Wood County Junior Horse and Pony Show

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Show-Friday, July 19, 2019

 

WVU Extension Service                 J.J. Barrett, Agricultural Agent  304-424-1960            

Youth Project Chair:                                   Jim & Vickie Lambert 304-489-2083

Important Dates to know

  • Horse Registration –Turn into The Wood County WVU Extension office

  • Completed project book (Due )

  • Record guide(s) –each animal (Due )

  • Activity record (Due )

  • Thank You Card/Note for sponsors ()

f.  All required classes, including showmanship (at fair horse show)

  1. THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE. Participants in the Junior Horse and Pony Show must be a member in good standing of the Wood County 4-H or FFA programs, must attend one of the two mandatory Youth Quality Assurance Training's, and have filled out a Livestock Agreement for 2018.

  2. All animals must comply with the WV Department of Agriculture Health Regulations. , pass a health inspection, and must be checked by the project/show chairmen before unloading (foot rot, sore mouth, ringworm, etc.).

  3. Each animal must have a CURRENT NEGATIVE COGGINS TEST.Any horse or pony stabled or bought within six (6) months outside of WV must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinarian Inspection (health papers signed by a veterinarian) when arriving at the fair (State law).

  4. The Wood County Junior Horse and Pony Show follows the rules set forth within the WV 4-H Horse and Pony Show Rule book.

  5. It is recommended that all animal have the vaccination program set forth by the WV Department of Agriculture.

  6. No distinction will be made between grade and registered horses/ponies.

  7. WVU Extension Agents, FFA Instructors, or designated leaders must verify the existence of project animals.

  8. All horses will be stabled in the spaces assigned to them by the project/show chairmen.

  9. The exhibitor is responsible for verifying with the project chairmen any drug or other treatments administered to the animal, including those by a veterinarian given at the fair.All medications given to the animal during the course of the project must be recorded in the record guide.

  10. All aisles are to be kept clear at all times. Stalls must be cleaned on a regular basis.

  11. Feeding, caring for, and grooming of the animals must be done by the exhibitor. There is to be no professionals involved with the preparation or exhibition of animals at the fair.

  12. Grooming is to be done by the exhibitor. Younger exhibitors are to be assisted in moving animals to and from the show ring. Younger age exhibitors in the age group 8-13 years old may be assisted by parents or guardian in the grooming and fitting of their animals. Older age exhibitors may receive assistance only in the grooming and fitting of their animal; if it is their first year in the project.

  13. *While at the fair you may not ride another exhibitor’s horse that you are not signed up on for the calendar year.

  14. *Working horses, which includes lunging and riding is to be done by the exhibitor. The only time there is an exception is first year project members, junior exhibitors, or with horses that can be a handful. Remember at all time while working horses

  15. The following guidelines must be met in order for exhibitors to compete for premium money. If not submitted on time and complete, except for show information, the exhibitor will not be allowed to show/compete for premium money.

  16. The show/project chairmen reserve the right to interpret rules governing the Junior Horse and Pony Show.

  17. All project animals must be registered with the WVU Extension Office or FFA Advisor by Friday, May 2, 2019. A COPY of your current Coggins test MUST accompany each horse/pony registration form. If you decide to take the horse project without using a horse, you must indicate to the WVU Extension office this information by the May 4th deadline. Just tell them that you are taking the Horseless Horse Project

  18. Project books and activity records are due at the WVU Extension Office Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

  19. All exhibitors must conform to the general rules of the WV Interstate Fair & Exposition, Inc. and the Junior Livestock Committee.

  20. MULTIPLE DISCIPLINE ELIGIBILITY

  21. The exhibitor can show two horses/ponies in two disciplines but only point in one discipline. You must state when registering for fair classes which animal is in which discipline, and which one you wish to compete for points.

  22. All animals are required to be on the fairgrounds Sunday, July 15, 2018 by 3:00pm.No Exceptions.

  23. You must have your stall stripped and checked by a livestock chair to receive premium money and to leave the grounds. without prior permission from the show/project chairman.

  24. Exhibitors must be registered in advance with the project chairs for the show. Each exhibitor must show in all designated point classes for the respective discipline that they choose to compete for Grand and Reserve award. If the exhibitor doesn’t show in their disciplines respective point classes, they are ineligible for consideration of Grand and Reserve Champion.

  25. Showmanship is mandatory for all exhibitors unless illness, accident, death or other extenuating circumstances occur.

  26. If an exhibitor does not compete in showmanship, the exhibitor will forfeit premium money, Grand or Reserve and have an incomplete project.

  27. All project holders who register more than one horse/pony are required to submit a Record plus a Care and Riding Record that is registered by the Friday, May 4, 2018 deadline. (Example: You register 3 horses: 1 project animal, and 2 backup animals. You are required to turn in 3 full sets of records)

  28. Each exhibitor must have his/her registration for the fair classes turned in by June 17, 2019 to the Extension Office. At that time you MUST specify which discipline and animal you plan to compete (high point) for Grand and Reserve Champion or the show/project chairmen will decide for you.

  29. WV Interstate Fair Board, Wood County 4-H Leaders Association and Blennerhassett FFA will not be responsible for any accident on the fairgrounds. Precautions will be taken to protect animals.

  30. Junior Division: Age group of 8-13 (not to have turned 14 before January 1, 2018)

       Senior Division: Age 14 and over as of January 1, 2018.

Disciplines:

  • Senior Division (age 14 and over as of Jan. 1, 2018)

                        PONY                                                   HORSE

                        Western                                              Western                                              Miniatures

                        English- Non-Jumping                         English- Non-Jumping

                        English                                                 English

                        Contest                                                Contest

                        Gaited                                                 Gaited

 

              ** (Seniors showing in multiple disciplines, you may pick two of the above, including Miniatures)

                                             

Junior Division (under age 14 as of January 1, 2018)

                       

                        PONY                                                   HORSE

                        Western                                              Western                                              Miniatures

                        English- Non-Jumping                         English- Non-Jumping

                        English                                                 English

                        Contest                                                Contest

                        Gaited                                                 Gaited

 

**(Juniors showing in multiple disciplines, besides Walk/Trot, can choose from two of the above disciplines, including miniatures)

  • Walk/Trot Division

                        PONY                                                   HORSE

                        Western                                              Western                                              Miniatures

                        English                                                 English

 

**(Only Juniors are eligible for the walk/trot division. If showing in the walk/trot division, the only other division they are eligible to compete in is Miniatures.)

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