JULY 24 - 28, 2018
Taylorville, Illinois
 ADMISSION

Open Western Horse Show

Saturday, July 28 • 9:00 AM

Total Premiums Offered: $600

INFIELD
Superintendent: Lacey Tex

 FREE ADMISSION

ENTRY FEE: $10.00
Entries close at start of class.


1361. Showmanship (18 and under)
1350. Showmanship (19 and over)
1362. Open Halter (horse 2 years and under)
1363. Gelding Halter -$100 added
1364. Mare Halter - $100 added
1365. Open Walk/Trot (youth 10 and under)
1351. Leadline (6 years and under)
1366. Country Pleasure (18 and under)
1367. Country Pleasure (19 and older)
1368. Jr. Horse - $50 added
1369. Sr. Horse - $50 added
1370. Western Pleasure (13 and under)
1371. Western Pleasure (14 – 15)
1372. Western Pleasure (19 and over) - $100 added
1373. Western Horsemanship (18 and under)
1352. Western Horsemanship (19 and over)
1341. Western Pleasure Stake OPEN - $100 added

** All-round Champion: Awarded neck ribbon **
** Reserve All-round Champion: Awarded neck ribbon **
A Horse show is a judged exhibition of horses and ponies. Most shows consist of a series of different performances, called classes, wherein a group of horses with similar training or characteristics 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 commands, 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 conformation. 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.

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  • Prairieland Ag
  • FNB
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