The Turkey Trot

ESDCTA and the Horse Park of New Jersey
Proudly Present
The 20th Annual Turkey Trot
A Benefit Fall Pleasure Ride and Drive
November 18, 2018
9:30am – 1:00pm (Rain or Shine)

Early Bird Opening Date:  OCTOBER 15, 2018
Regular Opening Date: NOVEMBER 3, 2018
Closing Date for Mail/FAX Entries: NOVEMBER 11, 2018

CONTACT/FMI:  Horse Park of NJ – a) phone (609) 259-0170, b) FAX (609) 259-0174, c) email:

DIVISIONS: (Note: There will be a separate course for Riders and Drivers.)

RIDERS– Senior (55 years and over), Junior (18 years and under), Family (you must be related to one another), or Open (to be ridden in pairs)

There will be a short course and a long course

ENTRIES:  a) Rider/Driver (to be ridden in pairs): $45 per rider/driver, Early Bird discount fee $35 per rider/driver for entries received by November 1. Post Entries (entry received after Nov 14 2014 or on competition day) $60 per rider/driver. d) Entry forms available from the secretary or the Horse Park or ESDCTA’s websites. e) Draw checks to “Horse Park of NJ” or provide credit card information. f) FAX entries MUST include credit card information. g) Entries MUST include current negative coggins.

COURSES:  a) Rider short course length will be about 5 miles and the long course about 7 miles b) Driver VSE course will be about 2.5 mi, the short course will be about 4.5 miles and the driver long course will be about 6.5 miles. c) The courses will all start and finish from the horse park and will travel in and around the horse park and the Assunpink Wildlife Mgt. Area.

AWARDS:  Prizes for first place and 8 ribbons for each division

START TIMES:  Competitors will receive a start time from the starter after picking up their packets. Rider courses start from 9:30-1:00 (i.e. last start time is 1:00 pm) with rider awards at 3:45pm; Driver courses start from 9:30pm – 12:00pm (i.e. last start time is 12:00pm) with driver awards at 2:45pm.

DIRECTIONS to Horse Park of NJ:  Follow signs to HP of NJ (white letters on brown background). From NJ Turnpike:  follow to exit 7A. I-195 East to exit 11 Imlaystown. Turn left at top of ramp (North). Follow to stop sign and turn right onto Route 524. Horse Park is 1½ miles on left. From Garden State Parkway: Follow to exit 98 to I-195 West to exit 11.  Turn right at the top of the ramp (North). Follow as above.

OTHER INFORMATION:  a) Refunds after the closing date less $15 office fee, b) Helmets are strongly recommended. c) Out of State horses must have a health certificate d) Show results will be posted on the websites below. Any changes/corrections to the results must be submitted to the secretary by November 21. The show results are final as of November 22.