Full Moon Farm's Pipe Openers and
(New for 2014) Open Schooling Days
We plan to split the day between Open Schooling and Pipe Opener runs.
Please pre-register to help with the flow!
Open Schooling – New!
Bring your own trainer and jump flagged fences to your heart’s content on our competition course. Fences include Starter thru Training with some Prelim fences. Questions to include: water, ditch complex and double bank as footing allows. EMT on site. Discount offered for an additional Pipe Opener run to cap off your day.
Cost: $60 in advance, $65 at registration.
WHAT IS IT? It is an unjudged, but safety monitored ‘u-pick it' cross-country course. You may go individually or in a small group, if you think your horse may need a lead. No more than 3 horses will be assigned to a starting time. The course will be marked and it must be ridden in the order it is marked. It is strongly recommended you walk it the day before or the day of to plan your strategy! The jumps will be flagged, just like in a horse trials and you will be eliminated for jumping fences the wrong way, either in warm-up or on course.
This is an excellent schooling opportunity to get your horse out in a relaxed, yet structured activity!
WHAT LEVELS ARE AVAILABLE? We will have courses at Starter (18"), Intro (2'0"), Beginner Novice (2'6") and Novice (2'11") and Training (3’3”). Starter is in a separate field from the other courses. You may mix and match jumps that follow the same track. For example, if the novice and BN fences are next to each other and you are doing the BN course but want to try the novice jump you may.
Pipe Opener Rules: You may only jump each fence once, in the direction in which it was flagged. You may have up to 5 refusals at a fence, after that you need to proceed to the next fence or be eliminated. You may enter more than one time, on the same horse at a different or the same level.
Your first ride must be pre-entered so we can assign a starting time.
Time permitting we may be able to let you ride again (no promises), but pre-entering for a second ride guarantees it! This competition will be run under USEA rules.
Entries: Starter is $25.00 per course and Intro thru Training is $35.00 per course.
Discount of $5 if you also ride in the Open Schooling.
For all Cross Country activities: Protective vests, medical armbands, and an approved helmet secured by a harness is mandatory for all riders at all times while mounted!
Times will be posted on the website at www.fullmoonfarm.com on the Thursday before the PipeOpener or you may call the stable at 410.795.8371 between 12-3. The website and our facebook page will have any weather related changes noted. Questions via e-mail can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please make checks out to Full Moon Farm. $25 returned check fee. Please only 1 horse/rider combo per form.
Mail entry form, copy of current coggins and payment to:
Full Moon Farm - Entries, 4326 Louisville Rd, Finksburg, MD 21048