Show Series


Cavallo Equestrian Center
Winter/Spring Show Series

84 Powers Road
Westford, MA 01886

Sunday, February 9

Judge: Denise Marks

Steward: Bob Crawford

Sunday, March 15

Judge: Skip Billingham

Steward: Bob Crawford

Sunday, April 5

Judge: Tricia Concannon

Steward: Bob Crawford


MHC and NEHC “C” Rated

Show Manager and Course Designer

April Renzella

Equine.Events1@gmail.com

Veterinary and Farrier Services on Call

EMT Provided on Site

Entry Form


RULES & REGULATIONS

1. Judges decisions are final.

2. The Committee reserves the right to cancel, combine, or divide the classes when deemed necessary to facilitate the smooth running of the show.

3. Hunter courses will consist of post and rails, walls, pickets and brush.

4. A trophy, championship and reserve ribbons will be awarded in all divisions. Champion and reserve will be awarded to two of the four horses which have acquired the most points in the over fence classes in their divisions. In addition to these points, only those horses shall receive full points for ribbons won in the under saddle classes. Points to be awarded through the first six places: 10-6-4-2-1-1/2.

5. A trophy and ribbons will be awarded in all classes unless otherwise stated.

6. Every class offered herein which is covered by the Rules & Specifications of the current State Rule Book will be conducted and judged in accordance therewith.

7. All classes will be judged on performance and soundness unless otherwise stated.

8. Entry Fee: $25.00 per regular class. $30.00 for all medal classes.

9. Entries close the Wednesday before the show. Post Entries accepted the day of the show for $10.00 fee

10. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

11. ASTM/SEI certified helmets are required for ALL RIDERS. Chinstraps must be buckled while riding.

12. For the Winter/Spring Show Series, points for all divisions will be combined for a series champion and reserve champion. Equitation challenges will also combine scores for a series champion and reserve champion.

Under Massachusetts law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to section 2D of chapter 128 of the General Laws. In addition, I release Back Bay Farm and its owners, from any and all liability actions, causes of action claims and demands of every kind and nature whatsoever which may arise in connection with or resulting from participation in this horse show


Class List

1. Low Hunter (Open All Day at Set Height)

2., 3. Adult Hunter Over Fences

4. Adult Hunter Over Fences, Handy

5. Adult Hunter Under Saddle

6. Adult Equitation Flat

7. Adult Equitation Over Fences

8. Cavallo Equestrian Adult Equitation Challenge

9 .MHC Adult Medal

10. MHC Adult Medal

11. NEHC Adult Medal

12. Leadline Equitation

13. Leadline Suitability

14. Opportunity Walk Trot Equitation

15. Opportunity Walk Trot Pleasure

16. Opportunity Walk Trot Hunter

17., 18. Opportunity Short Stirrup Hunter

19., 20. Opportunity Short Stirrup Equitation

21. Opportunity Short Stirrup Hunter Under Saddle

22. Opportunity Short Stirrup Equitation Flat

23. NEHC Pleasure

24., 25. Child/Adult Special Hunter Over Fences

26. Child/Adult Special Hunter Under Saddle

27. Children’s Hunter Pony Under Saddle

28., 29. Children’s Hunter Pony Over Fences

30. Children’s Hunter Pony Over Fences, Handy

31. MHC Mini Medal

32. MHC Mini Medal

33.MHC Adult Mini Medal

34. MHC Adult Mini Medal

35., 36. Children’s Hunter Horse Over Fences

37. Children’s Hunter Horse Over Fences, Handy

38. Children’s Hunter Horse Under Saddle

39. Open Equitation Flat

40. Open Equitation Over Fences

41. Cavallo Equestrian Junior Equitation Challenge

42. MHC Junior Medal

43. MHC Junior Medal

44. NEHC Junior Medal


Class Descriptions

Low Hunter (MHC and NEHC Rated C)

Open to horses and ponies. No restrictions on age or status of rider. Fence height relative to classes.

Adult Hunter (MHC and NEHC Rated C)

Open to Adult Riders who are no longer eligible to compete as Junior Exhibitors. Horses may be shown by a different rider in any other division or class at the same show. To be judged on performance, soundness, manners, way of going, size of rider to mount, and suitability as an Adult Amateur Hunter. Horses and ponies may be jogged for soundness at Judge’s discretion. To show at a walk, trot and canter. Fences not to exceed 3’ with spreads not to exceed Fence height. Ponies may be ridden by adults, suitability to count.

Adult Equitation (MHC and NEHC Rated C)

Open to Adult Riders who are no longer eligible to compete as Junior Exhibitors. Fences not to exceed 2’9.

Cavallo Equestrian Adult Equitation Challenge (Unrated)

Open to Adult Rides who are no longer eligible to compete as Junior Exhibitors. Fences not to exceed 2’9. Points from each challenge will be tabulated for a champion and reserve champion after Winter/Spring Show Series.

MHC Adult Hunter Seat Medal

All Riders must present a valid membership number before entering this class. Open to adult members of MHC. Course requires 8 Fences 2’6” to 2’9” with at least one change of direction. Once qualified, rider is no longer eligible for this class. One or more individual tests of the top 4 competitors may be requested at the judge’s discretion (USAE tests 1-17). To fill a class, at least 4 competitors must complete the course.

NEHC Adult Medal

All contestants are required to perform over at least 8 fences not to exceed 3’0”. One or more

individual tests (USAEQ Tests 1- 17) of the top four competitors maybe requested at the judge’s

discretion. To fill a class at least four competitors must complete the course.

Leadline Suitability and Equitation (MHC C Rated)

Open to riders 6 years of age and younger. To show collectively at the walk and individually at

the trot. To be judges with emphasis on equitation; also suitability and manners of mount to be

considered. Leader on foot must be over 14 years of age. Riders may only compete in this class.

Opportunity Walk Trot (MHC and NEHC Rated C)

Open to Horses and Ponies. Open to Riders 10 years of age and under who have not shown in any

class that requires a canter. Rider must show in regular class in order to compete in the

championship class.

Short Stirrup Hunter (MHC and NEHC Rated C)

Open to Riders 12 years of age or under. To show over a course of 4 to 8 fences at a height of 18”. Under Saddle class will show at a walk, trot and canter. Rider may not show in any class requiring fences higher than 18”. Only 8 horses or ponies to canter at once.

Short Stirrup Equitation (MHC and NEHC C Rated)

Open to Riders 12 years of age or under. To show over a course of 4 to 8 fences at a height of 18”. Flat class will show at a walk, trot and canter. Rider may not show in any class requiring fences higher than 18”. Only 8 horses or ponies to canter at once.

NEHC Pleasure (NEHC Rated C)

Open to members and non-members, open to horses usually used for pleasure purposes with no

limitations as to status of rider, or place of residence. To be shown at a walk, trot, and canter. Will

be required to back. Shall be judged on manners, performance, and quality in that order. Loose

rein on command of judge only, but without loss of contact.

Child/Adult Special Hunter (MHC and NEHC Rated C)

Fences 2'6" No cross entry by riders into any class at the same show exceeding 2'6", except age group equitation and medal classes up to 3';May be split if more than 3 in each section. No in and outs in over fences classes.

Children’s Hunter Pony (MHC and NEHC Rated C)

To be shown by junior exhibitors. Height of fences-small/medium ponies 2’; large ponies 2’6”, with spreads not to exceed fence heights. Ponies may not cross enter into the regular pony hunter division. . Same horse/rider combination cannot show in any other rated division, except Equitation. Jogging for soundness at the discretion of the judge. May be divided if more than 6 in each section..

MHC Mini Medal

All Riders must present a valid membership number before entering this class. Open to Riders who have not reached their 15th birthday and who have not competed in classes in which the entry is required to jump higher than 3’. 6 to 8 Fences not to exceed 2’6”for medium and large ponies and horses and 2’ for small ponies. One or more individual test of the top 4 contestants may be requested at the judge’s discretion (USAE test 1-8). 10 points are required to required to qualify for this class. (10,6,4, and 2). Any qualifying Rider is not eligible to enter at future shows. A Mini Medal Rider who competes in the MHC Jr. Medal is no longer eligible to compete in the Mini Medal Division. To fill a class, at least 4 competitors must complete the course.

MHC Adult Hunt Seat Mini Medal
Open to adult members of MHC who have not jumped 2'9" or higher in the past 2 years. All contestants are to perform over a course not exceeding 8 fences and not less than 6 fences, excluding combinations and a height not to exceed 2'6"for horses and ponies. To fill a class 4 must complete 
the course. 10 points to qualify. May compete after qualifying.

Children’s Hunter Horse (MHC and NEHC Rated C)

Open to Junior Riders. Junior riders 15 to 17 years of age, must be eligible for Intermediate Equitation over Fences as of December 1st of the current show year. Fences 3” - spreads not to exceed fence height. Same Horse-Rider combination may not show in any other rated division except Equitation at the show. Horses may be shown by another Rider in any other division. To show at a walk, trot and canter.

Open Equitation (MHC and NEHC Rated C)

Open to Junior Riders. Fences not to exceed 3’0.

Cavallo Equestrian Junior Equitation Challenge (Unrated)

Open to Junior Rides. Fences not to exceed 3’0. Points from each challenge will be tabulated for a champion and reserve champion after Winter/Spring Show Series.

MHC Junior Hunt Seat Medal

All Riders must present a valid membership number before entering this class. Open to junior members who have not reached their 18th birthday. Course requires 8 Fences not to exceed 3’. One or more individual test of the top 4 contestants may be requested at the judge’s discretion (USAE test 1-19). Any qualifying Rider is not eligible to enter at future shows. 10 points are needed to qualify for Finals. To fill a class, at least 4 competitors must complete the course.

NEHC Junior Medal

Open to Junior members of the New England Horsemen’s Council who have not reached their 18th birthday. All contestants are required to perform over at least eight fences not exceed 3’3”. One or more individual tests of the top four contestants may be requested at the judge’s discretion. (USEF Tests 1 – 19). To fill a class, at least four competitors must complete the course. One win required for the finals.