Poplar Place Farm March Horse trials begin today

Nearly 350 riders began competition Friday morning in the Poplar Place Farm Horse Farm March Horse Trials & CIC in Hamilton, Ga.

Riders competed in the dressage phase of the event Friday and will continue through the weekend with stadium jumping and cross-country events scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday.

Gates open both days at 8am for the event, located at Poplar Place Farm, located north of Columbus on Highway 27 in Hamilton.

Spectator admission is $15 per vehicle for the entire weekend, with the gate proceeds benefiting Storybook Farm, Inc., in Opelika, Alabama.

Story Farm, Inc., is a nonprofit, equestrian-based program offering free therapeutic care to children with chronic or terminal illnesses, disabilities and those learning to live with a loss.

Daily results will be posted at www.poplarplacefarm.com