Daisy Meadows Equestrian Horse Show Rules 2021

  1.  DME reserves the right to postpone, cancel the show, refuse entries or alter the conditions, as they deem necessary. If the show must be cancelled due to weather it will be posted on our DME Facebook group and website by no later than 6:00am on show day.
  2.   All riders must enter appropriate divisions for their riding ability. Please see division rules
  3.   Entries for the show must be completed online, found on our website on the “Winter Schooling Series Tab” and pre paid.
  4.   There will be no charge for scratching or changes made to classes/divisions. However, this will all be done by email transfer.
  5.   Cost for Flat, Hunter, and  Jumper classes: $20
  6. Cost for Dressage tests is $25 per test
  7.   There is a one-time non-refundable number fee of $10 each year per horse and rider combination. Riders are asked to hold onto the same number for the duration of the show season (if they misplace their number a replacement number fee is $10).
  8. There is a $10 admin fee for all entries
  9. The show grounds shall be open for schooling at 9:00 am for warm up with the show beginning promptly at 9:30 am.
  10. No stabling available
  11. No dogs in the arenas or warm up rings.
  12. ASTM approved helmets and proper footwear with a heel must be worn while mounted
  13. All entries must be paid by E Transfer by the Wednesday before the show to payments@daisymeadowsequestrian.com
  14. All owners and competitors are personally responsible for any damages to third parties caused by themselves, their employees, their agents or their horses. It is therefore mandatory to take out third party insurance (OE) providing full coverage for participation in equestrian events and to keep their policy up to date. OE number MUST be presented prior to showing as part of the entry form. This will be strictly enforced.
  15. Entries must be received by the Wednesday before the show with payment by 11PM
  16. All owners and competitors shall be held responsible for any damages incurred by them, their agents, their employees or their horses to stalls, buildings and other properties on the show grounds and shall be billed accordingly
  17. End of the Year Points will be rewarded as follows, point value of placing X (times) the number of entries. (1st= 7, 2nd = 5, 3rd =4, 4th= 3, 5th= 2, 6th =1). [For example if rider places 2nd in a class of 11 entries: 5 X 11 = 55.] In the event of a tie the champion or reserve will be awarded to the rider/ horse with the most points over fences
  18. End of the Year Ribbons will be awarded to 10th place
  19. Dressage shows end of year points will be competitors 3 highest scores with at least two from two different shows.  In event of a tie the Rider with the highest rider score will be the winner.
  20. Riders must show at 3 of the 4 Jumper shows  or 2 of 3 Dressage shows to qualify for End of the year awards
  21. All questions should be directed to the show management and their decisions will be final.


Division Rules

Dressage classes

Tack: All styles of tack welcome (western and english). No martingales, or draw reins allowed.  

We won't be offering Western specific classes but western tack can used for any test.

Select your level and test choice and marks are out of 10 per movement for a final percentage out of 100


Flat classes


Tack: All styles of tack welcome (western and english). 


Equitation class judged primarily on rider performance and effectiveness of the aids. 


Under saddle class judges primarily on the horses' way of going and movement. 


Command class is based  on the ability of the horse and rider to respond to the judges commands. Those who perform the commands the slowest are eliminated until only one horse/rider combination remains. 


Hunter classes


Tack: Traditional Hunter tack

-White fitted saddle pad

-Plain nose bands (no figure 8s, flash’s, drop down nosebands)

-Simple Snaffle, Kimberwick or Pelham bits

-Synthetic or leather saddles

-Standing martingales, no running martingales

-no boots, polos etc


Both over fences and undersaddle judged on horse's way of going. A steady rhythm and balance is the primary goal.


Jumper classes

Tack: no specific tack requirements 


Table A: all riders and horse combinations compete in the first round of the class. If the horse has no jumping or time faults in the first round they return for the jump-off. 


If the rider is clear they stay in the ring after finishing the first course. After finishing the first course the combination waits for the buzzer and heads to the first jump. The jump-off is a shorter version of first round, and the rider with the fastest time and least amount of faults wins the class.


Speed: With only one round, there is no jump off, faults have the same effect in this round, so people with rails place below people with no faults, even if their time is better.


Medal Class: Is a hybrid of jumpers and equitation usually outlined with a jumper course followed by a callback of the top 6 riders to showcase their riding on the flat.  This class judges the rider, though the horse's rideability can of course influence the rider's performance.  The jumper course is to be ridden with a smooth rhythm and correct striding, showcasing the riders ability to determine the best path & pace for their horse.  The flat callback will judge a variety of tests including, but not limited to: halt, collecting/lengthening of stride, counter canter, or turn on the haunches/forehand.