Your best bet will be to send your questions directly to Blue Horse if you're having trouble. They are fantastic about helping people new to their interface and incredibly responsive to questions. Contact them here!
MINI TRIALS: This year we are using StartBox Scoring for our Mini Trials! This is where you can find your entry status including missing forms or payments, as well as ride times (usually about three days before the event).
PAIR PACES/CLINICS: Entry status and ride times will be posted to the website for these events once they are open. Check on the 2021 Events page for the link!
We do not have any overnight stabling available at this time. If you need stabling, we recommend contacting The Four Winds Equestrian Center just down the road.
Trailers may park in the Northwest field to the right of the farmhouse (you will go in past the main barn and continue West up towards the house). On Mini Trial days there will be signs to guide you. Cars should park along the driveway leading up to the farmhouse. There is not access to electricity hookups, but there is a water spigot located in the trailer parking field.
If you cancel before the closing date of an event, we can offer a full refund minus a $25 office fee, which we keep. If you cancel after the closing date, there is no refund offered. The exception to this is for Mini Trials and Clinics if we have a waitlist. If someone can take the spot, a refund will be given minus the $25 office fee.
Dressage tests may be read out loud to the rider during their test. As for falls and refusals, the beauty of our Mini Trials is that they are schooling shows, so there are NO eliminations unless a rider is deemed to be riding recklessly or the horse or rider become injured. Refusals and falls will still be penalized in the score, but then horse and rider will be allowed to keep going.
Please see the 2021 Events page for more info on which dressage tests will be used at each Mini Trial.
Ride times will be available at least three days prior to the event at StartBox Scoring. Please be aware we run our events from the highest level down, beginning with Training/Prelim first and working down to Hopeful in the afternoon.
Course maps will be made available the day before the event. They will also be linked on the 2021 Events page once posted. Course maps will be included in your competitor's packet as well!
The Cross Country course will be open to walk the day before each event at 3pm. You may walk the Cross Country course at any point on show day as long as you stay out of the way of any riders on course.
Cross country schooling will be open after the conclusion of the event for an additional $25. You may also contact us to set up a time to school outside of the event day, either with your own trainer or with Sunrise's trainer.
You can find live scoring as well as final results after the Mini Trial on Startbox Scoring.
We will be giving prizes sponsored by Happy Horse Tack to the highest point riders at the end of the season for each division. Point results will be posted throughout the season and are awarded as follows:
1st place: 3 points
2nd place: 2 points
3rd place: 1 point
Best score if running multiple divisions within a level: 1 bonus point
Think of it as a cross country course done as a team, where groups of 2-4 horse and rider pairs go out to conquer the course together! All jumps are optional and have multiple options in each level, and falls/stops are not penalized; it's only about the time and having fun! Prizes are offered for Fastest and Optimum Times in the High Fences division (>2'7"), Low Fences division (<2'7"), and Green as Grass division (without fences), as well as for the most spirited team.
Absolutely, just add an additional course on your entry form! And if you decide you want to add on another round on the day, that's fine, too.
Just let us know in the special instructions when you sign up and we'll find you a partner day of!
Please make a note of who is on your team on your entry in the special instructions section. If you forget, feel free to email us.
We bring in upper level Eventing and Dressage clinicians. Previous clinicians include Sharon White, Christian Eagles and Taryn Nolte. Check our 2021 Events page for who we're bringing in this year!
We offer anywhere from Introductory to USEA Advanced level clinics for Dressage and Stadium Jumping sessions. Our ever-growing cross country course can accommodate sessions up to Training level, with a few Preliminary questions available.
We highly value the time and often hours of travel our clinicians put into coming to teach us at Sunrise, and therefore expect that all riders similarly respect the clinicians we bring in. This means riders should be properly dressed, mounted and already warmed up at the starting time of their clinic session. We leave it up to the discretion of our clinicians about what to do with riders that are late or inappropriately dressed, and they are welcome to dismiss the rider with no refund being offered.
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