Hunter Trials and Obstacle Trail Challenge

Event Date:  Saturday May 8, 2021 9:00 AM

3898 Neese-Commerce Road Hull, GA 30646

Deadline to Register Wednesday May 5, 2021

Judge:  Barb Strang

Member Fair Hill Foxhounds, Past Honorary Whip Andrew's Bridge Foxhounds, Member MFHA, USEA, USDF.  Past NAJFHC Judge.

RULES and General Information

  1. All Entries must have an entry form, signed Shakerag Release, signed COVID-19 Release, Negative Coggins, and Payment must be submitted by the deadline of Wednesday May 5,2021.  Releases for minors MUST be signed by a parent or legal guardian, NO EXCEPTIONS.  Entry Form, both releases forms, and Coggins should be emailed to Heidi Hook at heididhook@gmail.com.  Payment should be submitted to Laurie Wilensky; venmo @Laurie-Wilensky or PayPal @LaurieWilenskyGA.

  2. ASTM/SEI approved helmet required for all riders at all times while mounted.

  3. Ribbons awarded 1st through 6th place for each class.  Adult and Junior/Young Rider Champion and Reserve Champion will be awarded per division (Pleasure, Specialty, and Hunter).

  4. Pleasure Classes followed by Specialty Classes will start in the morning.  Obstacle Trail Challenge will run simultaneously with Hunter Classes.  Therefore participants will not be able to ride in both the Hunter Classes and the Obstacle Trail Challenge.  Both the Obstacle Course and Hunter Classes will begin no earlier than Noon.

  5. Hunting attire is optional, but recommended for all classes.  Western attire is allowed on specified classes (see Class Descriptions below for specific attire details).  Braiding is optional. 

  6. Lunch is available for pre-purchase.  Chic-Fil-A to deliver boxed lunch with chicken sandwich, chips, and a cookie.  Cost is $10/box.  See entry form, or email Heidi Hook at heididhook@gmail.com.  

  7. In an effort to support social distancing the Clubhouse will remain closed.  Port-a-Potties will be available. 

  8. The committee reserves the right to change courses or classes or to reschedule/cancel classes if necessary.

For more information contact Heidi Hook at heididhook@gmail.com or 706-599-0059

Class Descriptions

Pleasure Classes

To be judged on manner and performance, with an emphasis on suitability as a hunt horse.  All Pleasure classes will take place in the field in front of the Shakerag Hounds Clubhouse.

Class P1:  Junior/Young Rider Hilltoppers:  21 and under walk/trot

Class P2:  Adult Hilltoppers:  Over 21 walk/trot

Class P3: 3rd Flight walk/trot/canter

Class P4:  2nd Flight walk/trot/canter/hand gallop

Class P5:  1st Flight walk/trot/canter/hand gallop/possible gallop

Specialty Classes

 

Class S1:  Lead line:  Eligible for children 10 and under.  Western tack is allowed.

Class S2:  Hunting Pair Abreast Under Saddle:  A pair of riders will ride abreast through the class.  Walk/trot/canter.

Class S3:  Ponying Under Saddle:  Riders will show at the walk, trot, and canter while ponying (leading) a 2nd horse.  Western tack is allowed. 

Class S4:  Jr/YR Stirrup Cup:  Riders will carry a cup of water throughout the class.  Fullest cup wins. Western tack allowed.  

Class S5:  Adult Stirrup Cup:  Riders will carry a cup of hounds blood throughout the class.  Fullest cup wins.  Western tack allowed.  

Class S6:  Jr/YR Appointments Class:  Riders 21 and Under will bring "hunt ready" fully tacked (including hunt appointments) horse to the Ring.  Riders and horses will be judged on overall cleanliness, appropriate use and fit of tack, cleanliness of tack, neatness of braiding, and overall presentation.

Class S7:  Appointment Class:  Riders over 21will bring "hunt ready" fully tacked (including hunt appointments) horse to the Ring.  Riders and horses will be judged on overall cleanliness, appropriate use and fit of tack, cleanliness of tack, neatness of braiding, and overall presentation. 

Class S8:  Obstacle Trail Course:  This class will begin at Noon, simultaneously with Hunter Classes.  Riders will be judged on 10 obstacles encountered while riding through a marked Shakerag Hounds trail of approximately 2 miles.  Riders should anticipate a leisurely pace taking one hour to complete the trail challenge loop.  Obstacles will represent potential challenges someone could encounter while hunting.  Western tack allowed.  This class will be available after 12 pm for riders.  Last rider will need to start on course no later than 2 pm.  Riders are welcome to ride as a group but will be judged individually. 

Hunter Classes

Class F1:  Cross Rails:  6 jumps not to exceed 12"

Class F2:  Cub Hunter Under Saddle:  Open to all ages.  Riders will show at the walk/trot/canter.

Class F3:  Cub Hunter Over Fences:  Open to all ages.  Fences not to exceed 2'.

Class F4:  Cub Handy Hunter:  Open to all ages.  Fences not to exceed 2'.  Requires halt, back, and jumping at a trot.

Class F5:  Hunt Team Over Fences:  Open to teams of 2 or 3 riders.  Riders will the Hunter Over Fences course at 2'6".  With an additional final fence that will be jumped abreast.  

Class F6:  Fox Hunter in Training Under Saddle:  Open to all ages.  Riders will show at the walk/trot/canter and possibly hand gallop.

Class F7:  Fox Hunter in Training Over Fences:  Open to all ages.  Fences not to exceed 2'6".

Class F8:  Fox Hunter in Training Handy Hunter:  Open to all ages. Fences not to exceed 2'6".  Requires halt, back, and jumping at a trot. 

Class F9:  Tally-Ho Hunter Under Saddle:  Open to all ages.  Riders will show at the walk/trot/canter/hand gallop.

Class F10:  Tally-Ho Hunter Over Fences:  Open to all ages.  Fences not to exceed 3'. 

Class F11:  Tall-Ho Handy Hunter:  Open to all ages. Fences not to exceed 3'.  Requires halt, back, and jumping at at trot.  

Shakerag Hounds

3898 Neese-Commerce Road

Hull, Georgia 30646

706.335.9558

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