HDT & CT held at Orleton Farm Oct 2 & 3, 2021

 Saratoga Driving Trial, and Combined Test

We regret that we have had to make the decision to postpone the Saratoga Driving Trial @ Orleton Farm until 2022 in response to a new masking and distancing order issued by the Tri-Town Health Dept. for Lee, Lenox and Stockbridge, MA.

We know this is not welcome news and we were looking forward to our competition as much as you were. We feel it is much wiser to take this precaution now than to regret, after the event,  that we did not take it.

For those who have already paid entry fees, we will be in contact with you shortly.


POSTPONED – Until 2022

UPDATES

Provisional Combined Test  Dressage Times will be posted here when available.

 

The Basics

Contact the OrganizerJeff Morse 413.822.9462 
Contact the Event  Secretary Ann Willey westgate@taconic.net   ~  518-392-6583  ~ 299 Pond Hill Rd, Chatham, NY 12037-3500  

Find the Omnibus Listing HERE
Complete an Entry Form and enter by paying with a check HERE 
Complete an Entry Form and enter by paying with using PayPal or any credit card HERE 

All competitors should have evidence that their horses have had flu and rhino vaccinations within 6 months and must produce Coggins and Rabies Certificates  prior to being issued a competitor number. Submit Coggins, Rabies, Flu and Rhino Certificates HERE

Sign and submit an ADS Disclaimer HERE

NOTES: There WILL be a water obstacle and a covered bridge. The bridge is very inviting and horse friendly. The water obstacle will have an available dry route at training level.

Driver/Groom twice around allowed on marathon? (Article 943.2) : YES

Measurement Form

All VSE and Pony competitors must include a valid 2020 Measurement form with your entries! Submit Measurement Form HERE

DRESSAGE TESTS
DT – Training   All Turnouts: Training Level Test C
DT – Preliminary  All Turnouts: Preliminary Level Test B
DT – Intermediate  All Turnouts: Intermediate Level Test C
CT – Training    All Turnouts: Training Level Test C
CT – Preliminary All Turnouts Preliminary Level Test B
CT – Intermediate All turnouts: Intermediate Level Test C

In addition to our Combined Tests on Saturday and our complete Driving Trial on Sunday, here is what in store for 2021

The Confidence Competitor – For the drivers who elect to be Confidence Competitors, there is no restriction on Outside Assistance. It is perfect for those who want the added confidence of being able to have a partner sit on the vehicle with them to help them through the competition day by reminding the driver of the rules, indicating the course routes, reading the dressage tests as they are being driven, keeping an eye out for problems, etc.

 In other words, the ADS Rules and penalties for Outside Assistance do not apply to Confidence competitors. EXCEPT: Anyone other than the driver handling the whip, reins and brakes in competition, will incur the penalty of elimination for the entry. Rendering assistance to avoid accidents or in an emergency is permitted without penalty. All competitions will be available to drivers electing to compete as Confidence Competitors.

Golf carts my be rented for the weekend by using the online entry forms. 

If you are not a competitor and wish to rent a golf cart, please contact our secretary Ann Willey westgate@taconic.net   ~  518-392-6583

Area Hotels:

GPS ADDRESS FOR THE EVENT:

31 Prospect Hill Rd, West Stockbridge, MA 01266

Detailed Directions

  • From the West: New York State Thruway:
    Take Exit B3 and follow Route 102 east to center of Stockbridge, turn left onto Pine Street, go 500 feet and bear left on Prospect Hill Road. Go 1.5 miles on left.
  • From the East: Mass. Turnpike:
    Take Exit 2 “Lee” and follow Route 102 west to center of Stockbridge, turn right onto Pine Street, go 500 feet and bear left on Prospect Hill Road. Go 1.5 miles on left.
  • From Vermont and Connecticut: Take U.S. Route 7 to Stockbridge. Then take Route 102 west to center of Stockbridge, turn right onto Pine Street, go 500 feet and bear left on Prospect Hill Road. Go 1.5 miles on left.