INDIANA SADDLE HORSE ASSOCIATION

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BEGINNER CLASSES

 Beginner Classes offered at ISHA shows

Not eligible for paybacks

Learn how you & your trainer can partner together to show

Here are the rules:

 

"Beginner" classes are for riders who have been riding less than 2 years, OR ride exclusively in a lesson program and do not own their own horse. Beginner classes allow, but do not require martingales, snaffles, and single reins. Riders in Beginner classes may cross enter other classes for which they are eligible, but all riders in Beginner classes must meet the criteria set forth in sentence one. Riders in W/T classes cannot cross enter any W/T/C classes and riders in W/T/C classes cannot cross enter any W/T classes.

SHOW RULES

The purpose of a Beginner's class is to offer beginner riders of all ages to gain experience showing horses of all breeds in beginner classes. Classes are divided into age divisions within the Saddle seat/Hunt Seat Pleasure and Equitation categories.

 

 

 

 

CLASSES

ISHA currently offers the following classes. Additional Beginner classes will be added in the future if warranted.

Beginner Hunt/Saddle Seat Equitation: W/T/C, 13 yrs & up

Beginner Hunt/Saddle Seat Pleasure: W/T/C, 13 yrs & up

Beginner Hunt/Saddle Seat Equitation: W/T/C, 12 yrs & under

Beginner Hunt/Saddle Seat Pleasure: W/T/C, 12 yrs & under

Beginner Hunt/Saddle Seat Equitation Championship: W/T/C, all ages, no qualifications

Beginner Hunt/Saddle Seat Pleasure Championship: W/T/C, all ages, no qualifications

Beginner Hunt/Saddle Seat Pleasure: W/T, 9 yrs & under

Beginner Hunt/Saddle Seat Equitation: W/T, 9 yrs & under

Beginner Hunt/Saddle Seat Pleasure: W/T, 10 yrs & over

Beginner Hunt/Saddle Seat Equitation: W/T, 10 yrs & over

Beginner Hunt/Saddle Seat W/T Pleasure Championship: all ages, no qualifications

Beginner Hunt/Saddle Seat W/T Equitation Championship: all ages, no qualifications

 

RIDERS

All classes are judged on equitation skills of the rider and his /her ability to control the horse.

No hunt, show coats or chaps are allowed.

Appropriate footwear with a small heel is mandatory.

Headgear: all riders under 18 years of age are required to wear a safety helmet.

Gloves and whips are optional.

 

HORSES

Horses are shown as if in a lesson: snaffle and running martingales are allowed as well as full bridles. Tie down martingales are not allowed.

The saddle must be consistent with the style of riding (cut-back saddle for saddle seat, hunt saddle for hunt seat).

Horses used for Beginner classes can be used in Non-Beginner classes.

Horses must display good manners and have a quiet disposition.

If you would like to learn more about participating in Beginner Classes with ISHA, contact us!