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2019 Spring Fun Driving Trial

Spectators and Volunteers Welcome!


Judges:  Dressage – Lisa Belliveau

                  Cones and Marathon – Gary Harris

        American Driving Society (ADS) Rules Apply


Entries:  First come, first served - Limited to 14   Entries

Special Qualifications: NSDS and NSEF member  

Equine must be safe outside a ring and in the company of other horses

Levels/Divisions:  Training Level - walk and trot only, no cantering

Classes:  VSE & Donkey, Pony, Horse, Single, Pairs

Prizes:  Ribbons and prizes awarded   


Organizers: NSDS Members, Sue & Steve Karrel & Brian Irving

Entry/Class Fees:  NSDS Members - Potluck Contribution for lunch.  Nonmembers - $10.00 fee to be applied to a 2019   NSDS membership, Spectators - Free (bring a contribution for the potluck lunch at noon) Limited stabling so competitors need to work from their trailer.  

9:00 am: Registration - Coffee, Tea and Muffins

10:00 am: Briefings and walk the cones course

10:30 am: Dressage - Training Level Test # 2

Cones:         After Dressage in adjacent field so no need to unhook.  Clearance is the carriage with the largest track width plus 40 cm

12:00 noon: Potluck Lunch

1:30 pm: Marathon - 3 obstacles in a large field with a good view for spectators and 2 obstacles on the trail. 1 is a water hazard at the end of the wood road, and the other obstacle is a grove of old hemlocks off the wood road.  There are small gentle hills in an open field and a wood road on sandy footing with hills.

Walk or trot only, cantering is not allowed.  Helmets required in all classes.  In marathon a safety vest is required for juniors and recommended for adults. (both driver and groom)   Groom can go on more than one entry.  Distance 4-5 km including hazards. VSE will be shorter. ( 1-2 km in a large field with 4 hazards all in the field)

3:00 pm: Presentations


 Driver name: ________________ VSE/Donkey ___ Pony ___ Horse ___ Pair _____

Equine name(s):  ________________________________________

Insurance:  NSEF # _____ NSDS Member _____   NSDS Nonmember _______

Email Entries to:   902 986 2280

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