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Team Blackhorse Competition, Glen Willow CDE

  • Saturday, September 07, 2013
  • 6:00 AM
  • Monday, September 09, 2013
  • 4:00 PM
  • 100 Glen Willow Rd., Avondale, PA 19311

Combined Driving Event, Brad Bertele to drive ??Navigator and Groom to be announced. 


100 Glen Willow Rd., Avondale, PA 19311

September 7-9, 2013

Rating: ADS, USEF

Advanced: Use USEF Entry Form
Training, Preliminary and Intermediate: Use ADS Entry Form

Entries Open: June 15 Entries Closed: August 15

Method of Accepting Entries:
First come first served
Special Qualifications: N/A
Levels/Divisions: Training, Preliminary, Intermediate, Advanced
Classes: Singles, Pairs, Tandems and Teams for Horse and Ponies in each division.
Prize List? No
Organizer(s): Glen Willow CDE, 10 Bridge St. Milford, NJ 08848; C: 910.691.7735; e-mail:
Secretary: Ann Pringle, 3998 Lakeshore Dr., Black River, MI 48721; C: 910.691.7735; e-mail:
Mail Entries to:


President of the Jury: Peter Bonhof (NED); Ground Jury: Anne Marie Turbe, (FRA), Francois Bergeron, (CAN), Debbie Banfield, (USA), Emery Hinkley,(USA) President of Appeals: N/A; Technical Delegate: Ian Douglas, (GBR); Course Designer: Richard Nicoll; Assist. Course Designer: Richard Pringle; Veterinarian: TBA; Phone: TBA; EMT Service: TBA


Entry/Class Fees: Pre, Int. Adv. $230, Training Level - $175. (includes ADS $5 fee); Post Entry Fees: $300/$200; Entry Fee Refund Policy: Full refund before closing date less $50; After closing date entry fee only upon receipt of doctor or vet certificate less $50; Stall Fee: $160 Wed.-Sun. Additional nights $35.00 per stall; Stall Deposit: $50 per stall including tack stalls; Separate Check? Yes; Stall Refund Policy: No refund after closing date; Other Fees: Applicable ADS and USEF fees, see entry forms; Competitors’ Dinner: $40 per person. Camping: $200 with hook-ups; $100 no hook-ups. Make Checks Payable To: Glen Willow CDE

Tentative Schedule

Stable Opens: Wed. 1 pm; Secretary’s Office Opens: Wed. 1 pm; Packets Available, Thurs. 1 pm; Vet Check: Thurs. 3 pm – Adv. only; Course Walk and Briefings: Thurs. 4 pm; Presentation: On the Move; Dressage: Fri. 9 am; Marathon: Sat. 9 am; Cones: Sun. 9 am; Social Events: Welcome to GW party, Thurs. 5 pm; Competitors’ Dinner, Sat. 6:30 pm


Test(s): Training: Test #2; Preliminary: Test #2, Test #5 for Teams and Tandems; Intermediate: Test #7; Advanced: Single Pony and Horse: FEI Test 9; Pair Horse and Pony: Test 8b; Pony Teams: Test 8c; Horse Teams and Tandems: FEI Test 11.
Ring/Warm-up area Footing: Grass / Grass
Other Dressage Info: 2 rings. Training and Preliminary: 40 x 80 m. Intermediate and Advanced: 40 x 100m.


Terrain: Dirt roads, farm fields, woods
Level: Training; 1 Section (E), approx. 5 km, 4-5 Obstacles
Level: Preliminary; 3 Sections; approx. 12 km; up to 6 Obstacles
Level: Intermediate; 3 Sections; approx. 15 km; up to 7 Obstacles
Level: Advanced; 3 Sections; approx 17 km; up to 7 Obstacles


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
Level: Advanced; Clearance: per USEF rules

Other Information

Veterinary/Health Requirements: Negative Coggins within 1 year of show date; Advanced competitors: bring passports or negative Coggins for horse inspection and valid vaccination certificate. Photo copy of Coggins must be included with entry.
Stabling Information: Temporary tent stabling. Solid doors.
Driver/Groom twice around allowed on marathon? (Article 917) Competitors who wish to share navigators or equipment or to compete as driver in one entry and navigator in another or drive twice must provide this information on their entry.
Misc. Show info: Please include photocopies of all applicable association membership cards and Coggins with entry. All dogs must be leashed at all times in all areas. No exceptions. Golf Cart Rental: Renningers, 717-445-5442, ask for Mike.
Awards Offered: Trophy and ribbons per class.
Food Available on the Grounds: Yes.
Accommodations: Official and closest to show grounds: Fairfield Inn, 610-444-8995. Special rates, mention Glen Willow CDE. $109 standard room, $129 king suite per night. Block held until Aug. 23. Reserve early due to Mushroom Festival. (Note, not pet friendly.) Holiday Inn Express: 610-359-1700; Nottingham Inn: 610-932-4050; Comfort Inn: 610-933-4600; Mendenhall Inn: 610-388-2100; Best Western: 610-358-9400; Microtel: 888-619-9696; Hilton Garden Inn, Kennett Square: 610-444-9100; Brandywine River Hotel: 610-388-1200.
Camping On Grounds: Yes, reservations required on entry. RV sites next to stable. List RV length. $200.(one 30 amp, 120V electric outlet per site provided. Bring 30 amp or 20 amp adapter if needed. On
site camping without hookup: $100
Camping Off Grounds: No
Directions to Show: From South: I-95 to exit 100 (Northeast/Rising Sun) Rte 273 N to Rte 1 N (about 7 mi) to Rte 41 N. (Avondale/ Chatham exit). 2/10 mile to right on Woodview Rd. 8/10 mile to event on right. From North: I-95 or 295 S to Rte 322 W to Rte 1 S (about 12 mi) to Rte 41 N (Avondale/Chatham exit) then follow above directions. From West: Rte 30 E to Rte 41 S (approx 18 mi) thru village of Chatham; left on Woodview Rd., then follow above directions. From Northeast: Rte 202 to Rte 926 W to Newark Rd. (left) 2/10 mi to Spencer Rd, 2.5 mi to T (bear left onto Woodview Rd) bend around to right to event on left.

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