Section 1: Legal Stuff & Safety
1. All equines
brought to the show must have evidence of current rabies vaccination and evidence of a current negative test for Equine Infectious
Anemia (Coggins test). This includes any animals brought to the show, even if the animal is not entered.
2. A Release of Liability, on the form provided, must
be executed and on file for each participant. For minor participants, the Release must be executed by the minor's parent
or legal guardian. This Release of Liability must be executed before taking part in any mounted activity, including
3. All PeeWee and all Youth riders will be required to wear SEI or
ASTM approved helmets at all times while mounted.
4. Management reserves the right to terminate participation, in either
a particular event or in the entire show, for any entrant whose actions create an unsafe condition for either themselves or
for others. This includes, but is not limited to, the participant's inability to safely control his or her mount.
5. No alcoholic beverages
will be allowed on the property during the Gymkhana.
6. Proper footwear with heels and smooth soles will be required. Sneakers will not be allowed.
Section 2: Multiple Entries, Class Requirements,
and Special PeeWee Requirements
7. Riders with more than one mount: A participant may ride
more than one horse, provided that a separate entry fee is paid for each horse/rider combination. Ribbons will be awarded
to multiple entries based on placement in each individual event. Champion and Reserve Champion awards, however, will
only be made to one entry for a rider with multiple entries. The rider must specify, at registration, which mount
should receive points toward the Champion or Reserve Champion awards.
8. Not more than two riders may use any one horse in the same class. Separate
entry fees must be paid for each horse/rider combination.
9. Riders 40 years old and older may ride in either the Senior or Adult Classes. A horse/rider
combination may not ride in more than one class. Peewee riders and Youth riders may "ride up". Riders under
10 may ride in the Youth class, and Youth age riders may ride in the Adult class.
10. Competent PeeWee riders may be allowed to ride in the Pairs
event and/or the Jackpot event only with the agreement of both the Event Manager and the
rider’s Parent or Guardian. PeeWee rider’s parent or guardian will need to meet with Frank prior to the
start of the event to confirm.
Section 3: Event Related Stuff
Participants must enter the ring mounted.
12. A 5-second penalty will be assessed for the first obstacle knocked down. Disqualification for the second
obstacle knocked down. It is permissible to support or to steady an obstacle with hands or feet during the course of
a run. For speed events such as Ball & Chain, or Spear the Ring, all objects must be collected and held until the
end of the run, or disqualification will result. No penalty will be assessed.
13. Except for the PeeWee class, deviation from the event
pattern (retracing your path to correct the pattern, circling back to retrieve a missed object, etc.) will result in disqualification.
You may, and if you wish, are encouraged to, correct errors for the sake of schooling your mount, but the event will be scored
as "no time".
In the event of a tie in points for either Champion or Reserve Champion awards, the tie will be broken based on placement
in the Keyhole event.
Please Remember: The goal here is for everyone to
have fun and enjoy a day of good company and activity. Ride to win, but ride to win safely. A successful event
is one in which everyone has fun and no one gets hurt! Come out, have fun, and let's make sure everyone
gets home safe and sound.