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NJ Horse Trials

ESDCTA's NJ Horse Trials is a great stop on your fall eventing schedule. In late September, it's the perfect time to be eventing, and the footing and weather at the Horse Park of New Jersey could not be better!

September 24 – 25, 2022

USEA Event ID: 17766 ESDCTA New Jersey H.T. | Allentown, New Jersey (AREA 2)

Horse Park of New Jersey, 626 Rte 524, Allentown NJ 08501

Opens: August 9, 2022

Closes: September 6, 2022

Gary Maholic
[email protected]

Show Secretary:
Diane Engler
1419 Artisan Court
Breinigsville, PA 18031
610-730-0371 (7 pm – 9 pm only please)
[email protected] (best method to reach the secretary)

Technical Delegate:
Eileen Pritchard-Bryan, Md

Dressage Judges:
Cathy Tucker Slaterbeck, Md (Pres)
Katherine Van Dyck, De
Mikki Kutcha, NY

Show Jumping Judge:
Sally Ike (NJ)


USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized: T,N,BN
USEF/USEA Recognized: I,P,M
USEA Recognized Tests: Starter

Event Fees Directory

See individual sections. Make checks payable to ESDCTA, Inc.

Entries Postmarked August 9 – August 23: I: $230; P: $215; M: $210; T: $195; N: $185; BN: $175, Starter: $135.

Entries Postmarked August 24 – September 6: I: $255; P: $245; M: $240; T: $235; N: $225; BN: $215, Starter: $180

Post entries are accepted after the closing date through September 21 at the discretion of the organizer and will include a $50 late fee.

There is a $25 nonrefundable office fee per entry included in the above fees.

Refund policy

Refunds will be given for cancellations received in writing or email prior to closing date less $25 office fee. Refunds will be given after closing date, less $30 office fee if the ride times can be filled from the waiting list. Refunds after the closing date due to injury of horse or rider: Rider/Owner MUST notify the secretary in writing or email prior to the competition and MUST provide doctor/veterinary note specifically indicating rider/horse are not physically able to compete at the competition (refunds as follows: ST $75 BN $100, N $115, T $130, M $150, P $170, I $190). Refunds for stabling will be given regardless less $25 per day/night. No refunds will be given after closing date or “acts of God” which require the management to cancel divisions or day of competition. USEA Starter/D&M Fees and COVID-19 Recovery Fee Refund Policy: The USEA Starter and D&M fees ($25) and COVID-19 Recovery fee ($5) are not subjected to office fees and shall be returned within 30 days of the competition to any rider who does not start the dressage test.


Entry fees include a $25 non-refundable office fee. Double entries not accepted. USEA membership (Full, Junior, Life) and horse registration (Limited, Full) required at all levels except Starter. Starter is exempt from USEA membership/horse registration and the USEA Starter/D&M and COVID-19 Recovery fees do not apply. Post entries accepted after the closing date through September 23 at the discretion of the organizer and will include a $50 late fee. Non-competing horses must pay a $45 fee (include HP haul in fee), sign in at the office and wear an assigned number while on the Horse Park grounds. No changes to entry after closing dates unless allowed by secretary, but absolutely no changes will be accepted after September 23. Each change will cost $30. Include email address on entry. Horses from out of state must have a current Health Certificate.

If you need to fax a document, contact the secretary to make arrangements. No entries accepted via fax. Coggins within 12 months.


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

Competitor Information

Awards: Trophy and 8 ribbons per division.


275 10×10 permanent stalls on grounds; $65 per night; Day Stalls available $55/ea. 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. NO STRAW ALLOWED. Additional information from secretary. Veterinarian: Foundation Equine (609) 291-0535. Vet will be on call during off hours; number posted at secretary stand; On grounds during event. Farrier on grounds during event.


Hampton Inn: 609-426-1600 ($119 rate if you mention that you are competing at the Horse Park of NJ). Best Western: 609-298-8000. Econo Lodge: 609-298-5000. Holiday Inn: 609-448-7000. Quality Inn: 609-448-7399. Peacefields INN B&B: 609-259-3774. Camper Hookups: $75 /day MUST CHECK IN/OUT WITH Secretary.


Arenas: Small rings will be used, except for Intermediate. Dressage rings are all weather footing composed of sand & screenings. I2022 USEF Intermediate Test A. P-2022 USEF Preliminary Test B. M-2022 USEF Modified Test B. T-2022 USEF Training Test B. N-2022 USEF Novice Test B. BN-2022 USEF Beginner Novice Test B. Starter: 2022 USEA Starter Test


Starter – 800m @ 275mpm. BN-1900m @ 350mpm. N-2100m @ 400mpm. T-2500m @450mpm. M-2500m @ 490mpm, P-3000m @ 520mpm. I-3200m @550mpm. Terrain: Rolling, great footing; Water complex for all levels! BN, N, T Average difficulty for horses with some experience at these levels. Intermediate is a move-up course. Cross-country course closed, except for scheduled schooling days – check for these dates.

Other Information

Photographer: Amy Dragoo Photography
Braiding Optional, Jackets per USEA rules (EV114.8).
Live Scoring at
Cross-country course closed, except for scheduled schooling days – check our website for these dates.
Divisions will be divided or combined as entries warrant. State experience on entry.
Dogs must be leashed or preferably left at home.
Food available on grounds.
Secretary can be reached during show at 609-259-1881.
TIP (Thoroughbred Incentive Program) awards for best placing registered Thoroughbred in each division; be sure to have the horse registered with TIP. Please include the TIP number on your entry.

EV114 Dress 1. PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR. a. At all levels of eventing competition, from beginner novice through advanced, at Federation Endorsed competitions and recognized competitions, riders must wear headgear as follows, except as may otherwise be mandated by local law (see also GR801): b. Upon arrival, anyone riding a horse must wear properly fitting protective headgear which passes or surpasses ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)/SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) standards for equestrian use and carries the SEI tag. Harness must be secured and properly fitted. “Every class offered herein which is covered by the rules and specifications of the current USEF rulebook will be conducted and judged in accordance therewith”.