Monday 26 October 2015

SE: Broxton Bridge: USA SE FEI Fundraiser

USA SE Fall Fundraiser Rides, November 6-7, 2015
25/50/75/100 Friday (CEI 1*2*3*) & 25/50/75 Saturday (CEI 1* 2*)


Location: Broxton Bridge Plantation Broxton Bridge Plantation is located 7 miles south of Ehrhardt, SC on Hwy 601, 12 miles north of Hampton on Hwy 601 North and @ 25 miles from I95. GPS 1685 Broxton Bridge Road or N32.59.989 W81.03.121 From the north, exit 57 off of I95. - Call 803-267-3882. From the south, most people get off I95 at exit 38 and drive north to Hampton. Cell service is marginal!

Trails: All trails are groomed hard and soft sand shaded primarily by pines and old growth hardwoods. There are plenty of water stops about every three miles on the trails and we’ll have hay at the water stops on the later loops.

Camping/Stabling/Corrals: Covered corrals and corral panels are available. Covered corrals are $20 per night (LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE MUST PAY IN ADVANCE) and four-panel corrals are $9 per night. To reserve panels and covered corrals see the ride registration form. Reserve panels early as we may run out. Remember, each horse owner, trainer and/or rider is responsible for safe camping and restraint of their horses. We thank those of you who rake up all hay/manure and put it into blue tubs - sadly, some people do not clean up at all, and Broxton asks that we implement a clean up fee of $25 if you do not rake up hay/manure into piles and put into tubs. We are not the only group who loves this facility, so please help us keep it clean!


Camping/RV Park and Lodging: To reserve an electric hook-up, see the ride reservation form. Full bath house on grounds. See Camp will open Thursday,November 5th at 10 am. Early arrival primitive camping for $15 per night is available for early arrivals or late departures. YOU CANNOT PRIMITIVE CAMP NEAR ELECTRIC HOOKUPS without paying for them. Historic lodges which are ON THE GROUNDS are $80 per room per night. LIMITED availability as we must lodge our officials. For ROOM reservations call Cheryl at 386-566-4820 email Other lodging choices are Ehrhardt Hall 803-267-2020 or Days Inn Hampton 866-608-5966

Distances: AERC 25/50/75 mile rides each day with 100 on Friday– FEI CEI 80 km, 120 km Senior and JY each day plus 160 km on Friday. Introductory Rides each day! Athletes have 6 hours to complete the 25 miles (40 km), 12 hours to complete the 50 miles (80 km), 18 hours to complete the 75 miles (120 km) and 24 hours to complete the 100 mile (160 km) rides. Please see the FEI draft schedule for loop lengths and projected hold times for each phase.

Cancellations: Once you vet in, there are no refunds if you choose not to ride. If you should have to cancel before arriving on site, or did not vet in successfully, AERC entry fees will be refunded, minus the $20 (per day) non-refundable portion of your entry; however, no-shows/no-calls and withdrawals or pulls after crossing the start line will not receive any refunds. Meal tickets are non-refundable unless your ticket can be sold. Cancellations must be made directly to ride management. If a FEI horse does not successfully vet in, an office fee of $50 plus the USEF IHP & Drug fees must be paid. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the ride. All people must pay any camping charges also.

Farrier and Vet Fees: Riders will be responsible for any individual farrier or vet services. Failure to pay any of these fees in a timely manner will result in any rider and/or owner not being welcome at future rides, and potential forfeiture of points and qualifications.

Junior Riders:Riders must be accompanied by an adult over 21 and wear an approved helmet. Everyone must wear a helmet when mounted.

Awards: Daily completion awards to all. Top Ten awards for all distances each day along with Best Condition for each distance. Junior & weight division prizes also!

Food: Each rider will receive two meals Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday nights. The Broxton Bridge Snack Shack will also be open for snacks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and Sunday morning.

Food: Each rider will receive two meals Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday nights. The Broxton Bridge Snack Shack will also be open for snacks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and Sunday morning.

Registration/Fees: All AERC ride applications with deposits received or postmarked on or before October 28 will not pay a late fee. A $20 deposit per day is required with entry and all signed waivers. For example, riding both days, deposit is $40. Riding one day, deposit is $20. There is a $15 fee charged for all competition riders who are not current members of AERC. Bad check fee of $50 – we can work payments with you as we understand cash flow but please ask in advance! On-site registration begins Thursday at noon. Vet in to follow around 2 pm for AERC. The entry fee includes camping for two nights. Early arrivals are welcome although you are responsible for additional primitive camping fees before Thursday night or after Saturday night, or if you are there more than 2 nights per ride. The fee is $15 so please be straight with us! The
AERC 25/50 are $125 for senior riders, $65 for AERC juniors. Other fees are on the registration webpage. The introductory ride includes meal and camping for $60. FEI fees are listed on the last page and you should send payment in full by 28 January.

Ride Management Team: Grace Ramsey, Ride Manager; Lynn Kenelly, Cheryl Van Deusen, Mary Farris, Ranger, Katherine Capps, Adelia Ramey, Pat Thomas, Carol Thompson, Nancy Gooch, Jo Steele (secretary), Mark Dial and other USA SE Volunteers, who we really appreciate as we could NOT do this without help! Please pitch in and help when you can!

Veterinarians: (Subject to change) HEAD VET: Dr. Nick Kohut, PA; Dr. Deanna Spiker, CA; Dr. Dee Dee Huff, KY; Dr. Dwight Hooten CO; Dr. Julia Wolfe, VA, Dr. Lynne Johnson, VA; Dr. Heather Caplan Brass, SC, Dr. Natalie Lamneck, FL.

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