About Pin Oak
NOTE VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ - As of December 1st, 2011, USEF has issued new regulations regarding the release, assumption of risk and indemnifications listed on entry forms. All entry forms contained in the Pin Oak prize list were issued before this date and are now null and void. To enter the Pin Oak Show you must use the entry forms marked "REVISED" from our website. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The American Saddlebred horse was created in America and the registry dates back to 1891. The versatile Saddlebred is known for its stamina and endurance, and competes both under saddle, in driving classes and can also be found in various disciplines of equine competition. They are best known, however, as the ‘Peacocks of the Show Ring’. At Pin Oak, you will see Saddlebreds compete in the following types of classes: Pleasure, Equitation, Three-gaited, Five-gaited and Fine Harness.
Visit American Saddlebred Horse Association to learn more.
The Andalusian horse is one of the great ancient breeds, and was praised as the finest horse of war by the Greeks and Romans in ancient times. It originated in the Iberian peninsula, which includes both Spain and Portugal. The name Andalusian is derived from the southern Spanish region of Andalucia, while Portugal calls these horses Lusitanos. Although the population of Andalusian horses in the United States is small compared to other breeds, it has a reputation, image and mystique that is enormous. Andalusians are known for their intelligent and kind dispositon, along with strength, natural collection and agility. Visit www.ialha.org to learn more.
The HUNTER division is judged on both performance and conformation. When showing over fences, hunters should maintain an even hunting pace, a speed that would keep them up with the hounds and other horses in a foxhunt. Hunters should have a smooth, even style over the jumps. The jumps, or fences, used in the hunter classes simulate the types of obstacles that would be encountered in the hunting field, such as posts, rails, brush and stone walls. A horse is said to have jumped “clean” if no faults are scored against him. A fault is an error, such as knocking a jump down.
Open JUMPER classes are among the most popular events with spectators because they provide thrilling entertainment and the judging is simple. Jumpers are judged strictly on performance. The horse with the least number of faults over a given set of jumps is the winner. In jumper classes, the style used to get over the jumps and around the course is not judged. Jumpers are scored under two tables of the Equestrian USA, Table I and Table II.
The Welsh pony combines the admirable qualities of both the mountain pony and the light horse. With their intelligence and beauty, Welsh Ponies may be shown in Pony hunter, fine harness, Western pleasure, English pleasure and pleasure driving classes. Welsh Ponies are judged 60% on manners, performance and style, and 40% on breed type and conformation.
Visit Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America to learn more.
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