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TAYLORVILLE — The Open Western Horse Sho will be held at the Grandstand Infield on Saturday July 24 at 9:00 AM. Entry fee for the event will be $10.
Total Premiums Offered: $600
A Horse show is a judged exhibition of horses and ponies. Most shows consist of a series of dif- ferent performances, called classes, wherein a group of horses with simi- lar training or characteris- tics compete against one another for prize money and awards.
Pleasure horses are shown at the walk, jog, and lope, on the rail, and in both directions. Reverses (a turn in the other direction, performed in a teardrop fashion) are always executed away from the rail, and only at the walk and jog, because at the lope it would involve a lead change. The announcer gives the riders the appropriate com- mands, like Walk your horses, Jog your horses, Lope your horses, or Reverse, at a signal from the judge. At the discretion of the judge, he can ask for an extended jog (trot) to determine his placings in a western pleasure competition. Halter is a type of horse show class where horses are shown “in hand,” meaning that they are led, not ridden, and are judged on their conformation and suitability as breeding stock. Showmanship at Halter” or “Halter Showmanship” It involves a person on the ground leading a horse, wearing a halter or bridle, through a series of maneuvers called a pattern. The horse itself is not judged on its con- formation. Rather, the exhibitor is judged on how well he or she exhibits the animal to its best advantage, with additional scoring for the grooming and presentation of both horse and handler. In Western Horsemanship the skill of the rider is tested as well as the degree of training of his or her horse. Basically, what counts is how well the two work together, how harmonious their concerted performance is.
1350. Showmanship (18 and under)
1351. Showmanship (19 and over)
1352. Open Halter (horse 2 years and under)
1353. Gelding Halter – $100 added
1354. Mare Halter – $100 added
1355. Open Walk/Trot
(youth 10 and under) 1356. Lead line (6 years and under)
1357. Hunter Under Saddle
1358. Country Pleasure
(18 and under)
1359. Country Pleasure
(19 and older)
1360. Jr. Horse – $50 added
1361. Sr. Horse – $50 added
1362. Western Pleasure
(18 and under)
1363. Western Pleasure (19 and over) – $100 added
1364. Western Horsemanship (18 and under)
1365. Western Horsemanship (19 and over)
1366. Western Pleasure Stake OPEN – $100 added
** All-round Champion: Awarded neck ribbon **
** Reserve All-round Champion: Awarded neck ribbon **