Class Descriptions

* DIVISION & CLASS SPECIFICATIONS FOR *

**** DAY AND YEAR END AWARDS ****

Lead Line (LL)-Open to all riders 7 years and under. May be shown English or Western. The safety of the exhibitors must be of primary consideration when judging this division. Exhibitors must enter the ring at a walk and must be lead by an experienced adult holding a lead line or rein attached to the halter or bridle. The horse must give the appearance of being a safe mount for this level. (Only one handler to be present in the ring with each rider)

Beginner Walk Trot (BWT) - Open to all riders 11 years old and under who are competing in classes independently for the first or second year and have not won more than 3 blues in prior years. May not cross into any other divisions. May be shown English or Western. The safety of the exhibitors must be of primary consideration when judging this division. The horse must give the appearance of being a safe and suitable mount. Exhibitors must enter the ring at a walk.

Walk-Trot 11 & Under Open (WTU)- Open to all riders 11 years old and under who have never shown in a canter class. May be shown English or Western. The safety of the exhibitors must be of primary consideration when judging this division. Exhibitors must enter the ring at a walk.

Walk-Trot 12-17 Open (WTO) - Open to all riders 12-17 years old who have never shown in a canter class. May be shown English or Western.

Walk-Trot Beginning Canter Open (WTBC) - Open to riders of any age who are competing in canter classes for the first / second year, and have not won more than 3 Blues in prior year. Rider cannot ride in any other Canter Class. May be shown English or Western.

Open Junior (OJ) - Open to all riders under 18 years old. May be shown English or Western.

Open Adult (OA) - Open to all riders 18 years or over. May be shown English or Western

Walk-Trot Adult Open (WTA) - Open to all riders 18 years and older who have never shown in a canter class. May be shown English or Western.

Green Horse Walk Trot Open (GH) - Open to horses / ponies in their 1st or 2nd year of showing, and not to have won more than 2 blue ribbons in prior years. May be shown English or Western. Horse cannot be shown in any canter classes. May not be ridden by green riders.

Walk-Trot Hunter (WTH) - Open to all Hunt Seat riders 11 years old and under who have never shown in a canter class, and who have not previously jumped over 12".

Short Stirrup (SS) - Open to all Hunt Seat riders 12 years old and under, who have not previously jumped over 18" cross rails

Medium Stirrup (MS) - Open to all Hunt Seat riders 13 years and older who have not previously jumped over 18"

Open Hunter (OH) - Open to all Hunt Seat riders, who have previously jumped over 2'0"

Driving (DR) - Open to all horses and ponies

4-H Walk-Trot (4HWT) - Open to all 4-H Members, must do Fitting and Showmanship

4-H Walk-Trot Canter (4HWTC) - Open to all 4-H Members, must do Fitting and Showmanship

Pony/Mini In-Hand (PMI) - To be shown in hand. Open to all Pony and Mini Horses