WE NEED YOUR HELP AND GET IN YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS! COME JOIN US SUNDAY, MAY 4TH TO HELP CLEAN UP SPRING GULCH FOR THE SPRING GULCH HORSE TRIALS! We are starting at 9 am and will be there all day. ANY help at all is appreciated! Bring weed eaters, shovels, rakes, gloves, water! Thanks!

CCC/MSEA – check your horse too!

Dear MSEA/CCC members,

We wanted to remind you to ensure your HORSE is registered with MSEA by checking the list here:

If you do not see your horse listed, please do register soon.

If you signed YOURSELF up to be a CCC member this year, this qualifies you for CCC year end awards and MSEA rider awards.  If you want to be eligible for MSEA HORSE awards, you must register your HORSE with MSEA separately using this form:

As the form says, registration is $15 for one year or $35 for lifetime.  We recommend the lifetime membership, so you don’t have to worry about remembering to renew yearly.

CCC Board

Spring Gulch Pine Ridge CT, PP 4/26 Entry Forms

See Attached – The Snow is almost melted. Ready to Ride !  Great coming out of winter combined test, pair pace and dressage show. Also opportunity to school the water complex before show season starts. Come and support the USPC – Pine Ridge Pony Club.

Combined Test, Team Pace & Schooling Dressage Show


Saturday, April 26, 2014 – [ Snow date: Sunday, April 27, 2014 ]

Opening Date: March 4, 2014 – Closing Date: April 8, 2014

Closing Date means in the Secretary’s hands by that date
Secretary: Liz Smith, 28 Gordon Dr., Castle Rock, CO 80104. (303) 688-1409,
Make Checks Payable to PRPC.

Cross Country Water Schooling after event
additional $10 payable at event checkin.


Remember to bring water for your horse(s), there is no water available at Spring Gulch.

Information: This show is a benefit for Pine Ridge Pony Club. Funds from this benefit will help with Equine Educational opportunities for children in Pony Club. This is intended to be a fun day so we’ve relaxed many of the normal eventing rules. Dress is informal – ASTM Approved helmets and smiling faces required! You may carry a whip for dressage and even have your test read to you. You may use any safe bit or gadget you like for dressage and/or jumping.

Entries: Mail the completed Pine Ridge Pony Club Entry Form with payment to Secretary. Event includes your choice of any of the following: Dressage Test, Combined Test – Green as Grass through Preliminary, and/or Team Pace – individual or up to a four member team. Please submit a separate entry form for each Rider/Horse pair or for multiple rides in any discipline.

Entry Fees: Combined Test $60 each entry; Team Pace $35 per member of Team at same level; Dressage $25 each test. Draw checks to PRPC. Refunds/Substitutions before Closing Date with $10 fee. No refunds after closing date. If event is canceled due to extreme weather conditions funds will not be refunded. Entries are tax deductible. Park Entry fee of $5.00 per vehicle will be collected at gate. Entries recieved after Closing Date accepted if space permits, additional $20 fee.

Dressage Tests: USDF Introductory, USEF Eventing 2014 Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Preliminary, USEF Dressage Training, First or Second Level tests. Please specify test you will ride on the entry form.

Combined Test: See entry form for speeds and dressage test. Cross-country vests are highly recommended but are not required. Refusals count for Combined Test only.

Team Pace: See entry form for speeds. Cross country vests are highly recommended but are not required. Watches are NOT allowed because the team with the closest time to optimum wins! (We WILL be checking for watches at the start box so be prepared!) Refusals don’t count against you for Team Pace.

PRPC Club Sponsor: If you cannot attend this event, but would like to be a Pine Ridge Pony Club sponsor – $50.00.

Other: You can dress informal and you don’t need to braid. Coggins test is NOT required. Jumps are not required for Green as Grass division. Any Elementary or Beg. Novice fence may be jumped for the Elementary division. More than one rider may ride the same horse. Each rider may ride more than once – Please submit a separate entry form for each Rider/Horse pair or for multiple rides in any discipline. Veterinarian and Farrier on call.

Ride Times: will be emailed Thursday April 24, 2014. Course open for inspection after 3 p.m. on Friday April 15, 2014.

Awards: No awards will be mailed out. Please make arrangements for someone to pick up your award.


New USEA Policy

FYI – This is new USEA policy for this year for the Beginner Novice Level.
New policies effective December 1, 2013:

USEA requires that all competitors, including foreign competitors, be members of the USEA in order to compete at USEA-recognized competitions at the Novice level and above. In addition, all horses including foreign horses must be registered with the USEA with Full or Limited registration status. There will be no exceptions.

All Beginner Novice riders must have a USEA ID number. ID numbers do not require membership and can be created by going to the USEA home page and clicking on Online Services. Click “New User?” to create profile.

All horses competing at the Beginner Novice level must be registered with at least a Restricted status. There is no cost to register a horse at Restricted status, but the owner or rider must have a USEA ID number to register the horse.

The starter fees for all national and FEI competitions will now be $21.This includes an increase of $1.00 per starter levied on all starters to generate funds for equine research.


All riders, including Life members, must declare their amateur status each year.Amateur status is defined by USEF Rules for Eventing Appendix 3, Section 4.4.Please note: the default is that a rider is not an amateur. Members have seven days from the date of renewal to change their status. Once established, Amateur status remains the same for the rest of the membership year.

As per the Rules (EV106.2), entries are considered complete when all entry and stabling fees have been received.In the case of online entries paid by credit card through Xentry, entries are considered complete upon submission as the USEA guarantees payment to the organizer. Online entries paid by check are not considered “complete” until the check is received.

USEA Policy states: USEA Starter and Drugs & Medications Fees are not subjected to the competition office fee, and shall be returned to any rider within 30 days of the completion of the competition who withdraws prior to the start of the dressage test.


The USEA is available on Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM E.T. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact USEA Member Services by phone at (703) 779-0440 (2) or by email at