Open Horse Shows
The Crown of Texas AHC has two annual open horse shows. The shows are open to all equines and there are classes for a variety of disciplines including English, Western, halter, speed events and games.
Come join us October 26, 2019
West Texas A&M Horse Center
Books Open at 8:00AM
West Texas A&M Horse Center
Books Open at 8:00AM
Please read the class list carefully and plan to participate in our classes.
Our newer classes include:
Open Pee Wee Halter - open to mares and geldings of stock and pleasure type. The goal of the class is to have a safe environment for young children to show their horse at halter.
Stock Type Halter - for breeds of horses bred for use in stock events such as Quarter Horses, Paints and Appaloosas. Balance, Muscle, Structural Correctness and Quality are of most importance.
Pleasure Type Halter - for breeds of horses bred for pleasure riding, jumping or showing. Morgans, American Saddlebreds, Thoroughbreds, gaited breeds, ect. Balance, Quality, and Structural Correctness are of most importance.
Novice Showmanship - for novice exhibitors. A simple pattern is used with a ‘set up’ and trot portion to the pattern. Class is for exhibitors who have not be awarded two blue ribbons in showmanship.
Costume Class - horses and riders are judged on the quality and creativity of their costumes. All tack and attire is legal. Horses are judged on manners and functional correctness.
Gaited Pleasure - for all breeds of gaited horses. Horses are shown at the walk, park gait and road gait. The walk should be free, 4 beat, and have a reasonable stride length in keeping with the horses conformation. The park gait is the horse’s natural gait at a relaxed and controlled pace. The horse should maintain a consistent head carriage in keeping with his conformation. Manners and consistency in way of going are paramount considerations. The horse should appear to be out on a relaxed ride through a park. The road gait is the horse’s natural gait with a lengthening of stride. The horse should move forward with impulsion in keeping with the horse’s conformation. Manners and consistency in way of going are paramount considerations. The horse should move out as if traveling down a country road.
Novice Horsemanship and Hunt Seat Equitation - simple patterns for Novice Horsemanship and Novice Hunt Seat Equitation with 3-4 maneuvers. Walk and trot/jog only. For exhibitors who have not been awarded two blue ribbons equitation classes.
Green Horse Western Pleasure/Hunter Under Saddle - for green horses/ponies that have not been awarded two blue ribbons in Pleasure or Hunter Under Saddle.
Keyhole/Cup Race - A fun timed event. Race to be done at a TROT. TROT as fast as possible in this game class to win first. Time penalty added for each stride at a canter. Fun for all ages and experience levels. These classes count towards high point.
Please consider and follow our show rules for safety and fair competition amongst our exhibitors:
Novice Class - Riders or Horses participating in Novice Classes must move up to their appropriate age group after winning two blue ribbons in their class. Please observe this rule so everyone has an opportunity to place well in Novice. Novice Classes do not count toward high point and riders or horses may enter the standard classes
Attire Proper attire must be worn for safety. Additionally, proper attire shows respect and consideration for our judge.
Hunt Seat: Exhibitors must wear breaches, riding tights or jodhpurs. Tall boots or riding shoes with half chaps are required except with the use of jodhpurs. Helmets must be worn. Long sleeve button up shirts with or without a collar are required. Hunt coats are optional. Gloves are optional. Ball caps, T-shirts, polo shirts, jeans and tennis shoes are not permitted.
Western - Exhibitors must wear jeans or riding pants. Chaps are optional. Tights may be worn under chaps only. Long sleeve button up shirts are required. Western hats or helmets are required. Riding boots or riding shoes are required. Gloves are optional. Ball caps, T-shirts, polo shirts, tennis shoes and half chaps are not permitted.
Appropriate tack must be used for safety and fair competition amongst our exhibitors. Please see the show coordinator for questions concerning acceptable tack.
Hunter - Any hunt seat, all purpose or English type saddle is permitted. An English snaffle (no shank), kimberwick, pelham and/or full bridle (with two reins) may be used. Any bit having a fixed rein requires a curb chain. Smooth round, oval or egg-shaped, slow twist, single twisted wire, double twisted wire mouthpieces and straight bar or solid mouthpieces are allowed. Split reins are not permitted. A standing or running martingale may be used in the jumping classes only. Mechanical hackamores may be used in the jumping however they are discouraged in the flat classes.
Western - Any western type saddle with or without a horn is acceptable. Saddles must have a pommel and cantle. Any smooth or slow twist snaffle is acceptable. A bosal with mecate may be used. Horses shown in a shank bit with a solid or broken mouth piece must be shown with one hand. Horses shown in a snaffle or bosal must be shown with two hands. If a romal is used it must be held in one hand and the slack held with the free hand. Split reins on a shank bit must be held in one hand. Mechanical hackamores are discouraged and running martingales or tie downs are not permitted.
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