Christmas Show

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Christmas Show

December 2018
Osbaldeston Equestrian Centre

Blackburn BB2 7LZ

Open to other Branches and Centers

10:00 – 12:15 Novelty Classes.

Class 1Fancy dress (will commence at 10am)
Riders any age, horses/ponies any height. May be mounted or unmounted but must incorporate both horse and rider. Riders must wear a riding hat at all times whilst mounted. 

Class 2Lead Rein mounted party games (will commence around 10:15am)
Santa needs your help getting ready for Christmas  (leaders will have some jobs to do too)
Christmas card – collect your card and deliver to Santa’s Elf
Santa’s Tipple – collect your cup of Santa’s Tipple from your Elf and bring it to his tumbler (he’s thirsty so you may need a few trips to fill it)
Chocolate Dip – the silly Elves had dropped the Chocolates in the shavings they need your help finding them
Carrot for Rudolph – Pick up your carrot and deliver it to Rudolph’s bucket
Christmas Sacks – we need to gather up Santa’s sacks and get them back to the grotto

Class 3 Under 12’s Mounted party games (will commence around 10:45am)
For under 12 years who did not compete on a lead rein 
Santa needs your help getting ready for Christmas  too – same tasks as above

Class 4 12 and Over Mounted party games (will commence around 11:15am)
Classes 3 and 4  may be amalgamated if entries are small

Class 5 Bareback Equitation (under 12’s) (will commence around 11:45am)
Neck straps are permitted and no canter will be included.

Class 6 Bareback Equitation (12 and over) (will commence around 12:05am)
Neck straps are permitted and canter will be optional and in the individual show only.

From approx. 12:25pm Ring 1 will be used as the warm up for Ring 2 (jumping ring)

Jumping Classes 

Class 7 –Clear Round Jumping
Jumping will commence from 10am until 12pm, and run from smallest height to biggest. This class may be entered on the day, but if the ring is running behind schedule priority will be given to those who have pre-entered.  Please choose from the following heights:

40/45cm (no spreads, lead rein and assistance permitted)

55cm clear round (assistance permitted)

65cm clear round

75cm clear round

Before 12:15pm Clear Round will warm up in the jumping ring (up to 4 horses at a time) and be allowed to warm up over two selected fences, before continuing on to jump the rest of the course.

Class 8 – Mini Style and Performance Jumping 
Fences approx. 45cm

(lead rein/assistance permitted but will be taken into account)

This class will commence at 12:15pm – running from smallest height to biggest.

Horse and rider will complete a course of fences, and given a score per fence cleared, with penalties given for refusals and poles down. The combination will also be given cumulative marks for the overall style of the round, based on the following criteria; Accuracy, rider’s position, rider’s effectiveness, overall impression.

Mini –

Class 9 – Midi Style and Performance Jumping
Fences approx. 60cm

 Class 10 – Maxi Style and Performance Jumping
Fences approx. 75cm

 Class 11 Chase me Charlie
All competitors will jump one fence (starting at approx. 75cm), those who clear this fence successfully will move on to the next round. This fence will get progressively bigger across the rounds, until either one horse and rider only have cleared this height, or more than one combination have cleared a lower height but no combinations have successfully cleared the final round height.

 It is the responsibility of the parents and rider to decide what they are capable of jumping, however organisers reserve the right to withdraw any combination they feel are riding dangerously.

Places will be limited due to space!
Entries close by Friday 8th December, after this date late entries may be taken only if there is sufficient space. Clear round may be entered on the day, time permitting.

Those entering online must pay their outstanding balance before the rider is allowed to compete
in any class.

Dress Code:
Show dress is optional for all classes. Riders may opt to wear fancy dress other festive clothes such as Christmas jumpers or casual riding wear however all members taking part in any class must comply with the following minimum requirements; a riding hat compliant with the current safety standards, riding boots with smooth soles and a defined heel, jodhpurs or breeches (any colour/pattern permitted) and long sleeves for all jumping classes. Any fancy dress worn in these classes must be reasonably secure and not restrictive to horse or rider. Extras such as tinsel, ribbons and bells are permitted on tack as long as they are suitably secured and not causing any distress to the horse.

Eligibility:
Open to all current members of Pony Club branch or centre members including associate members. This show is intended to be a fun event for the end of year and as such we trust members to be honest in their own abilities when entering classes. ‘Mini’ classes are intended for younger members, those new to jumping or lacking confidence over jumps.

Dislaimer:
1. Save for the death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the organisers, or anyone for whom they are in law responsible, neither the organisers of this event or The Pony Club nor any agent, employee or representative of these bodies, nor the landlord or his tenant, accepts any liability for any accident, loss, damage, injury or illness to horses, owners, riders, spectactors, land, cars, their contents and accessories, or any other personal property whatsoever, whether caused by their negligence, breach of contract or in any other way whatsoever. Entries are only accepted on this basis.

2. The organisers of this event have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present at this event. For these measures to be effective, everyone must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents. They must obey the instructions of the organisers and all officials and stewards.
3. All non Pony Club competitors are not covered by the Pony Club insurance and must have their own third party cover. The Wheelton Branch of the Pony Club and the organisers of this event are not legally responsible for non members and their insurance will not cover you.