Ellen Marie Ettenger

Cell: (352)615-6460

email Ellen

Gina Miner

4008 Dyer Rd
Livermore, CA 94551
Cell: (510)918-5800
email Gina

Irma Fernandez

PO Box 207007
Stockton, CA 95267
Office: (209)366-1400
Fax: (209)366-1001
Cell: (209)327-7996

email Irma

Fritz Grupe in water obstacle


2015 CDE


September 17 - 20

Shady Oaks Farm

Lodi, CA

Shady Oaks CDE

the CDE at Shady Oaks
Competitor Info.


  • Read this page for Competitor-specific info.
  • There is more info. (directions, schedules, golf cart rentals, rules etc.)
    on the General Info. page.


On this page:









Competitor Check List: [ print this ]

    1. Entry Form:
      Use the fillable entry forms on the ADS website ( click here ) or the printed entry forms received with your ADS Omnibus.
      Training, Preliminary, Intermediate > use the ADS Combined Driving Form (two pages: entry form & disclaimer)
      Advanced > use the USEF Combined Driving Form (two pages: entry form & disclaimer)
    2. Announcer Sheet:
      download: click here
    3. Shady Oaks Waiver:
      download: click here
    4. ADS Pre-Competition Checklist
      download: click here
    5. Shady Oaks Camping & Meals Form
      download: click here
    6. Copy of ADS or USEF Membership Card
    7. Equine Health Certificates: see requirements in Competition Info. below
    8. Advanced Ponies: see requirement for height card in Competition Info. below
    9. Scores from previous events: see requirements in Entry Info. below
    10. Checks payable to Grupe Operating Co:
      1. Entry Check
      2. Separate refundable stall deposit check
      3. Separate refundable office fee check
    11. Check payable to ADS - $5 per entry for ADS Competition Fee. (USEF entries excluded)

The forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view - if you don't already have Reader, you can download it here: get adobe reader

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COMPETITION DATES: September 17-20, 2015

Entries Open: August 1, 2015
Entries Close: August 30, 2015

Entries will be accepted first come, first served.
Entries will not be accepted if postmarked before the opening date.
Mail entries to Show Secretary. (info. above)

Driver/Groom twice around allowed on marathon? (Article 943)

Yes. Competitors and/or Navigators, or any combination thereof, may go a MAXIMUM of two times on course, schedule permitting. In order to go twice around, Organizer must be notified via email by August 31. Any requests made after August 31 will not be honored.

Special Qualifications:

    Competitors must submit scores from previous 2014 or 2015 ADS or USEF approved CDEs or HDTs at the level at which they are requesting entry to the Shady Oaks CDE.

Competitors will be notified of entry status by August 31.

The ADS Omnibus listing for this event can be found at:

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Payable to: Grupe Operating Company

Entry Fee:

$275 Preliminary, Intermediate, Advanced
$225 Training

Post Entry Fee:

$325 Any change to an entry after closing date constitutes a post entry and the additional fee of $50 will be required

Stall Fee: $155, which includes 2 bales of shavings. Additional shavings may be purchased at the event.

Stall Deposit: $50 (separate check)

Other Fees:

$5 ADS Competition Fee per competitor.  (Note: Those competing twice do not need to pay this twice -- it's per competitor, not per entry.)  USEF entries do not need to pay this fee.

All applicable ADS and USEF non-member fees must be paid prior to issuance of competitor packet.

ADS Non-Member Fee: $30  (Non-members pay only this, do not pay the above $5 fee)

USEF Non-Member Fee: $30

CA State Drug Fee: $5 per horse

USEF Drug Fee (ADVANCED ENTRIES ONLY) $16  per horse that is competing

Admin fee: $20 per entry

Entry & Stall Refund Policy: 100% less 25% administration fee with vet certificate.

Meals: Lunch will be available onsite for purchase

Thursday EveningDinner: $21 each – purchase tickets with entry.

Friday EveningDinner: $21 each – purchase tickets with entry.

Saturday Competitors Dinner: $37 each – purchase tickets with entry.

Camping: See the General Info. page for details.

Download the Camping & Meal Form and send in with your Entry.

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  • Health certificate within 30 days for out of state horses.
  • Negative Coggins within one year of show date for out of state entries.
  • Influenza required for Advanced level per USEF rules.
  • West Nile Vaccination highly recommended.


Advanced Ponies: Please provide copy of pony measurement card with entry.
ADS Ponies: Please provide copy of USEF pony measurement card with entry if available.


Passports are not required, however if no passport is available, competitor must provide a means of identification of the horse/pony for the First Inspection.


Please see Golf Cart section of General Info. page for more info.
Golf cart rental must be arranged with the secretary one week in advance of event.
Note: ATVs, Gators and Mules can be used only to access obstacles, not out on course.

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Training - Test 2
Preliminary - Test 2
Preliminary Teams or Tandems - Test 5 on Thursday in 100m arena
Intermediate - Test 7
Advanced Single Ponies - FEI Test 9
Advanced Pony Pairs - FEI Test 8B
Advanced Pony Teams - FEI Test 8C
Advanced Single Horse - FEI Test 9
Advanced Horse Pairs - FEI Test 11
Advanced Horse Teams - FEI Test 11

Ring/Warm-up area Footing: Grass/Grass


Terrain: Dirt and oil surface through obstacles and vineyard, water crossing and bridge
Training 3 Sections; 12 km; 5 Obstacles
Preliminary 3 Sections; 14 km; 6 Obstacles
Intermediate 3 Sections; 15 km; 7 Obstacles
Advanced 3 Sections; 19 km; 7 Obstacles


Training  Clearance:  Per ADS Rules.
Preliminary Clearance: Per ADS Rules. Note: Standard widths apply per ADS rules.
Intermediate Clearance: Per ADS Rules. Note: Standard widths apply per ADS rules.
Advanced Clearance: Per USEF Rules

Course may include zig-zag, bridge
Ring/Warm-up area Footing: Grass/Grass

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10 x 10 covered stabling with doors.

On-site stabling is mandatory.

All stabling will be at the discretion of the organizer.

The portable stabling will be the primary stabling used. Special requests will be accommodated if possible.

Fees for stabling listed above.

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1st - 6th for each class.

Special Awards - If you are interested in sponsoring a special award, contact Irma (info. above).

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