DESCHUTES HORSE SHOW SERIES
Hunters and Equitation on Saturday. Jumpers on Sunday.
The Deschutes Horse Show Series is a new horse show series co-hosted by Pony Pros and Magic Legacy Riding Academy. The goal of the show is to create more availability for English shows on this side of the mountain as most are in the valley and parents incur a lot of additional hotel and transport costs. An additional goal of the show is to create opportunities for beginners and green horses.
Offering classes in hunters, jumpers, equitation, and mounted games. MANY options for kids and green horses.
Hunters and Equitation on Saturday. Jumpers and Mounted Games on Sunday.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
An ATSM certified helmet is required. Hunters: hunt coat, tan/beige breeches, and tall boots are preferred. Nothing on the horse's legs. Jumpers: Hunt coat or collared shirt is ok. Half chaps are acceptable. No sleeveless shirts. All riders must be in proper horse riding boots. Leadline Kids are allowed to wear warm clothes. A body protector/air vest is always acceptable and never discouraged.
I NEED A HORSE SHOW MENTOR. CAN YOU HELP?
Yes, please let us know if you need a mentor. We will pair you with someone who can help you understand what to enter, what to bring, and what to do the day of the event.
ARE MATCHY SETS AND TWINKLE POLISH ALLOWED?
Yes. We are allowing some color in hunters as well as in jumpers because we want to encourage fun. Horses and riders are encouraged to add a little bedazzle and bling. Braiding with ribbons appropriate for the show theme is encouraged. In hunters, horses must not have anything on their legs.
SHOULD HAIR BE UP IN HELMET?
No. Helmet manufacturers have voiced concern that helmets with hair tucked in are not able to properly protect against concussion. We suggest that hair is braided or secured at the based of the neck with a hair net / bun cover.
WHAT IS THE SHOW THEME?
Feb - Valentine's Day (red, white, pink)
March - St. Patrick's Day (green, gold)
April - Easter / Spring (pastels)
June - Summer Vacation tbd
SHOULD WE BRING CHAIRS?
Yes, given Covid, we have chosen not to provide audience stands. Please bring chairs to set up around the arena perimeter.
WHAT ARE THE RULES OF THE COMPETITION?
We follow USEF guidelines.
WILL THE COMPETITION BE INSIDE OR OUTSIDE?
We will try to have the competition outside. An indoor arena will be available for schooling.
IS SCHOOLING ALLOWED?
Yes, we will open the show arena Friday night as well as the first hour before the show and at lunch. A warm-up ring will be available throughout the day for use.
IS THERE FOOD ONSITE?
No. At this stage, we have not yet arranged for concessions to be available onsite during the show.
CAN RIDERS SHOW BOTH DAYS?
Yes, horses and riders can show both Saturday and Sunday. It's ok to do a different height on each day.
ARE DOGS ALLOWED?
No, dogs must remain at home.
WILL YOU COMBINE CLASSES WITH LOW ENTRIES?
Yes, we will combine classes that have fewer than 3 riders. For example, if we have 2 riders each in 12" and 18", we will score all rounds, then do awards for all 4 riders together as 1st through 4th place.
CAN WE LET OUR HORSE SEE THE ARENA BEFORE WE COMPETE?
Schooling in the show arena is available from 8:30-9:30am and during the lunch hour on the day of the show. There is a separate warm-up arena available all day. If you want to school in the show arena, though, it's best to arrive in time to be tacked up before schooling starts and use the hour. Sometimes the ring is crowded and you'll have to wait. If you want to haul-in to practice in advance, send us an email. A haul-in fee of $25 will apply.