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frequently asked questions about the show...

Officers
President
Mr. Manuel Johnson
1st Vice President
COL (R) John F. Zugschwert
Treasurer
Mr. Albert Barber
Secretary
Ms. Punkin Lee

 

Board of Directors
Hon. Tom H. Anderson, Jr. Mr. John Madden
Mr. Albert Barber Mrs. Maggie Mangano
Ms. Cricket Bedford Judge R. Terrence Ney
Ms. Jeanne Blackwell Mrs. Ernest M. Oare
Mr. Shelby W. Bonnie Mrs. Francis O'Neill
Mrs. Elizabeth Busch Burke Dr. Betsee Parker
Mr. Jorge J. Carnicero Ms. Kim Prince
Mrs. Frank Courts Mr. John L. Richardson
Mrs. John B. Denegre Mrs. Barbara Roux
Mr. Joe Fargis General (R) Crosbie E. Saint
Mrs. C. Patrick Garner Mr. George N. Slater
Mr. Timothy Harmon Mr. Andrew Stifler
Dr. Manuel H. Johnson Ms. Tara Trout
Ms. Punkin Lee Mr. Nicholas E. Vanoff
Mr. Edward B. MacMahon, Jr. Colonel (R) John F. Zugschwert

 

Honorary Directors
Mr. Christopher Clarke
Mrs. William S. Stokes, III

Show Manager
Mr. Tommy Lee Jones

Show Secretary
Ms. Ginny McCarty

2011 Show Judges

The following have been invited to officiate.
The Show Committee reserves the right to vary, change, or add to these names,
should it become necessary.

HUNTER JUDGES - MONDAY
Kathleen Fillmore-Mills, Front Royal, VA
Lisa Hammerschmidt, Montpelier, VA

HUNTER / PONY BREEDING JUDGE
Richard Abbott, Cochranville, PA

HUNTERS, JUNIORS, PONIES & EQUITATION JUDGES
Linda Andrisani, Jackson, MS
Joe Darby, Southern Pines, NC
Mindy Minetto, Wellington, FL

CONNEMARA JUDGE
Sandy Costanzo - O'Brien, Brightwood, VA

IRISH DRAUGHT JUDGE
George Chapman, MFH, County Wexford, IRE

JUMPER JUDGES
Fred Brown, Newtown Square, PA
Leslie Brown, Glasgow, VA
Vince Dugan, Unionville, PA
Lewis Pack, Columbus, NC

STEWARDS
Wayne Eubank, Fredericksburg, VA
Glena Whirtanen, Phoenix, MD

SCHOOLING SUPERVISOR
Karen Golding, Wellington, FL

HUNTER COURSE DESIGNER
Glenn Y. Moody, Charlottesville, VA

JUMPER COURSE DESIGNER
Alan Wade, County Tipperary, IRE

 

ATTENTION ALL EXHIBITORS

UCHS will have two show offices - one for hunters and breeding entries and one for jumper entries Please keep all hunter and breeding entries and jumper entries completely separate ¬ therefore, duplicates of USEF cards, measurement cards, etc, will be needed for both entry groups Checks should be attached to the applicable entries If a horse is cross entering between the disciplines please fill out two entry forms

 

 

Every class offered herein which is covered by the rules and specifications of the current USEF Rule Book and will be conducted and judged in accordance therewith.

Life, senior active and junior active members shall be eligible to participate in all classes at Regular Competitions, Eventing Competitions at the Preliminary Level or above and Combined Driving Competitions at the Advanced Level, Dressage, Reining and Vaulting Competitions and Endurance Rides. A nonmember may participate as a handler, rider, driver, owner, lessee, agent, coach or trainer at Regular Competitions, Eventing Competitions, Dressage Competitions, Reining Competitions and Combined Driving Competitions upon payment of a $30 nonmember registration fee. Participants in the following classes are exempted from the Requirements of this rule:

1) leadline;
2) exhibitions;
3) games and races;
4) classes for 4-H members;
5) walk trot and academy classes (academy classes are classes limited to horses used regularly in a lesson program);
6) USDF introductory level tests, pas de deux and quadrille classes;
7) NRHA Endorsed Reining Competitions.
8) Opportunity classes,
9) citizens of other nations who have proof, in English, of current membership in good standing of their own National Federation,
10) USEA beginner novice division; and,
11) assistant handlers in Dressage Sport Horse Breeding classes.

In order to compete at a USEF licensed with hunter, hunter breeding, jumper and hunter seat equitation classes (except those activities enumerated above in GR901.9 items 1-9) each horse must be registered with the USHJA.

FEDERATION ENTRY AGREEMENT

By entering a Federation-licensed Competition and signing the entry blank as the Owner, Lessee, Trainer, Manager, Agent, Coach, Driver, Rider, Handler, Vaulter or Longeur and on behalf of myself and my principals, representatives, employees and agents, I agree that I am subject to the Bylaws and Rules of The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. (the “Federation”) and the local rules of the competition. I agree to be bound by the Bylaws and Rules of the Federation and of the competition. I will accept as final the decision of the Hearing Committee on any question arising under the Rules, and agree to release and hold harmless the competition, the Federation, their officials, directors and employees for any action taken under the Rules. I represent that I am eligible to enter and/or participate under the Rules, and every horse I am entering is eligible as entered. I also agree that as a condition of and in consideration of acceptance of entry, the Federation and/or the Competition may use or assign photographs, videos, audios, cable - casts, broadcasts, internet, film, new media or other likenesses of me and my horse taken during the course of the competition for the promotion, coverage or benefit of the competition, sport, or the Federation. Those likenesses shall not be used to advertise a product and they may not be used in such a way as to jeopardize amateur status. I hereby expressly and irrevocably waive and release any rights in connection with such use, including any claim to compensation, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, or to misappropriation. The construction and application of Federation rules are governed by the laws of the State of New York, and any action instituted against the Federation must be filed in New York State. See GR908.4.

1. The Show Committee reserves the right to limit the number of entries accepted in any division / class 1. (USEF Rule GR915). Entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis based on the date received in the horse show office until the number desired in each division. The Committee may vary the number accepted in each division/class in order to achieve the desired overall figure.
2. Management reserves the right to limit entries in any class, section or division, to deny, accept conditionally, or to cancel any entries, disqualify any riders or exhibitors, prohibit exhibition of entries, and cancel award prizes, without any claim for damages; to redesign any course, to add a dotted line, to cancel or combine any unfilled classes or to reschedule classes (after notice to exhibitors); to change rings or switch judges; to change criteria in hunter, breeding and jumper classes as the show warrants.

3. ENTRY CLOSING DATES:

  1. Hunter & Jumper Entries Close MAY 15, 2010 – Entries postmarked after 5/15/10 will be accepted if time and space permits for a $30 late fee.
  2. Hunter Breeding, Pony Breeding & Connemara Entries Close FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010 at NOON NO POST ENTRIES will be accepted after that time.
  3. Cleveland Bay and Irish Draught Entries Close MAY 15, 2010 – Entries postmarked after 5/15/10 will be accepted if time and space permits for a $30 late fee.
  4. Back from Track, Too Slow to Go & Thoroughbred Hunter Development Entries Close MAY 15, 2010 – Entries postmarked after 5/15/10 will be accepted if time and space permits for a $30 late fee.

4. Entries must be made on the regular printed form or a copy thereof and signed by the exhibitor (or his 4. agent), the trainer and the owner. A proper mailing address, telephone numbers and Social Security Number or Federal ID Number for each prize money recipient must be provided. To simplify your arrival at the show, please send the following items with your entries (Numbers will not be issued until all of the required information has been presented):

  • USEF and USHJA Membership Cards
  • Amateur Certification • Measurement Cards (Ponies & Junior Hunters)
  • Negative Coggins Certificate (within 12 months)
  • Health Certificates (within 30 days) for all out of state horses (must be available for inspection by a representative of the State Veterinarian upon request)
  • Home address and USEF/USHJA/VHSA/MHSA membership numbers for all trainers, riders & owners in USEF/VHSA Medals and Equitation.
5. All entries must be accompanied by payment of necessary fees. Checks may be made payable to Upperville Colt & Horse Show (UCHS). All stall orders must be accompanied with full payment for the number of stalls requested – each stall is $200 for the week. Open checks made payable to UCHS will be required for all entries before horse numbers will be given to the exhibitor.
6. Scratch Fee of $30 will be charged for each horse scratched. Horses scratched before May 15 will receive a full refund of all fees paid – less a $30 scratch fee. Scratches after May 15: refund of entry fees less a $30 scratch fee will be issued only upon notification and receipt of veterinarian’s certificate stating that the horse is not physically fit to be shown.
7. Prize money, except for Jumper checks, will be presented at the pinning of each class. Once prize money is presented, the show’s responsibility is terminated. Jumper checks can be picked up at the Jumper office and require a signature. IRS Form 1099 Misc will be issued to the owner as listed in the entry form.
8.Any rider, regardless of age, must wear properly fastened protective headgear, which meets or exceeds ASTM/SEI standards for equestrian use and carries the SEI tag, at all times when mounted.

9. Minors who do not have a valid driver’s license which allows them to operate a motorized vehicle in the state in which they reside will not be permitted to operate a motorized vehicle of any kind, including, but not limited to, golf carts, motorcycles, scooters, or farm utility vehicles, on the competition grounds of licensed competitions. Minors who have a valid temporary license may operate the abovedescribed motorized vehicles as long as they are accompanied by an adult with a valid driver’s license. Violations of this rule will be cause for sanctions against the parent(s), guardian(s) and/or trainer(s) who are responsible for the child committing the offense. Penalties may include exclusion of the child, parent(s), guardian(s), and/or trainer(s) from the competition grounds for the remainder of the competition and charges being filed against any of the above individuals in accordance with Chapter 6 and USEF Rule GR1301.7. Wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices for individuals with disabilities are exempt from this rule.

10. Jumping orders will be produced in accordance with USEF Rule HU158 and JP11210.
11. Courses will consist of any combination of the following: brush, wall, in and out, oxer, post and rails,. gate, aiken, panels.
12. Poling, including the use of offsets, is prohibited at all times.
13. There will be no schooling in the hunter rings or in the jumper rings at any time.
14. Dogs must be kept on leashes. Fines will be imposed for damage or interference caused by your dog. 14. The dog warden will be called if necessary.
15. Sharps Containers will be provided in the stable area. All exhibitors and their agents are responsible 15. for the proper disposal of medical waste.
16. Upperville Colt and Horse Show, Inc will not be responsible for any article of any kind or nature that 16. may be lost, destroyed or in any way injured. Each exhibitor shall be responsible for any injury that may be occasioned to any person whomsoever by any horses exhibited; and each exhibitor shall indemnify Upperville Colt and Horse Show, Inc against all claims or demands of any kind or nature that may grow out of injury occasioned by any horse exhibited, or arise from the negligence of the person in charge of such horse. Note agreement on entry form.
17. Upperville Colt and Horse Show, Inc. will not be responsible for any injury, whatsoever, to any spectator.
18. Exhibitors are on notice that any act of discourtesy or disobedience by them, their riders, grooms or 18. agents to the judges or officials shall disqualify their entry and the owner shall forfeit all fees and charges, including any and all prize money which he may have won at this show. The Horse Show management / directors shall have the power to disbar the offending individual from further competition and to have him and his entire exhibit removed from the grounds without being held liable for damage of any kind and this shall be accepted as a condition of entry.
19. Upperville Colt and Horse Show, Inc. reserves to itself the power to prohibit any person from attending or showing a horse in the ring and to remove any attendant or horse from the show without being liable for compensation.
20.

Management reserves the right to interpret all questions and conditions not covered by the USEF or these rules and regulations of the Upperville Colt and Horse Show. Should any questions or disputed arise that are not provided for in the rules, the same shall be referred to management and/or directors, whose decision shall be final.

The rules, as printed in the 2010 Prize List, have precedence
over the rules contained on this webpage, should there be a discrepancy.


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2010 ZONE III SPECIFICATIONS

  • Adult Amateur Hunter: To be ridden by an Amateur in possession of a valid Amateur Card. A rider in the Adult Amateur Division is not eligible to compete in any class where fence heights exceed 3’3” with the exception of the Children’s/ Adult Jumpers. Course shall consist of no less than eight fences. Fence height shall be 3’; spreads not to exceed height of fence. Riders who compete in the 3’3”Amateur Owner Hunter classes must show a horse they own in Adult Amateur Hunter classes if they compete in both at the same show. If the Adult Amateur is split two ways it must be split from 18 to 35 and from 36 and over. To be judged on performance, manners, way of going and soundness. Suitability as an Adult Amateur Hunter to be stressed. Horses to be jogged in accordance with HU132.
  • Children’s Hunter Horse 14 & Under: Open to horses only. To be shown by Junior Exhibitors, 14 years of age and under. A rider in the Children’s Hunter Division is not eligible to compete in classes where fences exceed 3’3”, except age group Equitation, Medal classes, Children’s/Adult Jumper and Pony Jumper Classes. Course shall consist of no less than eight fences. Fence height shall be 3’; spreads not to exceed fence height. To be judged on performance, manners, way of going and soundness. Suitability as a Children’s Hunter to be stressed. Horses to be jogged in accordance with HU 132.
  • Children’s Hunter Horse 15 - 17: Open to horses only. To be shown by Junior Exhibitors, 15 – 17 years of age. A rider in the Children’s Hunter Division is not eligible to compete in classes where fences exceed 3’3”, except age group Equitation, Medal classes, Children’s/Adult Jumper and Pony Jumper Classes. Course shall consist of no less than eight fences. Fence height shall be 3’; spreads not to exceed fence height. To be judged on performance, manners, way of going and soundness. Suitability as a Children’s Hunter to be stressed. Horses to be jogged in accordance with HU 132.
  • Children’s/Adult Jumpers: Open to Juniors and Adults holding a USEF Amateur Card. Riders in this division are not eligible to show in any other jumper classes where fence height exceeds 1.15m (3’9”) except equitation or Pony Jumper classes. Fence heights to be set at 1.05m (3’5”) to 1.10 m (3’7”) however the highest money class or Classic may be offered at 1.15m (3’9”).
    Pre-Green Hunter: A Pre-Green hunter is a horse in his 1st or 2nd year of showing over fences 3’ or higher at Regular Member Competitions or Combined Training Events. A 1st year horse must jump 3’ and a 2nd year horse must jump 3’3”. A horse cannot show in the Green Hunter Division or show over fences 3’6” or higher and still be eligible for Pre-Green. Reinstatement rules are the same as for Green Hunters. If a horse has been reinstated from 1st year green, it must show as a 2nd year pre-green horse. (Exception: Horses that have shown over 3’ as a Three Year-Old are eligible as 1st year pre-green the following year that they show.) This section will receive C-rated points.

Zone awards will be presented annually in each section.

UPPERVILLE COLT & HORSE SHOW

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 239
Upperville, VA 20185

FEDEX / UPS address:
PRIOR TO SHOW:

7260 Rectors Lane
Marshall, VA 20115

DURING SHOW ONLY:

8600 John Mosby Highway
Upperville, VA 20184


CONTACT INFORMATION
Office Phone: (540) 687-5740 ·
Office FAX: (540) 687-5741
Email: uchs@crosslink.net · Website: www.upperville.com

DURING SHOW ONLY
Show Grounds Phone: (540) 592-3858 · Show Grounds FAX: (540) 592-3187

The Upperville Colt & Horse Show wishes to extend our appreciation to the following for their generous assistance in 2010.


Corporate Sponsors

Belle Grey Farm
Pedigree
Norden Equine
Atares
Credit Suisse
Virginia Living
Ethel M Chocolates
Metro Golf Carts
Essex Classics

Dover Saddlery

Middleburg Bank

 

Teresa Ramsay

Al Cook

David Bell

Kathleen Davis

video camera

Equine Production Company II
PO Box 2198
Medford NJ 08055
www.TheEPCoGroup.com
Email: Ashley@TheEPCoGroup.com
Office Phone: 609-654-8933

Attracting over 20,000 spectators, the Upperville Jumper Classic and Pedigree County Fair offers one of the finest entertainment and family venues in the United States, with a heritage spanning 152 years. This high profile event features world-class show jumping, carriage driving speed competitions, Jack Russell Terrier races,pony rides, a petting zoo, other children's activities, and family oriented shopping in over 40 vendor booths.

 

The Upperville Colt & Horse Show offers a corporation various and unique opportunities to promote its products and services. local advertising, and product display at the event, afford corporate participants opportunities not available elsewhere.

A host of corporate entertainment and sponsorship packages are available ranging between $5,000 - $50,000.

Full details are available for download in our 2009 Corporate Sponsorship Guide.

  • Entertain in style within your 40 x 40 tent on Corporate Row
  • 10 x 10 attached catering tent
  • Enjoy the Grand Prix event within the 16 x 40 picket fenced terrace
  • Six (6) – Four (4’) Umbrella Tables in fenced terrace
  • Eight (8) - Four (4’) Round Tables within tent
  • Two (2) – Eight (8’) Rectangular Buffet Tables
  • Eighty-Four (84) Chairs
  • Two (2) private portable restrooms for your guests only
  • One Hundred (100) Official Horse Show Programs
  • Fifty (50) Reserve Parking Passes (admits all vehicle occupants)
  • One Hundred (100) Sunday General Admission Passes
  • Special Parking Directly behind tent for four (4) VIP cars • Two (2) service vehicle parking spaces

Chairman’s Tent Host is entitled to the following “Show Week” Entertainment & Benefits:

  • Two (2) Sponsor Passes
  • Two (2) tickets to Saturday “Wall of Honor” Luncheon
  • Full Page Ad in Official Horse Show Program
  • Catering is not included.


  • Entertain in style within your 20 x 20 tent on Corporate Row
  • 10 x 10 attached catering tent
  • Enjoy the Grand Prix event within the 16 x 20 picket fenced terrace
  • Two (2) – Four (4’) Umbrella Tables in fenced terrace
  • Four (4) - Four (4’) Round Tables within tent
  • Two (2) – Eight (8’) Rectangular Buffet Tables
  • Thirty-Six (36) Chairs
  • One (1) private portable restroom for your guests only
  • Thirty-Five (35) Official Horse Show Programs
  • Twenty-Five (25) Reserve Parking Passes (admits all vehicle occupants)
  • Fifty (50) Sunday General Admission Passes
  • Special Parking Directly behind tent for three (3) VIP cars
  • Two (2) service vehicle parking spaces

Executive Tent Host is entitled to the following “Show Week” Entertainment & Benefits:

  • Two (2) Sponsor Passes
  • Two (2) tickets to Saturday “Wall of Honor” Luncheon
  • Catering is not included.

For further information please contact us at Corporate Promotions or download the 2009 Corporate Sponsorship Guide.

Photos courtesy of Teresa Ramsey Photography & Bruce Smart.

Driving From Washington and Reagan Airport:

North via George Washington Memorial Parkway to 495 Beltway, South (Va.) 4 miles to Exit Route 66. West on Route 66, 6 miles to Route 50. Exit West to Winchester. Follow Route 50 approximately 25 minutes to Middleburg. Continue on Route 50 to Upperville. The show grounds are located on Route 50, 1 mile East of Upperville on the south side of the road.

Driving from Winchester:

East via Route 50 for approximately 22 miles.The show grounds are located on Route 50, 1 mile East of Upperville on the south side of the road.

Driving from Dulles Airport:

Exit airport, take 28 South to Route 50 West. Continue on Route 50 through Middleburg. The show grounds are located on Route 50, 1 mile East of Upperville on the south side of the road.

VANS: Free parking in a designated area on the Salem Jumper Side. No vans or trailers will be allowed to park
in the stable area on hunter or jumper side. Vans improperly parked will be towed at the owners expense.

RINGSIDE parking is available on the hunter side as well as the jumper side. There is a limited number of ringside
parking spaces for cars. Campers or other large/tall vehicles which block spectators' vision may not park at
ringside. Previous purchasers have first option.

SHIP INs / DAY PARKING: Free daily parking on Hunter side for hunter ship ins. See parking attendant at entrance gate for directions and assistance in parking.

CAMPER SPACE is $175.00 per space for the week. Seven day maximum. Please order on the entry blank.
Camper spaces will be assigned -- check with the office to pick up your camper pass.

All stalls must be ordered on the entry blank in the appropriate box. Please designate your preference on the entry blank as to hunter or jumper side. In addition, please specify with whom you would like to stable with on the entry blank.

All stalls are 10 x 10 vinyl with doors under tents.

Stall fee is $200 per stall for the week. Payment for stalls must accompany the entry blank or the stall will not be reserved.

Stall fees are not refundable under any circumstances.

HORSES MAY NOT BE BROUGHT ON THE GROUNDS BEFORE SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009

To alleviate congestion - Absolutely no commercial shippers allowed on Hunter side between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 12.

Horse show management requests private shipping between these hours be limited.

 

Holiday Inn of Winchester (540) 667-3300
The Official Accommodations of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show
Mention UCHS when making reservations to take
advantage of our special rates.

 

Upperville/Middleburg Area

The Blackthorne Inn (540) 592-3848
The Ashby Inn (540) 592-3900
The Red Fox Inn (540) 687-6301
Goodstone Inn (540) 687-4645
Middleburg Country Inn (540) 687-6082
Foxgloves Bed & Breakfast (540) 364-4499
The Inn at Stringfellow Farm (540) 554-8722
Pitzenpeeks Farm B&B (540) 592-3054
Maidstone Bed & Breakfast (540) 364-4592
Poor Horse Farm (540) 554-2511 / 2133
Welbourne (540) 687-3201

Aldie Area

Little River Inn (703) 327-6742

Berryville Area

The Lost Dog B&B(540) 955-1181
Smithfield Farm B&B
Battletown Inn (540) 955-4100
Berryville Bed & Breakfast (800) 826-7520

Leesburg Area

Holiday Inn at Historic Carradoc Hall - (703) 771-9200
Best Western Leesburg (703) 777-9400

Marshall Area

Marriott Ranch (540) 364-2627
Foxgloves B&B (540)364-4499

Warrenton Area

Hampton Inn (540) 349-4200

Winchester Area

Hampton Inn of Winchester (540) 667-8011
Travelodge of Winchester (540) 665-0685
Comfort Inn (540) 667-5000
Quality Inn (540) 667-2250
Red Roof Inn (540)667-5000



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