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General Information for Starter Trials

2018 Plantation Field Starter Horse Trials Series

Organizer: Plantation Field Equestrian Events, Inc.

Location: Mr. Cuyler Walker's Plantation Field, Rt.#82, Unionville, PA

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      1. Sunday, May 13, 2018
        • Opening date:  Tues, April 3, 2018
        • Closing date: Tues, April 24, 2018
        • Times posted: Thurs, May 9, 2018
      2. Sunday, June 10, 2018
        • Opening date:  Tues, April 24, 2018
        • Closing date: Tues, May 22, 2018
        • Times posted: Thurs, June 7, 2018
      3. Saturday, November 3, 2018
        • Opening date: Tues, Sept. 16, 2018
        • Closing date: Tues, Oct 16, 2018
        • Times posted: Wed, Oct. 30, 2018


Officials: TBD

Manager - Plantation Field Equestrian Events, Inc.

Secretary - Bambi Glaccum
1420 Doe Run Rd.
P.O. Box 82
Unionville, PA 19375
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Cell/Text: (610) 316-0450
Phone: (610) 347-2024
Fax: (610) 347-1001

Judges - TBA

Description of Courses and Jumps

All courses are designed to be the same as our recognized courses with possible modifications. They will include for Training and Novice: logs, water, oxers, jumps up hill, jumps downhill, and a ditch. Elementary and Beginner Novice courses are very straight forward introducing horses to going cross country and requiring riders to go uphill and downhill and jump fences and logs in a very easy manner. Beginner Novice may have water and a simple ditch.

Plantation Field Starter Trials Divisions

Elementary Division: EH (Elementary Horse) or ER (Elementary Rider)

  • Introduction to Eventing for the beginning Horse Trials enthusiast
  • Dressage: USDF 2015 Introductory Test A
  • Cross Country: 6-10 fences approximately 18", Speed not to count.
  • Stadium Jumping: fences 18". 

Introductory Division: IH (Introductory Horse), IR (Introductory Rider)

  • Straight forward courses encouraging the horse/rider. Will not be timed.
  • Dressage:USEF 2018 Beginner Novice Eventing Test A
  • Cross Country: 10-14 fences, approximate height 2'
  • Stadium Jumping: 8-10 fences, max height 2'

Beginner Novice Division: BNH (Beginner Novice Horse), BNR (Beginner Novice Rider)

Novice Division: NH (Novice Horse), NR (Novice Rider)

  • Novice Horse Trials, but not timed.
  • Dressage: USEF 2018 Novice Eventing Test A
  • Cross Country: 16 -20 fences max height 2' 11"
  • Stadium Jumping: 9 - 11 fences max height 2' 11".

Training Division: TH (Training Horse), TR (Training Rider)

Entry Instructions

    1. Our preferred method of entry is to enter ELECTRONICALLY online at www.evententries.com. Pay with credit card at Event Entries, use our downloadable Starter Trials entry form for signature page or use a 2016 USEA Horse Trials Entry Blank. Then you may scan the documents and email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or, fax them to 610-347-1001 or snail mail everything to Bambi Glaccum, P.O. Box 82, Unionville, PA 19375. Please put birthday in on entry blank so we know which competitors are juniors. All entries must have a valid email address as all communications are done through email. All entry blanks must be signed and must be received on or before closing date. NOTE: We have changed the closing date to coincide with the Tuesday which the USEA uses in order to better educate the eventing public. No one will be scheduled until payment is received.
    2. Proof of negative Coggins within 12 months must accompany entries.
    3. Entry Fees: $100.00 all divisions.
      Volunteers: $75.00
      Pony Clubbers: $90.00
      Post entries MAY BE accepted electronically through Evententries.com and must be paid by credit card only at $125.00 per entry after the closing date. 
    4. Make checks payable to: Plantation Field Equestrian Events "PFEE" and mail entries to: Bambi Glaccum, 1420 Doe Run Rd., P.O. Box 82, Unionville, PA 19375 (610)347-2024(phone), 610-347-1001(fax), (610)316-0450 (cell).
    5. Entries will be accepted based on postmark date. Management reserves the right to cancel or divide entries as deemed necessary.
    6. Refunds: Before Closing Date minus $5.00 office fee. No refunds after Closing Date.
    7. Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds if the event is cancelled.