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					                                             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.
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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).
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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”.

				
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