Heirloom Horse Shows
Heirloom Horse Shows are co-hosted by Heirloom Equestrian Center and Winning Time. Our first two jumper days (Nov. 2019, Feb. 2020) sold out - thanks to all who joined us! We hope to see you again at our next show March 28-29, 2020. Whether you are a seasoned rated-show rider looking for a safe indoor facility with good footing and good courses for winter schooling, or if you're wanting to try out jumpers for the first time, we have classes for you. There is everything from leadline walk-a-pole to 1.20m, and there are four classes at varied heights with prize money. Feel free to message us with your questions.
Click for: Prize List and Schedule
Click for: Prize List and Schedule
1. Are beginners welcome? Yes, we have classes down to lead-line walk-a-pole, and the goal is for these nervous or beginner riders to have a safe, comfortable introduction to horse shows that makes them eager to show again.
2. Are the low level classes timed? No, from walk-a-pole through cross-rails, the classes are judged on safety and suitability of the pair. These classes are intended to reward safe, organized riding.
3. What is a Blue Ribbon round? Any horse completing the course without faults (rail or stop or circle), receives a 'blue ribbon' medal. Thus all the horses entered could receive the blue ribbon, or none. This type of class is often used to allow the rider or trainer to school the horse prior to their judged competition rounds.
4. Why can't we school over jumps in the arena? While there is no designated group over-fences schooling time, the schedule offers a number of opportunities to school individually over fences. The rider or trainer can take the horse into the Blue Ribbon rounds to school over fences. They can enter a blue ribbon round much lower than the competition rounds if desired or enter the blue ribbon round multiple times. Even if the rider is doing the trot-a-pole or cross-rails divisions where there is no blue-ribbon round, they can enter the leadline walk-a-pole and go into the ring with the trainer, and simply request not to be judged. Some of the rated shows (e.g. High Desert Classic in Bend) not only don't allow jump-schooling in the ring, but they also have restricted all schooling in the ring some years. The horses seem to adapt easily to that. Generally the inexperienced riders are on seasoned horses, and the inexperienced horses are ridden by seasoned riders, and so it seems to work out well. If you are having a particular problem on the day of the show, despite entering the blue ribbon or leadline (unjudged) classes, let us know and we'll work with you.
5. What is Table II, Sec. 2b? That is a class where the rider completes the first part of the course by going through the end timers. Then, if they had no faults (rail, stop, circle), they will be allowed to go on to the jump off. The rider must wait for the judge to blow the whistle before beginning their jump off course. The rider completing the jump off in the fasted time with no faults is the winner.
6. What is Table II, Sec. 1? This is the type of jumper class typically known as a "speed" class. There is no jump off, but rather horses are place by their time and number of faults over the course.
7. Can I add or drop classes the day of the show? Yes, we want riders to have the flexibility to compete at the level that maximizes safety and learning. It's very helpful to us, however if you pre-enter classes so that we have as accurate of class counts and scheduling as is possible.
8. Can I enter my horse the day of the show? Maybe is the best answer. Our first two shows sold out and did not allow day-of entries. We have expanded our March show to two days, so we may be able to allow day-of entries. Pre-enter if you want to have a reserved spot; otherwise, please message us prior to show day to see if it looks like there will be room for day-of entries.
9. Why can't you give me a precise ride time like you get for dressage and eventing? While it's very handy to have an exact ride time for those disciplines, hunter/jumper shows choose to do things differently. Sometimes horses need a little more warm up time, or sometimes people need to add additional classes, need a bit of extra time to learn their courses, or their trainer is tied up with another horse or rider. All of those factors can affect the schedule. Especially for a schooling show, we like to keep things very relaxed and positive. The schedule available on HorseShowTime.com will give a rough idea of when your classes will go. Come early, sign in at the office, watch some rounds, get a coffee or lunch, do some shopping, and get ready at leisure.
10. My business likes to support shows; do you have any need for prizes or sponsorship? Yes! We are always grateful for donations of items to use as prizes or for monetary support to help with prize money, purchase of prizes, or special awards. Feel free to contact us with your ideas. Have a particular charity you'd like to support in a fun way? We can make a certain jump the "charity name" jump, and let riders know you'll donate $ (amount of your choice) every time that's jumped clear in the classics (you can set a maximum amount as well).