HORSE & PONY ASSOCIATION
GENERAL PERFORMANCE HORSE SHOWS
CENTRAL NOVA HORSE & PONY ASSOCIATION
is an outdoor facility. Horse show events will NOT
be canceled except in extreme weather at the discretion of the Show
Committee. Please dress appropriately. Show fees will
NOT be refunded unless classes are canceled.
CENTRAL NOVA HORSE & PONY ASSOCIATION
is pleased to present a series of general performance competitions that will enable you
as competitors to accumulate points throughout three shows. There
will be year-end rewards presented in the divisions listed in the prize list.
Competitors must show in two of the three shows to qualify for
points. Division points will be awarded to the same horse/rider combination in all
divisions. In the Hunter Division, points will be awarded to a
horse/rider combination in one Division only. You must
be a current member of CNHP to be eligible for points for
COMBINED HUNTER CLASSES will be judged on performance, manners,
way of going and hunting soundness. Competitors will be required to jump a
course of not more than ten fences. An order of go will be posted
with rounds of three competing back to back. Heights for
the Combined Hunter Division
will be either 2'or 2'6". You must indicate your jumping height on the
entry form. To be judged together as one class.
No cross entering, with the same horse/rider
combination, is permitted between
Combined Hunter and the Hunter Stakes Class with Hunter classes 5,
6, & 7. Novice riders are permitted to ride in Hunter classes 5, 6, & 7,
which are one round only. Classes 5, 6 & 7 are not eligible for CNHP year-end awards. NOTE:
If you are collecting points for year-end awards, you do not need to
remain at the same height within the division for the season.
For example, you can enter 2' at the May show and 2'6" at the other
ENGLISH EQUITATION CLASSES will be broken into age groups as
of January 1 Senior 19 and over
Junior 18 and under
classes are judged on rider’s ability to show their horse/pony. May
be asked to ride a pattern.
ENGLISH ROAD HACK and PLEASURE classes will be broken into two age groups only, Senior and Junior.
Seniors are 19 and older and Juniors are 18 and under, as of January 1
of the current year.
ROAD HACK class will be judged at walk, trot and canter.
May be requested to back. May be asked to do a strong/extended trot.
May be asked to hand gallop one way of the ring. Will be judged on
performance, manners and way of going.
All ENGLISH PLEASURE CLASSES
will be judged at a walk, trot and easy canter. May be asked to
back. To be judged on performance, manners and way of going.
are for competitors who are not showing in regular classes at Central Nova
Horse and Pony Association or other shows. They are open to
English and Western riders in Pleasure to be shown at
the walk, trot/jog and canter/lope. Novice riders are not eligible
to ride in other classes, with the exception of classes 5, 6 & 7 and the gymkhana games. No riding hors concours in the novice
flat classes, for safety reasons.
GROOMING AND CONDITIONING:
Grooming: Horse spotless, mane neatly
banded/braided, nostrils, eyes and dock clean. Excess hair on
heels removed, tail pulled/plaited or clipped. Hoofs picked
out and oiled or hoof blacked inside and out. Handler is
smartly attired so that they set off the horse's look. Tack
spotless, buckles polished and fitting well, all straps in keepers.
Conditioning: A good working
condition, well-muscled and not carrying excess flab. Coat
shiny and healthy. Feet well shod or trimmed - no cracks or
chips. Horse attentive.
The GREEN HORSE/PONY CLASS
is a class for horses/ponies who are in their first or second year
of competition. Will be asked to walk and trot/jog. Canter/lope
may be asked for, at the discretion of the judge.
The WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP
class is open to any age. Horsemanship classes are judged on
the rider's ability to show their horse/pony. May be asked to
ride a pattern.
WESTERN PLEASURE classes are open to any age. Classes will be judged at a walk, jog and
lope. May be requested to back. To be judged on performance, manners
and way of going. Two hands can be used on any horse 5 years
of age and under and being ridden in a snaffle bit. One hand
is to be used on any horse being ridden in a shank bit, regardless
of the age of the horse.
WESTERN PLEASURE PATTERN
is a class where the horse is judged on quality of gaits, response
to the rider, manners and disposition. May be entered only one time.
Rider permitted more than one mount. Two hands may be used on any horse
5 years of age and under and being ridden in a snaffle bit.
One hand is to be used on any horse being ridden in a shank bit,
regardless of the age of the horse. Lead changes may be simple (from a walk or
jog) or flying.
RANCH HORSE PLEASURE shows the ability
of the horse to work at a forward working speed while under the
control of the rider. Light contact will be rewarded. The
overall manners and responsiveness of the horse while performing the
maneuver requirements, and the horse's quality of movement, are the
primary considerations. The required maneuvers will include the
walk, jog and lope in both directions, as well as stops, turns to
change direction and back. Three optional maneuvers may
include a side pass, turns of 360 of more, change of lead (simple or
flying). walk, jog or lope over a pole(s). There will be
emphasis on forward moving, free-flowing and ground covering for all
gaits. Transitions should be performed where designated, with
smoothness and responsiveness. There is no time limit.
Pattern will be posted on the day of the show.
CNHP is offering four Stakes classes for English and
Western riders. Each class has a Sponsor donating $100.00, combined
with a payout of 50% of the entry fees, for six placings. The
percentage to be paid is as follows: 32%, 23%, 15%, 12%, 10%
ENGLISH PLEASURE STAKE:
The class will be judged at a walk, trot and easy canter.
Competitors may be requested to back. To be judged on
performance, manners and way of going.
WESTERN PLEASURE STAKE:
will be judged at a walk, jog and lope. Competitors may be requested
to back. To be judged on performance, manners and way of going.
Two hands can be used on any horse 5 years of age and under and
being ridden in a snaffle bit. One hand is to be used on any
horse being ridden in a shank bit, regardless of the age of the
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OPEN DOWN AND BACK:
Race down around one barrel and back.
OPEN HUNTER STAKE: The heights
for this class are either 2' or 2'6". The height must be
indicated on the entry form.