Black Creek Hill Farms Riding Club Show Rules & Guidelines
1. Electronic timer or stopwatches will be used to time each contestant’s run. In the event of a “tie”, teams will “ run off” for placement.
2. Any one under the age of 18 must wear a helmet in or out of show ring while mounted.
3.Any riding discipline may use their tack, i.e. English saddle/bridle, Australian, etc
4 .No rider may be secured, tied or strapped in any fashion to saddle or horse.
ASSISTED-refers to a rider of any age being assisted by handler/helper
PEE WEE-refers to a rider 5-8 years of age
YOUTH’ refers to a rider 9-13 years of age or younger
‘JUNIOR’ refers to a rider 14-17 years of age
‘ADULT’refers to a rider over the age of 18
‘NOVICE RIDER’ refers to the rider not having won any accumulated awards in
Western Pleasure or Gaming events, such as High Point, Year End, High Honor,
‘OPEN’refers to any age and degree of skill
6. Each Rider/Horse team can ride only once in a class. No double entering.
must be members of Black Creek Hill Farms Riding Club to qualify for
Year-End Awards. Membership applications are located on line and at
the show. $20.00 a year per horse/rider/division. $10.00 each for same
riders additional team (Horse or division)
8. Points start to accumulate towards Year-End Awards when Rider pays for BCHFRC membership.
9. Points from shows prior to membership DO NOT APPLY.
10. Rider/Horse team may cross enter divisions. I.e. Novice & Adult , as long as they qualify for that division.
11. Rider may qualify for only one Year-End Award in a division. Regardless of number of horses ridden in that division.
Rider may ride more than one horse in a division, but only the
Rider/Horse team with the most points will be qualified for Year End
Awards in that division.
At each show Rider/Horse teams will be placed according to the fastest
time. A Rider that rides more than one horse in a division will be
placed according to fastest time. I.e. 2nd, 3rd, 5th. The Rider can qualify for Divisional High Point that day on any of the horses entered in a division.
14. A Rider/Horse team may qualify for Year-End Awards in different divisions.
If a Riders horse has become sick or injured, and cannot participate in
the shows (as per vet letter) and pulled for the remainder of the year,
points will remain intact and continue on replacement horse within the
same division. If replacement horse does not qualify for that division
(i.e. Novice Horse) team starts with –0- points in new division. Only
one injury change permitted per Rider/Horse team, per year.
If a Riders horse is sold, the Rider/Horse team’s points are noted.
Rider’s new horse will start with –0- points as a new Rider/Horse team,
regardless of number of shows remaining in the current year. Original
Rider/Horse team can still qualify for Year-End Awards even if horse is
no longer owned by Rider.
17. When a rider reaches Year-End Award ‘Champion’ in a Novice division, the rider may not ride in Novice division the following year.
18. All rules listed in program apply to BCHFRC contestants and spectators as well.
If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Jernigan at 919-524-5096.