DEPARTMENT A- HORSES
COMPREHENSIVE HORSE SHOW REGULATIONS
1. All exhibitors must bring a current negative (within one year) Coggin’s Test result for each horse/pony.
a. For those horses/ponies residing in the Ruritan barn, a copy will remain with the Barn Supervisor during the week of the Fair.
b. For those horses/ponies being shown, this must be shown before a back number is given.
2. It is highly recommended that all horse/ponies attending shows at the Fairgrounds be current with the following immunizations: Eastern and Western Encephalomyelitis, West Nile Virus, Tetanus,Flu and Rhino. THESE IMMUNIZATIONS ARE MANDATORY THIS YEAR FOR ALL HORSES/PONIES STAYING IN THE RURITAN HORSE BARN.
3. Management’s reserves the right to determine that unruly animals or animals treated cruelly be removed from the Fairgrounds.
4. Hard hats must be worn at all times when a rider is mounted.
5. All entry fees must be paid in cash or with good check the day of the show.
6. Management reserves the right to cancel, combine or split classes if necessary.
7. Judge’s decision is final.
8. Horse Show Committee and the Clarke County Ruritan Club are not responsible for any accident to rider, animal, property, or equipment that may occur on the grounds.
4-H/FFA RULES AND REGULATIONS
Clarke County 4-H Horse Club Leaders:
Rachel Lockwood, Lisette Pippy, Nancy Specht
4-H/FFA Horse Show
1. The 4-H/FFAHorse and Pony Show is open to all youth enrolled in a 4-H or FFA Horse Project by May 1st, year of the show. All entrants must show a copy of their current 4-H Horse Project Eligibility/Declaration Form to show management at time of registration. In the event a mount is being substituted, a letter of explanation from the 4-H leader or FFA advisoris required.
2. Juniors are riders less than 14 years of age by January 1st, year of the show. Seniors are riders 14 or older by January 1st, year of the show. Beginner Division riders may only cross enter into Showmanship; however, they may enter other classes on an unjudged basis and will still be required to pay the $5 entry fee per class.
All horses entering the Clarke County Fairgrounds must comply with the Fair's general health requirements.
Hunter riders who will not be showing over fences may enter classesL1and L2. Hunter riders showing over fences may enter in classes L3-L5; however, class L3is a warm-up only and does not count towards points.
Points are awarded per rider/horse combination and are accrued as follows:
5 points for 1st place
3 points for 2nd place
2 points for 3rd place
1 point for 4th place
Champion and Reserve Champion awards will be given to the rider/horse combination accumulating the most points in the following divisions:C, D, E, F, G, J and K. Show officials reserve the right to cancel, combine or add classes.
All Clarke County 4-H and FFA members are required to participate in a Showmanship Class. Special awards are given to the high-scoring Clarke County 4-H and FFA member in each Showmanship class. Showmanship is judged 50% on fitting and 50% on showing. All work must be done by the 4-Hor FFA member or with the assistance of other 4-H or FFA members. Senior exhibitors must present the horse braided or banded; this is not a requirement for Junior 4-H or FFA members.
All judges' decisions are final. Sportsmanship is the 4-H and FFA way. Rudeness on the part of exhibitors or family members will not be tolerated. Unsportsmanlike conduct may result in disqualification, loss of accrued points and ineligibility for show awards.
All 4-H and FFA rules regarding safety while handling horses shall apply at all times. Any rider or mount demonstrating unsafe behavior may be excused by show officials. All riders must wear helmets for all classes, including Showmanship. Equipment may be checked for safety by any show official, and if there is a safety concern, the rider may be asked to substitute more appropriate tack.
Dogs are not permitted by the show ring - leashed or unleashed.
Ribbons and trophies for the 4-H and FFA Horse and Pony Show were donated by the Clarke County Ruritan Club and individual donors. The Clarke County 4-H Equine Clubs thank the Ruritans for their longstanding and generous support of the 4-H Horse Program.
4-H AND FFA HORSE BARN RULES
1. All horses in the barn must be current with the following immunizations: Eastern and Western encephalomyelitis, West Nile Virus, Tetanus, Flu-Rhino (EH1-4). THESE IMMUNIZATIONS ARE MANDATORY THIS YEAR.
2. All 4-H and FFA barn entries must have been personally managed and cared for by their exhibitor, and exhibitors must submit a copy of their 4-H Project Horse Eligibility/Declaration form with their barn entry forms unless a substitute mount is being used. A substitute mount may be used at the discretion of the 4-H leader, who may request a Veterinary Certificate stating the original mount is lame, ill or otherwise unfit to be stabled at the Fair.
3. Barn entry packets will be mailed out to Clarke 4-Hand FFA members as well as 4-H and FFA members from neighboring counties. Preference will first be given to Clarke County 4-H and FFA members. Barn entry packets will contain an entry form, a 4-H health history form, a 4-H equine waiver and a form to be signed by a veterinarian stating the horse is current with all recommended vaccines and is in good health and a current Coggins test. Entries MUST be received by8/8/16. All parents and 4-H leaders must have Extension Equine Waiver on file at Extension Office.
4. At the mandatory pre-Fair Barn Exhibitors’ meeting stalls will be pre-inspected for nails, loose boards, and ground holes. Repairs will be made prior to the horses' arrival on the Monday of Fair Week.
5. Once stalled, horses must be wearing a break-away or leather halter, and a lead rope and a completed stall card should be clearly visible by each horse's stall. A fire extinguisher or fire bucket must be available by each stall. Two water buckets should be clean and full at all times, and horses must have access to salt/electrolytes. Bedding must be kept clean and horses must be groomed thoroughly after riding. Failure to provide appropriate care for one's horse after one warning will result in dismissal from the barn and from exhibiting in the 4-H Horse Show.
6. Any horse demonstrating lameness or illness will be evaluated. If in the opinion of the 4-H leaders, the horse needs veterinary attention, an effort will be made to contact the horse's usual vet; however, if that vet cannot be contacted, the veterinarian on call will be notified and the 4-H or FFA member will be responsible for reimbursement of services. Any horse who is deemed ill or demonstrates it cannot tolerate the Fair environment, i.e. begins to strike, rear, bite, or similar behaviors will be asked to leave. All attempts to find a substitute mount for the 4-H or FFA member will be made, but this cannot be guaranteed. Substitutions can only be made with the approval of a 4-H leader.
7. Hard hats and proper footwear are mandatory whenever mounted. During exhibition hours, exhibitors at the barn must be appropriately dressed at all times. Appropriate dress means clean, safe, and workmanlike; appropriate footwear must have a closed toe and heel; sneakers are not acceptable. The dress code will be reviewed at the mandatory barn exhibitors meeting prior to the Fair. Exhibitors violating the dress code will be asked to leave the barn area and change before they can return.
8. Lessons and clinics are mandatory unless permission is obtained from a 4-H leader. Unless requested by an instructor, exhibitors may only ride their own mount. All riders coming to or returning from the barn to the ring must be accompanied by an adult, unless permission is granted by a 4-H leader. For safety reasons, riders may be asked to dismount and walk their horses to and from the barn.
9. Exhibitors spending the night at the horse barn must have their parents sign a permission form. In addition parents must inform the barn chaperone in person that the exhibitor plans to spend the night.
10. Rude behavior and unsportsmanlike conduct is not consistent with the 4-H Code of Conduct, and it will not be tolerated in the barn area or in the show ring. 4-H and FFA members who cannot comply with the Code of Conduct will be given one warning, subsequent offenses will result in barn dismissal.
A-1 CLARKE COUNTY RURITAN HORSE SHOW
Friday, August 19, 2016 @ 9:00am
This show is an Associate Member of the VHSA.Each VHSA class offered herein is covered by the rules and regulations of the current VHSA rule book and will be conducted and judged accordingly. All general regulations apply as stated earlier in horse section of catalog.
Champion and Reserve Ribbons Awarded in Divisions with at least three Classes
VHSA Classes: $15/entry
Non-VHSA Classes: $10/entry
Warm-up in Ring 7:30-8:45a.m.
LEAD LINE DIVISION – Open to riders 7 years and younger
1. Lead Line (100% Pony)
2. Lead Line (100% Rider Equitation)
3. Lead Line (50% Pony, 50% Rider Equitation)
PRE-SHORT STIRRUP – Open to Riders 10 and Younger; may not cross-enter into classes that canter
4. Pre-Short – Walk
5. Pre-Short – Walk/Trot
6. Pre-Short – Walk/Trot with 2 point position
SHORT STIRRUP EQUITATION-Open to riders 12 and younger; may only cross-enter in short stirrup hunter, pleasure and trail.
7. Short Stirrup – Walk
8. Short Stirrup – Walk/Trot/Individual Canter
9. Short Stirrup -- Walk/Trot/Trot or Canter 2 cross rails
VHSA ASSOCIATE HUNTER SHORT STIRRUP – Open to Riders 12 and Under.
May Not Jump Higher Than 2’ At This Show.
10. Short Stirrup Under Saddle
11. Short Stirrup Over Fences – Jumps at 18”
12. Short Stirrup Over Fences – Jumps at 18”
TRAIL CLASSES – Held outside of the ring. Available at 10:00.
Purpose of this class is to show a good relationship between horse and rider.
Entries may practice the obstacles before competing.
Riders may enter as often as they wish, but must change mounts. Entry fee/entry.
Horses/ponies may be entered more than once, but with a different rider. Entry fee/entry.
Open to all riders in their 1st year of showing
15. Student Hunter Under Saddle
16. Student Hunter Over Fences – Jumps at 2’
17. Student Hunter Over Fences – Jumps at 2’
VHSA ASSOCIATE HUNTER PLEASURE PONY-open to junior riders only
18. Pleasure Pony – Walk/Trot
19. Pleasure Pony – Go As You Please
20. Pleasure Pony – Walk/Trot/Canter
21. Clarke County Pleasure Pony – Open to resident riders of Clarke County ONLY. Walk/Trot/Canter both ways of the ring and may be asked to back or other test.
Winner is awarded the Ann Clay Memorial Perpetual Trophy and will keep a trophy donated by the Clarke County Ruritan Club.
VHSA ASSOCIATE GREEN PONY HUNTER – Open to Ponies in Their First Year of Showing;
To be ridden by Junior Riders Only.
22. Green Pony Under Saddle
23. Green Pony Hunter Over Fences – Small 2’, Medium 2’3”, Large 2’6”
24. Green Pony Hunter Over Fences – Small 2’, Medium 2’3”, Large 2’6”
VHSA ASSOCIATE PONY HUNTER
Open to all Ponies ridden by Juniors
25. Pony Hunter Under Saddle
26. Pony Hunter Over Fences – Small 2’, Medium 2’3”, Large 2’6”
27. Pony Hunter Over Fences – Small 2’, Medium 2’3”, Large 2.6”
Large Pony Champion receives the “Uncle Jack ” Perpetual Trophy and will keep a trophy donated by the Clarke County Ruritan Club
VHSA PONY EQUITATION OVER FENCES
28. Small 2’, Medium 2’3”, Large 2'6”
29. A. Ride A Buck, Jr. & B. Ride A Buck, Sr. (provide your own buck)
30 A. Egg and Spoon, Jr. & 30B. Egg and Spoon, Sr.
15 MINUTE SCHOOLING BREAK
VHSA ASSOCIATE JUNIOR/ADULT HUNTER – PLEASURE HORSE
31. Pleasure Horse -- Walk/Trot
32. Pleasure Horse – Go As You Please
33. Pleasure Horse – Walk/Trot/Canter
34. Clarke County Pleasure Horse – Open to Residents of Clarke County ONLY
Horse to be judged at walk, trot, and canter both ways of the ring. May be asked to back or other test requested by the judge. Winner of this class is awarded the Perpetual Trophy donated by the Lewis M. Allen Riding Club and will keep a trophy donated by the Clarke County Riding Club.
VHSA ASSOCIATE GREEN HUNTER – Open to All Horses showing in their 1st or 2nd year.
May be combined with Green Pony Hunter
35. Green Hunter Under Saddle
36. Green Hunter Over Fences – Jumps at 2’6”
37. Green Hunter Over Fences – Jumps at 2’6”
Winner of this Division is awarded the Perpetual Trophy donated by Harrison Equine PLLC and will keep an annual trophy also donated by Harrison Equine, PLLC.
VHSA ASSOCIATE ADULT/CHILDREN’S HUNTER
38. Children’s/ Adult Hunter Under Saddle
39. Children’s/Adult Hunter Over Fences – Jumps at 2’6”
40. Children’s/Adult Hunter Over Fences – Jumps at 2’6”
Winner of this Division is awarded a trophy donated by Clifford Hunt
41. Children’s/Adult Equitation Over Fences – Jumps at 2.6”
42. Thoroughbred Under Saddle
43. Thoroughbred Over Fences – Jumps at 2’6”
44. Thoroughbred Over Fences – Jumps at 2’6”
Winner of this Division will be awarded the Perpetual “Awesome Guy” Trophy, donated by Sylvia Wilson. An annual trophy is awarded by the Clarke County Ruritan Club.
A-2 COMBINED WESTERN/GAITED HORSE SHOW & 4-H HORSE SHOW
Saturday, August 20, 2016, 9:00 am
ALL GENERAL REGULATIONS APPLY AS STATED EARLIER IN HORSE SECTION OF CATALOG
## Open Division Entry Fee: $10/class ** 4-H Restricted Division Entry Fee: $5/class
Age of all contestants will be as of January 1, 2016
Champion and Reserve Ribbons in Divisions with three or more Classes except Games
A. Trail Class Available from 10:00am. Held outside of the ring.
Purpose of this class is to show a good relationship between horse and rider. Entries may practice the obstacles before competing. Show attire not required.
1. ## In-hand
Riders may enter as often as they wish, but must change mounts. Entry fee /entry.
Horses/ponies may be entered as often as they wish, but with a different rider. Entry fee/entry.
B. In Hand Western/Gaited Division
1. ** Showmanship 4-H Senior
2. ** Showmanship, 4-H Junior
3. ## Showmanship, Open
4. ## Halter, Open
C. ##Beginner Division -- Open – Western/Gaited/Hunter Combined
Limited to riders in their 1st or 2nd year showing. May not enter any other division except
In-hand trail or game classes
1. Walk, jog/trot
2. Walk, jog/trot, GAYP
3. Equitation – walk, jog/trot, GAYP
D. ** Western/Gaited 4-H Senior Division
1. Walk, jog/pleasure gait
2. Walk, jog/ pleasure gait, GAYP
3. Walk, jog/pleasure gait, lope/canter
Winner of this Division receives a trophy donated by the Clarke County Ruritan Club
E. ** Western/Gaited 4-H Junior Division
1. Walk, jog/pleasure gait
2. Walk, jog/pleasure gait, GAYP
3. Walk, jog/pleasure gait, lope/canter
Winner of this Division receives the “Bud” McDonald Award
F.## Western/Gaited Pleasure Horse – Open Division
1. Walk, jog/pleasure gait
2. Walk, jog/pleasure gait, GAYP
3. Walk, jog/pleasure gait, GAYP
The “Buzzy” Award, donated by Barbara Byrd, will be awarded to the winner of this Division.
G. ## Western Pleasure/Gaited – Open Division – Green Horses, 1st or 2nd year showing
1. Walk, jog/pleasure gait,
2. Walk, jog/pleasure gait, GAYP
3. Walk, jog/pleasure gait, lope/canter
H. Western/Gaited Optional Classes – Combined 4-H and Open. Entry Fee: # for Open; * *for 4-H.
4-Hers will be pinned separately initially; only these points will be applied to 4-H awards. Ribbons will then be re-awarded to include 4-Hers and those showing in the Open class.
1. Break and Out
2. Horsemanship (pattern class)
I. ** Hunter Showmanship
1. 4-H Senior Exhibitors
2. 4-H Junior Exhibitors
J. ** Hunter 4-H Senior Division
1. Walk, trot
2. Walk, trot, GAYP
3. Walk, trot and canter
L. ** 4-H Hunter Optional Classes
1. Hunter Command – for 4-H Hunter riders not showing over fences
2. Hunter Horsemanship (pattern class) – for 4-H Hunter riders not showing over fences
3. Warm Up over Fences – does not count for points
4. Hunters over Fences -2’ and 2’6” – open to 4-Hers riding over fences
5. Hunter Equitation over Fences – 2’ and 2’6” – open to 4-Hers riding over fences
M. ** Games Division – Open to All. If less than 3 participants, classes will be canceled in this division.
1. Ribbon Race
2. Musical Stalls
4-H HORSE AND PONY SHOW AWARDS
THE WILLIAM JENKS PERPETUAL HIGH POINT YOUTH AWARD
This award is presented annually to the overall high point youth winner, junior or senior 4-H member of the 4-H Horse and Pony Show at the Clarke County Fair. This award is limited to Clarke County 4-H members. The trophy will be engraved with the name of this year's winner and retained until the following year when it will be returned and awarded to the new winner. A replica will also be awarded to each year's winner to be kept permanently.
SENIOR CHAMPION HIGH POINT AWARD
Each year the Clarke County Ruritan Club presents a trophy to the 4-H Senior Champion High Point Winner and the 4-H Senior Reserve Champion High Point winner.
JUNIOR CHAMPION HIGH POINT AWARD
Each year the Clarke County Ruritan Club presents a trophy to the 4-H Junior Champion High Point Winner and the 4-H Junior Reserve Champion High Point winner.
CLARKE COUNTY RURITAN HORSE FITTING AND SHOWING AWARDS
Trophies are presented each year by the Clarke County Ruritan Club to the first place winners from Clarke County in the Junior and Senior Fitting and Showing Divisions.
THE 4-H FUN AWARD
The Light Horse 4-H Pony Club will present an award to the youth having the most points in the games on game day.
BEST KEPT STALL AWARD
In memory of James L. Ramey, Sr. an award will be presented to the Junior and Senior 4-H exhibitors who do the best job of caring for their animals while at the fair. Factors to be considered are neatness of stall area, cleanliness of animal at all times, care of equipment and personal appearance. Six or more entries are required. To be given at the discretion of the 4-H Horse and Pony Club leaders. These awards are sponsored by Lockwood Family.
BEST KEPT TACK AWARD
In memory of James L. Ramey, Sr. an award will be presented to the Junior and Senior 4-H exhibitors having the "Best Kept" tack.
TOP DUDE'S CHALLENGE PERPETUAL TROPHY
All 4-H members are eligible to try and win this trophy. All classes and mounts count towards the rider’s points. Top Dude was Renee Davis’s project horse for five years. A replica trophy will be awarded for the winner to keep. This award is sponsored by Barbara Byrd.
In memory of James L. Ramey, Sr. an award will be presented to the Clarke County or Frederick County youth who displays excellent spirit of cooperation, enthusiasm, and conduct during the week of the fair. Given at the discretion of the 4-H Horse and Pony Clubs leaders. This award is sponsored by the Light Horse and Pony Club.
In memory of James L. Ramey, Sr. an award will be presented to the junior and senior 4-H exhibitors who present the best groomed horse or pony during the week of the fair. Given at the discretion of the 4-H Horse and Pony Clubs leaders. These awards are sponsored by Julie and Mary Willis.
Karen Fox and Dirck Holscher of Windy Ridge Farm will award a halter to the youth exhibiting the most sportsmanlike conduct both in and out of the ring, not only toward their own mount but towards other competitors, horses, judged and all others involved. To be judged by the 4-H Horse and Pony Club leaders.
MOST IMPROVED AWARD
This award will be presented to the youth who shows the most improvement during fair week. To be judged by the 4-H Horse and Pony Club leaders. This award is presented in memory of little Bucky.
PERSEVERANCE AWARD-Sponsored by Barbara Byrd.
BEST MATCH (Mount and Rider in Barn)-Sponsored by Barbara Byrd.
BIG SISTER/ LITTLE SISTER-Sponsored by Equine Enthusiasts.
Given to the rider who “takes a licking and keeps on ticking”; Sponsored by the Equine Enthusiasts.