CLASS SPECIFICATIONS Showmanship: The exhibitor is judged on his/her ability to present and show a horse in the ring to its greatest advantage in such a manner as to overcome any conformation faults.
Judging is based on: 50% – Presentation of the horse and showmanship skills; 40% Condition, grooming and fitting of the horse; 10% – Appearance and grooming of the exhibitor.
English Equitation: Horses to be shown at a walk, trot (in Walk/Trot class horses to be shown at a walk and trot only) and canter both ways of the ring.
Riders will be penalized for incorrect diagonals and leads.
To be judged on hands, basic position, ability to show the horse and ring etiquette.
English Pleasure: Horses to be shown at a flat walk, trot (in Walk/Trot class horses to be shown at a walk and trot only) and canter both ways of the arena.
To be judged 60% on manners and performance, 30% on type, conformation, quality and substance, and 10% on appointments.
Horses must stand quietly and back readily.
Western Seat Equitation: To be shown at a flat-footed four beat walk, two-beat jog (in Walk/Jog class horses to be shown at a walk and jog only) and a three-beat lope both ways of the arena.
Horses must back in a straight line during the line up.
To be judged on seat, hands, performance of horse, appointments of horse and rider and suitability of horse to rider.
Western Pleasure: Horses to be shown at a walk, jog (in Walk/Jog class horses to be shown at a walk and jog only) and lope both ways of the arena on a loose rein without undue restraint.
Horses will be asked to back.
To be judged 60% on performance, 30% on conformation and 10% on appointments.
Trail: Horses to negotiate obstacles in a specified pattern.
To be judged on performance of horse over the obstacles, with emphasis on manners, response to the rider and attitude.
Credit will be given for negotiating the obstacles with style and some degree of speed, providing carefulness is not sacrificed.
Hunter Hack: Horses to be shown at a walk, trot and canter both ways of the ring.
Light contact with the horse’s mouth is required.
Horses should be obedient, alert, responsive and move freely.
Horses are required to jump 2 obstacles and may be asked to hand gallop collectively, one way of the ring.
Single Stake: Rider shall cross the start/finish line, run to the pole and turn either direction.
Run back and pass through the start/finish line.
Fastest time wins.
Cloverleaf Barrels: Rider negotiates barrels placed to form an isosceles triangle.
Rider must make a complete circle around the barrel as he/she completes the pattern starting to the left or right, making one left and two right turns or one right and two left turns around the three barrels.
Fastest time wins.
Pole Bending: Rider shall negotiate six poles placed approximately 21 feet apart in a straight line.
Rider shall cross the starting line and move in an approximate straight line, riding along side of the six poles, going to the farthest pole (Pole 6), making a 180 degree turn around Pole 6, then bending through the poles, making a 180 degree turn at Pole 1 and bending through the poles again, making an 180 degree turn at pole 6.
Rider then returns to finish line by moving along the side that is opposite that on which he/she first approached Pole 6.
Fastest time wins. RIDER, HORSE AND CLASS REQUIREMENTS Novice Rider/Showman: A rider/showman who has not won more than three blue ribbons in a particular kind of class.
No age restrictions Novice Horse: A horse that has not won more than three blue ribbons in a particular kind of class.
Green Horse: A horse not shown in a particular kind of class before January 1 of this year.
An experienced rider may ride a green horse.
No age restriction on the horse.
Walk/Trot or Jog: Class is limited in performance to walk and trot or jog only.
Rider/horse combination may not enter any 3 gaited classes at this show.
Loping in gymkhana classes will result in disqualification.
Three Gaited (or Lope Okay): Performance to include walk, trot/jog and canter/lope. DRESS REQUIREMENTS ASTM/SEI approved Riding Helmets are required for all riders 18 years and under.
Use of riding helmets is strongly encouraged for all others for the safety of the rider. ENGLISH CLASSES: English blouse or shirt, breeches or jodhpurs, and English boots are recommended.
Hunt or Saddle Seat jackets are optional.
Rider over 18 years of age must wear an ASTM/SEI Equine riding helmet or English helmet.
ASTM/SEI Equine Riding Helmets are required for all riders 18 years and under. WESTERN CLASSES/GYMKHANA CLASSES: Long sleeved shirt, tucked in, or long sleeved jacket; pants with belt if pants have belt loops; riding boots and western hat are recommended.
Because this is a Play Day show clothes are not required, but above stated minimal dress requirements are requested.
ASTM/SEI Equine Riding Helmets are required for all riders 18 years and under. DIRECTIONS TO LEMMON VALLEY ARENA Highway 395 North to Exit 74 Lemmon Drive. 3.9 miles to Nectar Street.
Right on Nectar. .5 mile on Chestnut.
Left on Chestnut to arena on Alaska and Chestnut.
The address is 11400 Deodar Street, Reno, NV 89506 Snack Bar will provide drinks and refreshments throughout the day.
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