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The Friesian Grand National Horse Show • October 28-30, 2005 51 FR180 Appointments 1.

Any Western type headstall without noseband in conjunction with any standard Western bit shall be allowed. 2.

Bits: A standard Western bit is one that has a shank with a maximum overall length of 8¹⁄₂ inches.

The mouthpiece shall consist of a metal bar which is from ³⁄₈ inch to ³⁄₄ inch in diameter, varying from the straight bar to a full spade.

Jointed mouthpieces are permitted.

Flat leather chinstrap, other than the buckle(s), which must be at least ¹⁄₂ inch in width.

Any device made of wire, metal or rawhide used in conjunction with or as part of leather chinstrap is prohibited.

Curb chains are also allowed and must be at least ¹⁄₂ inch in width and lie flat against the jaw.

Hackamore or snaffle bits (smooth mouth) will be permitted on Junior Horses.

Mechanical Hackamores are prohibited.

Junior Horses are permitted to show in all other Western classes with a snaffle bit or hackamore and riders may use two hands.

Once a Junior Horse is shown in a standard Western bit, it may not go back and be shown in a snaffle bit or hackamore in the Western division.

A hackamore includes a bosal rounded in shape and constructed of braided rawhide or leather and must have a flexible non-metallic core attached to a suitable headstall. 3.

Split reins or closed reins with romal are equally acceptable.

When split reins are used and the ends fall on the side of the reining hand, one finger between the reins is permitted.

If the split reins fall on the opposite side of the reining hand, no finger is allowed in between the reins, and the ends must be held at least 16 inches from the reining hand.

When closed reins with romal are used, the end may be held by the rider provided it is held at least 16 inches from the reining hand.

When a hackamore is used, attached reins may be of hair, rope or leather. 4.

Martingales or tie downs are prohibited. 5.

Entries shall be shown with a stock saddle; silver equipment will not count over a good working outfit.

Sidesaddles are also permitted with proper attire. 6.

Whips are not allowed other than with a sidesaddle. 7.

Western attire consists of a western hat, western style long-sleeved shirt with collar and buttons or snaps, (a jacket or vest may also be worn), a tie or scarf or other appropriate neckwear, western trousers, chaps, shotgun chaps or chinks, and boots.

A zipper is permissible under buttons or snaps in either shirt or shirt part of suit.

Buttons or snaps must be visible.

A belt under loops must be included.

Protective headgear may be worn without penalty (See GR318.4). 8.

Spurs are optional.

FR181 Qualifying Gaits 1.

Horses are to be shown at a walk, jog trot and lope with light contact to the horse’s mouth both ways of the ring.

FR182 Western Pleasure Class Specifications 1.

WESTERN PLEASURE, OPEN, MAIDEN, NOVICE, LIMIT, STALLION, MARE and GELDING classes will be judged on performance, manners, type, quality and conformation, except as noted below. 2.

In AMATEUR, AMATEUR OWNER, LADIES, GENTLEMEN and JUNIOR EXHIBITOR classes, horses will be judged on manners, performance, type, quality and conformation. 3.

In JUNIOR HORSE (3, 4, and 5 years old) classes, horses will be judged on quality, type, performance, conformation and manners. 4.

CHAMPIONSHIP—To be eligible, horses must have been entered, shown, and judged in a designated Western Pleasure class at the same competition.

Horses will be judged on performance, manners, type, quality, and conformation. 5.

CHAMPIONSHIP—AMATEUR AND JUNIOR EXHIBITOR – To be eligible, horses must have been entered, shown, and judged in a designated Western Pleasure class at the same competition.

Horses will be judged on manners, performance, type, quality, and conformation.

A separate Championship class for Junior Exhibitors is required if there are 3 or more Junior Exhibitors entered.

SUB-CHAPTER FR17 WESTERN TRAIL FR183 General 1.

All horses must adhere to rules in Subchapter FR1—General Qualifications. 52 The Friesian Grand National Horse Show • October 28-30, 2005 2.

Trail horses are required to work over and through obstacles on a reasonably light contact to the mouth without undue restraint. 3.

No horse may enter the trail course area until the course and the judge are ready.

Riders will be permitted to inspect the course on foot during the judge’s instructions prior to the start of the class. 4.

Tests which may be required are negotiating a gate, carrying objects from one part of arena to another, riding through water, over logs or simulated brush, riding down into and up out of ditch without lunging or jumping, crossing a bridge, backing through obstacles, side passing, mounting and dismounting from either side and performing over any reasonable conditions encountered along the trail.

However, unnatural obstacles, such as fire extinguishers, perforated plywood in water boxes, exotic animals or unsafe elements such as hay bales, should be avoided. 5.

Course to include a minimum of six obstacles and a maximum of eight obstacles except in the case of damaged obstacles (see #13 in this Section). 6.

Care in preparing the course should be exercised to prevent a direct advantage to either a small or large horse. 7.

Course is to include a jog trot or lope of suitable duration to determine the way of going. 8.

Management is encouraged to design obstacle course that can be negotiated in 90 seconds. 9.

The judge has the right to alter the course, before the first horse begins. 10.

Rider’s hands shall be clear of horse to avoid cuing. 11.

Rail work shall not be required. 12.

Two or more horses may be entered by the same exhibitor, and the same rider may elect to show more than one horse. 13.

Unsafe obstacles: If at any time an obstacle is found to be unsafe, it shall be repaired or removed from the course.

If it cannot be repaired and horses have completed the course, the score for that obstacle shall be deducted from all horses’ scores.

No horse shall be asked to repeat the course, except in the case of a tie. 14.

All Classes are to be shown over and through obstacles at a walk, jog trot and lope with light contact to the mouth being maintained without undue restraint. 15.

After enough horses have completed the course for the ribbons awarded, any horse with a major fault may be eliminated at the judge’s discretion, without completing the course. 16.

Obvious unsoundness must be disqualified with no prize awarded. 17.

A lack of required tack, equipment, or appointments shall result in immediate disqualification.

FR184 Appointments 1.

Please refer to Appointments section in Friesian Western Pleasure for proper appointments.

FR185 Judging Criteria 1.

Entry will be evaluated on responsiveness, willingness and general attitude.

To be judged on performance, manners, way of going, and conformation.

Horses to be penalized for any unnecessary delay while approaching obstacle.

Judges are encouraged to ask any horse that is taking an excessive amount of time at an obstacle to advance on to the next obstacle. 2.

Horse shall be eliminated if Off Course.

Off Course is defined as: a.

Taking an obstacle in the wrong direction.

B.

Negotiating an obstacle from the wrong side.

C.

Skipping an obstacle unless directed by the judge.

D.

Negotiating the obstacles in the wrong sequence.

E.

Not following the correct line of travel.

SUB-CHAPTER FR18 JUNIOR EXHIBITOR EQUITATION FR186 General 1.

Exhibitors shall be Junior Exhibitors (An individual who has not reached his/her eighteenth birthday as of December 1 of the current competition year.

See GR126). The Friesian Grand National Horse Show • October 28-30, 2005 53 2.

A Purebred Friesian or a Part-Bred Friesian may be ridden in Junior Exhibitor Equitation classes. 3.

The rider’s position, seat, hands and the correct use of the aids are to be judged, refer to Equitation Chapter EQ. 4.

A lack of required tack, equipment or appoints shall result in immediate disqualification.

FR187 Saddle Seat Equitation 1.

Position and appointments as appropriate to Saddle Seat Equitation, refer to EQ115 & EQ116. 2.

Saddle Seat Equitation classes are to be shown at a walk, trot and canter both ways of the ring, refer to Equitation, Chapter EQ. 3.

At the judge’s discretion, individual work may be required.

Instructions must be announced to all exhibitors.

If a pattern is used, it must be posted at least 1 hour before the class.

A pattern is defined as two or more tests to be ridden concurrently.

Tests from which a judge may choose: a.

Work collectively at walk, trot, and canter.

B.

Address reins—the process of laying down reins and picking up reins (only in lineup).

C.

Feet disengaged from stirrups, feet engaged (In the lineup only).

D.

Change of diagonals on or off the rail.

E.

Back for not more than 6 steps.

F.

Figure eight at trot demonstrating change of diagonals. (See EQ119.9) g.

Execute a figure eight at the canter demonstrating a simple change of leads.

This is a change whereby the horse is brought back into a walk or halt and restarted into a canter on the opposite lead.

Figures to be commenced in center of two circles so that one change of lead is shown.

H.

Circle at the trot on the correct diagonal.

I.

Circle at the canter on the correct lead.

J.

Canter in a straight line, on or off the rail, with or without demonstrating a simple change of lead.

The judge must specify the beginning lead and exact lead changes to be executed.

A simple change of lead is one in which the horse is brought back to a walk/halt and restarted on the opposite lead.

FR188 Hunter Seat Equitation 1.

Position and appointments as appropriate to Hunter Seat Equitation, refer to EQ108 & EQ109 2.

Hunter Seat Equitation classes are to be shown on the flat at a walk, trot and canter both ways of the arena, refer to Equitation, Chapter EQ. 3.

At the judge’s discretion, individual work may be required.

Instructions must be announced to all exhibitors.

If a pattern is used, it must be posted at least 1 hour before the class.

A pattern is defined as two or more tests to be ridden concurrently.

Tests from which a judge may choose: a.

Work collectively at walk, trot, and canter.

B.

Sitting or rising trot.

C.

Halt (4-6 seconds) and/or back.

D.

Execute a figure eight at a trot, showing a change of diagonals (See EQ113.3).

E.

Execute a figure eight at a canter, showing a simple change of lead.

This is a change whereby the horse is brought back into a walk or trot and restarted into a canter on the opposite lead.

Figures to be commenced in center of two circles so that one change of lead is shown.

F.

Ride without stirrups, riders must be allowed option to cross stirrups.

G.

Turn on the forehand from the walk.

H.

Turn on the haunches from the walk.

I.

Execute a serpentine at a trot demonstrating changes of diagonals and/or canter on correct lead demonstrating simple changes of lead.

FR189 Western Seat Equitation 1.

Position and appointments as appropriate to Western Seat Equitation, refer to EQ121 & EQ122. 54 The Friesian Grand National Horse Show • October 28-30, 2005 2.

Exhibitors shall enter the ring in a counterclockwise direction at the jog trot.

Horses shall be worked at the walk, jog trot and lope both ways of the ring, refer to Equitation, Chapter EQ. 3.

At the judge’s discretion, individual work may be required.

Instructions must be announced to all exhibitors.

If a pattern is used, it must be posted at least 1 hour before the class.

A pattern is defined as two or more tests to be ridden concurrently.

Tests from which a judge may choose: a.

Back b.

Figure eight at the jot trot.

C.

Figure eight at the lope, with a simple change of lead.

This is a change whereby the horse is brought back into a walk or jog trot and restarted into a lope on the opposite lead.

Figures to be commenced in center of two circles so that one change of lead is shown.

D.

Jog trot and stop, either on or off the rail.

E.

Lope and stop, either on or off the rail, the judge must specify which lead to start on.

F.

Change leads down center of ring, demonstrating simple change of lead.

G.

Ride a serpentine, demonstrating a simple change of leads at a lope.

H.

Execute a 360 degree turn on the haunches.

FR190 Walk-Trot Equitation—10 and Under. 1.

Open to exhibitors who have never shown in an Equitation class that required a lope or canter at any recognized show.

Exhibitor may not show in any other class that requires a lope or canter at the same show. 2.

Exhibitors may show in any style seat, (Hunter Seat, Saddle Seat, and Western Seat) however, the attire, equipment, and appointments must match the chosen seat.

See Equitation, Chapter EQ for direction on rider’s position and appointments for each seat. 3.

The exhibitor will be judged on his or her basic position in the saddle.

Exhibitor will also be judged on his or her ability to govern, control and properly exhibit the horse. 4.

Exhibitors will enter the arena in a counterclockwise direction at the walk.

Exhibitors will work at a walk and trot or jog trot both directions of the ring.

FR191 Lead line Equitation—6 and under. 1.

Exhibitors may not enter any other riding class at the same show. 2.

Exhibitors may use any style of tack and appointments; however, the rider’s attire and the mount’s tack should be of the same type. 3.

Exhibitor should have control of the reins, but a handler must have a lead shank or lead rein connected to the horse at the bit.

The handler may just walk along holding the lead shank, and allow the exhibitor to control the direction of the horse.

If needed, the handler should take control of the horse to prevent an accident or loss of control by the exhibitor.

Exhibitor must be able to properly have their feet in the stirrups. 4.

Exhibitors will enter the arena at the walk, with their handler properly holding an attached lead shank or lead rein.

Exhibitors will walk both directions of the arena, and lineup as directed by the judge or ringmaster.

Horses should stand quietly in the lineup.

At any time during the class, unruly or disruptive horses may be excused from the class at the judge’s discretion. 5.

To be judged on Exhibitor’s position and appointments.

SUB-CHAPTER FR19 COSTUME EXHIBITOR IS TO GIVE FREE EXPRESSION TO THE IMAGINATION AND CREATIVITY OF THE PRESENTATION.

CLASSES ARE TO BE JUDGED ON CREATIVITY, AUTHENTICITY TO PERIOD, SUITABILITY OF COSTUME TO HORSE AND RIDER, AND MANNERS.

FR192 General 1.

All horses must adhere to rules in Subchapter FR1—General Qualifications. 2.

Exhibitors shall enter in the ring at a walk in a counterclockwise direction.

All horses shall be worked at a walk & trot both ways of the ring. 3.

Excessive speed to be penalized. 4.

Exhibitors may be asked to halt & stand quietly. 5.

Light hand contact must be maintained. 6.

Line up position is at the discretion of the Judge. The Friesian Grand National Horse Show • October 28-30, 2005 55 7.

Exhibitors can show individually or in groups up to but not exceeding five per group.

Groups must be clearly identifiable, with lead rider wearing number easily visible to judge. 8.

It will be at the Judges discretion to decide if a costume is unsafe and cause for elimination. 9.

No Walkers allowed.

Flags, bards, and/or banners are permitted. 10.

Costumes should be made of durable material and securely attached, such that no part of costume falls off during the class. 11.

Appointments, the exhibitor safety should be a primary consideration.

FR193 Appointments 1.

Must be shown with a Friesian Division “approved” bit or rose bit.

Bosals are permitted, exception armored costume exhibitors must show with a bit.

Prohibited Bits: Twisted, burr, wire gag bits of any type are not permitted.

Curb chains are also allowed and must be at least ¹⁄₂ inch in width and lie flat against the jaw.

Mechanical Hackamores are prohibited.

Ornamental and Friesian Division “approved” bridles are permitted.

Running martingales are permitted.

Military martingales are permitted on military presentations only.

Standing martingales or tie downs are prohibited. 2.

All Friesian Division “approved” Saddles, Sidesaddles, and girths are permissible. 3.

Swords and daggers are permitted provided they have a sheath with a secondary guard.

Any other weaponry such as an ax or mace, must be sheathed to prevent injury to exhibitors. 4.

Drawing or brandishing swords, daggers, or any other weaponry on show grounds is not permitted. 5.

Lances may not exceed 6 feet in length and must have a blunted point and be carried in the upright position only. 6.

Weaponry appointments that can not be secured by sheath and a secondary guard are to be inspected during the warm up by a technical official prior to class commencement. 7.

Articles that are perceived to be important to the overall presentation that are not permitted due to safety issues may be substituted with “stunt props” made of rubber or other non-metal materials. 8.

JUNIOR EXHIBITORS may not show in classes with any authentic weaponry, only with “stunt props” made of rubber or other non-metal materials.

FR194 Period Costume 1.

To display the horse and rider in an authentic costume of time period of choice. 2.

Exhibitors should dress in a manner consistent with their turnout, with attention to the styles, materials, and colors available during the period chosen. 3.

No (noisy) reticulated metal armor allowed that would move together to create a sound disturbance to other competitors.

Approved 1/16/05 Effective 4/1/05 FR195 Fantasy Costume 1.

Exhibitors to display horse and rider in any creative costume design. 2.

Use of glitter is permitted. 3.

No (noisy) reticulated metal armor allowed that would move together to create a sound disturbance to other competitors.

Approved 1/16/05 Effective 4/1/05 FR196 Armor Costume 1.

To display rider and/or horse in authentic style armor with time period of choice. 2.

Authentic style bards allowed. 3.

Exhibitors should dress in a manner consistent with their turnout, with attention to the styles, materials, and colors available during the period chosen.

FR197 Qualifying Gaits 1.

All horses to be shown at the normal walk and trot both ways of the ring. 2.

Excessive speed to be penalized. 3.

Horses may be asked to back at judge’s discretion. 4.

Horses must be under control of the rider at all times.

Manners are paramount. 56 The Friesian Grand National Horse Show • October 28-30, 2005 FR198 Class Specifications 1.

Period, Fantasy, and Armor Costume classes; OPEN, MAIDEN, NOVICE, AMATEUR, AMATEUR OWNER, STALLION, MARE and GELDING classes will be.

To be judged on authenticity to period, creativity, and suitability of costume to horse and rider, and manners. 2.

CHAMPIONSHIP—OPEN—To be eligible, horses must have been entered, shown, and judged in a designated qualifying class at the same competition.

To be judged on authenticity to period, creativity, and suitability of costume to horse and rider, and manners. 3.

CHAMPIONSHIP—AMATEUR AND JUNIOR EXHIBITORS—To be eligible, horses must have been entered, shown, and judged in a designated qualifying costume class at the same competition.

A separate Championship class for Junior Exhibitors is required if there are 3 or more Junior Exhibitors entered.

To be judged on authenticity to period, creativity, and suitability of costume to horse and rider, and manners.

SUB-CHAPTER FR20 TANDEM RIDING

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