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The Fieldstone Spring Festival Hosts Top Hunter/Jumper Highlights

May 12, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Halifax, MA – May 11, 2013 – The time is quickly approaching for the long-awaited Fieldstone Spring Festival, the day when the Fieldstone Show Park will surely delight local, regional and national competitors to the newly improved show grounds. Twenty-seven years ago, the Fieldstone Show Park was built to accommodate one-day horse shows, but its demand and prestige has only continued to grow throughout the years, and after a well-deserved two-phase overhaul, the show grounds are sure to impress and bring in top competition during the Fieldstone Spring Festival.

 

The Fieldstone Spring Festival will mark the beginning of top competition from May 15-19, 2013, at the Fieldstone Show Park in Halifax, MA. Jumper highlights include the $7,500 Open Speed Derby and the $7,500 Welcome Stake. The most anticipated jumper event of the week will take place on Saturday, May 18, where the top riders in the nation will gather on the all-grass Grand Prix field for the $25,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix. The distinguished class offers the eligibility for riders to be included in the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List.

 

Last year, Jean Sheptoff piloted A Mi Des Gemmes to the top of the leader board in the $25,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix. It was filled with nail-biting excitement as spectators looked out onto the field to see some of the top names in the industry race against the timers for their chance at victory. The horse and rider combination returned for the Plymouth Rock Classic $25,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix to defend their title, and came out shining once again with the lion’s share of the prize money.

 

The $7,500 Open Speed Derby and the $7,500 Welcome Stake will also take place on the all-grass Grand Prix field, offering a change of venue and footing for many of the horses and their riders. Last year David Tromp and Zidane Z took the blue ribbon in the $7,500 Welcome Stake, while Kristen Bumpus and Cupid secured the win in the $7,500 Open Speed Derby.

 

The Fieldstone Show Park

The Fieldstone Show Park

The jumpers will also have the chance to showcase their mounts during the Open Jumper sections, as well as the 5, 6 & 7/8 Year Old Young Jumpers. Junior and Amateur-Owner Jumpers will take their turn against the clock in the Grand Prix ring, striving to take the top award in the $5,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Show Jumping Hall of Fame (SJHOF) Jumper Classic and the $3,000 Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic. The Children’s/Adult Jumpers will work throughout the week to ride to the top of the leader board during the $2,500 Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic.

 

The week of premier hunter showing will include the $10,000 3’3″ Hunter Derby, the $2,500 2’9″ Hunter Derby and the $2,500 Pony Classic. These classes will offer hunter riders the chance to compete on the grass field, showcasing their talents with their mounts. The derbies will be reminiscent of a hunt field with natural fences and shrubbery. Professionals, juniors and amateurs alike are welcome to compete.

 

On Friday, May 17, riders will gather on the grass field to take their turn at the challenging hunter derby courses. Beginning at 8 am, riders will have the opportunity to participate in the 2’9″ and 3’3″ Derby Warm-Up sections. Around 11:30 am, the $2,500 2’9″ Hunter Derby will commence. After a pair claims victory in the 2’9″ division, the fences will be raised to 3’3″ for the next set of competition. At precisely 3 pm, the $10,000 3’3″ Hunter Derby will begin.

 

The final day of competition will begin with the $1,500 Adult Hunter Classic. The Fieldstone Spring Festival is one of the few horse shows to host classes on the Grand Prix field for the adults, children and pony riders alike. Soon after the Adult Hunter Classic is pinned, the $1,500 Children’s Hunter Classic will have its turn in the limelight, and the day will conclude with the $2,500 Pony Hunter Classic.

 

While competing at the Fieldstone Show Park this spring and summer, exhibitors and their families will have the opportunity to explore Boston and Cape Cod. They can also take a short drive to the Plymouth waterfront to experience whale watches and visit historic Plymouth Plantation and The Mayflower.

 

For more information on the Fieldstone Spring Festival and approaching summer shows, as well as online prize lists and schedules, please visit www.FieldstoneShowPark.com.

For more information on Stadium Jumping and the approaching Fieldstone Spring Festival, please visit www.FieldstoneShowPark.com. You can also follow the Fieldstone Horse Shows on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fieldstone.equestrian.

 

The Fieldstone Spring Festival and Plymouth Rock Hunter/Jumper Classic prize list is now available online.

The Fieldstone Spring Festival and Plymouth Rock Hunter/Jumper Classic prize list is now available online.

FIELDSTONE SPRING FESTIVAL 2013 HORSE SHOW FAST FACTS

 

Events: 2013 Fieldstone Spring Festival and Plymouth Rock Hunter/Jumper Classic

 

What: The Fieldstone Spring Festival includes five days of top hunter/jumper competitions during the month of May. The Fieldstone Spring Festival is host to the $25,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix, $7,500 Welcome Stake, $7,500 Open Speed Derby and the all-new $10,000 3’3″ Hunter Derby and $2,500 2’9″ Hunter Derby.

 

Where:

Fieldstone Show Park

21 Plymouth St.

Halifax, MA, 02338

 

When:

 

FIELDSTONE SPRING FESTIVAL – May 15-19, 2013

$25,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix

$7,500 Welcome Stake

$7,500 Open Speed Derby

$10,000 3’3″ Hunter Derby

$2,500 2’9″ Hunter Derby

$2,500 Pony Classic

 

FIELDSTONE EQUITATION SHOW – June 18, 2013

M&S Children’s Medal Horse 3′

M&S Pony Medals

Equisport Insurance U.S. Pony Medal

WIHS Pony Medal

THIS National Children’s Medal

M&S Junior Medal

ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship

Pessoa U.S. Hunter Seat Medal

Platinum Performance USEF Show Jumping Talent Search

WIHS Equitation 3’6″

Ariat Adult Medal 3′

 

PLYMOUTH ROCK HUNTER/JUMPER CLASSIC – June 19-23, 2013

$25,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix

$7,500 Welcome Stake

$7,500 Open Speed Derby

$10,000 3’3″ Hunter Derby

$2,500 2’9″ Hunter Derby

$2,500 Pony Classic

 

Hours:

8am – 5pm daily

 

Animals: No dogs or other pets are allowed on the grounds unless they are leashed and under control. Unrestrained pets will be impounded and released only upon payment of fine,

 

Directions:

 

From Route 3: Heading south or north take Exit 9(Rte. 3A, Kingston, Plymouth). Top of the ramp turn right on Rte 3A (towards Kingston). Through two sets of lights to a blinking light, bear left on to Rte 27-106. Travel about one mile to set of lights and fork. Take left at fork onto Rte 106. Fieldstone Farm is approximately 5 miles on the right in Halifax, MA.

 

From the West: Rte 495 to Rte 24 North. First exit Rte 104 and head east. Rte 104 merges with Rte 106. Cross over Rte 58 in Halifax Center. Fieldstone Farm is 1.2 miles on the left.

 

Information:

 

Before Show – (941) 527-6602, Email:  susiemorr@aol.com

During Show – Telephone: (781) 422-7978, Fax: (781) 679-0739

Stable office – (781) 422-7978

Shownet –  www.shownet.biz
Website:  www.showfieldstone.com 

 

Ring Dimensions/Specs:

The Grand Prix Field is grass. The Jumper Ring 5, Hunter Ring 1, Equitation Ring 2, Hunter Ring 4, Jumper Schooling areas and other schooling areas have GGT All Weather Sand Euro Felt footing. The lunging area has a sand surface. The dimensions of the competition areas are as follows:

 

Grand Prix Field: 350′ x 400′, Jumper Ring 5: 200’x 250′, Hunter Ring 1: 175′ x 240′, Equtitaion Ring 2: 175′ x 250′, Hunter Ring 4: 100′ x 210′

 

Management:

Stadium Jumping

1301 Sixth Avenue West Suite 406

Bradenton, FL 34205

(941) 527-6602 (phone)

(941) 744-0874 (fax)

email: susiemorr@aol.com 

website:  www.stadiumjumping.com

 

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