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Grand Oaks HDT

Grand Oaks Resort
3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

www.thegrandoaks.com / www.cypresskeep.com

December 5-7, 2014

Rating: ADS

Use ADS CDE Entry Form

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Entries Open: September 1 Entries Closed: November 4
Method of Accepting Entries: First come, first served
Special Qualifications: Entries prioritized by postmark beginning opening day. Complete entries prioritized over incomplete entries. Entries sent by mail service requiring a signature may not be accepted.
Divisions: Training, Preliminary, Intermediate.
Classes/Turnout: Singles, Pairs, Multiples (tandems, unicorns or fours) – VSE, Small Pony, Pony & Horse
Prize List? Show information at www.cypresskeep.com
Organizer(s): Erika Matulich, 4909 Stanley Road, Plant City, FL 33565, H: 813-982-2200; C: 813-784-8484, e-mail (preferred method of contact): ematulich@ut.edu or cypresskeep@gmail.com
Mail Entries to: Organizer


President of the Jury: Marsoe LaRose (BC) Kail Palmer-Miller (OK); Ground Jury: Sue Mott (CAN); Technical Delegate: Simon Rosenman (BC);Ken Mottt (CAN) Course Designer: Barry Hunter (GBR); Veterinarian: Marsha Pidherney, DVM; Phone: 352-303-6296; EMT Service: Lake County EMS, SOS


Entry/Class Fees: $175 for HDT, $125 for Combined Test (Dressage & Cones only); Post Entry Fees: Additional $50; Entry Fee Refund Policy: Full refund before closing date, after closing date refund of entry fee less $25 office fee with vet/medical certificate, no refund on stall fee, refunds processed after show completion; Stall Fee (for the event): $100 (one equine per stall;); $65 grounds fee for horses trailering in; Stall Deposit: $30 per stall; Separate Check? Yes, made out to Grand Oaks; Stall Refund Policy: No refund after closing date. Stall deposits on separate checks will be destroyed if stalls are left clean so do not combine stall check with entry check; Other Fees: ADS Non-Member fee $30, $25 Non-volunteer fee**; Make Checks Payable To: Grand Oaks Resort

Tentative Schedule

Stable Opens: 12 pm Thursday; Secretary’s Office Opens: 10 am - 6 PM Friday; 8 AM Saturday and Sunday; First Inspection: After marathon; Course Walk and Briefings: Dressage & Cones open for walking Friday 10 a.m., Saturday morning, Saturday lunch break. Course open for walking Friday, Saturday, Sunday morning, Sunday lunch break; Safety Check: 15 minutes prior to dressage,15 minutes prior to Marathon; Dressage: 1 PM Friday for Intermediates and Prelim multiples in 100 M ring; 9 AM or 1 PM Saturday for Training and Preliminary singles/pairs in 80 M rings; Marathon: 9 AM or 1 PM Sunday; Cones: Immediately following dressage; Social Events: Competitor and volunteer reception Friday evening 6 PM, Awards reception Sunday 4 PM. Other Scheduling: **Competitors volunteer for one of five time shifts: Fri AM, Sat AM, Sat PM, Sun AM, Sun PM (see show website for availability). Please indicate preference of volunteer time shift on entry form. Most volunteers are needed on Sunday. If you are unable to volunteer or provide a substitute, please pay the $25 non-volunteer fee. Navigators and multiple entries must be finalized on entry form prior to closing date.


Test(s): Training: Test #3; Preliminary: Test #6 (for singles/pairs); Preliminary Test #5 (for multiples); Intermediate: Test #7
Ring/Warm-up area Footing: Grass
Other Dressage Info: All entries compete in ring size listed on the test. 100M entries compete on Friday, 80M entries compete on Saturday.


Terrain: Grass, rolling hills, paved roads
Level: Training; 5 Obstacles; 5-8 km;
Level: Preliminary; 6 Obstacles; 6-9 km;
Level: Intermediate; 6 Obstacles; 6-9 km;
Other: Training A-B-C, Preliminary A-B-C-D. Intermediate A-B-C-D-E.; Water obstacles for all levels.


Ring/Warm-up area Footing: Grass/Grass
Level: Training; ADS article 973.1.8
Level: Preliminary; ADS article 973.1.8
Level: Intermediate; ADS article 973.1.8
Other: Cones immediately follow dressage. Please put your track width in cm on your entry form.

Other Information

Veterinary/Health Requirements: Negative Coggins no older than December 7, 2013, current health certificate if out of state.
Stabling Information: One stall required per equine entered. Permanent stabling w/doors. Hay & shavings available on grounds. PLEASE USE THIS ADDRESS FOR ARRIVAL: 3121 Griffin Ave., Lady Lake, FL 32159, unless residing on property that weekend, then you can use the 3000 Marion County Road entrance.
Driver/Groom twice around allowed on marathon? (Article 943.2) Driver may compete with a second entry at the discretion of the organizer, scheduling permitted. Multiple entries MUST be made before the closing date, or they will not be honored. Navigators may ride with one additional entry in a different division, and drivers may navigate for one entry in a different division, only if schedule permits and navigator information is communicated on initial entry forms before the closing date. Drivers/navigators are limited to twice around the course.
Awards Offered: Ribbons 1-6, Special “Best” Awards for Dressage, Cones, Marathon (must compete in HDT for “Best” Awards).
Food Available on the Grounds: Yes, Deli on site.
Accommodations: For accommodations and RV/Trailer camping sites, please contact 352-750-5500 x231. Hotels located in nearby: Holiday Inn Express: 352-750-3888; Comfort Suites: 352-751-5788; Marriott: 352-753-8686
Camping On Grounds: For accommodations and RV/Trailer camping sites, please contact 352-750-5500 x231.
Directions to Show for Competitors: From I-75 North: Stay on CR 25 until you reach Griffin Ave. Turn left and follow the road until you see Competitor Entrance approx. 1.5 miles. Follow the signs to the parking area. Make a right into the parking area. From I-75 South: Once on CR 25 at the next light make a right onto Griffin Ave. Follow the road until you see Competitor Entrance approx. 1.5 miles. Follow the signs to the parking area. Make a right into the parking area.
Directions to Show for Spectators: From I-75 North: At Belleview Exit 341, Take Hwy 484 East to Hwy 441/27, turn right on Hwy 441/27 South. Turn left on CR 42 and continue to Weirsdale. Turn right on CR 25. Go to 2 miles. Turn left onto Marion County Road. Go 1.4 miles, Resort is on the right. From I-75 South: At Wildwood Exit 329, Hwy 44 East to SR 301 North. In Oxford, turn right onto CR 466 to Lady Lake. Turn left onto 441/27 North. Turn left onto CR 25 North. Turn right onto Marion County Road. Go 1.4 miles, Resort is on the right.