Does YOUR horse love his bit?

About the Spring/Summer Dressage Shows


The year 2019 will be our 25th annual Spring Dressage Show at Horse Amour, and 7th ever Summer Dressage Show. Dressage is the basis for all correct riding and the foundation for all other equestrian competitions. The horse needs a period of rest from the physical demands of jumping, and riders need a time to come back to the basics with correct flatwork. Our Spring Dressage Show is the grande finale for all our winter Dressage schooling. But April is early! We have added a Summer Show to further enjoy dressage! Dressage is great fun when combined with music, teamwork and the incredibly enjoyable creativity and talent that our competitors bring to this show!


ENTRY FORM


Classes Available:

Intro Level Test B

Intro Level Test C

Training Level Test 1

Training Level Test 2

Training Level Test 3

First Level Tests

Leadline Test

Western Dressage & Test of Choice

Musical Freestyle Intro Level

Musical Freestyle Training Level

Musical Freestyle First Level

Pas De Deux/Pas De Trois

Quadrille Intro Level

Quadrille Training Level

Quadrille First Level

Quadrille Freestyle (used in our shows)

Quadrille Guidelines


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Click the entry form link to print a copy of the entry form.  All of the tests have a link as well, and can be printed from here. Western patterns, as well as first level and above, are your choice, please make arrangements with staff(test of choice class). Be aware that we usually do the entire show in our small dressage arena.

The Vintage Rockers AC/DC Quadrille 2007.


Horse Trials 2019

July 7—July 21—August 11—October 6

Grasshopper

2019 Intro Test B

Fences not to exceed 20”

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Puddle Jumper  

Beginner Novice TestA 2018

Fences approx. 2

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Beginner Novice:
2018 Beginner Novice Test B 

Fences not to exceed 2’6

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Novice:
2018 Novice Test A 

Fences not to exceed 2’9

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Also offered at each event: 

*Dressage Division— ride just a test, or tests, or a test in addition to your 2 or 3 phase entry

*2-Phase Divisions. Ride a test of your choice, and a stadium jump course of your choice. Or ride a test, and cross country round without stadium.

*"mix & match" division, choose your test and fence heights. Test must be of equal or higher level that jump heights. For example: BN Test A, & grasshopper jumps.

*team challenge; 3 riders who team up for the event and have lowest total cumulative scores as a team at the end of the day will win great prizes! You must be at least participating in 2-Phase to enter.

*High point dressage of the day award.


2019 ENTRY FORM


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Horse Amour Horse Trial Rules


1. Proper headgear is required at all times when mounted. ASTM certified helmet with secure harness. Equestrian protective vests required for the jumping phases. (Available in our Tack Shop for sale)

2. Current Negative coggins and proof of rabies required. Signed entry and release form required. ENTRIES CLOSE THURSDAY PRIOR TO EVENT DATE. Late fee: $25.

3. Calling of test to 2-phase or 3-phase riders is discouraged, however it is a schooling show and will be allowed with permission from the show secretary, calling will be permitted for Judged Dressage. No unauthorized assistance on Cross Country, no calling of stadium fences. Calling of course will be penalized by 20 penalties per call.

4. After a third refusal, move on to the next fence. If you make a fourth attempt you will be asked to discontinue. Other than this there will be no elimination, unless safety of horse or rider is in question, or in case of the fall of a horse, or second fall of a rider on the same course as first fall. Schooling by permission at conclusion of event, for anyone with a trainer and/or schooling issue on course. Schooling will be permitted for anyone for an additional fee.

5. No martingales in Dressage. Snaffle bits required, alternative bits must be approved by Horse Amour staff prior to beginning competition, and may carry an additional penalty from judge. Safety is our priority, pelhams, wonder bits, kimberwickes allowed for X/C with permission, alternative bits may be permitted by management w/prior declaration and approval.

6. Refunds before closing date less $20. After closing date no refund. In case of cancellation of competition, full refund.

7. Change of horse for year end points will be allowed only if the horse becomes unsound or is sold. Points may not be transferred to a different division. Enter"mix & match" division if you think you will be surfing the divisions throughout the season.

8. Overnite stabling or paddocks may be available, contact staff for availability & prices. There is not always availability for stabling.

9. Contesting scores: you have 30 minutes to file a complaint after scores have been posted. Jump judges will remain available for this time. All judges decisions are final. Our fence judges are volunteers who help make this competition possible. Please be kind and appreciative.

10. Minimum time for Cross Country will be determined and posted before the event, and will be very reasonable. 10 penalties per minute will be accrued by riders exceeding the time limit. Not all Trials are timed. We will let you know.

11. Absolutely no unnecessary roughness or abuse of animals will be tolerated.

12. Judged Dressage and 2-Phase will be scored in penalty points to accomodate all divisions.

13. Copies of tests available on the website (www.horseamour.com).

14. This is a horse trials-- please make other arrangements for your dog.

15. We cannot prearrange fair weather. Our events will be held rain or shine, if weather becomes dangerous (i.e. lightening, hail) temporary delays will be enforced.

16. We are not governed by the rules of any equestrian associations. Our rules are our rules only. 

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Join us for friendly, laid back schooling competitions!


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2019 Calendar of Events


Calendar of Events


January 12 Horsepower 4-H club banquet

January 18 IEA practice

January 20 Mounted Pony Club Meeting, Horse Amour

January 26 RCPC Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction

January 27 Rutland County Hippology

February 10 Valentine’s Gymkhana, Horse Amour

February 17 Horsepower 4-H Sewing Day

February 17 Pony Club Lesson

February 19-22 Winter Camp at Horse Amour

March 1 Rutland County Quiz Bowl

March 9 State 4-H Quiz Bowl, Fair Haven

March tba Arts & Crafts Clinic, Rutland County 4-H 

March 16 Pony Club Quiz

March 17 Pony Club Lesson

March 24 Mounted Pony Club Meeting, Horse Amour

March 31 Pony Club Lesson

April 6 State 4-H Hippology

April 6 Kathi Bruce clinic, Horse Amour

April 16-20, & 28 Spring Dressage Camp

April 7 Mounted Pony Club Meeting

April 28 Spring Dressage Show at Horse Amour

May 1 Eastern State Applications Due to County Office

May 5 GMHA Schooling Jumper Show

May 5 State 4-H Horse Judging

May 11 4-H State Day

May 10-12 Rutland County 4-H Clinic, Fairgrounds

May 17-18 Regional Pony Club Dressage Rally, Addison

June 9 North Country Horses Show, Gansevoort, NY

June 14 Jumper Night at Horse Amour

June 16 Extreme Obstacle Play Day at Circle F Stables (Horsemasters Only)

June 22 GMHA Starter Horse Trials

June 23 Mounted Pony Club Meeting, Centerline Farm

June 28 Jumper Night at Horse Amour

June 30 Schooling Fun Jumper Show (tentative)

July 7 Horse Amour Horse Trials #1

July 11-14 Vermont State 4-H Horse Show

July 17-19 Adult Dressage Camp

July 21 Horse Amour Horse Trials #2

July 22-27  Summer Dressage Camp

July 28 Horse Amour Summer Dressage Show

August 4 Centerline Farm Show and Trail Competition

August 11 Horse Amour Horse Trials #3

August 14-18 VT State Fair

August 17 VT State Fair Horse Show

August 23 Schooling Jumper Show, Horse Amour

August 25 Rutland County Pony Club Show, Centerline Farm

September 22 Old Timer’s Show, Cambridge NY

September 29 Centerline Farm Show & Trail Trials

October 7 Horse Amour Horse Trials #4

October 19 Fall Fun Day


Farm Tour


Horse Amour is a small dressage and combined training barn in the Green Mountains of Vermont. We are home to innovative and unique equine activities, and are committed to the comfort and happiness of our horses.

Our stadium jumping arena.

Located in the quaint & historical college town of Castleton, we have a spectacular southern view of the Birdseye Valley. Our entire facility is at the top of a dead end dirt road. We have a 60 x 120 indoor riding arena, 36 stalls, an outdoor sand dressage arena and a huge stadium jumping arena. We have built an ever expanding cross country course, with 3 levels for a total of over 50 obstacles. We are constantly building and improving on our facility. We are home to the world's best schoolhorses, instructors and boarders, and the home of Horsepower 4-H Club, Rutland County Pony Club, Vintage Horsepower, and Horsemasters, the adult version of Pony Club.  We hold many activities year round, as well as attending away shows and events with our staff, boarders and students.To inquire about becoming part of our terrific family, give us a visit, send us an email or give us a call.

Our cross country course winds around the property.


Our sand dressage arena is surrounded by peaceful woods on 3 sides.



Our dead end dirt road is a very pleasant and easy trailride.

We have limited trails on our small property, but this loop through the x/c course is great.


And of course our indoor arena allows us to ride, whatever the weather!


After a spring turnout—grass hangovers!!! After a shower, look where the rainbow ends!

Bit Wipes

Does YOUR horse love his bit?

Horse Amour Peppermint Bit Wipes are an original equestrian product, circa 2004. Bit Wipes were created as a solution to the problem of proper bit care in a large lesson barn. As you can see by our website we are a full time operating lesson stable and boarding barn, not a commercial manufacturer. Although the finished product is assembled for us in Iowa, our Bit Wipes are handled personally in the basement of our house after chores each day, and shipped to retailers accross the country and to Canada.


Unloading our Bit Wipes at Horse Amour. Manufactured in the Midwest, but sold case by case out of our home in Vermont.

Since the addition of Bit Wipes in our barn, we have had great success with our horses taking the bit more readily and our students have an easy and fun way to take proper care of bits without the damaging effects of water on the bridle leather. Young horses who have been bitted from the start with regular use of Bit Wipes have quickly learned to reach for their bits, since they taste good! The wipes are also so gentle and refreshing that they are great for wiping around the muzzle and dock area as well, and for dirty hands and faces of riders. Peppermint is clean, fresh, 100% natural and has many health benefits attributed to it; from calming qualities for mental health to digestive benefits. With the 2007 addition of Golden Delicious Apple Bit Wipes, there is now a flavor alternative.


This is a shipment of Bit Wipes, packed up and ready to ship to our major distributor English Riding Supply.

Reducing the resistance of the bitting process has enhanced the horse/rider relationship in our barn and it can do the same in yours! A horse who looks forward to taking his bit is truly a pleasure, and is going to be more relaxed, leading to  a softer contact and connection with the rider.


The basement of our split level ranch is the warehouse!

I carry a canister in my truck to wipe the fuel from my hands at the service station, to clean hands after the drive-thru or concession at a horse show, to give a show ring shine to my horse’s muzzle and nostrils when ringside, or to do a last minute touch up to boots or stirrup irons. The wonderful natural scent of peppermint evaporates entirely, leaving only a fresh tingle and clean feeling behind. I can’t be at a horse show without my Bit Wipes! I’ve been laughed at a few times for carrying my bit wipes into the porto-potty at a horse show, but on a 90 degree day, trust me they are refreshing!


This is my basement from the inside. 1/2 full of Bit Wipes, 7 pallets worth.

Only triple distilled gourmet peppermint extract is used to flavor Horse Amour Peppermint Bit Wipes; the same peppermint used to flavor ice cream and candy. All ingredients are human-grade, not animal. The wipe itself is of the highest quality; they will not tear or leave fiber behind. There are 40 5 x 7” wipes in each canister. The canister is perfectly portable in any brush box, and is completely recyclable. All ingredients and parts are 100% MADE IN THE USA.


And the basement from the outside. Full with 14 pallets of Bit Wipes!

Bit Wipes are available at finer tack shops everywhere, and in all of the major equine retail catalogs. Horse Amour sells only to authorized retailers— if that is you, give us a call or send an email requesting dealer information.

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We are always interested in our customers feedback, and enjoy hearing about the many uses our customers find for their Bit Wipes. Email us today at info@horseamour.com 


--Sue

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Po© Sue Cook 2015