Horse Shows

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Congrats to all of our 2017 Winners 
and
Thank You to all of our 2017 Judges!

Thank you to all of our exhibitors, parents, and trainers for making it such a great year!


 2018 Dates and Judges -

April 7th - Lauren Maddox
May 5th - Kim Gilbertson 
June 2nd - Dora Wynne 
July 14th - Hillary Rapier
August 11th - Dawn Leonard
Oct. 6th - DeDe Shumate



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  The OCTOBER date is our YEAR END AWARDS show. 
You must be present to receive awards 
or 
have someone at the show to pick up for you
no awards will be mailed.

There is a 4 show minimum you have meet
 in order to qualify for Year End Awards!


2018 Class Fees:

$8.00 per class for 4Hers

$9.00 per class for non-4Hers

+ $3.00 Judges/Office fee per entry form or horse/rider(applies to both price sets)
Example: if you're an adult and show in 10 class... 10 classes x $9 = $90 + $3 judges/office fee = $93(your total showbill). Or if you show in 4 classes at the $8 rate; $8 x 4 classes = $32 + $3(judges/office fee) = $35(your total showbill)

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.



2018 Class Schedule

1.       Youth SMS
2.       Adult SMS
3.       Open Halter
4.       Ranch Halter (Ranch division)
5.       Mini Halter(Mini Division)
6.       Western Leadline - 50/50
7.       Western Leadline - 100% Rider
8.       Western Leadline - Pattern
9.       Western Pee Wee Walk - 50/50
10.   Western Pee Wee Walk - 100% Rider
11.   Western Pee Wee Walk - Pattern
12.   12 & Under Western w/j - 50/50
13.   12 & Under Western w/j - 100% Rider
14.   12 & Under Western w/j - Pattern
15.   Youth WP - w/j
16.   Youth WP - GAYP
17.   Youth WP - w/j/l
18.   Youth Horsemanship - pattern
19.   Adult WP - w/j
20.   Adult WP - GAYP
21.   Adult WP -w/j/l
22.   Adult Horsemanship - pattern
23.   Open Ranch pleasure (Ranch division)
24.   Open Ranch Pattern (Ranch division)
25.   Novice Rider Western w/j - 50/50
26.   Novice Rider Western w/j - 100% Rider
27.   Nov. Rider Western w/j - Pattern
28.   Western Green Horse w/j - 50/50
29.   Western Green Horse w/j - 100% Rider
30.   Western Green Horse w/j - Pattern
                               
                                Trail Classes (in the ring)

31.   Mini Trail (in hand, Mini division)
32.   Open Trail in Hand (all ages/disciplines)
33.   Ranch Trail (under saddle – Ranch division)
34.   Open Trail (all ages/disciplines. Under saddle)

                        Lunch Break 
(Classes after LUNCH Break will not start before noon)

35.   Mini Driving (Mini division)
36.   Hunter in Hand
37.   Mini Over Fences (Mini division)
38.   English Leadline - 50/50
39.   English Leadline - 100% Rider
40.   English Leadline - Pattern
41.   English Pee Wee Walk - 50/50
42.   English Pee Wee Walk - 100% Rider
43.   English Pee Wee Walk - Pattern
44.   12 & Under English w/t - 50/50
45.   12 & Under English w/t - 100% Rider
46.   12 & Under English - Pattern
47.   Youth HUS w/t
48.   Youth HUS GAYP
49.   Youth HUS w/t/c
50.   Youth Equitation on the flat - pattern
51.   Adult HUS w/t
52.   Adult HUS GAYP
53.   Adult HUS w/t/c
54.   Adult Equitation on the flat – pattern
55.   Open Hunter Hack - 2'
56.   Novice Rider English - 50/50
57.   Novice Rider English - 100% rider
58.   Novice Rider English - Pattern
59.   English Green Horse w/t - 50/50
60.   English Green Horse w/t - 100% Horse
61.   English Green Horse w/t - Pattern

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 

 

Ranch Pleasure - 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. You must show in all 4 division classes to qualify for monthly Champion and Reserve, if you do not show in all 4 division classes your points will still count towards Year End Awards. 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.


Open 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.

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.

Open 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. 

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. You must show in all 4 division classes to qualify for monthly Champion and Reserve, if you do not show in all 4 division classes your points will still count towards Year End Awards.
**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.


Mini Horse – *Mini is for any equine 11h and under, may be measured. Halter - judged on conformation and soundness. Trail - judged on how well you and your mini execute a predetermined trail obstacle pattern. O/F -Minis will be jumped (in hand) over 2 jumps set at 18 inches. Course will be provided the day of the show. Mini Driving will be judged on the suitability of the horse to provide a pleasurable drive. To be shown both directions of the ring at the walk, trot, strong trot. Drivers may be asked to reign back. You must show in all 4 division classes to qualify for monthly Champion and Reserve, if you do not show in all 4 division classes your points will still count towards Year End Awards.

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. You must show in all 4 division classes to qualify for monthly Champion and Reserve, if you do not show in all 4 division classes your points will still count towards Year End Awards.
 

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.
 
**Riders may not cross enter into any class where they would be asked to canter or lope.**


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.**


                                                          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.
                    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 and/or disqualified. 
*12 and Under western exhibitors are exempt from this rule and may show aged horses in a snaffle bit two handed, but NOT in a shanked bit, it must be a snaffle, for safety and control reasons.

 Awards and Points
  • Each class will be awarded ribbons 1st thru 6th place.
  • You must show in a total of 4 classes to be eligible for Champion and Reserve. In the Youth and Adult Divisions exhibitors are to show in the W/T or J, GAYP, Pleasure, and Equitation in HUS or Horsemanship in WP to be eligible for Champion and/or Reserve. 12 and under, Novice, Green and some other 3 class division will require a 4th class to be eligible for Champion and Reserve in 2017.
  • Points acquired as follows:
    1st +7 points, 2nd +5 points, 3rd +4 points, 4th +3 points, 5th +2 points , 6th +1 point
  •  Double pointed shows only count as one show!
                                              Eligibility
  • Pee Wee exhibitors must be under 9 yrs. of age as of 12/31/17.
  • Leadline exhibitors must be under 7 yrs. of age as of 12/31/17.
  • Youth exhibitors must be under 19 yrs. of age as of 12/31/17.
  • 12 and Under exhibitors must be 12 or younger as of 12/31/17.
  • Junior horse must be under 5 yrs. of age. Proof of age is required. Horses born prior to 1/1/12  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 out side of their 12 and Under division.