Welcome to the Millbrook Horse Trials! Spectator admission is FREE and we hope that you have a good time. There is much to see and do over these 4 days. We have over 500 horses competing, there is a trade fair, food and beverage vendors and the WaterView. You are able to walk the cross country, and watch stadium jumping dressage from our viewing benches. It is a thrilling experience with all levels competing over the 4 days. No other sport permits the spectator such an active role, but one person in the wrong place can ruin months and years of hard work for competitors, as well as place all parties in jeopardy of physical injury. To ensure your safety and that of the competitors, and to preserve the fairness of the competition, please familiarize yourself with the guidelines:
HORSES HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY. The horses and riders will be moving at speed across country. Always look both ways before moving and stay alert for warnings from officials. Stay behind marked barriers and ropes and keep clear of the area around each cross-country fence. Please observe the advice or directions of fence judges on the cross-country course.
CHILDREN MUST BE WITH AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES. Children often do not realize the danger that horses present.
DOGS MUST BE LEASHED. Absolutely no exceptions! Loose dogs are a hazard to competing horses and will be impounded and the owners fined $50. Noisy or disruptive dogs must be removed from the grounds.
AVOID UNAUTHORIZED ASSISTANCE TO COMPETITORS. Providing assistance to a rider during competition, whether solicited or not, is forbidden, under penalty of the competitor’s elimination. The only exception to the no-assistance rule is in the case of a fall. Officials or spectators may catch a loose horse or aid a fallen rider to remount and adjust saddlery. No one, however, may mount the horse except the rider.
QUIET, PLEASE! Undue noises can cause distractions to horses and riders and can affect the outcome of the competition or cause an accident. Please hold your applause until after a competitor exits the dressage arena, completes a cross-country fence, or finishes the stadium course.
Please be considerate of the site and use trash receptacles. Portions of the competition adjoin private property. We hope you will respect the land and privacy of these generous neighbors. While observing these precautions, please feel free to move about the competition area in order to see as much as possible of the varied activities. Do not hesitate to ask questions of volunteers and officials, who will be happy to assist you.
Neither the Millbrook Horse Trials Organizing Committee nor owners of property on which the Millbrook Horse Trials are held accept any responsibility for any theft, accident, injury or illness to horses, riders, employees or any person or property whatsoever.
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