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SB – SADDLEBRED CHaPTER Sb [ SADDLEBRED HORSE DIVISION ] SB – SADDLEBRED SB4 © USEF 2012 [ SADDLEBRED HORSE DIVISION ] CHAPTER sb CHAPTER SB SADDLEBRED HORSE DIVISION SUBCHAPTER SB-1 GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS.

SB101 Eligibility. 1.

In order to compete, all horses must be registered with the American Saddlebred Registry or the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation.

They must be entered in their full registered names with registration numbers and under the names of the owner(s) of record with the A.S.R.

Or the C.L.R.C. 2.

A copy of the registration papers showing recorded ownership, or a copy of the registration papers with a Certificate of Eligibility to Show issued by the American Saddlebred Registry must be submitted with entry form at the time of making entry or presented to competition office before competition number will be released unless the competition, at their discretion, confirms registration electronically with the American Saddlebred Registry or the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation; competition management is responsible for notifying exhibitors of this requirement.

See GR1309.2a(5).

Exception: Horses shown in any USEF Regular Competition prior to December 31, 1979, and Saddlebred-type ponies.

The ASR will provide the Federation with a monthly report of affidavits filed in violation of this Article.

A copy of the registration papers will be returned when exhibitors pick up their numbers, if requested.

In the event a person files a false affidavit or an affidavit to show change of ownership or change of name without having submitted all required paperwork and fees to the American Saddlebred Registry, the Federation will levy a fine against that person in the amount of $200.

See GR1302.2a(5), GR907.3, and GR1309.2b.

If the foregoing $200 fine is not paid within 30 days of receipt of the Federation’s notice of fine, said person and any horses owned by him/her or his/her stable will be automatically suspended until the fine is paid.

If the person disputes that the fine is not properly owing, he/she can request a hearing of these issues before the Hearing Committee provided a written statement specifying the grounds for the hearing is received at the Federation‘s office within 30 days of receipt of the Federation‘s notice of fine.

The request must be accompanied by a deposit of $100 made by a Federation member or the parent of a junior exhibitor member or $200 if made by a non-member (check payable to the Federation).

Said deposit will be refunded in the event the hearing is resolved in the favor of the member/non-member. 3.

Owners and trainers of horses participating at Federation licensed competitions in all Saddlebred sections must be current members in good standing with the American Saddlebred Horse Association, Inc.

Or the American Saddlebred Horse Association of Canada and provide an original or copy of the ASHA or ASHA of Canada membership card unless the competition, at their discretion, confirms membership electronically with the ASHA or the ASHA of Canada office.

Lessees are considered owners in connection with this membership requirement.

In the event of an entry under multiple ownership, only one owner need be a member.

A.

If the ASHA membership card is not available, the exhibitor, or his or her agent, must sign the ASHA membership affidavit giving his or her name, address, the fact that he or she is in possession of the proper credentials and the reason the information is not available.

In the event a person files a false affidavit to prove membership with the ASHA, the Federation will levy a fine against that person in the amount of $200.

See GR1302.2a(5), GR1302.2c, GR907.3, and GR1309.2b.

If the foregoing $200 fine is not paid within 30 days of receipt of the Federation’s notice of fine, said person and any horses owned by him/her or his/her stable will be automatically suspended until the fine is paid.

If the person disputes that the fine is not properly owing, he/she can request a review of these issues before the Hearing Committee, provided a written statement specifying the grounds for the review is received at the Federation’s office within 30 days of receipt of the Federation’s notice of fine.

The request must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 made by a Federation member or the parent of a junior exhibitor member or $200 if made by a non-member (check payable to the Federation).

Said deposit will be refunded in the event the review is resolved in favor of the member/non-member.

SB102 T ype and Conformation. 1.

The American Saddlebred is the epitome of the show horse.

He carries himself with an attitude © USEF 2012 SB5 SB – SADDLEBRED CHaPTER Sb [ SADDLEBRED HORSE DIVISION ] that is elusive of description—some call it “class”, presence, quality, style, or charm.

This superior air distinguishes his every movement. 2.

The ideal American Saddlebred is well-proportioned and presents a beautiful overall picture.

The animal should be in good flesh, with good muscle tone and a smooth, glossy coat.

Masculinity in stallions and femininity in mares are important and should be taken into consideration.

The average height is 15 to 16 hands and the weight 1,000-1,200 pounds.

Any color is acceptable; the most prominent are chestnut, bay, brown and black with some gray, roan, Palomino and Pinto.

HEAD—well-shaped with large, wide-set expressive eyes, gracefully shaped ears set close together on top of the head and carried alertly; a straight face line with a relatively fine muzzle and large nostrils and a clean and smooth jaw line.

NECK—long, arched and well-flexed at the poll with a fine, clean throatlatch.

WITHERS – well defined and prominent.

SHOULDERS—deep and sloping.

BACK—strong and level with well sprung ribs.

CROUP—level with a well carried tail coming out high.

LEGS—The front leg should set well forward under the shoulder.

The line of the hind leg, in a natural stance, should be vertical from the point of the buttock to the back edge of the cannon bone.

The forearms and hindquarters are well muscled to the knees and hocks.

Legs are straight with broad flat bones, sharply defined tendons and sloping pasterns.

HOOVES—good and sound, open at the heel, neither toed in or toed out.

TO BE PENALIZED: lack of Saddlebred type, coarse or plain head, roman nose, round jaws, lop ears, wide ears, small eyes (pig eyes), short neck, straight neck, ewe neck, thick throatlatch, flat withers, sway-back, roached back, hollow chest, straight shoulders, crooked legs, calved knees, over at the knee, bow legs, rough joints, round bones, straight pasterns, splay feet or pigeon toes, contracted heels, base stance too wide or too narrow, sickle hocks, cow hocks, dished feet, lack of muscle tone, thinness, obesity, rough coat or overall lack of conditioning.

These and any other defects attributable to heredity must be penalized.

With the natural variations of type within the breed, some horses do not conform to the ideal but are perfectly suitable for various kinds of competition.

If they meet all other requirements for a particular event, they should not be penalized too severely, except in stripped classes, Harness classes and In-Hand classes where extremely low backed horses must be severely penalized.

Horses with crooked tails must be penalized and horses with extremely crooked tails must be severely penalized.

SB103 General. 1.

The American Saddlebred has clean, rhythmic and fluid action which is straight and true.

Winging, interfering, traveling wide behind, mixing of gaits and loss of form are undesirable. 2.

All horses must be serviceably sound.

In In-Hand classes for sires and dams or prospective sires and dams, transmissible unsoundness only shall be considered.

Horses must not show evidence of lameness, broken wind or complete loss of sight in both eyes. 3.

Horses may be shown with unset tails in any class without penalty. 4.

All horses must be worked both ways of the ring at all required gaits as directed by the judge(s).

Workouts will be judged as a separate class and horses must be tied for placings being considered in that workout.

Workouts may be called for by the judge(s) for any or all placings.

All horses chosen for a workout must be worked both ways of the ring at any or all gaits listed in the class specifications that are requested by the judge(s).

An exhibitor choosing to not complete the workout for any reason has the option of lining up and receiving the last ribbon awarded in the workout.

An exhibitor is entitled to request only one five minute time out per class including workout. (See GR833). 5.

A judge must order from the ring any unruly horse or one whose actions threaten to endanger the rider, driver, handler, other exhibitors or their entries. (See GR1034.11) 6.

A judge must order from the ring any rider, driver, or handler who exhibits inappropriate or dangerous behavior or whose actions would in any way threaten the safety of any exhibitor, their entries or the safety of class officials. (See GR1034.12) 7.

To be penalized: Mixed gaits; unbalanced action; pulling; fighting the bit; tossing the head; carrying head to one side or going sideways; leaving hocks behind; strung out; wrong lead or cross-cantering; breaking of gait; winging; interfering; traveling wide behind; loss of form due to excessive speed; bad manners; exaggerated opening of mouth; carrying sour ears. 8.

Definition of Maiden/Novice/Limit for riders/drivers.

Maiden/Novice/Limit classes are open SB6 © USEF 2012 SB – SADDLEBRED [ SADDLEBRED HORSE DIVISION ] CHAPTER sb to riders/drivers who have not won one/three/six first place ribbons respectively, at Regular and Local Competitions of this Federation in any under saddle/driving section of the Saddlebred division.

First place ribbons won by a rider in any under saddle class do not affect the status of a driver in any driving class.

First place ribbons won by a driver in any driving class do not affect the status of a rider in any under saddle class. 9.

Attention getting devices &/or other noisemakers (including but not limited to tape measures, blow horns, bamboo poles, explosives, fire extinguishers, baby powder, whips longer than 6’, etc.) are not allowed in and around the make up and competition rings during scheduled competition sessions.

All such items will be confiscated and offenders will be reported to the USEF. (See also GR839.4i) 10.

Master classes are restricted to amateur rider/drivers age 50 years and older.

Classes are to be judged according to amateur class specifications.

Master classes are never to be stripped for conformation judging.

SB104 Appointments. 1.

Horses shall be shown without artificial appliances (eg, wired ears) and nontraditional tack.

Anything that alters the intended use of equipment as provided for in the description of appointments for a given class is considered to be an artificial appliance.

All artificial appliances other than those permitted are prohibited.

Bandages, tail sets, chains or other training devices are prohibited in the competition ring. 2.

Inconspicuously applied hair in mane or tail, a tail brace and mouth controls are permitted.

Exceptions: See Pleasure sections. 3.

In the event a horse has lost the sight in one eye, it must appear to have vision and may be shown with an artificial eye or contact lens.

Use of contact lenses or eye prosthesis for any other use than stated is prohibited.

For loss of sight in both eyes see SB103.2 4.

Quarter boots and bell boots are permitted in Five-Gaited, Fine Harness and Roadster Classes. 5.

In case of inclement weather, the use of polo boots or bandages may be permitted provided competition management publicly announces it before a class.

Extremes of temperature of climatic conditions may modify dress requirements at the judge’s discretion. 6.

Any artificial change of color or markings (other than mane or tail) is prohibited. 7.

Electronic communication devices used for purposes of coaching, etc., between competitors and individuals outside the ring shall be prohibited in all classes in the Saddlebred Division.

Exempt from this rule are riders and drivers who have been granted a presidential modification in accordance with GR152. 8.

A competitor may carry or use a whip not exceeding 6’ including lash; the lash shall not have been altered in any way.

It must be a standard whip of suitable style.

Failure to comply will result in disqualification from further competition. (Exception: In-Hand.

Refer to SB174.) 9.

Whips longer than 6’, including snapper or lash, are not allowed in the warm-up area.

BOD 1/14/12 Effective 4/1/12 SB105 Stripping.

The stripping of horses for conformation judging is mandatory in Under Saddle Championship Classes in all sections at the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show and The UPHA/American Royal National Championship Horse Show (Exception: Park Horse, Pleasure Horse, Three Gaited Junior Exhibitor, and Five Gaited Junior Exhibitor sections and all Kentucky County Fair Championship classes) and in all American Saddlebred Registry signature classes for horses three years old and under (ie ASR Futurities, ASR Sweepstakes).

Stripping is also mandatory in all Three Gaited and Five Gaited Open Championship classes except one horse classes.

The above excepted classes and other classes may not be stripped unless it is so stated in the prize list.

In any stripped class, horses may be presented individually for conformation judging.

Horses with extremely low backs must be severely penalized in all stripped performance classes.

Only two attendants, suitably attired, per animal are permitted in the ring.

In classes where manners are paramount (ie Ladies, Junior Exhibitors, Amateurs, and Owners), riders must remount and return to the line up before the judges will be allowed to turn in their cards. © USEF 2012 SB7 SB – SADDLEBRED CHaPTER Sb [ SADDLEBRED HORSE DIVISION ] SB106 Judging Criteria.

The specific type of class being judged determines the importance of each criterion in the final judging outcome.

The order in which each is listed in the class specifications determines where the emphasis should be placed.

For example: A horse placed first in a class judged on performance, presence, quality, manners and conformation could justifiably be unplaced against the same horses if the class were judged on manners, presence, quality, performance and conformation.

The criteria considered are: performance, manners, presence, quality and conformation.

SB107 Line Up. 1.

In Saddlebred performance classes when the judge calls for the line up exhibitors must continue in a clockwise direction to bring their entries to the line up.

Judge(s) to penalize entries that do not comply. 2.

In Saddlebred performance classes requiring entries to back, the judge(s) must walk the line up (exception: judge(s), at their discretion, may instruct the ringmaster to walk the line up during the back).

SB108 Qualifying Classes and Specifications. 1.

OPEN, JUNIOR, THREE-YEAR-OLD, TWO-YEAR-OLD, MAIDEN, NOVICE AND LIMIT.

The OPEN horse should be the ultimate representative of the breed.

It should be as nearly perfect as possible; performing all gaits with animation, brilliance and extreme action at both ends.

Performance is paramount in these classes.

Classes are judged on performance, presence, quality, manners, and conformation. 2.

LADIES, JUNIOR EXHIBITORS, AMATEURS, MASTERS AND OWNERS.

Manners are paramount in these classes but there is a difference in the way in which horses are judged in each.

A.

LADIES.

A Lady’s horse should be outstanding in refinement and elegance with suitability of horse to rider taken into consideration.

Expression is important and quality is a prime consideration.

The execution of gaits should be performed with brilliance on command.

The horse should walk and stand quietly.

Classes are judged on manners, quality, presence, performance, and conformation.

B.

JUNIOR EXHIBITORS.

The Junior Exhibitor’s horse should be mannerly, willing, and expressive with balanced action.

The execution of gaits should be performed with brilliance on command.

The horse should walk and stand quietly.

Classes are judged on manners, performance, presence, quality, and conformation.

C.

AMATEURS, MASTERS AND OWNERS.

The Amateur’s, Master’s and Owner’s horses can be a bit stronger and perform in a bolder manner.

More action and animation are desired and less emphasis can be put on manners than in Ladies or Junior Exhibitor classes.

Classes are judged on manners, performance, presence, quality, and conformation.

SB109 Championships. 1.

Championship Classes are judged in the same manner as the qualifying classes.

Horses to be stripped and judged on conformation in accordance with SB105.

In stripped classes, Harness classes and In-Hand classes extremely low backed horses must be severely penalized. 2.

Eligibility for all Championships must be uniform with all sections offered within each competition.

Exception: competition management may limit the number of entries returning in the championships from the qualifying classes. 3.

Nominations to be made on entry blank; or horses need not be nominated until __ hours (time to be determined by competition management) before scheduled time for class.

Names and descriptions of entries must be made in writing, signed by the exhibitor or his agent and given to the competition secretary.

SB110 Stakes.

A stake class may either be a qualifying class for the championship or the final competition for a particular section.

If run as the final competition for a particular section, competition management must indicate in the prize list if exhibitors are required to “qualify” in order to compete by listing all eligible qualifying classes.

Stake classes must be judged by the same specifications as the qualifying classes.

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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 exhibitor.

SB179 Appointments. 1.

Weanling—Leather show halter with matching lead strap. 2.

Yearling—Leather show halter or snaffle bridle with matching lead strap.

Prohibited: Curb bits on weanlings and yearlings. 3.

Two-Year-Olds & Older—Double bridle or curb alone.

If a double bridle is used, the snaffle rein may be removed.

If the snaffle rein has not been removed, it should be placed over the horse’s withers.

The horse is led and presented with the curb rein only. 4.

Only a riding whip is permitted, but no appendages such as plastic or ribbon may be used.

Prohibited: Noise makers, clumps of grass, clickers, quarter boots, blinkers or other appliances. 5.

Correct attire: Jodhpurs or neat, dark slacks, long-sleeved shirt, tie, boots and vest (of any material) or proper western or hunt dress; coats of any kind are prohibited; hats and gloves are optional.

Clothes and person should be neat and clean. (See GR801) SB180 Judging Procedures. 1.

Entries should enter the competition ring at the gait requested and lead in the direction indicated by the ringmaster until asked to line up the horse for inspection.

A distance of at least ten feet (about two horse lengths) should be maintained between entries, both in circling the ring and in the line-up. 2.

The horse must stand squarely with weight distributed on all four feet, hooves pointed straight ahead and with the front legs perpendicular to the ground.

The horse’s feet may be moved by pulling/pushing on the lead rein as necessary, along with putting the hand on the shoulder and exerting pressure if required.

To be penalized: Using a foot or a whip to move the horse’s feet. 3.

The handler should be positioned in front of the horse in such a way as to be able to see the animal and present a full view of the horse to the judge, being careful to stay out of the judge’s way.

The handler should observe both the horse and the judge at all times and not be distracted by persons or objects outside the ring. 4.

The lead shank/rein should be held in the right hand about 12 to 24 inches from the halter or bit.

The other end should be neatly held in the left hand.

It is permitted to change hands if it is more convenient to put the horse in position or while showing to the judge. 5.

The handler’s body should be well-balanced so as to permit free movement and the proper presentation of the horse.

Fluidity of motion and a flexible position to work the horse are essential. 6.

When the judge is down the line or is looking at another entry, the handler should stand at the horse’s head on the opposite side of the judge as much as possible.

Instructions should be followed promptly and sharply.

It is permitted to adjust or mildly correct the horse.

SB181 Workouts. 1.

An acceptable standard pattern for the mandatory individual workout: 2.

The handler should stand to the horse’s left and move off on a loose rein if possible, leading © USEF 2012 SB31 SB – SADDLEBRED CHaPTER Sb [ SADDLEBRED HORSE DIVISION ] from the left side.

A light touch of the whip is permitted, if necessary.

The horse should move out briskly and in a straight line.

When moving away from the judge, the horse should be kept in line with the judge so the horse’s movement can be observed.

The horse should be brought to a complete stop at either end of the line before turning.

The horse should be turned to the right, away from the handler, at the end of the line. 3.

When the judge is observing other horses, the horse should stand reasonably well-posed.

The handler should appear alert and showman like until the entire class has been placed and the judge has submitted his card. 4.

The handler should be natural and avoid overshowing, undue fussing and maneuvering, and respond promptly to requests from the judge or other officials.

Courtesy and good sportsmanship should prevail at all times. 5.

TO BE PENALIZED: Incorrect or dirty attire; poorly groomed and trimmed horses; incorrect or dirty equipment (ie, keepers out, twisted cheek pieces, etc.); overuse of whips or reins; interfering with other exhibitors; overcoaching from outside the ring; exaggerated, stiff or rigid position; not following instructions.

NOTE: 4-H regulations may differ from the above.

If you are showing in 4-H Showmanship classes, please consult local 4-H rules.

Subchapter SB-15 Carriage Pleasure Driving Carriage Pleasure Driving classes held in the Saddlebred Division are to be conducted in accordance with the Carriage Pleasure Driving Division, Chapter CP.

SB – SADDLEBRED SUBCHAPTER SB-16 GOLDEN.

SB182 General.

Classes restricted to Golden American Saddlebred horses shall be shown and judged under the general rules of the Saddlebred Division.

SB183 Specifications. 1.

All horses must be shown with a full mane and tail except Weanlings and Three-Gaited horses which may be shown with a roached mane and tail. 2.

The ideal body coat color shall be that of a gold coin.

Acceptable individuals may have color variations either lighter or darker.

Purity of color is desirable.

The mane and tail should be white and the presence of dark hairs will lower the color score.

White markings permitted only on the face and legs.

SUBCHAPTER SB-17 PARADE.

SB184 General.

The Parade horse should exhibit all the good Saddlebred conformation traits and be of sufficient size and substance to carry the rider’s weight and Parade equipment easily.

Entries may be of any color and are to be shown with a full mane and tail.

Tail may be set.

SB185 Appointments.

Horses are to be shown with a western-type, decorative silver saddle and bridle.

Breast plates, tapaderos and serapes may be used as additional appointments.

PROHIBITED: Tie-down martingales, draw reins, boots and artificial color or markings.

SB186 Judging Procedure. 75% performance, manners, quality and conformation; 25% appointments of horse and rider.

Desired characteristics are action, collection and brilliance.

Conformation must be considered in Championship Classes.

To be shown and judged under the rules of the Parade Horse Division (Federation Chapter PH).

Exception: Stallions are prohibited in Ladies and Junior Exhibitor classes.

SB187 Gait Requirements. 1.

The Parade Horse is shown at an animated walk and a parade gait, maximum speed being 5 MPH.

There should be enough difference between the animated walk and parade gait to distinguish two separate gaits. 2.

Horses may be asked to halt on the rail at any time during the performance part of the class to SB32 © USEF 2012 [ SADDLEBRED HORSE DIVISION ] CHAPTER sb demonstrate willingness to stand. 3.

Excessive speed, bad manners, bad mouth, not standing quietly and irregular gaits are undesirable.

SB188 Classes Offered.

Open, Ladies, Junior Exhibitor, Amateur (Ladies and/or Gentlemen), Owners, Amateur Owners, Pinto, Palomino/Golden, Solid Color other than Palomino/Golden and Championships.

SUBCHAPTER SB-18 ROADSTER.

SB189 General.

The Roadster should have good Saddlebred conformation and be shown with a full mane and tail.

Tails must not be gingered or put in a tail brace or any other device.

Wagon Roadsters will have more scale and height than Bike Roadsters.

SB190 Appointments.

In Bike and Under Saddle classes, exhibitors shall wear stable colors, cap and jacket to match.

In Wagon classes, exhibitors shall wear a business suit with a hat of choice.

The exhibitor’s number must be worn on the driver’s back.

Protective headgear may be worn without penalty. (See GR801) SB191 Equipment.

Roadsters shall be shown to a bike (or wagon) of good appearance and stability.

Harness with martingale, shall consist of bridles with square blinkers, snaffle bit and overcheck, breast collar with straight flaps, with traces made round with flat ends.

Reins should be of tan leather and made round up to the handpieces.

Quarter boots are optional.

SB192 Judging Procedures. 1.

Roadsters must enter the ring clockwise at a jog-trot, then show at the road gait.

On the reverse, to be shown at the jog-trot, road gait and then at speed.

All three gaits must be considered. 2.

Horses shall be shown on the rail at all times except when passing and should go to the far end on every corner without side-reining; should be light mouthed, capable of being taken up at any time, willing to walk and stand quietly when being judged in the center of the ring. 3.

Judged on performance, speed, quality and manners.

Exception: Manners are emphasized in Amateur and Junior Exhibitor classes.

SB193 Gait Requirements.

At all speeds, Roadsters should work in form; ie, chins set and legs working beneath them, going collectedly.

Animation, brilliance and competition ring presence should be evident working at the jog-trot and road gait.

UNDESIRABLE: Long, sprawling front action, dragging or trailing hind legs and straddle-gaited action behind, all of which indicate imbalance.

Pacey or mixed gait; pacing and racking on turns; or breaking and running on the turns shall be penalized.

SB194 Classes Offered.

Classes are offered for Amateurs, Junior Exhibitors, Open, Under Saddle and Championships.

Under Saddle classes do not qualify for Bike/Wagon Championships.

Classes may be offered for horses shown to a wagon.

SUBCHAPTER SB-19 SADDLEBRED-T YPE PONY.

SB195 General.

Saddlebred-type ponies should resemble the Saddlebred as closely as possible and have the graceful trot and easy canter typical of the breed.

They need not be registered with the American Saddlebred Registry.

Classes shall follow the standards and specifications set forth in similar classes for Saddlebred horses.

SB196 Eligibility. 1.

Ponies must be ridden by Junior Exhibitors; therefore, manners are paramount and the ponies should have agreeable attitudes. 2.

Saddlebred-type Pony classes are restricted to mares and geldings 14.2 hands and under.

The © USEF 2012 SB33 SB – SADDLEBRED CHaPTER Sb [ SADDLEBRED HORSE DIVISION ] owner must possess a current USEF Measurement Card or a valid measurement form issued by the Federation.

See GR502. 3.

A Saddlebred-type pony must be measured in accordance with GR504-GR511.1.

Ponies five years of age and under are eligible to compete in classes restricted to Saddlebred-type ponies if its height does not exceed the maximum after the thickness of the shoe and pad at the heel is deducted from the height indicated on its measurement card or valid measurement form to arrive at a truer height, as though barefoot.

In order to obtain a permanent USEF measurement card Saddlebred-type ponies, if six years of age and over exceed 14.2 hands shod, must be presented for measurement unshod (note: for purposes of protection a 1/4” pad or plate may be nailed to the foot and then deducted from the official measurement). 4.

Registered Saddlebred ponies may cross enter into the Saddlebred horse division only if there are no pony classes offered at that particular competition (including both USEF licensed or nonlicensed competitions), in which case, this will not affect its pony status for the remainder of the competition year. (See GR825) If ownership is transferred with ASHA during the competition year horse/pony may be shown in either division according to the above. 5.

Classes may be divided by age of rider or size of pony: a) 12.2 hands and under; b) over 12.2 hands and not exceeding 14.2 hands; c) with or without Championships.

SB197 Class Descriptions. 1.

THREE-GAITED SADDLE PONY.

To be shown at a walk, trot and canter.

Judged on manners, performance, presence, quality and conformation. 2.

FIVE-GAITED SADDLE PONY.

To be shown at a walk, trot, slow gait, rack and canter.

Judged on manners, performance, presence, quality and conformation. 3.

FINE HARNESS PONY.

To be shown at an animated park trot, (speed to be penalized) and at an animated walk; to stand quietly.

Judged on manners, performance, presence, quality and conformation.

To be shown to a suitable four wheeled vehicle with appropriate light harness with martingale, a bridle with square blinkers, snaffle bit and overcheck. 4.

THREE-GAITED COUNTRY PLEASURE PONY. (English Equipment, Western Equipment).

To be shown at a walk, trot or jog-trot, extended trot (for English Equipment) and canter or lope.

Must stand quietly both on the rail and while lined up and back readily.

Judged 75% on manners, performance, presence and quality; 25% on conformation and neatness of attire. 5.

COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING PONY.

To be shown to a suitable two or four-wheeled vehicle with appropriate harness with martingale and blinkers.

Drivers under 14 years of age may be accompanied by an adult.

To be shown at a flat walk, trot and extended trot (speed to be penalized).

Must stand quietly both on the rail and while lined up and back readily.

Quarter boots are prohibited.

Judged on manners, performance, presence, quality and conformation. SB – SADDLEBRED SB34 © USEF 2012

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