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Horses and Stabling (East)

WELFARE OF THE HORSE: The AVA requires all those involved in the sport of vaulting to adhere to the Code of Conduct for the welfare of the horse and to acknowledge and accept that at all times the welfare of the Horse must be paramount and must never be subordinated to competitive or commercial influences.


HORSES: All USEF rules pertaining to horses govern ALL horses participating on any day of competition. The judge may excuse from competition any horse which is unsound or otherwise unsuitable.All participating horses MUST be registered with USEF ( All horse owners and trainers of horses in USEF classes must be USEF members. Horses not participating in any USEF classes must still be registered with USEF but their owners and trainers need not be USEF members.


AVA HORSE AWARDS: Horses wishing to be considered for AVA horse High Point Awards must be registered and pay the yearly AVA fee through the AVA Website. 


COGGINS and HEALTH CERTIFICATES: A negative coggins must be provided for each horse brought to the facility, Rabies vaccination, and ETW vaccination (recent as of year 2021). Rhino/Flu vaccination must be done within 6 months of show. A recent (within 30 days) health certification must be provided for any horse crossing a state line into Massachusetts. PLEASE NOTE VACCINE REQUIREMENTS. A copy of all papers must be emailed to 


BUDDY HORSES: All buddy horses must be in bridle and handlers must be properly presented. Handlers may be in riding attire, lunging attire or other appropriate attire. (No shorts, cutoffs or tank tops). Closed toe shoes required. The gate manager or judges may dismiss any buddy horses that are not properly presented, are disruptive or pose any danger and that horse will not be allowed in the arena (as a buddy horse) for the rest of the competition. 


SHARPS CONTAINERS: Sharps containers will be provided in the stabling area for the duration of the competition. Competition management may fine any individual including trainers, owners, exhibitors, or their agents up to $100 for improper disposal of needles and other sharp disposable instruments.


STABLING: (Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 - Monday, August 1st, 2021)

To satisfy USEF Biosecurity guidelines, stalls will be disinfected before your arrival and will be cleaned by Mt. Holyoke Equestrian College staff at the conclusion of the event. Horses may enter the facility. Stalls are approximately 10’ x 12’ with a clay and dirt floor. Stalls have wood walls with wood frame swinging doors. The costs of horse stalls for the event is $450. Horses may arrive Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 and must leave the facility no later than Monday, August 1st, 2021. 2 bags of shavings are included in every stall. Additional shavings can be purchased at the event through the Barn Manager, MacKenzie Waro.  Exhibitors with horses unable to use pine shavings for veterinary reasons must receive advance permission for alternate bedding. A veterinary letter may be required, and applicable clean-out fees will apply. Shavings will be delivered to stalls only after Show Managementhas received a secured method of payment. Once savings are delivered, they cannot be returned for a refund. 

  • Competitors provide their own hay and feed. 

  • Clubs are NOT responsible for stripping stalls

  • Absolutely no smoking in the barn area or arenas. All stalls and isles must be kept clean. All manure and used shavings removed from stalls or trailers must be placed in specified areas, not in garbage cans. All isles and roadways around barns must be kept open per fire regulations.

HORSE TRAILERS: Parking is available behind the Barns in designated areas only. The front parking lot nearest to the lobby is car parking only. Do not park in fire lanes, in front of dumpsters, manure pits or in other marked No Parking Zones. Violations may result in fines, and vehicles may be towed at Owner's expense.

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