crystalcrownseries.com/about-us
  • Please use “good manners” while riding. Do not pass without permission, do not ride up abruptly onto other horses, do not attempt any obstacle that you feel is unsafe for you or others.
  • Please respect the landowners and report any damage to the trails or property.

Judging

Riders will be awarded 0-10 points per obstacle.  Rider/horse will receive 1 point for an attempt, only if the horse “engages” the obstacle.  A flat-out refusal may warrant a zero and is at the discretion of the Judge(s).  Points will be deducted for exceeding said set limit(s) and for “coaching”, either receiving or giving.  Judges will be instructed on how to deduct in the event of this situation.  Riders will receive their score upon completing each obstacle.  The decision of the site Judge(s) is FINAL and is not to be disputed.

Any unsportsmanlike conduct, whether verbal or physical disrespect to Judges, event volunteers or other riders will result in a loss of points on that particular obstacle and/or shall be grounds for immediate disqualification.  Additionally, any abuse to your horse, at the staging area or at any time during the event will be grounds for immediate disqualification.  If disqualification occurs, the rider shall forfeit all entry fees and prizes and will be asked to immediately leave the premises.  No exceptions.  Judges and Ride Managers have the final say.  

Awards/Prizes

The following Awards will be given.  All awards will be mailed to recipient.

  • Grand Champion (high point)
  • Reserve Champion (high point)

Ribbons first through sixth will be awarded for each breed, the Novice Divisions, and for rider age groups (at least four age categories will be determined based on the number of riders.)

Breed categories are established when there are 6 or more horses of any particular registered breed.  If you horse does not meet the 6 minimum criteria, said horse will be placed in Other Registered or Other Registered Gated.  For riders who send in their application without breed papers, their horse will be placed in the Grade category.

The Novice Division is open only to non-professional/amateur riders.  The horse or the rider may not have competed in 3 or more judged pleasure rides, extreme cowboy race, competitive trail challenge, or similar events by 4/24/18.  Horse/pony can be any age; rider can be any age.

The Crystal Crown Series

For information on the Crystal Crown Series and requirements to qualify for year-end awards,

please visit the Crystal Crown Series website (https://www.crystalcrownseries.com) or the Facebook page.  Or you may contact Dewey Brown (DBrown@FCVirginias.com) or Marlys Shoup (marlysshoup@outlook.com), CC Committee co-chairpersons.

For Questions about the Tri-State Crystal Crown ride, please contact the 2018 Chairpersons:

Diane Hutchinson                                                    Robyn Harter

703-727-3494                               or                        571-436-2112

foxwoodfarm2007@gmail.com                                  rharter22@gmail.com

Directions

21164 Steptoe Hill Rd

Middleburg, VA  20117

Directions to Camp High Road

From Leesburg:  Take Rt 15S for approximately 4.5 miles to right on Lime Kiln Rd (Rt 733).  Follow Lime Kiln Rd for 4.9 miles, then turn right on Steptoe Hill Rd and follow for 0.9 miles to Camp High Road.  Follow the signs to the parking area and registration table.

From Haymarket:  Take Rt 15N to left on Lime Kiln Rd (Rt 733).  Follow directions from Lime Kiln Rd listed above.

From Points East on Rt 50:  Take Rt 50W to Middleburg.  Take a right onto Snickersville Turnpike and follow to right on Lime Kiln Rd.  Follow Lime Kiln Rd for 0.9 miles, then left onto Step Toe Hill Rd.  Go 0.9 miles to Camp HighRoad.  Follow directional signs for parking and registration.

From points West:  Take Rt 7E to Bluemont.  Turn right onto Clayton Hall Rd.  Follow to T, go left onto Snickersville Turnpike (Rt 734) and follow for approximately 10 miles to left onto Lime Kiln Rd.  Follow Lime Kiln for approximately 0.9 miles then left onto Step Toe Hill Rd.  Follow 0.9 miles to camp.  Follow signs to parking and registration area.