Huntermark Fall Festival
August 19-20, 2017
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All riders must have show attire (helmet, hunt coat, ratcatcher, breeches or jodhpurs, and boots for hunter and equitation classes* and helmet, collared shirt, breeches or jodhpurs, and boots for jumper classes), except in the Lead Line, Warm-up classes, Opportunity Hunter division, and Trotting Pole Hunter division. *Riders wearing jodhpurs should also wear garters, and riders in equitation classes should also have gloves and a belt, but will be allowed to compete without them.
H/HB/E/ Judge: Nancy Seyfried, USEF "R" (South Bend, IN)
Jumper Judge: Sarah Johnson (Rock Island, IL)
Ring 1 Show Manager: Jan Rock
Ring 2 Show Manager: Rachel Rock Robinson
MIHJA Steward: Sandee Cochran
Announcer / In-Gate / Show Secretary: Rachel Rock Robinson
Ring 1 Course Designer: Jan Rock
Ring 2 Course Designer: Rachel Rock Robinson
Horse Show Photographer: Cross Rail Photography
Show Veterinarian: Oakwood Veterinary Service
Huntermark Tack Service
Concession Stand: Cushing Café - Cheeseburgers In Paradise
This competition is recognized by:
Every class offered herein, which is covered by the rules and specifications of the current MIHJA Rule Book, will be conducted and judged in accordance therewith.
STABLING - Stabling is one of two locations: The South Barn, which has permanent 10' x 12' box stalls with full doors, with rubber stall mats for your horse's comfort. The other is the Packer Barn, which has permanent 10' x 10' box stalls with 4' doors. The Packer Barn is closer to the show and schooling rings, and is an open-air barn for better circulation during summer shows. Upon arriving, trailers should pull into the first entrance to unload at the Packer Barn, or the second entrance to unload at the South Barn. When you're finished unloading, trailer parking is available from the first driveway, by the Packer barn. Please call in advance for stalls (309) 799-3203 - barn, (309) 737-3195 - Jan, or (309) 738-7767 - Rachel, or e-mail shows@HuntermarkFarm.com so we can have your stalls ready for you. There will be no charge for cancelled stall reservations. Stalls are $25 regardless of how long you're there (Thursday-Sunday).
NON-SHOWING HORSE - A horse that is brought to the show grounds, but does not compete in any classes must pay a $25 non-showing horse fee in addition to the stall fee (if applicable) for their use of the jumps, footing, and facility.
SHOW ATTITRE - Show attire is required for all classes except Lead Line Equitation, Trotting Pole Hunter, Real Low Hunter, Opportunity Hunter, and Warm-Up. Show attire for jumper riders is: boots, breeches or jodhpurs, helmet, and a collared shirt. Hunter and equitation riders must have boots, breeches or jodhpurs, helmet, ratcatcher (show shirt) and hunt coat. Equitation riders should have gloves and a belt, and all riders wearing paddock boots and jodhpurs should have garters.
ENTRY / CROSS ENTRY - Exhibitors are responsible for a knowledge of the Rules and Regulations governing the horse show and for their own errors and omissions. If you are unfamiliar with MIHJA rules, please check with Rachel Rock Robinson or our steward Sandee Cochran regarding the specific rules governing the show and/or specific divisions prior to competing.
ADDS / SCRATCHES - Adds and scratches can be done at any time. No transaction fee will be assessed. Full refunds are given for scratched classes.
JUMP ORDER - Check in at the gate for a self-posted order. Anyone not checked in will be posted at the end of the order. Notify the gate if there are any riders on multiple horses, tack changes, or conflicts.
CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION - To be awarded in hunter and jumper divisions only, to two of the four horses scoring the most points over fences, based on their total points including the under saddle class(s). Division championship points are 1st = 10 pts, 2nd = 6 pts, 3rd = 4 pts, 4th = 2 pts, 5th = 1 pt, 6th = 0.5 pts, regardless of the number of entries.
STAKES CLASSES - The second over fences class in each hunter division from cross rails on. In order to be eligible for prize money, you must compete in the entire division. For every entry in the class, $5 is added to the pot, which is split among the winners as follows: 1st-29%, 2nd-24%, 3rd-19%, 4th-14%, 5th-9%, 6th-5%.
NUMBER DEPOSIT - Each number will carry a $2 deposit. Please keep the number in good condition and return it at the end of the show for a full refund. Or, if that number worked well for you and you would like to use it each time you show at Huntermark, feel free to keep it. You will only be charged the $2 fee once. Upon return visits, please write your number on your entry blank before submitting it to the show secretary.
OFFICE FEE - A $25 office fee will be charged for every entry. Anyone can save $5 of this fee by submitting a blank check made out to Huntermark Farm by 8:00 pm Friday, the night before the show. If the check is filled out, or if you pre-pay with an exact amount of cash, and the final amount of your bill is more than what you've given, and you don't pay the balance before you leave on Sunday, you will be charged the full office fee.
SCHOOLING - Both outdoor show arenas will be available before and after the show for unlimited schooling. The indoor arena (60' x 240', sand) will be available at all times for unlimited schooling. Ring 1 (180' x 300', sand) and Ring 2 (100' x 200', sand) will be available for schooling before and after the show. The sand does not get slippery when wet, regardless of how much rain we've had.
FEED AND BEDDING - Shavings are available by the bag (prices vary, usually anywhere from $6-$7/bag).
PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR - In accordance with USEF rules, all exhibitors are required to wear properly fitting protective headgear passing or surpassing current applicable ASTM / SEI standards with harness secured while riding anywhere on competition grounds.
TACK SHOP / CONCESSION STAND - Huntermark Tack Service is located just beyond the club room in the main barn. If you'd like to make a purchase before or after the show, just let Rachel or Jan know. The Huntermark Café will be selling concessions during the show both days. The menu includes Taco in a Bag, sandwiches, pizza, and more.
SPECIAL REQUESTS -Please let us know if there's anything that can make your show experience better or easier. We are very flexible as far as moving classes around or making any exception we can to accommodate you, as long as we stay within the MIHJA rules.
ADDITIONAL DIVISIONS - If there's a class or division you wish we held, please let us know. Although it is a long schedule, the classes are not large and daylight is not an issue. We are more than happy to add any class you like. Maybe you wish there were 2 Evergreen over fences classes on Sunday instead of just one. None of the points from any of the extra classes will be recorded by MIHJA.
HUNTERMARK SUMMER EQUITATION SERIES - The points earned in every equitation class offered in Ring 1 and Ring 2 (classes 101-126) will be tracked throughout the summer series. The rider with the most equitation points at the end of the season will have their name engraved on a traveling trophy and will be awarded a $200 scholarship for next year's Winter Series. Ribbons will be awarded to the top ten high point riders. This award was created as a memorial to a former student who died from cancer. This trophy is entitled the Stephanie VanDeWoestyne Memorial High Point Equitation Rider Award. The points will be awarded as follows: 1st-10, 2nd-6, 3rd-4, 4th-2, 5th-1, 6th-˝ regardless of the number of exhibitors.
HUNTERMARK SUMMER JUMPER SERIES - The points earned in each of the jumper classes (classes 248-275 and 599) will be tracked throughout the summer series (MIHJA and HFEC). The rider with the most jumper points at the end of the season will have their name engraved on a traveling trophy and will be awarded a keepsake trophy. Ribbons will be awarded to the top ten high point jumpers. This award was created as a memorial to former student's father who died of cancer. This trophy is entitled the Karl Killam Memorial High Point Jumper Rider Award. The points will be awarded as follows: 1st-10, 2nd-6, 3rd-4, 4th-2, 5th-1, 6th-˝ regardless of the number of exhibitors.
MIHJA Point Values:
1-2 Exhibitors in class:
3-8 Exhibitors in class:
9+ Exhibitors in class:
Hunter Classics and Medal Classes are worth double points
USEF Guidelines for Rider Reference
May or may not be considered a fault (depending on severity and frequency):
light rubs, swapping leads in a line, late lead changes, excessive show of animation, and adding or eliminating strides in a line.
deliberately addressing an obstacle, wrong lead, kicking out, spooking, jumping out of form, and jumping into corners of obstacles.
knockdown of any part of an obstacle, refusal, trotting on course, bucking, stopping on course even for loss of shoe or broken equipment, circling while on course (other than the courtesy circle at the beginning and end of the course), and dangerous jumping. In equitation classes, the following are also major faults: wrong diagonal, jumping ahead, getting left behind, loss of stirrup, loss of reins
3 refusals, off course, jumping a fence before it is reset, bolting from the ring, and fall of horse or rider.
All riders must have show attire (helmet, hunt coat, ratcatcher -show shirt-, breeches or jodhpurs, and boots), except in the Warm-Up, Lead Line, Trotting Pole Hunter, Real Low Hunter, and Opportunity Hunter. Hunt coats may be waived in hot weather at the judge's discretion. Horses in hunter classes are to be shown without wraps or boots, with a white/off-white contoured saddle pad. In jumper classes, riders may wear a polo shirt or other collared shirt but must have boots, breeches or jodhpurs, and helmet. Equitation riders should also have gloves and a belt, and riders wearing jodhpurs should wear garters below the knee. Martingales are not allowed on the flat (except standing martingales in the Short Stirrup division), no running martingales, draw reins, gag bits, tacked or studded nosebands, figure eight nosebands, or hackamores in any hunter classes. Snaffle and pelham bits are appropriate. Unconventional bits will be penalized.
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