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Summer Jumper Derby  & Dressage Show at the Virginia Horse Center


Saturday, July 20, 2024


A Jumper Derby combines stadium jumps and cross country jumps that might typically be encountered at an event or horse trial. This is a good test of your horse’s willingness to jump a mix of fences. This competition is open to any eventer, hunter or jumper who wants to practice for the upcoming season or wants to add a little variety and fun to their jumping. Anyone who wants to have fun in a low key casual atmosphere is welcome!!!


All Jumping Divisions will consist of 3 rounds:


Round 1: Optimum time round. Set course, the rider with the least amount of penalties and closest to optimum time wins. (time will not be disclosed prior to the round until all riders  have gone).


Round 2: Speed round with Jump off. Set course, if clear rider can stay for jump off round after bell or whistle. Least penalties and fastest time wins.


Round 3: Gambler’s Choice round. All obstacles will have a set value, each rider will be given a set amount of time to jump as many of these obstacles clear as possible, the rider with the most points at the end of the division wins.


All Dressage Divisions will be placed according to Level

Any CURRENT USEA or USDF test will be available and will be ridden in the large or small arena as appropriate for the test


Entry Fees:

  • $35/jumping class or $80/division, PRE-ENTRIES ONLY! TIMES WILL BE ASSIGNED PROIR TO EVENT!

  • Dressage Test $35 per test or $65 for 2 tests

  • The Virginia Horse Center grounds fee $35. Stabling available for $45/night or $85 for 2 nights.

  • Entries close Wednesday, July 17, 2023

  • Entries available online or mail them to Eventing In Virginia, 2406 Cortland St, Waynesboro, VA 22980.  PayPal & Venmo available.  Make checks payable to EIV.


Divisions: if enough entries will divide into Senior/Junior. All divisions will have a mix of SJ and XC jumps appropriate for the level.


Tadpole – Rails on the ground up to 6 – 8 inches tall

Green – Fences up to 18” tall

Advanced Green –2’0 - 2’3 verticals

Beginner Novice – 2’4 -2’7 verticals & oxers

Novice – 2’8 – 2”11 verticals & oxers – may have Liverpool option, ditch and skinny

Training – 3’0- 3’3 verticals, oxers – may have Liverpool option, ditch, corner and skinny

Modified - 3'3-3'5 verticals, oxers - may have Liverpool option, ditch, corner and skinny

Preliminary – 3’4 – 3’7- verticals, oxers may have Liverpool, corners & skinnies, bounces


General Rules and Regulations:

  • Generally run according to USEA rules where applicable.  The organizer further reserves the right to combine or split classes within the division if entries warrant. No classes will be run out of order. 


  • Entries available online

  • No unauthorized assistance will be allowed. Riders must perform their courses from memory

  • Horses may be competed in up to 2 consecutive divisions

  • Attire: Informal but neat and tidy. SEI/ASTM Helmets are required. Medical armbands strongly recommended. 

  • Tack & equipment: only running martingales are permitted.

  • Courses will be open for walking the night before the event, the morning of prior to 8am and just prior to each division. Arena will be open for flat schooling only the day before and prior to 8am the morning of. Competition will begin no earlier than 8am.

  • Ribbons 1st – 6th for each class and Champion and reserve champion for each division.

  • Event will fill in a first come first serve basis

  • Please include current coggins with the registration form

  • Cancelation/Scratching Policies: 

    • Scratching before closing date we will refund entry minus a $50 office fee​

    • Scratching after closing date: No refund

    • Event cancelation due to weather or unforseen circumstances, refunds will be issued from what is left after the expenses that have already been paid.

  • Address 487 Maury River Rd, Lexington, VA 24450

  • Stabling: Please contact show secretary about stabling. (

  • For more information, please email Gammon Castellvi (

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