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Whitethorne Equitation Challenge Fast Facts

"The American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge, presented by Whitethorne"


• All riders must be entered by 8:00am, Tuesday, June 20th

• All riders & trainers must attend the Mandatory Meeting - Tuesday, June 20th, 9:00am, at Pony Espresso

• The Warm Up is open to all Equitation Challenge horses; any rider may ride. No tack restrictions - must jump the posted course - three refusals will result in elimination - Order of Go will be drawn; 10:00am start

• Phase One - Round One Over Fences - Order of Go will be drawn; 1:00pm start

• Phase Two, mandatory, located at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, is open to all Equitation Challenge Riders & the registered Trainer on record with the Show Office. Invitations will be distributed at the Tuesday morning meeting to all riders and trainers. Media, partners, and sponsors must obtain passes in order to attend the event. Please call Melissa Brandes at (949) 212-8556 to request credentials. Doors open at 5:30pm; Forum to start promptly at 5:45pm. Riders and Trainers will be required to sign in upon arrival

• Phase Three (Round Two over fences) - Order of Go will be based upon scores from the Phase One over fences round, lowest score to return first. All scores 60 and over will be allowed to participate; 8:00am start

• Press Conference to follow; mandatory attendance for the Top 6 Riders & Trainers; all invited to attend - no special credentials needed. Located at the VIP Medal Club after the Challenge concludes, Wednesday morning, June 21st

For specs and additional info, please see the Summer Prize List



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