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Horse & Donkey Schedule

The Halifax Agricultural Show is affiliated to:

  • Open Entry for TSR NAF Five Star Showing Finals 2022
  • Veteran Horse Society – Area Qualifier 2022
  • Equifest – Early Qualifier for Equifest 2023
  • Heavy Horse/Shires

The Halifax Show Horse Section wishes to thank all sponsors and donors of prizes for their continued interest and support.

Also a big thank you goes to the horse section stewards and ring runners without whom we cannot operate.

Please be aware there will be a lunchbreak in each ring, determined by the relevant judge.

Horse Section Secretary:
Sarah Mangham
horse@halifaxshow.uk
07533 544771

Halifax Agricultural Show Equestrian Rules of Entry

  1. 1st prize money only will be awarded in classes with up to 4 entries. 1st & 2nd prize money will be awarded in classes with 5 – 8 entries. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize money will be awarded in classes with 9 or more entries. All prize money to be collected on day of the Show.
  2. Entries accepted by post or BACS payment online – see Entry form for full details.
  3. The organisers accept no responsibility for loss or damage, injury or accident to spectators, exhibitors, riders or their property as a result of attending this show. Please take appropriate care to prevent such accident or loss to yourselves and others. All competitors must hold suitable Public Liability insurance and a valid equine passport.
  4. Equine Influenza – all animals to have received an annual vaccination within 12 months of the show or if have had to start a new course proof of the 1st & 2nd vaccinations will be required..
  5. Riders must wear up to date hard hats secured with a chin strap. Hats which bear EN1384 or BSEN1384 along with another accepted standard, will be permitted. For example, BSEN1384 & PAS015 (1998 or 2011) along with the Kitemark or Inspec IC mark will be acceptable, but not BSEN1384 on its own.  This also applies to handlers 15 years and under.
  6. No persons other than the exhibitor, handler, judges and stewards are allowed into the rings.
  7. No horse/pony under 4yrs will be allowed to compete in any ridden class.
  8. No exercising of horses or ponies in the parking area. Please use the designated collecting ring only.  No cantering/galloping outside of the competition rings.  No lunging anywhere on the showground.
  9. Age for horse/pony and rider as at 1st January 2021.
  10. All stallions and colts should be suitably bitted and handled by persons 16 yrs. and over.
  11. The organiser’s reserve the right to divide, amalgamate or cancel any classes should entries warrant it.
  12. If an entry is late for a class, due to competing in another ring, the judge may wait 5 mins, or allow late entry to the ring, entirely at his/her own discretion. No refunds will be made.
  13. The Judge’s decision is final. Any formal objections should be made in writing (official form available from the Secretary’s marquee) and handed to the Secretary, accompanied by a deposit of £20, before leaving the show. The deposit will be refunded if the objection is upheld and you will be notified of the decision by post.
  14. No horse/pony to be left unattended tied outside a horsebox/trailer.
  15. No mucking out on the showground and please take all litter home with you.
  16. Mistreatment of any animal on the Showground will not be tolerated. The organisers reserve the right to ask anyone to leave.
  17. By entering any class you agree to abide by the rules above. The above rules are additional to the general show rules.

AFFILIATION

TSR NAF Five Star Showing Finals

For 2022 the finals will be OPEN ENTRY (no qualification required). For dates go to www.theshowingregister.co.uk

Equifest

This show is affiliated to Equifest taking place at the East of England Showground in August 2023. The two highest placed exhibits not already qualified in each affiliated class will qualify. Visit www.equifest.org.uk for further information.

Veteran Horse Society – AREA QUALIFIER 2022

First round qualifier for the Veteran Horse Society Supreme Final: 

VETERAN HORSE OF THE YEAR 2022

Kindly Sponsored by Allen & Page.

 Open to members and non-members.  All competitors and grooms must adhere to VHS Rules in all circumstances.  Failure to do so may result in immediate disqualification.

 VHS Regional Final qualification. All competitors placed 1st to 4th in each age category will qualify for the corresponding class at VHS Regional Finals. Members must carry their cards in the ring and have their showing card signed by the judge in the ring as proof of qualification. Non-members will receive a red qualification card which can be exchanged for signed showing card when applying for VHS membership. It is the competitors responsibility to present their Showing card to the judge.

Regional Finals are open to members only.

 All competitors are eligible to enter open classes at the National Veteran Championships, to be held at Arena UK Lincolnshire on 30th September to 2nd October 2022.  No qualification or membership necessary.  See VHS website for schedule.

 For further information please visit the VHS website www.veteran-horse-society.co.uk  or telephone the VHS Show Office on 01239 881300 or 07789 514004.

CLASSES

UNAFFILATED SHOW JUMPING CLASSES

All unafilliated classes to be run under British Show Jumping Rules

START 09:00 – RING 1

MINI CLEAR ROUND

1 Hour. Not to exceed 30cm. Have a go on the day, pay at ringside. £5 a round. Special rosettes to all clear rounds.

CLEAR ROUND

1 Hour. Not to exceed 50cm. Have a go on the day, pay at ringside. £5 a round. Special rosettes to all clear rounds.

Pre-entry Fee = £10/class. On the day = £15/class

Prizes: 1st – £12, 2nd – £10, 3rd – £8.
Rosettes to 5th Place

CLASS 1

Ponies Unaffiliated 60cm – Open to all suitable riders on ponies 148cm and under.
Not to exceed 60cm.
Single Phase, second half of course will be timed.

CLASS 2

Ponies Unaffiliated 70cm – Open to all suitable riders on ponies 148cm and under.
Not to exceed 70cm.
Single Phase, second half of course will be timed.

CLASS 3

Ponies Unaffiliated 80cm – Open to all suitable riders on ponies 148cm and under.
Not to exceed 80cm.
Single Phase, second half of course will be timed.

KINDLY SPONSORED BY LG EQUESTRIAN

NOT BEFORE 13:00

CLEAR ROUND

1 Hour. Not to exceed 50cm. Have a go on the day, pay at ringside. £5 a round. Special rosettes to all clear rounds.

Pre-entry Fee = £10/class. On the day = £15/class

Prizes: 1st – £12, 2nd – £10, 3rd – £8.
Rosettes to 5th Place

CLASS 4

Horses Unaffiliated 60cm – Open to all suitable riders on horses over 148cm.
Not to exceed 60cm.
Single Phase, second half of course will be timed.

CLASS 5

Horses Unaffiliated 70cm – Open to all suitable riders on horses over 148cm.
Not to exceed 70cm.
Single Phase, second half of course will be timed.

CLASS 6

Horses Unaffiliated 80cm – Open to all suitable riders on horses over 148cm.
Not to exceed 80cm.
Single Phase, second half of course will be timed.

CLASS 7

Horses Unaffiliated 90cm – Open to all suitable riders on horses over 148cm.
Not to exceed 90cm.
Single Phase, second half of course will be timed.

KINDLY SPONSORED BY STAINLAND SANDWICH BAR

WORKING HUNTER CLASSES

JUDGE: MR JOHN LLOYD

PLEASE NOTE ALL RIDDEN PONIES MUST BE RIDDEN BY RIDER OF CORRECT SIZE AND AGE

Pre-entry Fee for all Working Hunter Classes: £10
Entries on the day: £15

Prizes: 1st – £15, 2nd – £10, 3rd – £5.
Rosettes to 5th Place

Each Competitor can only enter a maximum of 2 working hunter classes

START 09:30 – RING 2

CLASS 8

Lead Rein & First Ridden Working Hunter
Combinations not to have won a working hunter class before 1st January 2022
Leading Rein riders to be 10 year or under as of 1st January 2022.
First Ridden riders to be 12 or under as of 1st January 2022
Maximum height of fences 30cm.  No fillers.

Kindly sponsored by Ringstone Royd Livery, Barkisland

CLASS 9

Beginners Working Hunter
Combinations not to have been placed 1st or 2nd in any Working Hunter class prior to 2022. Mare or gelding, 4 years or over. Maximum height of fences 55cm.

Kindly sponsored by SJA Equestrian Services, Otley

CLASS 10

Novice Working Hunter
Mare or gelding, 4 years or over. Maximum height of fences 65cm.

Kindly sponsored by Ringstone Royd Livery, Barkisland

CLASS 11

Mountain & Moorland Working Hunter Ponies Small Breeds
Dartmoor, Exmoor, Shetland and Welsh Section A&B.  Riders any age.  Ponies to be shown in a natural state.  Mare or gelding, 4 years or over.
Maximum height of fences 65cm.

Kindly sponsored by Baywood Cabins

CLASS 12

Mountain & Moorland Working Hunter Ponies Large Breeds
Connemara, Dales, Fells, Highland, New Forest and Welsh Section C&D.  Riders any age.  Ponies to be shown in a natural state.  Mare or gelding, 4 years or over.  Maximum height of fences 80cm.

Kindly sponsored by Holly’s Art

CLASS 13

Intermediate Working Hunter
Mare or gelding, 4 years or over.
Maximum height of fences 85cm.

Kindly sponsored by Stainland Sandwich Bar

CLASS 14

Open Working Hunter
Mare or gelding, 4 years or over.
Maximum height of fences 95cm.

CHAMPION & RESERVE

For classes 8-14
1st & 2nd Prize winners – £10 and £5 respectively.

Kindly sponsored by SJA Equestrian Services, Otley

 

IN HAND CLASSES

JUDGE: MS CAROL SWARBRICK

Pre entries for all In Hand Classes: £10.00. Entries on the day: £15.00
Prize Money: 1st Prize – £15.00, 2nd Prize – £10.00, 3rd Prize – £5.00
Rosettes to 5th Place

Equifest

This show is affiliated to Equifest. The 2 highest exhibits not already qualified in each affiliated class will qualify for the relevant Equifest OPEN class to be held at the East of England Showground in 2023.
Visit www.equifest.org.uk for further information.

START 09:30 – RING 3

CLASS 15

OPEN YOUNG STOCK 3 YEARS & UNDER
Rosettes for best yearling, 2 year old, 3 year old and mare and foal. To be judged on conformation, overall appearance and type.

CLASS 16

OPEN BEST CONDITIONED HORSE OR PONY – TSR QUALIFIER
To be judged on overall health and condition.

CLASS 17

EQUIFEST/BSPA OPEN IN HAND PIEBALD/SKEWBALD – TSR QUALIFIER
Stallion, mare, colt, filly or gelding, any age.  The first three places will also qualify for the BSPA Championships. Subject to their rules & conditions.

CLASS 18

UNUSUAL COLOURED – TSR QUALIFIER
Roans, duns, spotted.

CLASS 19

BEST YOUNG HANDLER
To be run as one class, but judged as separate aged categories: 10 and under, 11-16.

Kindly sponsored by Ringstone Royd Livery

REGISTERED AND UNREGISTERED OPEN MOUNTAIN AND MOORLAND

CLASS 20

EQUIFEST/SPILLERS OPEN TO IN-HAND M&M SMALL BREEDS – TSR QUALIFIER
Ponies registered with their respective pure bred societies of Dartmoor, Exmoor, Shetland, Welsh A&B. Open to unregistered small breeds but only Registered ponies would qualify for Equifest. Stallion, mare, colt, filly or gelding, any age.

Kindly sponsored by SJA Equestrian Services, Otley

CLASS 21

EQUIFEST/SPILLERS OPEN TO IN-HAND M&M LARGE BREEDS – TSR QUALIFIER
Ponies registered with their respective pure bred societies of Connemara, Dales, Fell, Highland, New Forest, Welsh C&D. Open to unregistered large breeds but only Registered ponies would qualify for Equifest. Stallion, mare, colt, filly or gelding, any age.

CHAMPION & RESERVE

For classes 15-21
1st & 2nd Prize winners – £10 and £5 respectively.

Thanks to Burnhills (Equestrian, Pet & Livestock specialists), Cleckheaton.

 

CLASS 22

VETERAN IN-HAND, COMBINED AGE CLASS (15 years and over)
To be run as one class but judged as separate age categories: Diamond Veteran (25 years and over), Veteran (20–24 years) & Pre-Veteran (15–19 years). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height. 

THERE WILL BE A 20 MINUTE BREAK BETWEEN CLASSES 22 & 23 TO ALLOW TACK TO BE CHANGED AND A RIDDEN WARM UP TO TAKE PLACE

CLASS 23

VETERAN RIDDEN, COMBINED AGE CLASS (15 years and over)
To be run as one class but judged as separate age categories: Diamond Veteran (25 years and over), Veteran (20–24 years) & Pre-Veteran (15–19 years). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height.

VETERAN IN HAND & RIDDEN CHAMPIONSHIP

CHAMPION & RESERVE

For classes 22 & 23
1st & 2nd Prize winners – £10 and £5 respectively.

1st & 2nd prizewinners from each category in Veteran classes 22 and 23 will compete for The May Memorial Cup.  To be held for one year.

RIDDEN CLASSES

Judge: Ms Christine Senior

PLEASE NOTE ALL RIDDEN PONIES MUST BE RIDDEN BY RIDER OF CORRECT SIZE AND AGE

Pre entries for all Ridden Classes: £10.00. Entries on the day: £15.00
Prize Money: 1st Prize – £15.00, 2nd Prize – £10.00, 3rd Prize – £5.00
Rosettes to 5th Place

START 09:00 – RING 4

CLASS 24

EQUIFEST/JUNE TAYLOR SHOW PONY LEAD REIN & OPEN SHOW HUNTER PONY LEAD REIN  – BOTH TSR QUALIFIERS

To be run as one class.

Please note: the first 2 highest exhibits not already qualified from each section for both Show Pony Lead Rein and Open Show Hunter Pony Lead Rein will qualify for the relevant Equifest Open class to be held at the East of England Showground in August 2023.

Leading Rein Pony – Mare or gelding, 4 years old & over not exceeding 128cm. Riders not to have attained their 8th birthday before 1st January in the current year. To be led by an attendant and shown in a snaffle bridle. Lead rein to be attached to the noseband only

Show Hunter Pony: Lead Rein – Mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, not exceeding 128cm. Riders not to have attained their 9th birthday before 1st January in the current year.

CLASS 25

NOVICE SHOWING – TSR QUALIFIER
Mare or gelding, 4 years and over.  Not to have been placed 1st in any ridden class prior to 2022.  To be shown in a snaffle bridle.

CLASS 26

EQUIFEST OPEN RIDDEN HACKS AND NUPAFEED RIDING HORSES – TSR QUALIFIER

To be run as one class.

Please note: the first 2 highest exhibits not already qualified from each section for both Lead Rein and Show Hunter Pony will qualify for the relevant Equifest Open class to be held at the East of England Showground in August 2023.

Open Show Hacks, mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, exceeding 148cm but not exceeding 160cm.  Riders any age.

Open Riding Horse, mare or gelding, 4 years and over, any height. Riders any age.

CLASS 27

EQUIFEST OPEN RIDDEN HUNTERS – TSR QUALIFIER
Open Ridden Hunter, mare or gelding, 4 years old & over, exceeding 153cms.  Riders any age.

Kindly sponsored by Wolfenden & Son Farriers

CLASS 28

OPEN RIDDEN COBS
Mare or gelding, 4 years and over, exceeding 148cm. Riders any age. Open to show cobs, traditional and natives.

CLASS 29

OPEN RIDDEN MINI COBS
Mare or gelding, 4 years and over, not exceeding 148cm. Riders any age. Open to show cobs, traditional and natives.

CLASS 30

EQUIFEST OPEN RIDDEN PIEBALD/SKEWBALD – TSR QUALIFIER
Open ridden Piebald/Skewbald stallion, mare or gelding, 4 years and over.  Riders any age. 

The first three places will also qualify for the BSPA Championship.  Subject to their show rules and conditions.

CLASS 31

UNUSUAL COLOURED – TSR QUALIFIER
Roans, duns, spotted.

REGISTERED AND UNREGISTERED OPEN MOUNTAIN AND MOORLAND

CLASS 32

EQUIFEST OPEN TO RIDDEN M&M SMALL BREEDS – TSR QUALIFIER
Ponies registered with their respective pure bred societies of Dartmoor, Exmoor, Shetland Welsh A&B. Open to unregistered small breeds but only Registered ponies would qualify for Equifest.

CLASS 33

EQUIFEST OPEN TO RIDDEN M&M LARGE BREEDS – TSR QUALIFIER
Ponies registered with their respective pure bred societies of Connemara, Dales, Fell, Highland, New Forest, Welsh C&D. Open to unregistered large breeds but only Registered ponies would qualify for Equifest.

CHAMPION & RESERVE

For classes 24 – 33
1st & 2nd Prize winners – £10 and £5 respectively.

Kindly sponsored by NSF Rosettes

EQUITATION CLASSES

To be judged on the riders skill in producing the horse or pony, Mares or geldings, 4 yrs or over, any height.
To be shown in a snaffle bridle. Conformation will not be taken into account.

Start: Not before 13:00 – Ring 4

NOT BEFORE 13:00 – RING 4

CLASS 34

EQUITATION RIDER – TSR QUALIFIER
16 years and under

Kindly sponsored by LG Equestrian

CLASS 35

EQUITATION RIDER – TSR QUALIFIER
17 years and over

CHAMPION & RESERVE

For classes 34 & 35
1st & 2nd Prize winners – £10 and £5 respectively.

DONKEY CLASSES

Judge: Mrs Helen Singleton-Bell


Pre-Entry Fee – £10/class. Entries on the day – £15/class
Prize Money: 1st Prize £12, 2nd Prize £8, 3rd Prize – £5
Rosettes to 4th Place

 

START 10:00 – RING 5

CLASS 36

BEST CONDITIONED AND TURNED OUT DONKEY

CLASS 37

STALLION AND GELDING 4 YEARS AND OVER

CLASS 38

MARE at least 4 years old, or BROOD MARE at least 5 years with own foal at foot
Foal to be at least 6 weeks old on show date

CLASS 39

YOUNG STOCK 3 years and under

CHAMPION & RESERVE

For classes 36 – 39
1st & 2nd Prize winners – £10 and £5 respectively.

CLASS 40

YOUNG HANDLER for children aged 3-15 years
Competitors will be required to complete a short test as required by the judge.
No entire donkeys.

CLASS 41

LONG REINING
Mare or gelding 3 years or over.

OPEN HEAVY HORSE SECTION

Judge: Mr Colin Dawson


An appearance fee of £10 will be paid to each exhibitor

Entry Fee – £8/class
Prize Money: 1st Prize £30 , 2nd Prize £20, 3rd Prize – £15, 4th Prize – £10
Rosettes to 5th Place
PLEASE NOTE – THE PRIZE MONEY IS SUBJECT TO ENTRIES

SWYSHHS FOAL ACCUMULATOR

Open to pure bred Shire Horses born in 2022

Participating Shows: Honley, Harthill Carnival, Emley, Halifax and Penistone.

Points will be awarded according to the placings of the foal in the foal classes (classes may be split into filly and colt – at each show’s discretion).

Points awarded as follows: 1st – 5pts , 2nd – 4pts, 3rd – 3pts, 4th – 2pts , 5th – 1pt.
This accumulator competition is open to everyone. Membership of any of the show societies is not required.

Champion foal from the accumulator will receive £200, kindly donated by SWYSHHS
Reserve Champion foal will receive £100, kindly donated by Messrs R & R Bedford of Hartcliff Shires.

IN HAND

NOT BEFORE 12 NOON – RING 5

IN HAND

CLASS 42

BROOD MARE WITH FOAL AT FOOT

CLASS 43

BEST COLT OR FILLY FOAL TO BE BORN IN 2021
Must have entered class 40 – Brood mare with foal at foot

CLASS 44

YEARLING FILLY, COLT OR GELDING

CLASS 45

2 YEAR OLD FILLY OR GELDING

CLASS 46

3 YEAR OLD UPWARDS MARE OR GELDING

CLASS 47

4 YEAR OLD UPWARDS MARE OR GELDING

CLASS 48

YOUNG HANDLER – FILLY OR GELDING
Minimum age of handler: 12

RIDDEN

CLASS 49

RIDDEN HEAVY HORSE

CHAMPION & RESERVE

Champion Heavy Horse in Show – £100

Reserve Champion Heavy Horse in Show – £50

CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE JUDGED IN THE MAIN RING

The Perpetual Rose Bowl Trophy will be presented to the winner of the Championship.
To be held for 1 year.