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01. Show Bill

Lead Line

Lead line: 12 & under

Showmanship

Showmanship – 18 & over

Showmanship – 17 & under

Showmanship Walk/Trot, Jog – 18 & over

Showmanship Walk/Trot, Jog – 17 & under

Open Gaited Breed Showmanship – 18 & Over

Open Gaited Breed Showmanship – 17 & Under

 

Hunter Under Saddle

Hunter Under Saddle Walk, Trot, Canter – 18 & over

Hunter Under Saddle Walk, Trot, Canter – 17 & under

Hunter Under Saddle Walk, Trot – 18 & over

Hunter Under Saddle Walk, Trot – 17 & under

Hunt Seat Equitation

Hunt Seat Equitation Walk, Trot, Canter – 18 & over

Hunt Seat Equitation Walk, Trot, Canter – 17 & under

Hunt Seat Equitation Walk, Trot – 18 & over

Hunt Seat Equitation Walk, Trot – 17 & under

English Pleasure

English Pleasure Walk, Trot, Canter – 18 & over

English Pleasure Walk, Trot, Canter – 17 & under

English Pleasure Walk, Trot – 18 & over

English Pleasure Walk, Trot – 17 & under

Western Pleasure

Western Pleasure Walk, Jog, Lope – 18 & over

Western Pleasure Walk, Jog, Lope – 17 & under

Western Pleasure Walk, Jog – 18 & over

Western Pleasure Walk, Jog – 17 & under

Western Horsemanship

Western Horsemanship Walk, Jog, Lope – 18 & over

Western Horsemanship Walk, Jog, Lope – 17 & under

Western Horsemanship Walk, Jog – 18 & over

Western Horsemanship Walk, Jog – 17 & under

Ranch Pleasure

Ranch Pleasure Walk, Jog, Lope – 18 & over

Ranch Pleasure Walk, Jog, Lope – 17 & under

Ranch Pleasure Walk, Jog – 18 & over

Ranch Pleasure Walk, Jog – 17 & under

Open Gaited Breed Pleasure

Open Gaited Breed Pleasure 3 Gait – 18 & Over

Open Gaited Breed Pleasure 3 Gait – 17 & Under

Open Gaited Breed Pleasure 2 Gait – 18 & over

Open Gaited Breed Pleasure 2 Gait – 17 & under

Open Gaited Breed Equitation

Open Gaited Breed Equitation 3 Gait – 18 & Over

Open Gaited Breed Equitation 3 Gait – 17 & Under

Open Gaited Breed Equitation 2 Gait – 18 & over

Open Gaited Breed Equitation 2 Gait – 17 & under

Trail

Trail Walk, Jog, Lope – 18 & over

Trail Walk, Jog, Lope – 17 & under

Trail Walk, Jog – 18 & over

Trail Walk, Jog – 17 & under

Open Gaited Breed Trail 3 Gait – 18 & over

Open Gaited Breed Trail 3 Gait – 17 & under

Open Gaited Breed Trail 2 Gait – 18 & over

Open Gaited Breed Trail 2 Gait – 17 & Under

 

 

In-Hand Trail

In-Hand Trail Walk, Jog, Lope – 18 & over

In-Hand Trail Walk, Jog, Lope – 17 & under

In-Hand Trail Walk, Jog – 18 & over

In-Hand Trail Walk, Jog – 17 & under

Open Gaited Breed In-Hand Trail – 18 & Over

Open Gaited Breed In-Hand Trail – 17 & Under

 

Hunter Over Fences

Hunter Over Fences Cross Rails – 18 & over

Hunter Over Fences Cross Rails – 17 & under

Hunter Over Fences 2’– 18 & over

Hunter Over Fences 2’ – 17 & under

 

Equitation Over Fences

Equitation Over Fences Cross Rails – 18 & over

Equitation Over Fences Cross Rails – 17 & under

Equitation Over Fences 2’– 18 & over

Equitation Over Fences 2’ – 17 & under

 

Rule Breaker Classes

Rule Breaker Pleasure Walk, Trot, Canter – 18 & Over

Rule Breaker Pleasure Walk, Trot, Canter – 17 & Under

Rule Breaker Pleasure Walk, Trot – 18 & Over

Rule Breaker Pleasure Walk, Trot- 17 & Under

Rule Breaker Pleasure Walk, Jog, Lope – 18 & Over

Rule Breaker Pleasure Walk, Jog, Lope- 17 & Under

Rule Breaker Pleasure Walk, Jog – 18 & Over

Rule Breaker Pleasure Walk, Jog- 17 & Under

 

Bareback Equitation

Bareback Equitation Walk, Trot, Canter – 18 & Over

Bareback Equitation Walk, Trot, Canter – 17 & Under

Bareback Equitation Walk, Trot – 18 & Over

Bareback Equitation Walk, Trot – 17 & Under

Bareback Equitation Walk, Jog, Lope – 18 & Over

Bareback Equitation Walk, Jog, Lope – 17 & Under

Bareback Equitation Walk, Jog – 18 & Over

Bareback Equitation Walk, Jog – 17 & Under

Descriptions

02. Class Requirements & Patterns

Lead Line

Judges will evaluate a young rider’s confidence while being led at the walk.

RAIL PATTERN

Walk on the rail, with or without assistance, in each direction.

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

  • Video should be recorded from the center of the arena or riding area.
  • Video should be 30 seconds to two (2) minute long
Showmanship

Judges evaluate the grooming and fitting of the horse, and expertise of the exhibitor in presenting the horse. Each exhibitor is required to perform a posted pattern of maneuvers. Exhibitor’s expertise in presenting the horse is determined by the preciseness of the pattern, degree of confidence exhibited, and fundamentally correct body position.

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS­

  • Video should be recorded from the location indicated on the posted pattern.
  • Cones, or another safe visible marker, will need to be set up according to the posted pattern
  • Having a person walk around the horse for inspection is not necessary, but the exhibitor must change quarters as if the judge were circling the horse.

May 2021 PATTERNS 

APRIL 2021 PATTERNS

Hunter Under Saddle

Judges evaluate the performance of the hunter-type horse at the listed gaits. Hunter horses will be evaluated on their “way of going” and should display impulsion from behind, long ground covering strides, and level top line. Horse’s balance, willingness, and correctness (i.e. picks up the correct leads, does not break gaits) will also be evaluated.

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS­

  • Video should be recorded from the center of the arena or riding area.
  • Your Videographer should act as the announcer, asking the exhibitor for transitions according to the time frames specified by the pattern

MAY 2021 PATTERNS

APRIL 2021 PATTERNS

 

Hunt Seat Equitation

Judges evaluate the form and function of rider and their ability to execute the posted pattern. Riders should display confidence and fundamentally correct body position, using cues and aids subtly.

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

  • Video should be recorded from the location indicated on the posted pattern.
  • Cones, or another safe visible marker, will need to be set up according to the posted pattern

MAY 2021 PATTERNS

APRIL 2021 PATTERNS

 

English Pleasure

Judges evaluate the performance of the horse at the listed gaits on the rail. Horses should be well-mannered, quiet, and obedient, displaying their suitability as a pleasure mount.

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

  • Video should be recorded from the center of the arena or riding area.
  • Your Videographer should act as the announcer, asking the exhibitor for transitions according to the time frames specified by the pattern

MAY 2021 PATTERNS

APRIL 2021 PATTERNS

 

 

 

Western Pleasure

Judges evaluate the performance of the horse at the listed gaits. The pleasure horse should have a free-flowing stride that is appropriate for their conformation. Horses should be shown on a loose rein with light contact, carrying their head and neck in a relaxed, natural position. Horses should be balanced, quiet, and correct (i.e. picks up correct leads, does not break gaits).

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS­

  • Video should be recorded from the location indicated on the posted pattern.
  • Cones, or another safe visible marker, will need to be set up according to the posted pattern

MAY 2021 PATTERNS

APRIL 2021 PATTERNS

Western Horsemanship

Judges evaluate rider’s ability to execute, together with their horse, the posted pattern. Riders should complete the pattern with precision and smoothness while exhibiting poise and confidence. Riders should also display fundamentally correct body position, using cues and aids subtly.

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS­

  • Video should be recorded from the location indicated on the posted pattern.
  • Cones, or another safe visible marker, will need to be set up according to the posted pattern

MAY 2021 PATTERNS

APRIL 2021 PATTERNS

 

Ranch Pleasure

Judges evaluate the performance of the horse at the listed gaits on the rail. The horse should be a pleasure to ride while displaying the versatility, attitude, responsiveness and the movement required of a working ranch horse.

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS­

  • Video should be recorded from the center of the arena or riding area.
  • Your Videographer should act as the announcer, asking the exhibitor for transitions according to the time frames specified by the pattern

MAY 2021 PATTERNS

APRIL 2021 PATTERNS

 

Open Gaited Breed Pleasure

Judges evaluate the performance of the horse at the listed gaits on the rail. The horse should be a pleasure to ride while displaying the versatility, attitude, responsiveness and the movement required of a working ranch horse.

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS­

  • Video should be recorded from the center of the arena or riding area.
  • Your Videographer should act as the announcer, asking the exhibitor for transitions according to the time frames specified by the pattern

MAY 2021 PATTERNS

APRIL 2021 PATTERNS

 

Open Gaited Breed Equitation

Judges evaluate the form and function of rider and their ability to execute the posted pattern. Riders should display confidence and fundamentally correct body position, using cues and aids subtly.

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

  • Video should be recorded from the location indicated on the posted pattern.
  • Cones, or another safe visible marker, will need to be set up according to the posted pattern

MAY 2021 PATTERNS

APRIL 2021 PATTERNS

Trail

Judges evaluate the horse’s maneuverability through a posted pattern of obstacles at the listed gaits. The trail horse should be well-mannered, responsive to the rider with good balance and quality movement. Preference will be given to horse and rider pairs completing the pattern with speed while maintaining precision.

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS­

  • Video should be recorded from the location indicated on the posted pattern.
  • Required obstacles will need to be set up as closely as possible to the posted pattern
  • In the event a participant does not have access to a specific obstacle, show officials will accept certain substitutions with approval, contact support@virtualshowseries.com For example, a tarp is an acceptable replacement for a bridge and any sort of box/container with a lid is an acceptable mailbox.

MAY 2021 PATTERNS

APRIL 2021 PATTERNS

 

In-Hand Trail

Judges evaluate the horse’s performance while being led through a posted pattern of obstacles. The trail horse should be well-mannered and responsive to the handler. Preference will be given to horse and handler pairs completing the pattern with speed while maintaining precision.

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS­

  • Video should be recorded from the location indicated on the posted pattern.
  • Required obstacles will need to be set up as closely as possible to the posted pattern
  • In the event a participant does not have access to a specific obstacle, show officials will accept certain substitutions with approval, contact support@virtualshowseries.com For example, a tarp is an acceptable replacement for a bridge and any sort of box/container with a lid is an acceptable mailbox.

MAY 2021 PATTERNS

APRIL 2021 PATTERNS

 

 

Hunter Over Fences

Judges evaluate the horse’s manners, quality of movement, and style approaching and jumping fences. Horses should be well mannered, displaying balance and consistency.

 

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS­

  • Video should be recorded from the location indicated on the posted course.
  • Required obstacles will need to be set up as closely as possible to the posted course

MAY 2021 COURSES

APRIL 2021 COURSES

Equitation Over Fences

Judges evaluate the rider’s correctness, ability, and their effect on the horse over a posted course of fences. How a rider elects to ride the course, the pace and approach to the fences are used to evaluate the rider’s judgment and ability.

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS­

  • Video should be recorded from the location indicated on the posted course.
  • Required obstacles will need to be set up as closely as possible to the posted course

MAY 2021 COURSES

APRIL 2021 COURSES

 

Rule Breaker Classes

Any tack, boots, wraps, attire! Judges evaluate the performance of the horse at the listed gaits on the rail. Horses should be well-mannered, quiet, and obedient, displaying their suitability as a pleasure mount.

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

  • Video should be recorded from the center of the arena or riding area.
  • Your Videographer should act as the announcer, asking the exhibitor for transitions according to the time frames specified by the pattern

MAY 2021 PATTERNS 

APRIL 2021 PATTERNS

 

 

Bareback Equitation

Judges evaluate the form and function of rider without the saddle. Riders should display confidence and fundamentally correct body position, using cues and aids subtly.

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

  • Video should be recorded from the center of the arena or riding area.
  • Your Videographer should act as the announcer, asking the exhibitor for transitions according to the time frames specified by the pattern

MAY 2021 PATTERNS

APRIL 2021 PATTERNS

 

Guide Lines

03. Official Rules

Video Requirements

Refer to class descriptions for instructions specific to your selected class

  • A friend or family member will be needed to serve as your videographer
  • Videos may be recorded in any open space with flat ground
  • Keep lighting in mind when choosing a place to record
  • Zooming in should be done when possible, keeping entire horse and rider/handler in frame
  • A new and unique video should be recorded for each entry
  • Videos should be recorded with sound ON and submitted with their original audio, coaching is NOT permitted
  • Videos should NOT be edited in any way, edited videos will be disqualified
  • Record videos in landscape orientation (phones horizontal or longways)
  • Videos should never exceed 5 minutes
Eligibility

Open to all breeds and experience levels. Age group eligibility is based on the rider’s age as of January 1st.

Helmets

Exhibitors in all classes are strongly encouraged to wear ASTM/SEI approved helmets. The use of protective headgear will not impact the Judge’s decision. Helmets are required for all participants in Over Fences/Jumping classes.

Attire

Schooling and show attire welcome, however all attire should be neat, clean and appropriate for your class, as described below. T-shits, shorts, sleeveless shirts, tennis shoes and other such attire is not allowed. Fancy, elaborate show attire will not be given preference over proper schooling attire. Open Gaited Breed entries may choose English or Western tack and attire, but should not mixture of both.

Hunter Attire

Required

  • Tidy blouse/shirt
  • Breeches
  • Hard sole boot with heel (short or tall)

Optional

  • Half chaps

Western Attire

Required

  • Tidy blouse/shirt
  • Long pants/jeans
  • Hard sole boot with heel

Optional

  • Hat
  • Chaps (Not allowed for In-Hand classes

 

Tack & Equipment

All tack and equipment should be clean, in good working order, and appropriate for your class, as described below. Tack should be properly fitted to horse and rider. Fancy, elaborate tack and equipment will not be given preference over simple, functional tack. Open Gaited Breed entries may choose English or Western tack and attire, but should not use a mixture of both.

In-Hand

Required

  • Leather or nylon halter and lead shank

Optional

  • Lead shank with chain

Not Allowed

  • Whip or crop of any kind
  • Spurs
  • Leg wraps or boots (Optional for In-Hand Trail)

Hunter/English

Required

  • English-type forward seat, jumping, or close contact saddle
  • English bridle with cavesson
  • Snaffle, pelham, kimberwick, full double bridle, or another appropriate English bit

Optional

  • Crops
  • Breast plate or breast collar
  • Spurs – must be blunt, rounded, and less than one inch

Not Allowed

  • Dropped, flash, and figure 8 nosebands
  • Micklem-style, hackamore or side pull bridles
  • Gag and double twisted wire bits
  • Martingale of any type (Allowed in Equitation Over Fences)
  • Drawn reins
  • Leg wraps or boots

Western

Required

  • Western-type saddle with horn
  • Western-type bridal
  • Bosal with mecate reins
  • Western bits with shanks less than 8 ½ inches and snaffles
  • Split or romal reins
  • Leather or chain curb at least ½ inch wide, must lie flat against the jaw.

Optional

  • Breast collar
  • Back Cinch
  • Spurs

Not Allowed

  • Whip or crop of any kind
  • Side pull or other untraditional bitless bridle
  • Nosebands
  • Draw Reins
  • Martingales or tie downs
  • Leg Wraps or boots (Optional in Western Horsemanship)

 

Grooming/Banding/Braiding

Horses should be well turned out with no visible dirt or mud. Banding, braiding, and the use of fake tails is not prohibited but will not be shown preference.

Sportsmanlike Conduct & Animal Welfare

All exhibitors must practice sportsmanlike conduct and treat horses in a manner that is kind, respectful, and compassionate. Any conduct Show Master officials deem unsportsmanlike or abusive to people or animals may result in disqualification from current and future Show Master events. This rule applies to interactions on Show Master social media networks.

Disputes

All decisions by Judges and Show Master officials are final.

Right to Refuse Entry

Show Master reserves the right to refuse any entry without explanation. 

Participate At Your Own Risk

Exhibitors participate at their own risk, understanding the potential risks associated with equine activities. By entering, each participant who engages in an equine activity expressly assumes the risks of engaging in and legal responsibility for injury, loss, or damage to person(s) or property resulting from the risk of equine activities. By entering exhibitors agree to release and hold harmless Show Master LLC, its employees, contractors, and affiliates from any and all liability(ies).

Awards

04. Prizes

Receiving Prizes

All prizes are shipped, at no additional charge, to the address provided on the entry form.

Ribbons to 6th place

Premium ribbons for contestants placing first through sixth places will be awarded in each class.

High-Point Divisions & Awards

A premium championship ribbon or sash and sponsor prizes will be awarded in five high-point show divisions. No additional fee required for high-point eligibility. Points are calculated for individual horse and rider/handler pairs. The pair must compete in at least two of the division classes to be eligible for high-point awards. Horse and rider/handler pairs placing 1st-6th in a class will earn one point for entering and one additional point for each opponent beaten, up to ten points, see chart below.  

Earning Points

Points are awarded for placing 1st-6th in a class. Horse and rider/handler pairs earn one point for entering the class and one point for each beaten competitor, up to ten points. For example, placing 3rd in a class of 7 would earn you 5 points. One point for entering, and one point for each of the class entries that placed  below you in 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th. 

virtual horse show high point chart
What’s The cost

05. Entry Fees

Pre-Entry for March ends 05/09/2021

High-Point Eligible Classes Pre-Entry

$18

ENTRY INCLUDES 

  • Ribbons 1st-6th places
  • Free shipping
  • Feedback from our professional Judges
  • Private access to your feedback
  • High-Point Award eligibility
  • 2020 High-Point eligibility
  • Secure storage of uploaded media
  • Tech support

High-Point Eligible Classes

$25

ENTRY INCLUDES

  • Ribbons 1st-6th places
  • Free shipping
  • Feedback from our professional Judges
  • Private access to your feedback
  • High-Point Award eligibility
  • 2020 High-Point eligibility
  • Secure storage of uploaded media
  • Tech support

Lead Line and Other Classes

$15

ENTRY INCLUDES

  • Ribbons 1st-6th place*
  • Free shipping
  • Feedback from our professional Judges
  • Private access to your feedback
  • Secure storage of uploaded media
  • Tech support

*Ribbon for all in select classes

Meet

06. Our Judges

A. Gutmann Judges Profile Pic-01

Andrea Gutmann

Accreditation: APHA Card

B. Walker Judges Profile Pic-01

William Bruce Walker

Accreditation: OHSA Level II Card

B. Moore Judges Profile Pic-01

Betsie Moore

Accreditation: IBHA, POAC, ABRA Cards

Results

06. High-Point Standings