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Team Blackhorse Competition, Waldingfield HDT

  • Saturday, July 13, 2013
  • 3:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 14, 2013
  • 4:00 PM
  • Waldingfield Estate, 55 Waldingfield Road, Ipswich, MA
  • 2


  • US veteran of any service, trained and supervised by Team Blackhorse.
  • US veteran of any service, trained and supervised by Team Blackhorse.
  • US veteran of any service, trained and supervised by Team Blackhorse.
  • Welcome to come, watch and cheer us on.

Registration is closed

This is a combined driving event, attendance is limited to trained members and volunteers.  Spectators are always welcome.

Rating: ADS
Use ADS CDE Entry Form

Entries Open: June 1 Entries Closed: July 1
Method of Accepting Entries: First come first served; wait list preference will be given to filling classes
Levels/Divisions: Training, Preliminary, Intermediate
Classes: VSE,Single and Pair Horses and Ponies
Prize List? No
Organizer(s): Holly Pulsifer, H: 978-356-3655;C: 978-500-6750, Fax: 978-356-4520; e-mail: (for all competition questions)
Secretary: Susan Koso, 281 Rowley Bridge St #5, Topsfield, MA 01983; H: 978-561-1735; C: 617-448-6941; e-mail: (for all entry questions)
Mail Entries to: Secretary


President of the Jury: Muffy Seaton, SC; Ground Jury: Deirdre Pirie, MA; Technical Delegate: Ellen Ettenger, FL; Course Designer: Holly Pulsifer; Veterinarian: North Shore Equine; Phone: 978-621-2641; EMT Service: Hamilton Police


Entry/Class Fees: $125, Includes ADS Competition Support Fee. Post Entry Fees: $50; Entry Fee Refund Policy: Refunded if before closing date. Stall Fee: $45, includes one bag of shavings; Stall Deposit: $25; Separate Check? Yes; Stall Refund Policy: Yes, if unused; Other Fees: None; Make Checks Payable to: Holliday M Pulsifer/Waldingfield

Tentative Schedule

Stable Opens: Sat, Noon; Secretary's Office Opens: Sat, 3 pm; Obligatory Course Walk and Briefings: Sat, 4 pm; Dressage: Sun, 8:30am Marathon: Sun, 1:30 pm; Cones: Sun, 9 am; Social Events: Refreshments at briefing and awards.


Test(s): Training Test #1; Preliminary Test #4; Intermediate Test #4
Ring/Warm-up area Footing: Grass / Grass
Other Dressage Info: VSE will have 30m x 60m ring


Terrain: Farm Roads; woods trails; gradual hills; may pass cows, wooden bridge; stream.
Level: Training; 1 Sections; approx 5 km; 4 Obstacles 3 gates
Level: Preliminary; 1 Sections; approx 6 km; 5 Obstacles 4 gates
Level: Intermediate; 1 Sections; approx. 6 km; 5 Obstacles 4-5 gates
Other: Condition for probable heat, cows, wooden bridge


Ring/Warm-up area Footing: grass
Level: Training; Clearance: standard track widths assigned as per ADS rules;
Level: Preliminary; Clearance: standard track widths assigned as per ADS rules
Level: Intermediate; Clearance: standard track widths assigned as per ADS rules
Tracks; see ADS rules Article 952

Other Information

Veterinary/Health Requirements: Negative Coggins within 1 year of show date
Stabling Information: in local stables within 5 miles of show grounds
Driver/Groom twice around allowed on marathon? (Article 917) Only if in different divisions
Misc. Show info: With a mid-July date, competitors must prepare for heat; bring extra water, condition well
Awards Offered: Ribbons 1-6.
Food Available on the Grounds: Yes
Accommodations: Google Ipswich, Topsfield, or Beverly, MA
Camping On Grounds: Limited; contact secretary
Camping Off Grounds: No local campgrounds
Directions to Show: Coming on Route 95 North or South; merge onto route 128, (Boston circumferential road); Get off at exit 20, and follow route 1A north 7 miles to Waldingfield Road. Turn left, go ½ mile to show grounds on right. Those stabling in the area will be sent directions to their stable.


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