Thank You to all of our 2016 Judges!
Thank you to all of our exhibitors, parents, and trainers for making it such a great year!
2017 Dates and Judges -
May 6th - Kim Gilbertson
June 3rd - Lauren Maddox
July 1st - Dora Wynne
Oct. 7th - Katie Skelly
Nov. 4th - Kim Gilbertson
You must be present (or have someone at the show to pick up for you) to receive awards,
no awards will be mailed.
There is a 4 show minimum you have to show at in order to qualify for Year End Awards!
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.
All Trail Classes - All trail classes are open to all ages and disciplines(English or Western). The trail class tests the maneuverability of a horse through an obstacle course. Scoring is based on the horse’s willingness, ease and grace in negotiating the course. This class will be judged on the performance of the horse and rider while maneuvering obstacles. Riders are to work individually. There will be no rail work. Judges will assign a point value to each obstacle and points will be added to or subtracted from this score, based on the horse and rider's performance over that obstacle. An obstacle missed, refused, or taken out of order will result in a score of zero for that obstacle but will not disqualify entry.
All Halter - Horses are shown with a leather halter and are traveled before judges so that lameness and quality of movement can be evaluated. Horses are then judged on balance, structural correctness, breed and sex characteristics and degree of muscling. Of these, balance is the most important. *Mini Halter is for any equine 11h and under, may be measured.
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. The pattern will be a simple pattern at a walk only. Riders are judged on their 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 divisions.
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, traveling on a loose rein. Exhibitors in the western pleasure classes MUST present the image of a horse that is a "pleasure" to ride.
**Horses over 6 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 workout.(pattern) Riders will remain in the ring throughout the individual workouts. Horses will be shown at two gaits - walk and jog only. Like in the Adult and Youth WP, exhibitors in these classes MUST present the image of a horse that is a "pleasure" to ride. Riders are not allowed to cross enter into classes where they would be asked to lope.
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.
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 workout(pattern). Riders will remain in the ring throughout the individual workouts. Horses will be shown at three gaits - walk, trot and/or extended trot. Riders are not allowed to cross enter into classes where they would be asked to canter.
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.
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.
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.
Hunter Hack - A transitional English class. Horses are required to jump two fences then put on the rail to walk, trot and canter both directions in the ring. Emphasis is on manner and way of going on the flat and style over fences.
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 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.
**A seasoned English horse would qualify in the Western Green Horse division if it's first or second year being shown western and vice versa.**