5571 John Barton Payne Road Marshall VA 20115 us
  • Introductory       18 "      USDF Intro test B
  • Elementary         2'         USDF Intro Test C
  • Beg Novice        2'7"      Beginner Novice Test A
  • Novice                 2'11     Novice Test A
  • Training               3'3"     Training Test A
  • Prelim CT           3'6"      Preliminary Test A

All entries for horse trials and jump derby open one month prior to show date.

All entries close the Wednesday prior to show date.

For Horse Trial entries: Stadium will follow dressage. Stadium competitors will compete in cross country attire and start cross country after finishing the stadium phase. Each division will be judged and placed in accordance with USEA rules.
For Combined Test entries: Stadium will follow dressage and run in conjunction with the same division of Horse Trial entries. Each division will be judged and placed in accordance with USEA rules.
For Dressage Only: You may enter any two tests of choice. Please note we are using a 20 x 40 m ring.
For other entries: Dressage, stadium jumping and cross country will run in conjunction with the same division of Horse Trial entries.
Entry Fees:
Horse Trial entries $95 for all divisions
Combined Test $75
Dressage only (two tests) $75
Cross country only $75
Stadium only $75
Other combination of two phases $75
Scratches made via email (no phone calls or messages) 24 hours prior to horse trial will be given a credit for use toward fees at any other Elysian Hills event or cross country schooling. No cash refunds.
Entry Submission:
Please use separate entry forms for each horse
Indicate the show date on the entry form
All entries must include a current (within 12 months) Coggins Test
Entries must include a signed release form (adult or minor) which is available on the website www.elysianhills.com (see below)
All competitors will need to have a signed release prior to receiving competitor packets
If you are under the age of 18, please have your parent or guardian sign the release prior to the event and submit with entry or bring to show grounds
Please note that no dogs are permitted at the show
Make checks payable to "Elysian Hills"
Submit your entry form, fee, current negative Coggins Test and release form to:
Elysian Hills Starter Horse Trial
5571 John Barton Payne Road
Marshall, VA 20115
Ride Times: times be emailed to address included on entry form not later than the Thursday prior to competition.
For competition information, please email cbrickley@wildblue.net

The link for the USDF Dressage Tests is:

Course Walk: The cross country course will be open for walking after 5:00pm on Friday (for Saturday dates) and 5:00pm Saturday (for Sunday Dates). Please do not block the driveway when you come to walk the course. Stadium will be posted by the morning of the show.

There will be no food service vendor on the grounds. Please bring your refreshments for the day. Picnics are permitted and encouraged.
Please be supportive of other competitors and please thank the volunteers. They are giving you their time and assistance.
Please note that for the safety of competitors NO DOGS and NO SMOKING are permitted at any time on Elysian Hills premises.
No dogs permitted on the grounds at any time under any circumstances (this includes in your car or trailer or crate)
We will have to ask you to leave if you bring a dog
Please make sure your trainers, family and friends are aware that they are welcome but their dogs must stay at home
No smoking on the grounds at any time

Cross Country Schooling: Cross country course open for schooling by appointment only. $35 per horse. Please, no dogs and no smoking. To schedule an appointment, please email cbrickley@wildblue.net


Elysian Hills fosters an atmosphere of learning and fun allowing you and your horse to gain experience, challenge yourself and have a great time.
We run the competitions in a very relaxed atmosphere. Every emphasis will be placed on safety, fun and completing courses.

  • Flexible entry options allow you to select from the eventing disciplines of dressage, stadium jumping and cross country.
  • If you are technically eliminated in stadium or cross country, we will allow you to continue as long as you and your horse are considered safe.
  • Time permitting; horse trial competitors will be allowed to ride the cross country course and stadium a second time.

We want you and your horse to have a positive learning experience.

Elysian Hills 2018 Starter Horse Trials

Saturday, May 19

Saturday, July 21

Saturday, August 11

Sunday, September 30

Elysian Hills 2018 Jump Derby

Saturday, June 30