Help needed for 2020 show season! Please e-mail deltaridingclub@gmail.com to volunteer.

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Are You Ready to Show?

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. Please note that all English/Western and Hunter shows require registration by the Tuesday before the show, and Dressage entries the Sunday before the show.

Show Details:

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. 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 2’6″. Each height division offers four classes: A Hunter Under Saddle class (no jumps), 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). In the 2′ – 2’6″ divisions the final round is a Handy Horse, where the course designer may ask more complicated questions such as a trot jump or halt transition. The general rule at Hunter shows is that the same horse/rider combination may ride at any two consecutive heights. 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.) Western Walk-Jog (same rules as English) and Western Open.

Our Summer Classic Show offers a full Hunter program and English/Western program over two days.  The Summer Classic offers fantastic high point awards!

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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. 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. Categories are:

  • Most Enthusiastic
  • Most Improved
  • Special Appreciation
  • Sportsmanship
  • Wayne Schiewe Memorial
  • Horse on Course Horsemanship

Do you know a deserving someone for any of these? We need your nominations- see the Year End Awards page for details.

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The Delta Riding Club celebrated it’s 71st year of operation in 2019! 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.