Opava Eventing Derbies
Opava Equestrian Training Center
Ribbons 1st through 6th in all classes.
Entries can be submitted via -
mail or in person: Opava Eventing
28868 Bouquet Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91390
Classes start at 8:00 AM
DATES FOR 2023
May 21, 2023
NEW DATE: November 5, 2023
IMPORTANT SHOW INFORMATION
The following are rules for participation under USEA guidelines:
Only the rider entered in the show may ride the horse at any time. Trainers, assistants, etc., are not allowed to ride/school a horse that they are not the rider on the entry form.
All jumps will be flagged, on course and in the warm up ring. Jumps must be taken in one direction only, with the red flag on the right side of the jump and the white flag on the left side of the jump.
Tests and ribbons will be available for pick up in the show office after divisions.
When on the show grounds, if you have questions and need information, call or text Darla Opava at 818/515-3210.
Dressage warm up will be held in 2 separate arenas. You will be required to check in and start your warm up in the small arena (Arena 1). From there the ring steward will send you into the main arena to finish your warm up (Arena 2)
Check in with the ring steward in arena 2. In the main arena there will be one rider in the dressage court doing their test, and the next 2 riders that are in line to perform.
Your assigned dressage time is EXACT and ABSOLUTE. No delays, no changes. The judge will ring you into the dressage court (either a bell or whistle). You will have 45 seconds from that moment to enter the dressage court. Failure to do so, under the rules of the USDF and USEA, results in elimination of the test and/or complete derby.
NO coaching is allowed during a dressage test or on the jumping course. You are required to know the rules. You may have your dressage test called but with no additional instructions.
We are going by stadium jumping rules under the USEA. Warm up will only be in the small arena. Obstacles of each division will be numbered, and each division has a color markings listed on the course map.
All competitors will be able to walk on foot their jumping course(s) prior to the start of the first dressage test, and between the last dressage test and the beginning time for jumping.
Faults are as follows:
Refusal, run out or knock down of a stadium fence 4 faults
Refusal or run out of a cross country fence 4 faults
Circling at any time and/or crossing the horses tracks 4 faults
First disobedience 4 faults
Second disobedience 8 faults
Third disobedience Elimination
- Jumping or attempting to jump an obstacle of the course before the start of your round
- Jumping the first obstacle without crossing through the start line/flags in the correct direction
- Attempting to or jumping an obstacle not part of current course
- Omitting a jump of the course
- After a refusal or run out, failing to attempt to jump the obstacle where the fault was committed
- Jumping an obstacle in the wrong direction
- Jumping an obstacle in the wrong order