Welcome to Our 37th Year! Short Circuit Horse Show Association 2002 Calendar Our Short Circuit is a group of local unrecognized shows seeking to promote healthy competition and good sportsmanship among riders. All member / exhibitors are eligible for year- end high score awards and ribbons through fourth place in the following divisions: Leadline, Pre-Short Stirrup, Beginner, Young Entry, Small/Medium Pony, Large Pony, Children’s Hunter, Adult-Amateur Hunter, Horse Pleasure, Pony Pleasure, Equitation Classics and the VA Pony Breeders Association (VPBA) Pony Hunter. Some of Our Additional Year-End Awards are Grand Champion and Reserve Performance, Grand Champion and Reserve Equitation, High Score Welsh Pony, High Score Half Welsh Pony, Best Young Children’s Pony, Top Trainer, Grooms Award, Best Child Rider, Most Improved Pony, Most Improved Rider, Sportsmanship Award and many other fun awards! Please join us and have a fun and competitive show season! Saturday Hunter Classics Joyce Starts 8:00 April 20 Of Warrenton Ainsworth School til 7:45 540-341-8156 @ Warrenton Saturday VFD Show 8:00 HorseRing April 27 @ Philomont Rick Cockrill 8:30 Pony Ring 540-338-3220 Yes Schooling Saturday Foxchase Maureen Starts 8:00 May 11 @ Middleburg Handley Schooling 540-687-5255 7:15-7:45 Sunday Compass Rose Starts 8:30 May 19 @ Haymarket Judy Grass Schooling 703-754-3861 7:30-8:15 Saturday Chimney Hill Horse 8:00 May 25 @ Philomont Graham Alcock Pony 8:30 540-338-6682 Yes Schooling Saturday Hunter Classics Joyce Starts 8:00 June 15 Of Warrenton Ainsworth School til 7:45 540-341-8156 @ Warrenton Sunday Cedar Spring Cynthia Hair Starts 9:00 540-347-7897 June 23 @ Warrenton School til 8:45 Sunday TWA/ Rosemont Gigi Winslett 8:30 540-825-2825 July 21 @Fredericksburg School til 8:15 Saturday Foxchase Maureen Starts 8:00 August 10 @ Middleburg Handley Schooling 540-687-5255 7:15-7:45 Saturday Piedmont Valley Graham Alcock 8:00 HorseRing 540-338-6682 August 24 @ Upperville 9:00 Pony Ring No Schooling Saturday Movern Park Marcia Keene Starts 8:00 703-777-2890 September 7 @ Leesburg Yes Schooling Sunday Compass Rose Starts 8:30 October 13 @ Haymarket Judy Grass Schooling 703-754-3861 7:30-8:15 Welcome to Our 37th Year! Sunday Committee Starts 9:00 540-635-1470 Oct. 27 Must Benefit Show Beth Stone School til 8:45 Must Attend for Attend for Year @ Warrenton Year Pts. To Pts. To Count Count Rules & Regulations 1. Exhibitors at Short Circuit shows shall be responsible for complying with all Short Circuit Horse Show Association (SCHSA) rules. Rude and unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. The show committee and/or the Short Circuit Committee reserves the right to bar any exhibitor or trainer from the grounds of member shows and from the grounds of future SCHSA shows for any infraction of these rules. Ignorance of these Rules and Regulations is not an excuse. 2. In order for points to be recorded towards year-end awards, one must be a member of the SCHSA. Individual membership is $10 per year for individual junior or senior members or $15 per year for a family. POINTS ARE NOT RETROACTIVE. 3. In order for any member’s/ exhibitor’s year end cumulative points to count for year-end banquet awards the member / exhibitor must show at our Committee Show on October 27th.Only excused with a vet or doctors excuse! 4. Junior riders must not have reached their 18th birthday as of December 1, 2001. A birth certificate MUST be produced if the age of the rider is questioned in any division where age is a specification for eligibility. 5. Hard hats with harness properly secured are REQUIRED FOR ALL JUNIORS. Hard hats must be worn at all times by EVERYONE WHILE THEY ARE MOUNTED. Management reserves the right to do what it deems necessary to ensure safe schooling. 6. Points are awarded for six ribbons per class are: 7,5,4,3,2,1. 7. Negative Coggins test required within one year of date of show. 8. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor, the owner, and the trainer to enter animals and exhibitors only in divisions in which they are eligible. Any animal exhibited is subject to a height protest. If another exhibitor protests your animal, a licensed veterinarian or steward prior to the next Short Circuit show must measure your animal at a mutually convenient time and place. The owner, the protester, and a representative of the SCHSA must be present at the time of the measurement in order for the animal to be eligible for future SCHSA competitions. The Protest must be made in writing by a member of the SCHSA showing in the same class as the animal in question, on the same date as the horse show, to a member of the SCHSA Committee, together with a $50 non-refundable fee. 9. Hunter classes to be judged on performance, manners, way of going, soundness and suitability. 10. Exhibitors in the Virginia Pony Breeders Association division must comply with all current VPBA rules for points to count. The pony must be registered with the VPBA, shown under its registered name and in the name of its last recorded owner who must be a member of the VPBA. VPBA ponies are to be ridden by junior exhibitors. VPBA to be ran as a separate division. 11. The show management has the right to split or combine classes or divisions when 3 or less exhibitors show. 12. The member shows and/or SCHSA will not be responsible for accident, loss, or injuries to exhibitors, spectators, animals or equipment. 13. SCHSA shows are designed for hunter seat riding on horses and ponies by Juniors and Adults. Proper attire and equipment is expected at all times, with the exception of removal of jackets at the discretion of the judge. Welcome to Our 37th Year! 14. Trainers name must be on each entry blank at the shows and each member/exhibitor must list the trainer for their ponies and horses on their Short Circuit Membership Form prior to them receiving points in order for points to count for the year-end trainer award. Division Specifications In the divisions listed below, year-end awards will be made to the top four riders accumulating the most points during the season. LEADLINE: For riders 6 years of age and under. Rider not eligible for any other classes and must not have competed in any class other than Leadline. Rider to be led at the walk. Pony to be on lead at all times. Division consists of three classes: (1) 100% pony suitability and manners; (2) 100% rider equitation; and (3) 50% equitation/50% pony suitability. PRE-SHORT STIRRUP: Anti-grazing reins are acceptable for this division only. For riders 9 years of age and under. Not eligible for other classes in show and must not have ever competed over fences or shown at the canter. Divisions consists of three classes: (1) Walk; (2) Walk & trot; and (3) Walk, trot, sit- trot, & jump position at the walk. BEGINNER: For riders 10 years and under. May cross enter into the Pleasure Division only. Must not have shown at any show over jumps exceeding 18” in height. Division consists of three classes: (1) Walk & trot; (2) 4 fences at 18” - may trot or canter (not combination of both); and (3) same as class 2. YOUNG ENTRY EQUITATION: May not cross enter in Junior Equitation. For riders 12 years of age and under. Jumps not to exceed 2 feet. May cross enter into Pleasure, VPBA, Small/Medium and other divisions as long as the jumps do not exceed 2 feet. Must not have shown at other shows jumping higher than 2 feet. Divisions consists of three classes: (1) Eight fences at 2 feet; (2) same as class 1; and (3) Walk, trot and canter. PONY EQUITATION CLASSIC: One class for riders 18 years of age and under. Judged on hands, seat, guidance and control of mount. To be ridden over a separate course of at least 8 fences. Riders completing the course will return to work on the flat. Over fences phase to count 50%, flat phase 50%. Run in accordance with VHSA guidelines. Small/medium ponies to jump 2’, large ponies to jump 2’6” CHILDREN’S HUNTER EQUITATION CLASSIC: One class for riders 18 years of age and under. Judged on hands, seat, guidance and control of mount. To be ridden over a separate course of at least 8 fences. Riders completing the course will return to work on the flat. Over fences phase to count 50%, flat phase 50%. Run in accordance with VHSA guidelines. To jump 2’6” or 3’ (rider’s choice) ADULT EQUITATION CLASSIC: Open to adults only. Judged on hands, seat, guidance and control of mount. To be ridden over a separate course of at least 8 fences. Riders completing the course will return to work on the flat. Over fences phase to count 50%, flat phase 50%. Run in accordance with VHSA guidelines. To jump 2’6” or 3’ (rider’s choice) In the following six divisions, year-end awards will be awarded to the top four Horses/Ponies accumulating the most points during the season: PONY PLEASURE: Open to Juniors and Adults on ponies. Division consists of three classes; (1) Walk & trot; (2) Walk, trot & canter; and (3) Walk & Go as you please. HORSE PLEASURE: Open to Juniors or Adults on horses. Division consists of same classes as Hunter Pony Pleasure (above). The following divisions will consist of 3 classes: (1) over 8 fences; (2) over 8 fences; and (3) Under saddle. Each divisions should have at lease four entries to fill the section. Otherwise small/medium and large ponies may be combined and the Children’s/Adult-Amateur may be combined. SMALL-MEDIUM PONY HUNTER: For Junior riders. Small ponies not to exceed 12.2h and to jump 2 feet; Medium ponies are over 12.2 h but not to exceed 13.2h and to jump 2 feet. LARGE PONY HUNTER: For Junior Riders. Large ponies are over 13.2h but not to exceed 14.2h and jump 2’6”. CHILDREN’S HUNTER: For Junior Riders on horses over 14.2h and to jump 2’6” or 3’ (rider’s choice). Welcome to Our 37th Year! ADULT-AMATEUR HUNTER: Open to adults who qualify as amateurs. May ride horses or ponies to jump 2’6” or 3” (rider’s choice). VIRGINIA PONY BREEDERS ASSOCIATION: Open to Junior riders on ponies that are properly registered with the VPBA, exhibited under their registered name and in the name of its last recorded owner who must be a current member of the VPBA. Small/medium ponies jump 2’ and large ponies jump 2’6”.