Notara Farm Horse Driving Trial & Combined Test in Verona, WI

June 5th, 2013 9:39 AM | Comments Off on Notara Farm Horse Driving Trial & Combined Test in Verona, WI

Dave Kraus, photo courtesy of Mary Ruth Marks.

The Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton would like to invite all to the Notara Farm Horse Driving Trial & Combined Test in Verona, WI! Held Saturday, July 6, 2013, it includes a clinic with Mike Mclennan on Sunday. Training level will allow pneumatic tires; Casual attire ok; Marathon carriages ok. Classes include Singles and Multiples; VSE, Pony, and Horse, with levels and divisions: HOT= Training and Preliminary; CT =Training, Preliminary.

7732 Riverside Road, Verona, WI 53593
Rating: ADS
Method of Accepting Entries: First come, first served, Limited# entries allowed
Use ADS Entry Form(s)
Contact Mary Ruth Marks for more info: 7732 Riverside Road, Verona, WI 53593
C: 608-513-7490; e-mail:
Secretary: Donna Thomas; 5996 Hwy A, Brooklyn, WI 53521; H: 608-835-8549; C: 608-332-0704; e-mail:
Officials: Jury President: Mike Mclennan, TX; Technical Delegate: Debra Bevan; Course Designer: Mary Ruth Marks

Fees: Entry/Class Fees: $95; Post Entry Fees: add $15; Entry Fee Refund Policy: If a wait listed competitor can take spot, less $25 office fee; Full refund if show cancels.

Stall Fee: Only 4 stalls available on site $50; stalls must be cleaned (soiled bedding only) prior to leaving; 12 stalls available at Hickory Knoll Farm ($30/night) just a few miles
away. Contact & pay John Freiburger at; Other Fees: Grounds fee /ADS competitor fee $10;

Clinic Lessons: see below; Make Checks Payable to: Notara Farm/Equine Basics and send to show secretary

Tentative Schedule
Stable Opens: Friday, July 5, noon; Secretary’s Office Opens: Saturday, 7am- Spm; No Course Walk or
Presentation; Brief Briefing: 8:30am; Safety Check: 15 min. before your dressage test; Dressage: 9:00am; Cones:
Immediately after dressage; Marathon: After lunch break after cones; Social Events: Awards ceremony and snacks; Food available: on grounds Saturday only; Bring your own water for your horses! Only 1 hose a long way away!

Private lessons with Mike Mclennan (WEG driver) on Sunday: $125 lesson -limited spots- contact Secretary
Dressage Test(s): (HOT) Training Test 4; Preliminary Test 4; (CT): Training Test 4; Preliminary Test 4; Ring/Warm-up area Footing: Grass; Marathon: Terrain: Flat, some rolling, some hills- grass; Level: Training; Preliminary approx. 3-5 km; four obstacles; Cones: Ring/Warm-up area Footing: Grass- Clearance as per ADS Appendix B

Level: Training; Clearance: (horse/pony) 40 em, (VSE) 35 em
Level: Preliminary; Clearance: (horse/pony) 35 em, (VSE) 30 em
Level: Intermediate; Clearance: (horse/pony) 30 em, (VSE) 25 em

Other Information: Veterinary/Health Requirements: Negative Coggins within 1 year of show date; out of state
horses must have current health certificate (within 30 days of show)

Stabling Information: limited- see above; most show out of trailer; bring your own water for you and your horsesDriver/Groom twice around allowed on marathon? (Article 917) Yes, if schedule allows.

Misc. info: Benefit for Rotary International; Awards Offered: Yes; Food Available on the Grounds: Yes, Saturday
Accommodations: Super 8, 131 Horizon Drive, Verona, WI 53593 (608) 848-7829; Holiday Inn Express, 515 W.
Verona Ave., Verona, WI 53593 (608) 291-4120; Country Inn & Suites, 6275 Nesbitt Rd., Fitchburg, WI 53719 (608)
270-1900. Camping with electrical hookup available at Hickory Knoll Farm- see above.

Directions to Show: From 18-151 at Verona exit, take Hwy 69 South 1.1 mile then right (west) on Riverside Road 2.1 miles to right turn into entrance to show grounds. There will be a sign. If you get to the top of the hill, you went too far.

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