Equitation Divisions

Lead Line

  • Open to children six (6) and under.
  • May be asked to trot.
  • May cross enter Shortest
  • walk and walk trot only.
  • If more than on class is held, points for all classes will count, however, there will be no bonus points for champion and reserve.

Shortest Stirrup

  • Open to children eight (8) and under.
  • Riders may cross-enter Pleasure Pony and Short Stirrup only.
  • Suggested classes: Walk, Walk/Trot, Walk/Trot/Center, Walk/Trot with 2X.

Short Stirrup

  • Open to children ten (10) and under.
  • Riders may cross-enter other divisions except at an AHSA Recognized Horse Show.
  • Suggested classes: Walk/Trot, Walk/Trot/Canter, O/F/

Beginner Equitation

  • Fences 2′. May trot corners in the O/F class.
  • Riders in their first or second year of showing.
  • Managers are encouraged to split this division juniors and adults.
  • Riders may cross-enter Pleasure Horse/Pony, Low Children’s/Low Adult Hunter and Novice equitation.

Equitation 13 & Under

  • Fences 2′ – 2″3 Ponies;
  • 2’6″ Horses.
  • Open to all ponies and horses.

Equitation 14-17

  • Fences 2’9″ – 3′.
  • Open to all ponies and horses.

Adult Equitation

  • Fences 2’9″ – 3′.
  • Open to all horses.
  • Adults who are amateurs

Novice Equitation

  • Open to Junior and Adult riders who have not won three (3) blue ribbons in equitation prior to December 1, Previous year. (Excluding Beginner Rider Ribbons won)
  • To be split Junior/Adult whenever entries warrant.
  • Separate awards at year end awards.

CCHSA Pony Medal**

  • Fences 2′ Smalls;
  • 2’3″ Mediums;
  • 2’6″ Larges.
  • Open to all ponies.
  • To be shown over a minimum of eights (8) fences.
  • Top riders may be brought back to work and or test on the flat.
  • Top twenty (20) riders at the end of the show season will be invited to compete in the Year-End Finals.
  • ANY RIDER WHO HAS QUALIFIED FOR EITHER THE ASPCA MACLAY OR AHSA MEDAL/AHSA PONY MEDAL FINALS IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE IN THE CCHSA FINALS.
  • All three Medals must be offered at a horse show.
  • Judge must be a recognized judge at the Year-End finals.

CCHSA Horse Medal**

  • Fences 2’9″ – 3′.
  • Same specs as Pony Medal, horses only.

CCHSA Adult Medal**

  • Fences 2’9″ to 3′.
  • Same specs as Pony Medal,
  • horses ridden by adult amateurs.

** REGARDING MEDAL FINALS: All winners of previous years finals are NOT eligible to compete in the finals for one (1) year. A riders age is determined by his/her age as of December 1 of the previous year. If you are six on 12/1, but turn seven on 12/2, you may ride as a six year old all year. Children born on 12/1 must ride as the older age.

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