Main Arena Start time of 7:30 AM, Saturday **** There are no ride times, please be on and ready for your class! Please check in with the paddock master to get on the list of order-of-go. 2-minute rule applies to an open in-gate. If there is no ready rider in the in-gate, we will close the class after 2 mins of that open gate and continue onto the next class!! If class size is large, Show Management will create ride groups within the division that will be emailed before the show, posted in the office, and with the paddock master to help eliminate congestion in the warmup ring. This also allows us to run a more efficient show. These Groups are for organizational purposes only and not scoring purposes. Riders will still be judged within their division. Thank you for helping us run an efficient Show!!
******Show office will open be open from 1-7pm on the Friday before the Show. And 6:30 am until the close of the show on Saturday. ******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.
Show Information & Rules Closing Date: The closing date for the show is Wednesday, Sept 11th, 2019. 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!
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, September 11th, 2019. 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. 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 fee 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 show. Schooling is allowed only for horses entered in the show, or for those who have paid a schooling fee as well as an 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.
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 Low Crossrail Jumper Division (Optimum Time) Fences: Low Crossrails (center of the jump 6”-12”). Only cross rails, using 2 poles, no fill. Will be judged on Optimum Time!! The rider with the time closest to Optimum Time wins! - Entry Fee $25/class Class A. Low CrossrailsJumpers (Time 1st Round, Optimum Time) Class B. Low Cross Rail Jumpers (Power and Speed, Optimum Time)
18”- 2ft Jumper Division Fences: 18”/2ft Verticals (No oxers, In and Outs, or Fill (planks, gates,walls, or flowers) will be added to this division) - Entry Fee $25/class
18”-2ft Jumpers (Time 1st Round)
18”-2ft Jumpers (Power and Speed)
2 - 2’3 Jumper Division Fences: Course will include a blend of 2’ and 2’3 Jumper Jumps, including oxers (Possible fill will include gates, planks, flowers, walls) Entry Fee $25/per class
2’- 2’3 Jumpers (Time 1st Round)
2’ -2’3 Jumpers (Power and Speed)
2’6 - 2’9 Jumper Division Fences: Course will consist of 2’6 - 2’9 Jumper Jumps, including oxers (Possible fill will include gates, planks, flowers, walls) Entry Fee $25/per class
2’6- 2’9 Jumpers (Time 1st Round)
2’6 - 2’9 Jumpers (Power and Speed)
Hunter Divisions X’s - 18” Hunter/Equitation Division Fences: Course will consist of X’s- 18” 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 classes 2’ - 2’3 or lower. Entry Fee/$25/per class.
X’s- 18” Hunters
X’s- 18” Equitation
X’s- 18” Vertical Hunter US
X’s- 18” Vertical Equitation On Flat
2’ - 2’3 Hunter/Equitation Division Fences: Course will consist of 2’-2’3 Hunter Jumps with fill (such as walls, gates, planks, flowers and brush). Entry Fee: $25/per class.
2’-2’3 Hunter US
2’-2’3 Equitation On Flat
2’3 - 2’6 Hunter/Equitation Division Fences: Course will consist of 2’3 - 2’6 Hunter Jumps with fill (such as walls, gates, planks, flowers and brush). Entry Fee: $25/per class.
2’3 - 2’6 Hunter
2’3 - 2’6 Equitation
2’3 - 2’6 Hunter US
2’3 - 2’6 Equitation On Flat
2’6 - 2’9 Hunter/Equitation Division Fences: Course will consist of 2’6 - 2’9 Hunter Jumps with fill (such as walls, gates, planks, flowers and brush). Entry Fee: $25/per class.
2’6 - 2’9 Hunter US
2’6 - 2’9 Equitation On Flat
2’6 - 2’9 Hunter
2’6 - 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!
Schedule - Start time Sat, 7:30am Main Arena Class A. Low Crossrail Jumpers (Time 1st Round, Optimum Time) Class B. Low Crossrail Jumpers (Power and Speed, Optimum Time) 1. 18”-2ft Jumpers (Time 1st Round) 2. 18”-2ft Jumpers (Power and Speed) 3. 2’-2’3 Jumpers (Time 1st Round) 4. 2’-2’3 Jumpers (Power and Speed) 5. 2’6- 2’9 Jumpers (Time 1st Round) 6. 2’6- 2’9 Jumpers (Power and Speed) ***** 25-30 min break to Drag and Set for Hunters 7. X’s- 18” Hunters 8. X’s- 18” Equitation 9. X’s- 18” Hunter US 10. X’s- 18” Equitation On Flat 11. 2’-2’3 Hunter US 12. 2’-2’3 Equitation On Flat 13. 2’-2’3 Hunter 14. 2’-2’3 Equitation 15. 2’3-2’6 Hunter 16. 2’3-2’6 Equitation 17. 2’3-2’6 Hunter US 18. 2’3-2’6 Equitation On Flat 19. 2’6-2’9 Hunter US 20. 2’6-2’9 Equitation On Flat 21. 2’6-2’9 Hunter 22. 2’6-2’9 Equitation ****Drags will be announced as Management determines they are necessary!
Mark your calendars for our 2019 Show Season!
Jumpers in the Hill Country - April 20 - November 2
Hunters & Jumpers in the Hill Country - September 21