Classes entered and shows attended are to the discretion of The
Village Farm, you are not permitted to enter a class without permission.
Students will show in their proper division. All riders under the TVF umbrella showing must take weekly lessons with Rebecca and/or Bevin. If you do not lesson on a regular basis, you do not show with us.
Keep the trailer area neat. A horse show is not a place to train
horses, a violent altercation between you and your horse is not
acceptable at any level. If there is a problem ask for help. Be
friendly to show staff, teammates, competitors and spectators
regardless of their knowledge or lack there of. When you have
a spare moment or two - clean up. This is a team effort, clean
up for everyone.
Schooling areas can be congested. Maintain your gait
when passing. Stopping to let someone go can lead to a pile up.
Pass to the right or left shoulder to left shoulder. Have common
sense, if someone is circling inside then this rules does not
apply. Always call the jump that your are heading to.
Turnout: Horses must be clipped (fetlocks, outside
of ears, face and 1” bridle path). Mane must be braided
on the right side if in a Classic. Jumper classes do not require
braiding. Pulled manes for jumper classes are to be no longer
than 5-6”. Tail is to be “banged” off at pasterns.
During winter months body clipping may be required.
Turnout: You must dress properly with polished
boots (tall boots if over 13 years old as of Dec. 1), Tailor Sportsman
type breeches, acceptable color riding shirt or solid color polo,
hunt coat for rated classes, choker, black gloves and an APPROVED
black helmet without any cover or adornments and hair neatly tucked
up in hair net without wispy hairs. No dangle jewelry.
Home: Your horses work hard for you at shows.
Make them comfortable after the show.1) Remove braids and wet
mane until straight; 2) set up legs if in multiple over fences
Each show year starts on December 1. To compete at the rated
shows you must be a member of USEF and USHJA. Please join as soon
as possible. To join visit www.usef.org
. If you have any questions with the form please let me know
and I will assist you in filling it out. As soon as you receive
the membership cards turn one of the key fobs into Rebecca. Obtain
a horse ID number from the same organization.
familiar with USEF rules for your division. Show respect for the
judge and all the show officials. No cell phones while mounted.
members are encouraged to aid teammates in preparing to enter
the show ring and to cheer them on. To promote team unity and
spirit: Team members are not permitted to sleep or do homework
while at the show; The team leaves The Village Farm together in
the early hours of the morning and leaves the shows together in
the afternoon. These rules were set down so that all riders on
the team could receive equal encouragement from their teammates.
Grooms: If you were asked to attend a show as
a groom become familiar with the Show