Horse Play In May


May 20 & 21, 2017 – T. Ed Garrison Arena-Pendleton, SC

All Breed Open Show

Sponsored by South Carolina Upstate Equine Council

Show office open:  Friday (5/19) 2PM-8PM, Saturday & Sunday (5/20& 5/21) at 7:00AM. Stables open at 3pm on Friday

Show Manager:  Linda Symborski, Pendleton, SC  

Show Secretary: Cindy Hadlock, Clemson, SC

Accommodations: Host Hotel – Comfort Inn 1305 Tiger Blvd., US 123 and 76, Clemson, SC 29631 Phone: (864) 653-3600. Mention Horse Play In May for a discounted room rate. WiFi, Free Hot Breakfast, 100% Smoke Free, Outdoor Pool, Pet Friendly, In Room Coffee Maker and more.

 Entry Fees

~H/J, Open, Youth Classes: $10/class
~Hunter Derby: $25 ($500 purse)
~Arabian Mounted Native Costume: $25 ($500 purse)
~Dressage Test: $30/class
~Combined Test: $40 per division
~Grounds Fee: $12/d (non-stabled horses)
~Stall Fees (does not include bedding): $45
~Shavings: $7 per bag
~**RV plug in: $35/d **required for any trailer plugged in!
~ $35 fee charged for returned checks


All Classes *Ribbons 1st-6th place
Hunters *Championship per Division
Dressage *Overall High % Score for Dressage
CT & Event *Overall Lowest Score in entire CT & Event tests
Hunter Derby: 1st $180, 2nd $120, 3rd $90, 4th $60, 5th $40 & 6th $10
Arabian Mounted Native Costume:*1st $180, 2nd $120, 3rd $90, 4th $60, 5th $40 & 6th $10

2017 Sponsorship, Advertising, and Vendor Information

                2017-HPIM VENDOR AND DONATIONS PDF (click here)

               2017-HPIM SPONSORSHIP AND ADVERTISING PDF (click here)

 We will have online registration up and running end of Feb.2017

Click on one of the ribbons below for more information








2017 Horse Play In May Judges Bio’s

Open Show Judge – Leona Parr Ransdell:

Leona is originally from Newberry, South Carolina and attended Clemson University as a student. She majored in Animal Sciences with a concentration in Equine Business. She was a member of the hunt seat and western equestrian teams while at Clemson. She was also a member of the Collegiate Judging Team. She is an active member of the American Quarter Horse Association and actively shows her mare, CU Choice Sensation along the east coast. Some of her biggest accomplishments include Amateur Showmanship Champion at the AQHA Novice Championships and Top 3 in Amateur Trail at the same show. She currently is the 4-H Equine Program Associate at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia and over sees the Virginia 4-H Horse Program. Her duties include planning the 4-H State Championship Horse Show, coaching the youth judging team and developing the horsemanship skills program, while also getting her Masters in Agriculture Education and Leadership.

Dressage Show Judge – Chris Derr “L”:

I currently work for the Department of Defense at Fort Gordon, Georgia and have been in federal service 38 years and live in Aiken, SC. I’ve been riding all my life, starting on a pony named Mitsy and am an Adult Amateur competitor having competed in recognized Horse Trials and Dressage competitions in the U.S.A and the UK. I raised and trained my mare Ruth Anne from a foal and we’ve successfully competed thru 4th level and are now working on PSG. Recently I adopted an OTTB Riviera from the Aiken Equine Rescue.  My goal for him is to compete in the Thoroughbred Makeover Program. I obtained the British Horse Society Assistant Instructor certification in the UK and I am also a USDF “ L” Graduate.

Hunter/Jumper Show Judge – Mary Weaver: