August 20 Open Schooling Day

Schooling days provide an opportunity to school in a relaxed environment, using the Dressage arena, Stadium Arena  and over the same Cross-Country course as will be used for Sunday’s unrecognized Horse Trial.

Schooling Days are open to everyone regardless of if they are entered in Sunday’s Horse Trial or not.

The stadium course for Sunday’s Horse Trial will use the same jumps, but will be a different course.

Online pre-registration is required.  Please register using this link.  Registrations must be received by  midnight on Wednesday.  Payment is required at the time of entry.  If space allows day of registrations will be accept with an additional $20 fee.  There will be no refunds for schooling days unless this event is cancelled by Valinor Farm in which case your fee will be refunded less a $10 office fee.

Dressage Schooling:  Starts at 9:00. 15 minute time slots. Riders may return for multiple slots if time allows.  Specific times may be requested when registering or check availability with the ring Steward.

Stadium Schooling :  Will start with lower heights and build up.  5 minute  time slots.  Riders may return for multiple slots if  time allows.  The chart here is an estimate and may be adjusted based on entries;

X-rails & 2′  10:00 – 11:00;
Starter(2′ 3″)  11:00 – 12:00;
Beginner Novice (2′ 7″) 12:00 – 1:30
1:30 – 1:45 Arena Drag
Novice ( 2′ 11″)  1:45 – 3:00
Training (3′ 3″) 3:00 – 3:45
Modified (3′ 5″)  3:45 – 4:30
Prelim by request

X-Cty schooling:   Jumps will be flagged and numbered.  Riders must have a Cross-Country vest and a coach or ground person.  No lone riders.  No motorized vehicles are permitted.  Be respectful of the property.  Stay out of muddy areas and to preserve footing, no more than three attempts are allowed at any one jump or combination.

Fees:
Saturday Open Schooling Day:

  • All 3 phases $100
  • Cross-Country Only $65
  • $25 discount for anyone that is also entered in the Sunday Schooling Trial (discount will be applied to the Horse Trial fee)

General Information:

  • Riders will be assigned a dressage number which is to be worn at all times.
  • Stadium: will be held in the outdoor ring with all weather footing
  • Times: Specific times will not be assigned, but time periods for each level in  stadium will be posted on Friday based on pre-registration numbers.
  • Food: Will not be available – please bring your own.
  • Dogs: Must be leashed at all times.
  • Stabling:  a limited number of stalls are available for $50, email the secretary to reserve
  • Refunds: There will be no refunds for schooling days unless this event is cancelled by Valinor Farm.  In this case your fee will be refunded less a $20 office fee.
  • Secretary:  robyn@valinorfarm.com

Open Schooling day on-line Registration

Sunday Schooling Horse Trials: More info and on-line registration.