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Golden Spike Horse Trials
June 7-9th

**Closing date extended to June 2nd with NO LATE FEES**

Join us at the Golden Spike Horse Trials!

This is a USEA recognized event offering divisions tadpole through preliminary. Tadpole will be x-rails up to 21" and you don't need to be a USEA member to participate!

To sign up, go to Xentry.

You can find additional information in the omnibus.

Questions about entries? Contact Sarah Andersen at SarahAndersenWPC@gmail.com

Questions about the show? Contact Kelli Munns at KelliMunnsWPC@gmail.com

Golden Spike Horse Trials Competitor Information

WASATCH PONY CLUB

Golden Spike Horse Trials

2024 

 

Thanks for showing with us!  Here’s some essential information to know about the upcoming show:

 

Before the Show

  1. Check Startbox to verify your entry is correct, including stall requests, RV spots, balances due, etc. If it is not correct, email SarahAndersenWPC@gmail.com as soon as possible!

  2. Make sure you have paid your balance due. Competitors who have not paid by end of day on June 2nd will be removed from the starter list (unless you make arrangements with the show secretary- Sarah Andersen)

  3. Ride times are subject to change. Review Startbox to verify ride times.

  4. GroupMe App will be used for updates during the show. It is your responsibility to stay informed. Be sure to download our group here: GroupMe for GSHT 

  5. Verify you are studying the correct dressage tests (USEF test A for preliminary/training/novice/beginner novice, USEF starter test for starter, USDF introductory A for tadpole).

 

Show Schedule

  1. Thursday

    1. Schooling Rounds 11:00-3:00 pm

    2. Rider Meeting 7:00 pm. Infield under Trees.

  2. Friday

    1. Dressage 8:00 am

  3. Saturday

    1. Jump judge briefing 8:00 am. Infield under trees.

    2. Cross Country 9:00 am

  4. Sunday

    1. Show Jumping 8:00 am. 

    2. Prelim - tadpole, reverse order of standing, awards to follow each division. Please remain mounted for awards.

 

Schooling

  1. Show jump schooling will be held on Thursday from 11:00 am-3:00 pm. 

    1. Sign up for rounds by 8:00 am Thursday morning by putting your name on this google sheet. Review the instructions and information about schooling on the sheet.

    2. If you have not paid for schooling rounds you will not be allowed to school fences, including the warm up fences.

    3. Each division has a window. The windows may change but will be posted on GroupMe and the show office.

  2. Dressage schooling will be held on Thursday from 11:00 am-3:00 pm. 

    1. The dressage schooling will NOT include a judge for this show.

    2. Sign up for rounds by 8:00 am Thursday by putting your name on this google sheet. Review the instructions and information about schooling on the sheet.

    3. If you have not paid for schooling rounds you will not be allowed to school around or in the dressage arenas.The track will be used for warm up

  3. The XC course is closed for schooling. It will open at 3:00pm to competitors to walk the course. 

  4. Competitors entering arenas once they have been closed will be disqualified.

 

At the Show

  1. Packets

    1. Pick up your packets at the show office Thursday between 9:30am-4:30pm or Friday starting at 7:00 am.The show office is located in Barn A.

    2. When you pick up your packet you will be asked to sign a USPC liability release. Minors will need a guardian's signature on the form. This is a requirement as this is a United States Pony Club fundraising event.

    3. Pay the amount owed and sign forms missing signatures if needed.  Payments can occur through PayPal (USPC DBA Wasatch Pony Club) or check (written to Wasatch Pony Club). You will not be given your packet until you have paid your balance.

  2. Stalls 

    1. Will be pre-bedded with shavings. No straw bedding is allowed. Bags of shaving will be available for purchase. $15 a bag. Pay with cash or use the QR code for our PayPal

  3. Dressage arenas

    1. Arena 1 is the arena in the infield

    2. Arena 2 is the arena on the track (east side)

  4. Warm Up Areas

    1. Utilize the racetrack for warm up, lunging, etc.

    2. Warm up jumps for XC will be set in the infield. Jump so red flags are on your right. Call jumps before jumping and be aware of surroundings.

  5. Dressage tests can be picked up outside of the show office. Tests not claimed by the end of the show will be disposed of.

  6. During the show, notify a show official immediately if you see a problem on the course.

  7. If a rider comes off a horse or is hurt in any way, check in with the show office to file an incident report.


 

Additional Notes

  1. Directions from I-15: Exit 346, turn east on Pioneer Rd, go 1 mi., turn north on Depot Drive. Go 0.5 mi., cross RR tracks, enter South Gate, immediately turn east at stop sign into Golden Spike Event Center. Stabling is SE of Rodeo Arena (follow signs for Barn A).

  2. Showers are available at the facility. Ask the show office for directions.

  3. Wasatch Pony Club is the proud steward of the Golden Spike Cross Country (XC) Course so that it can remain free and open to the public. We only restrict riding the course during our event. We welcome the equestrian community to use the XC course as much as possible, including Sunday after our event. Golden Spike Event Center rents out the track and XC course for private events which then close the course to public use. You should always check the GSEC website for racetrack closures which also close the XC course.  

  4. We welcome your donations as Wasatch Pony Club alone maintains the course. Donate through PayPal to USPC DBA Wasatch Pony Club

  5. Golden Spike is allowing participants to stay the night in the living quarters of their trailers, but you must be in the back parking lot, east of Barn A. No tents! 

  6. Golden Spike Event Center’s policy is “no outside food or drink.” Concessions will be available Saturday.

  7. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. 

  8. NO UNAUTHORIZED MOTORIZED VEHICLES are allowed on the racetrack; this includes ATVs and motorcycles, as well as cars and trucks. Golden Spike Event Center is insisting we enforce this. Handicap access is authorized and golf cart shuttles are available for transport, if needed.

  9. ALWAYS exit the track/move out of the way when work crews come to water and harrow. Do not make the driver wait for you. 

  10. Info about who to call for facility questions/needs (stall concerns, power, etc) is on the board at Barn A east side in the middle.

 

Officials & Judges

  1. President of the Ground Jury: Nicki Carson, MD

  2. Technical Delegate: Wendy Wergeles, CA

  3. Dressage Judge: Beth Wheeler, SC

  4. Cross-Country: Adri Doyal, TX

  5. Show Jumping: Todd Smryl, UT

  6. Medical Representative: Dr. Karen Bossler

  7. Safety Representative: Dr. Brian Smith

  8. Rider Representative: Kathleen Boyle- 435-841-1938

  9. Veterinarian: Dr. Marci Crane, Bayview Animal Hospital - 801.395.4783

  10. Farrier: Tim Bunot, 801-528-8777

  11. Show Organizer: Kelli Munns KelliMunnsWPC@gmail.com

  12. Show Secretary: Sarah Andersen 435-757-8881. SarahAndersenWPC@gmail.com



 

THANKS FOR ENTERING AND WE HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME AT THE SHOW!

The Chicken Event 2024

The 2 Phase is $90

Stabling available

Schooling on Friday! $30 for XC & $30 for dressage

Questions? Contact SarahAndersenWPC@gmail.com

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WASATCH PONY CLUB

The Chicken Event

Rider Information 2024 

 

Thanks for showing with us!  Here’s some essential information to know about the upcoming show:

 

Before the Show

  1. Check Startbox to verify your entry is correct, including stall requests, RV spots, balances due, etc. If it is not correct, email SarahAndersenWPC@gmail.com as soon as possible!

  2. Ride times are subject to change. Review Startbox to verify ride times.

  3. GroupMe App will be used for updates during the show. It is your responsibility to stay informed. Be sure to download our group here: GroupMe for the Chicken Event 

  4. Verify you are studying the correct dressage tests (USEF test A for training/novice/beginner novice, USEF starter test for starter, USDF introductory A for grasshopper).

 

Schooling

  1. XC schooling will be held on Friday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 

    1. You will need to have the designated “WPC XC schooling” pinny paper that will go in your pinny holder. These can be picked up in the show office anytime on Friday. Without this specific paper, you will be asked to leave the XC course.

    2. Please be courteous of other riders on the course. Fences will be flagged. Riders must jump fences in the direction they are flagged (red on right).

    3. The north water complex will be closed for schooling to preserve the footing for Saturday.

    4. Only horse/riders that have PAID FOR SCHOOLING are permitted on the XC course.You will not be allowed to hand walk or lunge horses on the XC field.

  2. Dressage schooling will be held on Friday from 3:00-7:00 pm

    1. Times are SCHEDULED (check schedule attached to email). Make sure you are on time and prepared for your round.

    2. Schooling will be in the infield dressage arena (ring 2)

    3. The track will be used for warm up

    4. Tests will be judged but the show office will not score the test - please grab your test from the judge after your ride or pick them up at the office at the end of schooling rounds.

    5. Coaching is allowed during the schooling round

  3. Arenas (dressage and the XC field) are closed when they are set up if you are not participating in a paid schooling round. Unauthorized riders and horses in the arenas or moving signage (including their trainers) will be disqualified from ribbons. 

 

At the Show

  1. Packets

    1. Pick up pinny #s at the show office Friday between 8am-5pm or Saturday starting at 7:00 am.The show office is located in Barn A. Your pinny will be used for both dressage and XC phases.

    2. When you pick up your rider numbers you will be asked to sign a liability release. Minors will need a guardian's signature on the form. This is a requirement as this is a United States Pony Club fundraising event.

    3. Pay the amount owed. Payments can occur through PayPal (USPC DBA Wasatch Pony Club) or check (written to Wasatch Pony Club). You will not be given your rider number until you have paid your balance.

  2. Rider medical armbands or bracelets must be worn while mounted (yes, even in dressage).

  3. Stalls 

    1. Will be pre-bedded with shavings. No straw bedding is allowed. No bagged shavings will be available for purchase, please plan ahead :)

  4. Dressage arenas

    1. Ring 1 is the arena on the track

    2. Ring 2 is the arena in the infield arena 

  5. Warm Up Areas

    1. Utilize the racetrack for warmup, lunging, etc.

    2. Warm up jumps for XC will be set in the infield. Jump so red flags are on your right. Call jumps before jumping and be aware of surroundings.

  6. Dressage tests can be picked up outside of the show office on May 11th. Tests not claimed by the end of the show will be disposed of.

  7. During the show, notify a show official immediately if you see a problem on the course.


 

Additional Notes

  1. Directions from I-15: Exit 346, turn east on Pioneer Rd, go 1 mi., turn north on Depot Drive. Go 0.5 mi., cross RR tracks, enter South Gate, immediately turn east at stop sign into Golden Spike Event Center. Stabling is SE of Rodeo Arena (follow signs for Barn A).

  2. Wasatch Pony Club is the proud steward of the Golden Spike Cross Country (XC) Course so that it can remain free and open to the public. We only restrict riding the course during our event. We welcome the equestrian community to use the XC course as much as possible, including Sunday after our event. Golden Spike Event Center rents out the track and XC course for private events which then close the course to public use. You should always check the GSEC website for racetrack closures which also close the XC course.  

  3. We welcome your donations as Wasatch Pony Club alone maintains the course. Donate through PayPal to USPC DBA Wasatch Pony Club

  4. Golden Spike is allowing participants to stay the night in the living quarters of their trailers, but you must be in the back parking lot, east of Barn A. No tents! 

  5. Golden Spike Event Center’s policy is “no outside food or drink.” Concessions will be available Saturday.

  6. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. 

  7. NO UNAUTHORIZED MOTORIZED VEHICLES are allowed on the racetrack; this includes ATVs and motorcycles, as well as cars and trucks. Golden Spike Event Center is insisting we enforce this. Handicap access is authorized and golf cart shuttles are available for transport, if needed.

  8. ALWAYS exit the track/move out of the way when work crews come to water and harrow. Do not make the driver wait for you. 

  9. Info about who to call for facility questions/needs (stall concerns, power, etc) is on the board at Barn A east side in the middle.

  10. Show Organizer: Kelli Munns (KelliMunnsWPC@gmail.com)

  11. Show Secretary: Sarah Andersen (SarahAndersenWPC@gmail.com)

 

THANKS FOR ENTERING AND WE HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME AT THE SHOW!

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