Saturday, February 29th, 2020 and Sunday, March 1st, 2020
Entries close Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
Show Managers : Kim Arnette (512) 567-4784 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sally Francis (512) 914-4668 Show Secretary: Melissa Jefferson (512)801-6409
******Show office will open be open from 1-7pm on the Friday before the Show, 7am - close of show Saturday, and 8am - close of show Sunday. ******Check in for Stalls will start at 1pm on Friday. Special arrangements for trainers with large groups of horses can be accommodated if management is notified far enough in advance. Management reserves the right to assign stalls if entry numbers warrant.
Show Information & Rules Closing Date: The closing date for the show is Wednesday, Feb. 19th, 2020. Stalls will be given to those who enter prior to the closing date and counted as entries come in. Please get your entries in early, as our stalls are somewhat limited! Please include on your entry form if/and how many tack stalls are needed! There are a select few double stalls available, please indicate if a double stall will be needed on the entry form.
Entries: Please use the Hunter/Jumper Entry Form; submit one entry per horse/rider combination. Faxed or phone entries will not be accepted. A minor rider’s PARENT or LEGAL GUARDIAN, NOT TRAINER, must sign for entrants under the age of 18. A complete entry is comprised of a signed entry form, proof of negative Coggins (within the past 12 months including all dates present at event venue), and complete payment or open check made out to "DSRP". An Open Check is preferred to allow for Add/Drops the day of the Show!!! See entry form for fee schedule. There is a $50 fee for checks returned NSF.
Late Entries – See Entry Form for fees: Depending on the size of the show, entries may be cut off at entry close date, Wednesday, Feb. 19th, 2020. In the case of a large show, late entries will be allowed at the Show Management’s Discretion! A late fee will be added to each horse/rider combination entry.
Stalls: Stalls are available within the covered event center. See entry form for stall fees. Please include on your entry form if/and how many tack stalls are needed! There are a select few double stalls available, please indicate if a double stall will be needed on the entry form. Shavings must be purchased through DSRP. No Outside Shavings Allowed!!! Shavings will be sold for $8/bag, with a minimum purchase of 2 bags!
Arena Size/Type: The show will be held in an indoor, lighted arena with sand footing. A covered warm-up arena is also available.
Grounds Fee: Please note that there will be a nominal grounds fee charged for all horses attending this event, even if not stabled to defray event costs. ALL horses on the property must check-in with the show office, show proof of negative Coggins, and receive a number for identification that must be worn at all times (e.g., on stall, halter, bridle, saddle, etc.) while on the grounds.
Proof of Negative Coggins Required: This is required of all horses on the property regardless of their entry status.
Attire & Tack: All riders must wear appropriate safety gear to include, at a minimum, shoes with a heel and a properly fitting and secured (with a chin strap) helmet - ASTM/SEI standards. No rider is allowed on the Show Grounds without a proper helmet or attire. Jumper Riders must wear a polo shirt, or show shirt with collar and breeches. Coats are OPTIONAL for Hunter Riders!! A polo shirt, or Show Shirt with a collar is allowed for the hunter/equitation classes. Tall boots or paddock boots with garter straps are preferred, however Half chaps with matching paddock boots are allowed. Numbers must be displayed on rider or pinned on saddle pad at all times. Appropriate tack should be used in accordance with traditional standards. Properly fitted standing martingales are allowed for the Hunters. Properly fitted running martingales and standing martingales are allowed for Jumpers. Martingales will not be allowed in the flat classes. Please direct any additional questions concerning tack to management prior to the Show.
Inclement Weather / Cancellation of Activities / Refunds: Due to limited scheduling options at the Park, there is no rain date set for this event. However, if cancellation of the show occurs prior to the start date/time due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, refunds will be given of class fees. Once begun, however, the show will go on unless the weather becomes life-threatening; no refunds will be made after the show starts. Refunds for stalls will not be given once a horse has been present in that space. If in doubt, call Kim at (512) 567-4784 or Sally (512) 914-4668 before you haul!
Cancellations/Scratches: Cancelations/scratches will be allowed up until the show number has been picked up. If you must scratch your entry once number has been assigned at the show, the office/medic fee and stall fees must still be paid!! Class fees will be waived. In good faith, management has held this time(s) and space(s) for you, possibly to the exclusion of others. Thus, due to the costs incurred to put on a horse show and in fairness to other competitors, there can be no exceptions to this policy.
Add/Drop of Classes: Add/Drop Slips must be filled out in the office prior to a Class being added or dropped throughout the show. This helps us run an efficient show office!
Hook-ups: RV hook-ups are available, but due to facility construction space is limited at Dripping Springs Ranch Park! Please see entry form for fee and enter early!!!
Check-in: Check-in at the Show Office is REQUIRED of ALL horses upon arrival on the property to secure a show number for your horse(s) and to verify all information pertinent to you and you and your horse’s entry. You must check-in before your first ride.
Arena Availability & Schooling: The Jump arena and warm up arena will be available for schooling beginning at approximately 2 p.m. on Friday until 7:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. the arena will be CLOSED for dragging and will remain closed until Saturday morning for the Jumpers. Additional schooling for the hunters will be allowed after the Jumper classes are finished on Saturday until 7 pm, after a brief course change and drag. Schooling will also be permitted Sunday morning from 7am - 8:30 am. Following schooling Sunday, there will be a quick course adjustment and drag before the start of show. Schooling is allowed only for horses entered in the show, or for those who have paid a schooling fee as well as the office/medic fee. Lunging is not permitted in the jumper arena, but is allowed in the warm-up arena, UNLESS it directly interferes with other competitor’s ability to warm up over fences the day of the show.
Medic: Medic will be onsite during the hours of schooling on Friday, and beginning at the start of the horse show until the finish of the horse show, both Saturday and Sunday. Outside these hours, the medic will not be onsite.
Lodging: Please contact the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center for a complete list of motels and lodging options – (512) 858-4740.
Dogs: Friendly dogs are welcome, but must be attached to a responsible human by a leash or be in a kennel. Dogs near arenas must not be disruptive. If so, the dog and attached human will be asked to leave the area.
Stallions: No Stallions Allowed on the Show Grounds.
Smoking: No smoking, please, in any of the event or barn areas!
Show Mission Statement/Show Organizer/Manager's Rights: The purpose of this show is to give riders of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to practice hunter/jumper classes in a fun and safe environment. Management has the right to prohibit, stop, or regulate any action during the course of the activity or occurring on the site of the activity that the Management deems improper, unsafe, inhumane, or contrary to the best interests of horse sports. Judges’ and management’s decisions are final. Management reserves the right to ask anyone who is acting contrary to the mission of this show to leave the show grounds. Any act of discourtesy or disobedience to the judges or any show officials on the part of owner, manager, trainer, coach, rider, or groom shall disqualify the horse, and the owner shall forfeit his entry and other fees. Please remember we are a show put on mostly with volunteer help. Please be kind to our show staff!
Jumper Divisions Ground Pole Jumper Division - May only be cross-entered with the Crossrail Division. Fences: Poles on the Ground - Entry Fee $25/class This division was created to give BEGINNER riders new to the jumper division (both young and older!) an opportunity to practice simple jumper courses, over poles on the ground. Classes will be judged according to Optimum Time. This means that the course must be ridden at the appropriate speed for that level (275m/sec). We are looking for a good trot or steady canter rhythm on a long track, avoiding tight turns or going too fast. The rider with the fewest refusals who knows their courses, and who gets closest to the Optimum Time WINS! 1. Ground Pole Jumper - Optimum Time, Time 1st Jump-off (1st round- Rider has to complete the posted 1st round course correctly, and without refusals. If they do this, they are allowed to stay in the arena, and ride the jump-off course.) 2. Ground Pole Jumper - Optimum Time, Power and Speed (All one round, however the rider must make it through the Power section (1st half) of the course correctly and without refusals, to continue on to the Speed part of the course. Remember the speed is a good trot or steady canter to be judged according to optimum time.)
Crossrail Jumper Division - May only be cross-entered with the ground pole jumper division OR the 2’Jumper division, but not BOTH. Fences Crossrails. Entry Fee $25/per class 3. Crossrail Jumpers - Time 1st Jump-off (1st round- Rider has to complete the posted 1st round course correctly, without rails/refusals. If they do this, they are allowed to stay in the arena, and ride the jump-off course.) 4. Crossrail Jumpers - Power and Speed (All one round, however the rider must make it through the Power section (1st half) of the course correctly and without rails/refusals, to continue on to the Speed section of the course.
2’ Jumper Division Fences 2’. Open to all. Entry fee: $25/class 5. 2’Jumper (Time 1st Jump-off). 6. 2’Jumper (Power and Speed).
2’3” Jumper Division Fences: 2’3”. Planks, Flowers, Walls and Gates will possibly be added at the 2’3 Division, and stay through the remaining classes. Open to all. Entry fee: $25/class 7. 2’3” Jumper (Time first jump-off) - Table II, Sec. 2(b) 8. 2’3” Jumper (Power and Speed) - Table II, Sec. 2(c)
2’6”Jumper Division Fences: 2’6”. Open to all. Entry fee: $25/class 9. 2’6” Jumper (Time first jump-off) - Table II, 2(b) 10. 2’6” Jumper (Power and Speed) - Table II, 2(c)
2’9” Jumper Division Fences: 2’9”. Open to all. Entry fee: $25/class 11. 2’9” Jumper (Time first jump-off) - Table II, 2(b) 12. 2’9” Jumper (Power and Speed) - Table II, 2(c)
3’ Jumper Division. Fences: 3’. Open to all. Entry fee: $25/class 13. 3’ Jumper (Time first jump-off) - Table II, 2(b) 14. 3’ Jumper (Power and Speed) - Table II, 2(c)
Hunter Divisions Ground Pole Hunter/Equitation Division Fences: Course will consist of single poles on the ground with no fill. Course will be shortened with at least one change of direction. Division may only be cross-entered with the Crossrail Hunter/Equitation Division only. Entry Fee: $25/per class. 15. Ground Pole Hunter 16. Ground Pole Equitation 17. Ground Pole Hunter US 18. Ground Pole Equitation On Flat
Cross rail Hunter/Equitation Division Fences: Course will consist of cross rail hunter jumps with minimal fill, if any (flowers or brush). Course will be shortened with at least one change of direction. Division may only be cross-entered with the ground pole hunter/equitation division OR the 18”/2ft hunter/equitation division, but not BOTH! Entry Fee: $25/per class. 19. Cross rail Hunter US 20. Cross rail Equitation on Flat 21. Cross rail Hunter 22. Cross rail Equitation
18”/2ft Hunter/Equitation Division Fences: Course will consist of a blend of 18”/2ft Hunter Jumps with minimal fill, if any (flowers or brush). Entry Fee: $25/per class. 23. 18”/2ft Hunter 24. 18”/2ft Equitation 25. 18”/2ft Hunter US 26. 18”/2ft Equitation on Flat
2’3 Hunter/Equitation Division Fences: Course will consist of 2’3 Hunter Jumps with fill (such as walls, gates, planks, flowers and brush). Entry Fee: $25/per class. 27. 2’3 Hunter US 28. 2’3 Equitation on Flat 29. 2’3 Hunter 30. 2’3 Equitation
2’3 Hunter Derby (2’6 Option Fence) Fences: Course will consist of 2’3 Hunter Jumps with fill (such as walls, gates, planks, flowers and brush). Option Fence will be set at 2’6. Entry Fee: $35
Judging: Horse-pony/rider combinations will receive one bonus point for jumping the high option without major fault in both rounds. Handiness points awarded in Round 2 will be computed into overall score. Numeric round scores and bonus points will be announced separately and will be combined for the total round 2 score. Round 1 and 2 scores will be combined to determine final placings. In the case of ties in the overall placings, the handy round scores will be used to break any ties.
Round 1 Hunter Classic Course: To be shown over a hunter classic course with some obstacles that simulate those reminiscent of the hunt field. To be judged on performance, hunter pace and style, quality and substance, movement and brilliance.
Round 2 Handy Hunter Course: Course will include a minimum of two "handy options". To be judged on style, brilliance and handiness.
31. 2’3 Hunter Derby (2’6 Option Fence)
2’6 Hunter/Equitation Division Fences: Course will consist of 2’6 Hunter Jumps with fill (such as walls, gates, planks, flowers and brush). Entry Fee: $25/per class. 32. 2’6 Hunter 33. 2’6 Equitation 34. 2’6 Hunter US 35. 2’6 Equitation on Flat
2’9 Hunter/Equitation Division Fences: Course will consist of 2’9 - 3ft Hunter Jumps with fill (such as walls, gates, planks, flowers and brush). Entry Fee: $25/per class. 36. 2’9 Hunter US 37. 2’9 Hunter on Flat 38. 2’9 Hunter 39. 2’9 Equitation
Awards - Rosettes awarded for 1st through 6th place in each class. - Champion and Reserve Ribbons will be awarded to both junior and senior age groups in the Jumpers, Hunters and Equitation divisions!
Prizes will be awarded for first place and Championship ribbons!