Southern States Purcellville Summer Show Series
We are very excited to offer our another year of the Morven Park Summer Show Series! Each show is TIP, VHSA, and BHSA recognized. Entries will only be accepted via HorsesShowsOnline.com. We will be offering hunter rings as well as a jumper ring for all dates:
- April 3 (entries open March 21)
- May 22 (entries open May 9)
- June 5 (entries open May 23)
- June 26 (entries open June 13)
- July 10 (entries open June 27)
- July 18 (entries open July 5)
- August 1 (entries open July 18)
- September 4 (entries open August 22)
Each show will be held in our beautiful new outdoor arenas with Attwood Eurotex footing. Each show will feature a 2’6” and 3’ hunter derby, and a 2’ hunter derby limited to juniors and amateurs. We have again partnered with Erin Gilmore Photography to be the official photographer for each show in the series.
The top 12 horses/ponies will be invited to compete in the Derby Finals held during our final show on September 4. Series-end championship awards and prizes will be presented at the September show for every division.
Contact us at EqOffice@MorvenPark.org with any questions. We hope to see you at the show!
2021 Show Supporters:
HUNTER DERBY SPONSOR:
Total Equine Veterinary Associates
MINI DERBY SPONSOR:
AA Hunter - Connors Coverage Group - Equine Insurance Specialist
Working Hunter - Rokeby Farm Stables
Jr/Adult Amateur Equitation on the Flat - Cedar Creek Farm
California Warm Up, Arena 2 - MEA Haven Farm
Pony Equitation - Carol Eichner/Ever Ready Farm
California Warm Up, Arena 3 - Cheri Kershner/Daybreak Farm
Leadline - Rachel Howell/Quiet Haven Farm
Interested in sponsoring the Summer Show Series? Email StrategicPartnerships@MorvenPark.org
The following COVID-19 Guidelines must be adhered to when competing and/or attending our competitions. In addition, all Federal, State, and local laws that may be applicable must be followed. Management reserves the right to change the guidelines when/if it is necessary. Failure to follow guidelines may result in expulsion from the show grounds.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. (see www.cdc.gov)
If you plan to come to the competition grounds, you must be able to assure management that neither you, nor anyone in your household:
1. Has tested positive or has been presumed positive for COVID-19 at any time during the past 14 days
2. Has been advised by a healthcare professional to self-quarantine at any time during the past 14 days
3. Has been in close physical contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has been presumed positive for COVID-19, during the past 14 days
4. Is subject to a quarantine order or a recommendation of a healthcare professional that, in either case, would make it inadvisable to attend a public event or competition.
5. Has, within the past 24 hours, exhibited any of the following symptoms: fever of 100.4 or greater, cough, shortness of breath.
- Social distancing guidelines must be followed at all times. Current guidelines call for a 6’ minimum spacing between individuals. Do NOT gather in groups.
- Masks are required at all times and can only be taken off while mounted on a horse.
- The use of gloves is encouraged, but not required. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Please frequently clean and disinfect all tack, equipment, and surfaces that others may come in contact with. This includes tack trunks, reins, halters, lead ropes, and other common items that others may come in contact with during event attendance.
- Please use trash receptacles, so that staff does not have to come in contact with contaminated items that are not discarded properly. DO NOT LITTER!
- All competitors and attendees are responsible for monitoring their own personal and family health prior too, during, and after attending a competition.
- Please keep time spent on the competition grounds to a minimum, in order to limit contact and exposure to yourself and other attendees.
Warm Up Arena Guidelines
- Warm up jumps will be set up at least 8 feet away from each other to ensure safe social distancing.
- No crowding at the warm-up jumps! Only the trainer and one groom (if needed) will be allowed to set jumps and be inside the warm-up ring.
- Spray bottles containing disinfectant will be available at each warm-up jump to wipe down jump before using (if desired).
- Everyone is strongly encouraged to wear gloves while handling the jumps.
In-Gate to Competition Rings
- NO CROWDING AT THE IN GATE! Only 2 horses and their associated people will be allowed near the in gate at once. Everyone is to maintain a safe social distance.
- In-gate personnel will be behind a plastic shield.
- “X” markers will be laid out to form a line to check in or ask the announcer a question while not mounted.
- Ribbons and prizes will be available for pickup at the show office. Please send ONE representative from your barn to collect ribbons at the end of your show day.
- Check in for stabling is between noon-4:00 p.m. the day before the show. Prior entry is not permitted at this time as the gates to the Park are still closed to the public. Please call Samantha at 703-777-2890 ext.6614 upon arrive to check into your stalls.
- Barns/Trainers will be spaced apart (minimum of 2 stalls on each side) from other Barns/Trainers.
- When possible, stabling will be spaced out such that different barns/trainers will not have to walk through the same entrance of the barn to get to their stalls.
- Common touch surfaces, such as the water spigot, will have a spray bottle to disinfect the surface both before and after use. Each barn is required to bring their own hose.
Photo credit (for all images on page): Erin Gilmore Photography
To view all photos from the 2020 Summer Show Series, visit ErinGilmorePhotos.com