Horse & Donkey

ROMSEY SHOW – HORSE SCHEDULE 2017

Online entries for 2017 will open shortly, we are currently having our online entry software updated. A paper entry form can be downloaded HERE in the meantime.

HORSES

PRESIDENTS RING (1)

08:45hrs
Judge: Julie Crowley, Gwent
Class 1 SENIOR RIDDEN – Open 4 years old or over, any height. Riders must be 40 years or over on 1st January.
Special prize to the greatest combined age of horse and rider, Special prize to best Riding Club member to
wear a RED arm band, special prize to best rider on a New Forest Pony. TSR Riders Finals – 1st & 2nd riders
qualify and will receive a qualification card in the ring. Full details at www.theshowingregister.co.uk
Judges: To be announced on the day

Class 2 SOUTHERN RIDDEN VETERAN HAMPSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP
Open to horses/ponies who have received an invitation from a nominated show and who have returned
their invitation with their entry form and fee. Details from www.romseyshow.co.uk

PALMERSTON RING (2)
WORKING HUNTER PONIES RIHS Qualifiers

(Run under the rules of the NPS)
The NPS/NAF M&M Working Hunter Pony Longines Royal International Horse Show Championship Open to
pure bred registered M&M stallions, mares and geldings, five years old or over. The owner must be a Qualifying
or Life member of the NPS for the pony to enter this competition. Riders may only ride one pony in each class.
The highest placed pony from each class to qualify for the final at Hickstead 2018. Qualification may pass down
to third in the event first and second have already qualified. At the final riders must also be NPS members. NPS
Membership cards are no longer required to be shown in the ring to qualify.
This is also a qualifier for NEDZ/Equifest (5) taking place at the East of England Showground in August 2018. The
two highest exhibits not already qualified in each class will qualify. equifest.org.uk.

Judge: Lizzie Briant, Wilts and Ms D Spears Course builder: Lisa Kelly
08:30hrs Course Walk
Entry fees: £30.00 (inc RIHS Levy) Non Romsey Show Members, £27.00 (inc RIHS Levy) Romsey Show Members

Class 3 NPS/NAF M&M Working Hunter Pony Longines RIHS Championship Ponies exceeding 143cm.
THE MORGAN GILES CUP (98) is awarded to the winner of this class

Class 4 NPS/NAF M&M Working Hunter Pony Longines RIHS Championship Ponies exceeding 133cm but not
exceeding 143cm.
THE FOXWOOD PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (57) will be awarded to the winner of this class.

Class 5 NPS/NAF M&M Working Hunter Pony Longines RIHS Championship
Ponies exceeding 122cm but not exceeding 133cm.
THE OWEN LOCKYER BOWL (40) to the winner of this class.

Class 6 NPS/NAF M&M Working Hunter Pony Longines RIHS Championship. Ponies not exceeding 122cm.
THE HURSLEY HUNT CUP (121) is awarded to the winner of this class.

WORKING HUNTER PONY CHAMPIONSHIP for RIHS classes
Champion £25 and Reserve £20
THE LOWMAN SALVER (120) In memory of Mr. Keith Lowman to the winner of the Championship.
WORKING HUNTER/PONIES
(Unaffiliated)
TSR Riders Finals – 1st & 2nd riders qualify and will receive a qualification card in the ring. Full details at www.
theshowingregister.co.uk This is also a qualifier for KRIS/Equifest (11) taking place at the East of England
Showground in August 2018. The two highest exhibits not already qualified in each class will qualify. equifest.
org.uk.

Judge: Mr Michael Coombs, Somerset Course builder: Lisa Kelly

Class 7 OPEN WORKING HUNTERS/PONIES 4 years old over, riders any age 148cm and under. Fence height
approx. 69cms – 85cms. Special to the best Novice wearing a RED arm band not to have won a 1st prize
valued at £10 or over. Entries may be limited

Class 8 OPEN WORKING HUNTERS/PONIES 4 years and over, riders any age, exceeding 148cm. Fence height
approx. 76cms – 99cms. Special to the best Novice wearing a RED arm band not to have won a 1st prize
valued at £10 or over. Special Rosette to the best RoR in this class. Entries may be limited.
This class was generously sponsored in 2016 by Robin Austin Chartered Surveyor.
WORKING HUNTER PONY CHAMPIONSHIP
Champion £25 and Reserve £20

Category Two

Show jumping entries close 31st August 2017
Judges: Mrs D Longland, Mrs J Barker, Mrs M Hunter Course Builder: Mr Neil Theobald

Class 9 SMALL OPEN JUMPING – Height 1.10m. For registered horses, ridden by Adult, Associate or Junior
members. Table A7. 325mpm.
Entry £17 – Members £14
Prize Money: 1st £50, 2nd £40, 3rd £35, 4th £30, 5th £25, 6th £20, 7th £17, 8th £17
THE VOLVO PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (60) kindly presented by Messrs. Rudds of Southampton to
the winner of this class.

Class 10 EQUITOP MYOPLAST FOXHUNTER / 1.20m OPEN– first round. – Horses Grade C which have not won a
total of 700 points and horses born in or after 2010 irrespective of points. To be ridden by Adult, Associate
or Junior members, Table A7, 350mpm, Rule No 310. In the event of 30 or more starters this class will be
split. Horses may compete in one section only. 1st Rosette kindly sponsored by Equitop Myoplast
Entry £20 – Members £18
Prize Money: 1st £100, 2nd £80, 3rd £60, 4th £40, 5th £20

Class 11 SENIOR 1.25m OPEN for registered horses. Adult, Associate or Junior members. Height approx: 1.25m.
Table A7, 350 mpm.
Entry £25 – Members £23
Prize Money: 1st £ 300, 2nd £175, 3rd £150, 4th £90, 5th £80, 6th £60, 7th £50, 8th £25
THE HEATHERCOMBE STUD CUP (100) kindly presented by Mrs. R.G. Moody for the winner of this class.

RING 3

09:00hrs
Judge: TBA
Class 12 RIDDEN HORSE/HUNTER Stallion, mare or gelding, 4 years and over, any height, riders any age. Special
rosette and £10 to the highest placed horse that has hunted in the last season. To receive the prize,
accompany your entry with a letter from the Hunt confirming your hunting days. This is a qualifier for
the Nupafeed/Equifest (16) Riding Horse. The two highest placed exhibits not already qualified will
qualify for the Equifest Championship to be held at the East of England Showground in August 2018.
TSR Riders Finals – 1st & 2nd riders qualify and will receive a qualification card in the ring. Full details at
www.theshowingregister.co.uk
THE LEPPARD CUP (3) to the winner of this class.
(N.B. Ridden part bred Heavy Horse Class No 84 in the Heavy Horse Ring)

(Run under the rules of the Retraining of Racehorses Rules and Regulations)
Class 13 RoR AMATEUR Ridden Show Series Qualifier (Formally TARRA)
Open to all RoR and NR registered horses, 4yrs and over, mares and geldings, owned, produced
and ridden by an Amateur. The Series is open to AMATEURS only – those employed in racing will be
allowed to compete. Class will be judged under ‘riding horse’ format without ‘type’ being taken into
consideration. Blemishes caused through racing will be ignored. The first three horses will qualify.
The Judge will not ride at the qualifier but will ride in the final. This class is a qualifier for the RoR
AMATEUR Ridden Show Series FINAL at the RoR National Championship Show at Aintree, August 2018.
Rosettes 1st – 6th. Prizes – 1st £40 plus RoR jacket, 2nd £30, 3rd £20, 4th £10
Amateur definition:
An Amateur is a person who for the purpose of RoR classes does not/has not during the current season
or previous season: Engage(d) in breeding, livery, buying or selling, dealing or hiring horses (for the
show ring) in a commercial capacity. Horses must not have been stabled at or reside in a Professional
Producer’s/Trainer’s yard (in the current season or previous season). Riders must not have ridden
any animals produced by a Professional Producer/Trainer in the current or previous season. Horses
and riders must not have received any help from a Professional Producer/Trainer at a SHOW in the
current or previous season. Horses must not have been ridden at a show by a rider who has ridden for
a Professional Producer/Trainer in the current or previous season. Any breaches of this ruling will be
taken seriously and will result in disqualification from future classes.
THE CURTIS CHALLENGE TROPHY (2) kindly presented by the late Major & Mrs. P P Curtis to the winner
of this class.

Class 14 RIDDEN COB TYPE Open, mare or gelding, 4 years and over, exceeding 148cm. May be shown hogged
or plaited. Special rosette for the highest placed Novice who has never won a first placed rosette and
wearing a RED arm band. This is a qualifier for the Nupafeed/Equifest (17) Ridden Cob and The Hood
Show Team/Eqiufest Maxi Cob (18) over 155cms. The two highest placed exhibits not already qualified
will qualify for the Equifest Championship to be held at the East of England Showground in August 2018.
TSR Riders Finals – 1st & 2nd riders qualify and will receive a qualification card in the ring. Full details
at www.theshowingregister.co.uk
THE FRIAR TUCK PERPETUAL CUP (123) will be awarded to the winner.

Class 15 RIDDEN COMPETITION/SPORTS/DRESSAGE HORSE over 148cm 4 years old and over. Special rosette
for the highest placed Novice who has never won a first placed rosette and wearing a RED arm band.
Method of judging: horses and ponies to enter the ring as a class, perform an individual show (you
may be asked to gallop in your individual show) but will not be ridden by the judge. TSR Riders
Finals – 1st & 2nd riders qualify and will receive a qualification card in the ring. Full details at www.
theshowingregister.co.uk
THE CHILBOLTON DOWN UP (34) to the winner of this class.

RING 3 CHAMPIONSHIP 1st and 2nd prize winners from classes 12, 13, 14 and 15. Champion £25
Reserve £15
THE RAPPAHANNOCK PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (58) kindly presented by Mr. & Mrs. O. A. S. Cutts
to the Champion.

LEADING REIN AND FIRST RIDDEN

This is a qualifier for the Cavernoma Alliance UK/Equifest (3), taking place at the East of England Showground in
August 2018. This is a qualifier for the Nathan Arnold Show Team/Equifest (4) taking place at the East of England
Showground in August 2018. The two highest exhibits not already qualified will qualify. TSR Riders Finals – 1st &
2nd riders qualify and will receive a qualification card in the ring. Full details at www.theshowingregister.co.uk
Judge: Julie Crowley, Gwent

Class 16 M & M LEADING REIN CHAMPIONSHIP. Mares and geldings 4 years old and over, not exceeding
122 cm. Ponies must be registered in the main body of their respective M&M stud book. Dartmoor,
Exmoor, Shetland, New Forest, Welsh Section A or B. Riders must have attained their 3rd birthday but
must not have attained their 9th birthday before the 1st January in the current year. To be led by an
attendant and shown in a snaffle bit, the lead rein to be attached to the noseband only. The reins must
go directly from the bit to the rider’s hands.
THE HURST CHALLENGE CUP (36) to the winner of this class.

Class 17 M & M FIRST RIDDEN PONY CHAMPIONSHIP. Mares and geldings 4 years old and over, not exceeding
128cm. Ponies must be registered in the main body of their respective M&M stud book. Dartmoor,
Exmoor, Shetland, New Forest, Welsh Section A or B. Any suitable bridle accepted. Riders must have
attained their 3rd birthday but must not have attained their 12th birthday before the 1st January in the
current year.
THE CRADDOCK PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (55) kindly presented by Lady Craddock to the winner of
this class.
M & M MINI CHAMPIONSHIP 1st & 2nd from classes 16 and 17
THE HURSLEY PONY CLUB PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY (45) to the Champion.

RIDDEN WELSH

This is also a qualifier for The Hewitt Family/Equifest (2), taking place at the East of England Showground in
August 2018. The two highest exhibits not already qualified in each class will qualify. www.equifest.org.uk
TSR Riders Finals – 1st & 2nd riders qualify and will receive a qualification card in the ring. Full details at www.
theshowingregister.co.uk
Judge: Mr Justin Davis, Popsters Stud,Glos

Class 18 RIDDEN M & M WELSH A & B – mares and geldings only 4 years old and over
Class 19 RIDDEN M & M WELSH C – mares and geldings only 4 years old and over
This class was generously sponsored in 2016 by Mr & Mrs B Orange.
Class 20 RIDDEN M & M WELSH D – mares and geldings only 4 years old and over
RIDDEN WELSH CHAMPIONSHIP – 1st and 2nd from above classes.
This class was generously sponsored in 2016 by Ray Meader & Sons.

YOUNG RIDER

TSR Riders Finals – 1st & 2nd riders qualify and will receive a qualification card in the ring. Full details at www.
theshowingregister.co.uk
Judge: Julie Crowley, Gwent

Class 21 YOUNG RIDER Any breed and type. Mares or geldings, 4 years and over – not exceeding 148cm. Riders
must not have attained their 16th birthday before 1st January in the current year.
This class was generously sponsored in 2016 by Sherlock Boswell Architecture.

RING 4
WELSH IN HAND

TSR In Hand Finals – The two highest placed handlers with a TSR In Hand Card will qualify in any In Hand class.
Handlers MUST have their cards signed in the ring by the judge/steward, cards are available FREE from the TSR
website. Full details at http://www.theshowingregister.co.uk/
Ring 4 will be split at 0900 – Welsh 4A New Forest 4B
Judge: Mr Justin Davis, Popsters Stud,Glos
09:00 Ring 4A
Class 22 Welsh A & B mares and geldings 4 years old and over

Class 23 Welsh C – mares and geldings 4 years old and over

Class 24 Welsh D – mares and geldings 4 years old and over

Class 25 Welsh A & B youngstock, colts, fillies, or geldings

Class 26 Welsh C youngstock, colts, fillies, or geldings

Class 27 Welsh D youngstock, colts, fillies, or geldings

Class 28 Welsh Stallions – All stallions exhibited in this class must be in possession of a Welsh Pony & Cob Society
Licence of correctness (or an acknowledged alternative)

WELSH YOUNGSTOCK CHAMPIONSHIP 1st and 2nd from classes 25, 26 and 27. Champion and Reserve
qualify for the overall Welsh In Hand Championship and the M&M Youngstock Championship in Ring 4

OVERALL WELSH IN HAND CHAMPIONSHIP Champion £20 Reserve £15
Welsh youngstock Champion and Reserve, 1st and 2nd prize winners from classes 22, 23, 24 and 28

Overall Welsh Champion and Reserve qualify for Overall M&M Championship to take place in Ring 4
approx. 12:30hrs.

NEW FOREST PONIES

(Breeding and Youngstock)
(Affiliated to the New Forest Pony Breeding Society whose rules apply). All entries in this section must be
registered in the approved section of the stud book of the New Forest Pony Breeding Society.
The New Forest Pony Enthusiasts Club rosettes will be offered in various classes to competitors wearing a GREEN
arm band. NFPPG rosettes will be awarded to best Forest bred in various classes and are eligible for the Forest
Bred Championship, those eligible to wear a RED arm band
TSR In Hand Finals – The two highest placed handlers with a TSR In Hand Card will qualify in any In Hand class.
Handlers MUST have their cards signed in the ring by the judge/steward, cards are available FREE from the TSR
website. Full details at http://www.theshowingregister.co.uk/
This is also a qualifier for Spillers/Equifest (1), taking place at the East of England Showground in August 2018.
The two highest exhibits not already qualified in each class will qualify. equifest.org.uk.

Judge: Mrs Rebecca Diamond, Wilts
09:00 Ring 4B
Class 29 NEW FOREST youngstock fillies 1yr, 2yrs and 3yrs old

Class 30 NEW FOREST youngstock geldings 1yr, 2yrs and 3yrs old and yearling colts.

YOUNGSTOCK NEW FOREST CHAMPIONSHIP – Champion and Reserve qualifies for the Overall New
Forest Championship and the M&M Youngstock Championship in Ring 4
THE ‘GREY MAGIC’ CHALLENGE CUP (8) kindly presented by Miss Olive Burry to the best pony in the New
Forest Pony youngstock classes, bred by the exhibitor.

Class 31 NEW FOREST mares and geldings 4yrs and over
Special prize to the best mare with own foal at foot. Special prize and £10 to the best New Forest Foal,
colt or filly at least three weeks old by show day whose dam must be entered in the class

Class 32 NEW FOREST STALLIONS Stallions/colts 2 yrs old and over must hold a graded stallion licence from the
NFPCB. Special rosette to the highest placed 2 or 3 year old.
THE LYNDHURST PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (78) kindly presented by Michael Baker, Esq. for the
winner of this class.

OVERALL NEW FOREST IN HAND CHAMPIONSHIP.
Champion £20 Reserve £15.
Champion and Reserve qualifies for Overall M&M Championship to take place in Ring 4
ASHDENE PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (74) to the winner of this class.

M&M IN HAND

Run under the rules of www.nationalponysociety.org.uk
This is also a qualifier for Spillers/Equifest(1), taking place at the East of England Showground in August 2018. The
two highest exhibits not already qualified in each class will qualify. www.equifest.org.uk
TSR In Hand Finals – The two highest placed Handlers with a TSR In Hand Card will qualify in any In Hand class.
Handlers MUST have their cards signed in the ring by the judge/steward, cards are available FREE from the TSR
website. Full details at http://www.theshowingregister.co.uk/
Judge: Ms Kerry Dovey, Hants
Class 33 M&M IN HAND OPEN SMALL BREEDS Dartmoor, Exmoor, Shetland (excl. New Forest and Welsh A
and B) Special rosette to the highest placed 1, 2 or 3 years old. The two highest placed youngstock
are eligible for M&M In Hand Youngstock Championship in Ring 4. Highest placed 4-year-old or over
Dartmoor, Exmoor, Shetland eligible for M&M In Hand Championship in Ring 4.
The Exmoor Pony Society rosette to the best registered pony. Must be registered in section 1 of the
Stud Book.
The Dartmoor Pony Society Special Rosette will be awarded to the best registered pony in the Dartmoor
Society Stud Book shown by an exhibitor who is a member of the Dartmoor Pony Society and has a
current membership card.

THE WINWICK STUD CHALLENGE SHIELD (128) kindly presented by Q.A Padwick & K.A Holden for the
highest placed Dartmoor in this class.

Class 34 M&M IN HAND OPEN LARGE BREEDS, Dales, Fell, Highland, (excl. New Forest, Connemara, Welsh C and
Welsh D). Special rosette to the highest placed 1, 2 or 3 years old. The two highest placed youngstock
are eligible for M&M In Hand youngstock championship in Ring 4. Highest placed 4-year-old or over,
Dales, Fell or Highland are eligible for M&M In Hand Championship.
The Fell Pony Society rosette for the best registered Fell pony not exceeding 142cm, FPS membership
card to be produced in the ring.
The Dales Pony Society rosette for the best registered Dales pony shown by an exhibitor who produces
a current membership card in the ring.
The Highland Pony Society rosette to the best registered Highland Pony.

THE TIREE PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY (102) kindly presented by Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Keable and
daughter Sarah for the best registered Highland pony.
THE LOWNTHWAITE DANDY II MEMORIAL SHIELD (140) kindly presented by Carol Hall in memory of
her Fell pony to be presented to the best Fell in this class

Judge: Ms Kerry Dovey, Hants
Class 35 CONNEMARA IN HAND OPEN
Special rosette to the highest placed 1, 2 or 3 years old. The two highest placed youngstock are eligible
for M&M In Hand youngstock championship in Ring 4. Highest placed 4-year-old or over is eligible for
M&M In Hand Championship in Ring 4.
THE CHARLESLAND ROSEMAID TROPHY (107) kindly presented by Mrs. J. Andrews and Mrs. L. Baker of
the Charlesland Stud, for the best registered Connemara pony in this class, in memory of their mother
and daughter mares Rosenaharley Rossita and Charlesland Rosemaid.
British Connemara Pony Society Young Handler Championship. All young handler classes are to be
judged on handler turnout, presentation of pony and showing technique. The qualifying handlers need
not be a member to qualify at this show, but will need to become full members to enter the final. The
first and second prize winners from each section qualify for the final, which will be held at the BCPS
In Hand Show 2018. Under 12 years of age and 12-18 years of age. Stallion or colt handlers are not
eligible. Please wear GREEN arm band to be considered.
The British Connemara Pony Society Tam O’Shanter Championship – to be held at the Annual BCPS
Breed Show, July 2018. The highest placed Connemara yearling and two year old will qualify for
the Tam O’Shanter Championship” (2 qualifiers). Highest placed Connemara broodmare WITH OR
WITHOUT A FOAL AT FOOT (BUT MUST HAVE PREVIOUSLY BRED A FOAL) will qualify for the Tam
O’Shanter Championship”. (1 qualifier) (NOTE – progeny will be checked on receipt of Championship
entry form) www.britishconnemaras.co.uk

M&M YOUNGSTOCK CHAMPIONSHIP for the 2 highest placed 1, 2 or 3-year-old in classes 33, 34 and 35,
Welsh Youngstock Champion and Reserve, New Forest youngstock Champion and Reserve,
This championship was generously sponsored in 2016 by Ask About Mortgages.
M&M IN HAND CHAMPIONSHIP for the two highest placed in classes 31, 32 and 33,
Welsh overall Champion and Reserve, New Forest overall Champion and Reserve,
The MOUNTAIN AND MOORLAND CUP (62) to the winner of the championship

RIDDEN MOUNTAIN AND MOORLAND

This is also a qualifier for The Hewitt Family/Equifest (2), taking place at the East of England Showground in
August 2018. The two highest exhibits not already qualified in each class will qualify. www.equifest.org.uk
TSR Riders Finals – 1st & 2nd riders qualify and will receive a qualification card in the ring. Full details at www.
theshowingregister.co.uk

Judge: Ms D Spears, Bucks
Class 36 RIDDEN M&M SMALLS (ex Welsh A & B, Connemara and New Forest) – mares and geldings only 4 years
old and over. 1st and 2nd eligible for the M&M Ridden Championship in Ring 4
The Exmoor Pony Society rosette to the best registered pony. Must be registered in section 1 of the
Stud Book.
The Dartmoor Pony Society Special Rosette will be awarded to the best registered pony in the Dartmoor
Society Stud Book shown by an exhibitor who is a member of the Dartmoor Pony Society and has a
current membership card.

Class 37 RIDDEN M&M LARGE (ex Welsh C & D, Connemara and New Forest) – mares and geldings only 4 years
old and over. 1st and 2nd eligible for the M&M Ridden Championship in Ring 4
The Fell Pony Society rosette for the best registered Fell pony not exceeding 142cms, FPS membership
card to be produced in the ring. The Dales Pony Society rosette for the best registered Dales Pony
shown by an exhibitor who produces a current membership card in the ring. The Highland Pony Society
rosette to the best registered Highland Pony.

Class 38 RIDDEN M&M STALLIONS OPEN ALL BREEDS – 4 years old and over, 1st and 2nd eligible for the M&M
Ridden Championship in Ring 4. All stallions must hold breed licences.

Judge: Ms Kerry Dovey, Hants
Class 39 RIDDEN CONNEMARA – mares and geldings only 4 years old and over. 1st and 2nd eligible for the
M&M Ridden Championship in Ring 4.
The British Connemara Society rosette for the best registered pony owned by a Society member and
registered in the B.C.P.S. stud book.

RIDDEN M & M CHAMPIONSHIP – 1st and 2nd prize winners from the Ridden Mixed M&M classes,
Ridden Welsh Champion and Reserve and Ridden New Forest Champion and Reserve
and first placed Ridden Connemara
THE BAKER DONNELLY PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (66) kindly presented by Baker Donnelly
and a Championship Rosette, to be awarded to the best Ridden M&M

RING 5
VETERAN RIDDEN

Open to members and non-members of the 15+ Horse and Pony Events. To enter the National Supreme Showing
Championship Show the rider/handler and horse/pony must register with 15+ Horse & Pony Events within 14 days
of the qualifying show date. Further information concerning this exciting organisation & what it can offer for the
older equine please contact 15+ Horse & Pony Events – 01588 650180 Horse15plus@aol.com – www.15plus.org.uk

Judge: Mr Peter Diamond, Wilts
Class 40 RIDDEN VETERAN 15 years and over. Exhibitor any age. Please display age of the horse/pony clearly.
Best rosette and £10 to best 19-24-year-old. Best rosette and £10 to best 25-year-old and over. The
1st, 2nd and 3rd will qualify for the 15+ National Supreme Showing Championship Show at Equifest,
2018. The winner of this class is eligible to enter for the Southern Ridden Veteran Championship (class
2) in Ring 1 provided an entry fee for class 2 is paid.

COLOURED IN HAND

This is also a qualifier for BSPA/Equifest (23), taking place at the East of England Showground in August 2018. The
two highest exhibits not already qualified in each class will qualify. equifest.org.uk.
TSR In Hand Finals – The two highest placed Handlers with a TSR In Hand Card will qualify in any In Hand class.
Handlers MUST have their cards signed in the ring by the judge/steward, cards are available FREE from the TSR
website. Full details at http://www.theshowingregister.co.uk/

Judge: Mrs Pauline Livi-Tilley, Hants
Class 41 IN HAND PIEBALD/SKEWBALD HORSE AND PONY. Unplaited Stallion, mares and geldings, any size of
horse/pony 4years old and over. Native and cobs to be shown in natural state or hogged.

Class 42 IN HAND PIEBALD/SKEWBALD HORSE AND PONY.
To be shown plaited and trimmed. Stallion, mares and geldings, any size of horse/pony 4years old and over.

Class 43 IN HAND YOUNGSTOCK PIEBALD/SKEWBALD HORSE AND PONY, Open to horse/pony 1 year old, 2
years old & 3 years old. Plaited or un-plaited. Special rosette to the highest placed Native type or Plaited
opposite to the winner. No Foals.

IN HAND COLOURED CHAMPIONSHIP

RIDDEN PONIES

This is a qualifier for RUBY MARITIME SERVICES/EQUIFEST RIDDEN SHOW PONY (6) and KRIS/EQUIFEST RIDDEN
SHOW HUNTER PONY (9), taking place at the East of England Showground in August 2018. The two highest
exhibits not already qualified will qualify. Special for best Novice wearing a RED armband and not to have won a
1st or 2nd prize valued at £10.00 or over before 1st January in the current year. TSR Riders Finals – 1st & 2nd riders
qualify and will receive a qualification card in the ring. Full details at www.theshowingregister.co.uk
Judge: Mike Coombes, Somerset

Class 44 RIDDEN SHOW PONY Open mares or gelding 4 years and over not exceeding 148cm. Riders not to
have attained their 17th birthday before 1st January in the current year. Rosette to the best 128cm
and 138cm. Plaiting advised.
THE HOLYPORT CUP (7) will be awarded to the best rider on a 128cm pony.

RIDDEN SHOW HUNTER PONIES

Judge: Mike Coombes, Somerset
Class 45 RIDDEN SHOW HUNTER PONY Open to mares or geldings 4 years and over not exceeding 153cm.
Riders not to have attained their 17th birthday before 1st January in the current year. Rosette to the
best 123cm, 133cm, 143cm, and 153cm. Plaiting advised.

RIDDEN SHOW PONY/ SHOW HUNTER PONY CHAMPIONSHIP from classes 44 – 45

COLOURED RIDDEN

This is also a qualifier for BSPA/Equifest (22) taking place at the East of England Showground in August 2018.
The two highest exhibits not already qualified in each class will qualify. equifest.org.uk.

Judge: Mrs Pauline Livi-Tilley, Hants
Class 46 RIDDEN PIEBALD/SKEWBALD HORSE/PONY – Unplaited Open to any size horse/pony, 4 years old and
over. Horses will not be ridden by the judge.

Class 47 RIDDEN PIEBALD/SKEWBALD HORSE/PONY – Plaited Open to any size horse/pony, 4 years old and
over.
RIDDEN PIEBALD/SKEWBALD HORSE/PONY CHAMPIONSHIP

NEW FOREST RIDDEN

(Affiliated to the New Forest Pony Breeding Society whose rules apply). All entries in this section must be
registered in the approved section of the stud book of the New Forest Pony Breeding Society. Ponies are shown
unplaited, but may have lightly pulled manes and tails. The jaw line and heels may be trimmed, but the whiskers
should be left untrimmed. Clipping, except for the legs, is allowed for ponies 4 years and over, in in-hand, ridden
and working pony classes. No makeup or false hair is allowed or any other falsification of markings.
The New Forest Pony Enthusiasts Club will award a rosette to the highest placed registered New Forest pony
owned or ridden by a member in these classes. Those eligible must wear a GREEN armband, to be provided by
the exhibitor. TSR Riders Finals – 1st & 2nd riders qualify and will receive a qualification card in the ring. Full
details at www.theshowingregister.co.uk This is also a qualifier for The Hewitt Family/Equifest (2), taking place
at the East of England Showground in August 2018. The two highest exhibits not already qualified in each class
will qualify. www.equifest.org.uk

Judge: Mrs Rebecca Diamond, Wilts
Class 48 RIDDEN NEW FOREST – NOVICE 4 years old and over, mares and geldings. Not to have been placed 1s
in any M&M class.

Class 49 RIDDEN NEW FOREST – not exceeding 138cm. Open to 4 years old and over, mares and geldings.

Class 50 RIDDEN NEW FOREST – 138cm & over. Open to 4 years old and over, mares and geldings.

Class 51 RIDDEN NEW FOREST- Forest Bred – Open to 4 years old and over, mares and geldings.
.
RIDDEN NEW FOREST CHAMPIONSHIP – Champion £25 Reserve £20
Champion and Reserve prize winners qualify for the M&M Ridden Championship in Ring 4
SIR OLIVER KEWLAKE CUP (80) is awarded to the winner of this class.

RING 6
ARAB AND PART-BRED ARAB IN HAND

TSR In Hand Finals – The two highest placed Handlers with a TSR In Hand Card will qualify in any In Hand class.
Handlers MUST have their cards signed in the ring by the judge/steward, cards are available FREE from the TSR
website. Full details at http://www.theshowingregister.co.uk/

Judge: Mr John Conifey, Hants
Class 52 OPEN PURE-BRED ARAB IN HAND special rosette to the highest placed 1, 2 and 3 years old.

Class 53 OPEN PART-BRED ARAB IN HAND special rosette to the highest placed 1, 2 and 3 years old.

ARAB AND PART-BRED ARAB IN HAND CHAMPIONSHIP

PONY BREEDING

This is also a qualifier for Equifest (24), taking place at the East of England Showground in August 2018. The two
highest exhibits not already qualified in each class will qualify. www.equifest.org.uk
TSR In Hand Finals – The two highest placed handlers with a TSR In Hand Card will qualify in any In Hand class.
Handlers MUST have their cards signed in the ring by the judge/steward, cards are available FREE from the TSR
website. Full details at http://www.theshowingregister.co.uk/

Judge: Mr John Conifey, Hants
Class 54 HUNTER PONY/RIDING PONY BREEDING Open – not exceeding 153cm. To be shown In Hand and must
be plaited. Best rosette and £10 to the best yearling in this class. Rosettes to the best 2 and 3 years old
in this class
THE WALDEN PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (69) kindly presented by Walden Eggs Ltd., Trowbridge,
to the winner of this class.
THE WAKESWOOD CUP (9) kindly presented by A. B. Fuller, Esq., to the best broodmare with foal at
foot. Rosette and £10 awarded to the best foal.

IN HAND RETIRED RACEHORSE

www.ror.org.uk
Judge: Mr John Conifey, Hants
Class 55 RoR OPEN In Hand Show Series Qualifier (Formally TARRA)
Open to all RoR registered horses, 3yrs and over, fillies, mares and geldings. Horses that have raced
abroad or been in training are also eligible. Blemishes caused through racing will be ignored. The
first three horses will qualify. This class is a qualifier for the RoR OPEN In Hand Showing Series FINAL
at the RoR National Championship Show at Aintree, August 2018
Rosettes 1st – 6th. Prizes – 1st £30 plus RoR jacket, 2nd £20, 3rd £10, 4th £10
THE TANTALITE TROPHY (112) awarded to the winner of the class.

HORSE BREEDING

Judge: Mr Peter Diamond, Wilts
Class 56 HORSE BREEDING IN HAND OPEN – 153cm and over. Broodmares and youngstock. To be shown In
Hand and must be plaited. Best rosette and £10 to the best yearling in this class. Rosettes to the best
2 and 3 years old in this class. Plaiting advised.
THE CHRISTOPHER PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY (75) kindly presented by A G Wright Esq., to the
best broodmare with foal at foot. Rosette and £10 awarded to the best foal.
THE CHARITY FARM CUP (33) to the winner of this class.

ARAB AND PART-BRED ARAB RIDDEN

TSR Riders Finals – 1st & 2nd riders qualify and will receive a qualification card in the ring. Full details at www.
theshowingregister.co.uk

Judge: Mr John Conifey, Hants
Class 57 PURE-BRED ARAB RIDDEN OPEN, stallion, mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, to be judged as a
Riding Horse.
THE ASTRAN PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (4) kindly presented by Miss I J Silbertson for the best Pure-
Bred Arab in this class.
Class 58 PART-BRED ARAB RIDDEN OPEN, stallions, mares or geldings, 4 years old and over, to be judged as a
Riding Pony. Special rosette to the best 148cm.
ARAB AND PART BRED ARAB RIDDEN CHAMPIONSHIP

THE PEPPERCORN PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (68) kindly presented by Peppercorn Natural Foods,
Romsey, to the Ridden Champion.

SIDE SADDLE

Judge: Miss Emma Harford, Glos
Class 59 The Side Saddle Association – EQUITATION CHAMPIONSHIPS OPEN QUALIFYING CLASS
Run under SSA Rules defined in the current Member’s Handbook. Open to SSA Members and Non-
Members. Members carrying their current Championship Points Cards are eligible for SSA rosettes to
3rd Adult and 3rd Junior places and SSA Championship Points. Southernden Farm offers a rosette to
the highest placed Member aged under 14 on 1st January of the current year. Side Saddle International
offers a rosette to the Adult Member and Manor Grange Stud Show Centre to the Junior Member,
judged to be the best turned out. Competitors must wear a hat to current Safety Standards or above.
THE ERNST & YOUNG TROPHY (79) to the winner of this class.

Class 60 BEST HORSE OR PONY RIDDEN SIDE SADDLE. (** New for 2017)
Open to horses and ponies 4 years old or over: conformation & manners will be taken into consideration;
horses/ponies will not be stripped. A Special rosette will be awarded to the highest placed Adult
and Junior Members of the SSA carrying their current Championship Points Cards. Competitors must
wear a hat to current Safety Standards or above.
** The Highest placed coloured exhibit (who has not already qualified) receives a Special Rosette
and qualifies for the Side Saddle Final at the CHAPS Championship Show. Open to any type of exhibit.
Riders must be 16 or over. Riders/Owners need not be a member or their exhibit registered with
CHAPS at the time of qualification, but in order to compete at the Championships, the Rider/Owner
must be a showing member and their horse/pony registered with CHAPS before entering the final.
Side Saddle International offer a rosette to the Member judged to be the best turned out in Adult and
Open Equitation Qualifying classes.
N.B. Costume d’Elegance Class 88 in the Heavy Horse Ring

VETERAN IN HAND

Open to members and non-members of the 15+ Horse and Pony Events. To enter the National Supreme Showing
Championship Show the rider/handler and horse/pony must register with 15+ Horse & Pony Events within 14
days of the qualifying show date. Further information concerning this exciting organisation & what it can offer for
the older equine please contact 15+ Horse & Pony Events – 01588 650180 Horse15plus@aol.com – www.15plus.
org.uk
TSR In Hand Finals – The two highest placed Handlers with a TSR In Hand Card will qualify in any In Hand class.
Handlers MUST have their cards signed in the ring by the judge/steward, cards are available FREE from the TSR
website. Full details at http://www.theshowingregister.co.uk/

Judge: Mr Peter Diamond, Wilts
Class 61 IN HAND VETERAN 15 years and over. Exhibitor any age. Please display age of the horse/pony clearly.
Best rosette and £10 to best 19-24 year old. Best rosette and £10 to best 25 year old and over. The
1st, 2nd and 3rd will qualify for the 15+ National Supreme Showing Championship Show at Equifest, 2018

HEAVY HORSES RING

We are delighted that the Young Handler Class is generously sponsored by Southern Counties Heavy Horse
Association and we would encourage all Heavy Horse entrants to please support this class. All classes are open
to any Heavy Horse Breed.
A Carters prize of £5 will be awarded for every horse, which in the opinion of the Judge, is turned out to a
sufficiently high standard.
Note: All exhibits in the Heavy Horse classes must parade in the main ring later to qualify for the travelling grant
of £40 per individual horse attending the Show, to be sent after the Show.
Judge: David Lawless, Huntingdon.
Entry £5 – Members £4 Prizes – 1st £30, 2nd £25, 3rd £20, 4th £15, 5th £10, 6th £5

Class 80 HEAVY HORSE, Gelding, 3 years old or over, to be shown in-hand

Class 81 HEAVY HORSE, Yearling or 2 year old, to be shown in-hand

Class 82 HEAVY HORSE MARE or MARE WITH OWN FOAL AT FOOT, 3 years old or over, to be shown in-hand.
Foals to be at least 3 weeks old on show day.
Special prize of £5 to the best foal.
Rosettes will be given to the best six foals in the above Class (at the Judge’s discretion)

HEAVY HORSE IN HAND CHAMPIONSHIP 1st and 2nd place winners from the classes 80 – 82
Champion £35 Reserve £25

THE TALBOT MEMORIAL PERPETUAL CHAMPIONSHIP CHALLENGE CUP (29) kindly presented by Mr
and Mrs J. Wrigley, and a championship rosette, for the Champion Heavy Horse of the Show.

Class 83 HEAVY HORSE YOUNG HANDLER – Hard hats to be worn by all young handlers. Mare or gelding 4
years old or over to be led by a handler who has attained their 12th birthday and are 18 years old or
under on the show day. A responsible adult must accompany each entrant into the ring. Rosettes to
all. No grant for this class.
Prize money £20, £15, £10, £5
SOUTHERN COUNTIES HEAVY HORSE ASSOCIATION TROPHY to the winner of this class.

Class 84 RIDDEN HEAVY HORSE AND PART-BRED HEAVY HORSE Mares and geldings 4 years old and over.
Sire or Dam must be a recognised heavy horse breed. Judges will not ride. Purebreds will be judged
traditionally and part-breds may be asked to canter in their individual show.

Class 85 HEAVY HORSE LADIES CART – Single Turnout in Harness with 2-wheeled vehicle driven by a lady.
Traditional costume to be worn.
THE MAUREEN HAUSER PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY to the winner of this class

HEAVY HORSE – HARNESS
Entry £5 – Members £4 Prizes – 1st £35, 2nd £30, 3rd £25, 4th £20, 5th £15, 6th £10
Class 86 HEAVY HORSE IN HARNESS – Mares or geldings, 3 years old and over, to be shown in full harness. To
be judged 25% for horse’s condition and cleanliness (not conformation) and 75% for harness.
THE FURZEDOWN PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (20) kindly presented by the late Sir Gordon Ley,
Bart., for the best exhibit in the above class.
Special prize of £25 for the Best Shod Horse in the above class.

Best Plaited Tail open to all Heavy Horses from all classes to come forward to Harness class to be
judged. Special prize of £20 for the Best Plaited Full Tail in the above class.

HEAVY HORSE – TURNOUT
Judge: David Lawless, Huntingdon.
Entry £5 – Members £4 Prizes – 1st £50, 2nd £40, 3rd £30, 4th £25, 5th £20, 6th £15
Class 87 HEAVY HORSE TURNOUT, Single, Pair or Team, to a suitable agricultural or trade vehicle. Agricultural
vehicles must not have springs or high seats or patent harness.

This class will be split into agricultural and trade vehicle sections, with prizes from 1st to 6th in each
section.
THE GOLDEN GUINEA PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY (63) kindly presented by Messrs. J. R.
Parkington & Co. Ltd., Wine Shippers of Brentford, London, for the Best Agricultural or Trade Heavy
turnout in this class.
A description of the vehicle must be included on the entry form, along with which section you are
entering.
Please see condition 63 for details of The West of England Heavy Horse Championship.

Side Saddle

(Run under the rules of www.sidesaddleassociation.co.uk)

Judge: Miss Emma Harford, Glos
Class 88 SIDE SADDLE COSTUME CONCOURS d’ÉLÉGANCE
The sole criterion for this class is the elegance of the picture presented by horse/pony and rider, and
the way of going of the horse/pony. Safe tack must be used. Detailed inspection of the rider’s period
costume is not required. Fancy dress is not permitted. Competitors are required to walk, trot and
canter. No individual show is required, but the judge may ask small groups of 3 or 4 riders to give short
displays. A Special rosette will be awarded to the highest placed Adult and Junior Member of the SSA
carrying their current Championship Points Card. Competitors should produce a brief résumé about
their costumes for the Commentator. Competitors must wear a hat to current Safety Standards or
above.

DONKEYS

Champion Donkey Status Show for 2018
Affiliated to the Donkey Breed Society whose Rules apply.
Judge: Helen Naden, Cheshire
Entry £6 – Romsey Show Members £5 Prizes – 1st £15, 2nd £12, 3rd £10, 4th £8
The In Hand Champion Donkey at this show automatically qualifies for the relevant Championship at the D.B.S.
Annual Supreme Championship Show provided it is owned by a fully paid up member of the D.B.S. A donkey
may win more than one Championship at shows, but will qualify only once for the D.B.S. Supreme Championship
Show. If the Champion has already qualified the reserve will take the qualifier. No other donkey will be eligible.
The Donkey Breed Society will present the following rosettes providing the winning exhibits are members of the
Society
A rosette to the best 2-year-old Class 91
Rosettes to the best Geldings in Classes 91, 92 & 93
A rosette to the best Foal in Class 94
A rosette to the best Young Rider in Class 95
A rosette to the best Young Handler in Class 96
A rosette to the winner of the Long Rein, 97
A rosette to the winner of the Veteran class 98
The Show Society will give a championship rosette and reserve championship rosette to the Best Donkey in the
show, to be judged from the 1st and 2nd prize winners in Classes 91 – 94
Rosettes will be given to the best six foals in Class 94 (at the judge’s discretion).
Note: All entire male donkeys must be shown in a bridle with a leading rein correctly attached to the bit, and must
be led by an adult attendant. For long reining, donkeys must wear a bit or bridle (open or blinkered), a driving pad
or saddle with long reins. Whips are to be carried but overuse will be penalised.

Class 90 BEST CONDITION AND TURNED-OUT DONKEY, any age or sex, to be judged 75% for condition and 25%
for turnout. Conformation will not be taken into account.
Special rosette to the best young handler 16yrs and under
Class 91 DONKEY COLT, FILLY OR GELDING, two or three-year-old
Class 92 DONKEY COLT, FILLY OR GELDING, yearling
1st prize winners from classes 91 and 92 to compete for the Florence Wilford Cup for the best young
stock exhibit.
Class 93 DONKEY STALLION OR GELDING, four years old or over
Honor Ward Cup to the best gelding in this class.
1st prize winner and highest placed colt or gelding from classes 91 and 92 will compete for The Sleeman
Cup for the best stallion, colt or gelding.
Prize monies for class 94 only Prizes – 1st £20, 2nd £15, 3rd £12, 4th £10
Class 94 DONKEY MARE or MARE WITH OWN FOAL AT FOOT mares 4 years old and over or broodmares 5 years
old and over, with own foal at foot. Foals to be 6 weeks old or over on day of show and born in the
current year. Foals to be judged first. Special prize of £5 to best foal.
1st prize winners and highest place fillies from Class 91 and 92 to compete for The Brigadier Sleeman
Cup for the Best Mare or Filly.
Light horse entries close 13th August Entry fees on page 14.

DONKEY CHAMPIONSHIP – Champion £15 Reserve £10
to be judged from the 1st and 2nd prize winners in Classes 91 – 94
Champion is eligible for the DBS In Hand Championship Show 2018
This championship was generously sponsored by Advanced Selection Ltd in 2016.
Best Local Donkey. This is for donkeys owned by a DBS member who lives within a 25 mile radius of
the showground, and should be judged immediately following the In Hand Championship. Eligible
competitors should wear a GREEN armband.

LUNCH BREAK

Prize monies for class 95 only Prizes – 1st £15, 2nd £10, 3rd £5, 4th £5

Class 95 RIDDEN DONKEY, four years old or over, on or off leading rein. The following weight/ height restrictions
shall apply:
Donkeys up to 10.2hh not over 8 stone or 4’0”: donkey’s 10.2-11.0hh not over 8 stone or 4’6”.
Donkey’s 11.0-12.0hh not over 9 stone or 5’0”: donkey’s 12.0-14.0hh not over 10 stone or 5’6”.
No entire male donkey allowed. Children of 8 years old or under (minimum 3 years) may be led. When
a child competes on a leading rein the donkey must be led by a competent adult (18 years or over) and
the leading rein must be attached to the noseband.

Class 96 Pet Donkey. To be judged entirely on the suitability of the Donkey as a family pet and not as a handy
Donkey. Conformation not to be taken into account. No entires.

Class 97 YOUNG HANDLER CLASS. Donkey Mare, Filly or Gelding to be led by a person under 16 years of age. To
be judged on the manner and ability with which the donkey is shown. No entire male donkeys allowed.
Riders’ minimum age 3 years.

Class 98 LONG REIN. Donkey Mare or Gelding, three years or over. To be judged for steady course, impulsion,
and crisp transactions, relying on voice commands ONLY.

Class 99 VETERAN donkey of 20 years and over.

DONKEY CLASS CUPS
THE LADY BEAUMONT PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (30) kindly presented by Lady Beaumont for the best Donkey
in Show.
THE SLEEMAN PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (46) kindly presented by Brigadier J.C.de F. Sleeman, CBE, for the best
Donkey Stallion, Colt or Gelding.
THE BRIGADIER JOHN SLEEMAN PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (50) kindly presented by Brigadier J.C.de F. Sleeman,
CBE, for the best Donkey Mare or Filly.
THE FLORENCE WILFORD CHALLENGE CUP (53) kindly presented by Mrs. D. E. Edwards for the best exhibit in the
Donkey young stock classes 91 & 92.
THE HONOR WARD PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (90) kindly presented by Mr. & Mrs. Edwards for the best Gelding
in class 93.
THE COMPTON HORSE SHOW CUP 1953 (111) will be awarded to the best Young Rider in class 95.
THE CHAIRMANS CUP (105) will be awarded to the best Young Handler in class 97.
THE STOKES CHALLENGE CUP (51) kindly presented by Mrs. V.T. Stokes for the winner of class 98.

 

 

 

Rules & Regulations

REGULATIONS – for HORSE Exhibitors

The Council will not be responsible for any error, which may appear in the catalogue, or for any entry being made in the
wrong class. It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to read these rules and abide by them.
The Show Society takes the health and welfare of animals seriously and has signed up to the ASAO Animal Welfare Plan.
This Plan relates to animals paraded, exhibited, ridden and/or for display purposes. The Show Society will take whatever
appropriate measures it deems necessary to ensure the best welfare conditions exist for all animals. All exhibitors are required
to ensure their animals are fit and healthy upon arrival and throughout their time at the Show. More details relating to health
and welfare matters can be found elsewhere in these Regulations.

(Regulations 1-39 can be found on the cattle section).

HORSES
40. All foals must be the offspring of the mare with which they are exhibited and accompany them into the judging ring. Where
mares are entered as ‘in foal’, the prize will be withheld until a certificate of foaling within the stated period has been furnished
to the Secretary.
41. The use of sawdust above the knee, the use of resin, soap or other substances in any form or way designed to give an artificial
appearance, or any improper means adopted in showing an animal shall disqualify such animal.
42. Horses may be measured in the shoes they come in, and the Council reserves the power to disqualify any horse, which, in its
opinion, is excessively or unfairly shod.
43. Exhibit numbers are the same as those in the catalogue. Such number is to be tied on the back of the rider or leader.
44. No Horse or Pony (other than foals accompanying their dams) not having been entered for exhibition in the Show will be
allowed onto the Showground. Proof of entry may be required, by showing appropriate number for exhibits. A Foal not entered
in its own right on the entry form and not wearing an allocated number is not eligible to win a prize.
45. All animals must remain within the Stock/Horse lines designated and must not be exercised throughout the Showground at
any time. Access to the Rings, via the official Horse Walks, will only be allowed for judging and parading.
46. Competitors must wear the correct number of each entry or they may be disqualified by default.
47. All those entering the Rings with Horses/Ponies, or to attend Horses/Ponies, must be suitably dressed, i.e. including hats and
jackets in mounted classes. Anyone riding a Horse/Pony anywhere on the Showground is required to wear a properly fastened
hat with harness that conforms to current British Standards regardless of breed society rules.
48. Exhibitors who are likely to have Horses or Ponies in more than one Ring at the same time should provide additional riders
and/or handlers.
49. In the Ridden classes, whilst every effort will be made, it may not be possible for the judge to ride every Horse or Pony in
that class.
50. Fall of Horse/Pony or rider will result in elimination from that class. Riders must not remount in the ring.
51. All Stallions and Colts two years old or over, in Mountain and Moorland classes must be in possession of a current Defra,
National Pony Society or appropriate Breed Society Stallion Licence. All Stallions to be shown as regulated by their Breed Societies.
52. The organisers of this Show have taken reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present. For these
measures to be effective, everyone must take reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents occurring and must obey
the instructions of the Organisers and all the Officials and Stewards.
53. The Society reserves the right to prevent access to the Showground for any Exhibitor, irrespective of the fact they may have
entered Horses or Ponies in any class. Under these circumstances any entry fees or other fees would be refunded.
54. The Society shall not be responsible to any entrant/person whatsoever while upon the Societies Showground for any form of
economic loss, direct or indirect and howsoever caused.
55. Any incident, accident or injury pertaining to property, animal, exhibitor or their servants, members of the public or show
officials must be reported to the Show Secretary immediately.
56. The organisers reserve the right to substitute other judges, for those named, or to make additional appointments. Classes may
be split or amalgamated at the judge’s decision. The decision of the judge is always to be accepted as final.
57. Handlers of ponies in In-Hand classes aged 14 years and under MUST wear correctly secured current British standard skull
caps/riding hats. Donkey classes at owners’ discretion.
58. NPS Affiliation 2017 No S24.033 The NPS/NAF M&M Working Hunter Pony Longines Royal International Horse Show
Championship Open to pure bred registered M&M stallions, mares and geldings, five years old or over. The owner must be a
Qualifying or Life member of the NPS for the pony to enter this competition. Riders may only ride one pony in each class. The
highest placed pony from each class to qualify for the final at Hickstead 2018. Qualification may pass down to third in the event
first and second have already qualified. At the final riders must also be NPS members. NPS Membership cards are no longer
required to be shown in the ring to qualify.
60. Stallions/Colts may not be LED by any Juniors who have not attained their 14th birthday before 1 Jan in the current year in
any class affiliated to the NPS and Ponies (UK). Any stallion not exceeding 138cms or small breed M & M stallions, Dartmoor,
Exmoor, Shetland and Welsh A & B – may NOT be ridden by Juniors who have not attained their 11th birthday before 1 Jan in the
current year. Stallions exceeding 138cms or large breed M & M stallions, i.e. Connemara, Dales, Fells, Highlands, New Forest,
Welsh Sections C & D – may not be ridden by any juniors who have NOT attained their 14th birthday before 1st Jan in the current
year in any class affiliated to the NPS or Ponies (UK). Where classes are affiliated to both NPS & Ponies (UK) the classes will be
run under NPS Rules.
61. Equine Passports: It is the Exhibitors’ responsibility to bring Horse Passports with them to the Show as ‘spot checks’ may be
carried out by enforcing agencies, and Veterinary medical treatment may be required.
62. All qualifying classes will be run under the Rules of the relevant Society/Association. Copies of all the applicable rules are
available in the Secretary’s Tent.
63. HEAVY HORSE Class West of England Heavy Horse Championship 24th September 2017
Kindly sponsored by Wadworth & Co. Brewers, Devizes.
Heavy Horse Champion – In Hand, Heavy Horse Champion – In Show Harness.
Rules of Qualification
1. Qualifiers must be from Recognised Heavy Horse Breeds, of any age. Stallions, Colts, Geldings, Fillies and Mares.
2. a) The In-hand Qualifier must be the Show Champion of the day. If already qualified at previous qualifier shows then, if
necessary, the qualifier position can go down the line to 4th position. If the top 4 horses have already qualified no qualifier can
be nominated. 2. b) The Show Harness and Decorated Harness Qualifier must be the highest placed on the day, down to 4th
position if necessary. A set of Show Harness can only be used on one qualifying horse. 3. The same horse CANNOT qualify for
the In-Hand and the Harness Championships throughout the championship season. 4. Should a Qualifying Horse refuse a first
qualification this will exclude that horse from qualifying in the same Championship at any further Qualifying Shows that year.
5. If a qualifier should subsequently be unable to attend the Championships on 27th September at the Turnpike Showground
between Shaftesbury & Gillingham in North Dorset, then the Championship Secretary must be notified. The position can then
be passed to the next eligible horse. 6. Each horse that qualifies will receive a qualifier rosette.
AWARDS AT CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
EACH CHAMPION £250, SASH AND ROSETTE
EACH RESERVE CHAMPION £150, SASH AND ROSETTE
THE REMAINING FINALISTS (attending Championship) £25.00 AND ROSETTE.
If exhibitors have queries the West of England Heavy Horse Championships organising Secretary can be
contacted:- Mr Brian Willis, Higher Berry Farm, Clyst St. Lawrence, Cullumpton, Devon EX15 2NW or telephone
(01404) 823636
64. Rules for Working Hunter/Pony classes not affiliated.
Marks:
1st Phase:
Jumping ———————————————————————————————————————-50
Style while jumping —————————————————————————————————— 10
2nd Phase:
Conformation type and freedom of action ———————————————————————— 30
Manners. ——————————————————————————————————————- 10
Penalties:
First refusal —————————————————————————————————————- 15
Second refusal ———————————————————————————————————— 20
Third refusal ————————————————————————————————— Elimination
Knock down —————————————————————————————————————- 10
Fall of either horse or rider in either phase ———————————————————— Elimination
A minimum of 5 fences, course to entail a change of direction. Riders may only complete 1 pony in each section.
Jumping will be taken first and any pony eliminated will not be required for final judging.

Guidance Notes

NOTES FOR HORSE AND DONKEY EXHIBITORS

 

Entry closing dates

Horse and Donkey:      Sunday 13th August 2017

Show Jumping:    Thursday 31st August 2017

 

Light Horse Entry fees and prizes:

Non Members £15, RAHSS Members £12

PLUS A FIRST AID CHARGE OF £2 PER RIDER/HANDLER

CLASS ENTRY FEES

All paid up MEMBERS of the Society are entitled to reduced entry fees.

Any further information, additional prize lists or entry forms from:

The Secretary, 4 The Old Carthouses, Broadlands, Romsey, Hants. SO51 9LQ Tel: (01794) 517521

PLEASE NOTE: We are offering an ‘on-line’ entries facility this year through our website (www.romseyshow.co.uk). Please visit the Schedule page of the website for the appropriate information and forms. Payment will be taken through PayPal, and the entries uploaded to our database.

 

Late entries will be accepted at double the class fee up to 4th September ONLY

No Late entries for Welsh In Hand C & D Classes 23, 24, 26, 27 & 28. 

Prize money for Light Horse Section is as follows:

In Hand: £20, £15, £10, £5     Ridden: £25, £20, £15, £10

Not all championships award prize money

Show Jumping, Heavy Horse, Driving and Donkeys Entry Fees and prizes – please see individual classes for entry fees and prizes.

All Cheques made payable to: ‘The Romsey Show’, and sent to 4 The Old Carthouses, Broadlands, Romsey Hants, SO51 9LQ (01794 517521)

No entry will be accepted unless signed by the Exhibitor or authorised agent and correct amount of entry fee included.

A local rosette is awarded to the best exhibit in each horse class, which is the property of any exhibitor living within a 15 mile radius of the Town Hall, Romsey. Those eligible must wear a WHITE arm band.

 

 

Rosettes and Championship Rosettes

The society will award 1st – 6th place rosettes and will be awarded at the judges’ discretion. Championship and Reserve rosettes and cards will be awarded in each championship.

Cups and Trophies

Winners of the Society’s cups and trophies must be collect them from the Chief Awards Steward at the Main Show Secretaries area, before leaving the showground, as they cannot be sent after the show. An engraver will be available at the showground where cups and trophies can be engraved at a small charge. All cups and trophies must be returned to the Secretary, clean and undamaged by the 1st August the following year. Please do not take cups and trophies unless you can guarantee to return them safely by hand or registered post by the above date.

Height Measurement

In all classes where horses or ponies are subject to height limits the judge may order the exhibit to be measured, unless the exhibitor can produce an appropriate official measurement certificate.

To allow classes to run to time numbers will be limited to 25 animals per class.

A list of overnight B&B and stabling is available. Please ring the show secretary 01794 517521 info@romseyshow.co.uk

ENTRY TICKETS

Admission tickets will be provided on the basis of total entry fees paid. Additional tickets may be purchased at the advanced rate with your entry. Tickets will be posted 2 weeks before the show.

1 horse entered            – 2 passes

2 horses entered           – 3 passes

3 horses entered           – 4 passes

Thereafter 1 pass per horse up to a maximum of 6 passes

HORSE BOX passes will only be issued to vehicles carrying horses or ponies.

Due to limited parking and health and safety, cars will be requested to park in the FREE CAR PARK!

Sat Nav Post code for showground SO51 9LQ

 PROVISIONAL RING PROGRAMME     CHECK START TIME FOR YOUR CLASS

The Morning Rings have varying start times

The Council Reserve the right to alter the time of any class.

Where a time is given against a class the judging will not start before that time, where no time is given classes will follow on.

Please see Rules for Affiliated classes under General conditions; Horse section                        

 

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