Horses

OPEN HORSE SHOW WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY – CLASSES WILL RUN ALTERNATELY WITH JR. FAIR CLASSES.
A REGISTRATION FEE, IN ADDITION TO THE ENTRY FEE, WILL BE CHARGED FOR OPEN CLASS HORSES/PONIES: $10.00 PER HORSE/PONY. This fee MUST accompany pre-registration. (Fee to be returned after the Fair, if animal(s) are shown in 50% of classes that they preregister for).

Open Class Rules Governing Exhibits:

  1. Pre-registration required by July 1. Separate entry form for each animal. Name of horse and class number MUST be listed. Rider/Handler must be designated on fair entry form. Check in at entry booth.
  2. Classes may be combined at judge’s discretion.
  3. All stallions 2 years or older must be registered and handler must be 18 or older. Registration papers must be available to Show Chair the day of the show.
  4. ASHA rules apply.
  5. PROPER ATTIRE (INCLUDING SADDLE) AND BOOTS WITH APPROPRIATE HEEL MUST BE WORN. SEI APPROVED HELMETS/CAPS (WITH CHIN STRAP SECURELY FASTENED) REQUIRED TO BE WORN AT ALL TIMES, FOR ALL RIDERS/DRIVERS, NO MATTER WHAT CLASS, AND DURING EXERCISING.
  6. No walk/trot, horse and rider combination may cross enter into canter classes and vice versa.
  7. Horses will be brought in for judging. All Open Exhibitors to park on NORTH side of show ring. No trailers or horses allowed between show ring and horse barn. Open horse or pony may not stay at fair without prior approval from superintendents.
  8. Substitution of a horse or pony is permissible ONLY upon submission of a certificate of disability signed by a local vet.
  9. Any animal 56″ or under will be considered a pony and must compete in pony classes and cannot compete in any horse classes. Any animal over 56” will be considered a horse and must compete in horse classes and cannot compete in any pony classes. Any animal registered with a Horse Breed Association must show in horse classes. Miniature horses will be shown in pony classes for safety reasons. Animals will be measured if size is questioned.
  10. 4-H HORSES/PONIES may be shown in Open Classes by handler other than the assigned 4-H exhibitors for that animal (example: family member). NOTE: 4-H exhibitors may not show their exhibit animals in open classes.
  11. See page 3 for health requirements.
  12. Requested 3 minute tack changes will be announced one class prior to change. Please request tack change on entry form and at entry booth. Emergency tack changes must be made one class prior to change at announcers’ booth and will be announced. If you are scratching any or all classes, have the courtesy to contact the superintendent as soon as possible.
  13. No Cross Entry Between Regular Classes & Walk-Trot.

For more information on the different classes of horses, please visit 2013 Premium List.


JR. FAIR HORSE SHOW STARTS ON FRIDAY AT 8:30 A.M.– JR. FAIR CLASSES WILL BE RUN ALTERNATELY WITH OPEN CLASS
** CHECK SHOW ORDER ON DAY OF SHOW **

Junior Fair Rules Governing Exhibits:

  1. 4-H members using the same project animal can enter that animal only in one entry number per class.
  2. Maximum of two animals (horse or pony) per member, not including Gymkhana animal.
  3. These animals need not be owned or raised by exhibitor, but must be the animal they have worked with in their project. An ID sheet, as to which animal they will use for the project, must be turned into the Extension Office by July 1. A veterinarian certificate must be provided if a different animal must be used for the fair.
  4. An exhibitor can exhibit only one animal in an item number for a premium.
  5. All equine are required to have proof of a negative Coggins test conducted within the calendar year of exhibition. A copy of the certificate must be given and kept on file with the Fair, either at registration or on entry day. Horses and ponies entering this department must be in good general health. Vaccinations are recommended. In case of questions, the veterinarian will be called at owner’s expense. If the animal is judged to be ill or in poor condition by the veterinarian, the animal will be disqualified and owner will be asked to remove it from the grounds.
  6. Junior Fair animals will be housed first in the horse barn during the Fair. If space is limited, other arrangements must be made with the Superintendent for alternative housing. Please note, on entry form, any special requirements for stabling your horse. These will be taken into consideration for stall assignments.
  7. Any animal 56″ or under will be considered a pony and must compete in pony classes and cannot compete in any horse classes. Any animal over 56” will be considered a horse and must compete in horse classes and cannot compete in any pony classes. Any animal registered with a Horse Breed Association must show in horse classes. Miniature horses will be shown in pony classes for safety reasons. Ponies will be measured if height is questioned.
  8. You may request a 3-minute tack change between classes. Please request your tack change on your entry form an at announcers’ booth the day of the show. Emergency tack changes must be made one class prior to change and will be announced. If you are scratching any or all classes — have the courtesy to contact the superintendent as soon as possible in writing.
  9. Exhibitor’s horse/pony must be exhibited the entire length of the Fair, as stated in General Definition and Statements, unless Rule 6 applies. Exhibitor’s early departure requests must be made before the beginning of the Fair to the Jr. Fair Horse & Pony Superintendent.
  10. Grade of member as of January 1 of exhibit year.
  11. Proper attire (including saddle) and boots with appropriate heel must be worn. SEI approved helmets/caps (with chin strap securely fastened) REQUIRED TO BE WORN AT ALL TIMES, for all riders/drivers, no matter what class, and during exercising.
  12. Classes include mares and geldings unless otherwise specified. NO stallions born prior to January 1 of exhibit year can be shown. Foals must stay in barn during the show and must be supervised at all times while mare is being shown.
  13. Exhibitors entering horseless walk-trot classes may not enter canter classes; and vice versa.
  14. There will be no combining of classes (unless requested by the Judge).
  15. All rules covered in the Handbook will be enforced.
  16. Fair ribbons for 1st-4th placing, NO trophies.
  17. No cross entering between regular classes, walk-trot and horseless.

NOTE: Exhibitors at the Fair may receive assistance only from 4-H members, 4-H leaders, immediate family members, or the horse’s owner.

For more information on the different classes of horses, please visit 2013 Junior Fair Premium List.