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For questions please refer to the complete 2020 Oakland County Fairbook

Horses, Miniature Horse & Donkey & Adult Horse Department

2020 Horse Miniature Horse Donkey and Adult

Fairbook pages 59-81

HORSES

DEPARTMENT 16

MINIATURE HORSE & DONKEY

DEPARTMENT 17

ADULTS

DEPARTMENT 18

SUPERINTENDENT: BARN SUPERINTENDENT:

Cathy McGeen Angela Stockwell

248-766-5442 810-449-9039

Rules: Must read and follow General Rules, Barn Rules and Horse Rules.

You must follow all MDARD Animal Health Requirements (posted on www.michigan.gov/mda)

Coggins Test: You must present documentation showing a current year Negative Coggins Test. This requirement also includes 5-7 year old exhibitors. A copy must be provided at the time of check-in and will be retained by the Fair until check-out.

It is strongly recommended that all equine entries receive Equine Influenza Virus and Equine Herpes Virus vaccinations.

Any 5-7 year old exhibitors registering for classes in Department 16 or 17 are ineligible to enter classes in Department 91, Divisions 16 and 18. (Note: 8 year old exhibitors who have pre-registered through the Pontiac 4-H office may enter the Protégé Class (Department 91, Division 17) as well as classes in Department 16 or 17.

5-7 year old non-competitive exhibitors will not be assigned stalls.

For Premium Payout Information for classes that pay premium: see General Rule 17. Tent Set Up for Fair: Applicable horse exhibitors will be contacted by the Superintendent for tent set-up day/time. No tent stall decorations are to be put up until tent set up is complete.

Barn stall decorating may begin on the same day/time as camping check in.

Check In Date: Refer to Check-In/Check-Out Schedule or Daily Horse Schedule. Requires mandatory entry in Department 16, Division 00 Check In/Check Out Dates

Show Dates: Refer to Daily Horse Schedule

Animal Release: Horses may leave the Fair only at designated check-out times (see Check-In/Check-Out schedule or Daily Horse Schedule). Entries wishing to remain in the barn for Showmanship Sweepstakes, the PEP show, or for other reasons may do so. Exhibitor must inform Superintendent of intended departure.

Grand Championship and Best of Show Classes: Do not pre-register

Memorial Recognition and Commemorative Awards

THUNDER MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR WESTERN FITTING AND SHOWING

2019 Winner: Brylynn Balon

This trophy is awarded in memory of Mark DeLisle's horse, Thunder. It is awarded to the Western Fitting and Showing Grand Champion. This revolving trophy has been donated by Bertha Dennis. The award may be won by the same 4H youth many times. The trophy is awarded annually and the award will be presented immediately following the class.

AMANDA MILLER MEMORIAL

RECOGNITION AWARD FOR HUNT SEAT FITTING AND SHOWING

This award has been retired.

2019 Winner: McKenzie Melogh

DENNIS RECOGNITION TROPHY FOR WESTERN PLEASURE

2018 Winner: Olivia Hill

This trophy is awarded to the Western Pleasure Grand Champion. This revolving trophy is donated by Frank and Bertha Dennis, two long time 4-H leaders. The award may be won by the same 4-H youth many times. This trophy is in memory of “THE BEAR”. The award will be presented immediately following the class.

HUNT SEAT EQUITATION RECOGNITION AWARD

2019 Winner: Cassidy Bartkowiak

This award is given to recognize the youth who is the recipient of the Grand Champion Hunt Seat Equitation Class. This is a revolving trophy and it is donated by Triple B’s 4-H Club. It may be won by the same 4-H youth many times. The trophy is awarded annually and the award will be presented immediately following the class.

WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP RECOGNITION

AWARD

2019 Winner: Cassidy Bartkowiak

This award is given to recognize the youth who is the recipient of the Grand Champion Western Horsemanship Class. This is a revolving trophy and it is donated by Mae Eagle. The trophy is awarded annually and the award will be presented immediately following the class.

THE OBVIOUS PRINCE MEMORIAL TROPHIES

2019 Winners:

Reining Pattern I- Savannah Bremer

Reining Pattern II– Savannah Bremer

These two awards are presented in memory of Phillip Tesolin’s horse Prince, who as a 3 and 4 year old horse won both Reining Pattern I and II in 2000 and 2001. These trophies will be awarded to the highest placing 4-H youth in Reining I Grand Champion and Reining II Champion. These revolving trophies are donated by Phillip Tesolin. The awards may be won by the same 4-H youth many times. The trophies are awarded annually and the award will be presented immediately following the class.

TRIPLE B’S YOUTH AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

2019 Winner: Kylie Ossege

This award is for the outstanding 4-H youth who demonstrates good sportsmanship and puts a special effort into the 4-H horse project area during the Fair and all year long. The recipient of the award will be determined by the tally of votes consisting of one vote from each Leader of each 4-H Horse Club. This is an annual trophy and can only be won by an exhibitor once. The Triple B’s 4-H Club, in support of 4-H youth, donates this award.

OAKLAND COUNTY HORSE COUNCIL SADDLE SEAT AWARD

2019 Winner: Carmen Gonzaalez

This award has been retired.

COUNTRYSIDE VERSATILE HORSE AWARD

2019 Winners:

Champion: Olivia Hill

Reserve Champion: Savannah Bremer & Madison Johnson (tie)

This award has been retired.

ROBINS PARTEE BOY COMMEMORATIVE TROPHIES FOR TRAIL I AND TRAIL II

2019 Winners:

Trail I: Cassidy Bartkowiak

Trail IISavannah Bremer

These two revolving trophies are given to commemorate Robins Partee Boy, who in 1992 was the first horse to be awarded Grand Championships in Both Trail I and Trail II at the Oakland County Fair. These trophies will be awarded to Champions in Trail I and Trail II. Donated by Carla Weiss. Two revolving trophies are to be awarded.

RODNEY-ROSE PONY AWARD FOR PONY HIGH POINT

2019 Winners: Carmen Gonzalez

This award is given in honor of two Ponies who have given joy and the 4-H experience to many youth. The pony who receives the highest points will be the recipient of this award. Points determined on one pony/one rider combination. *Please reference Horse Rules for point’s calculation. This trophy is donated by the Que Family. A revolving trophy will be awarded. This award may be won unlimited times. To be eligible for this award, pony must be 56 inches and under and shown by an exhibitor 14 years and under.

HUNT SEAT PLEASURE TROPHY

2019 Winner: Madison Johnson

This trophy is awarded to the Hunt Seat Pleasure Grand Champion. Sponsored by the Oakland County Horse Council. This is a revolving trophy.

GRAND CHAMPION GYMKHANA TROPHY

This trophy is awarded to the rider and horse/pony combination with the most points earned in Gymkhana classes with exception of the two man relay and costume classes. The exhibitor must be currently enrolled in an Oakland County 4H club in good standing to receive the award. This is a revolving trophy. The award will be presented immediately following the class.

AMY LEE VERSATILE WALK-TROT AWARD

This award has been retired.

2019 Champion: Abigail Davis

2019 Reserve Champion: Owen Kelley

ANDREW BIEBUYCK MEMORIAL TROPHY

The Andrew Biebuyck Memorial Trophy is awarded to the overall highest point earner from Dressage Training Levels I,II,III, and Reining Pattern #1 and #2. This trophy honors the memory of Andrew Biebuyck, a member of the Paint Creek Valley 4-H Horse Club. Drew was an accomplished equestrian and competitive rider in the Oakland County 4-H Open Horse Show Circuit and the Oakland County Fair. In 2009 when Drew won both Obvious Prince Memorial Reining Trophies, he also placed very well in his dressage classes. His mare, Storny’s Impression, aka “Norm” still had her dressage braids in during the reining classes. In memory of Drew and Norm’s versatility, this award is designed to encourage young riders to try both dressage and reining, which have many similarities, in spite of their superficial differences. This revolving award is donated by the Oakland County 4-H Horse Council, Family and Friends.

2019 Winner: Savannah Bremer

BEST OF SHOW AWARDS

Sponsored by Dan and Cathy McGeen, Oxford, MI. 2020 only.

These Awards will be earned by exhibitors entering and participating in multiple classes throughout the fair. Some of the Awards reflect ALL classes entered and therefore any classes in that category will qualify. Other Awards require select classes and therefore only exhibitors ENTERING and PARTICIPATING in those identified classes will qualify.

Points will be earned and Awards given based on a 1 Horse/1 Rider combination. We will use the same point system defined in rule 30, Grand and Reserve Championships are not included.

Select classes Best Of Show Awards:

  • Youth Saddleseat
    • Requires Saddleseat Fitting & Showing, Equitation, Pleasure and Bareback Equitation
  • Youth Dressageseat
    • Requires Dressageseat Fitting & Showing, Equitation, Suitability, Training Level Test 1, Training Level Test 2 and Training Level Test 3
  • Youth Huntseat
    • Requires Huntseat Fitting & Showing, Equitation, Pleasure, Bareback Equitation, Equitation Over Fences and Hunter Over Fences
  • Youth Western
    • Requires Western Fitting & Showing, Horsemanship, Pleasure, Bareback Horsemanship, Reining 1 and Reining 2
  • Youth Gymkhana
    • Requires Gymkhana Fitting & Showing, Polebending, Speed And Action, Cloverleaf, Indiana Flag Race, Keyhole and Down-N-Back

All classes Best Of Show Awards:

  • Youth Walk-Only – All Walk-Only eligible classes
  • Youth Walk-Trot Novice Rider – All Walk-Troy Novice Rider classes including championships
  • Youth Walk-Trot Novice Horse – All Walk-Troy Novice Horse
  • Youth Mini Horse – All Youth Mini horse classes including championships
  • Adult Walk-Trot-Canter – All Adult WTC classes
  • Adult Walk-Trot – All Adult WT classes
  • Adult Mini Horse – All Adult Mini horse classes

BARN RULES:

  • Exhibitors are responsible for having the following information posted on their stall:

a) horse name

b) exhibitors name

c) exhibitor’s cell phone number

d) veterinarian’s name and phone number.

  • No cross-tying in aisle ways of barn.
  • Bedding is required in your horse’s stall.
  • No hay nets. Hay bags are okay and opening must be above the horse’s withers for safety.
  • No Smoking or vaping in barn or tents
  • Dogs must be on leash at all times while on the fairgrounds.
  • Dogs are not allowed in the barns or tents
  • Aisles must be kept clear.
  • No horses in center aisle.
  • NO Horses allowed in designated “no horse” areas, including in and near horse pavilion and between horse pavilion and arena.
  • Exhibitors must wear proper footwear at all times in horse barns, arenas and other horse areas while handling horses.
  • Exhibitors are not to consume food or drink inside of the barn.
  • Any posted additional rules shall be followed.
  • Manure must be put in designated arena.
  • NO MANURE in garbage cans.
  • Horses to be fed between 6:30-7:30 am Water and stalls are to be maintained at all times.
  • There will be a nightly check at 10:00 p.m. and at other random times. Superintendent and Fairboard will monitor proper care and maintenance of the animal and assigned housing.
  • ALL Horses must be in stalls at 10 pm.
  • ALL lights out in Barn & Tent at 11 pm

Infractions of any of the barn rules may result in premium denial and/or removal of exhibitor from Fair.

HORSE RULES:

1.All exhibitors, parents, other family members, club leaders and trainers must comply with all rules that apply: General Fair Rules, Horse Department Rules and Barn Rules. Failure to comply with any of the above rules may result in the loss of premiums and awards or removal from the Fair. This may also affect your eligibility to exhibit at future Fairs.

2.Exhibitors must be five years old as of January 1st of the current year to show a horse at Fair. Five to seven year old exhibitors may show in EITHER Department 91, Divisions 16 and 18 (non-competitive, fun classes) OR in the age appropriate classes in Department 16 and 17. Five to seven year old exhibitors showing in Department 16 or 17 MUST follow ALL horse department rules, including verification form.

3.An exhibitor may show up to two (2) horses or ponies in Department 16 and up to two (2) miniature horses in Department 17. Each exhibitor must separately verify their project horses/ponies on a verification form by Discovery Day of the current year. No more than two horses and two miniature horses can be verified per exhibitor. (See Rule 4 in the event a verified horse is unavailable for Fair.) Verification form is available from the Fair Office or Fair web site. This form must be completed in full and submitted to the Fair Office by Discovery Day of the current year. Verification forms will be accepted for 2 weeks after Discovery Day with a $25.00 late fee. Any verification form received later than 2 weeks after Discovery Day will be assessed a $100.00 late fee. No verification forms will be accepted after the fair entry deadline date of June 1st. The exhibitor must have the horse(s)/pony(ies) intended to be entered at the Fair listed on the verification form. Exhibitor must have ownership, lease or other arrangement for use of the animals by the Discovery Day date and be in the exhibitor’s continual care, as much as possible from Discovery Day through release from Fair. The photos on the form must be able to clearly identify the animals listed on the verification form and be in color. The exhibitor is responsible for ensuring the availability of the horse/pony for their use at Fair. The project animal should be an animal that the exhibitor has had major responsibility in the care and training.

4.Only in the event of a health issue with a horse listed on the verification form prior to Fair, may an alternative horse may be brought to Fair. A signed certification from a veterinarian is required to prove that a health issue prevents the horse from attending Fair. Certification must be presented to the horse superintendent not later than check-in. The alternative horse must meet all ownership and health requirements, including current year negative coggins and does not have to be pre verified. NO CLASS CHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED with the exception of a change from horse to pony or vice versa.

5.First year exhibitors must meet all ownership requirements and must submit verification forms no later than the Fair entry deadline without a late fee penalty.

6.Miniature horses and donkeys must complete verification forms following the requirements of Rules #3, 4 and 5.

7.Completed Project Animal Certification/Care Form is required for all animals in the horse area. This form is available on our web site, www. oakfair.org, and may be submitted at the time of registration or completed and turned in at check in.

8.All animals must be under the control of the exhibitor and the exhibitor must show awareness of correct procedures to show the animal. In the interest of safety, the Fair Board and/or superintendent in charge shall have any animal removed which is not safely controllable by the exhibitor. At no time during the Fair, shall any animal be maintained on tranquilizers.

9.Any horse, pony or mini with clinical signs of infections, contagious or toxicological disease, or not in desirable show condition shall be removed from the Fair. This shall be determined by the Superintendent/Fair Board.

10.During the Fair, it is the Exhibitors responsibility to care for and prepare his/her exhibit for show. Exhibitors may only be assisted in the preparation by club leaders, fellow exhibitors and/or immediate family members for those tasks which require more than one person, or are of a skill level beyond the ability of the exhibitor. Exhibitor must be present.

11.Once an exhibitor’s project horse(s) is/are checked in at Fair, no other horse is allowed to come in as a project animal for the remainder of the week, except as allowed in Rule 3 .

12.Horse exhibitors may also show up to two miniature horses or donkeys.

13.WARNING: Under the Michigan Equine Liability Act (1994 P.A. 351), an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of the equine activity.

14.Exhibitors and horses will be required to stay on the grounds until released. See General Rules. The only request for a change in the arrival or release of a project (or animal) that will be allowed is if you are attending another 4-H or youth function. You must have your written request into the Fair Office before June 8, 2020 for the Rules Committee to review. Only upon approval by the Rules Committee can an arrival or release time be changed. Premium money and awards will be forfeited unless written permission is given by the Rules Committee.

15.Horse record books are not required to receive premiums. Exhibitors are strongly encouraged to submit a record book for their horse. If entering records, notebooks, animal consumer education or animal science skills for life, the completed exhibit must be turned into the Fair Office. See Check In/Release Schedule for due date and time. Follow guidelines for exhibits in each specific class. No enhancements are allowed. A clear cover is not viewed as an enhancement.

16.A rider may show in twenty-five (25) classes total, regardless of the number of horses shown at the Fair. One of the entered classes MUST BE a fitting & showing class. Classes in Department 17 are not included in the class limits. Exhibitors must designate which horse is to be used in each class entered at the time of entry). No changes in designated horse for each class is allowed after the Fair entry is submitted. (Exception: In the event of a health issue (confirmed by veterinarian note or Superintendent), the exhibitor may submit a written request for alternate horse use to the Superintendent, subject to approval by the Superintendent and the Rules Committee. If an alternate horse is used, points will not count toward any high point awards.

17.A single horse may be shared by multiple exhibitors so long as the care requirements are met. A single horse may not be entered in more than 35 classes. A horse may not be entered in the same class more than once without prior written approval from the superintendent. In addition, an exhibitor may not enter the same class more than once with different horses, without prior written approval from the superintendent. All class entries should consider the welfare the horse regardless of the number of classes. Horse conditioning and intensity of selected classes must be considered. In the event of a shared horse, the Superintendent and/or Fairboard reserve the right to make class adjustments in the best interest of the horse.

18.Stall layouts will be posted in the barn and exhibitor numbers will be available at check in or from the Horse Superintendent. Stalls and Barn are to be kept clean at all times. Stalls are to be thoroughly cleaned and verified by the Barn Manager before departure or premium money will be forfeited.

19.No lunging in any arenas when there are riders present.

20.No loose horses are to be turned out in any arena at any time.

21.Exhibitors must provide bedding for their horses/ponies. Straw or wood shavings are permitted.

22. Classes will be judged according to the current 4-H Horse and Pony Project/Show Rules and Regulations, published by Michigan State Extension, available at the 4-H office, Fair office or MSU website: https://www.canr.msu.edu/uploads/resources/pdfs/2016horsebk-tall-4x9_2016-04-06v2_web.pdf. In cases where the current 4-H Horse and Pony Project Show Rules does not have applicable rules, the applicable rule source will be indicated in the division description.

23. Exhibitors may show English and/or Western. Depending on the class, the appointments of the horse and rider must comply.

24. Exhibitors showing in Walk-Trot Novice Rider classes are not allowed to show in any three gaited classes including Gymkhana. They may show in Costume Class and Vaulting. Any exhibitor showing in any three gaited class may not show in any walk-trot novice rider class. This includes Walk-Trot Fitting and Showing, Walk-Trot Trail, Dressage Introductory Level and Western Dressage Introductory Level. Similarly, Exhibitors showing in Walk Only classes are not allowed to show in any Walk-Trot classes or any three gaited classes.

25. All horses/ponies must be fully tacked with saddle and bridle when ridden on the Fairgrounds with the exceptions of classes with specific appointments (i.e. Bareback, vaulting). Multiple riders are not permitted with the exception of the vaulting classes. ALL ANIMALS MUST BE LED TO AND FROM ALL RINGS, PRACTICE, AND MAKE-UP ARENAS. No adult or trainer is allowed on a horse at Fair without permission of the Horse Superintendent. Only registered Fair exhibitors are allowed on a horse at Fair. Viewers must stand 10 feet back from rail and no coaching is to be done by viewers. An entrant must have placed first or second in an individual class to be eligible for the Championship classes.

26. Exhibitors are to enter classes based on discipline. The Fair Office will split classes by birth date and number of entries. Exhibitors will be informed of splits at check-in time. Age based splits will be based on the following: Up to 11 entries, no split: 12-23 entries, 2 splits; 24-35 entries, 3 splits and 36 or more entries, 4 splits. All exhibitors with the same competing age will be in the same split. The Fairboard reserves the right to further adjust splits when in the best interest of the exhibitors.

27. Livestock Showmanship Sweepstakes. Please reference the Judging schedule for specific dates and times. Points from all Fitting and Showing Classes, except Gymkhana Fitting and Showing, (Individual and Championship) will be totaled to determine exhibitor eligibility in the Livestock Showmanship Sweepstakes. Points to be awarded as in Rule 30, except that Championship Classes will be awarded points as indicated for Grand/Reserve Champion for purposes of determining Horse Department participants in Livestock Showmanship Sweepstakes. Only exhibitors age 12 or over are eligible for Livestock Sweepstakes. The exhibitors with the two highest accumulated points shall be the Horse area representatives. Ties will be broken at the Superintendent’s discretion: Toss of coin, judged showmanship work-off, attitude and sportsmanship will be considered. All showmanship Grand Champions, Reserve Grand Champions and horse representatives to Showmanship Sweepstakes will be expected to make available their horses for the Livestock Showmanship Sweepstakes. Additional exhibitors may be requested to make their horses available as well and will be contacted by the Superintendent.

28. All participants in all hunter (over fences, om the flat and bareback), English dressage, bareback, saddle seat and gymkhana classes are required to wear properly secured protective riding helmets whenever they are mounted. The helmets must meet the specifications of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), must be manufactured and distributed by a participant in the certification program of the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) and must bear the SEI certification label (SEI F1163 or above). Use of such protective helmets is strongly encouraged, and will not be penalized for all exhibitors in all classes.

29. No Stallions allowed anywhere or at any time on the Fairgrounds.

30. Points awarded towards horse high point awards will be awarded by the following system . Points

awarded for Grand Champion, or Reserve Grand Champion are:

Grand Champion: 2

Reserve Grand Champion: 1

Entries

10 +

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

1st

10

9

8

7

6

6

6

6

6

6

2nd

9

8

7

6

5

5

5

5

5

3rd

8

7

6

5

4

4

4

4

4th

7

6

5

4

3

3

3

5th

6

5

4

3

2

2

6th

5

4

3

2

1

31. All viewing tents and tarps must be approved by the Horse Superintendent before setting them in place. All tents must be tied down with straps and have all side panels rolled up.

32. All Costumes must have been assembled and tried on exhibitor’s horse before coming to Fair. Any costume deemed unsafe by Horse Superintendent, will not be allowed to compete. Costumes should not in any way cause harm or discomfort to the horse. The use of a helmet is strongly encouraged and will not be penalized when judged. Multiple riders are not permitted.

33. ABSOLUTELY NO ONE will be allowed onto any course (e.g., jumping, trail, gymkhana) or any specific ring (e.g. dressage) at any time except when being judged or at pre-determined times as determined by the Horse Superintendent. This also applies to those not entered in the class. Premiums will be forfeited if this is not observed.

34. Each exhibitor is responsible for cleaning horse stall before checking out and leaving the grounds. Failure to comply will result in a $50.00 per stall cleaning fee charged to the exhibitor.



DIVISION 00-CHECK IN/CHECK OUT DATES Rules:

  1. Multiple check-in/check-out times are available throughout the week.
  2. Exhibitors MUST check in prior to competing in any classes and may check out during the scheduled check-out time after all classes have been completed.
  3. A horse may check-in during any of the available check-in times prior to when its classes occur, not necessarily the one immediately prior.
  4. An individual horse may not check-in or check-out more than one time during Fair. For example, a horse showing on Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th only must check in on Saturday, July 11th and may check-out on Monday, July 13th. A horse showing on Saturday, July 11th and the Following Friday, July 17th, must check in on Saturday, July 11th and may not check out until the following Saturday, July 18th .
  5. Check in and Check Out dates to be indicated at time of Fair Entry by entering the classes listed in Division 00.
  6. Scheduled check out times are to include having a clean stall and checked by the Horse or Barn Superintendent.
  7. Questions should be referred to the Horse Superintendent PRIOR to the start of Fair to verify correct check-in/check-out days.

Check In Classes for 2020

160001 Check In July 11, 8-11 AM

160002 Check in July 12 8-11 AM

160003 Check In July 13, 8-10 AM

160004 Check In July 14, 8-10 AM

160005 Check In July 15, 8-10 AM

160006 Check In July 16, 8-10 AM

160007 Check in July 17, 8-10 AM

Check Out Classes for 2020

160008 Check Out July 13, 8-10 AM

160009 Check Out July 14, 8-10 AM

160010 Check Out July 15, 8-10 AM

160011 Check Out July 16, 8-10 AM

160012 Check Out July 17, 8-10 AM

160013 Check Out July 18 8-11 AM

DIVISION 1 – FITTING AND SHOWING

Awards: Each class 1st-6th Rosette Ribbons; Premiums paid; Grand/Reserve: Trophies; Premiums: Grand: $10/Reserve: $8. Memorial and Recognition Awards as described earlier.

Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champ ion horses and exhibitors will be expected to be available for the Livestock Showmanship Sweepstakes (exception, Gymkhana Fitting and Showing). Please reference horse department rule number #26.

See horse department rule #25 for explanation of age splits.

HUNT SEAT FITTING & SHOWING

Class:

160101 8-19 years old

Hunt Seat Fitting & Showing Grand Championship

SADDLESEAT FITTING & SHOWING

Class:

160104 8-19 years old

Saddle Seat Fitting & Showing Grand

Championship

DRESSAGE SEAT FITTING & SHOWING

Class:

160106 8-19 years old

Dressage Seat Fitting & Showing Grand Championship

WESTERN FITTING & SHOWING

Class:

160111 8-19 years old

Western Fitting & Showing Grand Championship

GYMKHANA FITTING AND SHOWING

Class:

160119 8-19 years old

Gymkhana Fitting & Showing Grand

Championship

DIVISION 2-EQUITATION/HORSEMANSHIP

Awards: Each class 1st-6th Strip Ribbons; No premiums paid; Grand/Reserve: Trophies; Memorial and Recognition Awards as described earlier. See horse department rule #25 for explanation of age splits.

HUNT SEAT EQUITATION

Class:

160201 8-19 years

Hunt Seat Equitation Grand Championship

SADDLESEAT EQUITATION

Class:

160204 8-19 years old

Saddle Seat Equitation Grand Championship

DRESSAGE SEAT EQUITATION

160234 8-19 years old

Dressage Seat Equitation Grand Championship

HUNT SEAT BAREBACK EQUITATION

Class:

160207 8-19 years old

Hunt Seat Bareback Equitation Grand Championship

SADDLE SEAT BAREBACK EQUITATION

Class:

160210 8-19 years old

Saddle Seat Bareback Equitation Grand Championship

EQUITATION OVER FENCES - HORSE AND PONY

Prior jumping experience or instruction is required. Horse course will be 6-8 fences not to exceed three feet. Pony course will be 6-8 fences adjusted during the class. Ponies 52 inches and under not to exceed two feet; over 52 inches not to exceed two and one-half feet.

Class:

160213 8-19 years old

Equitation Over Fences Grand Championship

“BABY GREEN” EQUITATION OVER FENCES-HORSE AND PONY

Course will be 6-8 cross rails. May NOT cross enter with regular Equitation Over Fences class.

Class:

160215 8-19 years old

“Baby Green” Equitation Over Fences Grand Championship

WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP

Class:

160219 8-19 years old

Western Horsemanship Grand

Championship

WESTERN BAREBACK HORSEMANSHIP

Class:

160223 8-19 years old

Western Bareback Horsemanship Grand Championship

COMMANDS CLASS - WESTERN ATTIRE

PREMIUMS ARE NOT PAID

This class is judged as a “Simon Says” type of class. The Judge will be judging this event from the announcer’s booth. Only the judge will determine the immediate response of horse and rider to basic commands to include, but not limited to, walk, trot, canter, counter canter, and halt. The judge will determine all eliminations. Only the Judge, clerk, and announcer will be allowed in the booth during this event.

Class:

160231 8-19 years old

Commands Class-Western Attire Grand

Championship

DIVISION 3: PLEASURE

Awards: Each class 1st-6th

Strip Ribbons; Premiums paid; Grand/Reserve: Trophies; Premiums: Grand: $10/Reserve: $8. Memorial and Recognition Awards as described earlier. See horse department rule # 25 for explanation of age splits.

HUNT SEAT PLEASURE

Class:

160301 8-19 years old

Hunt Seat Pleasure Grand Championship

SADDLE SEAT PLEASURE

Class:

160304 8-19 years old

Saddle Seat Pleasure Grand Championship

DRESSAGE SUITABILITY (under saddle)

Class:

160306 8-19 years old

Dressage Suitability Grand Championship


HUNTER HACK

At the Judge’s discretion the horses will be judged on the flat and over two cross pole jumps not to exceed 18 inches.

Class:

1603118-19 years old

Hunter Hack Grand Champion

HUNTER OVER FENCES-HORSE AND PONY

Prior jumping experience or instruction is required. Horse course will be 6-8 fences not to exceed three feet. Pony course will be 6-8 fences adjusted during class. Ponies 52 inches and under not to exceed two feet, over 52 inches not to exceed two and one-half feet.

Class:

160314 8-19 years old

Hunter Over Fences Grand

Championship

“BABY GREEN” HUNTER OVER FENCES-HORSE AND PONY

Course will be 6-8 cross rails. May NOT cross enter with regular Hunter Over Fences class.

Class:

160315 8-19 years old

Hunter Over Fences Grand

Championship

WESTERN PLEASURE

Class:

160316 8-19 years old

Western Pleasure Grand Championship

DIVISION 11: WALK-TROT NOVICE RIDER

Awards: Each class 1st-6th Strip Ribbons; Premiums paid; Grand/Reserve: Trophies; Premiums: Grand: $10/Reserve: $8. Memorial and Recognition Awards as described earlier. See horse department rule #25 for explanation of age splits.

Rules:

Exhibitors showing in Walk-Trot Novice Rider classes are not allowed to show in any three gaited classes including Gymkhana. They may show in Costume Class and Vaulting. Any exhibitor showing in any three gaited class may not show in any walk-trot novice rider class. This includes Walk-Trot Fitting and Showing, Walk-Trot Trail, Dressage Introductory Level and Western Dressage Introductory Level. Similarly, Exhibitors showing in Walk Only classes are not allowed to show in any Walk-Trot classes or any three gaited classes.

While these classes are for novice riders, a minimum level of skill is necessary. Riders should be able to ride independently (without leaders or side-walkers) and generally be capable of controlling their horse/pony under normal situations. Superintendent and/or Fair Board representative reserve the right to change classes or disqualify exhibitors who are not able to meet these criteria.

ENGLISH WALK-TROT NOVICE RIDER FITTING & SHOWING

Class:

161101 5-15 years old

English Walk-Trot Fitting & Showing

Grand Championship

WESTERN WALK-TROT NOVICE RIDER FITTING & SHOWING

Class:

161102 5-15 years old

Western Walk-Trot Fitting & Showing Grand Championship

ENGLISH WALK-TROT NOVICE RIDER EQUITATION

Class:

161103 5-15 years old Competitive

English Walk-Trot Equitation Grand

Championship

WESTERN WALK-TROT NOVICE RIDER HORSEMANSHIP

Class:

161104 5-15 years old Competitive

Western Walk-Trot Horsemanship Grand

Championship

ENGLISH WALK-TROT NOVICE RIDER PLEASURE

Class:

161105 5-15 years old

English Walk Trot Pleasure Grand Championship

WESTERN PLEASURE NOVICE RIDER WALK-TROT

Class:

161106 5-15 years old

Western Pleasure Walk-Trot Grand

Championship

DRESSAGE-INTRODUCTORY LEVEL TEST A (WALK-TROT NOVICE RIDER)

Class:

161107 5-15 years old Dressage-Introductory Level Test A

Grand Championship (Highest Score)

WESTERN DRESSAGE-INTRODUCTORY LEVEL TEST 1 (WALK-TROT NOVICE RIDER)

Class:

161108 5-15 years old Western Dressage-Introductory Level Test 1 Grand Championship (Highest Score)

WALK-TROT NOVICE RIDER TRAIL

Class:

161109 5-15 years old

Walk-Trot Trail Grand Championship

WALK-TROT NOVICE RIDER RIDING PATTERN

Contact Superintendent for pattern information.

Class:

161110 5-15 years old

Walk-Trot Riding Pattern Grand Championship

WALK-TROT NOVICE RIDER “REINING” PATTERN

Contact Superintendent for pattern information.

Class:

161111 5-15 years old

Walk-Trot “Reining” Pattern Grand Championship

DIVISION 12: WALK-TROT GREEN HORSE

Awards: Each class 1st-6th Strip Ribbons; Premiums paid. See horse department rule #25 for explanation of age splits.

Rules:

Exhibitors showing in Walk-Trot Green Horse classes are allowed to show in any three gaited classes including Gymkhana provided it is with a different horse. They may show in Costume Class and Vaulting.

The purpose of these classes is to provide exhibitors with opportunity to show a young/green horse that is not yet ready for 3 gaited classes. Exhibitors and horses in the Walk-Trot Green Horse division may NOT enter walk-Trot Novice Rider Classes.

ENGLISH WALK-TROT GREEN HORSE FITTING & SHOWING

Class:

161201 8-19 years old

WESTERN WALK-TROT GREEN HORSE FITTING & SHOWING

Class:

161202 8-19 years old

ENGLISH WALK-TROT GREEN HORSE EQUITATION

Class:

161203 8-19 years old Competitive

WESTERN WALK-TROT GREEN HORSE HORSEMANSHIP

Class:

161204 8-19 years old Competitive

ENGLISH WALK-TROT GREEN HORSE PLEASURE

Class:

161205 8-19 years old

WESTERN PLEASURE GREEN HORSE WALK-TROT

Class:

161206 8-19 years old

DRESSAGE-INTRODUCTORY LEVEL TEST A (WALK-TROT GREEN HORSE)

Class:

161207 8-19 years old Dressage-Introductory Level Test A

WESTERN DRESSAGE-INTRODUCTORY LEVEL TEST 1 (WALK-TROT GREEN HORSE)

Class:

161208 8-19 years old Western Dressage-Introductory Level Test 1

WALK-TROT GREEN HORSE TRAIL

Class:

161209 8-19 years old

WALK-TROT GREEN HORSE RIDING PATTERN

Contact Superintendent for pattern information.

Class:

161210 8-19 years old

WALK-TROT GREEN HORSE “REINING” PATTERN

Contact Superintendent for pattern information.

Class:

161211 8-19 years old

DIVISION 15: WALK ONLY

Awards: Each class 1st-6th Strip Ribbons; Premiums paid, except as noted. See horse department rule #25 for explanation of age splits.

Rules:

Exhibitors showing in Walk Only classes are not allowed to show in any two or three gaited classes including Gymkhana. They may show in Costume Class and Vaulting. Any exhibitor showing in any two or three gaited class may not show in any walk only class. Similarly, Exhibitors showing in Walk Only classes are not allowed to show in any Walk-Trot classes or any three gaited classes.

While these classes are for novice riders, a minimum level of skill is necessary. Riders should be able to ride independently (without leaders or side-walkers) and generally be capable of controlling their horse/pony under normal situations. Superintendent and/or Fair Board representative reserve the right to change classes or disqualify exhibitors who are not able to meet these criteria.

ENGLISH WALK ONLY FITTING & SHOWING

Class:

161501 5-8 years old Competitive

WESTERN WALK ONLY FITTING & SHOWING

Class:

161502 5-8 years old Competitive

ENGLISH WALK ONLY EQUITATION

No premiums paid.

Class:

161503 5-8 years old Competitive

ENGLISH WALK ONLY PLEASURE

Class:

161504 5-8 years old competitive

WESTERN WALK ONLY HORSEMANSHIP

No premiums paid.

Class:

161505 5-8 years old competitive

WESTERN PLEASURE WALK ONLY

Class:

161506 5-8 years old competitive

WALK ONLY TRAIL

Class:

161507 5-8 years old


DIVISION 4: DRESSAGE/WESTERN DRESSAGE

Awards: Each class 1st-6th Strip Ribbons; Premiums paid; Grand/Reserve: Trophies; Premiums: Grand: $10/Reserve: $8. Memorial and Recognition Awards as described earlier. See horse department rule #25 for explanation of age splits.

Rules: Dressage/Western Dressage will be judged according to the current 4-H Horse and Pony Project/Show Rules and Regulations. Bits in question may be presented to the horse superintendent 30 minutes prior to the start of classes that day. The rider may have the tests read during the competition but no part of the test may be read more than once. The rider must ride at the designated time or will be disqualified, unless the rider has permission from the horse superintendent Introductory Test A is available at usdf.org.

Time Limit - 3 to 5 minutes for TRAINING LEVEL. COPY OF PATTERN MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE MSUE 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OFFICE IN PONTIAC, YOUR 4-H HORSE PROJECT LEADER OR FROM USEF.ORG.

DRESSAGE-TRAINING LEVEL-TEST l

Class:

160404 8-19 years old

Dressage-Training Level-Test 1 Grand

Championship (highest score)

DRESSAGE-TRAINING LEVEL-TEST ll

Class:

160407 8-19 years old

Dressage-Training Level-Test ll Grand

Championship (highest score)

DRESSAGE-TRAINING LEVEL-TEST lll

Class:

160409 8-19 years old

Dressage-Training Level-Test lll Grand Championship (highest score)

WESTERN DRESSAGE-BASIC LEVEL TEST 1

Class:

160414 8-19 years old

Western Dressage-Basic Level Test 1 Grand Championship (highest score)

WESTERN DRESSAGE-BASIC LEVEL TEST 2

Class:

160417 8-19 years old

Western Dressage-Basic Level Test 2 Grand Championship (highest score)

WESTERN DRESSAGE-BASIC LEVEL TEST 3

Class:

160419 8-19 years old

Western Dressage-Basic Level Test 3 Grand Championship (highest score)

DIVISION 5 - WESTERN PATTERN CLASSES

Awards: Each class 1st-6th Strip Ribbons; Premiums paid; Grand/Reserve: Trophies; Premiums: Grand: $10/Reserve: $8. Memorial and Recognition Awards as described earlier. See horse department rule #25 for explanation of age splits.

GREEN ENGLISH AND WESTERN RIDING PATTERN

Simple lead changes are allowed. See 4-H Horse and Pony Project/Show Rules and Regulations. http://msue.anr.msu.edu/uploads/234/40261/2016_Sta...

Class:

160501 8-19 years old

Green English And Western Pattern Riding Pattern Grand Championship

ENGLISH AND WESTERN RIDING PATTERN

Flying lead changes are required. See 4-H Horse and Pony Project/Show Rules and Regulations.

Class:

160504 8-19 years old

English and Western Riding Pattern Grand Championship

REINING-HORSE AND PONY-PATTERN #1

Refer to current 4-H Horse and Pony Project/Show Rules and Regulations.

Class:

160507 8-19 years old

Reining-Horse And Pony-Pattern #1 Grand Championship

REINING-HORSE AND PONY-PATTERN #2

Refer to current 4-H Horse and Pony Project/Show Rules and Regulations.

Class:

160510 8-19 years old

Reining-Horse And Pony-Pattern #2 Grand Championship

DIVISION 13 – RANCH HORSE

Awards: Each class 1st-6th Strip Ribbons; Premiums paid.

Rules: Ranch horse classes to be judged in accordance with American Ranch Horse Association rulebook.

Class:

161301 Ranch riding 8-19 years old

161302 Ranchmanship 8-19 years old

DIVISION 6-TRAIL

Awards: Each class 1st-6th Strip Ribbons; Premiums paid; Grand/Reserve: Trophies; Premiums: Grand: $10/Reserve: $8. Memorial and Recognition Awards as described earlier. See horse department rule #25 for explanation of age splits.

Rules: The Trail Class shall be an untimed event conducted and judged according to the current 4-H Horse and Pony Project/Show Rules and Regulations. ABSOLUTELY NO ONE will be allowed on the trail course at any time except when being judged. This also applies to those not entered in the class. Premiums will be forfeited if this is not observed.

TRAIL 1-INTERMEDIATE

Class:

160601 8-19 years old

Trail 1-Intermediate Grand Championship

TRAIL 2-ADVANCED

Class:

160604 8-19 years old

Trail 2 Advanced Grand Championship

DIVISION 7– GYMKHANA

Awards: Each class 1st-6th Strip Ribbons; Premiums paid; Grand/Reserve: Trophies; Premiums: Grand: $10/Reserve: $8. Memorial and Recognition Awards as described earlier. See horse department rule #25 for explanation of age splits.

POLEBENDING

Class:

160701 8-19 years old

Polebending Grand Championship

.

SPEED AND ACTION

Class:

160705 8-19 years old

Speed and Action Grand Championship

CLOVERLEAF

Class:

160709 8-19 years old

Cloverleaf Grand Championship

INDIANA FLAG RACE

Class:

160713 8-19 years old

Indiana Flag Race Grand Championship

KEYHOLE RACE

Class:

160717 8-19 years old

Keyhole Race Grand Championship

DOWN AND BACK

Class:

160730 8-19 years old

Down and Back Grand Championship

DIVISION 14-OPEN CLASSES

TWO PERSON RELAY

PREMIUMS ARE NOT PAID This class does not qualify for the Young Riders Gymkhana Trophy. Exhibitors are to identify teammates prior to the class and must provide this information to the superintendent (or designee). Each exhibitor may ride in this class only one time. All participants must enter class, no one not entered will be allowed to participate.

Class:

161421 8-19 years old

COSTUME CLASS

Premiums Paid Learning Objective: To show creativeness and agility of youth and equine.

Horse council will contribute the prize money for the costume class. 1st- $30.00; 2nd-$20.00; 3rd-$10.00 for each split.

This class is to provide entertainment to participants and the general public. Entries may ride, lead, or drive equine into the arena individually; partners, teams or groups with a time limit of 3 minutes, a card with a description of the costume(s) should be provided with your own announcer. If music is used participant MUST supply his/her own player and operator.

Costumes are to be created by the participant at appropriate age level and ability. Costume will be judged on originality and suitability of participant’s age. Costumes must be safe for the animal, exhibitor and spectators and must not cause discomfort to the animal.

Class:

161422 5-19 years old

VERSATILITY CLASS

Rules:

1. Classes will consist of English Pleasure, Western Pleasure and Cloverleaf

2.A 5 minute tack change will be given between classes. Anyone taking longer than this will be disqualified.

3.Helper will be allowed into the arena at the end of the first class. Helpers will line up on the rail and riders will go to them when the timer begins.

4.Cloverleaf portion will break all ties.

5.Scoring to be done silently. With a scoring system done by superintendent with results from the judge.

Class:

161425 8-19 years old

DIVISION 8- VAULTING

If any exhibitor is interested in competing in vaulting, please contact the Fair Office at 248-634-8830 by June 1, 2020.

DIVISION 9 - HORSE SCIENCE/REPORT PROJECTS

Awards: Each class 1st-6th; Strip Ribbons; Premiums paid; Best of Show: Trophy

NOTEBOOK AND POSTER/EXHIBIT

Rules: The notebook and poster will be brought in to the Fair Office on Saturday, July 11th by 1:00 pm. See Horse Rule #14.

Learning Objective: The youth will demonstrate knowledge gained through years of participation in the project area.

Class:

160901 15-19 years old

160902 9-14 years old

160903 5-8 years old

Notebook and Poster/Exhibit Best of Show

HORSE CONSUMER EDUCATION

Rules: PARTICIPATION IN OTHER COMPANION ANIMAL CLASSES IS NOT A PRE-REQUISITE FOR THIS DIVISION. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO OWN AN ANIMAL TO DO THIS!

Must be delivered to the Fair Office on Saturday, July 11th by 1:00 p.m. See Horse Rule #14. Exhibits and posters should contain information relating to a specific species area, e.g. housing, feed, diseases, breeds, consumer products, anatomy, uses, history, etc. Exhibitor may not display any animal or parts of an animal in their exhibit unless the Fair Board gives prior approval. (Club exhibits should see Dept. 71 for class descriptions and numbers)

Class:

160905 15-19 years old

160905 9-14 years old

160906 5-8 years old

HORSE CONSUMER EDUCATION Best of

Show

HORSE SCIENCE SKILLS FOR LIFE

Rules: Copy of Animal Science Skills for Life Project Book with completed activities for this year, along with an exhibit or display showing one activity or lesson identified in the completed activities. Project books are available at the 4-H Office in Pontiac. Must be delivered to the Fair

Office on Saturday, July 11th by 1:00 p.m. See Horse Rule #14.

Class:

160907 15-19 years old

160908 9-14 years old

160909 5-8 years old

Horse Science Skills for Life Best of

Show

HORSE RECORDS

Rules: Horse Records must be obtained from the Fair Office or Fair web site: www.oakfair.org. Completed projects are to be delivered to the Fair Office Saturday, July 11th by 1:00 pm. See Horse Rule #14.

Class:

160910 15-19 years old

160911 9-14 years old

160912 5-8 years old

Horse Records Best of Show

DIVISION 10 HORSE CONTESTS

HORSE CLEAN BARN & TENT AWARDS

These yearly awards are given to the Horse clubs/exhibitors who show a pride and understanding of keeping their stalls and aisles clean and presentable to the public. These awards will be judged all week long during Fair and turned into the Horse Superintendent, and the winners will be announced and awarded placing on Friday at award presentations. DO NOT PRE-REGISTER: All Horse Clubs/Exhibitors are automatically registered.

Class:

Clean Barn/Tent (1-8 Stalls)

2019 Winner: Milford Trail Blazers

Clean Barn/Tent (9 or more stalls)

2019 Winner: Executive Farms

HORSE BEAUTIFUL BARN & TENT AWARDS

These awards are given in recognition of the Horse clubs/exhibitors who demonstrate pride in their decorating and education to the public. The decorations chosen are at the clubs/exhibitors discretion. The information presented to the public is intended to educate about horses. The club name, if applicable, must be included in the exhibit. The judging will take place at posted time throughout Fair. Clubs/groups will be notified of judging times so exhibitors (NO parents) may be present during judging. All judges’ scores are to be presented to the Horse Superintendent. CENTER AISLE DECORATIONS ARE TO REMAIN UP IN THE BARN/TENTS UNTIL 5:00 PM SUNDAY, JULY 19TH. DO NOT PREREGISTER: All Horse Clubs/Exhibitors are automatically entered.

Class:

Beautiful Barn/Tent (1-8 Stalls)

2019 WinnerMilford Trail Blazers

Beautiful Barn/Tent (9 or more stalls)

2019 Winner: Paint Creek Valley

CHARLIE BROWN MEMORIAL AWARD CONTEST

2019 Winner: McKenzie Melosh

Rules: This contest is held in memory of the Dellinger Family horse, Charlie Brown, who strived to do his best for everyone who rode him. This contest is open to horse exhibitors who have gone through many hardships, challenges and obstacles throughout their life and puts forth their greatest efforts in the 4H horse project area. Applicants must submit a cover sheet including name, age, address, phone number, horse name along with an essay, not to exceed 500 words, and a 5X7 photo of the applicant and horse. Only the essay will be judged and therefore should not identify the applicant or horse and should explain goals, achievements and personal growth accomplished as a devoted equestrian and how the 4H horse project has helped them achieve their goals. Applications must be submitted to the Fair Office on Sunday, July 8th by 4:00 pm.

The award can only be won by an exhibitor once. The winner will be given a trophy.

Class:

161001 Charlie Brown Memorial Award Contest

HORSE DRILL TEAM CLASSES

See Department 54

Club Exhibit

Class 540801

STICK HORSE CONTEST

Demonstration Event only. 1st-6th

Strip Ribbons only. No premiums paid.

Exhibitor to create own stick horse prior to Fair. Stick horse to be “stabled” at Fair starting July 6th-Julyl 13th. Schedule in horse schedule. Open to exhibitors 5-19 years old.

Class:

161002 Fitting and Showing-Stick horse to be presented similar to horse fitting and showing class, including performing a pattern as determined by the Judge.

161003 Halter-To be judged based on construction quality, exhibitor provided back story (horse breed, discipline, background, temperament etc.) and consistency of construction to back story.

161004 Pleasure-Judged based on tack and rider attire consistency, performance of gaits (walk, trot/jog, canter/lope)

161005 Cloverleaf-Timed event around standard cloverleaf pattern.

161006 Polebending-Timed event around standard pole bending pattern.

161007 Steeplechase-Race event over jumps. Multiple contestants compete simultaneously.


DEPARTMENT 17

MINIATURE HORSE & DONKEY

Rules: All horse and barn rules apply for this department

Placing: 1st-6th place Strip Ribbons. Premiums paid unless otherwise noted. (Except for Fitting and Showing to be awarded rosettes). Grand Champion will receive $10.00 and a trophy, Reserve Grand Champion will receive $8.00 and a trophy.

Multiple children may use the same miniature horse subject to the restrictions of Horse Rule #16. Miniature horses and donkeys need a horse verification form and a negative coggins. Each exhibitor must verify miniature horse/donkey separately. You may enter up to two (2) miniature horses OR miniature donkeys.

To be eligible for class placings, all miniature horses must be 45 inches or less. All miniature horses will be measured prior to competing.

All miniature horse classes to be conducted according to the Michigan 4H Miniature Horse Show Guidelines;

www.canr.msu.edu/horses_ponies/uploads/files/Miniature-Horse-Rule-Book-Final-2019.pdf)

Horse/Donkey must be at least two years of age.

NOTE:

There will be a high point Champion and a Reserve Champion trophy for the high point winners.

Horse Notebook, Consumer Ed., Skills for Life and Records enter using Department classes.

DIVISION 00-CHECK IN/CHECK OUT DATES Rules:

  1. Multiple check-in/check-out times are available throughout the week.
  2. Exhibitors MUST check in prior to competing in any classes and may check out during the scheduled check-out time after all classes have been completed.
  3. A horse may check-in during any of the available check-in times prior to when its classes occur, not necessarily the one immediately prior.
  4. An individual horse may not check-in or check-out more than one time during Fair. For example, a horse showing on Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th only must check in on Saturday, July 11th and may check-out on Monday, July 13th. A horse showing on Saturday, July 11th and the Following Friday, July 17th, must check in on Saturday, July 11th and may not check out until the following Saturday, July 18th.
  5. Check in and Check Out dates to be indicated at time of Fair Entry by entering the classes listed in Division 00.
  6. Scheduled check out times are to include having a clean stall and checked by the Horse or Barn Superintendent.
  7. Questions should be referred to the Horse Superintendent PRIOR to the start of Fair to verify correct check-in/check-out days.


Check In Classes for 2020:

160001 Check In July 11, 8-11 AM

160002 Check In July 12, 8-11 AM

160003 Check In July 13, 8-10 AM

160004 Check In July 14, 8-10 AM

160005 Check In July 15, 8-10 AM

160006 Check in July 16, 8-10 AM

160007 Check in July 17 8-10 AM

Check Out Classes for 2020:

160008 Check Out July 13, 8-10 AM

160009 Check Out July 14, 8-10 AM

160010 Check Out July 15, 8-10 AM

160011 Check Out July 16, 8-10 AM

160012 Check Out July 17, 8-10 AM

160013 Check Out July 18, , 8-11 AM


DIVISION 1-FITTING & SHOWING

See horse department rule #25 for explanation of age splits.

Class:

170101 5-19 years old

Fitting and Showing Grand

Championship

DIVISION 2-HALTER

Classes to be split into two divisions by horse height if entries warrant (under 34” and 34”-38”).

Class:

HALTER-MARES

170201 5-19 years old

HALTER-GELDINGS

Class:

170204 5-19 years old

HALTER-COLOR (Solid)

Class:

170207 5-19 years old

HALTER-COLOR (Multi)

Class:

170210 5-19 years old

Halter Grand Championship

DIVISION 3-PATTERNHUNTER OVER FENCES

Class:

170301 5-19 years old

IN HAND CLOVERLEAF

Class:

170302 5-19 years old

IN HAND KEG BENDING

Class:

170303 5-19 years old

JUMPERS

Class:

170304 5-19 years old

DIVISION 4-OBSTACLES (TRAIL)

See horse department rule #25 for explanation of age splits.

Class:

170401 5-19 years old

Trail Grand Championship

DIVISION 5-DRIVING

NO PREMIUMS PAID

DRIVING-REINSMANSHIP

Class:

170501 8-19 years old

DRIVING-PLEASURE

170502 8-19 years old

DRIVING-CLOVERLEAF

170503 8-19 years old

DRIVING-DRESSAGE

170504 8-19 years old

COSTUME CLASS

Note: Miniature Horse and regular horse costume class are combined. No separate miniature horse costume class will be held.

Premiums Paid Learning Objective: To show creativeness and agility of youth and equine.

Horse council will contribute the prize money for the costume class. 1st- $30.00; 2nd-$20.00; 3rd-$10.00 for each split.

This class is to provide entertainment to participants and the general public. Entries may ride, lead, or drive equine into the arena individually; partners, teams or groups with a time limit of 3 minutes, a card with a description of the costume(s) should be provided with your own announcer. If music is used participant MUST supply his/her own player and operator.

Costumes are to be created by the participant at appropriate age level and ability. Costume will be judged on originality and suitability of participant’s age. Costumes must be safe for the animal, exhibitor and spectators and must not cause discomfort to the animal.

Class:

160722 5-19 years old


HORSES – ADULT EXHIBITOR

DEPARTMENT 18

1.Adult exhibitor is anyone 18 years and over who either is no longer eligible for the youth age group or wishes to participate as an adult exhibitor. No cross entry in Department 16 or 17 is allowed.

2.ALL general rules, barn rules and horse department rules apply and shall be followed, except as specifically allowed in these rules.

3.Protective riding helmets are strongly encouraged, particularly for Hunt Seat and gymkhana classes, but are not required.

4.For all classes, placing 1 through 3, with Rosettes awarded, except as noted. Premiums paid according to the following schedule: 1st - $5; 2nd - $4; 3rd - $2. No premiums paid for equitation / horsemanship classes.

5.Horse sharing between adult and youth exhibitor is allowed so long as the total class limit of 35 classes per horse is met.

6.Adult exhibitors may ONLY ride the horse they have entered at the fair. To prevent “schooling” of youth entered horses, all adult exhibitors must wear their exhibitor number while mounted on a horse on the fair grounds.

7.Adult classes to occur on the same day as the equivalent youth class for each discipline, following the completion of all youth classes. (See daily horse schedule.)

8.Adult exhibitors may exhibit up to two horses plus up to two miniature horse/donkey. Check-in / check-out to occur on the same schedule as youth exhibitors.

9.Adult exhibitors are not required to submit a horse verification form but must meet all fair entry deadlines.

DIVISION 00-CHECK IN/CHECK OUT DATES Rules:

  1. Multiple check-in/check-out times are available throughout the week.
  2. Exhibitors MUST check in prior to competing in any classes and may check out during the scheduled check-out time after all classes have been completed.
  3. A horse may check-in during any of the available check-in times prior to when its classes occur, not necessarily the one immediately prior.
  4. An individual horse may not check-in or check-out more than one time during Fair. For example, a horse showing on Saturday, July 6th and Sunday, July 7th only must check in on Saturday, July 6th and may check-out on Monday, July 8th. A horse showing on Saturday, July 6th and the Following Friday, July 12th, must check in on Saturday, July 6th and may not check out until the following Saturday, July 13 th.
  5. Check in and Check Out dates to be indicated at time of Fair Entry by entering the classes listed in Division 00.
  6. Scheduled check out times are to include having a clean stall and checked by the Horse or Barn Superintendent.
  7. Questions should be referred to the Horse Superintendent PRIOR to the start of Fair to verify correct check-in/check-out days.


Check In Classes for 2020:

160001 Check In July 11, 8-11 AM

160002 Check In July 12, 8-11 AM

160003 Check In July 13, 8-10 AM

160004 Check In July 14, 8-10 AM

160005 Check In July 15, 8-10 AM

160006 Check in July 16, 8-10 AM

160007 Check in July 17 8-10 AM

Check Out Classes for 2020:

160008 Check Out July 13, 8-10 AM

160009 Check Out July 14, 8-10 AM

160010 Check Out July 15, 8-10 AM

160011 Check Out July 16, 8-10 AM

160012 Check Out July 17, 8-10 AM

160013 Check Out July 18, , 8-11 AM


DIVISION 1-FITTING & SHOWING

Class:

180101 English Fitting & Showing

180102 Western Fitting & Showing

DIVISION 2-EQUITATION/HORSEMANSHIP

Class:

180201 Hunt Seat Equitation

180202 Saddle Seat Equitation

180203 Bareback Hunt Seat Equitation

180204 Bareback Saddle Seat Equitation

180205 English Equitation-Walk-Trot

180206 Equitation Over Fences

Prior jumping experience or instruction is required. Horse course will be 6-8 fences not to exceed three feet.

Class:

180207 Western Horsemanship

180208 Bareback Western Horsemanship

180209 Western Horsemanship-Walk-Trot

180210 Commands

This class is judged as a “Simon Says” type of class. The Judge will be judging this event from the announcer’s booth. Only the judge will determine the immediate response of horse and rider to basic commands to include, but not limited to, walk, trot, canter, counter canter, and halt. The judge will determine all eliminations. Only the Judge, clerk, and announcer will be allowed in the booth during this event.

DIVISION 3-PLEASURE

Class:

180301 Hunt Seat Pleasure

180302 Saddle Seat Pleasure

180303 English Pleasure-Walk-Trot

180304 Hunter Over Fences

Prior jumping experience or instruction is required. Horse course will be 6-8 fences not to exceed three feet.

180305 Hunter Hack

At the Judges discretion the horses will be judged on the flat and over two cross pole jumps not to exceed 18 inches.

180306 Western Pleasure

180307 Western Pleasure-Walk-Trot

DIVISION 4-PATTERN CLASS

Class:

180401 Green English and Western Riding Pattern-Simple lead changes are allowed. See 4-H Horse and Pony Project/Show Rules and Requirements.

180402 English and Western Riding Pattern

Flying lead changes are required. See 4-H Horse and Pony Project/Show Rules and Requirements.

180403 Reining Pattern #1

See 4-H Horse and Pony Project/Show Rules and Requirements.

180404 Reining Pattern #2

See 4-H Horse and Pony Project/Show Rules and Requirements.

DIVISION 5-TRAIL

Rules: The Trail Class shall be an untimed event conducted and judged according to the current 4-H Horse and Pony Project/Show Rules and Regulations. ABSOLUTELY NO ONE will be allowed on the trail course at any time except when being judged. This also applies to those not entered in the class. Premiums will be forfeited if this is not observed.

Class:

180501 Trail 1-Intermediate

180502 Trail 2-Advanced

180503 Walk-Trot Trail

DIVISION 6- GYMKHANA

Class:

180601 Cloverleaf

180602 Polebending

180603 Speed and Action

180604 Indiana Flag Race

180605 Keyhole

180606 Down and Back

180607 Two-person relay (adult/youth teams allowed. See Department 16, same class name, for applicable rules.)

DIVISION 7-DRESSAGE/WESTERN DRESSAGE

Rules: Dressage/Western Dressage will be judged according to the current 4-H Horse and Pony Project/Show Rules and Regulations. Bits in question may be presented to the horse superintendent 30 minutes prior to the start of classes that day. The rider may have the tests read during the competition but no part of the test may be read more than once. The rider must ride at the designated time or will be disqualified, unless the rider has permission from the horse superintendent.

Time Limit - 3 to 5 minutes for TRAINING LEVEL. COPY OF PATTERN MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE MSUE 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OFFICE IN PONTIAC, YOUR 4-H HORSE PROJECT LEADER OR from USEF.ORG.

Class:

180701 Dressage-Introductory Level Test A (Walk-Trot)

180702 Dressage-Training Level Test I

180703 Dressage Training Level Test II

180704 Dressage- Training Level Test III

180705 Western Dressage-Introductory Level Test 1 (Walk-Trot)

180706 Western Dressage

Basic Level Test I

180707 Western Dressage Basic Level Test 2

180708 Western Dressage Basic Level Test 3

DIVISION 8-COSTUME

This class is to provide entertainment to participants and the general public. Entries may ride, lead, or drive equine into the arena individually; partners, teams or groups with a time limit of 3 minutes, a card with a description of the costume(s) should be provided with your own announcer. If music is used participant MUST supply his/her own player and operator. Costumes are to be created by the participant at appropriate ability. Costume will be judged on originality and suitability. Costumes must be safe for the animal, exhibitor and spectators and must not cause discomfort to the animal.

Class:

180801 Adult Costume Class

DIVISION 9-MINIATURE HORSE

Class:

180901 Fitting and Showing

180902 Halter-Mares

180903 Halter-Geldings

180904 Halter-Color (Solid)

180905 Halter-Color (Multi)

180906 Hunter Over Fences

180915 Jumpers

180907 In Hand Cloverleaf

180908 In Hand Keg Bending

180909 Obstacles (Trail)

180910 Driving-Reinsmanship

180911 Driving-Pleasure

180913 Driving -Cloverleaf

180914 Driving-Dressage

2020 DAILY HORSE SCHEDULE

(Specific times may be subject to change. Refer to posted and/or announced information at fair for any updates.)

Saturday 7/11/2020

8AM - 11AM Check-In (English Classes)

11:45PM Pledges

12PM Huntseat Fitting & Showing

English W/T, W Fitting & Showing

Saddleseat Fitting & Showing

Adult English Fitting & Showing

4 PM Hunt Seat F&S Grand Championship

Saddle Seat F&S Grand Championship

5 PM Saddleseat Equitation

Saddleseat Pleasure

Saddleseat Bareback

Adult Saddleseat Classes

Saddle Seat Equitation Grand Champ

Saddle Seat Pleasure Grand Champ

Saddle Seat Bareback Grand Champ

Drill Teams

7PM

Sunday 7/12/2020

8 am-10 am Check-Out & Check-In

9:45AM Pledges

10AM Huntseat Equitation

English Equitation W/T, W

Huntseat Pleasure

English Pleasure W/T, W

Huntseat Bareback

Adult Huntseat Classes

2PM Hunter Hack

Adult Hunter Hack

Equitation Over Fences

Hunter Over Fences

Adult Over Fences Classes

4PM Hunt Seat Equitation Grand Champ

Hunt Seat Pleasure Grand Champ

Hunt Seat Bareback Grand Champ

Dressage Seat Equitation

Dressage Seat Equitation Grand Champ

Dressage Suitability

Dressage Suitability Grand Championship

6PM Stick Horse Classes

Monday 7/13/2020

8AM - 10AM Check-Out & Check-In

8:45AM Pledges

9AM (posted ride times) Dressage

Adult Dressage

Western Dressage

Tuesday 7/14/2020

8am-10 am Check-Out & Check-In

9:45AM Pledges

10AM Western Fitting & Showing

Western W/T Fitting & Showing

Adult Western Fitting & Showing

12 PM Western F&S Grand Championship

1PM English & Western Riding

Adult English & Western Riding

4PM Versatility

Wednesday 7/15/2020

8AM - 10AM Check-Out & Check-In

9:45AM Pledges

10:00AM 5-7 Non-Competitive

Protégé

2PM Western Horsemanship

Western Horsemanship W/T, W

Western Pleasure

Western Pleasure W/T, W

Commands

Adult Commands

Western Bareback

Adult Western Classes

4 PM Western Horsemanship Grand Championship

Western Pleasure Grand Championship

Western Bareback Grand Championship

Thursday, 7/16/2020

8AM-10AM Check-Out & Check-In

8:45 AM Pledges

9AM Trail 1

Trail Intro (W/T)

Trail Intro (W)

Trail 2

1 PM Miniature Horse Fitting & Showing

Miniature Horse Halter

Miniature Horse Trail

3 PLM Reining 1

Reining 2

6PM Showmanship Sweepstakes

7:30 PM Costume Class

Adult Costume Class

Friday 7/17/2020

8AM - 11AM Check-Out & Check-In

9:45AM Pledges

10AM Miniature Horse Jumping Classes

Miniature Horse Gymkhana Classes

Noon Gymkhana Classes

5PM Miniature Horse Jumping Classes

Miniature Horse Gymkhana Classes

7PM Presentation of All Horse Awards

Saturday 7/18/2019

8AM - 11AM Check-Out

10AM Proud Equestrian Program


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