THE MINIATURE, HARNESS & DONKEY SHOW

Please note that ALL registrations must be submitted to pelicanlakeagsociety@hotmail.com BEFORE June 13th, 2019.

Class Explanations

Pleasure Driving Turnout - A pleasure driving class in which entries are judged primarily on the performance and quality of each turnout. Entrants are to be shown both ways of the ring at a walk, slow trot, working trot and strong trot (trot on); to stand quietly and to rein back. All entries chosen for a workout are to be worked both ways of the ring at any gait requested by the Judge and may be asked to execute a figure-of-eight. To be judged: 40% on performance, manners and way of going; 30% on the condition, fit and appropriateness of the harness and vehicle; 15% on the neatness and appropriateness of attire; 15% on overall impression.

Working Harness Driving - A pleasure driving class in which entries are judged primarily on the horse(s) or pony(ies) to provide a pleasant drive. Entrants are to be shown both ways of the ring at a walk, slow trot, working trot and strong trot (trot on); to stand quietly, both on the rail and while lined up, and to rein back. All drivers chosen for a workout may be worked both ways of the ring at a gait requested by the Judge and may be asked to execute a figure-of-eight. To be judged: 70% on the performance, manners and way of going of the horse(s) or pony(ies); 20% of the condition of the harness and vehicle; 10% on the neatness of the attire.

Pleasure Driving Reinsmanship - A pleasure driving class in which entries are judged primarily on the ability and skill of the driver. Entrants are to be shown at a walk, slow trot and strong trot (trot on). All drivers will be require to do a pattern as posted displaying all gaits, rein back, figure eight and a halt. The driver should be seated comfortably on the box so as to be relaxed and effective. Either the one or two-handed method of driving is acceptable. Common to both methods, the elbows and arms should be close to the body with an allowing but steady hand enabling a consistent “feel” with the horse’s mouth. Drivers should not be penalized or regarded for using one general style over another. To be judged: 75% on the handling of the reins and whip, control, posture and overall appearance of driver; 25% on the condition of the harness and vehicle and neatness of the attire.

Novice Horse/Pony or Driver – must be in their first year of showing.

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