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APPROVED POINT CLASSES
 

Model Class (Horse to be Nominated)

To enter the ring at any gait - gait not to be considered for judging. (Stand horse up on rail. To be judged on Breed characteristics only.)

(Horse to be nominated) Open, All Ages

Saddle Type, All Ages

Stock   Type,   Western/Hunt   Tack,   All Ages

(Open classes, individual Breed Rules will apply.)

Halter Class (Horse to be Nominated)

To be judged on conformation, movement and breed characteristics. Enter at optional gait (Trot or Flat Walk, Stand up, walk to judge, and be individually evaluated)

Saddle Type, All Ages

Stock Type, Western/Hunt Tack, All Ag- es

American Saddlebred, All Ages Arabian, Open, All Ages

Half Arabian, Open, All Ages Arabian, Amateur, All Ages (Points to count in *JTH, ATH, AATH, *JOTH,

AOTH, AAOTH - NO Championships.) Half Arabian, Amateur, All Ages (Points to count in *JTH, ATH, AATH, *JOTH, AOTH, AAOTH - NO Championships.) Arabian/Half Arabian Halter, All Ages Miniature Horse Halter Open 38” & Under Morgan, All Ages

Pony, All Ages (No Miniature Horses) Registered Quarter Horse, Open, All Ages Registered Stock-Type, All Ages

Open to any animal registered with AQHAFQHA-APHA-ApHC   &   Jockey Club.   Registration papers must be sub- mitted for verification at entry time.

TWH Halter Weanling/Yearling TWH Halter Fillies 5 & Under Welsh/Part Welsh Halter, All Ages

Yearling Long Line, Open (New 2014) (Open classes individual Breed Rules will apply)

American Saddlebred

(Contact Breed Rep or Point Recorder to see how subdivisions are counted.) (Horse to be nominated)

Five Gaited Open

Junior hors/Novice Horse Amateur

Ladies

*Junior Exhibitor, Rider 17 Yrs. & Under

Three Gaited Open

Junior horse/Novice Amateur

Ladies

*Junior Exhibitor, Rider 17 Yrs. & Under

Fine Harness Open

Junior (4 Yrs. & Under) Amateur

Park

Three Gaited

(Judged according to USEF rules.)

 (Horse to be nominated)

(Any cross entries at the same show prohibited. Classes may be divided by Adult,  18  &  Over  or  *Junior  Exhibitor,    Rider 17 Yrs. & Under)

Country Pleasure

Three Gaited English Country Pleasure, All Ages

Three Gaited English Country Pleasure, 18 & Over

*Three Gaited English Country Pleasure, 17 Yrs. & Under

Three Gaited Western Country Pleasure Driving Country Pleasure

Hunter Country Pleasure American Saddlebred Pleasure

Three Gaited English Show Pleasure, 18 Yrs. & Over

*Three Gaited English Show Pleasure, 17 Yrs. & Under

Five Gaited Show Pleasure Driving Show Pleasure

Park Pleasure

3-gaited open Amateur

Junior Horse/Novice Equitation

*17 Yrs. & Under/Championship

*17 Yrs. & Under 18 Yrs. & Over

Arabian/Half Arabian

(Judged according to USEF rules.)  Arabian/Half Arabian Registration Papers required

(Contact Breed Rep or Point Recorder to see how subdivisions are counted.) (Horse to be nominated)

Show must specify Arabian and/or Half Arabian on Class List.

Show Managers: Purebred and Half Arabians may be combined for points if the class title includes Arabian/Half Arabian on Class List.

Arabian/Half Arabian Country English

(Horse to be nominated)

Country English Pleasure, Open

(Extreme  speed  at  the  Hand  Gallop  to  be penalized)

Country English Pleasure, Amateur (Points to count in JTR, ATR, AATR, JOTR, AOTR, AAOTR)

*Country Pleasure English,

Junior Exhibitor, 18 Yrs & Under Arabian/Half Arabian English (Horse to be nominated)

English Pleasure, Open

(Extreme  speed  at  the  Hand  Gallop  to  be penalized)

English Pleasure Amateur

(Points to count in JTR, ATR, AATR, JOTR, AOTR, AAOTR)

 *English              Pleasure,             Jr             Exhibitor,

18 & Under

Arabian/Half Arabian Hunter

(Horse to be nominated) Hunter Pleasure, Open Hunter Pleasure, Amateur

(Points to count in JTR, ATR, AATR, JOTR, AOTR, AAOTR)

*Hunter Pleasure, Junior Exhibitor, 18 Yrs. & Under

Arabian/Half Arabian Native Costume

(Horse to be nominated)

(To be judged 75% Performance & Manners, 25% Costume - Extreme speed at the Hand Gallop to be penalized) Enter at Canter

Native Costume, Open Native Costume, Amateur,

(Points to count in JTR, ATR, AATR, JOTR, AOTR, AAOTR)

*Native Costume, Junior Exhibitor, 18 Yrs. & Under

Arabian/Half Arabian Pleasure Driving

(Horse to be nominated) Pleasure Driving

Arabian/Half Arabian Western

(Horse to be nominated)

Western Pleasure, Open

(Extreme  speed  at  the  Hand  Gallop  to  be penalized)

Western Pleasure, Amateur

(Points to count in JTR, ATR, AATR, JOTR, AOTR, AAOTR)

*Western Pleasure, Junior Exhibitor, 18 Yrs. & Under

Arabian/Half      Arabian                Walk-Trot 10 & Under

(Horse to be nominated)

*Walk-Trot 10 & Under

Western, Saddle Seat, Hunt Seat

(Walk-Optional   Gait   classes   will   not count as points in this class)

Arabian/Half Arabian Walk-Trot Equitation, 10 & Under

(Rider to be nominated, NO Payback)

*Walk-Trot 10 & Under Equitation Western/Saddle Seat /Hunt Seat

(Walk-Optional Gait classes will not count as points in this class)

(Judged according to USEF rules)

 Fox Trot (Horse to be nominated) (Contact Breed Rep or Point Recorder to see how subdivisions are counted.)

 Open, Will Canter

Amateur Open, No Canter

Novice Rider, No Canter (Rider nominated) Rider cannot have won more than a combination of three (3) first through third placings in non-novice Fox Trotting classes during the previous calendar year.

(Rule does not apply to Juvenile riders.) Rule does not apply if non-novice classes are  not  full  classes,  (5)  five  or  more horses.)

Junior, 4 Years & Under, No Canter Ladies Open, No Canter

Men’s Open, No Canter

*Juvenile             Rider,    No          Canter  (Rider nominated)

Fox Trot Western Pleasure, No Canter Fox Trot Trail

(Judged according to the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association rules.)  Miniature Horse (Horse to be nominated) Miniature Horse Halter Open 38” & Under Miniature  Horse  Driving  Open  38”  & Under

Morgan (Horse to be nominated)

Classic Pleasure, Saddle

Classic Pleasure, Driving English Pleasure, Open English Pleasure, Amateur

*English Pleasure, Junior Exhibitor 17 & Under

Hunter, Open Hunter, Amateur

*Hunter, Junior Exhibitor, 17 Yrs.& Under Pleasure Driving, Open

Pleasure Driving, Amateur Western Pleasure, Open Western Pleasure, Amateur

*Western Pleasure, Junior Exhibitor, 17 Yrs. & Under

(Judged according to USEF rules)

Ponies 14.2 Hands (58”) & Under

(Pony to be nominated)

*Ponies, 14.2 hands (58”) & Under, any age rider, Optional Equipment.

Cannot cross enter or nominate as a horse. Walk and Trot

Pony Pleasure Driving, Open (No Miniature Horses) New 2016 Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving

Harness Pony 50” & Under, shown to appropriate 4-wheel vehicle

Shetland in Harness, 46” & Under, shown to appropriate 4-wheel vehicle

Roadster Pony 52”, & Under, Open Roadster Pony 52”, & Under,

 Amateur Shetland Roadster, 46” & Under, shown to suitable 2-wheel bike or cart, driver to wear colors

(Judged according to USEF rules.)

Stock-Type Pleasure,

Western/Hunt Equipment

(Horse to be nominated)

To be judged at Walk-Trot/Jog-Canter/ Lope, using the AQHA specs to judge by.

Quarter Horse, Registered

(Horse to be nominated) (Registration Papers Required)

Quarter Horse Western Pleasure, Open Quarter Horse Western Pleasure, Senior Quarter Horse Western Pleasure, Junior (5 yrs. & Under)

*Quarter Horse Western Pleasure, Junior Exhibitor, 18 Yrs. & Under Hunter Under Saddle

(Judged according to AQHA rules.)

Registered Tennessee Walking Horse Lite Shod Division

(Horse to be nominated) (Current TWH papers required) (Judged according to IJA rules.)

Shoe 3/8” thick x 3/4” wide, Keg Shoes/ Wide web non-altered keg shoe. See Rules.) Show Managers may include “Lite Shod” in the title in their premiums.

Junior Horse is 5 Yrs. & Under as of Jan. 1st.

TWH Halter (Horse to be nominated) TWH Halter Weanling/Yearling

TWH Halter Fillies 5 & Under

TWH Halter Colts & Geldings 5 & Under TWH Halter Mares 6 & Over

TWH Halter Stallions & Geldings 6 & Over

TWH Produce of Dam TWH Get of Sire

TWH Suitability of Dam TWH Suitability of Sire

AOT&R (Horse to be nominated) TWH English Pleasure AOT&R 2 Gait TWH English Pleasure AOT&R 3 Gait

TWH   English   Trail   Pleasure   AOT&R 2 Gait

TWH   English   Trail   Pleasure   AOT&R 3 Gait

TWH Western Pleasure AOT&R 2 Gait TWH Western Pleasure AOT&R 3 Gait TWH  Western  Trail  Pleasure  AOT&R 2 Gait

TWH  Western  Trail  Pleasure  AOT&R 3 Gait

Lite   Shod   Pleasure   (Horse      to            be nominated)

TWH English Pleasure 2 Gait TWH English Pleasure 3 Gait

*TWH English Pleasure Youth 2 Gait

*TWH English Pleasure Youth 3 Gait TWH English Pleasure Jr. Horse 2 Gait TWH Western Pleasure 2 Gait

TWH Western Pleasure 3 Gait

 *TWH Western Pleasure Youth 2 Gait

*TWH Western Pleasure Youth 3 Gait TWH Western Pleasure Jr. Horse 2 Gait TWH 2 Gait Trail-Opt. Equipment Keg Shod

*TWH 2 Gait Youth 17 & Under-Optional Equipment

Trail (Horse to be nominated) TWH English Trail Pleasure 2 Gait TWH English Trail Pleasure 3 Gait

TWH English Pleasure Junior Horse 2 Gait TWH  English   Working   Trail   Pleasure 2 Gait

(May have up to 3 obstacles) TWH Western Trail Pleasure 2 Gait TWH Western Trail Pleasure 3 Gait

TWH   Western   Pleasure   Junior   Horse 2 Gait

TWH  Western  Working  Trail   Pleasure 2 Gait

(May have up to 3 obstacles)

*TWH   English/Western   Trail   Pleasure Youth 2 Gait

UPWHA Natural Gaited Horse

(Horse to be nominated)

Keg Shod or Barefoot, 4 1/2” Toe Length including the shoe.

UPWHA Walking Horse English Pleasure 2 Gait - Flat Walk, Running Walk

UPWHA Walking Horse Western Pleasure 2 Gait - Flat Walk, Running Walk

UPWHA Walking Horse Pleasure 3-Gait (Opt. Tack)-Flat Walk, Running Walk,

Canter

UPWHA Walking Horse Country Pleasure 2-Gait  (Optional  Tack)  Enter  at  the

Working Walk, Change up to Flat walk after gate closes, then Running Walk, back to Flat Walk, reverse, Flat Walk, Running Walk, then drop to Working

Walk into the line up

(Exhibitors know your rules, IJA rules at www.friendsofsoundhorses.org/ rulebook.html)

Spotted Saddle Horse (SSH)

(Horse to be nominated)

Spotted Saddle Horse, 2-Gait, Lite Shod - Optional tack and equipment. Registration papers NOT required. Walk, Saddle Gait, No Canter

Open Gaited Breed (OGB)

(Horse to be nominated)

Any Gaited Breed Horse, 2-Gait, Lite Shod, Optional Tack and Equipment. Registration papers NOT required. Breed Specific Walk, Breed Specific Intermediate Gait, No Canter.

May Back in lineup

Any gaited Breed Horse – 3gait lite shod, Optional tack and equipment. Registration papers NOT Required. Breed Specific Walk, Breed Specific Intermediate Gait, Canter. May back in lineup. * New 2017 Welsh/Part Welsh Pony and Cob

(Horse to be nominated) (Registration Papers Required) Welsh/Part Welsh Halter, all ages

Welsh/Part Welsh-Walk, Optional Gait, Optional Equipment, all ages

Welsh/Part         Welsh   Pleasure              Driving Working, all ages

Hunter/Hunt Seat

(Horse to be nominated) Hunter Hack, Open

Hunt   Seat   Pleasure,   Open/No   Hand Gallop

Hunt Seat Pleasure, 18 & Over

*Hunt Seat Pleasure, 17 & Under (Judged according to USEF rules.)

Show Hack

(Horse to be nominated)

Show Hack, Open

(Normal, Collected and Extended Gaits to be called at the Walk, Trot and Canter, Hand Gallop, and must Back)

(Judged according to USEF rules.)

 Pleasure Driving

(Pony/Horse to be nominated) Pleasure Driving, Open

To be shown to a suitable 2 or 4 wheel vehicle. (Open classes, individual Breed Rules apply)

Pleasure Driving Turnout, Open

(Horse to be nominated) (Pneumatic tires and wire wheeled vehicles allowed)

Enter at the Working Trot-Walk, Slow Trot Working Trot, Strong Trot, Rein Back.

(To be judged 70% on condition, fit and appropriateness of harness and vehicle, neatness and attire and overall impression. 30% on performance, manners and way of going.)

Pleasure Driving Working, Open (Horse to be nominated)

(Pneumatic tires and wire wheel vehicles may be allowed)

Enter at the Working Trot - Walk, Slow Trot,  Working  Trot,  Strong  Trot,  Rein Back.  (To be judged 70% on performance, manners and way of going of the horse(s). 20% on the condition and fit of harness and vehicle.  10% on neatness of attire.)

Pony Pleasure Driving, Open

(Pony to be nominated)

No Miniature Horses

To be shown to a suitable 2 or 4 wheel vehicle. (Open classes, individual Breed Rules apply)

Carriage Driving

(Driver to be nominated)

(Judged according to Pony Express rules, based  on  the  American  Driving  Society rules, ie. USEF Rule XX)

Carriage Driving Reinsmanship Gentlemen

Ladies

*Junior Exhibitor

(Pneumatic tires and wire wheel vehicles may be allowed)

Carriage Driving Turnout, Open (Horse to be nominated)

(No Pneumatic tires)

Enter at the Working Trot-Walk, Slow Trot, Working Trot, Strong Trot, Rein Back.

(To be judged 70% on condition, fit and appropriateness of harness and vehicle, neatness and attire and overall

impression.        30%        on           performance, manners and way of going.

Carriage Driving Working, Open (Horse to be nominated)

(Pneumatic tires and wire wheel vehicles may be allowed)

Enter at the Working Trot - Walk, Slow Trot,  Working  Trot,  Strong  Trot,  Rein Back.

(To be judged 70% on performance, man- ners and way of going of the  horse(s). 20% on the condition and fit of harness and vehicle.  10% on neat- ness of attire.)

Vintage Vehicle, Open

(Horse to be nominated) Nostalgia with the essence of elegance.

Equitation Open to All Breeds

(Rider to be nominated, NO Payback)

*Walk & Optional Gait 10 & Under English/Western Equitation, Open

(No Canter) (Open Classes, Breed Rules Apply.) (Walk-Trot classes will not count as points in this class)

*Walk & Optional Gait 11 & Over Equi- tation,

English/Western Equipment, Open (Rider   is   only   eligible   for   Year-End awards for 2 years but may show in this class indefinately).

(No Canter) (Open Classes, Breed Rules Apply.)

Equitation  

Open/18   &   Over   ,   Walk, Optional Gait, Canter.– New 2017

English/Western Equipment Saddle Seat

*17 Yrs & Under/Championship 18 Yrs & Over/Championship

Stock Seat

*17 Yrs & Under/Championship 18 Yrs & Over/Championship

Hunt Seat (Not to Jump)

*17 Yrs & Under/Championship 18 Yrs & Over/Championship

(Rider to be nominated, NO Payback)

*Beginner Showmanship 17 Yrs & Under

(May not show in any other Showmanship class)

*Showmanship 17 Yrs & Under Showmanship 18 Yrs & Over**

**Points  to  count  from  Showmanship 19& Over Classes

(Classes may be split with a work off) (Judged according to USEF rules.)

*Lead Line 6 & Under

(For Pony Express Points to count, Class must be placed, and must payback)

(Horse or Pony) (Rider to be nominated)

Rider 6 & Under. Lead person must be 14 Yrs & older. NO SIDE WALKER (2nd Person). Judged 50% on rider, 25% on mount, 25% on lead person. Attire should be appropriate for the breed and style of horse. Stirrups must be adjusted to fit rider. Walk both directions of the arena. (Backing is optional) Can not ride in any other performance class in the current show season  with  the  exception  of  the  Youth Walk Only, Open 12 & Under.

Walk/Optional Gait, on lead, 8 & under, Open -New 2017

(Horse or Pony) (Rider to be Nominated)

Rider 8 Years & Under, Lead person must be 14 Years & Older, No Side Walkers, Opt Tack, Helmets required. Open class and breed rules apply. Rider cannot ride in any other performance classes  in the current show season, with the exception of Lead-Line, 6 & Under and Beginner Rider Youth Walk Only, Open-12 & Under English/ Western.*Beginner Rider Youth Walk Only,

Open -12 & Under English/Western (Rider to be nominated)

Walk, Reverse, Walk, Line up. No Back. (Helmet Required) Handlers may be present in center ring, and at the head of horse in line up. No Side Walkers. (Can NOT  show  in  Canter  classes  but,  CAN cross over to any other rail class for one practice  year  to  show  2  gait  classes, before      they       must      show  2 gait permanently.)

*Walk & Optional Gait, Open, 10 Years & Under

(Rider to be nominated)

No  Canter.  English/Western.  Rider  10 Years  &  Under.  (Open  Classes,  Breed Rules apply) (Pony Express Class Only) Rider not eligible for any Canter class at the same show. (Walk-Trot  Classes  will not count for points in this class) * Exception  to  the  no   canter  rule--Specialty classes where the entry is the only competitor in the ring i.e. Trail, etc.

*Walk&Optional Gait, Open, 10 Years

& Under, Pleasure—NEW 2017

(Horse to be nominated)

No canter, English/Western, Rider 10 & under (Open Class Breed Rules Apply.) (Pony Express Class Only.)

Rider not eligible for any canter clas at the same show (Walk classes will not count for points in this class.) * Exception to the canter rule – Specialty classes, where the entry is the only competitor in the ring,

i.e. trail, etc.

*Walk   &   Optional   Gait,   Beginning Rider, Open 11 Years & Over

(Rider to be nominated)

No  Canter.  English/Western.  Rider  11 Years & Over. Rider may not have shown in any Canter class this show season. This class is limited to two (2) years of showing. (Pony Express class only)

(Walk-Trot Classes will not count for points in this class)

*Walk/Optional Gait, 11 & Over,

Pleasure – NEW 2017

(Horse to be nominated)

No Canter, English/Western Rider, 11

& over. (Open Class, breed rules apply.) Rider may not have shown in any canter classes this show season. (Pony Express class only) (Walk-Trot will not count for points in ths class.) *Exception to the canter rule – specialty classes where the entry is the only competitor in the ringi.e. trail, etc.

*Walk-Trot, Open 17 Years & Under

(Rider to be nominated)

No    Canter.    English/Western.    Rider 17 Years & Under. (Open classes, Breed Rules apply) Rider not eligible for any Canter class. (Walk & Optional Gait Clas- ses will not count for points in this class)

Green as Grass, Open

(Horse to be nominated)

Walk, Optional Gait. Any Breed,

English or Western. First year of showing for the horse. Cannot show a Canter dur- ing this season.

Mae West-Jack Benny, Open

(Rider to be nominated)

Rider 39 Yrs. & Older, Walk, Optional Gait, No Canter. Optional Equipment.

Rider 50 Yrs. & Older, Walk, Optional Gait, No Canter. Optional Equipment.

(Open classes, Breed Rules apply)

Mars/Venus - Open, All Ages

(Horse to be nominated)

In order for points to count for nominated horse, both riders must be members. Optional Tack - Walk, Optional Gait.

Women to ride first direction, Men to ride the second direction. To be judged on the performance of the horse.

Trail Classes (Horse to be nominated) Trail, Open

Walk & Optional Gait Trail, Beginning Rider/Novice Horse,

Any Age Rider

(Same horse or rider may not cross enter into the Trail, Open Class)

Open Pleasure Horse

(Horse to be nominated)

Open to horses of any breed or combination of breeds, serviceably sound and in good condition. Walk, Optional Gait and Canter. Cannot cross enter or nominate as a pony.

Western Equipment

*Western Equipment, Junior Exhibitor 17 Yrs. & Under

English Equipment

*English Equipment, Junior Exhibitor 17 Yrs. & Under

English Equipment, AOTR/AOTS (Amateur Owned, Trained and Ridden/ Shown)

(Open Classes, Breed Rules Apply)

 

Open English Pleasure—NEW 2017

(Horse to be nominated)

Open to horses of any breed or combination of breeds. Walk/Trot/Canter. (hunt or saddleseat), (USEF & MHSC Rules apply) (Open classes, Breed Rules apply)

Western

(Horse to be nominated) Horses shall be of any breed or combination of breeds, 14.2 hands and

over, serviceably sound, in  good condition, and of stock horse type. To be shown at a Walk, Jog Trot, and Lope.

Cannot cross enter or nominate as a pony. For  Gaited  Horse  see  Open  Pleasure Horse section.

Western Pleasure, Open

Western Pleasure, Senior Horse (6 Yrs & Over)

Western Pleasure, Junior Horse (5 Yrs & Under)

Western Pleasure, Adult

*Western Pleasure, Junior Exhibitor 17 & Under, Horse or Pony

(Judged according to USEF rules)

(Open   classes   individual   Breed   Rules apply)

Spotted, Paint, Appaloosa, Pinto, Palomino, Buckskin, Dun Pleasure

(Horse to be nominated) English/Western,   Walk,   Optional   Gait, Canter.          Open  to  Registered  or  Grade animals  who  fit  the  color  and/or  coat pattern designation.

Side Saddle

(Rider to be nominated) Side Saddle Open, 2 Gait

Walk, Optional Gait, English/Western To be judged 85% on the rider’s seat, hands

and position in the saddle, rider should exhibit grace and elegance. The horse to be judged on manners, performance and suitability as a Side Saddle mount. 15% on appropriate Side Saddle attire, and equipment. Attire must match equipment, ie., Western attire for Western Side Saddle, English Attire for English Side Saddle.

(Open classes individual Breed Rules apply)

Open Costume - Walk Only

(Rider to be nominated) Anything family friendly welcome Any Age, Any Breed, Walk Only May have Sidewalkers/Ground Crew

Vintage Costume Mounted

(Rider to be nominated)

Walk, Optional Gait, No Canter, Optional equipment.

To be judged 75% costume, 25% performance.

Versatility Division

(Horse to be nominated)

Trail, Open (Obstacle) Walk, Opt.  Gait, May be asked to Lope

Stake Race, Open (Timed Event) Barrels, Open (Timed Event)

Pole Bending, Open (Timed Event) Driven Trail, Open

Driven Barrels, Open (Timed Event) Driven   Pole   Bending,   Open   (Timed Event)

OGB(Open Gaited Breed) Water Glass

Equestrian Disability Walk Pleasure Class-IR (independent Rider) and

HH (Horse Handler) Western/English

(Rider to be nominated)

Walk only, Rider 6 yrs. & Older. Handler must be at least 16 yrs of age. Horse will be shown at a walk only on the rail both directions, line up, back. Handlers must stand with their riders in line up.

 Equestrian Disability Walk and Trot Pleasure Class-IR (independent Rider) and HH (Horse Handler) Western/ English (Rider to be nominated)

Walk only, Rider 6 yrs. & Older. Handler must be at least 16 yrs of age. Horse will be shown at a walk and trot on the rail both directions,  line  up,  back.  Handlers must stand with their riders in line up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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