Friday, March 21, 2014

It’s Officially Spring and Opening Date for Winona is Just Around the Corner

 Although yesterday was the first day of spring it doesn’t quite feel like it but the birds are singing and the horses are shedding so good weather can’t be far behind and of course the ‘Eventing Season’!!  Just a reminder that the 29th Winona Horse Trials OPENS next Tues March 25th!  Don’t let the fact that it is snowing yet again deter you from taking advantage of the ‘early bird special’.  If you enter between the opening date and April 8th you get a $20 savings and if for whatever reason you have to scratch you have one week after the closing date to withdraw & get a full refund less the $25 office fee. 

Earlier today
A few hours later ;)
Be sure to check out the NEW Stone Gate Farm website.  The Horse Trials page has a lot of information on it that should answer most of your questions and links to many useful sites.  Below are a few reminders before you make your entry:
  • If you enter via X-entry, which is the preferred method of entry, don’t forget that your entry will not be considered compete until a signed entry form, coggins and payment is received. If not received within FIVE days of making an on-line entry; the entry will be removed from the entry list until complete
  • Entry checks and stall cleaning deposit checks must be separate checks. The deposit check will be destroyed if stall is stripped. 
  •  Separated checks per horse entered is preferred
  • Western Reserve Pony Club is offering a stall cleaning service again this year as a fundraiser.  If you pay for this service with your entry you don’t NOT have to send the stall cleaning check 
  •  Chopped straw will be put in stalls unless otherwise indicated.  If you would like to order shavings you may order when making your entry or order anytime using the on-line order form. 
  •  All TB owners who would like to be eligible for TIP Awards must submit their horses TIP number before the start of the competition  
  • All Beginner Novice horses and riders must have ID 3’s.  There is no charge …. Read more         
  • The Starter test will run all 3 phases on Sat and do not have to pay association fees
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·         If you can’t make it to compete; we are always looking for a few good volunteers.  For more information check out the Volunteer page on the website and sign up using the new sign up genius where you can pick the job and time you would like to work.

We’re looking forward to the arrival of spring and your entries ;)