Director: Kathy Nisun Superintendents: Jessica Stuart 802-233-3013, Bailee layn-Gordon 802-922-1653 Monday, August 8, Tuesday, August 9, and Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Rain or Shine Please: ALL CAMPERS AND HORSE TRAILERS MUST CHECK IN BEFORE PARKING THEM
Age: 18 and under as of January 1, 2022.
ENTRY FEE: $2.00 per class. $2.00 per number ($1.00 refunded at end of show). Number goes to each rider. If you scratch a class and enter a new one, you must pay another $2.00. No refunds, no exceptions. All classes must be paid for before receiving a number and entering the ring for the first class. Management is not responsible for forged signatures.
Decisions of management and judges will be final. Management reserves the right to combine/divide/add to or cancel any class or classes. Exhibitors will be notified.
8 ribbons in all classes except those using the Danish system. In Danish system, all exhibitors receive a ribbon. Blue (excellent), red (good), or white (fair) ribbon. Those receiving blue will be placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc.
Trail classes and western riding will be posted at the secretary’s booth as soon as possible before the classes.
Beginners & Advanced Beginners can show on Monday, and/or Tuesday only. No animal can be classified as a pony on one day and as a horse on the next. Decisions are made by the exhibitors when the animal enters its first class that is divided horse & pony.
Judgment must be used to not enter a horse/pony/rider in too many classes.
Rings are for the use of all exhibitors. No horses or ponies are to be turned loose in any ring.
No riding after dark. No riding below the ring. Stay in the horse area. No bareback or double. Walk your horse only outside of the rings.
Entries in Leadline: (exhibitors in this class must be between the ages of 5-8 years old, led by someone over 14 years old).
BEGINNERS: Age 18 & under. Those exhibitors over 12 years of age should be in their first or second year of showing and never have shown in a cantering class. Shows Monday and/or Tuesday only.
ADVANCED BEGINNER: 18 years & under. Exhibitors may compete in this division one season or eight shows. Will show at a walk, trot or jog, cantering/loping may be done briefly, individually or in small groups. Shows Monday and/or Tuesday only.
If a horse or pony is unruly, the exhibitor will be asked to leave the ring.
Any class(es) having more than (20) entries will be divided A & B at the discretion of the judge. Classes are final after division. EXCEPTION: fitting classes will not be divided, and very large classes of beginners or advanced beginners will be divided at the discretion of management.
Large ponies small ponies show together. Ponies are 14.2 hands and under. Questionable ponies will be measured.
Exhibitors must be neatly dressed while showing. Appropriate boots and ASTM/SEI approved helmets are a must for exhibitors 18 years and under showing in 4-H or open classes.
Addison County Fair & Field Days, Inc. and management assumes no responsibility for any injury to horse, pony or damage to any vehicle or equipment or injury to any rider.
Please have your new 4-H papers available when you pick up your numbers and show to the secretary. No 4-H papers no number.
Horse & Pony Show health regulations:
NO DOGS ALLOWED
Shows will be judged according to the “Guidelines for Vermont 4-H and Local Horse Shows.”
There will be club exhibit awards which will be judged on:
Send Entries to Jessica Stuart 26 Lang Dr, Essex Jct. VT 05452 802 233 3013
PASSES: Car passes & non-4-H passes will GO TO ADVANCED ENTRIES ONLY — PLEASE SEND A SASE FOR YOUR PASSES. If you arrive on Sunday you can pick them up from Show management. Active 4-H members & leaders will be admitted to the grounds free every day upon presentation of 4-H passes (Parents may purchase one season pass per child for $15.00. Two children showing (and staying) entitles parents to 2 passes. Parents, please do not request passes for your child who is 16 and over & drives; passes are intended to get young children in & out of Field Days). PLEASE NOTE: All 4-H passes (Leaders, Members, Parents) must be picked up through the extension office or through your Leader! Your car passes will only be given out by show management.
PREMIUMS: $9.00=Blue, $7.00=Red and $4.00=White, for the following Classes. Premiums in the 5 core classes as part of the Championship. Vouchers for premiums are given out at the end of the day.
Stalls will be requested and occupied by Addison 4-H members and youth, they are given priority on stalls. A $5.00 stall fee (not refunded) must be paid in advance and be accompanied by a filled in entry blank. Do not call for stalls. The stalls must be left clean and checked by Show management before you leave. ***All 4-Her’s need to vacate the stalls on Wednesday night. Anyone staying in the stalls after Wednesday will need ****to pay a new stall fee of $15.00 ($5.00 refunded after stall has been checked by management for cleaning).****Only one horse per stall except for nursing foals.
**** An adult chaperone (defined as a parent/guardian or 4-H leader, or designated person over 18) must be on the grounds and in the horse area at all times, in charge of both horses/ponies & youth. This applies to all youth exhibitors, both 4-H and open.****
WASH horses at the wash rack only. Do not attach hoses to barn faucets.
Electricity may be used for clippers only. Absolutely no electric extension cords permitted.
ALL Addison County 4-H Horse club members are expected to work on the shows Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.*PLEASE PLAN ON IT
ENGLISH ONLY BEGINNER & ADVANCED BEGINNER SHOW Monday, August 8, 2022 - 8:30 am RAIN OR SHINE JUDGE: MISSY NICHOLAS TRAIL JUDGE: KAREN MALZAC CLASSES
Championship Fitting, Grooming, & Showmanship BEGINNERS (1st & 2nd place winners from classes 1, 2, 3, & 4)
Championship Fitting, Grooming, & Showmanship ADVANCED BEGINNERS (1st & 2nd place winners from classes 6, 7, 8, & 9)
Benefit Class to be done directly after lunch, $5 donation, pay at the gate, or more if rider would like, to help a local charity or rider. Open to beginners and up. This will be a fun class ie: command class, Simon Says, etc. To be announced at the show.
The rider requires impairment that would interfere with riding independently in a group. The side walkers can have physical contact with the rider for safety purposes only. The assistants can give verbal and physical cues to the rider to help them understand the task and safety. OR The rider requires one person assisting, due to a physical or cognitive impairment that would interfere with riding independently in a group. The assistant can provide physical and verbal cues to rider to help them understand task and for the safety to help them understand the task and for safety.
All trail classes to be held in the designated area. Exhibitors are responsible for going through the trail class in the time span allowed. Times to be announced.
CHAMPIONSHIPS: All divisions. Classes to count are Fitting, Project Up, Equitation, Pleasure & Trail.
Tuesday, August 9, 2022- 8:30am RAIN OR SHINE JUDGE: SHANNON WARDEN TRAIL JUDGE KAREN MALZAC
Benefit Class to be done directly after lunch $5 donation, pay at the gate, or more if rider would like, to help a local charity or rider. Open to beginners and up. This will be a fun class ie: command class, simon says, etc. To be announced at the show.
See Explanation on Monday’s Class List
**All trail classes to be held in the designated area. Exhibitors are responsible for going through the trail class in the time span allowed. Times to be announced at the show.
All divisions, Classes to count are Fitting, Project Up, Equitation, Pleasure, & Trail.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 8:30am RAIN OR SHINE **JUDGE: Riley Dunn TRAIL JUDGE Karen Malzac
Benefit Class to be done directly after lunch $5 donation, pay at the gate, or more if rider would like, to help a local charity or rider. Open to beginners and up. This will be a fun class ie: command class, Simon Says, etc. To be announced at the show.
THERAPEUTIC RIDING – See Explanation on Monday’s Class List
All trail classes to be held in the designated area. Exhibitors are responsible for going through the trail class in the time span allowed. Times to be announced at the show.
All divisions, Classes to count are Fitting, Project Up, Equitation, Pleasure & Trail.