LONGTON RIDING CLUB

 In-Hand Championship Show 21st May 2017
 
CHAMPIONS PARADE  &  SUPREME OF SHOW
Generously sponsored by Plumbs Furniture Covers
 
Judge – Ms Vivienne Shepley
 
 
SUPREME OF SHOW CHAMPION : £100, Supreme Champion Rosette & Sash and
THE ANNUAL POOLTON MEMORIAL TROPHY
 
RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION : £50, Reserve Champion Rosette & Sash and
THE ANNUAL ‘THE CAPTAIN’ SHIELD donated by Rebecca Thornley
 
CHAMPION THIRD : Rosette & Sash, and
THE ANNUAL SHAW SHIELD donated by Millingtons
 
CHAMPION FOURTH : Rosette & Sash and
THE ANNUAL ROSSWAY GRANDEE SHIELD donated by Amy Bolan
 All first placed exhibitors (except classes 21 & 22) are invited to the CHAMPIONS PARADE in ring 2 at the end of all the classes for the judging of the Supreme of Show Champion,Reserve Supreme Champion, Champion Third and Champion Fourth.
 
BEST TURNED OUT CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
Generously sponsored by Intelligent Resourcing
 
Judge – Ms Vivienne Shepley
 
Our judges will choose a Best Turned Out winner in every class. There will be a Best Turned Out Championship in each ring after the last class of the day. Champion and Reserve from each ring are invited to the BTO Supreme Championship to be judged in ring 2 before the Champions Parade
 
BTO SUPREME CHAMPION : £20, Rosette & Sash and
THE ANNUAL EARNSHAW SHIRE FARM and LIVERY SHIELD – donated by Mr and Mrs R. Mortimer
 
 MINIATURE CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
 Generously sponsored by Merlincycles.com
THE ANNUAL PENNY MEMORIAL TROPHY donated by the Byrne family
 
WINNER OF CLASS 1 RESCUE HORSE/PONY
THE ANNUAL SECOND CHANCE STAR’S TROPHY  - donated by Ms C Hyde
 
 
RING 4                                                                                                                               Judge:   Mr Mark Carswell
To commence at 9.30 am
 
 
Class 1            RESCUED HORSE OR PONY – Mare, gelding or stallion.  Any age or height.
                        Open to any horse or pony that has been rescued either by a known charity or privately.
                        GUEST JUDGE – Mrs. R. Smith
           Kindly sponsored by Ms Cathy Hyde
 
Class 2            BLEMISHED HORSE OR PONY / EX RACE HORSES Mare, gelding or stallion.Any age or height.  Open to all Horses and Ponies who have an
                         acquired blemish or scaring.  This class is also open to ex-race horses that have been re-trained.  Scars and blemishes will not be penalized in this
                         class providing that the exhibit has completely recovered and shows no signs of discomfort.
 
Class 3            RIDING HORSE & HACK  to exceed 148cm at maturity.
                        Any age. Mare, gelding or stallion.  Qualifiers: NCPA & TSR      
 
Class 4            SHOW COB & MAXI COB Mare, gelding or stallion, must be shown hogged.
           Qualifiers: NCPA & TSR
                        Kindly sponsored by Ms Rebecca Thornley
 
Class 5            HORSE OF HUNTER TYPE. Exceeding 148cm in height
                        Any age.  Mare, gelding or stallion. Qualifiers: NCPA & TSR
 
 Class 6            IN HAND COMPETITION SPORTS HORSE/PONY Any height, any age.  Mare, gelding or stallion.
In hand horse/pony likely to make a competition sport animal.  These classes are for young athletic horses and ponies that have the conformation and movement to go to the top of their sphere.  Triangle Show may be done in this class. Qualifiers: NCPA & TSR
 
Class 7            VETERAN – Horse or Pony.  15 years and over.
           Any height.  Mare, gelding or stallion. Qualifiers: NCPA & TSR
 
                        FOLLOWING CLASSES NOT BEFORE 1.30 PM
 
 
Class 8            BEST CONDITIONED HORSE  to exceed 148 cm.  Mare, gelding or stallion.  Any age.
                        Kindly sponsored by Mr & Mrs P. Lunn
 
 Class 9            ARAB – Pure, Anglo & Part Bred  Mare, gelding or stallion.  Any age and height.
                       Qualifiers:  NCPA & TSR
 
Class 10         DUN, BUCKSKINS, PALOMINO & CREMELLO.  Any height and age.  Mare, gelding or stallion   Qualifiers: NCPA & TSR
 
 
Class 11         COLOURED & SPOTTED  Piebald/Skewbald and Spotted.  Any age, height or type.  Mare, gelding or stallion.  Please note the NCPA Qualifier will only
                       be awarded to the two highest placed coloured exhibits and not spotted.   Qualifiers: NCPA & TSR
 
 
To follow:                    BEST TURNED OUT CHAMPIONSHIP – RING 4
 
 
Junior handlers must wear a correctly secured riding hat to current standards when taking part in these classes
 
 
RING 2A                                                                                                           Judge:  Mr Graeme Steedon
To commence at 10.00 am
 
 
Class 12           YOUNG STOCK – Excluding pure bred Mountain & Moorlands. Any height, colt, filly, gelding. Yearlings, 2 & 3 year old’s
                          Traditional colts over 2 yrs old must be shown bittedQualifiers: NCPA, TSR & TGC
 
Class 13           BROODMARE with 2017 foal at foot or Service Valid Cert 17/18.
                         Any height, breed, 4 years and over. Qualifiers: NCPA & TSR 
 
Class 14           FOAL 2017
                         Any height, sex, breed excluding Traditionals. Qualifiers: NCPA & TSR
 
Class 15           NOVICE PLAITED – Mare, gelding or stallion.  Any age and height.
                         This class is open to plaited horses or ponies that have never won an open showing class before this event.
                         We hope competitors will enter this class in the spirit in which it was intended. Qualifiers: NCPA & TSR
 
Class 16           RIDING /SHOW PONY Not to exceed 148 cm at maturity.
                         Any age.  Mare, gelding or stallion. Qualifiers: NCPA & TSR
 
Class 17           HUNTER PONY Not to exceed 153cm at maturity.
            Any age.  Mare, gelding or stallion. Qualifiers:  NCPA & TSR
 
Class 18          TRADITIONAL GYPSY COB  4 yrs old & over.  Mares, geldings & stallions.
                        Stallions must be shown in a suitable bridle with TGCA disc if possible. Qualifiers: TGCA & TSR
                        Kindly Sponsored by Ms Kerry Louise Bell    
 
 
FOLLOWING CLASSES NOT BEFORE 1.30 PM
 
 Class 19         OPEN PART BRED HORSE/PONY
                         Any height and any age.  Mare, gelding or stallion. Qualifiers:  NCPA & TSR
 
Class 20          BEST CONDITIONED PONY – Not to exceed 148cm
                        Mare, gelding or stallion.  Any age.
                        Kindly sponsored by Thompson House Equestrian Centre
 
Class 21          JUNIOR HANDLER Mare or gelding only.  4 years & over, any height.
                        Handlers 6 yrs old and over not to have attained their 17th birthday at date of show.
                        Kindley Sponsored by Thompson House Equestrian Centre.
 
Class 22          SHOWMANSHIP.  Exhibitors must be 17 yrs and over.  Mares, geldings or stallions,, any breed, age or height.
                        Kindly Sponsored by Thompson House Equestrian Centre
 
 
To follow:                      BEST TURNED OUT CHAMPIONSHIP  -  RING 2A
 
Please note that classes 21 & 22 are not eligible to take part in the Grand Parade
 
 Junior handlers must wear a correctly secured riding hat to current standards when taking part in these classes
 
 
RING 5                                                                                                                         Judge:  Mrs Helen Horsfall
To commence at 10.00 am
 
 Class 23           M & M YOUNG STOCK 2 & 3 year old – SMALL BREEDS.
Registered in their approved Pure Bred Section of the Breed Societies Stud Books of Connemara, Dale, Fell, Highland, New Forest and Welsh Section A or B – Colt, filly or gelding.
Qualifiers: NCPA  & TSR
 
Class 24           M & M YOUNG STOCK 2 & 3 year old – LARGE BREEDS.
Registered in their approved Pure Bred Section of the Breed Societies Stud Books of Dartmoor, Exmoor, Shetland and Welsh Section C or D – Colt, filly or gelding. Qualifiers: NCPA  & TSR
 
Class 25           M & M SMALL BREEDS (Excluding Welsh) Stallion, mare or gelding.  Any age.  Registered in their approved Pure Bred Section of the Breed Societies
                          Stud Books of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Shetland.   Qualifiers: NCPA & TSR
 
Class 26           M & M LARGE BREEDS (Excluding Welsh) Stallion, mare or gelding.  Any age.  Registered in their approved Pure Bred Section of the Breed
                         Societies Stud Books of Connemara, Dale, Fell, Highland and New Forest. Qualifiers:  NCPA & TSR
                         Kindly Sponsored by Gill Rockley.
 
Class 27           NOVICE UN-PLAITED – Mare, gelding or stallion.  Any age and height.
                         This class is open to none plaited horses or ponies that have never won an open showing class before this event.
                         We hope that competitors will enter this class in the spirit in which it was intended.    Qualifiers: NCPA & TSR
 
FOLLOWING CLASSES NOT BEFORE 1.30 PM
 
 Class 28           WELSH A & B Stallion, mare or gelding.  Any age.  Registered in their approved Pure Bred Section of the Breed Societies Stud Books of
                           Welsh A and B. Qualifiers: NCPA & TSR
 
Class 29           WELSH C & D   Stallion, mare or gelding.  Any age.  Registered in their approved Pure Bred Section of the Breed Societies Stud Books of
                          Welsh C and D. Qualifiers:  NCPA & TSR
 
Class 30           FOREIGN BREEDS  Mare, gelding or stallion,  Any age or height.  Breed must originate outside the British Isles (Open to part bred foreign breeds).
                         Qualifiers: NCPA & TSR
 
Class 31           HEAVY HORSE.  Stallion, mare or gelding.  Any age.  Open to pure and part bred heavy horse breeds such as Shire, Clydesdales, Sufolk Punches,
                         Ardennes etc. Qualifiers: NCPA
 
 To follow:                      BEST TURNED OUT CHAMPIONSHIP RING 5
 
 
Junior handlers must wear a correctly secured riding hat to current standards when taking part in these classes
 
 
 
RING 2B                                                                                                                                   Judge:  TBC
To commence 10.00 am
 
GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY MERLIN CYCLES LTD
 
Class 32           YEARLING MINIATURE Filly, colt or gelding noyt exceeding 38” at maturity. Qualifiers:  IMHPS & NCPA
 
Class 33           2 & 3 YR OLD MINIATURE Filly, colt or gelding not exceeding 38” at maturity. Qualifiers:  IMHPS & NCPA
Class 34           4 yrs PLUS MINIATURE Stallion, mare or gelding not exceeding 38”. Qualifiers: IMHPS & NCPA
Class 35           SCALED DOWN SHOW HACK Any age, any sex, not exceeding 38”. Qualifiesr: IMHPS & NCPA
 
Class 36           SCALED DOWN SHOW HUNTER Any age, any sex, not exceeding 38” Qualifiers:  IMHPS & NCPA
 
Class 37           SCALED DOWN SHOW COB Any age, any sex, not exceeding 38”. Qualifiers: IMHPS & NCPA
 
Class 38           AMERICAN REGISTERED MINIATURE and/or PART AMHA
            Any age, any sex not exceeding 38”. Qualifiers:  IMHPS & NCPA
 
Class 39           FALABELLA and/or PART FALABELLA Any age, any sex, not exceeding 38”. Qualifiers:IMHPS & NCPA
 
Class 40           BRITISH BRED MINIATURE HORSE Any age, any sex, not exceeding 38”.
                         Must have been bred in the British Isles. Qualifiers:  IMHPS & NCPA
 
 
FOLLOWING CLASSES NOT BEFORE 1.30PM
 
 
Class 41           BROKEN COLOURED to be judged on 80% colour and 20% confirmation.
            Any age, any sex, not exceeding 38”. Qualifiers: IMHPS & NCPAs
 
Class 42           SOLID COLOUR to be judged on 80% colour and 20% confirmation.
           Any age, any sex, not exceeding 38”. Qualifiers: IMHPS & NCPA
 
Class 43           ANY OTHER COLOUR to be judged on 80% colour and 20% confirmation.
           Any age, any sex, not exceeding 38”. Qualifiers: IMHPS & NCPA
 
Class 44           IMHPS SHETLAND.  Not to exceed 42”, any age, any sex.
           Qualifiers: IMHPS & NCPA
 
 
 
To follow:                BEST TURNED OUT CHAMPIONSHIP RING 2B
 
 
To follow:                MINATURE HORSE CHAMPIONSHIP
                               Winners of classes 32 to 40
 
   The Annual Penny Memorial Trophy
   donated by the Byrne Family
 
                             All class winners are also eligible to take part in the Grand Parade & Supreme of Show Championship
 
                            Junior handlers must wear a correctly secured riding hat to current standards when taking part in these classes
                                                              
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY, SHOW RULES and QUALIFIERS
 
1. Longton Riding Club shall not be responsible for any loss, injury, or death to any persons, their animals, property at any time whilst on the showground whether  competing or not. Competitors are advised to have their own insurance includling public liability.
2. The committee reserve the right to cancel, alter, amend, split or amalgamate any class, or substitute a judge if necessary at any time.
3. Any animal showing signs of illness or disease will be asked to leave the show ground.
4. Any exhibitors, owners or attendants who have knowingly brought animals onto the showground from any establishment where there is an outbreak of disease such as strangles will be asked to leave without refund.
5. Exhibitors must conduct themselves in a manner that will not interfere with the enjoyment of others on the show ground. Abuse to judges, stewards and officials will not be tolerated. Anyone found doing so will be asked to leave the showground and will not receive a refund for any entry fees paid.
6. The judge’s decision is final and binding.
7. Animals must not be tethered to Club property.
8. Dogs must be on leads at all times.
9. Exhibitors must dress appropriate for their class.
10. All junior exhibitors (17 years and under) must wear a correctly secured riding hat to current standards when taking part in all classes.
11. The championship and annual Trophies/Shields are to be returned by 1st April each year. The winners must sign a release form and leave full contact details before taking the trophies/shields home.
12. Stallions are welcome to compete but must be correctly bitted (excluding miniature stallions - under 42”).                
 ALL STALLIONS MUST be handled by persons 17 years and over at ALL TIMES.
13. No STALLIONS allowed in class 21.
14. All horses and ponies must have their passports with them.
15. No horses permitted in the spectator walk ways.
16. Winners of the Young Handler, and Showmanship classes will NOT be eligible to enter the CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE.
17. M&M Horses and Ponies wishing to compete in NCPA qualifying classes must be registered with their appropriate breed society.
18. Only cash will be accepted for on the day entries.
19. All by-laws and policies laid down by Longton Riding Club must be adhered to.
20. Rescued Horse/Pony Class – This class is open to any horse or pony who has been rescued either privately or by a charity/organisation. The class will be judged by two judges on a mark system.  Rescue History -30 Marks, Type/Conformation- 30 Marks and Performance- 40 Marks. In the event of a tie the Performance Mark will take precedence, followed by the mark for Rescue History. If there is still a tie, then the judge’s decision will be final. Competitors are required to submit a brief written account of their Horse/Pony’s rescue story and photographs may be included, but not via social media. All stories and photographs must be submitted by 9.00am on the day of the show to the organisers. If a CV is not presented, the exhibit can go forward to judging but there can be no score for the Rescue History section.
There will be a perpetual trophy to the winner of this class which has been kindly donated by Ms Cathy Hyde.
 
IT IS THE COMPETITORS RESPONSIBILITY TO BE ON TIME FOR CLASSES – WHILST EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO AVOID THE CLASHING OF CLASSES NO REFUNDS OF ENTRY FEES WILL BE MADE IN THE EVENT OF THIS HAPPENING.
 The committee reserves the right to cancel this event in case of inclement weather and ground conditions, but every effort will be made to avoid such action. If the event is cancelled due to weather and ground condition REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN including First Aid fees but a £3.50 administration fee will be deducted. So please ensure you enclose all contact details Inc contact numbers if you are entering before the day. In all other cases strictly no refunds.
 
 QUALIFIERS
 
 NCPA
 
This show is a qualifier for the N.C.P.A. Pony of the Year Show in September 2017.  First and second prize-winners in appropriate classes will qualify.
 
AFFILIATION NO. 114/17
 
TRADITIONAL GYPSY COB ASSOCIATION
 
In Hand Show Number: TGCA/05/17/056
 
This class is a qualifier for the Best of Breeds Finals at the Traditional Gypsy Cob Association’s (TGCA) National Breed Championship Show ‘TOYS’, held annually in September. Classes are open to all traditional gypsy cobs. Stallions- All stallions (four years and over) in order to enter any TGCA affiliated class, must be licensed with the TGCA prior to the show AND have their TGCA stallion disc displayed on their bridle. Existing TGCA members must present their qualification card to the judge in the ring for signature. Non-members will receive a qualification card from the judge and have 21 days to join the TGCA and to register their horse in order to validate this. TOYS qualification will be awarded to the top three youngstock, small senior IH, Large senior IH and the highest placed junior and restricted exhibitor. Please refer to www.tgca.co.uk for further details including membership, horse registration and showing rules (contained within the member’s handbook).
 
 IMHPS
 
First, Second & Third in each class are qualified for the 2017 Miniature Horse of the Year Show. All exhibits must be registered with IMHPS and are to be owned by current members of the IMHPS.
 
AFFILIATION NO.
 
 
THE SHOWING REGISTER TSR
TSR Riders & In Hand Showing Finals – This show is a qualifier for the 2017 TSR Showing Finals. Qualify and enter ANY of the Finals Central, East Anglia, North West, North East, South East, South, Wales & South West or Scottish. You Do Not have to be a TSR member to qualify or enter a final. The Rider/Handler qualifies and can enter any horse/pony in any number of Finals
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
TSR Medal Awards – TSR members can collect qualification cards & signatures and redeem for a TSR Medal see TSR website for details.
BSHA Grass Roots Champs & SHGB BRC Champs – With a TSR qualification card you can also enter the BSHA Grass Roots Champs on in Sept at Addington Equestrian Centre – See www.britishshowhorse.org for more info & eligibility. PLUS the Sport Horse (GB) Riding Club Champs in Aug at the SHGB Champs Show go to www.sporthorsegb.co.uk 
 
 LONGTON RIDING CLUB IS GRATEFUL TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THIS SHOW
 
 
INTELLIGENT RESOURCING
 
 
PLUMBS FURNITURE COVERS
 
MERLIN CYCLES.COM
 
MR & MRS P LUNN
 
MS REBECCA THORNLEY
 
GILL ROCKLEY
 
THOMPSON HOUSE EC
 
KERRY LOUISE BELL
 
MS CATHY HYDE
 
 
 
 
Pre – Entry Fees 2017
 
 
PRE-ENTRY Closing dates:
Cheque payment & Paypal entries 17th May 2017
 
 
PRE SHOW ENTRIES
 
Classes
Fee
 
ALL CLASSES - excluding Handler classes
 
£7.00
 
Showmanship and Junior Handler Classes  (21 and 22)
 
£5.00
 
First Aid (Per Competitor)
 
 
£2.00
 
 
ON THE DAY - Entry Fees 2017 (CASH ONLY ON THE DAY)
 
Classes
Fee
 
ALL CLASSES - excluding Handler classes
 
 £10.00
 
Showmanship and Junior Handler Classes (21 and 22)
 
 £8.00
 
First Aid (Per Competitor)
 
  £2.00
 
 
General Enquiries please contact:
Irene Grundy -  irene@longtonridingclub.com
 
 
2017 ENTRY FORM
Class
No.
Name of Handler
Name of Horse/Pony
Fee
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please add £2.00 per competitor for First Aid
£2.00
 
 
 
 
TOTAL
 
 
 
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Payment by Paypal via website www.longtonridingclub.com
 
 or send entry form and payment to:
Mrs Pat Lunn, 20 Jolly Tar Lane, Coppull, Chorley, Lancs. PR7 4BH
 
 Please make cheques payable to Longton Riding Club
 
 
 
 
 
 

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