What is an eventing derby?  Well, it’s kind of like an event but abbreviated.  You get to practice your dressage and jump through a course of mixed stadium and cross country jumps.  What could possibly be more fun?

Registration List and Ride Times will be posted here.

Host: Vixen Hollow
Address: 7750 320th St, Northfield, MN 55044
Organizers: Sara Lofgren, Melissa Fox
Dressage Judge: Mary Schenck
Course Designers: Melissa Fox
Registration starts: June 14, 2021
Registration closes: August 1 , 2021
Event Date: August 8, 2021

REGISTER HERE: Google Form

Levels:

Beginner Novice:

USEA Beginner Novice B 2018 Dressage Test
Jumping Derby 2’7” – 12-16 JUMPS

Starter:

Dressage Intro C 2019
Jumping Derby 2’3” – 8-10 JUMPS

Intro:

Dressage Intro B 2019
Jumping Derby 1’11” – 8 JUMPS

Baby Beginner:

USDF Dressage Intro A 2019
Jumping Derby 1’7”  – 8 JUMPS

 

DRESSAGE TESTS: (dressage tests may be read but you must provide your own reader)

PRINTABLE COURSE MAPS: (will be posted the week prior to the derby)

 

Beginner Novice
Starter
Intro
Baby Beginner
COURSE WALKING:

 

Open: Saturday evening before the Derby (during set-up, starting around 6pm; note that jumps may not all be numbered right away)
The morning of the Derby, until 9:30am
During the jumping lunch break
No course walking while horses and riders are on course!

PARKING NOTE:  Please enter only the eastern driveway – parking areas will be posted.

 

General Information:

Vixen Hollow’s Eventing Derby is a dressage and jumping competition with a course featuring stadium and cross-country jumps. This is a great opportunity for riders or horses new to eventing, as well as those who want a solid practice run or move-up before a recognized horse trials. The Eventing Derby has the following levels: Baby beginner, Intro, Starter, Beginner Novice. Formal show attire is not required, however ASTM/SEI-approved helmets are required when mounted (protective vests are required when jumping).

Starting times: Will be posted on our website and the FB event page once registration is closed. Class order will be: Beginner novice, Starter, Intro, baby beginner

Entry fees: per horse/rider combination: $75. Trailer-in fee is $20 per horse. Payment required by August 1, 2021 or your spot will be eliminated.

Payment info: Venmo: @sara-lofgren-1 Paypal: kubsarat@yahoo.com – please include rider and horse entry info in payment notes. Check mail-to: Vixen Hollow, 10100 Deer Haven Ct, Lakeville, MN 55044.

Non-Compete horses welcome, $25 per horse. Negative Coggins required with entry

VERY limited stabling available, stalls are $30/night (first come first served), must provide your own feed and buckets for water.

Cross-country course: Will be open for schooling after the derby (starting ~5:15pm) at discounted rate of $20 per horse/rider combination. Riders under 18 years must be supervised by a trainer!

Refunds: 100% before closing date, 50% after closing date, no refund on day before/of derby. $10 office fee is nonrefundable.  *If the show must be canceled for public health or safety reasons, all participants will receive 100% refunds.

Ribbons 1st-6th place. 

Rules:

 

The show office will open at 7:30am on Sunday morning. Check in and pick up your competitor packet. Any outstanding fees and/or forms are due at this time.

Each rider/horse combination is assigned a time for their dressage phase and a time for their jumping phase. The times are designed to give each rider enough time to put on their protective vest/armband (if not already wearing), change tack (if desired), and warm their horses up in the jumping area before their jumping test.

There will be separate areas for dressage and jumping warm-up. Follow the maps and be courteous to other riders and pedestrians.

Braiding is NOT required.

Dressage tests may be read. Rider must coordinate their own reader.

Coaching is allowed during course walks and in jumping warm-up areas.

Each horse/rider combination must have their own entry form, fee, negative Coggins, and signed liability waiver. Riders do not need to provide Coggins and/or waivers if they have already provided these documents to farm within 2021.

Riders may ride more than one horse in the derby (separate entry forms and fees required for each horse). Horses may be ridden twice in the derby, provided they are with different riders in different levels for each ride.

NO OUTSIDE DOGS ALLOWED. No exceptions.

Scoring: Jumping rounds will not be timed unless otherwise noted. Jumping rounds are scored with the eventing show jumping penalty system (see course maps for rules).

Lowest combined score (dressage + jumping) wins. Ties will be broken by the lowest dressage score (or, in case of riders with the same dressage score, ties will be broken by highest collective marks). If eliminated due to jump refusals, riders may continue to school the rest of the course. Show staff reserve the right to stop and dismiss any unsafe horse/rider combination.

For more information, contact Sara Lofgren (vixenhollowmn@gmail.com).

Required extras: ASTM/SEI Certified Helmets and boots are required for all participants. Protective vests required for jumping.  Liability waivers and covid-19 waivers must be signed by all participants.  Negative coggins from 2021. Masks are required indoors for unvaccinated riders and family.

Recommended extras: Bring hand sanitizer, water bottles*, food, bug spray, and sunblock.  These things will not be provided. 

*water will be provided for horses in designated stations.  Please bring your own bucket and use designated filling buckets.

Please complete one form for each horse/level competed.

*SCHEDULE will be posted prior to the event.

Covid-19 Precautions:

– Unvaccinated individuals must wear a mask in the barn AT ALL TIMES

– Do not attend the show if you have been exposed to covid within the last 14 days

– Do not attend the show if you have any symptoms of illness within the last 10 days