& Classes: Classes entered and shows attended
are to the discretion of The Village Farm.
Exhibitors: All exhibitors under
the age of 18 must be accompanied with a parent or guardian over
the age of 25 the entire show. This guardian will be the one responsible
for making sure the rider is on time and completes all tasks required.
: Keep the stabling area neat. There are no promises
of a groom and when there isn't, you must pitch in and do your
equal share. Be friendly to show staff, teammates, competitors
and spectators regardless of their knowledge or lack there of.
This is not a full service show barn.
Schooling areas can be congested. Maintain your gait
when passing. Stopping to let someone go can lead to a pile up.
Pass to the right or left shoulder to left shoulder. Have common
sense, if someone is circling inside then this rules does not
Turnout: Horses must be clipped (fetlocks, outside
of ears, face and 1” bridle path). Mane must be braided
in a Classic. Regular jumper classes do not require braiding.
Pulled manes for jumper classes are to be no longer than 5-6”.
Tail is to be “banged” off at pasterns. During winter
months body clipping may be required.
Turnout: You must dress properly with polished
boots (tall boots if over 13, Tailor Sportsman type breeches,
acceptable collared riding shirt and hunt coat for all classes,
black gloves and an APPROVED black helmet without any cover or
adornments and hair neatly tucked up in hair net without wispy
hairs. No dangle jewelry. For schooling classes you may wear a
collared show shirt, no polo shirts.
Home: Your horses work hard for you at shows.
Make them comfortable after the show.1) Remove braids and wet
mane until straight; 2) set up legs if in multiple over fences
classes; 3) If your horse missed dinner be sure to feed him.
2017 show year starts on December 1, 2016. To compete at the rated
shows you must be a member of USEF and USHJA. Please join as soon
as possible. To join visit www.usef.org
. If you have any questions with the form please let me know
and I will assist you in filling it out. Obtain a horse ID number
from the same organization. Also I need a copy of this document
in the show book.
familiar with USEF rules for your division. Show respect for the
judge and all the show officials. No cell phone use while mounted.
members are encouraged to aid teammates in preparing to enter
the show ring and to cheer them on. To promote team unity and
spirit: The team leaves The Village Farm together in the early
hours of the morning and leaves the shows together in the afternoon,