ENTRY FORMS must be plainly printed or typed and signed by Owner or Authorized Agent, the Rider/Driver/Handler (Non-Owner), and any Coach or Trainer.
Parent or Guardian signature is required if the Rider/Driver/Handler is a Junior Exhibitor.
Exhibitor numbers will not be released until all required parties have signed the entry form.
Entries cannot be accepted without payment of all applicable camping or RV fees, Office fees, and Stall fees.
Please circle only those classes you are submitting payment for.
Open Checks cannot be accepted as payment for initial entries.
Riders sharing the same horse must each be entered in the show on a separate entry form.
Please include copies of your 1) WSH Membership card, 2) WSH or USEF Amateur Card if entering Amateur designated classes, and 3) Horse’s registration papers if entering Breed classes. ENTRY FEES are non-refundable for missed or scratched classes and will not be deducted from amounts owing on Open Checks.
Exhibitors will be allowed to transfer entry fees from one class to another provided the trade is submitted to the show office on the appropriate form at least three classes prior to the first class being traded. ENGLISH DIVISION: Classes limited to junior exhibitors are restricted to mares and geldings.
Horses being shown in hunt tack and attire, refer to the Hunter Division of the USEF Rule Book for tack and attire specifications.
Unless specified otherwise, acceptable bits for classes in this division include the following: regulation snaffles, including twisted wire snaffle, curbs, pelhams (including Kimberwicks), and full bridles.
Prohibited are gag bits, mechanical hackamores or flat polo mouthpieces. EQUITATION DIVISION: Horses may be of any breed or combination of breeds.
Junior horses, five years and under may use snaffles and bosals.
Junior exhibitors are limited to mares and geldings.
Senior amateurs may ride stallions. EXHIBITORS must appear in the ring suitably attired, with correct number on their backs or on both sides of the saddle pad, clearly visible to the Judge at all times when in competition.
Exhibitors in any ‘in hand’ class may wear their number in front.
Drivers may display number on the vehicle.
Entries with wrong/missing numbers will be disqualified. GATE HOLDS for tack/attire changes are to be requested at the show office prior to the start of the class.
Gate holds are limited to a maximum of three minutes and are granted when horse and/or rider are in consecutive classes.
In classes where horses compete collectively, the in-gate will not be closed any sooner than two minutes after the last horse exits the ring from the previous class unless all entries for the next class are present.
No horse will be allowed to enter the ring once the gate is closed. GREEN HORSE (1st & 2nd YR.): Horses in their first or second year of showing in USEF/CEF/WSH and/or Breed Assn.
English or Western Pleasure Division Rules apply regarding tack and attire except horses of any age entered in the Western class may be shown in a standard rawhide hackamore or ring snaffle (two hands permitted), or any standard Western curb bit (one hand only). HIGH POINT AWARDS: Award & ribbon to Winner.
All exhibitors entered in the show will have points counted from all designated point earning classes.
Horses must be entered in at least one Breed class for points to be counted for Breed High Point Awards.
In case of a tie, winner will be the entry with the fewest classes.
Points will be counted as follows: 2-8 Class Entries: 6-5-4-3-2-1 9-16 Class Entries: 7-6-5-4-3-2 17-26 Class Entries: 8-7-6-5-4-3 27+ Class Entries: 9-8-7-6-5-4 HUNTER DIVISION: Junior Exhibitor Classes are limited to mares and geldings.
Acceptable bits for hunter classes in this division include regulation snaffles (including twisted wire), pelhams (including Kimberwicks) and full bridles.
The following are prohibited: gag bits, mechanical hackamores and flat polo mouthpieces.
Attire and tack to be in accordance with USEF Hunter Division rules. JUDGE: The decision of the Judge is final.
No one shall approach the Judge with regard to a decision unless he/she first obtains permission from the Show Committee or the Steward who shall arrange an appointment with the Judge at a proper time and place. JUNIOR HORSES: 5 years old & under (foaled in/after 2007) LIMIT HORSE CLASSES: Open to horses that have not won six (6) first place ribbons from closing date of entries at USEF, CEF, WSH, or BREED APPROVED SHOWS. LOSS AND INJURY: I AGREE in consideration for my participation in this Competition to the following: I AGREE that I choose to participate voluntarily in the Competition with my horse as a rider, driver, handler, lessee owner, agent, coach/trainer, or as parent or guardian of a junior exhibitor.
I am fully aware and acknowledge that horse sports and the Competition involve inherent dangerous risks of accident, loss, and serious bodily injury including broken bones, head injuries, trauma, pain, suffering, or death (“Harm”).
I AGREE to release Washington State Horsemen and the Competition from all claims for money damages or otherwise for any Harm to me or my horse and for any Harm caused by me or my horse to others, even if the Harm caused by me or my horse to others, even if the Harm resulted, directly or indirectly, from the negligence of Washington State Horsemen or the Competition.
I AGREE to expressly assume all risks of Harm to me or my horse, including Harm resulting from the negligence of Washington State Horsemen or the Competition.
I AGREE to indemnify (that is, to pay any losses, damages, or costs incurred by) Washington State Horsemen and the Competition and to hold them harmless with respect to claims for Harm to me or my horse, and for claims made by others for any Harm caused by me or my horse at the Competition.
I have read the Washington State Horsemen rules about protective equipment, and I understand that I am entitled to wear protective equipment without penalty, and I acknowledge that Washington State Horsemen strongly encourages me to do so while WARNING that protective equipment cannot guard against all injuries.
If I am a parent or guardian of a junior exhibitor, I consent to the child’s participation and AGREE to all of the above provisions and AGREE to assume all of the obligations of this release on the child’s behalf.
I AGREE that Washington State Horsemen and “Competition” as used above includes all of their officials, officers, directors, employees, agents, personnel, volunteers, and affiliated organizations.
The construction or application of Washington State Horsemen rules is governed by the laws of the state of Washington. NON-COLOR CLASSES: Open to horses not entered in a Color Class. NOVICE HORSE CLASSES: Open to horses that have not won three (3) first place ribbons prior to the current year in WSH or Breed shows. OFFICE FEE: $5 per entry (horse & rider combination).
Leadline and Walk-Trot 10 & Under entries will not be charged the Office Fee. — PROTESTS must be made in writing, signed by the protestor, accompanied with a $50 deposit, and addressed to the secretary of the competition within 48 hours of the alleged violation; OR may be made directly to the WSH Horse Show Director, accompanied by the $50 deposit, and received within five (5) business days following the last day of competition. OPEN CHECKS are a courtesy for exhibitors that have already paid to enter the show who intend to enter additional classes during the show, with the understanding that classes once entered will be charged, and that missed or scratched classes will not be deducted from any amount owing.
Exhibitors will be allowed to transfer entry fees from one class to another provided the trade is submitted to the show office on the appropriate form at least three classes prior to the first class being traded. REFUND OF ENTRY FEES (less the Office Fee and Stall Fee) will only be made upon receipt of a Veterinarian’s Certificate, stating the nature of the disability, and presented prior to horse’s first class.
Refunds will be mailed after the show.
Entry fees for missed or scratched classes will not be refunded or deducted from the amount owing. ROOKIE RIDER CLASSES are open to riders who have not won six firsts in any show (Novice Rider classes not to be counted) in that particular seat or class at any show including WSH/Breed/USEF/Equine Canada.
Schooling & 4-H Shows are exempt.
Prior wins of horse with different rider are not a factor.
Riders that are competing for WSH annual Horse Show Awards and are signed up in the Rookie Classes shall remain a Rookie for the current show year regardless of the number of wins.
At the end of the show year, if an Exhibitor has not reached the maximum number of wins, they may sign up and compete again the following year. SENIOR HORSES: 6 years old & over (foaled in/before 2006) STABLING : Stalls and tack rooms are $40 each Friday-Sunday of the show or $30 each Saturday-Sunday.
Stalls must be pre-paid and are non-refundable for any reason.
All horses using a stall on the grounds or staying overnight must pay a stall fee.
Stalls are available after 1 pm on the afternoon preceding the horse show and through the close of the show, unless special arrangements are made with the Show Manager or Show Chairman.
Stalls will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.
One horse only per stall.
Mares with suckling foals excluded.
Stalls will be bedded, additional pine shavings are available for purchase for $8.00 per bag.
NO CHANGE OF ASSIGNED STALLS PERMITTED WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM THE SHOW MANAGER.
Individuals wishing to stable together must submit their entries together in the same envelope and state such on their entry forms. WESTERN DIVISION: Classes are open to horses and ponies and may be shown by riders of any age.
Junior Exhibitors are restricted to mares and geldings.
Entries may be any height and may be shown by riders of any age.
No cross entry is permitted between exhibitor age groups at the same show.
Horses 5 years and under may be shown in any class in a snaffle or hackamore and may be ridden with two hands.
Appropriate western attire is required which includes Western hat or ASTM/SEI helmet, long sleeve shirt with collar (band, standup, tuxedo, etc.), pants (slacks, trousers, jeans), and riding boots with a heel; chaps and spurs (with or without rowels) are optional.
Refer to the USEF Western Division for tack specifications. WSH MEMBERSHIP CARDS: Please include a copy of your membership card with your entry or be prepared to present it at the show office for inspection.
WSH members who fail to submit a copy of their current membership card with their entry or are unable to present their card to the show office may file an affidavit attesting to membership together with a $3.00 non-refundable filing fee. WSH NON-MEMBER FEE: An exhibitor, horse owner or equitation rider who is not a WSH member, must pay a $3.00 non-member registration fee.
A horse owner also entering equitation pays only one fee.
If equitation riders do not own the horse they are riding, there is an additional WSH fee required if the horse owner is not a member of WSH. ***Should any question or dispute arise not provided for in the rules herein, the same shall be referred to the Horse Show Committee whose decision shall be final. MACMURDO PERPETUAL TROPHIES — ** All high point awards will be calculated using the Washington State Horseman High Point System which is based on the number of horses entered and the placement in each class. Specifications – Eddie MacMurdo Memorial Horse Show (No WSH or Zone Points for these classes) Class 23- Morgan Horse Pleasure Driving (No WSH pts) To be shown to an appropriate vehicle at a walk, pleasure trot and road trot.
Horses must stand quietly and back readily.
To be judged on manners, performance with proper cadence and balance and gait 60%; type and conformation 40%. Class 13,14 & 48,49 – Walk/Trot English Pleasure (No WSH pts) To be shown both ways of the ring at the walk and trot/intermediate gait.
Judged on performance.
English tack (hunt or saddle seat) required.
Personal appointments not considered in judging. Class 25,26 & 68, 69 – Walk /Jog Western Pleasure (No WSH pts) To be shown both ways of the ring at the walk and jog/intermediate gait.
Judged on performance.
Western tack required.
Personal appointments not considered in judging. Class 38 – Arabian/Half-Arabian Mounted Native Costume (No WSH pts.) To be shown at a walk, canter and hand gallop; extreme or reckless speed to be penalized.
Horses shall stand quietly and back readily.
To be judged 75% on performance and manners; 25% on appointments. Class 40 – Plantation Walking Horse, English or Western (No WSH pts) To be shown both ways of the ring at the walk, jog/intermediate gait, and lope. Class 41 – Command Class, English or Western (No WSH pts) – This is an elimination contest where any rider not executing the judge’s exact command promptly and correctly is eliminated.
Assistants may be stationed at various points of the ring to aid in observing and eliminating contestants who fail to follow commands.
Placings are made in the reverse order of elimination.commands to be used may include, but are not limited to, walk, trot, canter, halt, reverse at any gait or at the halt, go from a gait to any other gait, counter lope or canter and to back up in a straight line or back into a reverse.
All assistants and the judge should agree on an established procedure for calling faults including the number of steps or strides permitted in transitions, the number of feet which move at a halt, etc. Class 43 – Western Pleasure Horse, Open (No WSH pts) To be shown both ways of the ring at the walk, jog/intermediate gait, and lope.
Judged on performance.
Western tack required.
Personal appointments not considered in judging. Class 46 – Show Hack (No WSH pts) To be shown both ways of the ring at a walk, trot, canter, and hand gallop; collected, extended, and normal gaits to be called for, to stand quietly and back readily.
To be judged on manners, performance quality, and conformation.
USEF approved Hack appointments and attire required. Class 47 – Open Costume Class (No WSH pts) Open to all exhibitors.
Winner to be chosen by help of spectator applause.
Class participants must furnish gatekeeper with 3×5 card of costume description and theme. Eddie MacMurdo Memorial Horse Show is operated in accordance with the current rules of WASHINGTON STATE HORSEMEN Horse Show Division Of which body it is a
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