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Saturday April 22, 2017
Eastern CT Draft Horse Association 2017 Annual Plow Match & Obstacle Competition
University of Connecticut Lee Farm
Corner of Rte. 44 & North River Road, Coventry, CT
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Rain date April 23, 2017
Obstacles Start at 10:00 am
Teamsters Meeting 10:30am
Plowing Starts – 11:00am Sharp
Proof of current Rabies, Coggins, (and health certificate for out of state entries) must be presented before horses are unloaded as required by the State of Connecticut – No exceptions
Coffee and Donuts will be available for purchase at this event.
Bring your own lunch and water for your horses.
For plowing, we will start with team walking plow. Second will be the Junior Plow. Third will be the men’s/lady’s sulky one-way. Final is Multiple Hitch
Team Walking – Men’s & Lady’s
Team Sulky One way – Men’s & Lady’s
Plowing Judge: Wes Hopkins
- Plots will be clearly marked with number on outside boundaries.
- All teamsters will be ready to plow in the order of plot.
- High Point Plowing Ribbon and prize will be awarded to the teamster in the plowing division with the most accumulated placement points.
- 6 ribbons will be awarded in each class and point value will be as follow:
1st place – 60 points; 2nd place – 50 points; 3rd place – 40 points
4th place – 30 points; 5th place = 20 points; 6th place = 10 points
To be eligible to qualify for Teamster of the Day, competitors must compete in at least one plowing event and one obstacle event.
- No bicycles will be allowed for the safety of horses and people as well.
- Animals must be in safe control of teamsters at all times
Details of event subject to change at the discretion of the committee.
Animals deemed to be unsafe by the committee may be asked to leave the event for the safety of all.
Team Stone Boat * Junior Team Stone Boat
Single Stone Boat * Junior Single Stone Boat
Obstacle Team * Junior Obstacle Team
Obstacle, Single * Junior Obstacle, Single
Obstacle Judge: Gene Swistowich
Obstacle and Log Skid Rules
- Teamsters under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Obstacle course will close at 4:00pm so that Teamster of the Day can be determined.
- Teamsters only competing in Obstacles and/or Stone Boat must complete their field events between 10:00am and 1:00PM. If there is no one using the course, competitors who are plowing can complete their obstacle/stone boat course.
- Obstacle/stone boat course will closed from 1:00pm to 1:30pm for lunch.
- Course will reopen at 1:30 for plowing competitors only.
- Time starts when teamster enters the ring (ground driving).
- Time stops when teamster leaves the ring (ground driving)
- Teamster must follow the course.
- The use of butt straps and/or yokes will be optional.
- The teamster with the lowest score will be the winner.
- First through sixth place ribbons will be awarded in each class.
- High Point Ribbon and trophy will be awarded to the teamster in the Obstacle Division with the most accumulated placement points.
- 5 points will be added for each ball knocked off cone. 10 points will be added for each cone knocked over.
- Time counts only if there is a tie for points.
A message of thanks to all of the club members and friends who worked so hard to make this event a success. Members helped out in many ways from publicity, expertise, humor, set-up, arranging for creature comforts, registration, & moral support.
ECDHA meets the third Tuesday of every month at Blue Slope Country Museum in N. Franklin @ 7:00pm.
All are welcome.
For more information on the club please visit our website at www.easternctdrafthorse.com
Plow Match Chairman: Erica Brenek
Committee Members: Gene Swistowich, Gary Kincad, Jackie Smakula, Dave Bradham, Terry Joesph, Zoe Freese
SAT & SUN, APRIL 22-23
Equine Wellness Fair 2017
10-5pm $15 per person per day $25 2-day pass Rain or Shine
Lectures and demonstrations to begin at 10:15 topics include:
Holistic nutrition, Myofascial Release, yoga on horseback, saddle fitting, homeopathic medicine, reiki, acupuncture, aromatherapy, going barefoot, emergency response and much more!!
Casey has been gathering unique experiences as an animal behaviorist and also as an organizational operations expert for many years. Sugarman spent 10 years in exotic animal case management as veterinary biologist at Boston’s New England Aquarium and was co-designer of the Aquarium’s Public-Interactive Veterinary Hospital. Sugarman has translated decades of behavior/choice-intense experience into applications that improve human social dynamics.
The schedule is now online and yes there will be some changes but I think it looks fantastic. I hope you will agree.
Sunday May 21st, 2017
Rain Date June 18th
57 th SPRING OPEN HORSE SHOW BENEFITTING FAIRFIELD COUNTY 4-H
67 STONY HILL ROAD, BETHEL CT 06801
Both Rings and Hunt Course open for schooling until show begins. After that schooling $5/round prior to class.
Manager has right to change or adjust classes and/or schedule.
CLASSES START AT 8:30 AM
|Ring 1 8:30 am||Ring 2 8:30am||Hunt Course 9am|
|101 Open Equitation Flat
102 Open Equit O/F 2’6”
103 Open Equit O/F 2’6”
104 Hunters 2’6” O/F
105 Hunters 2’6” O/F
106 Hunters 2’6” u/s
601 FC4-H Clover 2’6” Medal Class
107 Children’s Equit Flat
108 Children’s Equit 2’3”
109 Children’s Equit 2’3”
110 Hunters 2’0” O/F
111 Hunters 2’0” O/F
112 Hunters 2’0” u/s
602 FC4-H Clover 2’0” Medal Class
124 Leadline- Walk Only
125 Advanced Lead- W/T
113 SS Equit. Flat (W/T)
114 SS Equit. Flat (W/T/C)
115 SS Equit. 18” x-rails
116 SS Equit.18” x-rails
117 LS Equit. Flat (W/T)
118 LS Equit. Flat (W/T/C)
119 Lt Equit. 18” x-rails
120 LS Equit. 18” x-rails
121 18” Crossrail Hunters
122 18” Crossrail Hunters 123 18” Crossrail Hunt U/S
603 FC4-H Clover 18” x-rail Medal
Tentative Lunch Break
Stick horse race for youth under 10 Stick horses provided
126 Advanced W/T Equit
127 Adv. W/T Equit 12” x’s
128 Adv. W/T Equit 12” x’s
129 Intermediate WT Equit
130 Inter. W/T Ground poles
131 Inter. W/T Grd poles
132 Beg W/T Equitation
133 Beg W/T Pleasure
134 Beg W/T Command
135 Walk/Trot Pleasure
136 Walk/Trot Pleasure
137 Walk/Trot Pleasure
|201 Walk/Jog Equitation
202 Walk/Jog Pleasure
203 Walk/Jog Command
205 Walk/Jog/Lope Equit
206 Walk/Jog/Lope Pleasure
207 W/J/L Command
209 Color Horse Equitation
210 Color Horse Pleasure
211 Color Horse Command
212 Horse/Pony Pleasure
213 Horse/Pony Pleasure
214 Horse/Pony Pleasure
Schooling in Ring
Trail Classes- riders must complete trail course prior to 11 am
VSE Starting no earlier than 11:30
401Adult VSE Halter
402Adult Disc. In-Hand
403Youth VSE Halter
404 Youth Disc In-Hand
405 Adult Jumper In-Hand
406 Youth Jumper In-Hand
407 Adult Obstacle In-Hand
408 Youth Obstacle In-Hand
421 Adult VSE Turnout
422 Adult Reinsmanship
423Adult Working Pleasure
424Youth VSE Turnout
426 Youth Working Pleas
427 Youth VSE Cones
428 Adult VSE Cones
|301 Green Hunter 2’0”O/F
302 Green Hunter 2’0”O/F
303 Green Hunter 2’0”O/F
304 Green Hunter U/S
305 Low Hunter 2’3”O/F
306 Low Hunter 2’3”O/F
307 Low Hunter 2’3”O/F
308 Low Hunter U/S
309 Handy Hunter 2’3”O/F
310 Handy Hunter 2’3”O/F
311 Handy Hunter 2’3”O/F
312 Handy Hunter U/S
313 Hunter Pleasure
314 Hunter Pleasure
315 Hunter Pleasure
604 Kentucky Classic Medal Class
For More Information 203-207-3264;
For a prize book www.fairfieldcounty4h.org or call 203-207-8440