Classes and Divisions

This year's show will be a virtual show due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2021 Horse Classic is limited in some aspects because of limitations with holding a competition virtually.

  • This year’s show is open for all 4-H members with no prequalification
  • No pony classes will be offered this year.
  • 2021 Class Divisions:
    • Senior, Junior and Novice in Western, English, and Gymkhana
    • Ranch, Miniature, and Jumping classes are open.
    • Dressage - no more than 3 tests.
  • Exhibitors may not cross-enter divisions on the same horse.
  • If entered in the walk/trot division, exhibitor may not cross over to any loping division.
Patterns and supply lists will be posted on this page on June 7, 2021

The activities may be videotaped in a pasture, arena, or dirt lot. You must set the pattern up exactly as it reads.

Please see the Video page for rules and guidelines for video entries.

Youth in English riding gear on brown horse, Horse Classic 2019

Classes and Divisions offered

Dressage

English Classes

Western Classes

Ranch Classes

Miniature Classes

Jumping Classes

Gymkhana Classes

 

Pattern Classes (English, Western, Ranch, Jumping)

Walk 20 seconds, Trot/Jog 30 seconds, Lope/canter 30 seconds, walk reserves direction, repeat prior segment after completion halt and back 5 steps.

English Dressage Suitability - Dressage suitability is judged on your horse's ability to potentially to do dressage. For this class you will walk, trot, extended trot, canter, and free hand gallop, reverse and do the same in the opposite direction stop and back 10 steps. 

Rail Classes

Walk 20 seconds, Trot/Jog 30 seconds, Lope/canter 30 seconds, walk reserves direction repeat prior segment after completion halt and back 5 steps.

Gymkhana Classes

  • REGULATION METAL OR PLASTIC BARRELS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPETE.
  • Start/Finish lines must be clearly marked (Draw a line in the sand with your foot, white lime, chalk, etc.).
  • Video must show the horse crossing the start line/finish line with timer in view. (Hint: Ask your videographer to stand in line with the score line!)
  • If it is suspected that the pattern does not match prescribed measurements, the rider will be disqualified from the event.

Jumping Classes

  • If it is suspected that the pattern does not match prescribed measurements, the rider will be disqualified from the event.

 

Dressage Class - Open Levels

Open Dressage Patterns

1 - Intro B

2 - Intro C

3 - Training Level 1

 

English Classes

Senior Level - English Patterns

4 - Showmanship

7 - Hunt Seat Equitation

10 - Hunter Under Saddle

13 - English Pleasure

16 - Dressage Suitability

 

Junior Level - English Patterns

5 - Showmanship

8 - Hunt Seat Equitation

11 - Hunter Under Saddle

14 - English Pleasure

17 - Dressage Suitability

 

Novice Level - English Patterns

6 - Showmanship

9 - Hunt Seat Equitation

12 - Hunter Under Saddle

15 - English Pleasure

18 - Dressage Suitability

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Western Classes

Senior Level - Western Patterns

19 - Showmanship

22 - Equitation

25 - Horsemanship

28 - Western Pleasure

31 - Trail

 

Junior Level - Western Patterns

20 - Showmanship

23 - Equitation

26 - Horsemanship

29 - Western Pleasure

32 - Trail

 

Novice Level - Western Patterns

21 - Showmanship

24 - Equitation

27 - Horsemanship

30 - Western Pleasure

33 - Trail

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Ranch Classes - Open Levels

Open Ranch Patterns

34 - Showmanship

35 - Ranch Riding

36 - Ranch Pleasure

37 - Ranch Reining

38 - Ranch Trail

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Miniature Horse Classes - Open Levels

Open Miniature Patterns

39 - Showmanship

40 - Trail

41 - In-Hand Over Fences 

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Jumping Classes - Open Levels

Open Jumping Patterns

42 - Ground poles

43 - Cross Bars for Beginners 18” 

44 - Equitation Over Fences 24’’

45 - Equitation Over Fences 2’6”

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Gymkhana Classes

Novice Gymkhana Patterns

46 - Single Stake

47 -California Poles

48 -Big T

49 -Speed Barrels

50 -Cloverleaf

Junior Gymkhana Patterns

51 - Single Stake

52 - Poles

53 - Big T

54 - Speed Barrels

55 - Cloverleaf

Senior Gymkhana Patterns

56 - Single Stake

57 - Poles

58 - Big T

59 - Speed Barrels

60 - Cloverleaf

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