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May 10

HORSE SHOW PRACTICE CANCELED DUE TO MUDDY CONDITIONS

May 23

We are hosting a Horse Show open to all ages and levels. This show is intended to be a fun way to learn more about showing and practice refining your horsemanship, giving you goals to work towards with your horse, and a way for you to gauge your progress. It doesn't matter if you have showed before or not, nor if you have show tack and show clothes, this is the place to learn and have fun. Also it's a great place to get young horses experience, so trainers, come on out too! There will be prizes for the over all winner in each division.

The classes include Showmanship (a halter class), Horsemanship, Reining, and Trail. The age divisions are 7 & Under, 8 - 12, 13 - 18, Adult, and Open. Patterns are simplified for the younger divisions. Adults may assist with the young ones, even lead them if necessary. The Open division is for anyone who wants more of a challenge, is experienced at showing, or trains horses.

The show costs $30 for all 4 classes, or $10 per class. You must compete in all four classes to qualify for High-point awards. 

Starts at 9 am.  Registration begins at 8 am. Concessions available.

 

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF OUR 2014 BUCKLE SERIES HORSE SHOWS!!!!

Adult: Jolene Medill

13-18: Abbey Heide

8-12: Shanda Kier & Wade Rutkowski

7 & Under: Taneal Braslin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Descriptions

SHOWMANSHIP

It involves a person on the ground leading a horse, wearing a halter, through a series of maneuvers called a pattern. The horse itself is not judged on its conformation. Rather, the exhibitor is judged on how well he or she exhibits the animal to its best advantage, with additional scoring for the grooming and presentation of both horse and handler.

WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP

Designed to test your horsemanship abilities, follow a pattern consisting of walk, jog, and lope. The rider, rather than the horse is evaluated, but a poorly performing horse is considered to reflect the ability of the rider. A good equitation rider is always in balance with the horse, maintains a correct position in every gait and movement, and possesses a commanding, but relaxed, presence, able to direct the horse with discrete cues.

REINING

Judges the horse on movements, mastery of a prescribed maneuver and attitude as he is guided through the pattern. The horse is required to perform a number of stops, spins, rollbacks, lead changes and circles at a lope. The horse should be willing to be guided with little or no resistance.

TRAIL

The trail class tests the maneuverability of your horse through an obstacle course. Obstacles may include one in which the rider will open, pass through and close a gate, riding over a series of logs or poles, and a backing obstacle. Scoring is based on the horse’s willingness, ease and grace in negotiating the course.

 

Tack:

Any tack which is safe and used properly is acceptable.  You may ride with one hand or with two, changing at any time. But remember, the more discretely you control your horse, the higher your score!

 

Attire:

Western attire required (Cowboy hat or helmet, long sleeve, collared shirt, jeans, boots)

Chaps and spurs are optional.

 

Preregistration is not necessary. But it does make registration go quicker if you print off the entry form below, fill it out, and bring it with you. Thank you.

Rules and Points

Entry Form