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Las Cruces Horse Trials

Las Cruces Horse Trials

Las Cruces H.T. | Las Cruces, NM

(AREA X  USEA Event )


Event Date: Oct 14-15, 2017

Open Date: Aug 29  –  Close Date: Sep 26



Address: 65 County Rd, D-66, Las Cruces, NM 88012
From I-25/US 70 Interchange: Take Hwy. 70 East 7 miles to Holman/Dunn exit. Go north (left) under highway, on Holman Rd., approx. 3.5 miles to Isaacks Ranch on left. Watch for ISAACKS RANCH sign at county road.

If coming from the west (AZ) stay on I-10 to I-25 north to US 70 east (exit #6). It’s a few extra miles, but saves about 10 stop lights.


USEF/USEA Recognized Division:P, P-Ch
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized Divisions:T, T-Ch, N, N-Ch, BN, BN-Ch
USEA Recognized Test:CT-P, CT-T, CT-N, CT-BN, Pre-Comp

Tentative Schedule:

NOTE our program has changed!
 Show Jumping Schooling-10:30 AM – lowest to highest; Cross-country course open to walk-3:00 PM;  Competitors Briefing- 4:00 PM
Sat: Dressage – 8:00 AM; Cross-Country- 11:00 AM
Sun: Stadium Jumping – 9:00 AM.
Note: If more than 70 entries, these times may be adjusted.

New this year: Your entry fee includes a Riders Dinner on Saturday Night. One ticket per rider. Additional tickets available for $10.00 to be paid with entry.

Starting Times:
Available by 8 PM, Wednesday, prior to show date at
Event Officials:

TD: Debra Dealcuaz, TX
Judges: PGJ: Sheila Strickler, AZ  Dressage Judge: : Pat Baker Shirah, AZ
CD: X-C:  Adri Doyal, TX       SJ: Manuela Propfe, AZ under Adri Doyal

Entry Information:

Send Entries to:
Linda Dombrausky
3961 Golondrina Ct.
Las Cruces, NM 88012
Phone:  (575) 635-8332
Information:  If paying by mail, send check or money order made payable to Las Cruces Horse Trials.
Please consider entering and paying through Xentry – which can be found when you log into your USEA membership account.
Note: Entry will not be considered complete until receipt of fees and original signature page.
All incomplete entries will be accessed a $25.00 fee.

Alan Dombrausky, 3961 Golondrina Ct., Las Cruces, NM 88012
Phone: (575) 636-5734   email:


New USEA Membership/Horse Registration Policy: Effective December 1, 2016 BN riders and BN horses must be member/registered with the USEA. USEA current membership (Junior, Collegiate, Full or Life) and horse registration (Limited for T, N, BN or Full) are required at all levels.

  • NOTE: USEA and USEF fees are not included as part of the entry fee. These association fees should be added to your entry fee, per the itemized Fees Enclosed section of the Entry Form, totaled with the other applicable fees, and sent to the event Show Secretary with your entry.  Competitors and Horses competing at Beginning Novice level and above require USEA membership; include information on entry form(s).
  • Pre-Comp competitors are exempt from USEA membership/non-membership fees and USEA Starter Drugs/Meds Fees.
  • CT competitors are exempt from the USEA Starter Drugs/Meds (D&M) Fees, but competitors who are not a USEA member must pay the $25 non-member fee regardless of level.

Preliminary level or above, riders, owners and trainers must be individual members of the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) or for non-members, participants must pay a $30.00 U.S. Equestrian Federation Show Pass fee. If one person holds more than one position, e.g., rider and trainer, only one payment of $30 is required.  A copy of USEF membership card(s) (P Division only) must accompany your entry.


Online Entries and credit card payment accepted through XEntry or by printing the USEA 2017 Entry form and sending to show secretary:

Draw checks to Las Cruces Horse Trials.  Payment in full expected with all entries received. Entry includes a $25.00 non-refundable office fee. There is a $30 office fee for any changes after the closing date (CD).

Entry per HT Division: $225.00;

Pre-Comp: $180.00;

Combined Test: $125.00;

Double Entries add $25.00

New This Year: Entry fee includes a rider’s dinner on Saturday. One ticket per rider. Additional tickets available for $10.00 to be paid with entry.

Stabling: 3 nights – $110.00; 2 nights  $80.00; 1 night – $45

Reminder there is a $10.00 per stall refundable cleaning fee charged at time of registration. Refund given prior to your departure at time of inspection by Stabling Steward.
The stabling form can be found at

Trailer-in Fee: $30 (non-stabled horses)

Camping: Free


  • Before Closing Date: less $25.00 non-refundable office fee. 
  • After Closing Date: less $25.00 non-refundable office fee ONLY if place can be filled from a waiting list.
  • Withdrawals must be in writing (emails OK)
  • Refunds upon receipt of veterinarian report. Report must be mailed (or emailed) to Show Secretary within 2 days of withdrawal.
    Competition Cancellation: Partial refund, after expenses are paid.

If show is under subscribed by closing date, date will be extended. Entries accepted during extended close date period will be charged an additional $25.00 processing fee.

Starter and D&M Fees Refund Policy: The USEA Starter and D&M fees ($21), are not subjected to office fees, and shall be returned within 30 days of the competition to any rider who does not start the dressage test.

Entries can be completed online via the recommended USEA Xentry system or by printing out the USEA 2017 HT Entry Form: 
and sending to the address above.
Failure to do so could result in delayed processing. Entry fees include $25 non-refundable office fee. There is a $30 office fee for any changes after closing date.

Please fill out EMERGENCY INFORMATION on upper right-hand corner of the USEA entry form.

We will be issue numbers to be used in the reusable plastic competition pinny and we will have some on hand for sale at the show.

Competitor Information:

Trophy: Area X 1st place Championships for Prelim, Training, Novice and Beg Novice
Prizes: 1st – 3rd place.
Ribbons: 1st – 8th, per division.
Stabling is limited to 80 permanent stalls on grounds. Stalls are 10×10 with an open gate. Stabling Fee includes stall door & 2 bags of shavings (bedding). Additional shavings available on-site or request on Stabling Form @ $10.00/bag.   Please pay with entry.
Stabling fees covers Thursday AM to Sunday PM with additional days before or after event @ $25/day.  Regular stabling fees apply for non-compete horses. Tack stalls based on availability and regular stabling fees apply. 
There will be a $10.00 per stall refundable stall cleaning fee charged at time of registration. Refund given prior to your departure at time of inspection by Stabling Steward.
Trailer-in fee – $30/per horse.
Stall arrangements for extra horses or tack will be made after closing date, if available.
Please note on stabling form if you are stabling with a group or have special needs.
Here’s a link to the USEA Stabling Form.
Please fill out Emergency Stabling information form when picking up registration packet at the office.
Veterinarian: Will be on-site with phone number posted on bulletin boards in the barn & office areas.
Ferrier: Will be on-site with phone number posted on bulletin boards in the barn & office areas.
There are many hotels to choose from in Las Cruces however, this year we have secured a block of rooms at Motel 6 on Telshor with a special rate for our Horse Trials guests.  
Motel 6 – Telshor- 2120 Summit Court – 11 miles (575) 525-2055.  Regular rooms (single or double) will be $54.39 + tax and Suites (single or double) will be $64.39 + tax.
Please ask for the LC Horse Trials rate! Must book by Sept 29th for this rate.
Of course if you prefer different accommodations check out:
Staybridge Suites – 2651 Northrise Drive – 9 miles (575) 521-7999Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces – 705 S Telshor Blvd – 14 miles (575) 522-4300
Comfort Suites 236 N Telshor Blvd – 14 miles (575) 521-1030.Or check out Google Maps for more hotels. We recommend something on the east side of Las Cruces near Hwy 70 for convenience.

: Rough camping permitted on grounds. No showers available, no hook-ups, no waste dump.

Test & Arena Sizes:  All P 2014 USEF Preliminary Test A- Sm.

All T-2014 USEF Training Test A-Sm.
All N-2014 USEF Novice Test A-Sm.
All BN-2014 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm.
PreComp-2015 USDF- Intro. Level Test A-Sm.
Arenas are sand/clay mix.
You can find your most up-to-date dressage test on the USEA website – USEF Dressage Tests
Pre-Comp USDF Intro Level Test B can be found on the USDF website – USDF Intro Test A

P – 2583 m @ 520 m/mi.

T – 2146 m @ 420 m/min.
N – 194 m @ 375 m/min.
BN – 1600 m @ 300 m/min.
Pre-Comp – 1514m @ 250 m/min.
All courses: Easier than average, good place to move up if you are qualified and going well. Terrain: Flat, open desert with mesquite and yucca.
This is a working cattle ranch and could have donkeys. Elevation is about 4000 feet.
Cross-country course closed Saturday Sept 30th, two weeks prior to show.
Other Information:

Entry limit: 90. Rider limit 2 horses/level, 3 horses/entire event.
Management reserves the right to add, divide or combine any Division and accept or refuse any entry in accordance article EV120.
Levels may be divided/combined as entries warrant.
Competitors must state preferences under the *Eligible Section and complete Rider Date of Birth  (JR, YR, SR or Championship division/eligibility) on the USEA entry form.

Rider Representative: Fredric Bouland (thank you Fredric!)
The mobile grill (concession) will be on grounds starting at Noon on Friday, all day Saturday and until Noon on Sunday.
Dogs must be leashed at all times, including barn area ~ $25.00 fine for each loose dog. This will be monitored, especially in the barn area.Please empty your water bottles before throwing away.
Please do not put bags of hay in trash barrels.
Put your empty shaving bags in trash trailer on north side of barn, not in the trash barrels. And please do not put trash in your muck piles along the fences. There will be plenty of trash cans around the grounds for your trash.

Cross Country schooling
 allowed 45 minutes after the last horse on Sunday, October 15 for $25.00; Trainer will need to pick up a new pinny number, pay the fee and sign a new release form at the office.

Interested in schooling at Isaacks Ranch? Jump to the XC Course page for more information.

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