2020 Prize List

ESDCTA NJ Horse Trials
ESDCTA Eventing Championships
526 Route 524, Allentown, NJ 08501
USEA, USEF #316845, ESDCTA Registered

NOTE: All outstanding balances and paperwork MUST be submitted before the closing date. Stall deposits must be mailed in as well.

Horse Park of NJ waiver of liability (required at the checkpoint for entry)

Entry Status as of September 23 (final update)

Ride Times

Cross Country course maps 
    Prelminary (updated Sat 9/26 @9:40 AM)
    Training (updated Sat 9/26 @9:40 AM)
     Novice  (updated Sat 9/26 @9:40 AM)
     Beginner Novice Map

2020 Program Booklet (view, download or print)

Live scores

Show Date: September 27, 2020
Opening Date: August 11, 2020
Closing Date: September 8, 2020

Eventing Committee

Diane Engler
1419 Artisan Court
Breinigsville Pa 18031
610.730.0371 (7 pm – 9 pm only, please)
kaboomer1964@gmail.com (best method to reach the secretary)

Judges: Jane Cory (Pa), Pres, Susan Jones Sinelnik (NJ), Ann Forer (Pa), Show Jumping: Pam Wiedemann (Pa)

Veterinarian: Foundation Equine (609) 291-0535

TD: Gale Fox (NY)

Classes Offered
USEF Levels – Open Preliminary, Preliminary Rider
USEA levels – Open Training, Training Rider, Open Novice, Novice Rider, Beginner Novice Rider, Open Beginner Novice

a) Cost per class:

Entries Postmarked August 11 – August 25:  Beginner Novice $175, Novice $185, Training $195, Preliminary $205

Entries Postmarked August 26 – September 8:  Beginner Novice $215, Novice $225, Training $235, Preliminary $245

b) Double entries not accepted.

c) Non-competing horses must pay a $25 fee, plus the $20 haul in fee, sign in at the office and wear an assigned number while on the Horse Park grounds.

d) No changes to entry after closing date, unless allowed by the secretary, but absolutely no changes will be accepted after September 29. Each change will cost $30.

e) Make checks payable to: ESDCTA, Inc., include e-mail address on entry.

f) Negative Coggins within 12 months is required.

g) Post entries accepted after the closing date through September 24 at the discretion of the organizer and will incur a $50 late fee.

h) Entries also accepted on evententries.com


Refund policy:

Refunds must be received in writing or email.

Prior to closing date:  Refunds will be given for entry cancellations less the $25 office fee. Stabling refunded in full.

After the closing date:  Refunds will be given for entry cancellations less the $25 office fee, if the ride times can be filled from the waiting list.   Stabling refunded regardless less $25 per day/night.

Refunds due to injury of horse or rider:  Rider/Owner MUST notify the secretary in writing or via email prior to the competition and MUST provide doctor/veterinary note specifically indicating that rider/horse are not physically able to compete at the competition.  Entry refunds will be given as follows:   Beg Nov $85, Nov $95, Tr:  $110, Prelim:  $120, CT:  $50.  Stabling refunded less $15 per day/night.

No refunds are guaranteed for “acts of god” which require management to cancel divisions or day of competition, however if possible a partial refund may be given.

Saturday, September 26 – Cross country courses open for inspection at 3 pm.
Sunday, September 27 – 8:00 am – Dressage (order of go:  Prelim, Training, Nov, Beg Nov), Stadium Jumping starts at 9:20 am, Cross country starts at 9:42 am – Cross Country ride times will be 10-12 minutes after horse’s Stadium round.

Regular Divisions (all competitors are entered in the regular USEA divisions that they specify): Trophy and 8 ribbons in each division.

Starting Times
Posted on www.esdcta.org.

Small arenas – All-weather footing composed of sand and screenings for dressage and stadium arenas.

275 10′ x 10’permanent stalls on grounds, $65/night. Day stalls available at $55/ea. Stall doors only provided. Stall doors provided.  Stall Deposit:  Send a separate check for $50 (check only for stall deposit, please). Do NOT include with online entry fees. Check will be destroyed if stall is stripped. Bedding available for purchase. Additional info from secretary. NO STRAW ALLOWED.

Dressage Tests
Beginner Novice: 2018 USEF Beginner Novice Test B
Novice: 2018 USEF Novice Test B
Training: 2018 USEF Training Test B
Preliminary: 2018 Preliminary Test A

Cross Country
Lengths and speeds for levels:

BN-1900m @ 350 mpm
N-2100m @ 400 mpm
T-2500m @450 mpm
P-3000m @ 520 mpm

Rolling, great footing. BN, N, T, P courses: Average difficulty for horses with some experience at these levels. Water complex for all levels!

Show Jumping – will be held on sand.

Hampton Inn, Exit 8 off NJ Turnpike-Rt. 33 East • 609.426.1600 (mention you are competing at the Horse Park of NJ for $119 rate!)
Holiday Inn, Exit 8 off NJ Turnpike-Rt. 33 East • 609.448.7000
Quality Inn, Exit 8 off NJ Turnpike-Rt. 33 West • 609.448.7399
Camping: Trailer hook-ups $75/day – must check in/out with Secretary

Professional Services
Vet and Farrier will be on grounds during show hours.

Other Information

  • Braiding Optional
  • Jackets per USEA rules (EV114.8)
  • Divisions will be further divided or combined if entries warrant.
  • State experience on entry.
  • Dogs must be leashed – preferably left at home!
  • Food available on grounds.
  • Secretary can be reached during show at 609.259.1881.
  • TIP awards for best placing registered Thoroughbred in each division; be sure to have horse registered with TIP! Please include the TIP number on your entry.
  • If there are discrepancies between this publication and the USEA, the USEA information will take precedence.


North and South
NJ Tpk to exit 7A (I-195 East) to Exit 11. Turn left at top of ramp. At Stop sign, turn right on County Route 524 Horse Park is on left 1.5 miles.

From East
Garden State Pkwy to Exit 98 (I-195 West) to Exit 11. Turn right at top of ramp. Follow as above.

GPS Address
626 Route 524, Allentown, NJ 08501

Motorized Vehicle Statement
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 above described motorized vehicles as long as they are accompanied by an adult with a valid driver’s license. The
parent/legal guardian or individual who signs the entry blank as a parent or guardian of a minor operating a motorized vehicle in violation of this rule are solely responsible for any damages, claims, losses or actions resulting from that operation. Violations of this rule will be cause for penalties against those responsible for the child committing the offense. Wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices for individuals with disabilities are exempt from this rule.
The unsafe use of personal electronic transport devices, as determined by the competition officials and management in their sole discretion, that do not require a driver’s license to operate, including but not limited to segways, hover boards, and single wheeled scooters is prohibited on competition grounds.
Operating such devices in areas where people gather may be deemed “unsafe use” if there is a risk of harm to others. If the operator of the device is a minor, the parent/legal guardian or individual who signs the entry blank as a parent or guardian of a minor operating the device in violation of this rule is accountable and may be subject to penalties. Wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices for individuals with disabilities are exempt from this rule.

Reminder: All USEF Life and Senior Active members, as well as participants who have regular contact with minor athletes, are required to comply with the U.S. Center for SafeSport training requirement, to be eligible to participate in the competition. All participants must adhere to the U.S. Center for SafeSport Code, USEF Safe Sport Policy, and the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies. More information about these can be found at www.usef.org.