April 17 – 18, 2021

Benton, Louisiana (Area V)

Event Registration Dates

Open Date: March 2, 2020

Close Date: March 30, 2020


Address: 1296 Old Plain Dealing Rd., Benton, LA 71006

From I-20: To Shreveport/Bossier City to loop 220 to Hwy 3 North to Benton. In Benton, left on Old Plain Dealing Road. 3 miles Holly Hill farm on right.


USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized: T,TH,TR,N,NH,NR,BN,BNH,BNR
USEF/USEA Recognized: I,P,P-JY
USEA Recognized Tests: Starter

Send Entries to:
Marty Taylor-Harper, Secretary
1746 Cedar Hill Rd.
Keithville, LA 71047
Phone: 318) 925-2185
During competition: (318) 965-9480

Draw checks to Holly Hill Farm

Register online at


Org: Tracy Hewlett, 1296 Old Plain Dealing Rd., Benton, LA 71006.

All questions about entries and camping can be directed to Marty Harper,

Event Officials:

TD: Ana Schravesande, TX
Judges: Pres: Karin Bishop, WA
Dressage Judges: Holly Matt, NC; Bobbie Paulk, TX
CD:XC: Carsten Meyer, TX


Event Fees Directory – see individual section for details. Draw checks to Holly Hill Farm or register and pay online at event Entry: All Divisions: $225.00. Stabling: $155.00 (2 bags shavings provided). Includes stabling for Friday through Monday am. Stall Cleaning Deposit: $25.00 (separate check) Must accompany your entry. Check will be destroyed if stall is left clean with hay, wet spots and manure removed. Grounds Fee: $50.00 (non-stabled horses). Camping: $30.00 (per night-separate check).

Tack Stall (if available): $155 (separate check) Refunds: Before C.D.-Less $25 non-refundable office fee; After C.D.-Entry minus $50 if spot can be filled from Wait List. Competition cancellation-No refund. No refund on campsite if cancelled within 24 hours of event. USEA Starter/D&M Fees and COVID-19 Recovery Fee Refund Policy: The USEA Starter/D&M fees ($21) 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.

1. Entries:

Entry fees include a $25 non-refundable office fee. USEA membership (Junior, Full, Life) and Horse Registration (Limited, Full)are required for all levels except Starter.Starter competitors are exempt from USEA membership/non-membership fees and the USEA Starter/D&M fee and COVID Recovery fee does not apply.Changes after C.D. $30, Entries after C.D. $75 late fee. Riders must provide their own cross country number holder. Camping fee $30/night separate check. Stall cleaning deposit check $25. Please include with entry with separate check. Register and pay online at Entries received without payment will not be accepted.Refunds:Before C.D.-Less $25 non-refundable office fee; After C.D.-Entry minus $50 if spot can be filled from Wait List. Competition cancellation-No refund. No refund on campsite if cancelled within 24 hours of event. Neg. Coggins required within 12 months for all horses: Copy of current Negative Coggins must accompany entry. Any changes after C.D., $30 office fee. Pre-order/pre-pay extra shavings $10/bag delivered to stall. Separate Checks for Camping and Tack Stalls, please! Submitted entries not paid by the closing date will not be included in the ride times. Reminder: 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

2. Tentative Schedule:

Friday: Lunch compliments of Serios Feed and Seed- noon. Cross-country course open-3 pm.
Saturday: Dressage (all levels);Show Jumping (I,P & T); Cross-country (N,BN & S).
Sunday: Show Jumping (N,BN & S); Cross-country-(I,P & T).

Starting times:
Trophy & 6 ribbons per division. Special awards.

4. Stabling/Veterinarian:

$155/stall (includes2 bag shavings) from Friday am through Monday am. 250 stalls on grounds. 70 permanent, (brand new 42 stall barn, 3 new permanent bathrooms, 3 new washroacks), 190 portable. Stall cleaning deposit $25 in separate check. Stalls to be clean, not stripped. $50 grounds fee if not stabled. Stall doors/initial bedding only provided. Feed/Hay/Bedding available for purchase .Pre-order/pre-pay extra shavings $10/bag. Contact Holly Hill Farm for info. Veterinarian: TBA # posted in office. Please put your Group Name on the stabling form.

5. Accommodations:

ATTENTION: There is a large event in Shreveport on April 17 that has filled the hotels. The Tourism Bureau believes that some of these rooms will be released closer to the game date. Another option is RV rental. They are websites for RV rentals by owner- and RV rentals could be delivered and parked here or used at local campgrounds like Cypress-Black Bayou Park. We have limited hook ups but many RV’s come with generators so could be used in our general parking areas. We have asked to be put on the wait list at some of these hotels so tell them you are with Holly Hill Horse Trials. Hampton Inn on Viking Drive (318)841-9700 and Hampton Inn on Gould Drive (318) 752-1112 in Bossier City (Host Hotels) ask for Holly Hill special rate. Cypress-Black Bayou Park cabins (318)965-0007. Holiday Inn (318) 742-9700. Days Inn (800) 673-2743. Best Western (800) 635-7639. Shoney Inn (800) 222-2222. La Quinta (800) 531-5900. Camping: On grounds. Limited hook-ups available-$30/night, electricity only.

6. Dressage:

Test & arena sizes: I-2018 USEF Intermediate Test A-Std. P-2018 USEF Preliminary Test A-Sm. T-2018 USEF Training Test A-Sm. N-2018 USEF Novice Test A-Sm. BN-2018 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm. Starter-2018 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm. Arenas: Grass; sandy soil. Aerovated. Intermediate may use a sand arena.

7. Cross-Country:

All distances are approximate. I-3400 m @ 550 mpm. P-3120 m @ 520 mpm. T-2200 m @ 450 mpm. N-2000 m @ 400 mpm. BN-1850 m @ 350 mpm. max. height 2’7″. Starter -1400 m @ 300 mpm, max. height 2′. Well drained, sand based turf on open pastures with some rolling terrain. Courses are of average difficulty and there are two water obstacles, several banks and ditches that are on some of the courses. Cross-country course closed March 21.

8. Other Information:

Absolutely no ATV or Side-by-Side vehicles allowed on property unless used by an official. Please make sure your clean stall deposit check is sent in before the show. USEF Coronavirus Requirements: All people on the show grounds must wear a mask at all times unless mounted on a horse. Social distancing must be maintained. Cross-country course closed March 21. Levels may be divided/combined as entries warrant; state preferences under the Eligible Section and birth date on entry. Complimentary lunch for pick up on Friday sponsored by Serio’s Feed and Purina. Open Dinner Reception is cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions. Express check-in available for completed entries. Food available on grounds during show. Dogs must be leashed. Anyone moving from assigned stalls without clearing with show secretary will be eliminated. Policy for eliminated riders: If rider is eliminated for a fall of horse and/or rider then they cannot continue to the next phase. If the rider is eliminated for multiple refusals then they cannot continue on to the next phase.Other eliminations such as Technical Elimination will be decided upon by the TD and Organizer and if rider is allowed to continue to next phase they must retire after the first disobedience. Coggins and Vaccination Information: All horses entering the show grounds of a USEF licensed competition MUST be accompanied by documentation showing vaccinations for Equine Influenza Virus and Equine Herpes Virus(rhinopneumonitis) within 6 months as well as a current negative EIA/Coggins test( within 12 months) . See USEF Rule GR845.