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Are You Ready to Show?
It’s almost time to start off the 2018 Show Season. Get your memberships in, polish up the pony, and come out to have some fun with us! The show program and entry forms are now up on the “Shows” tab.
2018 Show Dates:
- % Day May 6
- English/Western Show May 13
- Hunter Show May 27
- English/Western Show June 10
- % Day June 17
- Hunter Show June 24
- Summer Classic Hunter Aug 25
- Summer Classic English/Western Aug 26
- Hunter Show September 9
- English/Western Show September 16
- % Day September 23
- Year End Awards- Date TBA in early November
This is a quick overview, more detailed information, rules, entry forms, and show programs can be found on the “Shows” tab. We love to see new faces- if you’re new to showing and not sure about the entry and show process, feel free to send us an email, give us a call, or pop in at a show; we would be more than happy to help you out!
% Days are our dressage shows. Western Dressage riders are welcome! Format is test-of-choice from HCBC, EC, or Eventing tests for traditional dressage, and HCBC and WDAC for Western Dressage. Tidy schooling attire and boots/bandages are permitted. Entries must be received no later than 7 days prior to the show using our online form or hand-delivered. For more details please see the “shows” page. High Point Awards are given for both traditional and Western divisions.
Our Hunter Shows offer classes ranging from trot poles up to 2’9″. Each height division offers four classes: A Hunter Under Saddle class (no jumps) held in the main ring, then a warm up round over the jump course which is not judged followed by a Hunter round (judged on the horse’s way of going) and an Equitation round (judged on the rider). There are Medal Classes offered at 2’3″ and above which are Equitation style courses with some extra challenges added in. These classes are not included in the division rate and must be entered separately. The general rule at Hunter shows is that the same horse/rider combination may ride at any two consecutive heights. Those wishing to enter lower classes for schooling opportunities or try a few higher classes after competing in two divisions may do so hors concours, that is, un-judged. High Point Awards are given for each division.
Our English/Western Shows offer a wide selection of English and Western Classes. Classes are divided into the following divisions, each of which is awarded a High Point Award at the end of their division: Junior (13 years and Under), Intermediate (14-18 years), Senior (19+), Open (open to all ages, excluding Walk-Trot), and Walk-Trot (open to all ages, to be shown at a walk and trot only and not eligible to show in any age division or open classes.) Western Walk-Jog (same rules as English) and Western Open. We do offer “Novice” classes which are open to ALL riders (including walk-trot and walk-jog entries) for those riders who are new to showing, riding an inexperienced horse, or walk-trot riders who (with their coach’s blessing…) would like to give the canter classes a try.
Our Summer Classic Show offers a full Hunter program and English/Western program (without the Novice classes). Details such as classes and fees will be available in the spring, but if you check out last year’s program it will look pretty close! The Summer Classic offers fantastic high point awards and a $10 Bucks Back card goes to each 1st place winner all day long!
Year End Awards
Year End Awards are presented to Members who have qualified by placing in the eligible class 2 or more times during the season. With the exception of Novice Classes, a Year End Award is available for every class on the show program! We also have Aggregate awards for: Hunter, Dressage, Western Dressage, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Over-All English, Over-All Western, Trail, Equitation, Showmanship, Buster Bojo Brown Versatility Award, and Over-All Aggregate. Details on these awards and how to qualify can be found on our “Year End Awards” page.
Every year, DRC recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the club or in the show ring with our Members Choice awards. 2017 winners are:
- Most Enthusiastic – Eva Snidanko
- Most Improved – Jenna Tedford
- Special Appreciation – Greg Dowler
- Sportsmanship – Coleen Murray
- Wayne Schiewe Memorial – Julia Clarke
- Horse on Course Horsemanship – Shelby Brubacher
Do you know a deserving someone for any of these? We need your nominations- see the Year End Awards page for details.
The Delta Riding Club will celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2018 and we are having a party! Details will be available soon, watch Facebook for the most up to date updates. Still operating under its original Constitution, signed on April 21, 1948, its charter members represented families of the local farming community including Albert Huff, Hugh Reynolds, Ken Davie and RB Coleman. Today, the club still has strong ties to agriculture and with support from the Delta Agricultural Society, continues to foster family participation at all its events. Our shows provide a competitive atmosphere for novice and seasoned exhibitors alike; new members are welcome. Everyone is welcome to show at Delta Riding Club, DRC Members receive discounted show rates and are eligible to win Year And Awards.