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Open Horse Show

Date: Aug 13, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM
Location(s): 

Superintendents

Tina Decker, Jeremy Decker
The outdoor arena will be closed to any type of riding starting at 6pm Friday until the end of the RCFOHS. Each day after Arena has beenworked, please refrain from entry. Please use Warm up Arena only.

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

Age Groups (as of January 1 of the current year)
8 & Under
9 - 13
14 - 19
Open

Entry Information: Entries due in the fair office no later
than August 9. Entries will be accepted the day of the show
up to one-hour prior to the show start with a $25 late fee.

Entry Fees & rules: $5 per halter class, $10 per riding class
or three for $20. Refunds given only with a doctor’s note
or veterinarian note presented prior to start of show. Class scratches/changes must be made in the morning prior to the
start of the show. All fees must accompany entry form.

Stall Information and Fees: Stalls are limited! Reserve yours
early. Horse stalls - $10 per stall per day. For reservations
please go to RouttCountyFair.org. 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 of current year.
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.

Halter Classes
Weanling Stallion
Yearling Stallion
2 Year Old Stallions
4 Year Old Stallions
Aged Stallions
Yearling Gelding
2-5 year Old Geldings
6 and Older Geldings
Weanling Mares
Yearling Mares
2-5 Year Old Mares
6 and Older Mares
Grand & Reserve Overall Champion

Yearling Longe Line

Showmanship
Open
14-19
9-13
8 and younger

English Classes
Junior Hunter Hack (Horse 5 & Under)
Hunter Hack Open
Hunter Hack 14-19
Hunter Hack 9-13
Hunter Hack 8 and Under

Junior Hunter Under Saddle (Horse 5 & Under)
Hunter Under Saddle Open
Hunter Under Saddle 14-19
Hunter Under Saddle 9-13
Hunter Under Saddle 8 and Under

Junior Hunter Seat Equitation (Horse 5 & Under)
Hunter Seat Equitation Open
Hunter Seat Equitation 14-19
Hunter Seat Equitation 9-13
Hunter Seat Equitation 8 and Under

Saturday after lunch Western

Leadline 5 Years & Under
Walk Trot 7 Years and Under
Yearling Longe Line

Junior Western Pleasure (Horse 5 & Under)
Western Pleasure Open
Western Pleasure 14-19
Western Pleasure 9-13
Western Pleasure 8 and Under

Junior Horsemanship (Horse 5 & Under)
Western Horsemanship Open
Western Horsemanship 14-19
Western Horsemanship 9-13
Western Horsemanship 8 and Under

Junior Reining – (Horse 5 & Under)
Western Reining open
Western Reining 14-19
Western Reining 9-13
Western Reining 8 and under

Junior Western Riding-(Horse 5 & Under)
Western Riding open
Western Riding 14-19
Western Riding 9-13
Western Riding 8 and under

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Sponsors

Decker Family
Bratton Enterprises Inc.
Hayden Granary
Klein Nielson-4N Services LLC
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