FAQ

What time will my class be?

Generally we estimate that a jumping class will take 45 minutes, a ridden showing class will take 20 minutes and an in-hand showing class will take 15 minutes at the majority of our shows.  However Farming World and the first show of the year at Barville Farm are often quite busy so classes may take longer.  For a better idea of class times please text us on the day of the show – 07949 096086

 

Where can I find dressage tests?

Sadly we are not permitted to issue copies of dressage tests, they must be obtained from British Dressage.  You can buy them directly from British Dressage, or from your local tack shop.  Dressage Diagrams is a website where they can be purchased quite cheaply on-line.

 

What is the correct dress for a show jumping class?

On Friday evenings the dress code is smart casual, so as long as you have a correct safety standard hat, boots and gloves you can wear whatever colour jods you choose and do not need to wear a jacket.  For our weekend shows we do encourage correct show jumping wear, which should consist of a show jacket, light coloured jods/breeches, riding boots, correct standard riding hat and gloves.  Your horse or pony can wear whatever tack you choose including boots and a martingale.

 

What is the correct dress for a showing class?

At our shows we understand that not everyone has specific clothing or tack for each type of class so we are more relaxed about what we allow in the show ring, but as a general rule the following guidelines apply:

In-Hand Showing – handler to wear trousers (of any colour), show jacket (usually tweed but solid colours permitted), suitable boots or shoes to run in (such as jodhpur boots), shirt and tie, dark gloves and a hat (either a riding hat or a trilby for example).  If showing colts or stallions, or in junior classes we do request the handler wears a correct safety standard riding hat.  The horse or pony should wear an in-hand showing bridle, plain snaffle bridle (fancy brow band is permitted, but not in Mountain & Moorland or Hunter classes) or a halter.  No boots are allowed.  Only a snaffle bit will be permitted for in-hand classes.  In Mountain & Moorland classes the pony will not be plaited, however plaiting is recommended for all other classes with a pulled or plaited tail.

Ridden Showing – rider to wear light coloured jodhpurs/breeches, show jacket (usually tweed but solid colours permitted), long riding boots (or jodhpur boots for riders under 16 years or adults on small M&M ponies), shirt and tie, gloves and correct safety standard riding hat.  Spurs and a whip are permitted (but not in novice classes).  The horse or pony should wear a plain snaffle bridle (fancy brow band is permitted, but not in Mountain & Moorland or Hunter classes) or a double bridle/Pelham with double reins.  No boots or martingales are allowed (except in the jumping phase of a working hunter class) and only plain numnahs in black or brown which fit neatly under the saddle.  In Mountain & Moorland classes the pony will not be plaited, however plaiting is recommended for all other classes with a pulled or plaited tail.

Please note that for affiliated/county level showing, there is specific tack or clothing recommended for each class type.  Our judges can offer advice on this if you have any questions on the day.

 

Passports, Insurance & Disclaimer

All horses/ponies which enter the show ground MUST have a valid equine passport and MUST be properly vaccinated against equine influenza.  Please bring your passport with you to the show as you may be required to show it.  All horses/ponies entering the show ground must have appropriate insurance.  All competitors and members of the public enter the show ground at their own risk.  The show organisers cannot be held responsible for anything that may happen from any cause or circumstances whatsoever to exhibitors, their servants or any person visiting or attending the show.  It shall be considered a condition of entry or admission to the show ground that each person shall hold the show organisers harmless and that they shall indemnify the show organisers against any legal proceedings arising from any such case or circumstance.  Rules will be displayed on the day

Show Rules

Riders must wear a correctly fastened (current standard) riding hat at ALL times when mounted.

Children must be supervised at ALL times.

Dogs must be kept on a lead at ALL times. Please clear up after your dog.

Please put all litter in bins provided or take it home with you – please do not leave litter on the ground as the show field is used for animal grazing.

Please do NOT leave horse / ponies tied to horse boxes / trailers unattended.

No cantoring or galloping except in designated warm-up area.

Please ensure all entrances / exits to show ground and arenas are kept clear.

By entering the show ground you are agreeing to abide by the rules of the show.