9’ 9’ 9’ 9’ 36 Pleasure Driving For safety reasons miniature and large horses will stay in designated areas during the pleasure driving event.
Pleasure driving is to be shown in a two wheel cart only.
Bike tires or wooden wheels are permissible.
Harness in the pleasure divisions must be of the light type.
Breast collars or light collars are permissible, but no full harness allowed.
Britching is optional.
Side or over-checks are required.
When shown the horse must have blinders (round or square) and the check must be hooked.
No other appliances may be used on a driving horse other than the harness.
Bits in the driving division shall be of the snaffle type.
NO Liverpool bits, curb chains or curb straps are allowed.
Martingales may or may not be used.
Check bits may be used but are not required.
Driving whips, if used, must be of suitable style and the tip of the lash must not reach past the shoulder of the horse.
Pleasure Driving; class conditions Ring Procedure: Pleasure driving horses are to enter the ring counterclockwise at a pleasure trot.
To be shown both ways of the arena at a walk, pleasure trot and a extended trot.
To stand quietly and to rein back.
To be judged 60% on performance, manners and way of going, 30% on the conditions, fit and appropriateness of harness and vehicle, and 10% on neatness, appropriateness of attire and overall impression.
Over checks and side checks should be slightly loose, not snug.
The head set should appear natural for the horse.
Excessive knee action and speed to be penalized.
Walk: A free, regular and forward moving four beat gait.
The horse should walk energetically, but calmly, with an even and determined gait.
Pleasure Trot: A balanced, easy moving, relaxed two beat gait demonstrating forward movement.
Extended Trot: a clear increase in gait and length of stride.
The horse should move freely on a taut, but light rein, while maintaining a balanced gait and forward movement. 37 Southern District III Horse and Pony Show Example Patterns Showmanship Jr.
Horse 5 and under Patterns 1 and 2 Intermediate Patterns 1 and 2 Senior Western Horsemanship Walk/Trot Pattern 1 and 2 Jr.
II, and Jr.
Horse 5 and under Intermediate Senior Western Reining Walk/Trot Patterns 1-4 Jr.
II, and Jr.
Horse 5 and under Patterns 1-4 Intermediate Patterns 1-4 Senior Patterns 1-4 English Equitation Jr.
II, Patterns 1-2 Intermediate and Senior Patterns 1-2 English Equitation over Fences Level I Patterns 1-2 Level II, III, IV Patterns 1-2 Showmanship Jr I, II and Jr Horse Pattern 1 2 3
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