Only a couple more days until our annual horse show! It is a wonderful opportunity for our students, and riders from area barns, to show off the skills they have been working on all year.
We will have FREE face painting and arts and crafts for the kids. The weather looks like it is going to be great, so please come join us!
If you have any used tack that you would like to donate to the sale, please bring it.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Reserve Champion Sponsor:
Bittenbender Construction, LP
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WHAT TO EXPECT
We have compiled a Horse Show FAQ page to help answer your questions about the show day. Below are some more commonly asked questions…
What is the difference between A, B and C Divisions?
Basically,most riders who participate in the show are at the same riding level. Since they often also ride a lot of the same horses, we decided to split the divisions into 2 or 3 of the same exact division. This gives the rider a little less competition and hopefully the best horse choice. Beginner Equitation is divided into 3 divisions, Mini-Stirrup is divided into 2 divisions. Other divisions are subject to split as well,depending on the amount of entries.
When is my child going to ride?
This is the hardest thing to answer. The riding time can vary by an hour or more AND sometimes they ride earlier than anticipated! The times are approximate and when dealing with animals, schedules are hard to stick to. It all depends on amount of entries, weather and the smoothness of the event. For example, some horses are well behaved, while others need extra schooling time. This is only one example of what can affect the time. We will do the best we can to keep to a schedule. Plan on staying for a few hours and thank you so much for your patience.
Where should we park? When should we arrive?
To be best prepared, we suggest an hour before the posted time for your child’s division. Please note this can really vary. You are to be responsible for your child; this is not an event where children are dropped off for the day. Please plan accordingly – your little rider needs your support! Parking will be limited for the day, but street parking will be available along Northwestern Avenue and side streets. Please be mindful of horse trailers and horses crossing streets.
Where do we go once we arrive at the show grounds?
Please report to the Registration table located near the outdoor ring. Give us your last name and receive your number, and pay if you haven’t pre-registered. Then check in with the floor manager inside the lesson barn to let them know you’re there.
What is the required attire for riders?
You do not need to go buy a proper show outfit. The best outfit is a pair of riding pants, a collared shirt (like a polo) and riding boots. There may be some riders in jackets and tall boots, but this is a schooling show and there will be no points removed for NOT wearing a jacket. However, a t-shirt and loose jeans might not be the best choice.
Will there be food and booths at the Horse Show?
Yes! There will be a food stand with drinks, snacks, sandwiches, etc. for both breakfast and lunch Most items are cost $1 – $5. We will happily accept donations of food. See the donation list in the lesson barn.
Riders, DON’T GET NERVOUS, just try your best, have fun and stay safe!!
If you have any further questions, please refer to your child’s instructor.