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Team Blackhorse Competition, Celtic Cross HDT - Canceled!

  • Friday, August 02, 2013
  • 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 04, 2013
  • 4:00 PM
  • Celtic Cross Farm, 38 Ziemba Rd., Dudley, MA. 01571
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  • US veteran of any service, trained and supervised by Team Blackhorse.
  • US veteran of any service, trained and supervised by Team Blackhorse.
  • US veteran of any service, trained and supervised by Team Blackhorse.
  • Welcome to come, watch and cheer us on.

Due to recent rains, the fields were washed out, and the event had to be canceled.  We look forward to attending this event next year.


This is a combined driving event, attendance is limited to trained members and volunteers.  Spectators are always welcome.

August 3-4, 2013

Entries Open: June 23 Entries Closed: July 23
Method of Accepting Entries: First come first serve
Levels/Divisions: Training, Preliminary, Intermediate
Classes: Dressage, Marathon, Cones: Single Pony, Single Horse, Pair
Ponies, Pair Horses all levels, VSEs Training and Preliminary
Prize List? No
Organizer(s): John St. Cyr, 38 Ziemba Rd. Dudley, MA 01571; H: 508- 943-9709; C: 774-230-8216; e-mail:
Secretary: Mug Tomany, P.O. Box 253, Thompson, CT 06277; H: 860-923-3302; C:860-933-5045; e-mail: mtomany@sbcglobal. net
Mail Entries to: Secretary


President of the Jury: John Greenall, VT; Ground Jury: Lisa Singer, PA; Technical Delegate: Holly Pulsifer, MA; Course Designer: Mug Tomany; Scorer: Mike Tomany; Veterinarian: Tuffs Ambulatory
Care, 860-974-2780; EMT Service: Dudley Fire Department


Entry/Class Fees: $200; Post Entry Fees: $250; Entry Fee Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued only upon receipt of a veterinarian's certificate stating that the horse/pony is unable to compete due to illness or
injury. Full refund before closing minus $50 for administrative fee. Stall Fee: $120; Stall Deposit: $25; Separate Check? Yes; Stall Refund Policy: stall fees are not refundable. Stall must be stripped
and deposit will be refunded upon inspection; Shavings for sale on the grounds $7 a bag. Other Fees: Dinner $30 per person; Make Checks Payable To: Celtic Cross Farm

Tentative Schedule

Stable Opens: Thurs. noon; Secretary's Office Opens: Thurs. noon; Vet Check: N/A; Course Walk and Briefings: Fri. 5 pm; Presentation: On the Move; Dressage: Sat. 8 am; Marathon: Sun 8:30 am; Cones: immediately after dressage; Social Events: Wine and cheese; following briefing and Dinner Saturday at 6:30 pm


Test(s): Training Test #3,Preliminary Test #3, Intermediate Test #2
Ring/Warm-up area Footing: Grass/Grass


Terrain: fields, gravel roads, some hills and multiple water crossings
Level: Training; 1 Sections; approx.4.5 km; 4 Obstacles
Level: Preliminary; 1 Sections; approx.5 km; 5 Obstacles
Level: Intermediate; 1 Sections; approx.5+ km; 5 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
Other: All levels may include a ziz-zag

Other Information

Veterinary/Health Requirements: Negative Coggins within 6 months out of state and proof of rabies
Stabling Information: portable stalls
Driver/Groom twice around allowed on marathon? (Article 917) Yes, but must inform organizer of intent upon entry.
Misc. Show info: motorized vehicles allowed per USEF Motorized vehicle statement. Dogs allowed on leash at all times.
Awards Offered: Ribbons 1st thru 6th place and First Place Award all classes. Special Awards: Division Champion and Reserve Champion each division
Food Available on the Grounds: Yes. Saturday and Sunday only
Accommodations: Comfort Inn: 508-347-3306, 215 Charlton Rd.(US 20), Sturbridge, MA. 01566; Hampton Inn: 855-217-3622, 328 Main St. Sturbridge, MA 01566
Camping On Grounds: Yes. No hook-ups
Directions to Show: Celtic Cross Farm, 38 Ziemba RD, Dudley, Ma. 01571 From Mass Pike Interstate 90: take Exit 9 Interstate 84 South. Go 1 mile to Exit 3A, RTE 20 East-Charlton. Go 6 miles to RTE 31 South Masonic Home Rd, turn right (sign says Dudley, gas station on right). Follow RTE 31 for 7 miles to Dudley Southbridge Rd, turn right, go 1/10 mile to Durfee Rd, turn left, go 1/10 mile to Ziemba Rd, turn left. Ziemba Rd becomes to driveway for Celtic Cross Farm. Total travel about 15 miles from Mass Pike to the farm.
Direction from Interstate 395 going north or south: From 395, take RTE 16 west. 16 ends and becomes RTE 12 South. Follow RTE 12 South through Webster Center approximately 2 miles. At junction of RTE 12 and RTE 197 (traffic light) go straight onto RTE 197 South, go 1.2 miles to 2nd light (Cumberland Farms). Turn right onto Airport Rd. Go 7/10 mile to 1st stop sign bear right onto Dudley Hill Rd, 1/2 mile to second stop stay straight onto Dudley Southbridge Rd, 1.3 miles to 3rd stop sign, go straight and take first left onto Durfee Rd, take first left onto Ziemba Rd this becomes driveway for Celtic Cross Farm. Total travel about 6.5 miles from 395 to the farm.

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