All Riders, parents and trainers are responsible for reading and following Rules and Division & Class specifications
Hall County Equine Classic Horse Shows are open to all youth ages 19 and under. 4-H membership is not required.
Judges Decision is Final.
Any act of discourtesy to judges, show management or any other official of the show on the part of any owner, rider, parent, trainer, or groom will result in disqualification of any rider and/or horse with which they are associated and no refunds will be made.
Splitting of Classes: Show management reserves the right to combine, divide or cancel classes at their discretion. Classes may be split to accommodate age and skill levels and to maintain safety. In the event a class needs to be split, all riders will enter the arena and the Judge will determine the split of the class. Group A will remain in the ring and group B will be judged as a separate group.
Helmets are mandatory for all Hunt Seat classes. Helmets are to meet ASTM/SEI standards. Chin straps are to be fastened. Helmets may be worn in all Western classes at no penalty from the judge.
Numbers must be worn any time a rider is mounted.
Horses are not to be ridden through the barns.
Horses must be kept at a walk in the barn area and covered aisles even if being led.
Jumping Warm up: Cross rails and over fences warm-up will be announced in the schedule. Warm up in the jumping area is limited to five horses in the ring at one time. Please use common courtesy to the other riders in the Warm up ring and in the Jumping warm up area to avoid any accidents.
Riders may enter one Western division and one Hunt Seat division with the exception of the Pleasure Horse division. The division level is determined by the rider’s ability with the exception of the Green Horse classes and Pony Hunter division. See division specifications for details Divisions Beginners may not enter ANY class which Canters/Lopes.
Division Horse/Rider Champions from previous Equine Classic Horse shows must move to the next division level of competition. Once a Horse/rider moves up into a higher division, they are no longer eligible to compete in a lower division. Cross entries will be disqualified and you will forfeit your entry fees. Exception - Beginning Division RIDERS Champions will move to the next highest division regardless of the horse ridden.
Mandatory fees include stall fees $19, shavings fee $6.50 each (and the $10 office fee if not pre-registered). If additional stalls are needed for tack and or feed, they will need to be paid at the $19 per stall rate as well.
Stallions are not allowed in any Equine Youth Classic Horse Show nor on the show grounds during the event.
Dogs must be on a leash at all times
All children should be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
Attire: Riders shall wear either a Western hat or a helmet at no penalty from the judge. Clean, appropriate riding boots are required. Shirts with a collar and long sleeves are required. Spurs, chaps, etc. are optional. Ball caps are NOT acceptable.
Tack: Horse shall be shown with a stock saddle. Silver tack and equipment will not be given favor over simpler tack. A snaffle, curb, half-breed or spade bit is permissible. A martingale, tie-down or noseband is prohibited. Snaffle, hackamores, or bosals may be used on junior horses only. Riders will be penalized for riding two handed when showing in a solid bit. No mechanical hackamores or wire curbs.
Attire: Riders shall wear ASTM approved helmets at all times. Formal show attire is not required. Breeches, jodhpurs/leggings worn with tall boots or paddock boots and a collared polo shirt, tucked in with a belt are acceptable. Judging will be based on neatness of rider, not on attire. Hair should be contained in a bun, braid, hairnet or rider’s helmet for neatness and safety.
Tack: Horses must be shown in a clean, adjusted hunter bridle with noseband with any regulation English bit (snaffle, kimberwick, pelham, etc.). Figure eight, flash and drop nosebands are not allowed. Standing martingales are optional in over fences classes. Martingales are not allowed in any under saddle class. Running martingales, draw reins, hackamores, boots or bandages are prohibited.
WARNING: Under Georgia law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in activities resulting from the inherent risk of equine activities, pursuant to Chapter 12 of Title 4 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.