I thought I would share a recent email, as it has great info and details about dates and times. Weston has been getting many visitors, and our blog is now being read in England....Hello Katie-tons of love.
We had a short work out about a half hour, but we worked jog, flying lead changes, lay down, bow, and took a trail ride after. He is very talented, and very smart, but I am seeing glimpses of opinion. Like hm, I am not bowing here, not soft enough. He is not a robot though-good boy. I love that he is absolutly not afraid of cars. It makes trails and fetching the mail so much easier. We are plodding along on our finals routine...I am not a routine person, or it is not coming to me yet any how...It will. We are showing at Green Acres Sat at their schooling show, maybe see you then.....My girls are also showing too.
- I have pasted the event schedule below, take a look and let me know if you have any questions.
Thursday, March 19th :
8:00 AM - Trainers begin checking in. At this time you will receive a packet of information (order of go, course patterns and layout, back numbers and the location of your pre-bedded stall). The MHF will provide each trainer with one pre-bedded stall with additional shavings available for purchase.
3:00 PM - Trainer Meeting, location TBA. At this time we would like to meet with all competing trainers to discuss the events for the weekend as well as a chance to go over any questions concerning rules, the courses, judging, etc. You will also need to bring with you the music you have chosen for the finals performance. (See the rules for more information regarding the finals). This meeting is beneficial for trainers so we would like for everyone to be there.
6:00 PM - Body Condition and In Hand class. At this time we will begin the first two classes. The body condition score will be judged before you enter the arena for the in-hand class so you will just arrive at the arena in competition order (You will receive the order of go when you check in Thursday morning). See the rules and regulations for specific competition information.
Friday, March 20th :
7:00 PM - Horse Course. At this time we will begin the riding portion of the competition. (You will receive the order of go when you check in Thursday morning). See the rules and regulations for specific competition information.
Saturday, March 21st :
10:00 AM - FINALS. At this time we will begin the finals for the top 10 horses/trainers. We will announce the finalist and order of go Friday evening following the completion of the horse course. All finalist need to be ready and have all props ready and accessible by 9:30 AM.
11:30 AM - Awards Presentation and ADOPTION. At this time we will announce the winners and present the awards. Immediately following the awards presentation we will begin the adoption. (You will receive the order of adoption when you check in Thursday morning).
- I am also pasting a copy of the judges score sheets so you can see what the judges will be looking for. Take a look and let me know if you have any questions.
Body Conditioning - 1 - 35 points
BCS 0 - 2.9 = 0 pts BCS 5.0 - 5.9 = 35 pts BCS 8 - 9 = 0 pts
BCS 3.0 - 3.9 = 15 pts BCS 6.0 - 6.9 = 25 pts
BCS 4.0 - 4.9 = 25 pts BCS 7.0 - 7.9= 15 pts
In Hand Class - 30% of Overall Score - perfect score = 60 (10 maneuvers)
Task Scores: 0 - 5 Extremely Poor; 1 - 1.5 Poor; 2 - 2.5 Incorrect; 3 - 3.5; Average; 4 - 4.5 Good; 5 - 5.5 Very Good; 6 Excellent
Score 1 - 1.5 Poor - Hit or step on obstacles; failure to take gait within 3 seconds of walk, trot/jog or lope request, incorrect lead.
Score 2 - 2.5 Incorrect - Tasks are performed with minimal style and with errors in form.
Score 3 - 3.5 Average -Tasks are performed with coaxing from handler and with reluctance.
Score 4 - 4.5 Good - Mustang shows respect to handler, performs tasks with slight coaxing, slight deviation to pattern.
Score 5 - 5.5 Very Good -Willingly performs tasks with no coaxing, takes and changes leads promptly.performs tasks without deviations.
Score 6 Excellent - Performs tasks sharply and without hesitation , tasks performed briskly and patterns completed with style.
Task Scores: 0 - 1.5 Extremely Poor; 2 - 3.5 Poor; 4 - 5.5 Average; 6 - 7.5 Very Good; 8 - 9 - Excellent
Score 0 - 1.5 Very poor - Refuses obstacle or take proper gait, going off pattern, excessive schooling, noticeanble reistance from horse.
Score 2 - 3.5 Poor - Hit or step on obstacles; failure to take gait within 3 seconds of walk, trot/jog or lope request, incorrect lead.
Score 4 - 5.5 Average -Tasks are performed with coaxing from handler and with reluctance.
Score 6 - 7.5 Very Good -Willingly performs tasks with no coaxing, takes and changes leads promptly, performs tasks without deviations.
Score 8 - 9 Excellent - Performs tasks sharply and without hesitation , tasks performed briskly and patterns completed with style.
- I am pasting the hotel information below in case you havent made your reservations.
La Quinta Inn & Suites
251 Airport Road SE
Albany, OR 97321
$74/night plus tax
Reserve by Feb. 18th
100 Opal Court N.E.
Albany, OR 97322
$82/night plus tax
Reserve by Feb. 18th