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OBHA Junior Showmanship


Ontario Belgian Horse Association

Junior Showmanship Program

Rules & Regulations

Revised 2009


Eligibility:      Open to residents of Ontario interested in showing Belgian horses at the designated fairs


Juniors: 8 to 13 as of January 1st. of the current year

Seniors: 18 years and under as of January 1st. of the current year                                

(most fairs will show both ages together, but points will be rewarded separately). 


Junior membership fee will be deducted from year end winnings


*All participants must compete in a minimum of three designated fairs to be eligible for year end awards*


Designated Fairs:   Listowel, Essa, Navan, Orillia, Paris, Mitchell, Lindsay, Carp, , Refrew, Erin, Rockton, Forest, Collingwood, Markham, Markdale, Simcoe, Alvinston, Petrolia, Norwood, Brigden, Metcalfe, Royal


Judging: The following points will be considered when judging the class:

                   - Suitability of horse to showperson

                   - ability of exhibitor to control horse

                   - alertness to judge

                   - attentiveness to horse

                   - following correct showing procedures

                   - proper appearance and dress

                   - proper footwear

                   - horse to be clean & appropriately groomed & decorated


Awards: Points are awarded at each designated fair

            You may show at as many fairs as you wish. Only the best five scores will count towards year end awards.  Points will be awarded in reverse order to the number of entries. For example, if there were six Belgian Entries, the highest placing showperson would receive six points, the second highest five points and the lowest placing one point.


            Points will be awarded independently to jrs. & srs. For example, if there were six Belgian entries, two jrs.  & four srs, the highest placing jr. would receive two points & the highest placing sr. would receive four Points.


            Awards will be presented at the annual Banquet & Dance held in November


            A trophy will be presented to the top jr. & sr. & a plaque to the second & third place in each division


Cash Awards:             Seniors- 1st. -$75.00, 2nd. -$50.00, 3rd. -$35.00, all others $25.00

                                    Juniors- 1st. -$50.00, 2nd. -$35.00, 3rd. -$25.00, all others $20.00




John Northcote,
Jan 16, 2009, 2:11 PM