Open Show Divisions

Horse Show Divisions

Any year-end championship class with 9 or more riders in the class will be double pointed.

Get Your Shine On:  Open to all riders, from youth to senior. $20.00 entry fee, 50% to winner, 50% to benefit OCHFC (no ribbons). Class will run mid-way through the show. This is an opportunity for non-riders to participate in the show.
16. Get Your Shine On English
120. Get Your Shine On Western
English Leadline (7 & under):
A Year-End Championship division. Open to all riders 7 years and under or special needs/therapeutic riders. Judged on seat and hands, to be led by an adult. Riders in this division may not compete in any other division. Must wear an approved ASTM helmet.
1. English Leadline (7 & Under) Walk
2. English Leadline (7 & Under) W/T
3. English Leadline (7 & Under) Ground Poles

Open All Breed Halter:
  Does not qualify for day-of or Year-End
Champion/Reserve Champion awards.
106. Open All Breed Halter

English Walk/Trot Equitation: 
A Year-End Championship division.  Open to all riders who have not competed in any W/T/C classes at any show. May be asked to do sitting trot, posting trot or half seat.  Not eligible for any other divisions with the exception of Beginner Western. Classes will be split between juniors and adults if entries warrant.
4. English W/T Equitation
5. English W/T Equitation Test*
6. English W/T Ground Poles (4-fences)
7. English W/T Ground Poles (4-fences)
* Equitation Test: To be performed individually or as a group. Riders may be asked to half-seat at walk or trot, or halt, trot a 20 meter circle either to the right or left at judges direction, showing the correct diagonal. (At left diagonal, rider should be sitting the saddle when left front leg is on the ground; at right diagonal, rider should be sitting the saddle when right front leg is on the ground; when circling clockwise at a trot, rider should be on left diagonal; when circling counterclockwise, rider should be on the right diagonal.) At the halt, shorten/lengthen reins, drop and pick up stirrups Answer level appropriate questions such as horses color, age and breed.

Cross Rail Hunter: 

A Year-End Championship division. Open to all Amateur and Junior riders. Division is judged on the horse and is designed as a comfort and confidence builder for horses and riders who are either green; new to the sport and/or their horse; started riding later in life, or for various reasons have taken a hiatus from riding. Riders may remain in this division until they feel safe and ready to progress into another division.  Cantering may be split into small groups if warranted. Trotting courses will not be penalized.

8. Cross Rail Hunter W/T
9. Cross Rail Hunter W/T/C
10. Cross Rail Hunter 18”
11. Cross Rail Hunter 18”

Short/Long Stirrup:
A Year-End Championship division. Short Stirrup is limited to riders who have not reached their 14th birthday as of January 1, 2019. Riders older than 14 can compete in Long Stirrups. If entries warrant, classes will be split into two separate divisions. If you have jumped higher than 18” Cross Rails at any show, you cannot compete in this division. Can cross enter into Cross Rail Hunter division if class requirements are met.  Trotting on course will be penalized.
12. Short/Long Stirrup Equitation W/T
13. Short/Long Stirrup Equitation W/T/C Equitation Test*
14. Short/Long Stirrup Cross-Rails 18”
15. Short/Long Stirrup Cross-Rails 18”
*Equitation test:  To be performed individually or as a group. Riders may be asked to half-seat at a walk or trot, halt and back, trot a 20 meter circle either to the right or left, trot a figure eight showing either sitting or posting trot at the correct diagonal, at judges direction. (At left diagonal, rider should be sitting the saddle when left front leg is on the ground; at right diagonal, rider should be sitting the saddle when right front leg is on the ground; when circling clockwise at a trot, rider should be on left diagonal; when circling counterclockwise, rider should be on the right diagonal.) At the halt, shorten/lengthen reins, drop and pick up stirrups. Answer level appropriate questions such as how to tell you’re on the correct diagonal or lead.

2’ Equitation:
  A Year-End Championship division. Open to all Junior and Adult Amateur riders who have not shown over 2’6”.    May be asked to do sitting trot or half-seat at canter.
17. 2’ English Rider Equitation
18. 2’ English Rider Equitation Test*
19. 2’ English Rider 2’ O/F
20. 2’ English Rider 2’ O/F
*Equitation Test:  To be performed individually or as a group. Riders may be asked to half-seat at a walk or trot, halt and back, trot or canter a 20 meter circle either to the right or left, trot a figure eight showing either sitting or posting trot at the correct diagonal. At left diagonal, rider should be sitting the saddle when left front leg is on the ground; at right diagonal, rider should be sitting the saddle when right front leg is on the ground; when circling clockwise at a trot, rider should be on left diagonal; when circling counterclockwise, rider should be on the right diagonal. Answer level appropriate questions such as how to tell you’re on the correct diagonal or lead.

Schooling Hunter: 
A Year-End Championship division. Open to all horses and riders. Fences not to exceed 2’3”. Judged on the horse/pony, both on the flat and over fences. To be shown at walk, trot, canter and as described in each class. May be asked to hand gallop. To be judged on manners, performance, suitability to purpose.  not penalized for trotting corners. This horse and rider combination may cross enter into Junior, 2’ or Open divisions. The same horse may be ridden by other exhibitors as eligible in Walk/Trot, Short/Long Stirrup or 2’ Divisions.
21. Schooling Hunter U/S
22. Schooling Hunter Road Hack
23. Schooling Hunter 2’3” O/F

24. Schooling Hunter 2’3” O/F

Junior/Adult English Equitation:  A Year-End Championship division. Open to all Horses and riders. May be asked to work without stirrups, jump an in-and-out, or oxer, and perform rollbacks. Classes will be split between juniors and adults, if entries warrant.
25. Junior/Adult English Equitation
26. Junior/Adult English Equitation Test*
27. Junior/Adult English Rider 2’6” O/F
28. Junior/Adult English Rider 2’6” O/F
*Equitation Tests:  Tests may be performed either collectively or individually but no other tests may be used. Instructions must be publicly announced. Figure 8 work to be performed individually.
• Halt (4 to 6 seconds) or halt and back. When riders working collectively are asked to halt and then back, they must not be penalized if they walk forward a few steps and halt after backing.
• Figure eight at trot, demonstrating change of diagonals. At left diagonal, rider should be sitting the saddle when left front leg is on the ground; at right diagonal, rider should be sitting the saddle when right front leg is on the ground; when circling clockwise at a trot, rider should be on left diagonal; when circling counterclockwise, rider should be on the right diagonal.
• Figure eight at canter on correct lead, demonstrating simple change of lead. This is a change whereby the horse is brought back into a walk or trot (either is acceptable unless the judge specifies) and restarted into a canter on the opposite lead. Figures to be commenced in center of two circles so that one change of lead is shown.
• Question(s) regarding basic horsemanship, tack and equipment and conformation.
• Canter on counter lead. (Note: no more than twelve horses may counter canter at one time.)

Open English:
  Does not qualify for day-of or Year-End Champion/Reserve Champion awards. Open to all Horses and riders. Fences not to exceed 2’6”. Fence course may include bending lines, rollbacks, trot fences and oxer.  Entry fee: $15.  Amount to payout: $10. 1 Payout – Winner take all, 2 Payouts – 60% / 40%, 3 Payouts – 50% / 30% / 20%, 4 Payouts – 40% / 30% / 20% / 10%. After that, a payout for every 10 additional riders.
38. Open English Derby Stakes o/ Fences – payback class
39. Open English Pleasure A – payback class
40. Open English Pleasure B – payback class
41. Open English Equitation on the Flat – payback class

English Pleasure: 
A Year-End Championship division. Open to all riders including riders in the Walk/Trot division. Horse is judged more than the rider. Horse and ponies to be judged on manners, performance and soundness at the walk, trot, canter. May be asked to halt and/or backup.
42. English Pleasure W/T
43. English Pleasure W/T/C
44. English Pleasure Road Hack

Western Leadline (7 & under): 
A Year-End Championship division. Open to all riders 7 years and under or special needs/therapeutic riders. Judged on seat and hands, to be led by an adult. Riders in this division may not compete in any other division. Must wear an approved ASTM helmet.
107. Western Leadline (7 & Under) Walk
108. Western Leadline (7 & Under) W/J
109. Western Leadline (7 & Under) Pattern

Beginner Western: 
A Year-End Championship division. Limited to riders of any age who have not cantered in any show.
105. Beginner Western F&S
118.  Beginner W/J Trail
137. Beginner W/J Horsemanship
138. Beginner W/J Pattern


Children (13 & under):
  A Year-End Championship division. Limited to riders who have not reached their 14th birthday as of January 1, 2019.

104. Children (13 & under) Western F&S
117.  Children (13 & under) Trail
135. Children (13 & under) Western Horsemanship
136. Children (13 & under) Western Pleasure

Junior (18 & under):
A Year-End Championship division. Limited to riders who have not reached their 19th birthday as of January 1, 2019.
103. Junior (18 & under) Western F&S
115. Junior (18 & under) Trail
132. Junior (18 & under) Western Horsemanship
133. Junior (18 & under) Western Pleasure
134. Junior (18 & under) Western Road Hack

Novice Western Rider:  
A Year-End Championship division. Limited to riders who have never, during their show career, won three blue ribbons in the following or equivalent classes: F&S, Trail, Pattern and Horsemanship. If you have won two day of championships or a year-end championship, you are not eligible to compete in the Novice Divisions, even if you did not obtain three blue ribbons in every class offered. However, those who start the year in the Novice Division will be allowed to finish the year in that division even if they win three blue ribbons in a given class. If you enter and are found not eligible, all points will be forfeited. If in doubt, please check with the show office prior to entering this division.
102. Novice Western Rider F&S
114. Novice Western Rider Trail
128. Novice Western Rider Pattern
129. Novice Western Rider Horsemanship

Adult (19 & over):
A Year-End Championship division. Limited to riders 19 years of age or older as of January 1, 2019.
101. Adult (19 & over) F&S
113. Adult (19 & over) Trail
126. Adult (19 & over) Horsemanship
127. Adult (19 & over) Pleasure
NEW Combined Ranch Riding Walk/Trot: A Year-End Championship
division. This division is sanctioned by the East Coast Ranch Riding
Association and therefore will follow their rules.
110. Combined Ranch Riding W/T Halter
119. Combined Ranch Riding W/T Trail
125. Combined Ranch Riding W/T
131. Combined Ranch Riding W/T Pleasure
NEW Combined Ranch Riding Walk/Trot/Lope: A Year-End Championship
division. This division is sanctioned by the East Coast Ranch Riding
Association and therefore will follow their rules.
111. Combined Ranch Riding W/T/L Halter
116. Combined Ranch Riding W/T/L Trail
124. Combined Ranch Riding W/T/L
130. Combined Ranch Riding W/T/L Pleasure
Sponsored by Debbie Shiraldi, Remax

Open Western:
  Does not qualify for day-of or Year-End Champion/Reserve Champion awards. Open to all W/J/C riders.  Entry fee: $15. Amount to payout: $10. 1 Payout – Winner take all, 2 Payouts – 60% / 40%, 3 Payouts – 50% / 30% / 20%, 4 Payouts – 40% / 30% / 20% / 10%. After that, a payout for every 10 additional riders.
100. Open Western F&S – payback class
112. Open Western Trail – payback class
121. Open Western Horsemanship – payback class
122. Open Western Pleasure – payback class
123. Open Western Road Hack – payback class
Jumper: –
A Year-End Championship division. Jumper classes are judged on time and faults. Horses are allowed to wear boots, bell boots, martingales.  Riders are not required to wear jackets. Polos/collared shirts are allowed.  Verbal assistance from the rail is ok (you can ask for directions if you forget where you’re going). Fences not to exceed 2’6”. If requested, 2’ and 2’3” heights will be accommodated and must be noted on registration. If more than 3 riders for enter a separate fence height, the heights will be pinned separately. However only 1 Year-End Champion/Reserve will be awarded.
Jumper Jump-Off – When you enter the ring, you’ll hear a whistle, after which
you have 45 seconds to cross the start line to begin your round.  Competitors jump their course within the time allowed. If you’re clear, stay in the ring after your round, and wait for the whistle. After the whistle, begin your jump-off course w/in 45 seconds, which will be a shorter version of your first course.
29. 2’ Jump-Off (Table II, Sec. 2.B)
32. 2’3” Jump-Off (Table II, Sec. 2.B)
35. 2’6” Jump-Off (Table II, Sec. 2.B)
Jumper Power & Speed – The course is divided into two parts, with the first
being the “power” part, and the second being the “speed” portion. If you go clear on the power part of the course, you immediately – without stopping – continue to the speed section of the course, it’s like having the jump-off without stopping your ride.  If you do not go clear after the “power” section, you do not continue with the “speed” section.
30. 2’ Power & Speed (Table II, Sec. 2.C)
33. 2’3” Power & Speed (Table II, Sec. 2.C)
36. 2’6” Power & Speed (Table II, Sec. 2.C)
Jumper Speed Round – This class is a speed round. There is no jump-off. Rounds are scored by faults and time taken. Time starts and ends when you cross the start/finish lines designated by cones. Rail down = 4 faults.
31. 2’ Speed (Table II, Sec. 2.A)
34. 2’3” Speed (Table II, Sec. 2.A)
37. 2’6” Speed (Table II, Sec. 2.A