Entries must stand quietly and back (rein-back) readily

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Western Pleasure Horse/Pony A – Open to youth riders age 13 & under.

In addition to the above requirements, entries will also be judged on suitability of mount to the rider. Western Pleasure Horse/Pony B – Open to youth riders age 14-18.

In addition to the above requirements, entries will also be judged on suitability of mount to the rider. Adult Western Pleasure – Open to adult riders age 19 and older. Select Western Pleasure – Open to adult riders age 50 and older. Junior All Day Western Pleasure Horse – Open to horses age 5 & under. Junior Western Pleasure Horse – Open to horses age 5 & under. Senior All Day Western Pleasure Horse – Open to horses age 6 & over. Senior Western Pleasure Horse – Open to horses age 6 & over. Trail Class – AQHA rules to apply.

This division is open to English and Western exhibitors and may be split into Junior Horse Trail and Senior Horse Trail. Open Trail Horse Open Driving Class – Open to horses, shown to two or four wheeled vehicles.

Entries are to be shown both ways of the ring at a walk, park gait, and a road gait.

Entries must stand quietly and back (rein-back) readily.

To be judged 70% on performance, manners, and way of going assuring a pleasurable ride, 20% on condition and fit of the harness and suitability of the turn-out, and 10% on the driver’s handling of reins, whip, and posture.

Junior drivers 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Judge and/or show committee must excuse from competition any unsafe vehicle, harness, or unruly entry. Open Driving Novice Rider Classes – Novice classes are designated for beginner riders who are in their first or second year of showing, excluding Leadline and Walk classes.

Novice classes are open to riders of any age.

Open Novice classes may be shown English or Western and must follow proper tack and attire rules.

Riders in the Novice Division may cross-enter and/or cross-nominate into any other 2-gait class/division for the current year.

Riders may not cross-enter and/or cross-nominate into any 3-gait class/division for the current year.

Points will be kept on the horse and rider combination. Open Novice Pleasure – To be shown at the walk and trot/jog both ways of the ring.

Mounts must stand quietly and back easily.

Judged on performance, manners, and suitability as a pleasure mount. Open Novice Equitation – To be shown at the walk and trot/jog both ways of the ring.

Judged on rider’s seat, legs, hands, general position, and control. Novice Western Pleasure – To be shown at the walk and jog both ways of the ring.

Mounts must stand quietly and back easily.

Judged on performance, manners, and suitability as a pleasure mount. Novice Western Equitation – To be shown at the walk and jog both ways of the ring.

Judged on the rider’s seat, legs, hands, general position, and control. Novice English Pleasure – To be shown at the walk and trot both ways of the ring.

Mounts must stand quietly and back easily.

Judged on performance, manners, and suitability as a pleasure mount. Novice English Equitation – To be shown at the walk and trot both ways of the ring.

Judged on the rider’s seat, legs, hands, general position, and control. Short Stirrup Classes – Open to riders age 12 & under.

May be shown English or Western.

Riders in Short Stirrup may cross-enter and/or cross-nominate into any other 2-gait class/division for the current year.

Riders may not cross-enter and/or cross-nominate into any 3-gait class/division for the current year.

Points will be kept on the horse/rider combination. Short Stirrup Pleasure – To be shown at the walk and trot/jog both ways of the ring.

Mounts must stand quietly and back readily.

Judged on performance, manners, and suitability as a pleasure mount. Short Stirrup Equitation – To be shown at the walk and trot/jog both ways of the ring.

Judged on rider’s seat, legs, hands, general position, and control. Pleasure Pony Classes – Open to English and Western ponies that are 14.2 hands and under.

To be shown both ways of the ring at the walk, trot/jog, and canter/lope.

To be judged on manners, quality, and performance.

Ponies must stand quietly and back readily.

A pony may be shown in both Division A and Division B, but must be shown by different exhibitors.

Points will be kept on the horse/rider combination. Pleasure Pony A – Open to youth riders age 13 & under. Pleasure Pony B – Open to youth riders age 14-18. Open Green Horse – Open to 2 & 3 year old horses.

May be shown English or Western.

Must be shown in a snaffle bit or bosal.

To be shown both ways of the ring at the walk and trot/jog.

Must stand quietly and back readily.

To be judged on manners, quality, and performance. — Tires and stair steps are prohibited. Jumps are prohibited. Off course will result in elimination.

Off course includes, but is not limited to the following: Taking an obstacle in the wrong direction Negotiating an obstacle from the wrong side Skipping an obstacle unless directed by a judge Negotiating obstacles in the wrong sequence Miniature Horse Driving – Horses are to enter the ring counter-clockwise (to the right) at a pleasure trot.

To be shown both ways of the ring at a walk, pleasure trot, and extended trot.

Minis must stand quietly and back readily.

To be judged 60% on performance, manners, and way of going; 30% on the condition, fit, and appropriateness of harness and vehicle; and 10% on the neatness, attire, and overall impression.

Excessive speed will be penalized. Walk: A free, regular and forward moving 4-beat gait.

The horse should walk energetically and calmly with an even and determined pace. Pleasure Trot: The horse should maintain forward impulsion while showing submission to the bit.

The pleasure trot is slower and more collected, but the horse should indicate willingness to be driven on the bit while maintaining a steady cadence. Extended Trot: This is an increase over the Pleasure Trot in both speed and extension of stride.

The miniature must go forward freely, engaging the hind legs with good hock action, on a taut but light rein, while maintaining a balanced position. Miniature Horse Jumping – The course should be posted two hours before the class is held.

Course diagrams must show, with arrows, the direction each obstacle must be taken, and markers or a line must indicate the start and finish of the course.

The person showing cannot jump the course with the horse.

All jumps used must be collapsible.

Jumpers are judged on accumulated faults only, unless there is a tie, in which case there will be a jump-off. Jumps – There will be a minimum of four fences and a maximum of six fences.

The fences can range in height from 12-24”.

In the jump-off the height will range from 13-30”.

All jumps must be at least five feet in width, no wider than six feet, with a minimum of 20’ between jumps, with the exceptions of an in-and-out. Knockdowns – An obstacle is considered knocked down when in jumping an obstacle, a horse or handler, by contact, lowers the established height of the fence in any way. 4 FAULTS Refusals – Stopping at an obstacle without knocking it down and without backing, followed by jumping from a standstill is not penalized.

However, if the halt continues or if the horse backs a single step, side steps, or circles to retake the fence, then a refusal is incurred. 1st refusal 4 FAULTS 2nd refusal 4 ADDITIONAL FAULTS 3rd refusal DISQUALIFICATION Circling – Any form of circle whereby the horse crosses its original track between two consecutive obstacles, stops advancing toward the next obstacle, or turns away from the next obstacle, except to retake on obstacle after a disobedience.

Crossing your own path (ie: circling in between fences, not to retake a fence from a refusal) 3 FAULTS Elimination – Entries will be eliminated in the event of any of the following: Three refusals Off course Fall of horse and/or handler Jump-Off – All entries involved in a tie must participate in a jump-off.

The jump-off will be held over the original course.

The height of the jumps shall be increased not less than one inch and not more than six inches in height.

The jump-off will be timed by a stopwatch.

The horse which has the fastest time and the fewest faults in the jump-off round will be declared the winner.

Elimination in a jump-off does not eliminate the horse from the final class placings. Miniature Horse Hunter – Hunters are to be judged on style, manners, and way of going.

Preference should be given to those horses who cover the course at an even pace with free flowing strides.

Course may be covered at a brisk trot or canter, but must maintain the same gait throughout then entire course.

Circling once upon entering the ring and once prior to leaving the ring is permissible. The course design for hunters should follow the same requirements as the course for jumpers.

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