SHOW RECOGNITION / YEAR END HIGH POINT / LEVEL AWARDS PROGRAM

SHOW POINTS: ISHR will recognize and honor ALL shows, from ANYWHERE, that ISHR equines participate in. The horse owner must be a member in good standing and the horse must be registered with ISHR. Only points earned after the horse is registered will count---none before. A signed 'show point form' from a Show Official of the event/class and placing's earned must be turned into the ISHR office no later than 60 days from the show date. (ISHR supplies 'show point forms' which can be copied). A one time yearly fee of $25 is required with the first show sheet OR you may still pay a $3.00 processing fee per show point form (your discretion).
 
RECOGNITION CERTIFICATES shall be awarded to members who earns 20 points by year end.
ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES shall be awarded to members that earn 60 or more points by year end.
 
YEAR END HIGH POINT: award will be given to the ISHR horse earning the most points from at least five (5) different shows in the current year. Member MUST remain a current, active member for the entire year to qualify and receive award. When a member wins the YEAR END HIGH POINT three (3) years in a row - a special ISHR HOUSE TROPHY will be awarded. This is a 'keeper' trophy.
 
All show point forms must be turned in to ISHR office no later than Dec. 15th.
 

8 LEVEL AWARDS PROGRAM

      • There are additional awards - It is a 8 Step Program designed for different levels of achievement. These are certificates that you earn as your points accumulate.
      • NEW IN 2017 - 4 MORE LEVELS OF ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES OFFERED (instead of only 4 as in previous years)
    • REGISTRY OF MERIT (ROM) certificate for 20 pts. earned in a specific class.
    • CHAMPION ROM certificate after earning 4 different ROM's. (only 1 given)
    • SUPERIOR CHAMPION certificate for 100 pts. earned in a specific class.
    • SUPREME CHAMPION certificate for 4 different SUPERIORS. You can earn more than 1 SUPREME CHAMPION.
    • *NEW - LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT CERTICIATE @ level of 1,000 pts 
    • *NEW - OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT CERTICIATE @ level of 1500 pts
    • *New - EXCEPTIONAL SHOW HORSE ACHIEVEMENT @ leval of 2500 pts
    • *NEW - PRESTIGIOUS LOYALTY AWARD @ leval of 3000 pts or more
  • ISHR SHOW RULES & GUIDELINES: 


PONY: 54" & under
MINIATURE: 38" and under
HORSE: 13.2h and over
YOUTH: 18 and under
YOUTH: 14 to 18
YOUTH: 13 & under
TOTS: 7 and under

 
1) DRESS CODE:
a) Western Classes - western attire (hats optional except for youth, they must wear hat and/or helmet)
b) English Classes - English attire (hat/helmets mandatory)
2) DRIVING CLASSES:
a) type of harness gear - appropriate for that particular class.
b) dress code - slacks, nice blouse/shirt or dress - ties optional.
3) No Judge or Ring Steward can be in same ring with any family member, equine that is owned or exhibited by any family member.
4) No one outside of ring will scream, whistle, or wave objects in attempting to gain attention of exhibitor and/or horse. (Judge has option of either dismissing the exhibitor and horse or penalizing them)
5) No one outside of the ring will tell any Judge how he/she should judge, run and/or handle a class.
6) All horse show numbers will be assigned by ISHR with ISHR numbers.
7) Will be the Judges discretion on how/why to penalize an exhibitor and/or horse in any class.
8) No exhibitor, trainer, helper, will shout, holler, and/or strike a horse to get them into a desired show stance and/or position. (i.e.: halter, showmanship)
9) All Judges must dress in clean, neat attire.
10) Unless otherwise stated by ISHR Officials, shows hosted/sanctioned by ISHR will not require any exhibitors to be members of ISHR and any open classes do not require the equines to be reigstered with ISHR unless posted in special, designated show classes.
11) Any show class with less than 3 exhibitors will either be put into a combined class or at discretion of Judge to continue or cancel the class (if class is to be canceled, "Mothers Day" the show class fee will be reimbursed to exhibitor)
12) No points will be given in any class with less than 3 exhibitors unless otherwise stated by the ISHR.

13) Unless a "Fun Show" or otherwise stated, no mules or donkeys will be allowed to participate in any "horse" or referencing of "equine" class. Equines stated by this registry is referring to Horses. Whether it is a Pony, Miniature, Horse or Draft.

 
14) ISHR SHOW POINT SYSTEM: this is designed with having at least 5 or more exhibitors in any one class.
1st = 5 pts.
2nd = 4 pts.
3rd = 3 pts.
4th = 2 pts.
5th = 1 pt.
Champion = 10 pts, and Reserve = 8 pts.

 
If only 4 or 3 in a class - points are counted this way:
4th = 1 pt. 3rd = 1 pt.
3rd = 2 pts. 2nd = 2 pts.
2nd = 3 pts. 1st = 3 pts.
1st = 4 pts.
Champion & Reserve are counted the same as with 5 in a class.

 
ISHR GAIT DESCRIPTIONS:
"WALK" - should be a normal, smooth swinging gait. Not choppy, nor extremely slow.
"SLOW TROT / JOG" - easy, smooth gait, controlled for pleasantness of ride.
"TROT or EXTENDED TROT" - faster, showing speed, smoothness, extension, and flexibility.
"CANTER or LOPE" - easy, smooth, and controlled. Not overly collected, with flexibiltiy.
TRAIL COURSE: horse is to be judged on its abiltiy to navigate any natural or artificial obstacle with calmness, willingnewss and alertness. Balking or refusing any obstacle will be penalized.
PLEASURE CLASS: Tot Pleasure is a walk/trot class only, Youth Pleasure is walk, trot, extended trot and lope. Horse & rider should be working calmly and well in hand.

ISHR COLOR CLASS CRITERIA


THIS CLASS IS TO BE JUDGED MAINLY ON THE COLOR PATTERN AND OVERALL GENERAL APPEARANCE OF THE HORSE TO REPRESENT A PLEASING PICTURE. COLOR CLASSES WILL THEREFORE BE SUBJECTIVE TO A CERTAIN EXTENT AS TO WHAT APPEALS TO A PARTICULAR JUDGE AND HIS/HER IDEAL FOR A CERTAIN PATTERN. ANY JUDGE WHO IS JUDGING AN ISHR COLOR HALTER CLASS MUST KNOW THESE GUIDELINES AND RULES AND JUDGE ACCORDINGLY.
1) Halter horses to be judged in hand, at walk only.
2) Horse must be sound at walk with no obvious lameness or stiffness of gait.
3) Horse must be in fit condition, no obvious malnourishment or illness. (this is not to be interpreted as the horse needing to be obese as seen in some halter breeds) Good working condition will vary from breed type to breed type.
4) Horse should be clean and well groomed to put forth the best overall picture. Horse will not be penalized for lack of body clipping, etc..
5) Grooming will be judged only as it affects the appearance of the horse's color pattern and appearance as a whole.
6) No braiding or ribbons, etc.. Banding is allowed.
7) No dyes of any kind - enhancers can be used.. such as: shampoos, whiteners, hair or hoof polish - they can not change the natural coat color.
8) Conformation will count for 20%, color/pattern 80% to be judged by this method.
a) Horse should be reasonably balanced and symmetrical for their breed type.
b) Horse penalized ONLY for extremely obvious external defects such as very crooked legs, extremely large head, extremely crested or broken crest, sway back, etc.. These faults should be bad enough to be recognized at a distance in order to be penalized.
c) No penalty to the horse should be imposed for any blimish or non-obvious deformity, such as slight cow hocked, slightly crooked legs, off bite, spot in eyes, cryptorcidism, scarring, etc..
d) Horses should not be penalized in any way for appearance of mane and tail, such as being sparse, thick, long, short, etc.. BUT, it must be kept in mind that the color and appearance of the mane/tail will affect the overall appearance of the horse and may thereby have some effect on the placing in the class.
REGULAR HALTER CLASS:
This class to be judged on general conformation as applies to that particular breed that is showing.

 

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