Fairmount Park Horse Show

The 2014 Fairmount Park Horse Show was a huge success! A big thanks to all the participants, our diligent instructors, family and friends who are so supportive of everyone’s efforts, our neighboring barns who came out to show, support staff, volunteers, judges and our sponsors. The weather was beautiful and there were a lot of smiles. As always, it was  reminder that horses bring us so much happiness.

Celebrated for over 15 years, the Fairmount Park Horse Show is held in the spring each year at Northwestern Equestrian Facility. This premier equestrian event provides an opportunity for horse enthusiasts to watch students from NWS lesson program and other park stables showcase their talents in a schooling show. Riders must dress appropriately but do not need formal show attire.

The show is fun for the entire family even if you don’t know a rider that’s participating!  We have food and raffle prizes. Proceeds and donations from this fun-filled event help sustain our lesson and community programs.

Our riders and horses make Northwestern Stables what it is today. Through riding lessons and other equine related programs our students come to understand responsibility, community, compassion and self esteem.

Prize List

OUTDOOR ARENA
Schooling: 7-8 am    Start Time: 8 am
Judge: Catherine Wilson

1.  Grooming and Showmanship

High Schooling Hunter
2.  Over Fences (fences 2’6” course)
3.  Over Fences (fences 2’6” course)
4.  Over Fences (fences 2’6” course)
5.  Under Saddle (Walk, Trot, Canter)

Low Schooling Hunter
6.  Over Fences (fences 2’3” course)
7.  Over Fences (fences 2’3” course)
8.  Over Fences (fences 2’3” course)
9.  Under Saddle (Walk, Trot, Canter)

—- —-  Schooling Break   —- —-

Adult/Junior Modified Hunter*
10.  Over Fences  (fences 2’ course)
11.  Over Fences  (fences 2’ course)
12.  Over Fences  (fences 2’ course)
13.  Under Saddle (Walk, Trot, Canter)

—- —-  Schooling Break   —- —-

Beginner Equitation*
14.  Walk, Trot
15.  Walk, Trot, Canter
16.  Course #1 (X-rails, once around)
17.  Course #2 (X-rails, once around)

INDOOR ARENA
Schooling: 7-10 am    Start Time: 10 am
Judge: Kate Martin

18. Leadline

Mini-Stirrup Equitation*
19.  Walk, Trot
20.  Walk, Trot, Canter
21.  Course #1 (ground poles, once around)
22.  Course #2 (ground poles, once around)

—- —-  Schooling Break   —- —-

Adult Long Stirrup Equitation
23.  Walk, Trot
24.  Walk, Trot, Canter
25.  Course #1 (X-rails, once around)
26.  Course #2 (X-rails, once around)

*May be split into groups as needed due to number of entries

> Download full prize list
> Download full prize list as a poster (11×17)

Division Descriptions

Grooming & Showmanship: Open to all ages. May be asked to lead horses at trot. Judged on grooming, handling and overall impression.

High Schooling Hunter: Open to adults and children. Jumps to be 2’6″. Judged on horse’s way of going and overall impression of horse/rider.

Low Schooling Hunter: Open to adults and children. Jumps to be 2’3″. Judged on horse’s way of going and overall impression of horse/rider.

Adult/Junior Modified Hunter: Open to adults and children. Jumps to be up to 2’. Rider may not have previously competed higher than 2’6″. Judged on horse’s way of going and overall impression of horse/rider.

Beginner Equitation: Open to riders 17 & under. Jumps to be cross rails one time around the ring. Judged on rider’s equitation and horse’s way of going.

Leadline: Open to riders 17 & under. Judged on rider’s equitation, form, position.

Mini-Stirrup Equitation: Open to riders 10 & under. Judged on rider’s equitation, form, position and secondly on horse’s way of going.

Long Stirrup Equitation: Open to riders 18 & older. Jumps to be cross rails. Judged on rider’s equitation, form, position and secondly on horse’s way of going.

Rules & Regulations
  • Riders should be respectfully dressed wearing long pants or breeches, safety helmet and boots.
  • All participants should be enrolled in a lesson program and must sign a waiver to compete.
  • Martingales are not permitted in any under saddle or equitation class.
  • The show committee reserves the right to alter, combine or cancel classes as needed.
  • All decisions by the judge are final.
  • Horses may not be tied to trees or fences.
  • Dogs must be on leash and under control.
  • Stallions are not permitted on Show Grounds.
  • Alcohol is prohibited on the show grounds.
REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2014 Fairmount Park Horse Show is now open. The show is open to all NWS lesson students, boarders and riders from local barns. This is a schooling show, rain or shine. Judges TBD. Have more questions? Read our Horse Show FAQ on our Facebook page.

> Registration form for NWS lesson students ONLY
> General registration form for all other riders

Sponsors

Reserve Champion Sponsor:
bittenbender-color

Blue Ribbon Sponsor:

M&T Bank

Jump Sponsors:

Adele Boyd

American Executive Centers

Ballard Spahr LLP

Bruno’s

Dr. Anthony Farrow, Orthodontics

Ecoview Exteriors and Construction

Gram’s Beach Service

National Penn Bank