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Schedule for East and West Coast Stallion Tests Announced

The North American Stallion Sport Test, LLC has released the schedule of events for both the East Coast and West Coast stallion tests in Oct/Nov 2017. All listed events are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend. A complimentary lunch will be provided at the East Coast site at Hilltop Farms on November 1st.. Please RSVP to holly@hilltopfarminc.com if you plan to attend that day.

An educational event is slated at both sites at the end of Day 2. Hilltop will feature Jurgen Koschel discussing Young Horse Dressage Training on November 1st. Pollyrich Farms will host Gerd Sickinger & Dieter Stut discussing Young Horse Jumper Training on November 4th.

Pollyrich will also be the site of a wine-tasting and dinner following the educational event on Saturday. Tickets are $50 per person, and reservations should be made in advance to BuffyOas@me.com

A copy of the schedule in PDF may be found here.


East Coast Testing Oct 31st-Nov 2nd
Hilltop Farm, 1089 Nesbitt Rd. Colora, MD 21917
PH: 410-658-9898 

October 31st (Day 1 – East Coast)
Vet Check, Schooling Sessions
12:45pm Vet Check
2-4pm Schooling Sessions 

November 1st (Day 2 – East Coast)
Observed Schooling AM, Testing PM
9:30am-12pm Schooling Sessions (Dressage)
12-1pm Lunch – Complimentary. Please RSVP to holly@hilltopfarminc.com
2-4pm Individual Dressage Tests
4-6pm EDUCATIONAL SESSION: Young Horse Dressage Training with Jurgen Koschel

November 2nd (Day 3 – East Coast)
Guest Rider AM, Licensings
8:30-11am Guest Rider
12pm Stallion Licensings


West Coast Testing Nov 3rd-5th
Pollyrich Farms, 468 Ballard Canyon Road Solvang, CA 93463
PH: 805-688-0220

November 3rd
Vet Check, Schooling Sessions
12:00pm Vet Check
1:15-2:30pm Schooling Sessions (Dressage)
2:30-4:00pm Schooling Sessions (Jumper) 

November 4th
Observed Schooling AM, Testing PM
8:15-9:30 Schooling Sessions (Dressage)
9:30-11:30am Schooling Sessions (Jumper)
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-1:15pm Dressage Test
1:30-3:30pm Jumper Test
3:30-5:30pm Young Jumper Training with Gerd Sickinger & Dieter Stut
5:30 Wine Tastings, Followed by Dinner Party – $50/ticket all-inclusive. Please RSVP to BuffyOas@me.com 

November 5th
Guest Rider AM, Licensing PM
8:30-9:00am Guest Rider (Dressage)
9:30am-11:30am Guest Rider (Jumper)
12pm Stallion Licensings

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