Department J

HORSE

Division: Junior Horse Show

Project Rules

1. All exhibitors must have passed Showmanship Level 1 to be eligible to compete in only Halter or Showmanship.. All exhibitors must have passed the 4-H Level I requirements to be eligible to compete in any riding class in the Performance or Gymkhana Division. All junior exhibitors must have passed the 4-H Level I Ranch Horse requirements to compete in the Ranch Horse Division. Juniors will not be able to enter in the Ranch Cowhorse class. All intermediate and Senior exhibitors must have passed the 4-H Level II Ranch Horse requirements to compete in the Ranch Horse Division and will be able to enter the Ranch Cowhorse Class.
 

2. If the horse exhibited is not owned by the exhibitor, or immediate family, a written agreement must be attached to and turned in with the Horse Identification Sheet (due May 1). Records must be kept on each horse exhibited in the 4-H/FFA project record book and submitted to the Extension Office by first Friday of September.
 

3. Prior entry is required on or before second Friday of July. No late entries will be accepted.

 

4. All exhibitors must show in a showmanship OR a halter class.

 

5. All exhibitors must enter the Written Test class. Test scores will be used for ties breakers. This will be an official class, with awards, but the placings will NOT count towards the overall award. We will have two dates that an exhibitor can take the written test prior to fair. These dates are Monday, July 29th at 6pm and Saturday, August 3rd at 11:00am. Testing will take place at the Logan County Fair Grounds with the Written Test Superintendent, Theresa Baessler.

 

6. Horses are restricted to designated areas. This will be enforced by security officials.

 

7. Superintendents will determine whether an animal is a horse or a pony. Ponies are to be 13 hands 2 inches (54”) or under. All ponies will be measured.

 

8. Possible patterns to be used are shown in the Colorado 4-H Horse Rulebook. Copies of the Rulebook are available at the Extension Office. They may be run at the judge’s discretion.

 

9. Exhibit space is not available for Junior Horse Show entries, although stalls are available upon request for the show. Entries will be released immediately following judging.

 

10. The superintendent or judge may excuse a member and their horse from a class if they endanger the safety of others.

 

11. The Colorado 4-H Horse Show Rulebook and the Colorado 4-H Guide for Gymkhana are used as guides for the Junior Horse Show.

 

12. The use of “thigh straps” or any equipment used to tie the rider to the saddle is strictly prohibited.

 

13. DRESS CODE: Refer to current Colorado 4-H Horse Rulebook for specifics on each class.

 

14. ORDER OF EVENTS

Monday, July 29th

Written Test Session 1, 6:00pm LCFG Pavilion North of Rodeo Arena

Saturday, August 3rd

Written Test Session 2, 11:00am LCFG Exhibit Center Classroom.

Please enter through Lobby Doors.

Ranch Horse Show Registration, 11:30am-12:30pm LCFG Exhibit

Lobby.

Ranch Horse Show Classes Begin 1:00pm (Sr., Int., Jr.)

Ranch Riding

Ranch Horsemanship

Ranch Cowhorse

Team Roping

Breakaway Roping

Ranch Trail

Monday, August 5th

Performance Horse Show Registration, 7am-8am LCFG Exhibit Center

Lobby

Performance Horse Show Classes Begin 8:30am (Sr., Int., Jr.)

Showmanship

Halter

English Equitation

Western equitation

Western Riding

Reining

Trail (1pm-4pm in North Arena)

Tuesday, August 6th

Gymkhana Classes Begin 9am (Sr., Int., Jr.)

Goat Tying

Barrels

Flags

Poles

Keyhole

Awards Ceremony will be approximately one hour after completion of Gymkhana Events in the Exhibit Center Grandstands. 

 

Division: Halter Classes

Classes:

1 – Junior Mares (ages 5 & under)

2 – Aged Mares (ages 6 & over)

3 – Junior Geldings (ages 5 & under)

4 – Aged Geldings (ages 6 & over)


Halter Awards

Overall Champion Mare – Buckle Vic & Jean Ramey Memorial & Award Lambert Farms

Overall Reserve Champion Mare –Award Lu’s Buffalo Stop

Overall Champion Gelding – Buckle Richard Ramey Memorial & Award Mel Bornhoft Memorial

Overall Reserve Champion Gelding – A & C Livestock

 

Division: Performance Events

Project Rules

1. First and second place individuals in showmanship will compete in the Round Robin Showmanship on Friday.

 

2. All exhibitors must have completed the Colorado Horse Project Advancement Level 1 Western to compete in the Western Performance Classes. All exhibitors must have completed the Colorado Horse Project Advancement Level I English to compete in the English Class during the Performance Show.

 

3. Individual performance awards will be presented on the following basis (superintendent will use written test scores to determine the outcome in the case of a tie):

        a. Scores added for trophies will be on one horse.

        b. A maximum of five scores (best 5) will be totaled for an individual’s score.

        c. Ten points for 1st place, down to 1 point for 10th place. (If less than 10 in class, 1st place will receive 1 point for each person in the class then down to 1 point.) Superintendent and show management shall determine scoring for entries that receive no score.

 

Classes: Jr. Int. Sr.
Written Test 50 60 70
Showmanship 51 61 71
Trail Horse 52 62 72
Western Equitation 53 63 73
English Equitation 54 64 74
Western Riding 55 65 75
Reining 56 66 76

 

 

Showmanship Awards

Champion Junior Showman – Buckle Shine on Automotive

Award from RodeoLashes.com

Reserve Champion Junior Showman – Award Stull Ranch

Champion Intermediate Showman– Buckle Devonshire Acres

Award from Erickson Family

Reserve Champion Intermediate Showman – Award Zink Family

Champion Senior Showman – Buckle Schliesser Family

Award from Duncan Family

Reserve Champion Senior Showman – Award Shinn Family


Performance Awards

Champion Junior Performance Exhibitor – Buckle Big Iron, Jennifer Brown & Award Karen Kester Memorial

Reserve Champion Junior Performance Exhibitor – Award Y/4 Paint Horses

Champion Intermediate Performance Exhibitor– Buckle Sherrie & Mike Quint & Award Kester Pump Service

Reserve Champion Intermediate Performance Exhibitor – Award Allen & Melinda Hutt

Champion Senior Performance Exhibitor – Mavis C. Peavy Memorial Buckle Kathy Nelms & Award Duncan Family 

Reserve Champion Senior Performance Exhibitor – Award University Auto Parts

 

Division: Gymkhana

Project Rules

1. All exhibitors must have completed the Colorado Horse Project Advancement Level 1 western to compete in the gymkhana events.

 

2. A certified equestrian helmet with safety harness fastened in place is required in gymkhana events, activities and practice sessions. A “gymkhana” event refers to horseback speed events (timed or untimed) that do not use livestock. This includes, but is not limited to: barrel racing, pole bending, keyhole, flags and goat tying.

 

3. Altering distances may be necessary to make the arena safe.

 

4. Reruns:

           a. Reruns will be made at the end of the event or at the discretion of show management.

           b. A rerun may be awarded for failure of timing devices or timers, obstruction of the course as determined by the discretion of show management or breakage of arena equipment if it interferes with a run.

 

5. Ties in the individual events will be run off.

 

6. During all runs the arena gates should be closed. Contestants MUST enter and leave the arena at a walk.

 

7. A rider is considered to be mounted if his/her knees are on opposite sides of the backbone of the horse and no part of the rider touches the ground.

 

8. Disqualifications:

         a. Leaving the course or breaking the pattern

         b. Returning across the start-finish line before finishing the pattern

        c. If the contestant hits the horse with any equipment of the event (i.e. The flag)

        d. If the contestant abuses the horse (including excessive jerking of the reins, excessive or exaggerated use of the spurs, bats, etc.)

        e. If the contestant uses unsportsmanlike conduct in the arena (including profane language, disorderly conduct, or an unmanageable horse)

        f. Immobility or lack of forward progression (exceeding 60 seconds in events that do not require dismounting)

       g. If the contestant enters the arena without a cowboy hat or helmet

       h. Anytime a horse’s mouth is tied, fastened, or bleeding in a class

 

9. Individual gymkhana awards will be given on the following basis (superintendent will use written test scores to determine the outcome in the case of a tie):

     a. Scores for awards will be on one horse

     b. A maximum of four scores will be totaled for an individual’s score

     c. Ten points for 1st place, down to 1 point for 10th place. (If less than 10 in class, 1st place will receive 1 point for each person in the class then down to 1 point.) Superintendent and show management will determine scoring in classes where “no time” or “no score” is given.

 

10. Juniors will tie a ribbon on the goat’s tail; intermediates and Seniors will tie the goat down. String or ribbon must be straight and not pre-tied. No wire ropes or wire allowed.

 

Classes: Jr. Int. Sr.
Barrels 80 90 100
Poles 81 91 101
Flags 82 92 102
Keyhole 83 93 103
Goat Tying 84 94 104

 

 

Gymkhana Awards

Champion Junior Gymkhana Exhibitor – Buckle Wheeler Family & Award Johnson and Associates

Reserve Champion Junior Exhibitor – Award University Auto Parts

Champion Intermediate Gymkhana Exhibitor –Buckle Rasmussen Family & Award NJC Young Farmers

Reserve Champion Intermediate Exhibitor –Award Wells Fargo Advisors

Champion Senior Gymkhana Exhibitor – Buckle Sigmon Family & Award Trinidad Benham

Reserve Champion Senior Exhibitor – Award Stir-rups 4-H Club

 

Division: Ranch Horse

Project Rules

1. Junior participants in the ranch horse division are required to have passed the 4-H Advancement Level I Ranch Horse. Junior participants will not be allowed to enter in Ranch Cowhorse, Team Roping, or Breakaway Roping. The Intermediate and Senior ranch horse division participants are required to have passed the 4-H Advancement Level II Ranch Horse. Intermediate and Senior participants will be allowed to enter Ranch Cowhorse, Team Roping and Breakaway Roping.

 

2. Team roping entrants must designate team members (partner may be an adult) on entry forms to be turned into Extension Office by second Friday of July.

 

3. Team Roping exhibitors may enter only once per horse, with a limit of two horses per exhibitor.

 

4. There will be absolutely no late entries.

 

5. Ranch Cow Horse:

       a. For ideal cow work, each contestant, upon receiving a cow in the arena, shall hold the cow on the prescribed end of the arena for sufficient time to demonstrate the ability of horse to contain the cow on that end. After a reasonable amount of time, the contestant shall take the cow down the fence, until they pass the center point of the arena; at that time, they will stop their horse. We will have someone available to move the cattle out of the arena.

 

6. Individual ranch horse awards will be given on the following basis (superintendent will use written test scores to determine the outcome in the case of a tie):

      a. Scores for awards will be on one horse

      b. A maximum of four scores will be totaled for an individual’s score

      c. Ten points for 1st place, down to 1 point for 10th place. (If less than 10 in class, 1st place will receive 1 point for each person in the class then down to 1 point.) Superintendent and show management will determine scoring in classes where “no time” or “no score” is given.

 

Classes: Jr. Int. Sr.
Ranch Riding 111 120 130
Ranch Horsemanship 112 121 131
Ranch Cowhorse   122 132
Team Roping   123 133
Breakaway Roping   124 134
Ranch Trail 113 125 135

 

 

Ranch Horse Awards

Champion Junior Ranch Horse Exhibitor – Buckle Wagner Family & Award Neogen GeneSeek

Reserve Champion Junior Ranch Horse Exhibitor-Award Fran & Kay Morison

Champion Intermediate Ranch Horse Exhibitor-Buckle McKay Brothers, LLC & Award Neogen GeneSeek

Reserve Champion Intermediate Ranch Horse Exhibitor-Award AgTeck Repair

Champion Senior Ranch Horse Exhibitor – Buckle Armstrong Family & Award Royal Printing

Reserve Champion Senior Ranch Horse Exhibitor-Award Yost Construction

 

Overall Awards

1. Individual Overall awards will be awarded on the following basis:

           a. Scores for trophies will be on ONE horse

           b. Qualifying horse must be entered in either showmanship or a halter class in order to win an overall award with that horse. In addition, the exhibitor must have entered and competed in at least one event in each of the three divisions: performance, gymkhana, and cattle on same horse.

           c. Five top scores will be totaled on one horse. This overall score must include one score from each qualifying division (performance, gymkhana, cattle).(Ties will be broken using written test scores)

          d. Ten points for 1st place, down to one point for 10th place. (If less than ten in a class, 1st place will receive on point for each person in the class, down to one point for last place.)

 

Overall Exhibitor Awards

Champion Junior Exhibitor Overall– Buckle Plains Veterinary Service & Jacket Jimmy’s Pizza

Reserve Champion Junior Exhibitor Overall– Award McMurrin Electric Services

Champion Intermediate Exhibitor Overall – Buckle JL Hay Service & Jacket Filla Farms

Reserve Champion Intermediate Exhibitor Overall – Award Mitchek Feed & Grain

Champion Senior Exhibitor Overall- Buckle Expert Electric & Jacket Ramirez Farms

Reserve Champion Senior Exhibitor Overall-Award Equitable Savings & Loan

Junior Written Test-Award Theresa Baessler & Lyle Baessler

Intermediate Written Test-Award Theresa Baessler & Lyle Baessler

Senior Written Test-Award Theresa Baessler & Lyle Baessler

 

LYNN QUINT SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

This award is given in memory of Lynn Quint, a charter member of the Meshawa Riding Club, to foster her high ideals of sportsmanship. This coveted award is determined by a vote of the 4-H/FFAS Horse Show Participants. SPONSOR: Meshawa Riding Club

 

CORKY HRADECKY MEMORIAL AWARD

This award is given in memory of Corky Hradecky. This award will be given to the member receiving second place in the Sportsmanship Award.

SPONSOR:Meshawa Riding Club