2018 Festival Of Driving / Pleasure & Dressage Show
March 10 - March 11
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Sponsorships and Advertising in the Show Program are now being sought. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS Feb. 15 for Ads and Feb. 28 for Sponsorships only. Download this form to submit an ad or to sponsor a Class or High Point. Horse related classified ads are also accepted. Sponsor/Ad Form
Show Location: Dale Creek Equestrian Village, Litchfield park, AZ Scroll down to see venue information and a google map link near the bottom of this page.
Judge for the Pleasure Show: Mary Anne Boyden, SC (PD-R)
Judge for Dressage: Lois Wittington, AZ
OFFERED AT THIS SHOW
Dressage Tests of Choice: Scheduled both show days will be fifteen minute time blocks for competitors in the Pleasure Show, or those interested who are not participating in show classes, to drive tests of choice before a dressage judge. Verbal comments will be given by the judge along with the scored test. Tests will be limited to those designed for a 40 X 80 meter arena. Enter Dressage on the same entry form as the Pleasure Show. $20 per class, pre-entered. Office fee and stabling/trailer in fees apply, unless entered in the Pleasure Show. No ribbons or prizes. Membership in ADCS is required; non members may pay a $10 non member fee to be a member for insurance purposes for the duration of the show.
Saturday evening Competitor’s Dinner: Dutch treat, at the Haymaker Restaurant, 10 mins. from the show grounds. Sat. Obstacle classes ribbons awarded.
ABOUT THE PLEASURE SHOW
Entries are OPEN.
Pre-entry Closes: Feb. 26, 2018 postmark. Show may be entered on the day of the show at increased fees. Entries by early February will be greatly appreciated.
Office Fee per entry: $15 pre-entry, $20 day of show
Class Fees: Pre-enter *$20 per class, Post Entrer $25 per class –*Special Pre-enter discount – enter 6 or 7 classes and pay only $100, the cost of 5 classes, which means one or two classes are free!
Trailer in Fee: Sat. $10 and/or Sun. $10, only for those showing from a trailer and not using facility stalls
Stall Fees: $20 per night or per day use only per stall (Stabling opens Friday after noon. Stabling overnight on Sunday is available.)
Electrical Fee: Overnight dry camping on the grounds is free, but if anyone needs electricity during the day or overnight, a $25 fee per day/night applies. Hookups are limited to 4 or 5 spaces and must be requested on the entry form, and will be assigned by receipt of entry.
ADCS Membership Required: Non members may pay a $10 non member fee to be a member for insurance purposes for the duration of the show.
Ribbons Awarded: 1st thru 6th place in each class, and an aditional prize to 1st.
Ribbon to each Division High Point Champion and Reserve Champion
Buckle to the Division Champions.
High Point Champion Divisions Offered
- Single VSE/Small Pony to 44″
- Single Pony, non marathon vehicle
- Single Horse, non marathon vehicle
- Pairs/Multiples, any size equine – non marathon vehicle except VSE
- Utility/Marathon Vehicle, Horse and Pony, any hitch
To be eligible for the High Point Buckle, a competitor must enter at least two of the three Pleasure classes (Turnout, Working, Super Reinsmanship) and at least two of the three Obstacle classes offered in the division (Reverse Psychology, Fault and Out, Your Route/My Route.
Please see the Show Information PDF for Definitions and Local Rules for this show. The Show Entry Form lists all the classes and on which day they are held.
Non-Division Classes included in this show are the following:
Antique Carriage Class
Carriage Dog Class
Red Hat Class
Ladies to Drive
Gentlemen to Drive
AARP Class (driver + horse age is 65 or more)
Novice to Drive
Junior to Drive
Pleasure Drive Pace