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Enter Now for the Colorado Horse Park Horse Trials and Area IX Championships

Mary Adelaide Brakenridge/PMG
Saturday, September 14, 2013 :: Posted 08:42:40 AM EDT

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Parker, CO - September 13, 2013 - The Colorado Horse Park will host the Area IX Eventing Championships at its CHP Horse Trials, scheduled for Oct. 12-13. Registration will close on Sept. 24, so send in your entries now to secure your place.

The Area IX Championships include Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Preliminary and Intermediate divisions. The horse trials also offer non-championship classes at each of those levels.

        Darlene McInnes and Warlord tackle the Colorado Horse Park's cross-country course

Competitors will enjoy the varied terrain and creative fences of the cross-country course, which features three water complexes. The course offers technical challenges appropriate for each division, with a multitude of different obstacles designed to give horses and riders a good test.

David O'Connor and James Atkinson collaborated on the initial design for the cross-country course. Atkinson later became the sole course designer for the facility. Brian Curry will design the show jumping course for the horse trials. Robert Stevenson of Wyoming will be the head of the ground jury. Sheila Strickler of Arizona, Anita Owens of Colorado and Gwen Ka'awaloa of Colorado will serve as judges, and Ana Schravesande of Mexico will be the technical delegate.

                                          Julianne Van Halst and Tristan

The dressage phase begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, and show jumping follows at 11 a.m. Cross country takes place on Sunday, Oct. 13, beginning at 8 a.m. Show jumping practice rounds will be held Friday, the day before dressage, at $20 per round. All times are subject to change.

For additional information, please contact Vivien Van Buren, Organizer, at 303-883-6560 or Vniviv@cs.com.

Entries may be sent to:

Rick Dunkerton, Event Secretary

PO Box 1647

Laurel, MS 39441

Phone (601) 498-3330 until Sept. 25 then (303) 841-7461 (show office)

Fax (601) 426-9984

View entry status online: www.coloradohorsepark.com

Riders may enter online at www.EventEntries.com and mail original signatures, copy of Coggins, copies of USEF memberships (if applicable) and checks (if necessary) to Secretary. Checks should be made out to Colorado Horse Park. Read the omnibus listing at http://www.useventing.com/competitions/omnibus-list?event=15408 for more information.

                                             Erin Hofmann and Macchiato

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