Entries close: When the show is full or 7pm, Wednesday November 29, 2023. Last Day to scratch entry without fee penalties is 7pm, Friday December 1, 2023 Event Schedule DSRP will be open for schooling Friday, December 8 beginning at 2 PM until 6 PM. Dressage classes begin @ 8:00 AM Saturday and Sunday.
Show Manager / Secretary: Melissa Jefferson (email@example.com)
- Please note this show is Online Entry ONLY. If you do not have access to the Online Entry please contact Lily Sellers at DSRP (512) 894-2390 and she will fill out the online entry form with you / for you. - Submit one entry per horse / rider combination. - Horse/rider may not be entered in more than 3 Dressage tests per day for a total of 6 Dressage tests for the weekend. Entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.* Phone / text entries will NOT be accepted. - Entry Fees: First test entered - $45; second & third tests entered - $40 each; Lead Line Class - $10; Schooling Fee (if not riding in show) - $25; Office Fee - $30 per show day. - There is a $50 fee for checks returned NSF.
- In order for your Entry to be complete and entered in our shows, we must have: 1. Complete Online Entry Form with all required information 2. Current coggins form 3. Payment via credit card on file at DSRP or Payment via check payable to DSRP by mail
Scheduling Requests: If you have scheduling needs (riding multiple horses, calling tests for other entries, etc.) please include that information with your entries! Scheduling requests received AFTER Friday, December 1st will be subject to a $5 / per request additional fee.
Closing Date: The closing date for Dressage without penalty is 7 PM on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. Please note that these shows filled before the closing date. To ensure participation in our shows, please enter early.
Schedule Posting: Dressage ride times will be posted online and e-mailed to all riders no later than 12:00 noon on Thursday,December 7. If you have a conflict, please contact the Show Manager as soon as possible to resolve. If you have scheduling needs (riding multiple horses, calling tests for other entries, etc.) please include that information with your entries. We will do our best to accommodate scheduling requests. See Scheduling Requests above for additional information.
Cancellations/Scratches: If you must scratch your entry after 7 PM on Friday, December 1, you forfeit all fees unless an equivalent entry type can be filled from a waitlist.
Stalls* & Shavings: Stalls are available within the covered event center. Stalls will be available on a beginning at 12 PM on Friday, December 8th. Stalls, Shavings, RV, Grounds Fees are payable to DSRP when you arrive at the show – pre-reservations are strongly encouraged. Call the DSRP office (512) 894-2390 or email Lily @ firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve. Stalls @ $25/day; Shavings @ $9/bag – 2 bag minimum; RV @ $45/night; Grounds Fee @ $15/day. Credit cards accepted for entry, stalls, shavings, RV & grounds fee. * Owners are responsible for the cost of repairs for any damage to stalls. DSRP Staff has the right to relocate or ask for the removal of horse(s) from stall if they continuously paw, kick, or cause disturbance to those around them.
Grounds Fee: Please note that there will be a $15 grounds fee per day charged for all horses attending this event even if not stalled. ALL horses on the property must check-in with the show office, show proof of negative Coggins, and receive a number for identification that must be worn at all times (e.g., on stall, halter, bridle, saddle, etc.) while on the grounds.
Hook-ups: RV hook-ups are available at Dripping Springs Ranch Park. Call the DSRP office (512) 894-2390 or email Lily @ email@example.com to reserve RV spot.
Arena Size/Type: Dressage tests will be ridden in a 20m x 60m or a 20m X 40m within an indoor, lighted arena with sandy loam footing. A covered warm-up arena is also available. Schooling in the arena will be allowed on Friday, December 10 from 2 to 6 PM. At 6 PM the arena will be closed for preparation. The arena will remain closed until the start of the Dressage show. Leading or ridinghorses around the outside perimeter of the 20 X 60 Dressage arena will be permitted on Saturday and Sunday mornings prior to the show start, as well as during scheduled breaks.
Lunging: Lunging is ONLY permitted in a designated corner of the warm-up arena.
Proof of Negative Coggins Required: This is required of all horses on the property regardless of their entry status.
Check-in: Check-in at the Show Office is REQUIRED of ALL horses upon arrival on the property to secure a show number for your horse(s) and to verify all information pertinent to you and you and your horse’s entry. You must check-in before your first ride.
Smoking: No smoking, please, in any of the event or barn areas.
Veterinarian & Farrier: The Veterinarian and Farrier will be “on call” and names / numbers will be posted at the show office.
Sharps Disposal: $100 fee charged for improper disposal of needles or other sharp disposable instruments. Sharps disposals are available in the stalling area.
Attire & Tack: USEF rules apply. Specifically, in English tack, all riders must wear appropriate safety gear to include, at a minimum, shoes with a heel and a properly fitting and secured (with a chin strap) helmet - ASTM/SEI standards. · Classical Dressage attire is “show casual” (i.e., shirts with a collar and sleeves – short or long). This is a schooling show and jackets are optional. · Western Dressage attire is “show casual” (i.e., long or short sleeve shirts with a collar, cowboy hat or approved helmet). This is a schooling show and “accessories” normally required (e.g., chaps, tie, and vest/coat, etc.) are optional.
Inclement Weather/Cancellation of Activities/Refunds: Due to limited scheduling options at the Park, there is no rain date set for this event. This event will be held in a spacious indoor facility. However, if cancellation of the show occurs prior to the start date/time due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, refunds will be given at the rate of 50% of class fees paid only to cover costs incurred in advance to put on the show (e.g., show advertising, supplies, rosettes, decorations, etc.). Once begun, however, the show will go on unless the weather becomes life-threatening; no refunds will be made after the show starts. Refunds for stalls or paddocks will not be given once a horse has been present in that space. If in doubt, call (512) 894-2390 before you haul!
Dogs: Friendly dogs are welcome, but must be attached to a responsible human by a leash at all times or be in a kennel. Dogs near arenas must not be disruptive. If so, the dog and attached human will be asked to leave the area.
Motorized Vehicle Statement: Minors who do not have a valid driver’s license which allows them to operate a motorized vehicle in the state in which they reside will not be permitted to operate a motorized vehicle of any kind, including, but not limited to, golf carts, motorcycles, scooters, or farm utility vehicles, on the competition grounds of licensed competitions. Minors who have a valid temporary license may operate the above described motorize vehicles as long as they are accompanied by an adult with a valid driver’s license. The parent(s), legal guardian(s), or individual who signs the entry blank as a parent or guardian of a minor operating a motorized vehicle in violation of this rule are solely responsible for any damages, claims, losses or actions resulting from that operation. Violations of this rule will be cause for sanctions against the parent(s), guardian(s) and/or trainer(s) who are responsible for the child committing the offense. Penalties may include exclusion of the child, parent(s), guardian(s), and/or trainer(s) from the competition grounds for the remainder of the competition and charges being filed against any of the above individuals in accordance with Chapter 6 in the USEF Rulebook. Wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices for individuals with disabilities are exempt from this rule.
Show Organizer/Manager's Rights: The Show Organizer/Manager retains the right to cancel any activity or refuse any entry. The Organizer has the right to prohibit, stop, or regulate any action during the course of the activity or occurring on the site of the activity that the Organizer deems improper, unsafe, inhumane, or contrary to the best interests of horse sports, and that might violate the USEF’s and its affiliates’ principles. Judges and management’s decisions are final.
Concessions: We have a WONDERFUL food vendor (Maurice Hamel with Space Cowboy Catering) who will provide delicious options for breakfast, lunch and snacking at the show. Some folks will come to the show just for the food : - )
Show Awards: Rosettes and ribbons awarded for 1st through 6th place in all individual level/test/divisions.
Show Champion and Reserve Champion Awards: Rosettes will be awarded on Saturday and Sunday to the 1st and 2nd place exhibitors for the following divisions: - Junior Dressage - Senior Dressage - Open Dressage Daily show awards will be based on the highest test score received in the Saturday show and the highest test score received in the Sunday show.
Dressage Show Weekend Series Awards*: Rosettes and prizes will be awarded on Sunday at the conclusion of the two-day show and will be given to the 1st and 2nd place exhibitors for the following Divisions: - Junior Dressage - Senior Dressage - Open Dressage
Series awards will be based on an average of the highest test scores received by the exhibitor/horse team in the Saturday show and the Sunday show.
*Must ride a minimum of two dressage tests on Saturday and Sunday to be eligible for Series Awards.