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June 20, 2015: Columbus Horse and Carriage Festival

EndDate: June 21, 2015
Location: Columbus Fireman's Park, Park St, Columbus, WI

Pleasure - Show

Divisions: Utility, Novice Driver, Novice Horse/Pony. Open: VSE, Small Pony, Large Pony, Horse
Turnouts: Singles, Pairs, Multiples
Classes: Reinsmanship, Super Reinsmanship, Working, Turnout, Scurry, Fault and Out, Reverse Psychology, Concour d'Elegance, Carriage Dog, Gentleman's Driving, Ladies' Driving, Scurry Challenge

ContactName: Susan Koos Acker
ContactEmail: skoosacker@gmail.com
ContactPhone: 608-237-7382
Website: http://www.columbuscarriagefestival.org/


Approval Status: Approved

Entries Open: May 15, 2015
Entries Close: June 5, 2015
Entries Accepted By: First Come First Serve.
Entry Form(s) ADS Pleasure
Entry Form Link /Entry-forms
Send Entries To

Rachel Meek, Muirfield Rd, Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-235-1755
Email: haffyfun@gmail.com

Prize List Link http://www.columbuscarriagefestival.org

Special Qualifications

Organizer reserves the right to combine or split any classes if fewer than three entries or greater than 10 entries.


Official Type
Licenses Held
Judge Chris Bickford PDJ: r
Judge Nicole Cable PDJ: R
Technical Delegate W. Craig Kellogg PDJ: R / PDTD: R / CDJ: S / CDTD: R / Dressage: R / Coaching: L

Other Officials

Course Designer Name: Susan Koos Acker
Veterinarian Name: Jennifer Thompson, DVM
Veterinarian Phone: 608-662-9190
Farrier Name: Kelly Williams
Farrier Phone: 920-350-2626
EMT Service Name: Columbus Hospital
EMT Service Phone: 911

Entry/Class Fees

$13 per class or $78 per division; $25 Entry for Scurry Challenge

Post Entry Fees

$15 per class or $90 per division

Entry Fee Refund Policy

Full refund less $25 before closing date. Full refund only with Vet or Doctor's certificate less $50 after closing date.

Stall Fees

$125 includes 1 bag of shavings. $50 if showing out of trailer.

Stall Deposit


Stall Refund Policy

$25 check destroyed after stalls are inspected.

Other Fees

$30 ADS Non-member fee; $145 Golf Cart Rental, $30 camping fee,

Make Checks Payable to

Wisconsin Equine Events, LLC


Stable Opens: Noon Friday; Secretaries Office Opens: 2:00 pm Friday; Driver's Meeting: 6:00 pm Friday; Social Events: Awards Party 3:30 pm Sunday or 45 minutes after last class.


First through fifth place. Champion and Reserve ribbons for each divisions. Special awards and Sportsmanship Trophy.

Misc. Show Info

Scurry Challenge: will follow Article 248.1 and will be open to both horses and ponies. If enough entries, class will be divided into Horse Scurry Challenge and Pony Scurry Challenge. Cash prizes will be award based on number of entries. 40% 1st, 25% 2nd, 15% 3rd.

Footing, Terrain, and Obstacles

City Park with grass and pavement. Trailers are parked in an asphalt parking lot. Horses should be accustom to pedestrian traffic and umbrellas, strollers, loose children and dogs.

Veterinary/Health Requirements

Negative Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) since January 1, 2015, current Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) for horses traveling from any state other than Wisconsin and Minnesota.


10 x 10 portable stalls under tent.

Dogs on Site Policy

All dogs must be leashed at all times, this is a Columbus City ordinance.

Food Available on Grounds

Yes, the Columbus American Legion and the Olivet Church! Bring your appetite.


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

Yes, no hook-ups $30.00 camping fee per rig.

Camping Off Grounds

Astico Park, N3620 County Highway TT, Columbus, WI 53925 is six miles from event.

Directions to Site

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.