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Skunk River Equestrian Center
With Midwest Driving Company (Former Three G Farms Equine Center)
17830 550th Avenue, Ames, IA 50010

June 27-29, 2014

Rating: ADS
Use ADS Combined Driving Entry Form

Entries Open: May 1 Entries Closed: June 13
Method of Accepting Entries: First come first served. Management reserves the right to refuse any entry and to combine or split classes depending upon the number of entries; number of entries limited to 50 with a waiting list.
Special Qualifications: Please specify Limit or Open on Training horse entries. Ponies may be split by height in the training group. This is to allow for more ribbons to be given.
Levels/Divisions: Training, Preliminary, Intermediate
Classes: Training horses may be split into Limit or Open and ponies in training group by height depending on number of entries. Please list experience according to the ADS rule book.
Prize List? No
Organizer(s): Katy Rhinehart, P.O. Box 104, Ferguson, Iowa 50078; H: 641-478-3285; C:641-485-7821; e-mail: gkm104@heartofiowa.net
Mail Entries to: Organizer. Entries accepted by postmark if entries exceed limit of 50.


President of the Jury: Shelly Temple(SC); Ground Jury: Hardy Zanke(CA); Technical Delegate: Keith Yutzy (TX); Course Designer: Randy Farwell; Veterinarian: Sarah Meyers, DVM; Phone: 515-520-9680; EMT Service: Story County EMT


Entry/Class Fees: $120.00; Post Entry Fees: $150.00 Entry Fee Refund Policy: Full refund with vet certificate or doctor’s statement up to 6 p.m. the Thursday before competition. No refund for meal ticket if purchased. Stall Fee: $60.00—very limited number of stalls available Stall Deposit: $50.00; Pen Fee: $35.00 (Must clean pen before leaving.) Limited number of pens available. Separate Check? Yes. Will be refunded when stall is checked or mailed after competition. Own Pen Fee: $15.00 for bringing own pen and working from trailer. Other Stalls: If needed there are other stalls less than 3 miles away for the same price. Golf Carts: $175 for weekend. Must be
reserved with entry. BITS will refund $25 if club is allowed to use the cart for the Sun. marathon at 7:30 a.m. Other Fees: $30 ADS Non-member Fee; Make Checks Payable to: BITS

Tentative Schedule

Stable Opens: Thurs, June 26, 2014 at noon; Secretary’s Office Opens:Fri., June 27, 2014 at 10 a.m. Closes at 2:00 p.m.; Course Walk:To be determined Briefing: Fri., June 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Presentation: On the Move Dressage: 100 meter competitors Fri., June 27, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. all others Sat., June 28, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Marathon: Sun., June 29, 2014 8 a.m.; Cones: Immediately following dressage; Social Events: Pizza party for volunteers, and all competitors, navigators and grooms in the New Barn—FREE following briefing on Fri., June 27, 2014. Approximately 6:30 p.m.


Tests: Training: Test #4; Preliminary: Test #6 for singles and pairs; Preliminary Test #5 for tandems and 4-in-hands; Intermediate Test #7. Presentation on the move for all tests.
Ring/Warm-up area Footing: Grass / Grass
Other Dressage Info: Arena 40x80 meters for singles and pairs, including VSEs, 40x100 meters for tandems, 4-in-hands and all Intermediate competitors (those in the 40x100 ring will compete on Fri., June 27 afternoon)


Terrain: Rolling hills, some with short, steep inclines; farm fields
Level: Training; 1 Section; 4-6 km; 4-5 Obstacles
Level: Preliminary; 1 Section; 4-6 km; 5-6 Obstacles
Level: Intermediate; 1 Section; 5-7 km; 6-7 Obstacles
Other: Possible water crossing depending on spring rainfall


Ring/Warm-up area Footing: Grass / Grass
Level: Training; Clearance: Per ADS rules
Level: Preliminary; Clearance: Per ADS rules
Level: Intermediate; Clearance: Per ADS rules

Other Information

Veterinary/Health Requirements: Negative Coggins within 1 year of show date ; health papers within 30 days.
Stabling Information: Limited amount of permanent stalls. Ponies will placed in smaller stalls. May bring your own pens to place near your trailer for a $15 fee. Limited outside pens available. Stalls and pens given assignments by postmark date.
Driver/Groom twice around allowed on marathon? (Article 917) Yes, per ADS rules if spacing and time permits
Misc. Show info: Welcoming complimentary pizza party for competitors, grooms, navigators, and volunteers. Catered dinner Sat. evening, $22 for adults $16 for those under 18 years of age and under. Must be pre-purchased with entry. No refund on Sat. meal purchase if your entry must be cancelled. Meal tickets will be donated to volunteers. Silent auction Fri. and Sat. Vendors welcome, but will be assigned space. Vendors may not set up until Thurs. morning. Golf carts: $175 for the weekend. Request must be sent in with entry. BITS will refund $25 if they can use the cart Sun. at 7:30 a.m. for the marathon.
Awards Offered: Ribbons in each class to six places; special awards for overall division champions; ribbons for best Dressage and best cones in training, preliminary and intermediate divisions; best preliminary and intermediate marathon. Chair awarded to best overall in Training, Preliminary and Intermediate. Food Available on the Grounds: Yes. Lunch available on the grounds Sat. and Sun. for purchase. Complimentary continental breakfast on Sat. and Sun. (donations accepted)
Accommodations: Lots of local motels in Ames and Story City.
Camping On Grounds: Yes. Primitive. No electricity available. May bring generators.
Camping Off Grounds: Check with local parks
Directions to Show: 1-35 to exit 116; west ½ mile to T-intersection at Dayton Avenue; turn right 1 mile to second T-intersection at 180th Street and turn left (west); Cross the bridge and ease left after the bridge and go about 1/2 mile and turn right onto 550th Ave. (this avenue is not marked well, it is the first right Road). Once on 550th Ave go 1/8 of a mile and turn into the first place on the right, 17830 550th Ave, Ames Iowa 50010.