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Fireman’s Park, Columbus WI

June 14-15, 2014
Rating: ADS
Use ADS Pleasure Driving Entry Form

Entries Open: March 1 Entries Closed: May 15
Method of Accepting Entries: First come, first served until the division is full.
Special Qualifications: Classes may be combined if fewer than three enter any class.
Levels/Divisions: *Pre-Novice Driver, Novice Driver, Novice & Maiden Horse/Pony, Junior, VSE, Small Pony, Large Pony, Horse, Multiples
Prize List? Prize List
Organizer(s): Maria McGinnis, Stacy Carlson, Susan Koos Acker email:info@ColumbusCarriagefestival.org
Secretary: Rachel Meek, 2509 Muirfield Rd, Madison, WI 53719, email: Secretary@ColumbusCarriagefestival.org
Mail Entries to: Secretary


Judge(s): Ruthie Graves TX, Jessica Axelyson Schneider NJ; Technical Delegate: John Greenall, VT; Veterinarian: Lodi Veterinary Clinic; Phone: 608-592-7755; EMT Service: Lifeline EMT Service


Entry/Class Fees: $13; Post Entry Fees: $15; Entry Fee Refund Policy: Refunds only if there is a waiting list and vet certification. Free Entry: Enter by May 10, 2014 and you will be eligible for a total refund of your entry fee, selected by lot. Golf Cart: $135 rental can be in your entry/stall check. Stall Fee: $110; Stall Deposit: $25 by separate check to be returned upon inspection; Stall Refund Policy: Refunds only if there is a waiting list and vet certification ten days before the beginning of the event. Other Fees: Trailer in fee for parking lot: $50 per entry. Make Checks Payable to: Columbus Horse & Carriage Festival

Tentative Schedule

Stable Opens: Noon, Fri., June 13; Secretary’s Office Opens: 2 PM, Fri. June 13. Briefings: Optional drivers meeting 6:30 PM, Fri. June 13. Social Events: Drivers’ Reception at 7 PM, Fri. evening Awards Party 3:30 PM Sun.


Total # of Classes Offered: 68
Summary of Classes Offered In All Divisions: Reinsmanship, Turnout, Working Pleasure, Pick Your Route, Fault and Out, My Route/ Your Route.
Other classes: Gentleman to Drive, Lady to Drive, Antique Vehicle Turnout, Father’s Day, Carriage Dog
Ring/Warm-up area Footing: Grass / Grass
Obstacle Ring/Warm-up area Footing: Grass / Grass
Awards Offered: Six places in each class, divisional championships,
Sportsmanship traveling trophy
Misc. Class Info: *Pre-Novice division is open to drivers that have never entered an ADS recognized pleasure show before. Class is limited to 6 entries and will receive pre-competition coaching via conference calls in March, April and May. Registration for this division must be in by March 1.

Other Information

Veterinary/Health Requirements: Negative Coggins within 1 year of show date.
Stabling Information: Stall under canvas tents.
Food Available on the Grounds: Yes
Accommodations: Columbus Super 8, 219 Industrial Drive, Columbus, WI. 53925. 800-800-8000, 920-623-8800, Beaver Dam AmericInn 800-634-3444, Beaver Dam Best Western 920-887-7171, Beaver Dam Super 8, 800-800-8000.
Camping On Grounds: Motor homes allowed in the paved parking lot, no hook-ups available.
Camping Off Grounds: Astico Park, N3620 County Highway TT, Columbus, WI 53925 is six miles from event.
Directions to Show: Take US 151 to Columbus from north or south, take Highway 73 exit east, which becomes Park Avenue, follow to the event. Watch for signage.