The Turkey Trot

ESDCTA and the Horse Park of New Jersey
Proudly Present
The 21th Annual Turkey Trot
A Benefit Fall Pleasure Ride

November 17, 2019
9:00am – 12:30pm (Rain or Shine)

2019 – Prize List – revised 10/21
2019 – Entry Form – revised 10/21

OPENING DATE:  November 2, 2019
Closing date for mail/email entries: November 12, 2019
Post Entries accepted on competition day

The Horse Park of NJ (HPNJ) and The Eastern States Dressage and Combined Training Association (ESDCTA) present the 21st Annual Pleasure Ride to benefit the Horse Park of New Jersey and ESDCTA, Inc.  It will be held on November 17, 2019 (Sunday), between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., at the Horse Park of NJ (Co. Rte. 524) and the adjacent Assunpink Wildlife Management Area in Upper Freehold, NJ.  RAIN or SHINE!

The two organizations (ESDCTA and HPNJ) are working together on this fund raising event in order to continue to support our respective sports and competitors.

Riders (in pairs) are invited to participate in the Cross-Country Pleasure Pace.  There will be separate courses for Riders and for Drivers.  There will be a VSE (Very Small Equine) driver division.  An ideal Pleasure time will be set for each.  The entrants coming closest to this ideal time in their division will win.  We will be offering prizes for first place, and awarding ribbons through 8th place!   When you arrive on Show Day, you will stop at the Secretary’s Office, where you will pick up your “Packet” and you will check in with the Starter to get your start time assigned.  This will minimize crowding at the start area, and you won’t have to stand around with your horse.  Come join us in the beautiful country of the Horse Park and Assunpink Wildlife Management Area.  Fields, wooded trails, hills and dirt roads comprise the course.  There will be possibly water crossings on the rider courses.  Starting times for the drivers are from 9:00-11:30 am with awards at 2:00 pm.  Starting times for riders are from 9:00-12:30 pm with awards at 3:15 pm.   Awards will be mailed if you are not present.

This year we are adding a cones course for the drivers included with their entry !

There is no admission or parking fees for spectators, who we encourage to come out, bring the family and enjoy the horses in such a comfortable country setting.  Note that there are no alcoholic beverages permitted per the Assunpink regulations.