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4-H Program Year October 1, 2012-September 30, 2013 This rule book is prepared by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office in the Department of Animal Science, 125 Morrison Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 1 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book 2 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book TABLE OF CONTENTS Page I.

INTRODUCTION NYS Equine Event Memo and Policy NYS 4-H General Equine Show Rules II.

SHOW DIVISION RULES Cross Divisional Classes Showmanship at Halter Trail Command Costume Western Gymkhana Hunt Seat Saddle Seat Dressage Driving Miniature Equine Drill and Parade Draft Horse Division Donkey/Mule Mounted Games 5 11 19 27 31 33 35 51 63 73 81 97 109 115 131 135 143 3 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book 4 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book Jean T.

Griffiths Extension Horse Specialist 125 Morrison Hall Ithaca, NY 14853 Telephone: 607/255-2857 Fax: 607/255-9829 E-mail: jtg4@cornell.edu Website: ansci.cornell.edu/4H/horses/ Department of Animal Science 2013 NYS 4-H HORSE PROGRAM A GREAT PROGRAM FOR YOUTH!!! 2012 was another GREAT year in the NYS 4-H Horse Program with FUN-FILLED educational programs all year long for those involved!! The educational opportunities were excellent and many.

Youth are involved in almost every county in the state through the Cornell Cooperative Extension system.

The NYS 4-H Horse Program is offered through the leadership of outstanding Extension staff in each county.

THANK YOU to each of them for their continued support of this very valuable youth education program! The Cornell Cooperative Extension office in every county relies heavily on volunteers to provide excellent educational programs.

THANK YOU to all of the many volunteers and 4-H leaders, as well as parents who support this very positive program for youth. “If it weren’t for volunteers, there would be no 4-H Horse Program in New York State!” THANK YOU to all the members of the NYS 4-H Horse Education Committee (HEC), for providing leadership to the 4-H Horse Program.

SPECIAL THANKS to each of the “Horse Show” Division Chairs and the program support team for all of their hard work: Chairs: Western – Joe Schwartz Saddle Seat – Maureen McCleary Dressage – Judy Hoose Gymkhana – Craig Todd Donkey/Mule – Tina Turk Cross Divisional – Dona Scharping Public Relations – Bob DeVisser NYS Fair 4-H Horse Program Superintendent: Hunt Seat – Debbie Brown-Moon Driving & Miniature – Roger Parulski Mounted Games – Mary Beth Green Drill/Parade – Denise Parrotte Draft – Tamara Healy Media and Press – Deborah Saroff Fund Development – Nancy Harper Robin Bartholomew A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Barb Jones, April Winslow, and Betsy Bartz, who are constantly working behind the scenes.

Also THANK YOU Linda Poppleton, the Department of Animal Science web site manager, for getting the 2013 NYS 4-H Horse Show Rule Book posted to the web site at: http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/4H/horses/index.html Have another wonderful year!! Keep them positive!! Jeannie Griffiths Extension Horse Specialist Cornell University February 2013 Jtg/F:hsrlbkjgltr13.2.13 5 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book REMEMBER Please remember, as you work with the 4-H youth this year, that the program is about “kids” … not about winning ribbons: ∗ We are here to have FUN…if we do well besides, then we had more FUN! ∗ If you don’t want the judge’s opinion, don’t go through the gate. ∗ You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out! ∗ In 20 years from now is it going to make a difference? ∗ Youth and Horses…a Natural Combination ∗ Learning + FUN = Positive Self Esteem ∗ Youth Development Through Positive Life Experiences We believe that the NYS 4-H Horse Program can be a positive life experience for youth – PLEASE help make it happen! Jeannie Griffiths Extension Horse Specialist Cornell University Department of Animal Science — 8 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book I – NEW YORK STATE 4-H HORSE EDUCATIONAL EVENT POLICY The rules, regulations and procedures contained in this section of the manual represent a combination of the rules and policies derived from national and interstate 4-H education events modified only enough to reflect the philosophy of the New York State 4-H Horse Education Committee and its subcommittee membership. The information contained in this manual has been designed to serve two functions.

The primary function is that of representing a single source of rules, regulations and procedures for all Animal Science 4-H horse educational events conducted at the state level, in particular, the events conducted at the New York State Fair.

The secondary purpose is that of providing a set of guidelines or suggestions to counties, districts and regions for their competitive events and to serve in a similar manner for non-4-H organizations and agencies in organizing and conducting events open to 4-H’ers and to which 4-H’ers are specifically invited.

The information contained herein is subject to annual review.

It is the responsibility of the users of this information to be sure that this manual is kept up to date.

It is also the responsibility of each participant in these events, especially in state level events, to be knowledgeable of all aspects of the rules, regulations, and procedures governing the events in which they participate. 9 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book 10 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book NEW YORK STATE 4-H GENERAL EQUINE SHOW RULES It is the responsibility of the rider, or the parent or guardian of the exhibitor to see to it that the head gear worn complies with the appropriate safety standards as set forth in the official 4-H policy.

A memo will be sent to all CCE/4-H offices each year specifying the “official” 4-H Equine Program head gear.

Cornell Cooperative Extension, NYS 4-H, and the New York State Fair make no representation or warranty expressed or implied about any protective head gear, and caution riders that death or serious injury may result despite wearing such protective head gear, as all equestrian sports involve inherent dangerous risk and as no helmet can protect against all foreseeable injuries.

Proper equestrian footwear with a distinguishable heel and an approved helmet shall be worn at all times that a rider is mounted on an equine, sitting in a cart or handling an equine in a riding arena (whether on the ground, mounted or seated in a cart) at a 4-H sponsored clinic or show.

Exhibitors are responsible for the humane treatment and well-being for any equine in their care.

They are to be treated humanely and with dignity and respect.

Showing competitively is of secondary importance. ***Since 2004!! Donkey and Mules will be considered an “equine” and can be shown in any horse or pony classes in all Divisions at the NYS Fair 4-H Horse Show.

They must meet all qualification requirements as stipulated in the NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book and the State Fair Youth Animal Exhibits book.

They must qualify in their county and/or region for any class that they enter in any of these Divisions that are not part of the Donkey/Mule Division.

The Donkey/Mule Division rules and qualification requirements do not change.*** I.

EQUINE A.

All equines must be at least 24 months of age.

No intact stallion or jack over 12 months of age may be present at a 4-H event, show, clinic, etc.

All equines shown in ridden and driven classes must be 3 years of age and older. 1.

All equines must have been officially designed as the members project animal by June 1 of the current year.

A copy of the completed Equine or Donkey/Mule Certificate must be on file with your County Cooperative Extension office.

Members may designate all personally or family owned equines as project animals.

Family will be defined as the legal guardian, as well as husband, wife, parent, step-parents, step child, brother, sister, half brother and sister, grandmother and grandfather and in-laws of the same relation.

Members not owning or not using a family owned equine may designate one non-owned equine as their project animal. (designate non-owned on the project animal certificate). 11 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book B.

C. 2. 3. 4. A 4-H member who owns or leases a horse or pony may also own or lease a miniature equine and/or a donkey or mule “or driving horse (that is only used for driving)”. D. Each exhibitor shall present to show officials at the time of check-in a copy of the 4-H Equine Certificate or its equivalent completely filled out and signed by all parties.

All equines entered as ponies will be measured at check-in.

USEF Pony Cards will be accepted.

All ponies without USEF Pony Card are required to be measured with the following guidelines.

This measurement will supersede all previous measurements and will be the sole basis for determination of status.

There is no minimum size for equines entered as horses.

For all Divisions, ponies = 14.2 hands or less.

No equine, regardless of the number of exhibitors using that equine, may be shown by one exhibitor as a horse in one division and as a pony by the same or different exhibitor in the same or different division.

Where pony classes are sectioned in large and small divisions, small ponies are to be less than 13.0 hands.

How ponies will be measured 1.

A level, flat surface should be used — preferably a concrete slab or other paved surface or a plywood sheet at least 1″ thick.

Check the surface for inaccuracies to insure the surface is level.

Under no circumstances should animals be measured on dirt or gravel.

A maximum of two handlers may present the pony for measurement but they must not interfere with the animal in any way that could influence the measurement, except that they may cover its eyes.

There is to be no altering of the pony’s position by application of pressure on any part of its body.

Check the measuring stick for proper assembly and make sure it is fully extended and locked.

It is recommended that the stick be assembled with the ruler facing away from the individual performing the measurement.

The pony must stand square.

All four legs should be perpendicular to its body and the lead should be in a level position at approximately the same height as the withers.

Familiarize the pony with the measurement stick.

Be patient with the pony and give it adequate time to relax.

If the pony appears frightened or unruly, let it stand with its attendant until it is comfortable with the situation.

The stick should be placed on the highest point of the pony’s withers. (To find the highest point, drop the pony’s head below its withers and feel for the point with your hand.

Return the pony’s head to the level position before measuring.) 12 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book E. 2. 3. 4. 5. — D. VI. CLASS LIST, SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND ORDER OF GO See your State Fair Book 18 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book NYS 4-H Showmanship at Halter NEW YORK STATE 4-H SHOWMANSHIP AT HALTER I.

PERSONAL ATTIRE AND APPOINTMENTS PLEASE NOTE: Since the 4-H Showmanship at Halter class is offered in the Western, Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, Draft Horse and Donkey/Mule Divisions, Miniature Equine, you need to know the personal appointment and attire for the seat you are riding.

If there is a conflict in the listings, the Showmanship at Halter list will take priority.

WESTERN A.

Required 1. 2. 3. 4.

B.

Approved protective helmet Long sleeved western shirt or short sleeved shirt with jacket *shirts must have collars* Western type boots with distinguishable heel Western riding pants or denims Optional 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Western style tie Vest – to be worn with long sleeved shirt only Jacket Sweater Gloves C. Prohibited 1. 2. 3. 4.

Western hats No T-shirts, sweatshirts or crew type necklines Chaps Spurs HUNT SEAT A.

Required 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Approved protective helmet Breeches or jodhpurs Shirt Coat Hunt, field or jodhpur boots with a distinguishable heel Tie or choker Hair neatly contained, preferably in a net 19 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book NYS 4-H Showmanship at Halter B. — Prohibited 1.

No t-shirts, sweatshirts or crew type necklines 20 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book NYS 4-H Showmanship at Halter 2. Spurs MINIATURE EQUINE Please note: You may show your miniature equine Western, Hunt Seat or Saddle Seat. (Refer to Personal Attire and Appointments for Western, Hunt Seat or Saddle Seat in the Showmanship at Halter section of this rule book on previous pages).

DONKEY/MULE Please note: You may show your donkey or mule Western, Hunt Seat or Saddle Seat. (Refer to Personal Attire and Appointments for Western, Hunt Seat or Saddle Seat in the Showmanship at Halter section of this rule book on previous pages).

II.

TACK AND EQUIPMENT PLEASE NOTE: Since the Showmanship at Halter class is offered in the Western, Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, Draft Horse and Donkey/Mule Divisions, you need to know the tack and equipment for the seat in which you are riding.

If there is a conflict in the listings, the Showmanship at Halter list will take priority.

PLEASE NOTE: Fake tails will be allowed.

WESTERN A.

Required 1. 2.

B.

Nylon, leather or show halter Nylon, cotton rope, leather or show lead Optional 1.

Chain on lead C. Prohibited 1. 2. 3.

Western bridles, hackamores and bosals Whips, quirts, bats, etc.

Draw reins, side reins, chambon, nose reins, gogue and other similar training devices. (This includes use for practice or warm-up.) HUNT SEAT A.

Required 1. 2.

Halter (nylon or leather) and lead (nylon, cotton rope or leather) or bridle (snaffle, pelham, kimberwicke or full) All bridles must have cavesson nosebands 21 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book NYS 4-H Showmanship at Halter B. Optional 1.

Crops — NYS 4-H Showmanship at Halter B. Optional None C. Prohibited 1.

Draw reins, side reins, chambon, nose reins, gogue and other similar training devices. (This includes use for practice or warm-up.) MINIATURE EQUINE Please note: You may show your miniature equine Western, Hunt Seat or Saddle Seat. (Refer to Tack and Equipment for Western, Hunt Seat or Saddle Seat in the Showmanship at Halter section of this rule book on previous pages).

DONKEY/MULE Please note: You may show your donkey or mule Western, Hunt Seat or Saddle Seat. (Refer to Tack and Equipment for Western, Hunt Seat or Saddle Seat in the Showmanship at Halter section of this rule book on previous pages).

III.

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS This class is to be judged on the cleanliness and condition of the equine, the training and manners of the equine and the way in which the exhibitor presents the equine to the judge. 4-H exhibitors will not be penalized nor gain extra points due to the expense of the equine, equipment, or clothing that they will be utilizing to exhibit in this class.

The 4-H rules for this class were patterned after the 1995 NYS 4-H Fitting and Showmanship rules and the January 1996 AQHA Showmanship at Halter rules.

A.

Class Requirements 1.

If a pattern is to be used, the judge or show management must post the pattern for the class at a reasonable time before the class.

The judge has the option to bring back exhibitors for consideration for final placing; the final pattern need not be posted.

Posing: The exhibitor will move back and forth across the front of the equine in accordance to the “Quarter” System (see illustration at the end of the Showmanship at Halter rules) depending on the position of the judge, regardless of the method of evaluation.

In general, if the judge is positioned toward the front half of the equine, the exhibitor is to be on the opposite side; if the judge is positioned toward the rear half of the equine, the exhibitor is to be on the same side.

The exhibitor should at all times remain in front of a line perpendicular to the long axis of the equine’s body at the equine’s nose, facing the shoulder.

The exhibitor’s body should remain stationary but the head may be turned to keep the judge in view. 23 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book 2. NYS 4-H Showmanship at Halter B. Judging the class – No score cards will be kept or available to the exhibitor; the judge has the option to use a score card for their use as a judging tool.

PLEASE NOTE: Fake tails will be allowed. 1.

Appearance of the equine (40 points) a) Condition and Thriftiness (15 points) b) Grooming (15 points) • Hair coat clean, well brushed • Mane, tail, foretop and wither tufts free of tangles and clean.

It is prohibited to use ornaments of any kind, except in divisions in which this is acceptable, ie: Draft and Gaited Horse classes.

Manes, tails, fore tops, and wither tufts may be braided or banded in English or Western.

French or other style as appropriate to breed and/or style of riding. • Hooves should be trimmed properly.

If shod, shoes must fit properly and clinches should be neat.

C) Trimming (5 points) • Manes and foretop should be trimmed according to breed type and/or division shown.

Wither tuft must be left. • Inside of ears may be clipped. • Long hair on jaw, legs, and pasterns should be clipped.

D) Tack (5 points) • Tack should be neat, clean, and in good repair. • Tack should be appropriate for the division shown.

Appearance of Exhibitor (10 points) a) Clothes and exhibitor are to be neat and clean.

B) Appropriate clothes should be worn for the division shown.

Showing the equine (50 points) a) Leading (15 points) • Enter the arena leading the animal at an alert walk in a counterclockwise direction unless otherwise directed by the judge.

Walk on the animal’s left side, holding the lead/reins in the right hand, 8 to 12 inches from the animal’s head.

The remaining lead/rein is held neatly and safely in the left hand.

A tightly coiled or rolled lead/rein will be considered a fault at showmanship.

The equine should lead readily at the walk or jog/trot. • After the judge has lined up the class, he/she will call on each exhibitor to move their equine individually.

When moving the equine, be sure that the judge gets a clear, unobstructed view of the equine’s action.

Allow the equine sufficient lead/rein so that it can move freely and in a straight line.

Lead the equine from its left side to the required distance; stop; and turn to the right around the equine.

Follow the judge’s pattern.

B) Posing (15 points) 24 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book 2. 3. — Fitting and Showmanship 1.

This class is to be judged on the cleanliness and condition of the equine, the training and manners of the equine and the way in which the exhibitor presents the equine.

The basic score card and procedures to be used are as in the Fitting and Showmanship class description except: a) Clipping shall be as appropriate for draft horses.

B) The tails only of mares are to be braided, both manes and tails of geldings are to be braided. 2. PLEASE NOTE: Refer to Fitting and Showmanship rules in the Cross Divisional section of this rule book. 133 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book 134 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book NYS 4-H Donkey/Mule NEW YORK STATE 4-H DONKEY/MULE DIVISION (Not offered 2006-current year at the State Level) I.

PERSONAL ATTIRE AND APPOINTMENTS PLEASE NOTE: You may show your donkey or mule Western, Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, Miniature Equine or Driving.

To avoid excessive duplication of rules, refer to the Personal Attire and Appointment list for the seat being ridden or driven.

Any exceptions will be indicated below.

If there is a conflict in the listings, the Donkey/Mule list will take priority.

Western A.

B.

C.

Required – No exceptions Optional – No exceptions Prohibited – No exceptions Gymkhana A.

B.

C.

Required – No exceptions Optional – No exceptions Prohibited – No exceptions Hunt Seat A.

B.

C.

Required – No exceptions Optional – No exceptions Prohibited – No exceptions Saddle Seat A.

B.

C.

Required – No exceptions Optional – No exceptions Prohibited – No exceptions Miniature Equine A.

Required – No exceptions 135 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book NYS 4-H Donkey/Mule B.

C. Optional – No exceptions Prohibited – No exceptions Driving A.

B.

D.

II.

Required – No exceptions Optional – No exceptions Prohibited – No exceptions TACK AND EQUIPMENT PLEASE NOTE: You may show your donkey or mule Western, Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, Miniature Equine, or Driving.

To avoid excessive duplication of rules, refer to the Tack and Equipment list for the seat being ridden or driven.

Any exceptions will be indicated below.

If there is a conflict in the listings, the Donkey/Mule list will take priority.

All led classes will require a lead rope that is a maximum of ten (10) feet in length.

PLEASE NOTE: For donkeys, saddles will be optional in all led classes.

Western A.

B.

Required – No exceptions Optional 1.

C.

Saddle crupper Prohibited – No exceptions Gymkhana A.

B.

Required – No exceptions Optional 1.

C.

Saddle crupper Prohibited – No exceptions 136 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book NYS 4-H Donkey/Mule Hunt Seat A.

B.

Required – No exceptions Optional 1.

C.

Saddle crupper Prohibited – No exceptions Saddle Seat A.

B.

Required – No exceptions Optional 1.

C.

Saddle crupper Prohibited – No exceptions Miniature Equine A.

B.

C.

Required – No exceptions Optional – No exceptions Prohibited – No exceptions Driving A.

B.

C.

D.

III.

Required – No exceptions Optional – No exceptions Prohibited – No exceptions Specifications – No exceptions CLASS DESCRIPTIONS PLEASE NOTE: In the Donkey/Mule Division you may show your donkey or mule in cross divisional classes (Fitting and Showmanship, Trail and Costume), Western classes, Gymkhana and Games (mounted and unmounted) classes, Hunt Seat classes, Saddle Seat classes, Miniature Equine classes and Driving classes.

To avoid excessive duplication of rules you will be referred to the appropriate 137 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book NYS 4-H Donkey/Mule section of this rule book.

If there is a conflict in any rules, the Donkey/Mule Division rules will take priority.

A.

Cross Divisional Classes 1.

Fitting and Showmanship – Refer to the Fitting and Showmanship section of this rule book for General Specifications, the “Quarter” System and Score Cards. Please note: There will be a separate Donkey Fitting and Showmanship Class and Mule Fitting and Showmanship Class. 2.

Trail a) Ridden Class – Refer to the Trail section of this rule book for General Specifications (III) and the Trail Class Score Card.

Please note: There will be a separate Mule Trail-Ridden Class and Donkey Trail-Ridden Class. b) Led Class – Refer to the Trail section of this rule book for General Specifications and the Trail Class Score Card.

Remember, this is a led class.

Please note: Lead rope required; halter and lead rope preferred.

Lead rope may be a maximum of ten (10) feet in length.

A bridle is optional. c) d) There will be a separate Mule Trail-Led Class and Donkey Trial-Led Class.

Costume Class 1) Refer to the Costume section of this rule book for General Specifications. 2) Costumes may be authentic costumes, native to donkeys or mules.

Please note: There will be a separate Donkey Costume Class and Mule Costume Class. B. Western Division 1.

Stock Seat Equitation – Refer to the Stock Seat Equitation Class description in the Western section of this rule book.

Note: Donkeys may be ridden with two hands.

Mules must be ridden with one hand only.

Refer to the Western Division, Stock Seat Equitation for class description. 138 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book NYS 4-H Donkey/Mule Please note: There will be a separate Donkey Stock Seat Equitation Class and Mule Stock Seat Equitation Class. 2.

Western Pleasure – Refer to the Western Pleasure Class description in the Western section of this rule book.

Please note: There will be a separate Donkey Western Pleasure Class and Mule Western Pleasure Class C.

Gymkhana and Games (Mounted and Unmounted) Division 1.

Cloverleaf Barrels (Ridden) – Refer to the Gymkhana and Mounted Games section of this rule book for General Specifications and Cloverleaf Barrel pattern.

Please note: There will be a separate Donkey Cloverleaf BarrelsRidden Class and Mule Cloverleaf Barrels-Ridden Class. 2.

Cloverleaf Barrels (Led) – Refer to the Gymkhana and Mounted Games section of this rule book for General Specifications and Cloverleaf Barrel pattern.

Please note: There will be a combined Donkey and Mule Cloverleaf Barrels-Led Class.

Animal and handler must cross line for start and finish. 3.

Stake-N-Barrel (Ridden) – Refer to the Gymkhana and Mounted Games section of this rule book for General Specifications and Stake-N-Barrel pattern.

Please note: There will be a separate Donkey Stake-N-Barrel (Ridden) Class and Mule Stake-N-Barrel (Ridden) Class. 4.

Stake-N-Barrel (Led) – Refer to the Gymkhana and Mounted Games section of this rule book for General Specifications and Stake-N-Barrel pattern.

Animal and handler must cross line for start and finish.

Please note: There will be a separate Donkey Stake-N-Barrel (Led) Class and Mule Stake-N-Barrel (Led) Class. *For the Donkey Stake-N-Barrel (Led) Class, the distance between barrels will be decreased to 45 feet.* 139 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book NYS 4-H Donkey/Mule 5. Coon Hunter Jumping – This is a “led” class for donkeys or mules.

A) Division Chair has the option of dividing the class into separate classes, one class for animals up to 48″ at the withers and one class for animals over 48″.

B) Animals up to 48″ will jump from inside a 10′ square box.

C) Animals over 48″ will jump from inside a 12′ square box.

D) The initial jump height will be determined by the median chest height of the smallest and largest animal in the class.

E) The initial jump must be cleared in order to qualify for a placing in the class.

F) Each jump attempt will be timed by a stopwatch.

A backup stopwatch is required for timing.

Time starts when the last hoof touches the ground in box.

G) Two jump attempts may be made at each height.

The maximum allowable time is 90 seconds.

Time is only stopped to replace rail or jump cups.

H) After entering the box, the animal must pause before jumping.

I) If an animal steps out of the marked box, it will be counted as one attempt.

J) The handler may stand to either side of the box, but must hold the reins or lead rope in at least one hand at all times.

K) Animals must be shown saddled.

No tack changes will be allowed after entering the ring.

L) The saddle shall be fitted with standard equipment (stirrups, fenders, girth, etc.) and must be of suitable size for the animal.

Stirrups may be tied up (handler’s option).

M) The equine may be bridled or haltered.

The reins or lead rope may not be more than 10′ in length.

N) A blanket or cover may be used over the jump (handlers option).

Handlers must supply their own blanket or cover.

O) No cruel or abusive treatment of equines will be tolerated. (Read General Equine Show Rules.) p) The equine may lean against the jump but may not push the jump more than 2′ or it will be counted as one attempt.

Q) Should two or more equines tie for a height, the animal that clears the jump in one attempt will place over the animal needing two attempts, regardless of time.

If two or more animals clear a jump on the same attempt (1st or 2nd), the animal with the shortest time will take the higher placing. D. English Division Please note: Unless the size of the class merits differently, Hunt Seat and Saddle Seat will be a combined class, one class for Equitation and one class for Pleasure. 140 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book NYS 4-H Donkey/Mule 1. English Equitation a) Hunt Seat Equitation – Refer to the Hunt Seat Equitation Class description in the Hunt Seat Division section of this rule book.

B) Saddle Seat Equitation – Refer to the Saddle Seat Equitation Class description in the Saddle Seat Division section of this rule book.

Please note: There will be a separate Donkey English Equitation Class and Mule English Equitation Class.

English Pleasure a) Hunt Seat Pleasure – Refer to the Hunt Seat Pleasure Class description in the Hunt Seat Division section of this rule book.

B) English Pleasure Saddle Seat – Refer to the English Pleasure Saddle Seat Class description in the Saddle Seat Division section of this rule book.

Please note: There will be a separate Donkey English Pleasure Class and Mule English Pleasure Class. 2. E. Driving Division 1.

Pleasure Driving – Refer to the Driving Division for General Specifications and Clarification of Gaits.

Refer to the Pleasure Driving Class description.

Please note: There will be a separate Donkey Pleasure Driving Class and Mule Pleasure Driving Class. 141 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book 142 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book NYS 4-H Team Mounted Games NEW YORK STATE 4-H TEAM MOUNTED GAMES (2007 offered at club, county and regional levels, 2008 first year offered at state level) Team = Together, Everyone Achieves More!! What Makes Team Mounted Games Different from Gymkhana? ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ Provide an opportunity to showcase the best 4-H team skills on horseback in New York Games is a total team effort, there are not individual scores, members must work together to succeed, members develop teamwork and sportsmanship.

Riders of any seat may play Young and inexperienced members can enjoy games: games encourage beginners to tap natural riding instincts.

Game horses can be any size, large horses might be faster but small horses or ponies make picking up objects easier.

Game horses do not have to be fast or fancy or perfect conformation.

Most important is the horse’s attitude and ability to cope with what is being asked.

Teams allow riders to make new friends with the same interests and have fun while learning.

Games are a fair and friendly competition, committed to the safety of both horse and rider.

Team games require practice to achieve accuracy: the accuracy is often times more important than speed. Why Mounted Games? ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ Games are a good change of pace, stimulating, and keep both rider and horse from getting bored.

Games develop coordination, balance and proper use of aids, hastening the rider’s progress while easing pressure on the horse.

Games practice is more relaxed than formal equitation lessons, riding skills are improved and reinforced, the rider gains confidence.

Games are a good introduction to competitive riding.

Games’ clear goals are motive to train and practice regularly, ultimately resulting in a more fit rider and horse.

Inexpensive equipment.

Fun to watch for spectators! 143 NYS 4-H Equine Show Rule Book

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