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Next Event Date: October 24-25, 2020

Benton, Louisiana (Area V)

Event Registration Dates

Open: September 8, 2020

Close: October 6, 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 at 2nd light on Old Plain Dealing Road. 3 miles Holly Hill Farm on right.


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

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

Draw checks to Holly Hill Farm

Register online at


Org: Bob & 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: Malcolm Hook, OR
Judges: Pres: Lori Hoos, TN
Dressage Judges: Nanci Lindroth, NC; Koby Robson, NC; Julie Congleton; KY
SJ Judge: Nancy Jones, AR
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) Check will be destroyed if stall is left clean with hay and manure removed. Grounds Fee: $50.00 (non-stabled horses). Camping: $30.00 (per night-separate check). Tack Stall (if available): $155. 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 and D&M Fees Refund Policy:The USEA Starter and D&M fees ($25), 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.


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 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. 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: Cross-country course opens-3 pm.

Saturday: Dressage-8:00 am; Show Jumping-9:30 am; Cross-country-12 pm.

Sunday: Cross-country-9 am , Show Jumping-9 am.

Starting times:
Available Tues. Oct. 25, web site: or include stamped self-addressed postcard or envelope.

3. Awards:

Trophy & 6 ribbons per division. Special awards.

4. Stabling/Veterinarian:

$155/stall (includes2 bag shavings) from Friday am thur Monday am. 250 stalls on grounds. 70 permanent, 190 portable. Brand new 42 stall barn with 3 new permanent bathrooms and wash racks. 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.

5. Accommodations:

Hampton Inn on Viking Drive (318)841-9700 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 B-Std. P-2018 USEF Preliminary Test A-Sm. T-2018 USEF Training Test B-Sm. N-2018 USEF Novice Test B-Sm. BN and Starter-2018 USEF Beginner Novice Test B-Sm. Arenas: Large- sand arena; Small-grass arena, aerovated.

7. Cross-Country:

I-2800 m @ 550 mpm.P-2545 m @ 520 mpm.T- 2455m @ 450 mpm.N-2000 m @ 400 mpm.BN-1989 m @ 350 mpm. max. height 2’7″. Starter-1700 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.sandy soil. Cross-country course closed September 28.

8. Other Information:
ross-country course closed September 28. Levels may be divided/combined as entries warrant; state preferences under the Eligible Section and birth date on entry. Party: Complimentary lunch for pick up and take out on Friday sponsored by Serio’s Feed and Purina. We are unable to have our Welcome Party because of Covid 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.