Field Day at Walnut Creek Informal ODE August 17, 2013


Informal attire welcome!

Entries are closed.

What: Informal One Day Event (ODE), including dressage, xc and showjumping

Who: Beginner Novice and Novice Eventers, entry limit 12, so enter early!

Where: Walnut Creek, 54643 282nd street, Ames, IA

When: Saturday August 17. Entry deadline noon Monday August 12. Ride times for fully completed entries only will be posted Monday evening.

Formal attire welcome too

Formal attire welcome too

Why: An opportunity to practice your eventing competition skills. Braid if you want to practice it, wear your showclothes if you want to test run them. Unbraided and neat informal attire welcome as well.

Details: The purpose of this day is to provide an opportunity for riders to try their hand at eventing or bring out a green horse by doing a run through of a horse trial in one day. Dressage tests will be scored, but no other scoring will take place. Riders can go around any fence that they wish with no penalty. This is for fun and to work the kinks out of your competition skills. Dressage test B for both levels. Downloadable here. USEF rules for eventing will be followed where safety is concerned. ASTM-approved helmets and hard-soled boots are required, safety vests are recommended.

A relaxing family day

A relaxing family day

Judge/TD: Camie Stockhausen, USEA ICP-certified instructor, who has also completed all requirements for USEF certification as an Eventing Judge and Eventing Technical Delegate and will test for both certifications at 5 Points Horse Trials at the Carolina Horse Park, Raeford, NC in September 2013.

XC, simple course with water, ditches and terrain challenges, no time will be kept, but management reserves the right to comment on pace. 😉 Showjumping in sand and grass.


All ages welcome

Tentative Schedule: 9:00 a.m. dressage; 11:00 showjumping, followed immediately by xc. Riders may choose to ride their showjumping rounds in xc attire.

Entry fee for ODE, including park fees and lunch for one person, $100. Additional lunches can be purchased with entry fee or at the entrance to the show for $7.

No onsite stabling.

How to Enter: Please complete online entry form below and send. You may make payment of for entry fee and additional lunches, if desired, by Paypal to or by check made out to ‘Field Day’ to 57560 highway 210, Cambridge, IA 50046. Paid entries will be scheduled. Ride times will be posted on Monday August 12, which is also the deadline for entry.


Just good eventing fun

For locals: We’ll have a set up party on Thursday evening August 15th, starting at 5 p.m. or whenever you can make it. We’ll be numbering xc jumps, creating a start box and finish line, setting up the showjumping course and other duties as they appear. The show will provide sandwiches to anyone who shows up with a snappy smile and a pair of work gloves. Let me know if I can plan on you. Thanks!