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Open Horse Show

Routt County Fair Open Horse Show
August 12-14, 2016

FRIDAY, August 12th

OPEN/4-H RANCH HORSE VERSATILITY
8am (OA)
Superintendents: 4-H Horse Group Leaders

4-H rules apply. To participate all 4-H youth need to have passed their 4-H level 1 & 2 horse written tests and Western level 1 & 2 riding tests and Ranch Horse Versatility level 1 & 2 riding test.  4-H members – to be eligible for the open show awards you will need to register with and pay the open show fees.

Classes:

  • Ranch Horsemanship
  • Showmanship
  • Ranch Reining/Individual Cow Work
  • Ranch Trail
  • Cutting

Age groups for Working Ranch Horse classes

  • 8-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-18
  • Open Adult 19 & over

Open Youth (Routt County 4-H youth will be placed and awards will be given through the Routt County 4-H Extension office. Youth must designate if they are Routt County 4-H.)  All proceeds from the RHV Open Show will benefit the 4-H Horse Group.

OPEN HORSE SHOW ALL BREED
Superintendents: Kaylee Myers, Aleigh Aurin,
English Show - Friday, 6pm
Western Show – Saturday and Sunday 8:30am
For more information: 970-326-3484
The outdoor arena will be closed to any type of riding starting at 6pm Friday until the end of the RCFOHS.

High Point Awards in Each age division:

  • Champion English, Reserve Champion English, and 3rd runner-up English
  • Champion Western, Reserve Champion Western, and 3rd runner-up Western
  • Champion Gymkhana, Reserve Champion
  • Gymkhana, and 3rd runner-up Gymkhana
  • Champion & Reserve halter awards
  • Youth Sportsmanship Award

Awards: High Point Buckles for western and gymkhana divisions Champions, and appropriate awards for English. Reserve Champion and 3rd runner up awards such as tack, jackets etc. Anyone interested in sponsorship should contact Kaylee Myers at 970-757-7505. Thank you!

Age Groups (as of January 1, 2016)

  • 8 & Under
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 19
  • Adult 20-49
  • Adult 50+

Entry Information: Entry forms are available online at www.routtcountyfair.org.

PRE-ENTRIES ONLY: No late entries will be accepted. Entries must be postmarked no later than August 1, 2016. NO phone entries accepted. The Open Horse Show office desk will be open 4:30-7pm Friday August 12th , 7:45-8:30am August 13th & 14th in the Exhibit Hall to pick up your show numbers ONLY. NO entries will be taken the day of the shows.
Mail entries to: RC OPEN HORSE SHOW, PO Box 1000, Hayden, CO 81639

Entry Fees: $8 per halter class / $7 per open class / $7 per youth class. Open Freestyle Reining class is a jackpot class and $15 per entry. One time office charge $5 (per person/ entry) No refunds. (The ONLY refunds will be made by doctor or vet release). Class scratches will be accepted up to the morning of the show; all fees will be forfeited if you cannot participate in any classes unless you have a vet release. All fees must accompany entries. The day of the shows you may drop any classes, but there will be no refunds. There will be NO additions of classes once a division has started (the divisions are: English, Western Performance, and Gymkhana).

Stall Information and Fees: Stalls are limited! Reserve yours early. Horse stalls - $10 per stall per day. For reservations please call the Routt County Fairgrounds office at 970-276-3068. BRING YOUR OWN SHAVINGS. Straw is not allowed. This includes 4H’ers participating in the Open Horse Show!

4-H YOUTH: If you are participating in the Open Horse Show you must pay for your stall during the RCFOHS. Your stalls for the 4-H shows do not require payment but you do need to pay for stalls for the RCFOHS. You must sign up for an Open Horse Show stall separate from the 4-H horse show.

General Rules and Regulations: Colorado 4-H Horse Rule Book & AQHA Rules Apply. Management will combine classes if there are two or fewer entries. Ribbons 1st thru 6th place. Points awarded through 6th place. Must show in a minimum of three events to qualify for High Point awards. (Example: for Western high point show in Showmanship, Western Pleasure, Western Horsemanship, Reining, Western riding, and or Trail.)

Points are figured on contestant/horse team. If entering more than one horse, each horse will receive its own number. Points given 1st= 6pts, 2nd =5pts, 3rd=4pts, 4th=3 pts, 5th= 2 pts, and 6th = 1 pt. respectively. Ties will be broken by contestant/horse team that earned points in the greatest number of events. Age is as of January 1, 2016. Halters can be used per breed of Horse for halter classes. Stallions prohibited in youth division. Halter classes DO NOT count toward High Point Awards. The gate will close for each class three minutes after the class is called into the arena. Under no circumstances may an exhibitor, parent, or spectator badger, insult or be argumentative with a judge, show secretary, ring steward or the show management. Any flagrant display may result in the exclusion of the exhibitor from competition and forfeiture of awards or expulsion from the show grounds for the person and or exhibitor. Only members of the show staff are allowed in the announcer’s booth. At any time while in the arena or on the fairgrounds a rider may be disqualified and or excused from the arena for abusing their horse, unsportsmanlike conduct, lack of control or any unsafe situations for either themselves or for others.


Routt County Fair Open Horse show Gymkhana additional rules: 4-H RULES APPLY; it is mandatory that HELMETS MUST BE WORN by contestants under 18 when participating in the gymkhana.

You will be disqualified and receive a no-time for the following: 1. Breaking pattern, 2. Breaking the Timer during your run. 3. Dropping the flag during the flag race, knocking the bucket/barrel over or hitting your horse with the flag. 4. Excessive punishment of a horse at any time shall result in disqualification for the duration of the Gymkhana. At any time while in the arena or on the fairgrounds a rider may be disqualified and or excused from the arena for abusing their horse, unsportsmanlike conduct, lack of control or any unsafe situations for either themselves or for others. Due to safety, running horses through the entry/exit gate will not be allowed. Violators may, or may not, be given a warning before being disqualified, depending on the severity of the violation. When entering and exciting the arena, contestants must have their horse under control and proceed at a walk through the entry/exit gate(s). No spectator, horses or riders shall stand within 30 feet of the entry gate, except the gate keeper. This area is for horses entering and exiting the arena. The only horse /riders allowed in the waiting area is that age group that is competing at that time.

Contestants are allowed some assistance when entering the arena, providing it is accomplished in a safe manner. Parents or guardians need to assist their children. It is NOT the RCFOHS staff’s responsibility to assist contestants. Excessive force or time will not be permitted. The current rider up must enter the arena within 60 seconds of being called or forfeit his/her turn. Riders may circle once in the arena before making their run. Only members of the Gymkhana/show staff are allowed in the announcer’s booth.

In case of a timer failure on a good qualified run, the contestant will be given a re-ride. The contestant can run again immediately or choose to run the re-ride at the end of their age group.


OPEN HORSE SHOW ENGLISH DIVISION
6pm (OA) Friday
Superintendents: Kaylee Myers, Aleigh Aurin
Order of classes subject to change.

E.1.         Hunter Hack 50 & Over
E.2.        Hunter Hack 20-49
E.3.     Hunter Hack 14-19
E.4.     Hunter Hack 9-13
E.5.     Hunt Hack 8 & under

E.6.     Hunt Seat Equitation 50 & over
E.7.     Hunt Seat Equitation 20-49
E.8.     Hunt Seat Equitation 14-19
E.9.     Hunter Seat Equitation 9-13
E. 10.  Hunter Seat Equitation 8 & Under

E.11.    Hunter under Saddle 50 & Over
E.12.     Hunter Under Saddle 20-49
E13.      Hunter Under Saddle 14-19
E14.      Hunter Under Saddle 9-13
E15.      Hunter Under Saddle 8 & Under

English High Point Awards follow conclusion of the English Show. As per 4-H rules it will be at the discretion of the Judge as to the height of jumps in regards to overall safety for the contestants.

OPEN HORSE SHOW HALTER & WESTERN PERFORMANCE
8:30am (OA) Saturday
Superintendents: Kaylee Myers, Aleigh Aurin
Order of classes subject to change.

Halter Classes
H1.     Weanling Colts
H2.     Yearling Colts
H3.     2-4 yr. old Stallions
H4.     5 yrs. & older Stallions
Grand & Reserve Champion Stallions

H5.     Yearling Gelding
H6.     2-4 Yr Gelding
H7.     5-10 Yr. Gelding
H8.     10yr & older Gelding
Grand & Reserve Gelding

H9.     Weanling Filly
H10.    Yearling Filly
H11.   2-4 Yr. Mare
H12.   5-10 Yr. Mare
H13.  10 Yr. & Older Mare
Grand & Reserve Champion Mares
Overall Grand and Reserve Halter Horse

1. Lead Line 5 & Under
2. Wal-Trot 8 & Under

W1.     Showmanship 50 & Over
W2.     Showmanship 20-49
W3.     Showmanship 14-19
W4.     Showmanship 9-13
W5.     Showmanship 8 & Under

W6.     Reining 50 & Over
W7.     Reining 20-49
W8.     Reining 14-19
W9.     Reining 9-13
W10.     Reining 8 & Under

W11.     Western Riding 50 & Over
W12.     Western Riding 20-49
W13.     Western Riding 14-19
W14.     Western Riding 9-13
W15.     Western Riding 8 & Under

OPEN HORSE SHOW WESTERN PERFORMANCE CONT.
8:30am (OA) - Sunday

W16. Western Horsemanship 50 & Over
W17. Western Horsemanship 20-49
W18. Western Horsemanship 14-19
W19. Western Horsemanship 9-13
W20. Western Horsemanship 8 & Under

W21. Western Pleasure 50 & Over
W22. Western Pleasure 20-49
W23. Western Pleasure 14-19
W24. Western Pleasure 9-13
W25. Western Pleasure 8 & Under

Gymkhana Events
Cowboy hat not required for speed events, 4-H rules apply and pattern sizes except for barrels. Barrels will be a high school rodeo pattern. In accordance with Colorado 4-H rules: Youth 18 & under must wear a helmet when participating in a Gymkhana event.

Routt County Fair Open Horse Show Gymkhana additional rules:  You will be disqualified and receive a no-time for the following: 1. Breaking pattern, 2. Breaking the Timer during your run. 3. during the flag race: Dropping the flag during the flag race, knocking the bucket/barrel over or hitting your horse with the flag. 4. Excessive punishment of a horse at any time shall result in disqualification for the duration of the Gymkhana. At any time while in the arena or on the fairgrounds a rider may be disqualified and or excused from the arena for abusing their horse, unsportsmanlike conduct, lack of control or any unsafe situations for either themselves or for others.

Due to safety running horses through the entry/exit gate will not be allowed. Violators may, or may not, be given a warning before being disqualified, depending on the severity of the violation. When entering and exciting the arena, contestants must have their horse under control and proceed at a walk through the entry/exit gate(s) No spectator, horses or riders shall stand within 30 feet of the entry gate, except the gate keeper. This area is for horses entering and exiting the arena. The only horse /riders allowed in the waiting area is that age group that is competing at that time.

Contestants are allowed some assistance when entering the arena, providing it is accomplished in a safe manner. Parents or guardians need to assist their children. It is NOT the RCFOHS staff’s responsibility to assist contestants. Excessive force or time will not be permitted. The current rider up must enter the arena within 60 seconds of being called or forfeit his/her turn. Riders may circle once in the arena before making their run. Only members of the Gymkhana/show staff are allowed in the announcer’s booth In case of a timer failure on a good qualified run, the contestant will be given a re-ride. The contestant can run again immediately or choose to run the re-ride at the end of their age group.

In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken by the fastest combined time of all the Gymkhana events entered by that rider/horse in the given age group.

Western and gymkhana high point awards follow conclusion of show.

G1.  Barrel Racing 50 & Over
G2.  Barrel Racing 20-49
G3.  Barrel Racing 14-19
G4.  Barrel Racing 9-13
G5.  Barrel Racing 8 & Under

G6. Flag Race 50 & Over
G7. Flag Race 20-49
G8. Flag Race 14-19
G9. Flag Race 9-13
G10. Flag Race 8 & Under

G11. Pole Bending 50 & Over
G12. Pole Bending 20-49
G13. Pole Bending 14-19
G14. Pole Bending 9-13
G15. Pole Bending 8 & Under

G16. Stake Race 50 & Over
G17. Stake Race 20-49
G18. Stake Race 14-19
G19. Stake Race 9-13
G20. Stake Race 8 & Under