Jr. Fair Show

P.O. Box 707, 601 Fairgrounds Road
Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050
740-397-0484
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Superintendent: Jay VanAtta

Senior Fair Board: Kenda Ross

Junior Fair Board: Monica VanAtta

 

GOVERNED BY

UNIFORM RULES FOR 4-H HORSE SHOWS

UPDATED JANUARY 2015 - 4-H 179

 

Knox County Fair 2016

Junior Fair Equine Schedule

The Knox County Fair Board will not tolerate disrespectful or undesirable conduct. Noncompliance could result in removal from the grounds, which will be enforced by the board.

Class divisions are years member has shown a horse under saddle in 4-H including state fair.

 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

3:00 pm – Horses in place

4:00 pm - Barn Meeting – Horse arena covered bleachers

4:30 pm – ABC Judging

6:30 pm – Grand Entry followed by Club Introductions

Royalty Crowning, Skill-A-Thon Winners and

State Fair Delegate Acknowledgments

**Sr. Fair Horse Committee Auction**

7:30 p.m. – Roping & Goat Tying

  1. Sr. Ground Roping

2. Jr. Ground Roping

3. Unmounted Goat Tail Tie – No horse; run to the goat, grab the rope the goat is tied with, pull the ribbon off the goats tail, but both hand in the air and that is when time stops.

4. Mounted Goat Tail Tie – Ride horse down to goat, the handler must have the horse in hand and at a complete stop before you dismount, run to goat, grab rope goat is tied with, pull ribbon off tail, put both hands in air and that is when time stops.

5. Breakaway Roping

*Sign up for Dressage Classes with Deb Eiden from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 24, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Dressage – 9:00 a.m. – Tack Inspection at 8:30 a.m.

  1. 2016 USDF Introductory Test A – Walk/Trot
  2. 2016 USDF Introductory Test A – Walk/Trot (First Time Dressage Riders Only)
  3. 2016 USDA Introductory Test B – Walk/Trot
  4. 2016 USDA Introductory Test C – Walk/Trot/Canter
  5. Sr. Dressage Equitation
  6. Jr. Dressage Equitation
  7. 2016 USEF Training Level Test 1
  8. 2016 USEF Training Level Test 2
  9. 2016 USEF Training Level Test 3
  10. Percentage Class (Rider chooses Test-First Level or above)
  11. Prix Caprilli
  12. Western Dressage Test – Introductory Level, Test 1 Walk/Jog
  13. Western Dressage Test - Basic Level, Test I Walk/Jog/Lope

*Sign up Saturday at the Entry Stand with Deb Eiden from 4:30 p.m. through 6:30 p.m.

Showmanship – will not start before 1:00 p.m.

1. Western Showmanship 5 years in 4-H and over

2. Western Showmanship 3 - 4 years in 4-H

3. Western Showmanship 1 - 2 years in 4-H

Contesting

  1. Poles 5 years in 4-H and over
  2. Poles 3 - 4 years in 4-H
  3. Poles 1 - 2 years in 4-H
  4. Poles Walk/Trot
  5. Flags 5 years in 4-H and over
  6. Flags 3 - 4 years in 4-H
  7. Flags 1 – 2 years in 4-H
  8. Flags Walk/Trot

Monday, July 25, 2016 9:00 a.m.

  1. Hunter Halter Horse
  2. Hunter Pony Halter
  3. English Sr. Showmanship
  4. English Jr. Showmanship
  5. Mini Showmanship
  6. Light Horse Showman of Showman
  7. Sr. English Pleasure
  8. Jr. English Pleasure
  9. English Pony Pleasure (58” and under; not eligible for classes 7 & 8)
  10. English Pleasure Walk/Trot
  11. Sr. English Equitation
  12. Jr. English Equitation
  13. English Equitation Walk/Trot
  14. English Pairs Class
  15. Balance Seat Equitation (No irons, three gaited)

Lunch break/tack change

16. Western Horsemanship 5 years in 4-H and over

17. Western Horsemanship 3 - 4 years in 4-H

18. Western Horsemanship 1 - 2 years in 4-H

19. Western Horsemanship Walk/Trot

20. Western Pairs Class

21. Speed & Control 5 years in 4-H and over

22. Speed & Control 3 - 4 years in 4-H

23. Speed & Control 1 - 2 years in 4-H

24. Barrels 5 years in 4-H and over

25. Barrels 3 - 4 years in 4-H

26. Barrels 1 – 2 years in 4-H

27. Barrels Walk/Trot

28. Stakes Race 5 years in 4-H and over

29. Stakes Race 3 - 4 years in 4-H

30. Stakes Race 1 - 2 years in 4-H

31. Stakes Race Walk/Trot

32. Keyhole 5 years in 4-H and over

33. Keyhole 3 - 4 years in 4-H

34. Keyhole 1 – 2 years in 4-H

35. Keyhole Walk/Trot

36. Agility Race

*Sign up for Performance Versatility/Contest Challenge/Mini Versatility from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Entry fee: $10.00 at the Entry Stand. No late entries accepted and anyone can sign members up during this time.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Fun Show - Noon

1. Costume Class

2. Walk Trot Egg & Spoon

3. Egg & Spoon

4. Sr. Crate Paper Race

5. Jr. Crate Paper Race

6. Baby Bottle

7. Sr. Bribe Your Horse

8. Jr. Bribe Your Horse

Mini Show at 3:00 pm in practice arena

1. Trail in Hand

2. Hunter/Jumper Mini

3. Driving Reinsmanship

4. Mini Pony Cart All Age

Draft Hitch Classes 6:00 p.m.

  1. Sr. Horse Cart - Light Harness
  2. Sr. Pony Cart – Light Harness
  3. Jr. Horse Cart – Light Harness
  4. Jr. Pony Cart – Light Harness
  5. Sr. Horse Cart – Heavy Harness
  6. Sr. Pony Cart – Heavy Harness
  7. Jr. Horse Cart – Heavy Harness
  8. Jr. Pony Cart – Heavy Harness
  9. Driving Reinsmanship
  10. Trail in Hand
  11. Horse/Pony Single 4 Wheeled Vehicle
  12. Light Pleasure Driving - Three Gaited
  13. Sr. Horse Team
  14. Sr. Pony Team
  15. Jr. Horse Team
  16. Jr. Pony Team
  17. Ride a Draft Horse
  18. Ride a Draft Pony
  19. Dollar Bill Race
  20. Draft Horse/Pony Barrels Walk/Trot
  21. Magazine Race
  22. Egg & Spoon
  23. Bubble Gum Race

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:00 a.m.

  1. Pee Wee Showmanship (8 years and under; no awards, participation ribbons only)
  2. Horseless Horse & Disability Showmanship 9 – 18 years (no horse project; participation ribbons only)

3. Production Halter

4. Western Pony Halter (58” and under; not eligible for classes 5 & 6)

5. Western Halter Geldings

6. Western Halter Mares

7. Lounge Line (Horses 2 years and under)

8. Pee Wee Lead In Rider (8 years and under; no awards, participation ribbons only)

9. Horseless Horse & Disability Lead In 9 – 18 years (no horse project; participation ribbons only)

10. Western Pleasure Walk/Trot

11. Western Pleasure 1 – 2 years in 4-H

12. Western Pleasure 3 - 4 years in 4-H

13. Western Pleasure 5 years in 4-H and over

14. Western Pleasure Pony 58” and under (Three gaited)

15. Reining Pattern A

16. Ranch Horse Pleasure (See 4-H Rulebook; cannot show in classes 10 - 14)

Practice arena at West end

17. Trail Walk Trot

18. Trail 1 - 2 years in 4-H (4-H Rules Apply: Proper Equipment/Attire will

19. Trail 3 - 4years in 4-H be strictly enforced in order to participate)

20. Trail 5 years in 4-H and over

Contest Challenge –Show Starts at 3:00 pm (or after Trail)

  1. Sr. Barrels
  2. Jr. Barrels
  3. Sr. Pole Bending
  4. Jr. Pole Bending
  5. Sr. Flags
  6. Jr. Flags
  7. Sr. Stakes Race
  8. Jr. Stakes Race
  9. Sr. Keyhole
  10. Jr. Keyhole

Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Miniature Horse Show

  1. Halter
  2. Showmanship*
  3. Hunter Jumper in Hand*
  4. Trail in Hand*
  5. Driving Reinsmanship*
  6. Pleasure Driving*
  7. Carrot Race
  8. Simon Says
  9. Egg & Spoon

Classes 1-6 will receive 1st through 5th place awards.

* Denotes Versatility classes: Exhibitor must participate in all classes which are awarded 1st through 3rd places; sign up is $10 on Monday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Entry Stand. No late entries accepted and anyone can sign members up during this time.

Versatility – 5:00 p.m. – Tack inspection at 4:00 p.m.

  1. Sr. Showmanship
  2. Jr. Showmanship
  3. Sr. Hunt Seat Equitation
  4. Jr. Hunt Seat Equitation
  5. Sr. Western Horsemanship
  6. Jr. Western Horsemanship
  7. Sr. Trail
  8. Jr. Trail
  9. Sr. Barrels
  10. Jr. Barrels

Friday, July 29, 2016 10:00 a.m.

English Jumping

  1. Ground Poles Equitation Walk/Trot
  2. Ground Poles Working Hunter Walk/Trot
  3. Hunter Hack (Max 2’3”)
  4. Beginner Hunter Hack over X-Rails

X-Rails Division 1’6”

5. Beginner Equitation over X-Rails

6. Beginner Working Hunter over X-Rails

Green Rider Division 2’0”

7. Green Rider Hunter (X-Rails & Verticals)

8. Green Rider Equitation (X-Rails & Verticals)

Pick Your Own Height Division (2’3” – 2’6” – 3’3”) – Warm up over solid fences

9. Pick Your Height Equitation (Solid Fences/X-Rails)

10. Pick Your Height Working Hunter

Beginning Hunter Jumper (Max 2’6”)

11. Debut Jumper – Course #1

12. Debut Jumper – Course #2

13. Handy Hunter Trail

Cloverbud Stick Horse Show (Practice Arena 1:00 p.m.)

  1. Barrels
  2. Flags
  3. Stake & Bend
  4. Egg N Spoon
  5. Boot Race
  6. Sack Race

Groom & Clean (Practice Arena 3:00 p.m.)

Fun Show (Following Jumping in Main Arena)

  1. Sr. Down & Back
  2. Jr. Down & Back
  3. 4-H Member Dollar Bill Ride
  4. Jack Benny Dollar Bill Ride
  5. Sr. Pony Express
  6. Jr. Pony Express
  7. Lead in Barrels – 8 years old & younger
  8. Jack Benny Lead In
  9. Jack Benny Flags

*Jack Benny - Rider 30 years old & over

Thank you for participating at the Knox County Fair!

UNIFORM RULES FOR 4-H HORSE SHOWS

UPDATED JANUARY 2015 - 4-H 179 ENFORCED

Supplemental Rules for the Knox County Fair 2016

ABC Judging

Proper attire to be worn according to Uniform Rules Showmanship Division page 13.

  • ABC grading form to be completed before entering lineup.
  • Judging lines will be set for different riding styles, (Contest, English, Western)
  • Project books and feed tags required

Club Introductions

  • Members will be introduced as a club.
  • Each club may choose whether they ride or walk through the lineup.
  • Clubs can choose attire. (Club shirts are acceptable.)
  • No other species are to be present, although all club members are invited to walk through.

Walk/Trot Rules

  1. Exhibitors may not have ridden 3 gaited classes at Royalty tryouts, PAS qualifier or any show earlier in the fair week.
  2. If a Walk/Trot rider breaks into a canter during the class they will be given 2 strides in which to correct the stride.
  3. Walk/Trot is for 1st or 2nd year members only, unless prior approval by the Senior Fair Board Horse Committee.
  4. If you participate in the Walk/Trot Show, you may not participate in Versatility & Contest Challenge.

Dressage & English Rules

Dressage high percentage award will be presented to two riders: 1) Rider with the highest percentage score, and 2) Rider with the second highest percentage score that is earned in any level dressage test including Prix Caprilli. This award does not consider scores earned in Western Dressage or Equitation classes. No single rider will be awarded both prizes. If the same rider receives the first and second highest percentage scores, the rider with the third highest percentage score will be awarded the second prize.

Dressage is a systematic, gymnastic form of training horses. Dressage test are an examination of how well horse and rider are able to perform a prescribed set of maneuvers. The “Tests” consist of performing halts, sitting trots, canters and working walks and trots (these movements are done at specified points). Dressage Tests may be memorized or read to the rider by a caller.

Bits Allowed in Dressage: In the Introductory, Training, First and Second Level Dressage Tests, Snaffle bits are required. Some of the acceptable bits are those with single-jointed or double-jointed mouthpieces; the racing “D” ring; the “O” ring; a snaffle with/without cheeks; the egg-butt snaffle with cheeks (with or without keepers); snaffle with upper cheeks only; un-jointed snaffle, rubber snaffle; un-jointed Dr. Bristol, Fulmer or French snaffle, and loose-ring snaffles. A properly fitted cavesson, dropped flash, crescent or crossed noseband must be used in all dressage classes. The use of illegal bits, such as Pelhams, twists and Kimberwicks will result in a disqualification. Refer to “Circular #179 Uniform Rules for 4-H Horse Shows” for further explanations.

Braiding is optional for the 4-H English & Dressage classes.

Readers are optional. (A reader can provided or requested before entering the ring)

Explanation of Classes:

Introductory Test A (First Time Rider Only) is a walk-trot test which is open to the rider who has never shown Dressage before (regardless of age or number of years in 4-H). This Rider may then enter Intro B/ Intro C if they wish.

Rider may choose to ride in no more than 3 Dressage tests.

Higher test may be ridden upon request.

Entries/sign-up for all Dressage test will be taken Saturday during ABC Judging and thereafter.

A horse and rider obtaining a score of 65% or higher at the Knox County Fair or State Fair competition must move up to the next test level. (judge should be informed of this rule before the Show begins)

Western Dressage is shown in Western tack and attire. For complete Rules & Regulations and more information go towww.Westerndressageassociation.org. Tests are also available on this site. Bits Allowed: Any western type headstall with a Standard Western Bit, Snaffle Bit, Hackamore or bosal is acceptable for Western Dressage. A western cavesson (pencil bosal, braided or plain is allowed). The rider must use two hands with a snaffle bit. A rider

may use one or two hands with a curb bit.

Dressage Equitation is judged on the rider’s dressage-style hands, legs and body posture at a walk, rising trot, sitting trot, and canter. The judge may ask for individual rides with a specific movement.

Introductory A, and B are walk-trot tests that are good for the beginning dressage rider and/or horse. These Tests can be entered by “walk-trot” 4-H members and members who have cantered but have limited dressage experience or an inexperienced horse.

Prix Caprilli is a combination of low fences and dressage test… walk, trot, canter and Jump!

Explanation of English & Jumping Classes:

Flat Classes: A rider may show in one class in each of the Equitation and Pleasure divisions. Balance Seat Equitation is an additional class which can be ridden in addition to English Equitation.

Pairs Class is judged on the teamwork of two horses and riders. It is not necessary that the horses be matched in appearance, but they do need to work as a unit. This is a fun class to ride and also to watch.

Balanced Seat Equitation is a class which really tests the rider’s skill. It is judged on the rider’s ability to use the aids effectively and control the horse without stirrups. The stirrups are to be crossed in front of the saddle or removed. This is an advanced class and very challenging. It is done at all three gaits.

Jump Classes: When making entries, a rider can show in one Division & “bump up” only to the next Division. (A rider showing in the Ground Poles could show Beginner X-Rails & Beginner Hunter Hack - Beginner Classes can bump up to the Green Division – a Green Division Rider can show low “Pick-your-own height” – A Pick-your-own Rider can ride Jumper Classes). Riders starting in over 2’ classes should enter the Advanced Hunter Hack Class.

English Pleasure is a class for a horse/pony, which is ridden in any kind of English saddle (flat, forward, dressage or plantation). In this class the judge is looking for an animal that appears to be pleasurable to ride with a “ground-covering” way of going. This is a three gaited class, unless designated to be a Walk-Trot Class by judge or show committee. A practice jump will be put in the upper arena 1 hour prior to the start of jumping classes to allow competitors to warm up. A schooling round in the show arena will be granted if time allows. (One round for each competitor).

Ground Poles Equitation is a class for riders who are learning to jump. It is judged on the rider’s hands, seat, guidance and control of horse over a series of ground poles that are arranged in a simple course. This is considered a walk-trot class but it is not limited to walk-trot exhibitors.

Ground Poles Working Hunter is also a beginner class which is judged on the performance, manners and style of the horse/pony.

Pick-Your-Own-Height Class is designated to accommodate different jumping levels and allow safe competition between them. There will be oxers and solid-appearing fences with the following height divisions to choose from:

a. maximum 2’3”, b) maximum 2’6”, c) maximum 3’3”

Debut Jumper Class is not judged on the form of the horse or the rider. The horse is faulted on knocking down rails, touches and disobediences, such as run-outs or refusals. The height of the fences may be lower than the maximum (this will be determined by the show committee according to the riding skills of the exhibitors). The courses will be more difficult than the Hunter Classes, with more turns and changes of direction. In case of a tie, a jump-off is timed and the fastest time with the fewest penalties is the winner. Extreme speed is discouraged. Keep it safe and save the speed for the jump-off.

Handy Hunter Trail is a trail class with obstacles and small fences to jump (not exceeding 1’6”). This class is open to walk-trotters and riders who canter (of course, higher marks are given to those riders who canter when designated on the course).

A Beginner Class is for the rider with limited jumping experience. A Beginning horse and rider, who as a team, shall not have won a jumping class of 2' or over. These classes are basically Walk-trot classes but not limited to walk-trot members. Trotting a course is permitted but good canter-work will get better marks. These courses are simple x-rails and rails. No solid fences or lead changes are asked for in the beginning classes.

Contesting Rules

  1. Flags: Buckets for flags will be approximately ½ full of sand, placed as close as possible to the outside edge of the barrels, with the flags placed straight up at the outside edge of the bucket.

a. A 10 second penalty will be added if the rider picks up the flag but does not stick it in the bucket. A 5 second penalty will be added for knocking over an obstacle. A bucket and a barrel are considered one obstacle. A bucket is one obstacle. An end barrel is one obstacle. Entries are disqualified if: the flag stays in the bucket or is picked up but not carried past the second barrel.

b. If the flag falls over as the rider approaches, DO NOT attempt to pick it up and ask for a re-run. If a rider attempts to pick up the flag, it will count as a run.

  1. Agility: barrel is set 15 feet from the rail, in the same position as in the barrel class on the right. Four poles are set 5 feet in width apart forming a chute which is 10 feet deep and 15 feet from the rail. Three cones are set with the farthest cone at the 3rd barrel spot and the other 2 cones 21 feet apart heading back to the finish:




Contest Challenge Rules

  1. Riders must show in each of the five classes. Junior Division – 13 and under; Senior Division – 14 and over. Judging will be in accordance with applicable current 4-H rules.
  2. Before the show begins, all riders will be excused to the designated holding area and remain mounted or stand at their horses head. Riders will be allowed to warm up the horses prior to entering the arena.
  3. Only 1 groomsman is allowed in the designated area, and exhibitors may register 2 groomsmen.
  4. All exhibitors will be present for tack inspection prior to the start of the show. While Seniors show, Juniors will remain at their stalls and complete any necessary tack changes. When Juniors are showing, Senior will return to their stalls and complete tack changes. For safety reasons, exhibitors may tighten girth at any time.
  5. Dress: Exhibitor must wear long sleeved shirt with a collar, belt, jeans, riding boots and helmet. No chaps or gloves allowed.
  6. Food and drink may be permitted in the holding area.
  7. If a horse needs assistance up to the gate, one groom is to handle your horse and proper footwear is required.
  8. At the end of the show there will be 10 placing for each division of the show. There will also be the following overall placing: Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, First Runner-Up and Second Runner-Up.
  9. Judge may evaluate any safety concerns and remove the animal from competition if necessary.
  10. Arena drags will be completed at the discretion on the judge.
  11. The number of first places received during the show will break ties. If a tie remains, it will be by the number of seconds and etc. If a tie remains the highest ABC score will determine the winner.

Versatility Rules

  1. Before the show begins, all riders will be excused to the designate holding area and remain mounted or stand at their horses head. Riders will be allowed to warm up the horses prior to entering the arena.
  2. Only 1 groom is allowed in the designated area, and exhibitors may register 2 groomsmen.
  3. All exhibitors will be present for tack inspection prior to the start of the show with necessary bridles. While Seniors show, Juniors will remain at their stalls and complete any necessary tack changes. When Juniors are showing, Senior will return to their stalls and complete tack changes. For safety reasons, exhibitors may tighten girth at any time. Exhibitors are to be at the gate ready to show when it’s time for their class.
  4. Dress: Exhibitor must wear long sleeved shirt with a collar, belt, jeans, riding boots and helmet. No chaps or gloves allowed.
  5. Food and drink may be permitted in the holding area.
  6. Grooms are not to change unless approved by the committee.
  7. If a horse needs assistance up to the gate, your groom is to handle your horse.
  8. At the end of the show there will be 10 placing for each division of the show. There will also be the following overall placing: Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, First Runner-Up and Second Runner-Up.
  9. Ties will be broken according to 179 4-H Horse Show Rules by using the highest Horsemanship score. If a tie remains the highest ABC score will determine the winner.

Groom & Clean Competition Rules

1. If enough entries are received, the contest will be divided into Jr. and Sr. teams. A Sr. team may have a Jr. age member but a Jr. team may not have a Sr. member. You do not have to have a horse or pony project at the fair to compete.

2. Each team will provide a safe horse or pony (at least 13 hands tall) for the contest and a handler (can be as adult or another 4-H member).

3. Each team will provide its own grooming kit.

4. County winners qualify to compete at the state competition.

For complete rules and regulations and more information please refer to the following website: http://www.horse.osu.edu

General Rules

1. Equine to be in place by 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 and released at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 31.

2. Members will be assigned a back number for showing on Saturday. This number will remain in effect for the entire fair week.

3. The results of the Knox County Fair Horse Shows must be recorded in the notebook which is kept in the announcers stand. The show steward /junior fair member will make certain that these results are returned to the Junior Fair office daily for submission to the Mount Vernon News.

4. The Knox County Fair Board will not tolerate disrespectful or undesirable conduct. Noncompliance could result in removal from the grounds, which will be enforced by the board.

5. Unsportsmanlike conduct, interference with judges, show management, or other exhibitors will not be tolerated. Violators will cause forfeit of premium and awards and barring from competition in saddle club for one year. A second violation will bar the exhibitor from saddle club for life. Violations will be brought before Knox County Senior Fair Board Horse Committee.

6. NO SMOKING IN THE BARNS. NO SUBSTANCE ABUSE WILL BE PERMITTED. NO SWEARING.

7. Lights out at 11:00 p.m. Proper cooling time will be allowed when necessary.

8. No riding double (unless in specified class).

9. Ride only in show or practice arenas; Horses cannot leave the horse area.

10. No sandals or bare feet when riding or washing horse/pony.

11. Volunteers, Members and General public working shows must wear some type of footwear. Please dress respectful of the position for which you have volunteered.

12. No bareback riding except in scheduled classes.

13. No riding without proper tack.

14. Post complete and correct information card on stall.

15. Keep aisles clear and stall areas clean at all times.

16. Be respectful to yourself, your horse, and others.