Informational Meeting: Wednesday, July 25 – 3:30 p.m.
Horse exhibitors and parents informational meeting in horse barn. Judging: Thursday, July 26 – 8:30 a.m. – Halter Friday, July 27 – 9:30 a.m. – Performance Release: Horses released following show except for Grand and Reserve Grand Champions.
Any exhibitor wishing to stall at the fairgrounds and participating in the parade of livestock may do so.
Members intending to leave following the show must check out with the department superintendent(s) before leaving. Rules A.
Ownership must be in the exhibitor’s name by May 1.
Copies of registration papers or 4-H horse identification forms must be approved by the horse department superintendent(s) and the 4-H office prior to May 1. B.
Lease agreements will be completed on standard 4-H lease forms.
These forms are available upon request from the horse superintendent(s) or the 4-H office.
Lease agreements must be submitted to the 4-H office prior to May 1. C.
Colorado State 4-H Horse Show rules will be followed. D.
Patterns for classes will be posted the morning of judging. E.
Note: Age breakdowns in all classes will be the same as those in showmanship. F.
Awards will be presented for champion halter classes and riding classes.
Riding classes will be awarded in their specific division overall; junior, intermediate, senior and novice. The following point system will be used: Five or more in class: 5 points – 1st place; 4 points – 2nd place; 3 points – 3rd place; 2 points – 4th place; 1 point – 5th place. Four in class: 4 points – 1st place; 3 points – 2nd place; 2 points – 3rd place; 1 point – 4th place. Three in class: 3 points – 1st place; 2 points – 2nd place; 1 point – 3rd place. Two in class: 2 points – 1st place; 1 point – 2nd place. One in class: 1 point – 1st place. No points for champions or reserve champions or from showmanship classes. Ties will be decided by the judge by either giving an oral question or a riding skill. G.
Western Dress Code: Western hat, cowboy boots, belt, dark blue, dark black or colored jeans (acid or stone washed jeans are not allowed), and any colored or print long-sleeved western shirt or blouse are required.
No gloves, ties, chaps or scarves are allowed.
Jackets, spurs and vest are optional. H.
Cannot enter in showmanship twice. I. Show order will be by class number, beginning with the smallest number progressing to the highest number.
Showmanship and halter classes will show Thursday, July 26 and performance classes will show Friday, July 27. J.
While on the Kit Carson County Fairgrounds horses exhibited in the youth horse show may be trained, fitted and dressed for show competition by the exhibitor with the aid of the exhibitor’s family or 4-H club leader(s)/ FFA chapter advisor. K.
The Kit Carson County Fair management may, at its discretion, expel any person or persons abusing any horse on the fairgrounds at any time.
All prizes will be forfeited, and appropriate disciplinary action taken. L.
Exhibitor must have had the responsibility for the management, care and training of the horse during the club year.
All horses must have proof of ownership/and or registration papers in exhibitors name prior to May 1. M.
Ownership is not required in horse classes, but the exhibitor must have had the major responsibility for the management, care, and training of the horse during the club year.
All horses must be registered in the exhibitor’s name prior to May 1 of the current year. N.
No horse will be shown by more than one exhibitor. O.
Exhibitors will be disqualified and excused from the grounds for any unsportsmanlike conduct or abusive action.
This is at the discretion of the department superintendent(s).
Mounts must be under control at all times and handled in a safe manner.
Any exhibitor not adhering to the above rules will be disqualified.
All prizes will be forfeited. Note: In the Novice class no points will be awarded toward overall awards; only in their specific division. HORSE SHOWMANSHIP Horse Showmanship Premiums $3 – Will be awarded to those participating in the horse showmanship contest. Class No. 1.
Senior horse showmanship – 14-19 yrs.
As of Jan. 1 of current year (prior entry mandatory). 2.
Intermediate horse showmanship – 11-13 yrs.
As of Jan. 1 of current year (prior entry mandatory). 3.
Junior horse showmanship – 8-10 yrs.
As of Jan. 1 of current year (prior entry mandatory). 4.
Novice horse showmanship – (for those members who are in their first year of the horse program and have not successfully passed the Level II written and riding tests), (prior entry mandatory). Select Champion Showmanship Horse Halter & Performance Premiums First Place: $10 Fourth Place: $3 Second Place: $7 Fifth Place: $2 Third Place: $5 Sixth-Tenth Place: $1 Class No. 5.
Filly colt foaled in 2012 6.
Mare foaled in 2011 7.
Mare foaled in 2010 8.
Mare foaled in 2009 to 2007 9.
Mare foaled in 2006 to 2004 10.
Mare foaled in 2003 or before Select Champion Stock Horse Mare 11.
Stud colt foaled in 2012 12.
Gelding foaled in 2011
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