Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Post Event Letter to Competitors

Hi All,
Well now that the dust has settled (actually it’s pretty wet right now) and clean up begins I thought I would take a moment to thank you for entering the Stone Gate Farm Horse Trials last weekend.  I realize that some of you didn't make it for various reasons and I hope that your horses are doing better, for some the weekend didn't go quite according to plan and for many others it was a pretty good weekend.  It is my goal to have more people in the 'had a pretty good weekend' category.  Check out this video of  ‘first timer’ Alexandra Foltz and Jiminy Cricket …I think they definitely had a good time.

The Gazebo Frame
The Gazebo Roof
My first goal is to provide safe, challenging (appropriate for the level) cross country and show jumping courses that are educational and fun for the horses and the riders.  However, I realize that there is more to a successful event than nice courses.  We continue to try to make improvements that will make your stay more pleasant and user friendly.  This year we added stall gates to the pipe barn and we’re still trying to figure out a way to improve the main barn (we take the gates off and store equipment and jumps in them) and Dave built two shelters ( check out  Dave's 'Big Idea" for more pics and the rest of the story) with seating for dressage and show jumping.  The gazebo for the dressage warm up area didn’t quite get done in time but it will be done by the end of the week.  The big plan for 2012 is building an all weather show jumping ring and derby field in the current cross country warm up near the stabling barns. The new PA didn’t work as expected so that is still on the ‘to do’ list as well as improving the few trails on cross country. In any case I would appreciate feedback from you so we can continue to upgrade, our facility (as time and money allows) and make your stay here more pleasant.


Friday, September 16, 2011

Helpful Links to Keep You in the Loop @ the Event

Here are two links to help you keep up with what's going on at the Stone Gate Farm Horse Trials. Start Box Scoring is the place to go for entry status, times, live scores and results.  Send this link to family and friends who can't be at the competition with you but would like to follow along.

Since we still haven't been able to upgrade the PA system you might want to consider signing up for the  Snap Snap Message system.  You will be able to receive test messages regarding the schedule (are we on time or not), posting of scores and more.  Click here to sign up, it's easy to do.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Jumper Show & XC Pace Entry Form

Entry Form                                    


Jumper Classes: $10 / class pre-entry
                            $15/ class post entry
Cross Country Pace: $20 pre-entry (includes a practice round)
                            $25 / post entry
Additional Pace Rounds: $10 each
Stabling: $25 ~ $20 (separate check) stall cleaning deposit is required. Check will be destroyed is stall is left clean
Pre-Entries must be received by Tues Oct 11th
Ribbons will be awarded through 6th place at the end of each class.  
ASTM/SEI Approved Helmets are required while mounted!
Safety Vests are required for the Cross Country Pace
Medical armbands are recommended & are required for Minors if a parent is not on grounds


Send completed and signed entry and check payable to Stone Gate LLC & mail to:
                                    E-mail: organizer@stonegatefarm.org                                        Jackie Smith
                        Phone: 330-222-2089                                                     31407 Schneider Rd.
                        Website: www.stonegatefarm.org                                                 Hanoverton, OH 44423

Please use separate form for each horse and indicate the class(es) you wish to enter below:

Home Phone:

City, State
Cell Phone:
Horse’s Name:

Division Order:
Mark Class #
Division Order
Mark Class #

Novice ~ max height 2’11”

   1. Intro Jumper

   10. Novice Jumper

   2. Intro Jumper

   11. Novice Jumper

   3. Intro XC Pace

   12. Novice XC Pace

Starter ~ max height 2’

Training ~ max height 3’3”

   4. Starter Jumper

   13. Training Jumper 

   5. Starter Jumper

   14. Training Jumper

   6. Starter XC Pace

   15. Training XC Pace

Beginner Novice ~ max 2’7”

Preliminary ~ max height 3’7”

   7. Beginner Novice Jumper

   16. Preliminary Jumper

   8. Beginner Novice Jumper

   17. Preliminary Jumper

   9. Beginner Novice XC Pace

   18. Preliminary XC Pace

Stabling: $25


RELEASE: I understand that this is a high risk sport and I am participating at my own risk.  I hereby assume this risk and further do hereby release and hold harmless the Organizers & owners of the property (Dave & Jackie Smith) Stone Gate LLC, its officers, trustees, members and volunteers from all liability for negligence resulting in accidents, damage, injury, death, or illness to myself and to my property, including the horse or horses which I will ride at this event.

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Rider’s Signature (parent or guardian if under 18)                                                  Date

Jumper Show & Cross Country Pace Competition Flier

 NEW Jumper Show and Cross Country Pace Competition
Sat Oct. 15th

The Jumper Show will be held in the sand dressage rings and there will be two classes / level.  All classes will be run under Table IV Sec. 1 which is based on faults and closest to optimum time. Entry Fees: Pre-Entry $10 / class     ~       Post-Entry $15 / class

Levels Offered & Tentative Schedule
Start Times (will NOT start before the times listed below)

  • Intro – x-rails to 1’                  Speed 240mpm            10:00
  • Starter – 2’                             Speed 280mpm            11:00
  • Beginner Novice – 2’7”         Speed 300mpm            12:00
  • Novice – 2’11”                        Speed 320mpm            1:00
  • Training – 3’3”                       Speed 325mpm            2:00
  • Preliminary – 3’7”                  Speed 350mpm            2:30

The Cross Country Pace competition will be held in the field where the back pond, bank complex and the show jumping is usually held.  There will be a measured distance of approximately 600m with up to six inviting cross country fences.  Each rider will get one practice timed round before the competition ride.  The winner will be the rider closest to the optimum time without going over.  Riders may ride additional rides at the same level with the best score counting for ribbons.  Riders may also enter multiple levels.
Entry Fee: Pre-Entry $20     ~       Post-Entry $25     ~      $10 for each additional round

Levels Offered & Tentative Schedule
Start Times (will NOT start before the times listed below)
  • Intro – up to 1’                        Speed 240mpm            11:00
  • Starter – 2’                             Speed 280mpm            12:00
  • Beginner Novice – 2’7”         Speed 325mpm            1:00
  • Novice – 2’11”                        Speed 350mpm            2:00
  • Training – 3’3”                       Speed 450mpm            3:00   will include a steeplechase fence
  • Preliminary – 3’7”                  Speed 520mpm            3:30   will include a steeplechase fence

ALL proceeds will go towards the development of a NEW all weather Show Jumping AND Derby Field