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Andalusian/Lusitano & Working Equitation 2013
Entries Close March 4, 2013
BREAKING NEWS, WORKING EQUITATION
Rule Change for Pin Oak’s 2013 Working Equitation Championships
Sponsored by Haras Dos Cavaleiros
To all Working Equitation Exhibitors:
Since last October’s IALHA National show, a committee composed of regional Working Equitation groups from all over the United States has been meeting to standardize the rules for all-breed Working Equitation in the United States, with the goal of making the U.S. eligible to become a member of the World Association of Working Equitation (WAWE.) This group is known as the Working Equitation Association of the United States (WEA-US.)
Now the new rules have been completed, and Claudia Elsner Matos, the authority designated by WAWE to train its international judges, will be our judge for Working Equitation at Pin Oak. With this development, it became evident that for the good of the competition, the new rules should be implemented at this year’s Pin Oak show.
The good news is that this set of rules is simpler and more clear, and offers new opportunities for exhibitors. Notable changes include:
• A horse may compete in a single competition with two different riders
• Horses may be ridden with one hand or two in levels L1 – L5. All tests in L6 (International) are performed with the reins in one hand.
• Additional changes are contained in the rules document.
Exhibitors should download the new rules document HERE to become familiar with as these will be the rules for the competition held March 21 and 22. This document is titled:
Working Equitation Association of the United States (WEA-US) Rules for Working Equitation (WE) Revision A
The previous set of rules titled 2012 IALHA WE Rules Show Committee Approved should be discarded.
It has always been the goal of The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show to maintain its leadership role in equine competition. This change will enable the 2013 Working Equitation Championships to be recognized by WAWE, and a become a qualifier for the World Championships of Working Equitation held in Normandy, France in 2014.
Exhibitors with questions may contact:
Linda Graham, Chair, Andalusian, Lusitano and Working Equitation,
Pin Oak Charity Horse Show. email@example.com or 713-937-0043
NEW THIS YEAR - Please remit your entry forms and stabling requirements directly to your show secretary - Beth Snider at:
65 Old Taylorsville Road / Shelbyville, KY 40065
With the opening of the new Tellepsen Arena at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Pin Oak Charity Horse Show's Week One Breed Show has the room to enhance stabling and warm up areas for American Saddlebreds, Andalusians and Lusitanos.
All American Saddlebred classes will be held in the Main Arena, along with Andalusian / Lusitano performance classes, just like last year.
Working Equitation and Andalusian / Lusitano halter classes will remain in the Haras Dos Cavaleiros Arena, with Barn D as a designated schooling area for this arena.
All Andalusian / Lusitano halter classes will now move to Wednesday, March 20. No more early morning halter classes! The A/L Wednesday halter classes will start at 9:00 a.m., followed by Dressage Sport Horse in Hand.
The breed competitors will be stabled together at the east end of GSEC in the AA barn with any overflow going into the A barn with stall fees set at $125.
The East Arena, formerly the location of jumper classes, will be designated exclusively for Breed Show schooling and warm up. GSEC will be constructing a new covered portico between the East Arena and the Main Arena to facilitate entry from our new schooling area!
We think these changes will enhance everyone's Week One show experience, for the best Pin Oak Breed Show ever!
Breed Show Manager, Peter Fenton, Breed Show Chairs, Elly Berman, Joan Cantrell, Linda Graham, Executive Director, Roxanne Cook, and President, Lynn Walsh look forward to welcoming you to Pin Oak.
Working Equitation Returns to Pin Oak in 2013!
Haras Dos Cavaleiros Working Equitation Championships to offer substantial cash prizes!
The discipline of Working Equitation is sweeping the globe, with high-level competition in both Europe and the Americas. Haras dos Cavaleiros is bringing back Opportunity Working Equitation to the 2013 Pin Oak Charity Horse Show in Katy, Texas, with three levels of competition. During Week One of the show’s two-week run, Pin Oak will host Championships in three levels, Novice, Basic and Intermediate. Open to all breeds, the three levels of Working Equitation competition offer prize money at each level, plus ribbons for each phase, and trophies. The event is sponsored by Lusitano breeder Haras Dos Cavaleiros of Magnolia, Texas.
Working Equitation is a discipline based upon the tradition of fieldwork on ranches, highlighting the clear partnership between horse and rider, with an emphasis on athleticism, collection and versatility. The three phases will run over two days, with the Dressage phase on Thursday, March 21, and the Ease of Handling (obstacles for precision) and Speed (obstacles for speed) phases on Friday, March 22. The classes are open to all breeds. The levels available at Pin Oak in 2013 are Novice, Basic and Advanced. Please note the rules have been updated as of February 2013. (See Breaking News story regarding Rules Update)
Because Working Equitation intentionally highlights the fieldwork tradition of the country in which it is held, the Western tack and tradition of the United States is acceptable and appropriate attire. Native tack and attire from Spain or Portugal, or Dressage, or basic polo shirt and boots, are also acceptable.
Updates will be posted in this space periodically as we get closer to showtime, so check back often!.
Andalusian / Lusitano Yearling Futurity Nominations Now Open!
There's a lot of buzz about Pin Oak's Specialty Jackpot Futurity classes for yearling Andalusian/Lusitano and Half-Andalusian colts and fillies. If you are an Andalusian or Lusitano breeder who would like to show at the legendary Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, but don’t have anything old enough to ride, no worries. The popular yearling futurity classes for Andalusian and Lusitano foals born in 2012 will return. The earlier you nominate, the less expensive it is to make a bet on your foal. Nominations in August, September and October can be made for $75. November, December or January nominations can be made for $100. Latecomers in February or March will pay $125. The bet part: All of the nomination fees will go into the prize money pot, with 100% being returned to exhibitors. Normal entry, stall, office and non-member fees also apply. The classes for Purebred Colts, Purebred Fillies, Half-Andalusian Colts, and Half-Andalusian Fillies will be held on Wednesday, March 20 during Week One.
“Breeders can go out in the pasture and take a look at the babies they already have on the ground. If they like what they see, they can nominate their foals for the 2013 show, and compete for significant prize money,” says Pin Oak’s Andalusian and Lusitano breed chair, Linda Graham.
Yearlings may also show in the IALHA Two-and-Under classes to be eligible for the Championships. Registry requirements for the Yearling Futurities are the same as for IALHA classes. For more information contact Linda Graham, 713-937-0043, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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