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            INDEPENDENT CONTEST & PLEASURE HORSE ASSOCIATION

 

 

SECTION I                            ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

 

ARTICLE 1 - The name of the said corporation shall be:  The Independent Contest and Pleasure Horse Association, Inc.  The corporation shall be hereinafter referred to as the I.C.P.H.A. 

 

ARTICLE 2 - The purpose for which the said corporation is formed is:

 

            1.   To organize and conduct horse shows and exhibitions for the general public.

            2.   To create and stimulate interest in show horses and horse shows.

            3.   To promote the interest in horse and pony care, breeding, and showing

            4.   To further the art of riding and encourage horse "mastership", and the welfare of horses and ponies.

            5.   To take action in the defense of horses and ponies permitted by law, which may be approved by the members of the ICPHA. 

 

SECTION II                           CODE OF REGULATIONS

 

ARTICLE 1 – MEETINGS

 

The Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held in December of each year at a time and place designated by the Board of Trustees (or their appointed committee).  Election of officers will be held at this time.  Board meetings shall be held at least once a month to discuss ICPHA business.

 

ARTICLE 2 – MEMBERSHIP

 

Any person who has an interest in showing horses may join.

 

                              Youth:     18 years and under as of January 1st.

                              Adult:      Individual over 18 years of age as of January 1st and must have their own membership (cannot

                                               be considered part of a family membership). 

                              Family:    Parents and youth, 18 years and under as of January 1st residing at the same residence.

 

Officers and Trustees for coming year must have their dues paid by the second meeting, (February).

 

Voting Rights:  Membership in ICPHA shall entitle each member to vote at the annual/general meeting. New members seeking election to the Board of Trustees must have their membership dues paid by the second meeting of the year, (February).

 

Nominations:  All board member and trustee nominations will close prior to the year-end banquet.  However, any position without nominations prior to the start of the banquet, will be open for nominations during the election process, and any member who is nominated for one position, and does not win the vote, is permitted to accept a nomination for another position during the banquet.  Positions that have nominations before the year-end banquet will not be opened for additional nominations during the election. 

 

Membership fee must be paid prior to entering ICPHA show or points will not count. In addition, in order for a member to be eligible for any year end award they must have worked eight hours at any ICPHA function and have participated in 50% of the shows.  With the exception of 8 and under members, who are not required to work 8 hours at an ICPHA function to be eligible for year-end awards.

 

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ARTICLE 3 - BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

The Board of Trustees shall consist of sixteen (16) members.  They will consist of President, Past-President, Vice-President, Secretary/News Reporter, Treasurer, Point Secretary, (3) two-year Trustees, (4) one-year Trustees, and (3) Youth Trustees.  Elected trustees shall hold office for two (2) years.  The past President shall serve as long as the current President is in office.  All Officers and Trustees shall have complete control, authority and management of the affairs of the ICPHA.

 

ARTICLE 4 – OFFICERS

 

The officers of ICPHA shall be President, Vice President, Secretary/News Reporter, Treasurer, and Point Secretary.

 

President - shall preside over all meetings, will cast no vote, except in the case of tie during voting, appoint special committees, and sign the records thereof.  Has the authority to appoint a member to fill a vacancy on the board.

 

Vice President - shall perform all duties of the President in case of the President's absence or inability to perform such duties.

 

Secretary/News Reporter - shall keep accurate record of all transactions of the members and Trustees; if requested, shall give all notices of meetings, shows, and other activities to members; shall keep a proper book and record of ICPHA affairs including copies of the judges and arena contracts, and attest to all certificates and at the expiration of their term they shall deliver all books, papers, and property of the ICPHA to the President or to the next term's Secretary. Reports all club news, correspondence, and updates membership roster.

 

Treasurer - shall receive and safely keep all money belonging to ICPHA, disburses this money under the direction of the ICPHA and to the satisfaction of the Board of Trustees.  Shall keep an accurate account of the finances and hold all books open for inspection by trustees and any committee or member appointed for such inspection.  Shall compile and present a monthly Profit and Loss statement to be handed out to each board member at monthly meetings and a year-end Profit and Loss statement for each member at year’s end.  At the expiration of their term, they shall deliver all money and other property to the President or to the newly elected Treasurer for the next term.   The treasurer is responsible for the completion of any tax forms, and should have a copy of the judges and arena contracts.

 

Point Secretary - shall keep accurate and up-to-date records of points for each member in the association, along with a membership roster.

 

 

ARTICLE 5 – SUSPENSION

 

Officers - any officer or trustee who fails to attend two consecutive meetings or three total meetings without reasonable oral or written excuse shall be suspended from office, and is not permitted to run for an office the following year.

 

Members - any member shall be suspended or expelled from membership in the ICPHA by the Board of Trustees for any act that in the opinion of the Trustees is detrimental or a discredit to the ICPHA.  Any member shall be given an opportunity to be heard by the Board of Trustees upon their request.

 

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ARTICLE 6 - ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

Unless otherwise ordered by a majority vote of the Trustees present, the order of all business at meetings shall be as follows:

 

A.     Roll call for Officers and Trustees

B.     Reading of the minutes of the previous meeting

C.     Treasurer's report

D.     Old business

E.      New business

 

 

                        ARTICLE 7 - REPEALS AND AMENDMENTS

 

This code of regulations may be repealed by a majority vote of the Board of Trustees at any regular meeting or at a special meeting called for that purpose.  In the event that such action is improper and contrary to the purpose for which this organization is formed, that amendment may be revoked by a majority vote of the total membership at any regular or special meeting called for that purpose.

 

I.C.P.H.A. POINT SHOWS

 

Clubs, organizations, or individuals desiring to sponsor an ICPHA APPROVED SHOW must meet the following requirements:

 

1.                                                                                    1.   Each showbill submitted for ICPHA approval must be accompanied by a check in the amount of $50.00.  A copy of the intended showbill or list of classes must accompany the fee for approval of the association at least 90 days before the show.  If the showbill is not approved, this check will be returned to that show committee.  Each show date represents a separate show approval.

 

2.                                                                                    2.   The showbill must include all ICPHA required classes.  No show will be approved that does not have both pleasure and contest divisions.

                             REQUIRED CLASSES - CONTEST

 

                                                              Youth Barrel Race 9 to 13                      Youth Barrel Race 14-18

                                                              Open Barrel Race                                              Open Pole Bending

                                                              Youth Pole Bending 9 to13                      Youth Pole Bending 14-18

                                                              Open Flag Race                                     Youth Flag Race 13 & Under

                                                              Youth Flag Race 14-18                           Open Stake Bend

                                                              Youth Stake Bend 13 & Under               Youth Stake Bend 14-18

                                                              Youth Barrel Race 8 & Under                Youth Pole Bending  8 & Under

 

REQUIRED CLASSES - PLEASURE

 

                                                             Adult Showmanship                                 Youth Showmanship 14-18

                                                              Youth Showmanship 9-13                                   Youth Showmanship 8 & Under

                                                              Adult English Equitation                          Youth English Equitation 18 & Under

                                                              Adult English Pleasure                            Youth English Pleasure 18 & Under

                                                              Adult Western Pleasure                          Youth Western Pleasure 14-18

                                                              Adult Horsemanship                               Youth Western Pleasure 9 to 13

                                                              Pony Showmanship                                Youth Horsemanship 14-18

                                                              Pony Horsemanship                                Youth Horsemanship 9 to 13

                                                              Pony Western Pleasure                          Youth Western Pleasure 8 & Under 

                                                                                                                                      Youth Horsemanship 8 & Under

     

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3.      Select a show date previously approved.  There will be only one ICPHA approved show a day unless agreed to by the show committee and the ICPHA trustees.  No show will be approved that conflicts with the date of an ICPHA show or an already ICPHA approved show.

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  1. Show bills in final form must be presented to our Board of Directors at least 60 days prior to the show date.

 

2.      Money classes must pay back for first (1st) through fourth (4th) place, and a ribbon will be awarded for fifth (5th) place.

 

4.   Classes and money must be posted on all show bills.

 

 5.    The show secretary will present to the ICPHA show steward a recording showing the placings in all the point classes the same day as the show, or class results must be turned over to our Point Secretary within 30 days of the show.  Class results must include all entries in classes and the top 5 placings.

 

6.   Contest classes must be timed electronically or use two stop watches.

 

7.   ICPHA will have a show steward present at the show.  Our steward will make any decisions needed regarding rules and his/her decisions will be final.  ICPHA RULES WILL PREVAIL. 

 

4.                                                                                     8.  Arena conditions (footing, lights, etc.) must be approved by ICPHA.  If a show is to be canceled due to inclement weather, it will be decided upon by a committee of board members.      

5.                                                                                         Members may call the ICPHA cellular phone, 419-210-0330, contact numbers on show bill, or check the club website, www.icpha.tripod.com, regarding the cancellation of a show. 

 

 

I.C.P.H.A. POINT SYSTEM

 

During the current year the ICPHA will require points to be determined as follows:

 

A maximum of 15 points will be awarded to each recognized class and shall be divided according to the placings as follows:

 

                                                1st Place  -    5 Points

                                                2nd Place  -   4 Points

                                                3rd Place  -    3 Points

                                                4th Place -     2 Points

                                                5th Place -     1 Point

 

Points awarded shall be recorded by the Point Secretary and appointed committee for the purpose of determining the high point award winners.

 

 

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            I.C.P.H.A. AWARD DIVISIONS

 

The divisions listed below are the divisions and classes that qualify within each division in order to be eligible for year-end awards.

 

PLEASURE

 

   _PONY__   __8 & UNDER__   __9_-_13__        __14_-_18__     __ADULT_  

 

Pony Halter                8 & Under Showmanship    9-13 Showmanship       14-18 Showmanship    Adult Showmanship

Pony Showmanship   Youth English Pleasure       Youth Eng Pleasure      Youth Eng. Pleasure     Adult Eng Pleasure

Pony English Pleas.   Youth English Equitation    Youth Eng Equitation   Youth Eng Equitation   Adult Eng Equitation

Pony Eng Equitation  8 & Under Western Pleas    9-13 Western Pleasure  14-18 Western Pleas.   Adult West Pleasure

Pony Western Pleas.  8 & Under Horsemanship    9-13 Horsemanship       14-18 Horsemanship    Adult Horsemanship

Pony Horsemanship           

 

*Ponies must be 58" and Under

 

EACH HORSE AND RIDER TEAM MAY SHOW AND GET CREDIT FOR POINTS IN ONLY ONE OF THE THESE DIVISIONS.  IF YOU CROSS OVER FROM ONE DIVISION TO ANOTHER (i.e., from pony to adult or youth age group), YOU WILL ONLY GET CREDIT FOR POINTS FOR THE LATTER DIVISION IN WHICH YOU SHOWED DURING THE SEASON. 

 

                       

 

Open Halter                    Jackpot Halter                                     Jackpot Showmanship

Egg & Spoon                  Jackpot English Pleasure                      Jackpot Western Pleasure

Sr. Western Pleasure       Open Walk Trot English Pleasure         Open Trail

Jackpot Horsemanship   Open Walk Trot Western Pleasure        Open Reining

Jr. Western Pleasure        Hunter Hack                                        Novice Reining

                                   

 

ANY HORSE AND RIDER TEAM MAY SHOW IN THE ABOVE OPEN DIVISION CLASSES.

 

WALK TROT CLASSES

 

Walk-Trot Classes:  If you show in an aged walk-trot class, you may not show in any three-gaited classes.   However, if the Open Walk Trot classes are offered you can show in this class and also show in three-gaited classes. 

 

                                              CONTEST

 

   OPEN_      _8 & UNDER_       __9_-_13__      __14_-_18__    _ADULT_  

 

Open/Jackpot Pole Bending  Poles8 & Under             9-13 Poles                14-18 Poles                 Adult Poles

Open/Jackpot Barrels             Barrels 8 & Under         9-13 Barrels             14-18 Barrels              Adult Barrels              

Open/Jackpot Flag Race        Flags 8 & Under            9-13 Flags                14-18 Flags                 Adult Flags

Open/Jackpot Stake Bend      Stake Bend 8 & Under   9-13 Stake Bend      14-18 Stake Bend       Adult Stakes            

Open/Jackpot Down and Back

Open/Jackpot Mystery Class

 

 

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ANY HORSE AND RIDER TEAM MAY SHOW IN ANY OPEN DIVISION CLASSES.

 

                                          OVERALL AWARDS

The Overall awards include all of the above plus any walk trot classes not listed by age division.

Special Fall Roundup classes are not included in points for overall awards.

 

Approximately December 31st of the current show season, all entry forms will be destroyed.

 

                                         I.C.P.H.A. AWARDS

                                         CHAMPION AND RESERVE AWARDS

 

Only Champion and Reserve Champion Awards will be given in Open, Youth (Contest and Pleasure), Adult (Contest and Pleasure), and Pony for total points accumulated in all classes in each division.  In case of Champion tie, both Champion awards will be given (no Reserve awards).  In case of Reserve tie, both Reserve awards will be given.  No 3rd, 4th, or 5th place awards will be given for the division awards.

 

The following are the awards that one may qualify for at the end of the year for Champion and Reserve Champion division and overall awards:

                                                                                     Champion Open Pleasure Pony

                                                                               Reserve Champion Open Pleasure Pony

                                                                                     Champion Youth Pleasure 8 and Under

                                           Reserve Champion Youth Pleasure 8 and Under

                                        Champion Youth Pleasure Horse 9-13

                                         Reserve Champion Youth Pleasure Horse 9-13

                                          Champion Youth Pleasure Horse 14-18

                                          Reserve Champion Youth Pleasure Horse 14-18

                                          Champion Adult Pleasure 19 and Over

                                         Reserve Champion Adult Pleasure 19 and Over

                                          Champion Youth Contest 8 and Under

                                         Reserve Champion Youth Contest 8 and Under

                                Champion Youth Contest 9-13

                              Reserve Champion Youth Contest 9-13

                                  Champion Youth Contest 14-18

                                Reserve Champion Youth Contest 14-18

                                          Champion Adult Contest 19 and Over

                                        Reserve Champion Adult Contest 19 and Over

                       Champion Open Pleasure

                     Reserve Champion Open Pleasure

                      Champion Open Contest

                    Reserve Champion Open Contest

 

                              OVERALL AWARDS

                                       Champion Overall Pleasure - Youth

                                          Reserve Champion Overall Pleasure - Youth

                                       Champion Overall Pleasure - Adult

                                          Reserve Champion Overall Pleasure - Adult

                                        Champion Overall Contest - Youth

                                         Reserve Champion Overall Contest - Youth

                                       Champion Overall Contest - Adult

                                          Reserve Champion Overall Contest – Adult

 

 

 

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                                                           INDIVIDUAL CLASS HIGH POINT AWARDS

 

High point champion, reserve champion, and 3rd, 4th, and 5th place awards will be given to the horse and rider combination accumulating the highest number of points in fifty (50%) of the ICPHA approved shows and have worked a minimum of eight hours at any ICPHA function.  With the exception of 8 and under members, who do not need to work 8 hours to be eligible for year-end awards, and weanling horses, who must attend at least 4 shows to be eligible for year-end awards.  In case of a tie, tie will be broken by highest amount of first placings, then seconds, and so on.

 

Approximately December 31st of the current show season all entry forms will be destroyed.

 

INDIVIDUAL CLASS RULES, REGULATIONS, AND EXPECTATIONS

 

SHOWMANSHIP CLASSES

 

All showmanship classes are to be judged on the ability of the exhibitor to properly show the horse or pony upon the grooming and condition of the animal.  The conformation or type of horse/pony has nothing to do with the placing in these classes. 

 

WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP/ENGLISH EQUITATION CLASSES

 

All horsemanship classes are to be judged on the rider's ability to handle their horse/pony at a walk, trot, or lope.  Hands, seat, and legs of the rider shall be judged.  Equipment shall not count so long as it is suitable and properly fitted.  Each class is to be shown with proper tack and attire.  Horses will be penalized for breaking a gait. 

 

Horses and ponies must be worked both directions of the ring at the required gaits or may only complete a pattern designed by the judge and approved by the show manager.  Note:  Jackpot classes must work a pattern and do rail work one direction.

 

                                       ALL WESTERN PLEASURE CLASSES

 

To be judged on the type of horse to its breed and confirmation.  Shall be ridden with a fairly loose rein at a walk, jog, and lope on the rail in both directions.  Horses shall be penalized for breaking a gait and/or being on the wrong lead at a lope. 

 

                                              ENGLISH PLEASURE

 

To be shown with an English type saddle and appropriate dress.  Horses and ponies are to be shown at a walk, trot, and canter both directions of the ring, with an optional hand gallop.  No artificial appliances are to be allowed.  Wrong lead at canter will be penalized.  Horses shall be penalized for breaking a gait. 

 

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EGG AND SPOON

 

A spoon and fresh egg shall be used.  The judge may work the class at his/her discretion.  Elimination will result if egg is dropped after the class has begun. 

 

HUNTER HACK

 

The hunter hack horse should move in the same style as a working hunter.  The class will be judged, (70% Jumping & 30% Flat Work), on style over fences, even hunting pace, flat work, manners, and way of going.  Horses/Ponies are first required to jump two cross (X) rail fences, 2’, 36 feet apart or in increments of 12 feet, up to 60 feet. 

 

YEARLING/2 YR. OLD LUNGE LINE CLASS

 

Exhibitors enter the ring one at a time.  When the whistle blows, 90 seconds are allowed to walk, trot, and lope in both directions.  The exhibitor determines when he/she has displayed each gait to its advantage.  After everyone has lunged their entries, they are shown as in a halter class and judged on conformation suitable to a performance horse.  Breaks of gait are not to be penalized unless thought to be an indication of bad mindedness.  Entry to be exhibited in show halter with a lunge line attached to the halter by the side or center ring.  Lunge line is not to go over the nose, under the chin, or over the poll.  2 Yr. old will follow the same rules, however, no whip is allowed.  

 

JACK BENNY BARREL RACE

 

This class is for those riders who are 39 years of age or older.

 

 

                3D BARREL RACE

 

Places will be given according to amount of entries.

 

1st Division will be placed as normal (ex:  1st 16.5, 2nd 16.8, 3rd 17.1)

        2nd Division will be placed 1 full second off 1st division times (ex: 1st 17.5, 2nd 17.8, 3rd 8.1)

         3rd Division will be placed 1 full second off 2nd division times (ex: 1st 18.5, 2nd 18.8, 3rd 9.1)

 

 

TRAIL

 

No less than five and no more than nine obstacles are to be used at the judge's discretion.  Leads and manners to be considered in this class.  No jumps will be included in trail pattern.  The spacing for walkover logs shall be 15” to 24”.  The spacing for trot-over logs shall be 36” to 42”.  The spacing for lope-over logs shall be 6’ to7’ inside to inside of logs.  Each obstacle is allowed two attempts.  It is the judge’s discretion to ask rider to move on to next obstacle.    

 

 

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LEAD-IN CLASS

 

Rider 8 years old and under.  Only the rider is to be judged.  Manners of the animal and suitability to the rider shall be considered.  Rider cannot be tied to the saddle in any way.  Exhibitor may not show in any other two or three gated riding classes.  No stallions are permitted! 

 

 

WALK-TROT CLASSES

 

Age of riders is determined as of January 1.   To be judged at the walk and trot.  Rider/horse combination cannot show in any three-gaited classes with the exception of the Open Walk Trot class.  Open Walk-Trot participants may show in three-gaited classes.  Rider may not be tied to saddle in any way.  No stallions are permitted in 8 & Under Walk-Trot!

 

REINING CLASSES

 

Any horse/rider team may enter either/both classes, however, any rider entering open reining during the course of the show season will not be eligible for an award in Novice Reining.   At each show, One (1) pattern will be chosen by the judge to be run in both classes

 

OPEN REINING:    Rider must ride with one (1) hand only. Rider must attempt flying lead changes where noted in pattern.  Open reining will be judged as a regular reining class – see pattern 4.

 

NOVICE REINING:   Rider must ride with two (2) hands.  Rider must stop and pause (vs simple or flying lead changes) where noted in pattern.

 

MYSTERY CONTEST CLASS

 

Class will be determined upon by the show steward and announced the day of the show.  General contest rules will apply.

 

 

 

                                                            GENERAL HORSE SHOW RULES

1.                  Exhibitors must be an ICPHA member in order for their points to count.  Points will begin accumulating once membership fee is paid.  Horse and rider combination must participate in at least 50% of the ICPHA Approved shows for points to count towards the Year End Awards where the points will be published.  In addition, rider must have received credit for working a minimum of 8 hours at any ICPHA function.  With the exception of 8 and under members, who do not need to work 8 hours to be eligible for year-end awards, and weanling horses, who must attend at least 4 shows to be eligible for year-end awards.

2.                  Exhibitors in contest classes must wear proper western pants and boots.  Shirts must have a collar and a 4” sleeve, (excluding exhibition classes).  No muscle shirts, tank or tube tops, shorts or sweat pants will be permitted. Steward's decision will prevail in any attire conflicts.

 

 

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3.                  Exhibitors in western/english pleasure classes must wear accepted western/english attire in the show ring.  Any questions of attire will be settled by the judge and show manager.

4.                  Horses are those animals over 58" in height.  Ponies are those animals 58" and under.  1/4" allowed for shoes.  1/4" allowed for pads.  We reserve the right to measure any pony whose height is in question.  Riders must designate animal as a pony or horse for purpose of points at the first show attended.  All members who show ponies are required to have their pony measured prior to exhibiting in the first class of the year.  Ponies will only need to be measured one time, each measurement will be kept on record with ICPHA.  Breed cards will be accepted.

5.                    Exhibitors will be disqualified for broken equipment in English & Western classes.                  

6.                  There will be no reruns for broken equipment in contest classes.

7.                   Exhibitors will not receive time if incorrect pattern is run.  Horse must stay in a forward motion at all times to be on pattern.  However, 8 and under exhibitors are allowed assistance with a forward motion, but must stay on pattern to receive time for run. 

8.                  Each knock down of an obstacle will have a 10          second penalty. 

9.                  An exhibitor may enter more than one horse in a class, but each horse may only have one rider per class. 

10.              Show manager/stewards reserve the right to dismiss any exhibitor for abusive conduct. Absolutely No Hitting In The Head.

11.              Rider must be astride the horse or pony upon crossing the timer. 

12.              A horse/pony can be ponied/led up to but not into the gate, only         rider may lead horse through gate. 

13.              Pleasure exhibitors must display numbers on backs or on both sides of saddle pad or be disqualified.

14.              If the timer should fail on an exhibitor's qualified run, the exhibitor will run again with penalties applying (as if it were their first run).

15.              If the timer should fail on an exhibitors disqualified run, the exhibitor may not have a rerun. 

16.              In any event where the horse falls and loses the rider, the horse and rider are disqualified. 

17.              The Show Manager will appoint a show steward.  No one will be permitted to approach the judge without the steward’s permission and presence.  Failure to comply with this rule constitutes unsportsmanlike conduct. 

18.              Six exhibitors shall be placed in each class in case of protest or           disqualification. 

19.              Classes having an unusual number of entries may be divided at the      Steward's discretion. 

                           20.       Horses and ponies must be worked both directions of the ring at the required gaits or may only complete a pattern designed by the judge and approved by the show manager.  Note: Jackpot classes must work a pattern and do rail work one direction of the ring.

21.      An Officer or Trustee cannot judge an ICPHA Approved Show. 

                           22.      A judge may not judge more than two (2) ICPHA Approved Shows.

                           23.       Protests must be submitted to show Steward in writing and accompanied by a non-refundable $50.00 fee.

                           24.       Any arena rules will prevail and will be announced before the show. 

25.           Any inhumane treatment of horses on the show grounds is cause for dismissal at the discretion of the show manager/steward.

26.      Exhibition classes will be limited to a two (2) hour time limit.  Exhibition classes do not count towards attendance.

 

 

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                           27.       Practice in exhibition classes can be overdone.  Steward or Ringmaster may excuse people mistreating this rule.  Show Steward may prolong or decrease the time limit.

28.       Unsportsmanlike conduct at any event, by exhibitor or spectator, will be grounds for dismissal from the event and/or show at the discretion of the show Steward.

29.       In contest, if a tie occurs, a runoff between the tied contestants will determine the final placing.  If either of the contestants do not want to run, a coin toss will determine the final placing.  The money may be split between the tied contestants. 

30.       Refunds for lameness/injury to horse/rider will be given for unused entry fees if approved by the judge/show manager.  No ground fees or stall refunds will be given.

31.       Payback slips must be cashed in by end of show weekend or money is forfeited.  Individual class paybacks will not be dispersed until one class following.

32.       No transfers on classes once entry has been made. Exhibitor may not scratch one class and transfer entry fee to another class.  Must              pay for both classes.

33.       A pleasure exhibitor has two (2) minutes to enter the arena once a class has been called, and a contest exhibiter has (2) minutes to cross the timer once their name has been called.

34.       There will be two (2) minutes permitted for tack changes.  You must notify the entry booth when tack changes are needed.

35.       Horse’s registered name and exhibitor’s full name must be used when completing entry forms for year-end points to count.  

 

 

 

 

BARREL RACE PATTERN

 

Clover-leaf pattern will be run to either left or right direction.  Maximum length from the center of the first two (2) barrels to the end barrel will be 75 or 100 feet. 

 

 

 

                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                  FLAG RACE PATTERN

May be run in either direction.  The first barrel to be no more than 30 feet from timer.  Flag may not be used as a whip or bat.  Pattern will be run on outside of barrels. (not Indiana Flag version)  The bucket must be filled 1/2 full of sand.  If either bucket or any barrel is knocked over, this will result in disqualification.  Flag must be placed and remain inside of the second bucket.  Failure to stick flag is a +10 second penalty.  Failure to pick up flag is a +20 penalty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STAKE BEND PATTERN

 

Must use five (5) cones 30 feet apart and first cone to be placed no more than 30 feet from the timer. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLE BENDING PATTERN

 

Must use six (6) poles placed 21 feet apart.  The first pole to be placed no more than 21 feet from the timer. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALL RACE PATTERN

 

Run down around barrel in either direction, dropping ball in the barrel.  If ball is not in the barrel, a +10 second penalty will be added.  If barrel is knocked over, this will be a disqualification.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THREAD THE NEEDLE PATTERN

 

Three (3) large cones are to be used in an 8 foot by 10 foot triangle (8' X 10').  Length to be no more than 150 feet from the timer. 

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                               

TEXAS KEYHOLE PATTERN

 

Two (2) cones to be used with 8 feet between them.  Length to be no farther than 150 feet from the timer. 

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWN AND BACK PATTERN

 

Cone or barrel may be used and no further than 150 feet from the timer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOLLAR BILL RACE PATTERN

 

Stake to be 3 feet high and inside large cone.  Dollar bill to be attached to the top of the stake and be made from paper or cardboard of the same size.  Cone to be no further than 150 feet from the timer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RIDE AND RUN PATTERN

 

Rider must be off the horse behind the cone and both must cross finish together to get time.  Cone to be no further than 150 feet from the timer. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEED AND CONTROL

 

Time begins when the rider leaves the box and stops when he or she re-enters it.  The horse must be

completely in the box to start and at the end of the run.  If any part of the box is knocked down, by

horse or rider at any time while in the arena, they are disqualified.  Pylons knocked over are a ten (10) second penalty each.  The rider must be mounted while in the box.  Pylons may be weaved either direction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONES AND BARRELS

 

The pattern is set up on the basic pole bending pattern using cones for poles and adding a barrel pattern with it.   Rider may start on either side of the first cone.  Cones or barrels knocked over are a ten (10) second penalty per barrel or cone.   Failure to do a correct pattern or to jump over a cone instead of weaving it is a disqualification. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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          PATTERN 1

 

                Horses may walk or trot to the center of arena. Horses

                must walk or stop prior to starting pattern. Beginning at

                the center of the arena facing the left wall or fence.

            1. Beginning on the right lead, complete three circles

                     to the right: the first two circles large and fast; the third

                     circle small and slow. Stop at the center of the arena.

            2. Complete four spins to the right. Hesitate.

            3. Beginning on the left lead, complete three circles

                    to the left: the first two circles large and fast; the third

                    circle small and slow. Stop at the center of the arena.

            4. Complete four spins to the left. Hesitate.

            5. Beginning on the right lead, run a large fast circle

                    to the right, then

                                NOVICE=STOP AT CENTER OF ARENA, PAUSE

                                REINING=PERFORM FLYING LEAD CHANGE AT THE CENTER OF THE ARENA,

                    Run a large fast circle to the left, and

                                NOVICE=STOP AT CENTER OF ARENA, PAUSE

                                REGULAR=PERFORM FLYING LEAD CHANGE AT THE CENTER OF THE ARENA,

                                (Figure 8)

            6. Continue around previous circle to the right. At the

                     top of the circle, run down the middle to the far end of

                     the arena past the end marker and do a right rollback -

                     no hesitation.

            7. Run up the middle to the opposite end of the arena

                    past the end marker and do a left rollback - no hesitation.

            8. Run past the center marker and do a sliding stop.

                     Back up to the center of the arena or at least ten feet.

                    Hesitate to demonstrate completion of the pattern.

                    Rider must dismount and drop bridle to the designated judge.

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

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          PATTERN 2

 

                Horses may walk or trot to the center of arena. Horses

                must walk or stop prior to starting pattern. Beginning at

                the center of the arena facing the left wall or fence.

            1. Beginning on the left lead, complete three circles

                     to the left: the first two circles large and fast; the third

                     circle small and slow. Stop at the center of the arena.

            2. Complete four spins to the left. Hesitate.

            3. Beginning on the right lead, complete three circles

                    to the right: the first two circles large and fast; the third

                    circle small and slow. Stop at the center of the arena.

            4. Complete four spins to the right. Hesitate.

            5. Beginning on the left lead, run a large fast circle to

                    the left, then

                                NOVICE=STOP AT CENTER OF ARENA, PAUSE

                                REGULAR= PERFORM FLYING LEAD CHANGE AT THE CENTER OF THE ARENA,

                    Run a large fast circle to the right,

                                NOVICE=STOP AT CENTER OF ARENA, PAUSE

                                REGULAR= PERFORM FLYING LEAD CHANGE AT THE CENTER OF THE ARENA,

                                (Figure 8)

            6. Continue around previous circle to the left but do

                     not close this circle. Run up the right side of the arena

                      past the center marker and do a right rollback at least

                     twenty feet from the wall or fence - no hesitation.

            7. Continue around previous circle but do not close

                     this circle. Run up the left side of the arena past the

                    center marker and do a left rollback at least twenty feet

                    from the wall or fence - no hesitation.

            8. Continue back around previous circle but do not

                     close this circle. Run up the right side of the arena past

                     the center marker and do a sliding stop at least twenty

                     feet from the wall or fence. Back up at least ten feet.

                     Hesitate to demonstrate completion of the pattern.

                     Rider must dismount and drop bridle to the designated judge.

 

                                                                  

 

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          PATTERN 3

 

                Horses may walk or trot to the center of arena. Horses

                must walk or stop prior to starting pattern. Beginning at

                the center of the arena facing the left wall or fence.

            1. Complete four spins to the right.

            2. Complete four spins to the left. Hesitate.

            3. Beginning on the left lead, complete three circles

                     to the left: the first two circles large and fast; the third

                     circle small and slow, then

                                NOVICE=STOP AT CENTER OF ARENA, PAUSE

                                REGULAR= PERFORM FLYING LEAD CHANGE AT THE CENTER OF THE ARENA,

            4. Complete three circles to the right: the first two

                     circles large and fast; the third circle small and slow.

                                NOVICE=STOP AT CENTER OF ARENA, PAUSE

                                REGULAR= PERFORM FLYING LEAD CHANGE AT THE CENTER OF THE ARENA,

            5. Begin a large fast circle to the left but do not close

                     this circle. Run up the right side of the arena past the

                     center marker and do a right rollback at least twenty feet

                     from the wall or fence - no hesitation.

            6. Continue back around previous circle but do not

                     close this circle. Run up the left side of the arena past

                     the center marker and do a left rollback at least twenty

                     feet from the wall or fence - no hesitation.

            7. Continue back around previous circle but do not

                     close this circle. Run up the right side of the arena past

                     the center marker and do a sliding stop at least twenty

                     feet from the wall or fence. Back up at least ten feet.

                     Hesitate to demonstrate the completion of the pattern.

                     Rider must dismount and drop bridle to the designated judge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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          PATTERN 4

 

            1. Run at speed to the far end of the arena past the

                     end marker and do a left rollback - no hesitation.

            2. Run to the opposite end of the arena past the end

                    marker and do a right rollback - no hesitation.

            3. Run past the center marker and do a sliding stop.

                     Back up to the center of the arena or at least ten feet.

                    Hesitate.

            4. Complete four spins to the right.

            5. Complete four and one-quarter spins to the left so

                     that horse is facing left wall or fence. Hesitate.

            6. Beginning on the right lead, complete three circles

                     to the right: the first two circles large fast; the third circle

                     small and slow, then

                                NOVICE=STOP AT CENTER OF ARENA, PAUSE

                                REGULAR= PERFORM FLYING LEAD CHANGE AT THE CENTER OF THE ARENA

            7. Complete three circles to the left: the first two

                     circles large fast; the third circle small and slow.

                                NOVICE=STOP AT CENTER OF ARENA, PAUSE

                                REGULAR= PERFORM FLYING LEAD CHANGE AT THE CENTER OF THE ARENA,

            8. Begin a large fast circle to the right but do not close

                     this circle. Run straight down the right side of the arena

                     past the center marker and do a sliding stop at least

                     twenty feet from the wall or fence. Hesitate to demonstrate

                     completion of the pattern.

                     Rider must dismount and drop bridle to the designated judge.

 

 

 

 

                                            

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