THE GARSTANG & DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY PROUDLY PRESENT

Heavy Horses

Chief Steward – Mrs Jayne Gibson

Who doesn’t love these gentle giants? Heavy horses were becoming extremely rare following the introduction of motorised farm machinery as they were too expensive to keep as a pet. However, over the past 20 years, their numbers have risen thanks to a band of very dedicated breeders and exhibitors, some of whom you can see at the show. Ridden heavy horses are also becoming very popular indeed and means that they now have another job to do. Make sure you support these magnificent horses and their handlers – it’s no mean feat getting a Shire into show condition and groomed to perfection on the day.

Entries will be taken from 1st May 2020.

Judging: 9.45 a.m.  In hand Judge: Mr W Livesey

All exhibitors MUST be members of the Shire Horse Society and all animals must be registered or eligible for registration.

ENTRY FEE: First entry £8.00 subsequent entries £7.50 (unless otherwise stated)

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: 17th July 2020

PRIZE MONEY          1st             2nd            3rd            4th

Classes 1 - 2             £45            £35            £20           £15

Classes 3 - 6             £45            £35            £20           £15

Classes 7 - 8             £35            £25            £15           £10

Classes 9 - 10           £14            £12            £10            £8

GIBSON & SON, have kindly sponsored the prize money in class 8.

Each exhibitor showing in the in-hand section of the shire horses will receive an allowance of £25.

*S denotes Special Prize*

CLASS

  1. STALLION, two years old and over - Kirkland Hall Trophy (Best Stallion Over Two)
  2. BARREN MARE, three years or over
    S1. Best Barren Mare - Three Years Old or Over
    Th‘Owd Tithebarn Perpetual Challenge Cup
  3. ONE YEAR OLD, Colt, Gelding or Filly
  4. TWO YEAR OLD, Gelding or Filly
  5. THREE YEAR OLD AND OVER, Gelding
    S2. Best Gelding - Geldings in the previous three classes are eligible
    S3. Best Filly - One or Two Years Old The Joe Pooley Perpetual Challenge Cup
  6. BROOD MARE, having own foal at foot
    S4. Best Brood Mare - The Douglas Clark Perpetual Challenge Cup.
  7. COLT FOAL
    S5. Best Colt Foal - The Walter Cross Memorial Trophy, presented by Mr J B Baron in memory of his uncle.
  8. FILLY FOAL
    S6. Best Filly Foal - The John Ollerton Perpetual Challenge Trophy
    S7. Champion Foal The Robert Hull Perpetual Cup, presented by R Hull of St Michaels for the Champion Foal. £25.00
    S8. Junior Champion £50.00
  9. PAIR OF SHIRE HORSES, Mare or Gelding, any age
    S9. Best Pair - Trophy presented by Mrs N Hoyles and Family to the best pair owned by one exhibitor.
  10. YOUNG HANDLERS CLASS. For exhibitors over 13 years and under 18 years old.
    Winner to be presented with the John Mitson Memorial Trophy.
  11. BEST SHIRE HORSE, any age, to be in the hands of the breeder
    S10. Supreme Champion The R. G. Thompson Silver Challenge Perpetual Cup, Society Sash and Rosette.
    S11. Reserve Supreme Champion Society Sash and Rosette
    S12. Best Mare or Filly The Shire Horse Society Silver Plated Spoon (subject to the Shire Horse Society special conditions).

The Bill Fowler Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the Best Shire Female from the In Hand classes. A bronze sculpture of a shire mare

Judging follows in-hand shows
Judge: Ms X Barker Wild

PRIZE MONEY: 1st £30, 2nd £25, 3rd £20, 4th £15

CLASS

  1. RIDDEN HEAVY HORSE, Open to Mares and Geldings 4 years and over. 
    Not to be entered in Light Horse Section

Stage 1: Conformation
All exhibitors parade together as for in hand showing - no saddles, boots or bandages. Walk and trot in hand. Disperse from the ring and tack up.
Stage 2: Ride
Return individually in programme order and following halt and salute, proceed with individual ride which must contain work on both reins and one sustained halt (4 seconds).
A jump may be included at the discretion of the judge.

The judge does not ride the horses.

Judging follows in-hand shows
Judge: Ms X Barker Wild

PRIZE MONEY: 1st £30, 2nd £25, 3rd £20, 4th £15

CLASS

  1. RIDDEN HEAVY HORSE, Open to Mares and Geldings 4 years and over. 
    Not to be entered in Light Horse Section

Stage 1: Conformation
All exhibitors parade together as for in hand showing - no saddles, boots or bandages. Walk and trot in hand. Disperse from the ring and tack up.
Stage 2: Ride
Return individually in programme order and following halt and salute, proceed with individual ride which must contain work on both reins and one sustained halt (4 seconds).
A jump may be included at the discretion of the judge.

The judge does not ride the horses.

All Exhibitors who enter shall be considered to have read the following Rules & Regulations as laid down by the Show Committee. Anything not covered but brought into question will be decided by the relevant authority.

The decision of the Show Chairman & Committee will be final.

1) Entries must be lodged in a proper manner on the enclosed form, signed by the Exhibitor an authorised agent, and complying in full with these Regulations and any other conditions as may be specified in the current Rule books of Societies to which this Show has affiliated.

2) Animals must be entered under the name by which they are registered with their Breed Society (if applicable) and the name of the Owner(s) must be stated if different from the Exhibitor.

3) The appropriate Entry Fee MUST accompany the entry and must be received by the Closing Date. Entry Fees will only be refunded on receipt of a Veterinary Certificate. £5.00 will be retained from cancelled entries for administration charges. Entries will not be accepted by telephone – POSTAL ENTRIES or ENTRIES ONLINE at www.garstangshow.org Changes to Entries must be received in writing before the Closing Date.

4) The Society reserves the right to refuse or cancel any entry already accepted without any reason for so doing. Should this occur, refund of Entry Fees shall be at the discretion of the relevant Committee.

5) Stallions MUST NOT be led by Juniors who have not attained their 14th birthday before 1st January, 2017.

6) Any animal deemed to be out of control or presenting danger to other exhibits must be removed from the ring at the request of the Judge, Steward or Committee.

7) The Committee, any of its Officers, Assistants & stewards shall not in any way be responsible for any loss, injury or damage that may happen to exhibitors or their assistants, or any other members of the public or to any animal or property, or to any vehicle brought into the showground or to any premises used in conjunction with the show, or while entering or leaving the same.

8) Exhibitors shall be responsible for the behavior of their assistants & riders/handlers & all persons in charge of exhibits shall be subject to the orders of Stewards or Judges.

9) DOGS – All dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. Please clean up after your dog.

10) OBJECTIONS shall be made in writing with the Objector’s full name & address within 1 hour of the class concerned and lodged at the General Secretary’s Office together with the sum of £50 deposit. The sum will be refunded if the objection is sustained, but if it is not sustained the deposit will be forfeited to the funds of Garstang & District Agricultural & Horticultural Society. The Committee reserves the right to refer the objection to the Society or Association under whose rules the class is being run.

11) It is strongly recommended that all exhibitors carry adequate Public Liability Insurance. The Society does not accept any liability for any injury or damage sustained by any third party whatsoever.

12) The Judge’s decision is FINAL. The Committee reserves the right to substitute, add or remove any Judge from any class or championship.

13) The number of animals which will give an individual show in any class shall be entirely the decision of the Judge(s).

14) All animals must be sound. All Judges have the right to request an examination of an animal by the Official Veterinary Surgeon. If, in his / her opinion the animal is not deemed fit to continue, it will be led from the ring & will not be presented for judging in any ring for the remainder of the day.

15) DISEASE - Any animal found to be suffering from any contagious or infectious disease shall be removed from the showground immediately at the request of the Official Veterinary Surgeon. Any animal found to be affected in this manner will be further disqualified from competing & must be removed from the showfield by the exhibitor without delay.

16) FLU VACCINATIONS - It is recommended that all exhibitors ensure that horses & ponies have an up to date certificate of vaccination against equine flu which should be available for examination if required. FULL PASSPORT MUST ACCOMPANY EVERY EQUINE IN TRANSIT.

17) There will be NO provision of Farriery services on the field. Exhibitors are recommended to ensure all farriery work is carried out prior to the show.

18) NO MUCKING OUT ON THE FIELD – Please take home all waste – livestock will be returning to graze the field within 2 days of the show.

19) Competitors are requested NOT to telephone the Show Office with queries concerning times of commencement of classes or numbers of entries. This information WILL NOT BE GIVEN due to pressure of time. Please allow plenty of time for your arrival prior to your first class.

All Entry Forms must be completed in full.

ENTRIES (inc. online entries) CLOSE 17th July 2020

 

EXHIBITORS’ PASSES : Exhibitor numbers, e-tickets and horsebox passes will be sent PRIOR to the show. If you have not received these by Wednesday 31st July, please contact the Secretary.

One e-ticket will be issued to each exhibitor, further e-tickets will be issued at the discretion of the Secretary for larger numbers of exhibits. Further discounted e-tickets can be purchased when entering at a cost of £10.00 each for adults - Max. 4 (£14 on the gate) and £1 for children 10 - 16 (£3 on the gate) children under 10 are free.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL EXHIBITORS MUST HAVE A PRINTED E-TICKET WITH THEM OR THEY WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ONTO THE SHOWGROUND UNLESS THEY PRODUCE PAYMENT FOR THE FULL GATE PRICE.

The Organisers of this Show have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present. For these measures to be effective, everyone must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and to prevent accidents occurring and must obey the instructions of the Organisers and all Officials and Stewards.

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