Bush Ponies

Chief Ring Steward: Tony Handford
Start Time: 2.30pm
Entry Fee: $2.00 each
Prize Money: 1st – $5.00, 2nd – $3.00, 3rd – $2.00

Prize money will be paid in the ring by a show nominee after the Grand Parade.

Competitors must present a Grand Parade ticket to collect prize money.

NO PRIZE MONEY WILL BE POSTED

  • Conducted after the Grand Parade in the Sand Arena behind the broadcaster’s box.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: No competitors are allowed to enter an event without a completed entry ticket.

  • All competitors must pay admittance to the ground.
  • Show Hunter Hacks can only compete in Hunter Classes and not the Open Hack classes.
  • Breed Classes: Must be registered with the relevant society and exhibitor must be a current financial member – proof may be required to be produced.
  • Pleasure Exhibits to be ridden in snaffle bit, cavesson noseband. No whips or spurs permitted
  • Stallions and Colts (in stallion classes) must be bitted and double tied. Handlers and Riders must be over 17 years of age.
  • Stallions cannot compete with geldings or mares in hack or riding classes.
    All entries are accepted at the competitors own risk.
    Horses competing in Pony and Galloway events must be classified.
  • Competitors in ring events must have horses in the assembly yard no later than 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the roll call, which will take place 5 minutes before the commencement of the event.
    1. Ring events shall be in the hands of the stewards, if in their opinion the ground condition is such as to make it inadvisable to conduct any or all of the events because of the danger to competitors, they shall convene a meeting comprising the President and Stewards, and a majority decision of the Sub-Committee shall be final.
    2. Entry fees paid by competitors of events subsequently cancelled shall be refunded but the Committee accepts no responsibility to indemnify competitors in any way for events cancelled under such circumstances.
    3. The Steward in charge of each Judging Ring has the authority, with the concurrence of the Chief Ring Steward, to exclude any competitor from any or all events in the Show without explanation.
    4. The Committee will endeavour to run the Show on time, in the event of 2 rings clashing, competitors must decide in which event he/she wishes to compete.
    5. The Committee has the right to alter or delete any event on the program they deem necessary.
    6. In all registered classes, registration papers must be available for inspection by the Stewards if required.
  • Protests must be submitted to the Chief Ring Steward within half (1/2) hour of the completion of the class – a $20.00 fee will apply.
  • Jumping Competitors please note – No prize money will be paid until winner’s grading card has been presented to the Jumping Stewards.
  • All Dogs bought onto the Showground must be on a short leash at all times, unless competing, and at all times will be the responsibility of the owner.
  • Dress Regulation: All exhibitors/competitors should be suitably attired.
  • Measuring: Competitors producing official EFA Measuring Certificates along with registration papers will be accepted without re-measuring:
  • Indemnity and Waiver Forms: These must be completed when making entries. Members of the Equestrian Federation of Australia, Australian Driving Society and the Show Horse Council of Australasia Inc. do not have to sign Indemnity Forms, providing they can produce proof of current membership.
  • All exhibitors intending to bring electrical equipment onto the Showground will be required to ensure that such equipment is fitted with residual current protection and that all electrical leads, tools and appliances have been inspected by a licensed contractor and are currently tagged.
  • ANY PERSON CONSIDERED BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUGS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO COMPETE IN ANY EVENT.

“DRUG TESTING MAY BE CARRIED OUT AT THIS SHOW.”

• Stallions should wear official “discs” at all times whilst at the venue.
These discs are to be worn on both sides of head collars and bridles or on same part of the horse
on both sides to identify to others that the horse is a stallion.

• No stallion is to be moved around a venue without displaying the stallion discs and a suitable
restraint. The restraint can be a bridle, a rearing bit or a chain lead rein over the nose or under
the jaw.
• Where possible all stallions are to be stabled. If suitable stabling is not available stallions
need to wear a collar, which is securely tied to the outside of a truck or trailer. Stallions tied
to the outside of truck or trailer MUST be supervised at all times.

• Stallions may be substituted in prize-giving ceremonies with another horse should the rider deem
it to be safer.

• It is recommended that riders and handlers of stallions at shows be over the age of 17 years;
however, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to understand the full code of conduct for
stallions at events. With the exception of rule 1.1.8 in the show Horse Rules and Guidelines,
stallions are not permitted in show Horse classes at EA State of Championship events. All
riders/handlers under the age of 17 years must be supervised by an adult/parent/guardian whilst at
the event.

• It is the stallion owner’s/rider’s responsibility to ensure that all possible safety precautions
are taken.

• Floats/trucks that transport stallions should display the official magnet giving notice that
there is a stallion on board.

Bush Riding Entry
Horse Handling Waiver
Participant Waiver

Bush Riding Events

For riders and horses that do not compete in any other riding or horse events at this show (except Olympic Jumping)

Section
B1Best Child’s Pony any age – under 12 hands – to be led
B2Best Child’s Pony any age – 12 hands and over – to be led
B3Best Child’s Pony any age – to be led
B4Lead Line Boy or Girl any age
B5Boy or Girl Rider under 6 years
B6Boy or Girl Rider 6 years & under 8 years
B7Boy or Girl Rider 8 years & under 10 years
B8Boy or Girl Rider 10 years & under 12 years
B9Boy or Girl Rider 12 years & under 14 years
B10Boy or Girl Rider 14 years & under 17 years
B11Boy or Girl Rider 17 years & Over

Sporting Events

After Grand Parade

Open to all competitors

Section
S1Bending Raceunder 7 years
S2Bending Race7 years and under 10 years
S3Bending Race10 years and under 12 years
S4Bending Race12 years and under 14 years
S5Bending Race14 years and under 18 years
S6Bending Race18 years and over
S7Flag Raceunder 7 years
S8Flag Race7 years and under 10 years
S9Flag Race10 years and under 12 years
S10Flag Race12 years and under 14 years
S11Flag Race14 years and under 18 years
S12Flag Race18 years and over
S13Barrel Raceunder 7 years
S14Barrel Race7 years and under 10 years
S15Barrel Race10 years and under 12 years
S16Barrel Race12 years and under 14 years
S17Barrel Race14 years and under 18 years
S18Barrel Race18 years and over