Dunsford novice* Horse & Pony Show rules

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  • Neither the Committee nor the Landowners accept responsibility for any accident, loss or damage to any person, horse or property how so ever caused
  • The Judge’s decision is FINAL.
  • The Judge’s decision with regards to lameness or fitness is FINAL and competitors will be asked to leave the ring and not compete in any further classes.
  • The Judge’s decision with regards to weight-carrying ability on the welfare of the horse or pony is FINAL. An approximate 20% ratio guideline will be followed.
  • Ridden horses and ponies MUST be four years or older.
  • Children MUST have had their 3rd birthday before the show to participate in ridden events.
  • The committee reserves the right to amend, amalgamate or cancel any class or to refuse entry without stating the reason.
  • It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that they arrive on time for classes. Once classes have commenced, further entries will NOT be allowed to enter, unless at the Judge’s discretion.
  • NO refunds will be made for missed or cancelled classes unless at the Show Secretaries discretion.
  • Hard hats to recommended standards MUST be worn by ALL persons riding on the show field.
  • It is recommended that competitors wear back protectors in jumping classes.
  • Competitors MUST be correctly and appropriately attired for entry to classes.
  • NO colts or stallions
  • Strictly NO galloping on the show field
  • Strictly NO spurs or schooling whips. Riders will be banned for misuse of whips or spurs.
  • Riders, Assistants, Family members and member of the public will be banned and asked to leave for unacceptable language or behaviour.
  • Please dispose of all litter in the bins provided.
  • All competitors and spectators attend at their own risk.
  • All vehicles are parked at the owner’s risk.
  • Dogs MUST be kept on a lead at all times.
  • The committee asks that dog owners be respectful of the landowner and MUST clean up after them.
  • Please note that areas of the show field are out of bounds for safety reasons. Any competitor or spectator who ignores this will be asked to leave the show.
  • Any complaint must be handed to the secretary’s tent in writing on the day of the show along with a deposit of £10 which will be refunded if the complaint is upheld.

*Novice defined as rider or pony combination not to have been placed 1st – 3rd at county level or above.