Show season is almost here!
Lots of exciting news to report, too.
All items on both ballots passed, so we have new classes in both
divisions this year. Showbills are
available to download from our website – http://anwarcclub.tripod.com.
In the Open Division,
we will now have an Advanced English Equitation class, where the riders
switch horses halfway through the class.
This has been done as a Buy-A-Class the last couple of years, and it has
been very successful, to say nothing of a LOT of FUN to watch!
There will also be a Ranch Horse Pleasure class. This
class is rail work only. Ranch horse rules will apply, in that horses
should not have their manes banded or braided, no tail enhancements, and
preferably no hoof black. See the full
rules in the 2017 Rule Book, including attire specifications, soon to be
available online. Horses may cross enter
Western Pleasure classes.
The four classes previously labeled Open Walk Trot were really never
properly named, so the name has been modified to Walk Trot ONLY. This
emphasizes the fact that riders who
enter these classes cannot show in canter classes within the same
discipline. So a rider entering the
English Walk Trot ONLY class, whether it be Pleasure or Equitation, can’t
canter in English classes; BUT now they could canter in Western classes or vice
versa. Since discipline within the
English category would refer to hunt seat, saddle seat or sidesaddle, a rider
could conceivably show in the Walk Trot ONLY classes saddle seat and enter the
English canter classes if riding hunt seat, for example. (Previously, those
who entered any of those
classes could not canter in ANY class at that show.)
We have added an additional canter class in both English and
Western divisions in which Juvenile and Senior exhibitors will show
together. This answers the need for
another canter class for exhibitors.
Keep in mind we still offer the Buy-A-Class Option in both
divisions. Any class (except a jackpot)
can be purchased for $25.00 per show.
One person can pay that fee or several can go together to split the cost
to sponsor the class. Then each
exhibitor just pays the standard entry fee, like any other class. Equipment and/or pattern, etc. must be
supplied. If a Buy-A-Class is offered in
over half the shows of the season, it will be eligible for Year End awards with
the same criteria as a regularly scheduled class.
In the Gaited Division
we have several new classes this year. SIX
classes are now payback classes, offering $25 for first, $15 for second, and
$10 for third place. One important
change this year for the Gaited Pleasure Stake Class is that the payback
will be RANDOM. This will make the class
more exciting, as any horse might win money!
New classes in the Gaited Division will include Open Model, WH
Weanlings, WH Yearlings, Show Pleasure WH (no tail braces), Trail Pleasure WH,
Open WH with a canter, and ANWARC is sponsoring a special class in memory of
our past ANWARC Vice President, Dave Baker, who passed away last year – the
Dave Baker Memorial Trail Pleasure Keg Shod class. Dave had begun purchasing
this as a Buy-A-Class
last year before he passed away and was passionate about the fact that it might
bring in more exhibitors who might not show, otherwise. The ANWARC Board felt
that this was a fitting
way to remember him.
Versatility classes will consistently be Water Glass and Egg &
Spoon. No more guessing what to
enter! And since these are not
considered performance classes, there is no DQP fee.
We have affiliated with the Northwest Arkansas Horse Show Assn.
(formerly Stock Horse Assn.) so that our Gaited exhibitors can qualify for the Arkansas
State Championship Horse Show over Labor Day weekend. If you would like
to show at the state show,
you will sign up for that at our August Gaited show. Contact Jeanie Sims, NWAHSA
further info - firstname.lastname@example.org or
Our Gaited shows are also affiliated with the Heart of America
Walking Horse Association in Missouri again - http://hawhaorg.wixsite.com/hawhaorg. Your points in many of the gaited classes at
OUR shows will count for points with HAWHA if you are a member of HAWHA. For
further info, contact them at: email@example.com.
Our first show is at the U of A Pauline Whitaker Arena in
Fayetteville. There are a limited number
of stalls available for the day of the show (no
for $25.00 per stall, plus a separate check for $25.00 as a deposit. Checks
to be made out to University of
Arkansas (two checks per stall, so one can be returned upon stall inspection as
you leave). You supply your own bedding
– AND you strip the stall at the end of the day. Failure to comply will
result in your deposit
being kept to cover the cost of the labor to clean the stall when you
leave. Preference will be given to out
of town exhibitors. Keep in mind that
other livestock may also be in the barn – cattle and/or sheep. Contact
ME to reserve stalls at U of A – firstname.lastname@example.org or
479-841-1135. For those who DO require
overnight stabling, please contact Kim Landa at Jasper Springs Ranch in
Fayetteville – 479-790-9047.
As always, we will be checking Coggins papers at every show.
Don’t leave home without them! Dr. Tim O’Neill is running
a special on
Coggins papers, along with vaccinations, at Country Vet Clinic in Farmington
during the entire month of March. Call
for details – 479-267-2685.
Speaking of Coggins, there will be an EIA Verifier Class on
Monday, March 27th, 7:00 p.m. at the U of A Pauline Whitaker Arena
in Fayetteville, for those who would like to become certified to check Coggins
papers. As you know, we cannot put on
our shows without having a Verifier to check Coggins papers. And that
job counts as registration
hours! The class is FREE – and you will
become certified for one year. At the
end of the first year, you can pay $5.00 to become lifetime certified. The class
lasts between 1-2 hours, with an
open “book” test that is super simple.
Let me know if you would like to attend, so that the instructor will
have plenty of handouts to go around.
Remember if you sponsored a class, it must be paid before your
points will count, as does your membership in one of our member clubs. Member
clubs this year are ARAB, Friends of
ANWARC, Gaited Horse Club, and UA Block & Bridle. Applications are available
to download from
our ANWARC website under Member Clubs – http://anwarcclub.tripod.com. Please make our job easier in registration by
paying your memberships BEFORE the first show, rather than AT the show – and
mail your sponsor money to: Cindy Pharr,
Treasurer – P. O. Box 96, Lincoln, AR 72744.
Keep in mind that in addition to the exhibitor, the OWNER must
also be a member of ANWARC for points to count.
If the horse is co-owned, only the owner who is showing the horse needs
a membership. For exhibitors showing a
horse that is not owned by a member of ANWARC, you must provide a copy of a
lease agreement at the first show you attend in order to compete for awards.
Workers – as in previous years, there is a four hour work
requirement for those who wish to compete for Year End awards. Half of those
hours must be registration
hours, which includes ring steward, EIA Verifier, and announcer, in addition to
actually working at the registration table.
Basically ALL jobs except working the gate and handing out ribbons. Sign
up early – we need you!
See you at the shows!