General Rules and Information

• Due to insurance regulations MINOR RIDERS must have a signed liability waiver upon entry to the show grounds. TRAINERS AND COACHES MAY NOT SIGN THE WAIVER. The signature MUST be that of a parent or legal guardian. Please plan accordingly.

• All riders/exhibitors 18 years and under must wear properly fitting protective headgear which passes or surpasses ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)/SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) standards for equestrian use and carries the SEI tag. The harness must be secured and helmet must be properly fitted; this includes in hand classes. All riders in all classes where jumping is required and when jumping anywhere on the competition grounds must wear protective headgear. Any rider/exhibitor violating this rule at any time will immediately be prohibited from further riding until such headgear is properly in place. Any exhibitor may wear protective headgear (ASTM/SEI) in any division or class without penalty from the judge. The Woodstock Riding Club strongly encourages all riders, while riding anywhere on the club grounds, to wear protective headgear with harness secured which passes or surpasses ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials/SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) standards for equestrian use and carries the SEI tag. It is the responsibility of the rider, parent or guardian or trainer of the junior exhibitor to see to it that the headgear worn complies with appropriate safety standards for protective headgear intended for equestrian use and is properly fitted and in good condition. The Woodstock Riding Club makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, about any protective headgear, and cautions riders that death or serious injury may result despite wearing such headgear as all equestrian sports involve inherent dangerous risk and as no helmet can protect against all forseeable injuries.

• Club grounds phone number is 845-679-9128. Email address is woodstockridingclub@yahoo.com  Website: www.woodstockridingclub.com

• All shows will start promptly: May 21 & June 4 at 8AM, July 9 & September 10 at 8AM. October 1 at 9AM

• Registration for western classes start at noon. Western classes will not start before 1pm.

• Alcohol is prohibited on show grounds. Anyone drinking or intoxicated will be asked to leave the grounds. Failure to cooperate may result in forfeit of points and further showing.

• Schooling is allowed in designated areas only. Lunging in the lunge area only. There will be no trotting or cantering outside of the rings.

• Trail:  MOUNTED schooling over the trail course is not permitted however the course may be walked, on foot, as time allows.

• For safety, all dogs and other pets must be confined or on a leash. Motor bikes and bicycles must be walked (motors shut off) when on show grounds.

• No horses to be turned out in either ring, at anytime.

• Junior horses 5 years and under may be shown in a western under saddle class in a snaffle bit or bosal ridden with two hands. Bits must conform to rules of the USA Equestrian Federation (Formerly A.H.S.A.). If this option is taken, it must be consistent in all classes. No mechanical hackamores are permitted.

• Spurs, crops or bats are optional.

• Pre-registering is available. The entries, when pre-registered, must be received the Wednesday prior to the show and will cost $10.00 a class. Payment and a copy of a current (12 months prior to show) Coggins and Rabies certificate must be sent also. If payment and certificates are not present then it will not be accepted as a pre-registration. For a form or further information please call Susan Leiching at 845-331-6774 or mail your information to Susan Leiching, 29 Highland Rd, Ulster Park, NY 12487. Forms are also available on our website www.woodstockridingclub.com  Pre-Registries are non refundable.

• Entry fees are $12.00 per class unless otherwise noted. Payment is due at the time of entry by cash or check. Signed blank checks are acceptable to add on classes. There is a $10.00 charge for accounts not settled by the end of the day and a $25.00 charge for returned checks. Signed blank checks will be accepted as an “open check” for the purpose of adding classes only. Scratched classes will still be charged.

• A current coggins and/or GO pass and Rabies certificate (within 12 months prior to the show) must be on file at the secretary’s stand. WRC strojgly encourages exhibitors to follow the USEF guidelines for vaccinations especially EH 1/4.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

• Entries are made on a one horse/rider/handler combination.

• Riders wearing the wrong number will forfeit points. No number results in elimination.

• Horses will be lined up on the rail as the previous class is being pinned. You must have your horses ready. We cannot hold up any class without prior notice of a tack change.

• Cross entering is encouraged, so please plan accordingly and notify the secretary’s stand of tack changes ahead of time.

• Walk/trot and walk/jog classes, including the Adult Division, are for exhibitors who have not shown at the canter or lope prior to the show date.  Entries in walk/trot or walk/jog classes may not show in any other division on the day of the show.

• Adult walk/trot/jog is based on the rider’s eligibility, not the horse’s.

• Adult Walk/ Trot/ Jog Division is for riders 14 and over as of 1/1/17 who are not able to canter or lope.

• All harnessed horse/pony drivers under 14 must wear a helmet and be accompanied by a person 18 or older in the vehicle.

• The show committee reserves the right to cancel/combine/split classes as deemed necessary and safe. If there are less than 4 entries in a class, it may be combined appropriately.

• Trail course will be open for English riders from 9:30am-12:30pm and for Western riders from 1pm to 4pm with the exception of the October show. The Trail course will be open to English riders from 10am-12:30pm and Western riders form 1pm-3pm at the October Show. If your course is not completed during this time, you will forfeit your entry.

• Leadline (all seats) will be held around 1pm in the June, July, and September shows, and around 1pm in the October Show. Leadliners MUST be led, on a leadline, by a person 16 years of age or older.

• WRC follows the US Equestrian Federation rules very closely.

• Judge’s decision is final.

• Questions, concerns, or disagreements should be addressed to the show committee.

• For more information call Roberta Jackson at 845-246-9427
or email woodstockridingclub@yahoo.com
or visit www.woodstockridingclub.com