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Day at Smithfield - Medieval Mounted Play Day

Saturday July 19th, 2014
Modesto, California

Judge: Lady Guene Annwyll

Autocrat/Show Steward: Meisterin Else Hünrvogt

*****Proceeds to benefit the Shire of Canale’s Equestrian Clinicians Travel Fund*****

Come join us in the shady, covered arenas of Double N Ranch to recreate the wonders of the Smithfield Horse Market from the 12th through the 16th Centuries. 

“In a suburb immediately outside one of the gates there is a field that is smooth, both in name and in fact. Every Friday (unless it is an important holy day requiring solemnity) crowds are drawn to the show and sale of fine horses. This attracts the earls, barons and knights who are then in the city, along with many citizens, whether to buy or just to watch.” William Fizt-Stephens "Description of the City of London" (1170)

There is no site fee for spectators, but we are grateful to anyone, rider or spectator, who would like to sponsor a class.  Spectators are encouraged to wear an attempt at pre-1600’s attire.  If you need help with clothing or would like to sponsor a class please contact the show management (nancyreimers@gmail.com) in advance.  Spectators are asked to vote for the horse that they most want to buy to determine the Populace’s Choice Award. 

Fees

Classes are $4/class.  There is a $20 cap per rider.  Entries are accepted the day of the show.

Class Sponsorships are available for $25/class.  Sponsors will have their name(s) listed in the program and are invited to hand out the ribbon roses for their class.

Pipe Pens are available on a limited basis.  Contact the Show Management for reservations and prices. 

Local Rules

Camping and pens are available Both Friday and Saturday Nights.

Management reserves the right to split or combine classes.  The judge may request individual work offs in any class.

Riders shall make an attempt at pre-1600’s attire.  If you need to borrow clothing, please contact the show management.  Pre-1600’s tack is not required, but natural materials are encouraged.

No riders under the age of five.  All riders aged 5-17 must wear a helmet while mounted.

All riders, regardless of age, must wear a helmet while jumping.

Any rider holding a weapon must be authorized (pass a brief safety check) to do so.  If you are not authorized, please check in with show management, before you start on course.  Mounted Archery requires its own authorization.

No cantering, jumping, or mounted archery permitted in Novice and/or Green classes.

Challenge Course maps will be posted at the start of the day.  Any rider may elect to skip any element of any challenge course.  Skipped elements may be penalized.

Divisions

Green Horse: Open to horses of all ages that are safest at the walk, trot/intermediate gait.  Green horses may not cross enter in novice or open classes.  Riders are not eligible for Novice Highpoint awards.  Riders of green horses may cross enter in the open division on a different horse using a different number. 

Youth Rider: Open to riders aged 5-17.  Youth riders must declare either Open or Novice division for highpoint purposes.

Novice Rider: Open to riders of all ages that feel most comfortable at the walk and trot/intermediate gait.  Riders may cross enter into open classes, but must declare a single division for high point purposes. 

Open Rider: Open to all riders. 

 

Classes (Start 10 am)

1)      Pack Horse Challenge Course - In Hand – Bring your pack horses and rounceys – no pack required but bonus points available for turnout.  Bridles or Halters permitted.  To be judged on manners, and suitability as a pack horse.

a.      Open     b. Novice             c. Green

2)      Pack Horse - Under Saddle Challenge Course (Open) – Ride your Palfrey, Rouncey, or Hackney and pony another horse.  You may bring your own pack horse or one will be provided for you.  Bridles or Halters permitted on the pack horse.  To be judged in equal parts on the manners, suitability to lead pack horses, and way of going of the riding horse, and the horsemanship of the rider, especially with attention to their handling of the pack horse.

3)      Simon Says – Bring your Palfreys, Rouncies, and Hackneys.  To be shown as a group.  Riders to follow the instructions of the judge.  Riders that fail to follow the precise instructions will be eliminated until only one rider is left.

a.      Novice/Green     b. Open

4)      Presentation Riding Pleasure – Bring your Palfreys, Rouncies, Hackneys and other horses suitable to riding before the Prince.  To be shown as a group at the gaits suitable to the division both directions of the arena.  To be judged on manners, way of going, and suitability to be ridden at times requiring a horse of substantial presence.

a.      Novice/Green     b. Open

5)      Hors de Concurs (Open) – Bring your most documentable turnout, your best riding style, and your noblest steed.  To be shown as a group at the walk, both directions of the arena.  To be judged on overall impression.

6)      Working War Horse Challenge Course – Bring your Great Horses, Destiers, Chargers and other horses suitable to the art of war.  Obstacles may require the use of weapons.  Horses to be judged on manners, suitability, and way of going.  Riders to be judged on accuracy.  Maximum time permitted.  Bonus points for horsemanship.

a.      Novice b. Green c. Open – Bonus points for fastest completion of the course.

7)      Horsemanship – To be shown as a group at gaits appropriate to the division both directions of the arena.  Riders to be judged on basic position and effectiveness of their riding.

a.      Novice b. Novice Youth c. Open Youth   d. Open

8)      Sport Horse Under Saddle – Bring your Coursers, Hunters, and other horses suited to sports in the field.  To be shown as a group at gaits suitable to the division both directions of the arena.  To be judged on manners, way of going and suitability to the sports of the field.

a.      Novice/Green b. Open

9)      Working Sport Horse Challenge Course - Bring your Coursers, Hunters, and other horses suited to sports of the field.  Obstacles may require the use of weapons.  Horses to be judged on manners, way of going and suitability to sports of the field.  Riders to be judged on accuracy.  Maximum time permitted.  Bonus points available for horsemanship.

a.      Novice b. Green c. Open – Bonus points available for fastest time.  May include Mounted Archery.

Awards

Ribbon Roses, sponsored by Cutler Associates International, awarded through 6th place in each class. 

Populace’s Choice Award: Awarded to the horse with the most votes from the spectators as the one they want to buy.  Scroll by Lady Haley an Eich Gil awarded to the horse’s owner.

Novice Highpoint: Buckle from Golden Forge Custom Designs to be awarded to the rider that garners the most points based on their placing in classes: 1b, 2a, 4a, 5, 6a, 7a, 8a, and 9a

Youth Highpoint: A grooming kit sponsored by Viscountess Gwendwyn the Silent to be awarded to the 17 and under rider that garners the most points based on their placing in all classes in their declared division plus 7b or 7c.

Open Highpoint: Buckle from Golden Forge Custom Designs to be awarded to the rider that garners the most points based on their placing in classes: 1a, 2, 3b, 4b, 5, 6c, 7d, 8b, and 9c

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