Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Latest Winona Horse Trials Updates

April 27 - Latest Updates:

  • Entries will be accepted through May 7th or until full.  Entries must be made on line and paid for on line via X Entries or
  • CANTER OH has donated a Five Star halter for the best scoring OTTB. E-mail with the following information: Rider, Horse, Registered name, Division. Please submit the following information if you have it: Registration #,  Sire, Dam, Sire of Dam, Breeder, Money won
  • Winona and many events in of Area VIII will be introducing the paper pinnies to be used in the plastic holders. The holders will be available for purchase at the discount price of $15.  If you are wearing an inflatable vest we request that you purchase a pinny holder.
  • Stone Gate Farm is hosting the Future Event horse classes the first time and we have a good group of youngsters coming including 3 stallion prospects. Evan Gearhart of Sugar Brook Farm in NY will be handling the 2 year old colt Secret Agent who is by Coconut Grove out of a Starman mare.  The other two colts are 3 year old TBs. Amber Bauman will be bringing her buckskin TB Endorsed Bullion all the way from Chicago and Rion Day’s gray colt War Child will be heading north from KY.  The competition will begin @ 3:00 on Fri May 13th
  • Western PA Eventing Assoc will be conducting a cross country walks for ALL interested Beginner Novice and Novice competitors at on Saturday May 14, 2011.  Riders will meet at the start box at a time to be determined (after show jumping) based on the schedule. Becka Simmons ( and Kyle Smith ( will be your leaders for the walk. The course walk will help you to focus on what issues you should be paying attention to when you look at a fence you will be jumping on cross country. Terrain, approach, the fence itself, going away from and what follows the fence will all be issues discussed. 
  • All competitors, volunteers, officials and support teams are encouraged to sign up for the Snap Snap texting service.  Receive information on your phone concerning course walk, posting of scores etc. Go to to sign up, it’s easy to do
  • The Winona Horse Trials begins the year long celebration of the Stone Gate Farm’s 25th Birthday for with various raffles and prizes being offered throughout the year.

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