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Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Is this ranch show sanctioned with ARHA or AQHA?A. No. All breeds, including grade horses, as well as all levels of riders including: adult and youth walk Trot riders, green riders who have limited experience cantering, and novice horses who have limited show experience, and equestrians with disabilities, are welcome at our shows and have their own divisions to show in.We also have Youth, non-pro, and open divisions. all riders with the exception of equestrians with disabilities and those entered and walked classes are eligible to show up into any other level.
Q. Do you have to become a member of a club or organization in order to show?A. No. These shows are privately run and not a part of a club or organization. THERE IS A YEAR AND HIGH POINT AWARD PROGRAM THAT YOU MUST REGISTER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR. There is a registration form available on the Facebook group page that you can fill out and mail in with your stall reservations and entries. Cost is $40 per Horse and Rider combination to participate. a champion and Reserve award will be given in every class with enough eligible entries, as well as high point Awards for specific divisions. Please see registration form for more information.
There are two separate shows:
The Spring Into Summer Ranch Show Series - four, weekend shows with Cattle and Ranch Reining Classes held on Saturday, and the remainder of the Ranch Classes held in Sunday. These shows are a series with Year End Awards.
Working Cow Horse Jackpot Shows- They are saturdays, cattle only. They are not part of the year end award series.
The two shows at Vickers Horse Park run concurrently with the Vickers Ranch show and Mountain Trail Challenge!
Those shows have three arenas and the permanent Trail Course. The cow classes run in the back arena stating at 9am. Ranch Classes start at 10 in the center arena.
There is a Third flat arena to warm up in.
The way we set up our cattle arena ( at ALL shows) allows a warm up area directly connected to the cattle arena . So those shows at VHP you can show in cattle classes, ranch classes, and the Mountain Trail Challenge.
Saturday Jackpot Shows at the TSQHA Show Complex will follow the same show bill and will have a Sorting in the evening.
Q. Are there specific rules that govern the horse shows? A. Yes. There are a set of eligibility rules and regulations for the green rider, novice horse, adult walk trot, youth walk trot, Lead Line and EWD divisions. All other classes will be governed by arha rules with the following exceptions:In a youth, non-pro, or open class any rider may show any aged horse two-handed in a snaffle bit or a bozal. If showing in a shank bit the horse must be shown one-handed. Novice horses, green riders, adult walk trot, youth walk trot, EWD may show one or two handed in a shankbit or two handed in a snaffle bit or bosal.
Q. Are you permitted to hold the saddle horn in Ranch riding, ranchmanship, or Ranch trail when you are at the extended Trot or extended lope.A. No. As per arha rules in those classes you are not permitted to hold the saddle horn at the extended Trot or at the extended lope. You may hold the saddle horn in any cattle class.
Q. Is ranch riding a pattern class?A. No. As per arha rules and class descriptions Ranch riding is a rail class where the horses are judged at their ability to perform all of the ranch gaits.
Q. What is ranchmanship?A. As per the arha rule book ranchmanship is a pattern class that judges the horse and riders ability to perform a combination of Ranch trail maneuvers, Ranch reining maneuvers, and horsemanship ability.
Q. What is ranch roping?A. Ranch roping is "herd roping". The cattle do not come out of a chute. Riders must ride into the herd and select a cow to rope. Exception to arha rules in this class- the cattle will not be numbered and you will not be required to cut a specific cow from the herd to rope. Contestants will be allowed to select which cow they would like to cut and rope, and will have help holding the herd.Contestants will be scored on their herd work, and will be allowed two attempts (throws) to catch. Each missed throw will receive a 5 point penalty. A catch will receive a 5 point credit. The class will be placed on herd work alone if there are no qualified catches. Contestant must attempt to catch.
Q. Am I required to pre-enter this show? A. No. You are not required to pre-enter, but you may submit your entries when you mail your camping, stall, and shavings reservations to the show secretary. That address can be found on the reservation form. And your entries can be mailed along with your reservations but you must submit two separate checks and a copy of your horses negative Coggins test. If you want to enter at the show please have your forms filled out ahead of time and bring them with your form of payment to the show office.
Q. Can I pay with my credit card? A. No. At this time we are not set up to take credit card payments. We accept a personal check or cash. Please do not mail cash.
Q. Can I show off of my trailer or do I have to have a stall?A. You are permitted to show off your trailer for a $10 per day - per horse " jump out fee". Horses are not permitted to be tied to the trailer overnight.
Q. What is considered "dry" camping?A. Dry camping means you do not have electrical or water hookup. If you run an extension cord to an outlet to run a fan or other appliances that is not considered dry camping and you must pay a camping fee for the weekend.