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Horse and Pony

February 13, 2020

4-H HORSE AND PONY
ALL 4-H GENERAL LIVESTOCK/ANIMAL RULES SHALL APPLY!
ANIMAL OWNERSHIP FORM (ALONG WITH THE PICTURE OF YOUR HORSE) IS DUE ONLINE BY MAY 15. THE LEASE AGREEMENT IS DUE IN THE SHELBY COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE MAY 15.  THE CLASS ENTRIES FOR THE SHELBY COUNTY FAIR IS DUE ONLINE (ON THE FAIR ENTRY WEBSITE) BY MAY 31.

PREMIUMS FOR ALL CLASSES: $6, $5, $4, $3, $2, $1; Participation $1
ALL TACK CHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED A MAXIMUM OF FIVE (5) MINUTES.

Riding practice nights will start April 8, and will continue every Wednesday night until the fair - weather permitting. These will be an open arena time from 6-8 p.m. so 4-Her’s can work on whatever they want. The arena will close at 8 p.m. or at the discretion of the volunteers present that night. There will be at least 2 volunteers assigned each night to help. Workshops will be scheduled separately so the 4-Her can decide what topic would benefit them and will most likely be on a different day of the week.

4-H HORSE AND PONY ENTRY RULES
Refer to the current Indiana 4-H Horse and Pony Handbook for items not covered in this handbook.

1. 4-H ONLINE - See Page 6 of the Indiana 4-H Horse and Pony Handbook. This pertains to ALL COUNTY, AREA, AND STATE FAIR EXHIBITORS. Lease agreements for each horse leased must be turned in by May 15. Animals may not be substituted or traded after May 15 of the current calendar year.   All 4-H Horse and Pony Exhibitors must complete and submit State Horse and Pony Ownership online by May 15.
2. PICTURES - To exhibit at the Indiana State Fair, a picture must be uploaded when you enroll your animal in 4-H Online by May 15th. If you are only exhibiting at the Shelby County Fair, it is highly recommended but not required that you upload a picture of your horse.

3. COUNTY FAIR SHOW ENTRY FORMS—All County 4-H Exhibitors must enter your Horse & Pony entries in their classes in the Fair Entry online program by May 31. There will be NO entries accepted after May 31.  The exhibitor will designate the horse to be used in the classes the day of the show. Refer to the show bill for a list of those classes that cannot be entered by both a horse and a pony with the same exhibitor. See Animal Ownership Policy in the 2020 4-H Shelby County Handbook. 4-H’er is responsible for selecting correct class numbers. If they are incorrect, they may be disqualified. No changes or additions will be allowed after the May 31 deadline.
4. STATE FAIR ENTRIES – Pre-entry is required by July 1. Go to www.indianastatefair.com for more information.

4-H HORSE AND PONY HEALTH REGULATIONS
All 4-H Horse & Pony animals participating in 4-H activities, must be sound, humanely treated and healthy and exhibit a minimum Body Condition Score of three (3.0) while the preferred BCS is between 4.0 and 7.0. (See AS-552, AS-554, and ID-269 for more infor- mation.) Animals are subject to inspection by a licensed veterinarian and questionable animals may be removed. (See Rule #2a Page 7, of the 4-H Horse & Pony Handbook) ALL 4-H ANIMAL EXHIBITS MUST BE FREE OF DRUG STEROIDS
AND CHEMICAL OR FOREIGN SUBSTANCE RESIDUE.

A Horse and Pony vaccination form is required.

4-H HORSE AND PONY SAFETY REGULATION
See the Indiana 4-H Horse and Pony Handbook.

HELMET POLICY
All 4-H members & volunteers are required to wear a properly fitted ASTM or SEI standard F1163 (or above) certified helmet whenever mounted, or driving, at a 4-H horse and pony event, show, or activity. The 4-H member & volunteer are responsible to see that this specified headgear is properly fitted with the approved harness fastened in place whenever mounted. Original tags must be present in all approved helmets. This policy will be in effect beginning with the 2003 program year and applies to all county, area, and state 4-H horse and pony events, shows, and activities.

4-H HORSE AND PONY CLASS INFORMATION
1. Age classification of 4-H member: Juniors are in grades 3 - 7 and Seniors are in grade 8 & above (grade as of January 1 of current year)
2. Age classification of 4-H animal: January 1 shall be considered the birth date of all animals. Animals 5 years & under are Junior.
3. Each Shelby County 4-H Horse & Pony member is limited to a total of three (3) animals in the county show and may enter and exhibit only one (1) animal per class.
4. Horses and ponies may be shown only one time per class.

4-H HORSE AND PONY INFORMATION
Please remember that the Shelby County 4-H Horse & Pony Show is an opportunity for the 4-H exhibitors to demonstrate what they have learned through the 4-H year.
1. First and foremost, all exhibitors, parents and spectators will conduct themselves as ladies and gentlemen. They will be expected to conduct themselves in such a manner as to set a good example for other 4-H exhibitors and other spectators at the show. Impolite behavior, poor sportsmanship, disruptive actions (as deemed by the show management) will result in disqualification and/or removal from the grounds.
2. COUNTY ONLY—Animals may be lunged by the 4-Her, parent and leader on the Fairgrounds.
3. Coaching/Training 4-Hers once the gate has been closed to the show arena is grounds for disqualification as deemed by the show management.
4. Any exhibitor who breaks a governing rule may be barred from showing and or forfeit any prizes or winnings.
5. The official show steward (Superintendent) will be charged with the authority to interpret 4-H rules with the assistance of the Support Committee if deemed necessary by the Superintendent.

Show management reserves the right to combine any class having fewer than four (4) entries with its age or size appropriate like/kind class.

                                      SHELBY COUNTY HORSE AND PONY SHOW SCHEDULE
                                                  Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:00 a.m.

  1. Showmanship, Sr Exhibitors
  2. Showmanship, Jr Exhibitors
  3. First Year Showmanship, Jr & Sr Exhibitors (Exhibitors in 3 may not show in classes 1-2)
  4. Champion & Reserve Champion Showman (first & second places from classes 1-3) (Highest placing Senior exhibitor in Champion & Reserve Champion Showman class will represent Horse & Pony in the Shelby County Royal)
  5. Pony Mares & Geldings, all ages, Jr & Sr Exhibitors
  6. Geldings & Mares, ages 5 & under, over 56”, Jr & Sr Exhibitors
  7. Geldings, ages 6-12, over 56”, Jr & Sr Exhibitors
  8. Geldings, ages 13 & over, over 56”, Jr & Sr Exhibitors
  9. Mares, ages 6-12, over 56”, Jr & Sr Exhibitors
  10. Mares, ages 13 & over, over 56”, Jr & Sr Exhibitors
  11. Champion & Reserve Champion Halter (1st & 2nd places from 5-11)
  12. Pleasure Driving, Jr & Sr Exhibitors (Exhibitors will be allowed 5 minutes warm up time in the arena prior to starting the class)
  13. English Pleasure Hunt Seat/Saddle Seat, over 56”, Sr Exhibitors
  14. English Pleasure Hunt Seat/Saddle Seat, over 56”, Jr Exhibitors
  15. Pony English Pleasure Hunt Seat/Saddle Seat, 56” & under, Jr & Sr Exhibitors
  16. English Equitation Hunt Seat/Saddle Seat Attire, Sr Exhibitors
  17. English Equitation Hunt Seat/Saddle Seat Attire, Jr Exhibitors
  18. *Hunter Hack-Novice (2’ fences), all sizes, Jr & Sr Exhibitors
  19. *Hunter Hack - Advanced (2’6” fences), all sizes, Jr & Sr Exhibitors
  20. Western Pleasure, over 56”, Sr Exhibitors
  21. Western Pleasure, over 56”, Jr Exhibitors
  22. Pony Western Pleasure, 56” & under, Jr & Sr Exhibitors
  23. Junior Animal Western Pleasure, 5 & under, Jr & Sr Exhibitors (Horses in 24 may not show in 21-23)
  24. Walk/Trot Western/English Pleasure, Jr & Sr Exhibitors (Rider cannot cross enter to canter performance classes
  25. Western Horsemanship, Sr Exhibitors
  26. Western Horsemanship, Jr Exhibitors
  27. Walk/Trot Western Horsemanship/English Equitation, Jr & Sr Exhibitors (Rider cannot cross enter to canter performance classes)
  28. Western Riding, Jr & Sr Exhibitors
  29. Novice Western Riding, Jr & Sr Exhibitors (Rider may not show in class 29)
  30. Reining, Jr & Sr Exhibitors
  31. Reining, Novice (Exhibitors in this class may not show in class 30)
  32. Trail, Sr Exhibitors,
  33. Trail, Jr Exhibitors
  34. Walk/Trot Trail, Jr & Sr Exhibitors (Rider cannot cross enter to canter performance classes) 
  35. In-Hand Trail Class                                                                                                                                                                                                                            May only show in 1 Trail Class, either Walk/Trot, regular, or In-Hand                                                                              

NOTE:  All trail classes might be run in a separate area during the show.

 

 

                                               SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.
Exhibitors showing in contesting may show either a pony or a horse.

36. Pole Bending, over 56”, Sr Exhibitors
37. Pole Bending, over 56”, Jr Exhibitors
38. Pole Bending, 56” & under, Jr & Sr Exhibitors
39. Barrels, over 56”, Sr Exhibitors
40. Barrels, over 56”, Jr Exhibitors
41. Barrels, 56” & under, Jr Exhibitors
42. Flags, over 56”, Sr Exhibitors
43. Flags, over 56”, Jr Exhibitors
44. Flags, 56” & under, Jr & Sr Exhibitors
45. Keyhole, over 56”, Sr Exhibitors
46. Keyhole, over 56”, Jr Exhibitors
47. Keyhole, 56” & under, Jr & Sr Exhibitors
48. Speed & Action, over 56”, Sr Exhibitors
49. Speed & Action, over 56”, Jr Exhibitors
50. Speed & Action, 56” & under, Jr & Sr Exhibitors

 


* 4-H Jumping Qualifying -
◇ There will be two (2) qualifying dates.
◇ Each 4-H rider will sign up for a specific ride time.
◇ The arena & jumps will be open one (1) hour prior to ride times for practice.
◇ There will be the minimum of one (1) superintendent and one (1) H & P support committee member present during qualifications.
◇ Each 4-H rider that qualifies will receive a card dated and signed by the attending superintendent and H & P support committee member stating 4-Her name, horse’s name, date and jump height qualified.
◇ This qualification for a Horse/Rider combo is good for 3 years (including the year of qualification). The Horse/Rider combo must still attend 1 practice each year even though you are qualified to jump at the fair.
◇ Each 4-H rider will need t o dem onst rate the f ollowing:
• A working posting trot one entire trip around the arena on the rail.
• Ability to hold/maintain a 2-point position at a working trot for 1/2 the distance around the arena on the rail.
• Ability to hold/maintain a 2-point position at a canter for 1/2 the distance around the arena on the rail.
• Ability to ride a line of 2 jumps (as in hunter hack class) at the novice (2’) or advanced height (2’6”) in a safe, quiet, & under control manner without dropping a rail or refusing.
• The Superintendent and County 4-H Extension Educator decisions are final. The safety of our 4-Hers is the priority.
◇ Six (6) successful jumps at the required height during the qualifying time are required to qualify to enter the hunter hack class at the county fair show.
◇ All six (6) qualiflying jumps must be completed during one ride.
◇ Three (3) refusals and/or run outs will be cause for not qualifying.
◇ Riders must also NOT hit the horse in the mouth or the back due to a poorly executed jump.
◇Riders may qualify more than one (1) animal. Each animal must be signed up for a ride time. This means the rider will do a complete qualifying ride for each animal and receive a qualifying card for each animal qualified.

Riders may qualify more than one (1) animal. Each animal must be signed up for a ride time. This means the rider will do a complete qualifying ride for each animal and receive a qualifying card for each animal qualified.


This new qualifying system should be look at as if it were a try out/audition/show. It is meant for each rider to have the arena to themselves to demonstrate their riding ability is at a level which is acceptable & safe for the show ring in a hunter hack class.

MENTAL ATTITUDE/SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
This award will be selected by the judge of the Shelby County 4-H Horse & Pony show. Criteria is as follows:
• This individual must be a Shelby county 4-H member enrolled and showing in the 4-H Horse & Pony show.
• This individual is courteous, polite, and cooperative to everyone within the 4-H program.
• This individual goes out of their way to be helpful to others.
• This individual shows good sportsmanship and is not involved in or with any unethical practices at anytime throughout the fair.

Horse & Pony Support Committee Members: Sandy Hampton, Joan Taylor, Lauren Clark

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