Horse Shows

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 2022 Dates and Judges -

April 9th - Lisanne Rankins
June 11th - Dawn Leonard
July 2nd - Dede Shumate
August 13th - Alice Barlow-Calhoun
September 3rd - Dora Wynne
October 15th (Custom Class) - Dawn Leonard
November 5th - Lauren Maddox



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End of Year Awards Eligibility
In order to be eligible for end of year awards, Exhibitor must compete in four (4) different SSF shows during the current show season.
No exceptions.
 YEAR END AWARDS will be given out during the 
last show on November 5th. 






2022 Class Fees:


$13.00 per class - Day of Show

$11.00 per Class - Pre-Entry 
(Pre-entries are DUE by 10 PM the Wednesday before the show date) 


Please read over class descriptions and show rules to make sure you(or your horse) qualify for classes and also so no rules are broken.



2022 Class Schedule

Starting at 9 AM(gates open at 7:30 for AM schooling)


1.    Hunter In Hand

2. 12 & Under English – w/t - 50/50

3. 12 & Under English – w/t – 100% Rider

4.  12 & Under English – w/t – Pattern

5. Youth HUS – w/t

6.  Youth HUS – GAYP

7. Youth HUS – w/t/c

8. Youth Equitation - on the flat

9. Cross Rails– o/f  18” – Course A

10. Cross Rails  -  o/f 18” – Course B

11. Cross Rails w/t – on the flat

12. Novice Rider English –w/t 50/50

13. Novice Rider English – w/t 100% Rider

14.  Novice Rider English w/t Pattern

15.  Adult HUS – w/t

16.  Adult HUS GAYP

17.    Adult HUS – w/t/c

18.  Adult HUS – Equitation on the flat

19. Open Equitation O/F - 2’ or 2’3”

20. Suitable Hunter – o/f - 2” – 2’6” – Course A

21. Suitable Hunter o/f - 2” – 2’6” – Course B

22. Suitable Hunter – on the flat

23. Green Horse Eng. – w/t 50/50

24. Green Horse Eng.– w/t 100% Horse

25.  Green Horse Eng. w/t – Pattern


LUNCH BREAK


26.12 & Under SMS

27.Youth SMS

28.Adult SMS

29. Ranch Halter                            

30.  Leadline

31. Pee Wee Walk

             32. 12 & Under Western – w/j -50/50

33. 12 & Under Western – w/j- 100% Rider

34.  12 & Under Western – w/j-  Pattern

35.  Open Ranch - GAYP

36. Open Ranch  – w/j/l

37.Open Ranch - Pattern

38. Youth WP w/j

39. Youth WP GAYP

40. Youth WP w/j/l

41. Youth Horsemanship

42. Novice Rider Western w/j 50/50

43. Novice Rider WP – w/j – 100% Rider

44. Novice Rider WP – w/j - Pattern

45.   Adult WP w/j

46.  Adult WP – GAYP

47. Adult WP w/j/l

48. Adult Horsemanship

49.  Green Horse WP – w/j 50/50

50. Green  Horse WP – w/j 100% Horse

51. Green Horse WP – w/j - Pattern

              


KEY:

w/t or j = walk/trot or jog

w/t/c or w/j/l = walk/trot/canter or jog/lope

HUS – Hunter Under Saddle

O/F = Over Fences

SMS = Showmanship

WP = Western pleasure

GAYP = Go As You Please





Champion/Reserve Champion Division Award

Exhibitor must compete in at least 3 classes within the Division they are entered.
In cases of a tie, the award will be given to the Exhibitor with the highest points in the pattern/over fences class.


Please read over class descriptions and show rules to make sure you(or your horse) qualify for classes and also so no rules are broken.
Key:  
W/J/L = walk, Jog, Lope
W/T/C = Walk, Trot, Canter
50/50 = 50% horse or pony/50% rider
100 = 100% horse/pony or rider *where noted
GAYP= Go As You Please
 


            

         
Class Descriptions/Rules

Open Ranch  - No silver. No bling. No fancy clothes. The Ranch Division is made up of the following; ranch trail, ranch conformation, ranch rail class, and ranch pattern. The purpose of the Ranch Horse Pleasure class is to reflect the versatility, attitude and movement of a working horse. The horse’s performance should be indicative of a working horse riding outside on the ranch/trail. The horse should work at a forward, working speed while remaining under control at all times.  Horses exhibited with light contact on the reins should be rewarded; loose or full drape of rein is not necessary. Overall manners, responsiveness of the horse while performing and the horse’s quality of movement are the primary considerations. The Ranch Division includes the Ranch Halter class! 

Showmanship - judged execution of the provided pattern and on how the horse is groomed and presented by the exhibitor to the judge. Open to English and/or Western exhibitors. *Judges will be lenient on saddle marks on any SMS exhibitors’ horses that showed in a trail class before their SMS class. (TIP)

Pee Wee Walk (Western or English) - This is a walk division for children 9 years of age or younger. An adult may be in the ring with the exhibitor as a spotter only. Riders are judged on their equitation, ability to ride, and maneuver their horse/pony at the walk without interference of their spotter. Pee Wee Walk exhibitors are NOT allowed to cross enter into any walk/ trot or jog classes or into Leadline.
  
Leadline(Western or English) - a walk class for children 7 years of age or younger, where rider is to be led by an adult. And judged on equitation and riding ability. Leadline exhibitors will NOT be allowed to cross enter into any other classes or divisions. Leadline riders are NOT to cross enter into the Pee Wee Walk class. 

Western Pleasure Classes - Horses are shown in western tack. Horses are evaluated at the walk, jog, and lope, on quality of movement while staying quiet and calm and traveling on a loose rein. Exhibitors in the western pleasure classes MUST present the image of a horse that is a "pleasure" to ride. (TIP)

**Horses 6 years old and older MUST be shown one-handed in a shanked bit. Exhibitor's showing a horse 6 and over in a snaffle two-handed will be penalized or in shanked bit two-handed will be penalized or disqualified** 

12 and Under Western - Horses shown by exhibitors who are 12 or younger in age. Riders will compete on the rail at a walk and jog both ways of the ring, line up and complete an individual pattern. Riders will remain in the ring throughout the individual patterns. Horses will be shown at TWO gaits - walk & jog. Like in the Adult and Youth WP, exhibitors in these classes MUST present the image of a horse that is a "pleasure" to ride.   

Horsemanship - Designed to test the horsemanship abilities of riders using western tack. Divided into two sections, riders first follow a prescribed pattern of maneuvers at a walk, trot or lope. The riders are then asked to ride around the perimeter of the arena. Judging focuses on the rider’s body position, seat in the saddle and ability to control the horse. (TIP)

12 and Under Hunter - Horses shown by exhibitors who are 12 or younger in age. There is a pattern class. Riders compete on the rail at a walk and trot both ways of the ring, line up and complete an individual pattern. Riders will remain in the ring throughout the individual patterns. Horses will be shown at TWO gaits - walk & trot. 

Hunter In Hand (All Ages) - Judges evaluate a hunter-type horse in hand, at a walk and trot checking for lameness and quality of movement. Emphasis is placed on smoothness of gait, free-flowing stride and willingness to perform. Exhibitors must wear traditional English attire. Horses/ponies may be shown in bridle or plain leather halter with lead. (TIP)

Hunter Under Saddle Classes A hunter should move in a long, low frame and have the ability to increase its stride and cover ground with ease in a flowing movement. Those moving in an artificial frame with quick, short or choppy strides are not desirable. The hunter should have an interested expression and an alert eye. Hunters must be obedient and should willingly respond to cues of the rider. When asked to extend the trot or for a hand gallop, they should move forward strongly with appropriate forward impulsion. To obtain sufficient impulsion from the hindquarter, the poll should be level with or slightly above the withers. The face should either be on or slightly ahead of the vertical. Horses are to be shown in English tack. Exhibitors must wear traditional English attire(Polo shirts are acceptable). Hardhats are required in these classes, youth exhibitors must have helmets with chin straps. (TIP)
  
Equitation - Tests the rider’s ability to ride–not the performance of the horse. As in western horsemanship, contestants work a predetermined pattern. Riders return to be judged as they travel the perimeter of the arena performing gait changes at the judge’s discretion. Emphasis is placed on ability to sit correctly, hold the correct riding posture and control the horse on a precise pattern. (TIP)
  
Suitable Hunter Over Fences – This division is offered to our English exhibitors looking to do more over fences classes. It is Open to Youth and Adults, ponies and horses. Exhibitors will be asked to ride two predesignated courses and then finally all come back in the ring for a hack class. Martingales may be used in the over fences classes but must be disconnected in the flat class. Jump heights can be between 2’ and 2’6’ only, lower or higher jump heights are not permitted.  (TIP)

Novice Rider (All Ages) English or Western -  Open to riders in their first or second year of showing hunter or western. Open to adult and youth. Will be split adult and youth if entries warrant the split. Riders do not have to show the same horse in hunter and western divisions. Riders are judged on their ability to ride and maneuver their horse/pony at the walk and trot/jog.

Green Horse English or Western - This is open to horses in their first or second year of being shown English or Western, regardless of horses' age (Junior or Aged). This is a Walk/ trot or jog division, however horses may cross enter into classes or divisions where they would be asked to canter or lope. Horses are evaluated at the walk, trot/jog, on quality of movement while staying quiet and calm, traveling on a loose rein. Exhibitors in this division MUST present the image of a horse that is a "pleasure" to ride.  (TIP)

**A seasoned English horse would qualify in the Western Green Horse division if it is the first or second year being shown western and vice versa**

Cross Rails - Open to horses & ponies. 4 fences at 18” Course may be trotted. Mounts cannot cross
enter into classes jumping more than 2’. (TIP)


             
Show Rules, Regulations and Information

·         A negative coggins dated within the last 12 months must be presented during sign-up.
·         The show manager reserves the right to split, combine or cancel classes.
·         We use AHSA/AQHA/APHA horse show rules as a guide for our classes.
·         Hardhats are required for all hunter exhibitors, ASTM approved are required for youth exhibitors. All youth exhibitors helmets must have chin straps!
·         The judge’s decision is final. Any act of discourtesy towards the judge or show staff will result in forfeiture of fees and dismissal from the show grounds.
·         Patterns for all pattern classes will be available at the judge’s booth at sign in.
·         All dogs must be on a leash.
·         The parking area is where horses graze, please pick up your trash and put it in the bins provided.
·         The barn is off limits to exhibitors, their family members, and guest, please be attentive to your child/children’s whereabouts during the shows.
·         Horses 6 years of age and older MUST be shown one-handed in a shanked bit only. Exhibitor's showing a horse 6 and over in a snaffle two-handed will be penalized. Or showing two-handed in a shank bit will also result in penalization. By penalized we mean not used in class placings(or pinned low) and/or disqualified.
·         12 and Under western exhibitors are exempt from this rule and may show aged horses in a snaffle bit or a shanked bit, two-handed under the instruction of their trainer or parent. But may still be penalized over an exhibitor riding an aged horse correctly (one-handed in a bit with a shank).

Awards and Points

  •  Each class will be awarded ribbons 1st thru 6th place.
  • You must show at a total of 4 SSF Shows to be eligible for Year End Awards.
  •  Points acquired as follows: 1st +7 points, 2nd +5 points, 3rd +4 points, 4th +3 points, 5th +2 points , 6th +1 point 
  • Champion/Reserve Champion Division Award - Exhibitors must compete in at least 3 classes of the division they are in, to be eligible for monthly Champion and/or Reserve. In case of a tie the award will be given to the Exhibitor with the highest points in the pattern/over fences class.
  • Monthly Champion winners will get 10 points added to that month's earned points. And Monthly Reserve Champion winners will get 5 points added to that month's earned points.
  • NEW in 2022 - Shows are T.I.P. Approved!!! (Thoroughbred Incentive Program)



Eligibility
  • ·         Pee Wee exhibitors must be under 9 yrs. of age as of 12/31/21.
  • ·         Leadline exhibitors must be under 7 yrs. of age as of 12/31/21.
  • ·         Youth exhibitors must be under 19 yrs. of age as of 12/31/21.
  • ·         12 and Under exhibitors must be 12 or younger as of 12/31/2021.
  • ·         Junior horse must be under 5 yrs. of age. Proof of age is required. Horses born prior to 1/1/17  are not eligible.
  • ·         Green Horses must not have won 3 blue ribbons in the previous year and must be in their 1st or 2nd year of showing ONLY.
  • ·         Novice riders must not have won 3 blue ribbons in the previous year and must be in their 1st or 2nd year of showing.
  • ·         Leadline and Pee Wee exhibitors may not cross enter into a class where they would be asked to Trot/Jog, Canter/ Lope. Nor may they cross enter into either division, a Leadliner may NOT show in the Pee Wee Walk and vice versa!
  • ·         12 and under exhibitors are not allowed to cross enter into any classes where they would be asked to lope or canter. They can show in any walk/trot(or jog) classes outside of their 12 and Under division.


Fees

Pre- Entry Rate = $11/per class

Day-of-Show Rate = $13/per class

NO MORE Office Fee!

$50 - Returned Check Fee for any Bad checks




Payment
•   Payment in full or an open check is required at sign in.
   The whole division must be paid for, if you ride in one class and scratch the others unless either you or your mount is physically unable to continue.
   Anyone can go into a class unjudged after the class fees are paid. This is for experience and will not result in a ribbon or points.
•    There is a $50.00 bad check fee for all Returned checks.


Pre-Entry Rules

  •       Pre- Entries are available with the use of our online form.
  •       All Pre-entries must be received by 10pm on the WEDNESDAY before the show date. Any forms received after 10pm will NOT get the pre-entry rate.  All forms are time-stamped.
  •       Pre-entry rate is $2.00 off your regular rate. 
  •       Numbers will be assigned at the time of pre-registration unless an Exhibitor annotates a specific number at time of pre-registration. These numbers are recorded in class sheets and must be used during the class. Exhibitors who have pre-registered do not need to fill out entry forms the day of the show. However, they must check-in prior to the class to get their numbers. Pre-entry numbers must be returned at the end of the show or a $5 fee will be charged. Exhibitors who do not pre-register must complete the entry form the day of the show. Numbers will be provided at time of registration. These numbers must be returned or a $5 fee will be charged.




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