Division 1

Date: Saturday, August 17th, 2019
Time: 9:00 am Sharp
Chairpersons: Sarah Holmes, Quinlan Dangerfield

This show is specifically developed for beginner and young riders. The concept of this event is to inspire beginners. This event is not intended for the more experienced youth competitors.
Events are designed for fun and intended to demonstrate the special relationship between children and their equine partner.

Entries MUST BE SENT to:
Sarah Holmes
11900 County Rd 38,
Winchester, ON K0C2K0

For additional information email, or BY AUGUST 9/2019 FOR PRE-ENTRY PRICES. Any entries after this date will be considered post entries.


All riders will abide by the rules and regulations of the Mountain Township Agricultural Society and the South Mountain Fair.
The Show Committee and the Judge reserve the right to alter conditions or to refuse entries.
The JUDGES DECISION IS FINAL. Any exhibitor who is guilty of creating a disturbance whether by openly criticizing the judge or the committee or using obscene language to any judge or official shall therefore forfeit the right to any premium and may be suspended by the Society from exhibiting.

All riders much wear appropriate riding equipment to their style of riding.


Horses and ponies should be neat, cleaned, and in good condition for the show. Unhealthy, poor-conditioned, and or lame horses/ponies will be asked to leave the show ring.
A rider is allowed one minute after the first call by in-gate steward to enter the ring. If not available at that time, the horse and rider may be eliminated.
Entry fees will ONLY BE REFUNDED upon the presentation of a veterinarian’s certificate, presented to the show Secretary by the day immediately following the show.

Classes will be cancelled if there is less than 5 entries.
Class changes during the day will require an additional $2.00/class.
Any protests must be registered to the show committee BY THE RIDER involved before the commencement of the next class.
The Fair Board, the Horse Show Committee, and any workers on the day will not be held responsible for loss, damage or injury to any person, animal, or property in any way involved in the show.
Rain or Shine, NO REFUNDS.
Proof of age is required
Livestock Bracelets will be allotted as follows: 1-2 animals exhibited – 1 Livestock Bracelet, 3-4 animals exhibited – 2 Livestock Bracelets, 5-6 animals exhibited – 3 Livestock Bracelets, 7-8 animals exhibited – 4 Livestock Bracelets, etc.

Prize money as follows:
1st -$3 2nd -$2 3rd -$1

Ribbons awarded for places 1st through 6th.


Lead Line – No Entry Fee
PRE ENTRY: $5.00 per class

Lead Line

Lead Line – Walk.
English or Western tack. Participants may only enter Lead Line class. 1st Place ribbon to all entries.

Costume Contest

(NOTE: the costume class is OPEN to ALL AGES)
Costume Event – Riders will display the costumes they have created for their horse and themselves.

Fun & Games

(children under the age of 12)
English or Western tack. Riders may be accompanied by an adult as required. All classes are timed events, time fault will apply.

Halter Derby

Riders will lead their horse through a course. Each obstacle must be completed (timed event)

Cowboy Obstacle

Riders will ride through a course (a fair chosen pace). Each Obstacle must be completed. (Timed event)

Mini jumps

Riders and ponies will jump over a low series of jumps at a fair pace (4 time faults for every knocked rail)

Apple Dunk

Riders will trot down the ring to a water bucket, dismount and then dunk for an apple (no hands) then lead their horse back to the finish line with apple secure in the rider’s mouth.


Riders will challenge a series of targets.

Sack Race

Rider trots midway – dismounts – hops (in sack) back to finish line leading pony/horse

Key Hole Race

Rider will trot to end of the ring, turn within keyhole, then return to the finish line (timed event)

Flag Race

Rider will trot mid-way down the ring. Retrieve a scarf/flag off the top of a barrel, carry it to the far end of the ring, go around a barrel, and return to the starting line, leaving the flag back on the mid-way barrel on your way back (timed event)

Cloverleaf Barrels

Riders have the option of riding course A or B.
a. Course A – The entry must cross the timing line, circle barrel 1 clockwise, circle barrel 2 counter clockwise, circle barrel 3 counter clockwise and run between barrels 2 and 3 to cross the timing line.
b. Course B – The entry must cross the timing line, circle barrel 2 counter clockwise, circle barrel 1 clockwise, circle barrel 3 clockwise and run between barrels 2 and 3 to cross the timing line

Pole bending

Contestants may start on either side of the line of poles. They will cross the starting line, move in an approximately straight line to pole 6 (the farthest pole), make a 180-degree turn around pole 6, pass between pole 6 and pole 5, bend through the poles to pole 1, circle pole 1, bend through the poles to pole 6, make a 180-degree turn around pole 6, and cross the starting line by moving along the poles on the side opposite that on which they first approached pole 6

Rope a Calf

Riders will ride around the ring and ‘rope the calf cut outs ‘

Sit a-Buck

Riders will have a ‘bill’ placed under their back upper thigh. Once the bill is in placed, they may not touch it with their hands. Commands will be called out, once the paper has fallen out they are eliminated. The last rider with their ‘bill’ wins. (Game is performed bareback)