October 13, 2019 One Day Event

When: Sunday, October 13; Open schooling on Saturday October 12, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Opening Date: Tuesday, September 3. Closing date: Tuesday October 1, 2019.

Where: Catalpa Corner Horse Park, Iowa City, IA

Tentative Schedule: Open Schooling 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.  Sunday dressage starts at 8 a.m., showjumping tentative start at 10:00; Riders proceed directly from showjumping to XC.

Levels offered: Novice, Beginner Novice, Starter, Fantasy

No pre-registration required for open schooling.

Ride times: will be posted via link from this website’s homepage on Tuesday October 8.

Dress: Neat casual.  Breeches, belt, boots or paddock boots and half chaps, shirt with a collar.  Must have ASTM-approved helmet and hard-soled shoes whenever mounted.  Must have safety vest for xc schooling and jumping phase of competition.  

Fees: Show entry, including Saturday night stabling, show fees and saturday xc school is $175.  If rider is not schooling on Saturday and is hauling in on Sunday and working out of your trailer for the show only, entry is $100. Additional dressage test(s): $25 per test.  A refundable $25 stall strip fee is required.  Stall deposit checks will be shredded or PayPal stall strip deposits returned if stalls are stripped. Draw checks to CCCHT.  Mail to Camie Stockhausen, Attn: October ODE, 57560 Highway 210, Cambridge, IA, 50046-8583 PayPal to Catalpacorner@gmail.com in two payments: $181 ($6 convenience fee); and $25.  Do not use PayPal friends and family option.

Your entry will be complete when you 1) complete the below online entry form; 2) send payment for entry and separate $25 stall deposit check or PayPal payments; and 3) and send signed and dated Catalpa Corner release form. If you pay by PayPal, you may present the waiver to the show office to receive your number.

Show will be held rain or shine.  If cancellation is required due to footing concerns, refunds less show set up expenses will be granted.

Riders who are not competing in the show may school on Saturday for a $70 fee paid upon entry to the park.  Stabling preference will be granted to those entered in the show.  Stabling for those not entered in the show, if space allows, is $25. Friday night stabling is also available for an additional $25. Saturday’s schooling will open at 9 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.

Entries are considered complete only when electronic entry (below) is submitted, and signed Catalpa waiver, USEA entry fee, refundable stall deposit and any other requested information is received by the secretary. Withdrawals or changes to entry accepted by email only before 9 p.m. on the closing date.  Withdrawal refunds will be less a $25 office fee. Changes after closing date, if possible, will incur a $25 office fee. Post entries accepted with $25 late fee and if space is available. Stallion entry by permission of organizer only – additional tack stall required.

Camping: Available on site.  $30 for the weekend.  Sign up on registration form.

Dressage tests: All tests 2018 B for the level.  Starter and fantasy 2018 USEF Beginner Novice Test B

Electronic Entry Form will be live on Tuesday September at 7 a.m.  Use the scroll bar on the right to complete form.

Vera Kessels Barisone Bio

Vera Kessels Barisone is a native of the Netherlands and became a US Citizen in March, 2014.  Growing up in a family of show jumpers, Vera eventually found that her passion is for dressage. Vera has a busy teaching and training business and has developed numerous horses to the Grand Prix level.

Vera moved to the United States in 1995 after working for ten years at a large training and sales barn in Holland. She brought her Grand Prix horse Dotato to the US and initially worked as a trainer for Nan Sexton. Eventually she started her own business, met Michael Barisone, and things developed from there.

Every September Vera travels to the foal auction in Holland and buys two or three foals, as well as a couple of young horses to start, thus keeping the family business growing and thriving.

Michael Barisone and Vera Kessels-Barisone own and operate Barisone Dressage in Long Valley, NJ and Wellington, FL. They specialize in bringing young horses up through the levels and have produced numerous Grand Prix horses. They also have a coaching program that includes many dedicated adult amateurs.