Saturday, April 2, 2005
  • Paintball Extravaganza!
Cypress Keep Services
 John Porter
 and Erika Matulich
 4909 Stanley Road
 Plant City, Florida 33565
 [email protected]
 (813) 982-2200 [phone] 
 (813) 982-9709 [fax]

Nearby Lodging to Cypress Keep:

  • Comfort Inn
  • (813) 707-6000(6.84 mi)
  • Holiday Inn Express
  •  (813) 719-3800(6.87 mi)
  • Ramada Inn
  • (813) 752-3141 (5.71 miles)
  • Days Inn
  • (813) 752-0570(5.67 miles)



Alan Aulson & Gregg Anthony + Pair
BB Blackwelder + Pair
DeDe & Gary Conner + Star
Lynda Jowers + Sabrina
Victoria Lawrey + Winston
Dona Love + Freyda
Vivian Luscuskie + Pony
Julie Moore + Rocky
Karen Payne + Midget
Colleen Sullivan & David Getz + Filou B
JoAnn & Steve Wilson + Pumba




Paintball Carriage Driving - It's a BLAST!

Back by popular demand, and already new and improved, Cypress Keep will be hosting its second paintball carriage competition on Saturday, April 2, 2005. For this event, each driver will go through a practice run, and then go through two paintball courses. Drivers may switch gunner/navigators between courses. The Driver constitutes a single entry.

Course 1: The first course is a 10-obstacle cones course that drivers may walk beforehand. The driver must negotiate the cones course in numerical order, with balls knocked down incurring the standard 3-second penalty. Gunners must attempt to hit all ten targets on the course, with a 5-second penalty per miss. Score is calculated by total seconds spent on the course plus penalty points.

Course 2: The second course is the "blind" hazard (not walked previously), where drivers negotiate the hazard elements as quickly as possible while gunners must hit all ten targets. Drivers can go anywhere on the course in any direction or order, as long as the gunner hits all ten targets. The goal is to hit all ten targets with the fewest number of shots in the fastest time. Scores are calculated as follows: The total number of seconds on the course, with a one-second bonus per paintball brought back. Missing a target puts you down a tier (as in show jumping). Only clean rounds (all targets hit) qualifies you for final placings.

Optional Jackpot Course 3: The third, optional event is the jackpot competition at the water hazard with a cash prize for the winner! Drivers must drive the hazard in standard lettered gate order (A-F), while gunners must shoot all the targets in the fastest time. Standard CDE penalties will apply. Special fun for pairs!! In the jackpot competition, pairs will have two gunners, each equipped with a different colored paintball – and every target must be hit by both gunners. This jackpot has an additional fee.


  • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Walk cones course and optional water hazard. Practice Runs. Eat lunch (on your own). All practice runs need to be finished by 1:00.
  • 1:00: Ponies complete runs in the cones course #1. Horses and multiples complete runs in the hazard course #2
  • 2:00 (approximately, depending on entries). Horses and multiples complete runs in the cones course #1. Ponies complete runs in the hazard course #2
  • 3:00 (approximately). Water Hazard Jackpot #3


  • $15 Entry includes 20 balls for the practice run, 30 balls for the cones run, and 30 balls for the hazard run. Post-Entry (after March 28) is $25 on a space-available basis only.
  • $10 Entry for the optional jackpot, winner takes half (cash prize amount dependent on number of entries in the division. Divisions will be split by pony, horse, multiple. Ponies may be split into small/large. Entry is only $5 if you bring a volunteer to assist with the competition (although $10 is put in the jackpot).
  • $5 per equine paddock fee. Paddocks are optional - you can tie to your trailer. Paddocks are limited - check for availability below.
  • $10 per night camping fee.

* 1 paddock available as of 3/25

Safety Information and Rules

  • Hardhats/Safety helmets are required for both driver and navigator. If you don't have one, we will be glad to loan you one.
  • Eye protection is required for both driver and navigator. Sunglasses or eyeglasses are sufficient. If you don't have eye protection, we will be glad to loan you ours.
  • We will be providing you with a paintball gun and the balls.
  • You may use your own paintball gun, provided it is equipped with a safety, and we can load and unload it.
  • You may not use your own paintballs. We are using special paintballs that are compatible with the environment, as we will be competing on EPA protected land and need to be kind to our nine endangered species. Please use the paintballs we provide.
  • All members of your party must sign a liability release form, including drivers, navigators, grooms, guests, or assistants. Additional Liability Release forms can be downloaded by Clicking Here.
  • All dogs/pets must be kept on a leash at ALL TIMES.
  • All children under the age of 12 must have adult supervision at ALL TIMES.
  • There is absolutely no smoking allowed within 25 feet of any paddock or stall, as well as the house and lanai area.
  • You are welcome to drive other trails and hazards on the property, but hardhats are required.


Entries are limited to 20, and must be postmarked by March 28, 2005.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! Volunteers get fed, and their partner can enter the jackpot competition for only $5!

Download Entry Forms in either PDF Format or Microsoft Word format.

Download additional Liability Release forms for other attendees

1. Sue Morris & Zanzer (LP) 11. Ferrells & Lily (LP)
2. Donna Tredway & Wendy (LP) 12. Jo Ann Wilson & Pumba (LP)
3. Julie Moore & Rocky (1) (LP) 13. Hilary Holding & Scally (LP)
4. Julie Moore & Rocky (2) (LP) 14. Brian Kurtz & Forban (H)
5. Linda Kern & Belle (VSE) 15. Dennis  Waller & Xerox (H)
6. Mark Kern & Fyre (VSE) 16. Molly White & Glenfiddich (H)
7. Harriett Jones & Apollo (LP) 17. William Wiggins & Truffles (LP)
8. Scott Parkman & Joker's Debut (VSE) 18.
9. BB Blackwelder & Pair (LP) 19.
10. Batstones & Tara (H) 20.

** 1 paddock available as of 3/25


  Alan Aulson and Gregg Anthony

Julie Moore and Rocky

Colleen Sullivan & David Getz