SAVE THE DATE! 

2020 Tri-State Riding Club Crystal Crown

Judged Pleasure Ride (JPR)

Saturday July 11th

TSRC is fast at work planning for another exciting JPR at the beautiful Camp High Road in Middleburg, VA

This venue is to excellent with it’s inviting shady trails.

Tri-State’s  JPR is a member ride for the Crystal Crown Series — https://www.crystalcrownseries.com/contact-us

We are looking forward to seeing our regular JPR friends and invite newbies to try this friendly trail/obstacle competition.

(We also have a back-up date of August 8th should it be needed)

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOLUNTEERED AND PARTICIPATED IN OUR 2019 JPR!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE CLASS AND OVERALL WINNERS.

Special congratulations to our club members – Diane Hutchinson overall First Place, Cathy Choffrey overall thirteenth Place,  MaryAnn Beverly overall Eighteen Place and Cathy Choffrey Novice Rider First Place

You can view and purchase your favorite pictures on SMUGMUG (its under the Photo Gallery tab).

A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS!
ANOTHER TURN TACK         BROAD RUN VETERINARY SERVICES
SOUTHERN STATES PURVELLVILLE      HOOF AND PAW VETERINARY SERVICES
FARM CREDIT      J&P LANDSCAPING         MERRIFIELD GARDENS
ON THE MARKET         PEGASUS EQUINE SERVICES
PIEDMONT EQUINE PRACTICE AND HOSPITAL
PROFESSIONAL HORSE SERVICES       ROBYN HARTER

And Camp Highroad for being a great host location!

RIDE DETAILS IN THE WORKS

check back in a couple weeks!

Camp High Road — 21164 Steptoe Hill Rd  — Middleburg, VA  20117

RAIN OR SHINE EVENT – NO REFUNDS

This JPR  is a friendly, trail ride competition that is approximately 6 miles over shady terrain which may include pastures, streams, woods and a small section of gravel road.  While you ride the trail, there will be 10 judged obstacles along the way.  Horses and riders will be judged on their ability to safely and efficiently negotiate the various obstacles as instructed.  While this is not a timed event, there will be a time limit on each obstacle to prevent delays.   The objective for this event is for every participant to have fun!  After all…this is a pleasure ride.  Our goal is for everyone to enjoy the trail ride.  Please note that this event is part of the Crystal Crown Series.   The results will be counted towards Crystal Crown Series year-end awards.

Event Description

The Tri-State Riding Club Crystal Crown Judged Pleasure Ride is friendly competition over mixed terrain that includes pastures, streams, woods and a small section of gravel road.  There will be 10 judged obstacles stationed at intervals along the way.

Rules

  • Negative Coggins current through the date of the ride & signed Waiver of Liability required.
  • Juniors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Hard hats are required on all participants.
  • Entry Fees are non-refundable.
  • Riders will be notified in advance by email of their ride times. The ride time listing, additional information and updates will be posted on Tri-State’s web site: trristaterc.org.
  • Riders are encouraged to ride with friends and/or family; however, obstacles must be negotiated one at a time.
  • If planning to ride in a group, please name your group and send a list all your team mates to tsrcjpr@gmail.com
  • Riders are not to “coach” or provide direction to other participants while engaged at the obstacle. Doing so will incur a penalty (see Judging).
  • Riders are free to skip any obstacles that they feel they and their horse are not prepared to complete safely—a zero score for that obstacle will be given, but they will not be disqualified.
  • Please use “good manners” while riding. Do not pass without permission, do not ride up abruptly onto other horses, do not attempt any obstacle that you feel is unsafe for you or others.
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct, whether verbal or physical disrespect to horses, judges or volunteers will result in a loss of points on that particular obstacle and may be grounds for immediate disqualification. Should a rider be disqualified all entry fees will be forfeited. A disqualified rider will be asked and expected to leave grounds immediately.
  • Please respect the landowners and report any damage to the trails or property.
  • You may substitute the horse (with coggins papers) or the rider on the day of the event due to extenuating circumstances. You may not substitute both. If you know in advance you are making a change, please contact Talia Czapski tsrcjpr@gmail.com or (703) 395-2080 pre-ride to prevent additional work on ride day.
  • Consult the Crystal Crown Series Website for series information. https://www.crystalcrownseries.com/about-us

Awards/Prizes

The following Awards will be given.  All awards will be mailed to recipient.

  • Grand Champion (high point)
  • Reserve Champion (high point)

Ribbons first through sixth will be awarded for the Novice Divisions, and for rider age groups (to be determined based on the number and ages of riders.)

The Novice Division is open only to non-professional amateur riders.  Neither the horse or the rider has competed in 3 or more judged pleasure rides, extreme cowboy race, competitive trail challenge, or similar events by April 1, 2020.  Horse/pony can be any age; rider can be any age.

Judging

Riders will be awarded 0-10 points per obstacle.  Rider/horse will receive 1 point for an attempt, only if the horse “engages” the obstacle.  A flat-out refusal may warrant a zero and is at the discretion of the Judge(s).  Points will be deducted for exceeding said set limit(s) and for “coaching”, either receiving or giving.  Judges will be instructed on how to deduct points for the aforementioned scenarios and others such as incorrect execution, break in gait, significant tension, with the goal of consistently scoring all participants.  Riders will receive their score upon completing each obstacle.  The decision of the site Judge(s) is FINAL and is not to be disputed.

The Crystal Crown Series

For information on the Crystal Crown Series and requirements to qualify for year-end awards,

please visit the Crystal Crown Series website (https://www.crystalcrownseries.com) or the Facebook page.  Or you may contact Dewey Brown (DBrown@FCVirginias.com) or Marlys Shoup (marlysshoup@outlook.com), CC Committee co-chairpersons.

For Questions about the Tri-State Crystal Crown ride, please contact the 2019 Chairpersons:

Talia Czapski                                                  Liz Shockley

703-395-2080                             or               703 727-2164

tsrcjpr@gmail.com                                         TBD

Directions

Camp Highroad 

21164 Steptoe Hill Rd

Middleburg, VA  20117

 

Directions to Camp High Road

From Leesburg:  Take Rt 15S for approximately 4.5 miles to right on Lime Kiln Rd (Rt 733).  Follow Lime Kiln Rd for 4.9 miles, then turn right on Steptoe Hill Rd and follow for 0.9 miles to Camp High Road.  Follow the signs to the parking area and registration table.

From Haymarket:  Take Rt 15N to left on Lime Kiln Rd (Rt 733).  Follow directions from Lime Kiln Rd listed above.

From Points East on Rt 50:  Take Rt 50W to Middleburg.  Take a right onto Snickersville Turnpike and follow to right on Lime Kiln Rd.  Follow Lime Kiln Rd for 0.9 miles, then left onto Step Toe Hill Rd.  Go 0.9 miles to Camp HighRoad.  Follow directional signs for parking and registration.

From points West:  Take Rt 7E to Bluemont.  Turn right onto Clayton Hall Rd.  Follow to T, go left onto Snickersville Turnpike (Rt 734) and follow for approximately 10 miles to left onto Lime Kiln Rd.  Follow Lime Kiln for approximately 0.9 miles then left onto Step Toe Hill Rd.  Follow 0.9 miles to camp.  Follow signs to parking and registration area.

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