Additional Special Rules for Horses

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  1. All entries to classes in which height restriction apply must be measured by the official measurer before entering the collecting ring, measuring will take place at the entrance to the collecting ring. Half an inch will be allowed for shoes and the official measurer’s decision will be final. Joint measurement scheme certificates will be accepted in all classes.
  2. Any rider in classes subject to restrictions as to age may be required to produce their birth certificate.
  3. Competitors wearing an incorrect number, or more than one number, in the judging ring are liable to disqualification.
  4. Rosettes may not be worn in the ring whilst judging is in progress.
  5. The committee wish to make it known that entries close, 12 noon Monday, 10th June 2019 for paper entries and Friday 17th June 2019 for online entries. The Show Manager has been given instructions that No 2 of the general rules must be rigidly adhered to and no entries are to be accepted for any classes, under any circumstances, unless accompanied by the requisite entry fee or fees.
  6. The attention of competitors and exhibitors is drawn to the general rules for the Show, especially Rule 25.
  7. Entries must be the bona fide property of the exhibitor.
  8. No nomination entries will be accepted.
  9. Light Horse exhibitors are not allowed to ride or lead horses in the Show Fields, except those going to or from the Judging Rings, but must use the exercise area provided. The committee reserves the right to order any horse, rider etc. from the Show Ground to the exercise area.
  10. Exhibitors entering more than one class must, if class times clash, decide which class they wish to attend
  11. When jumping in the Ring, the practice or collecting areas, all Riders must wear protective headgear, according to the current standards as listed below:

           All PAS 015; VG1; (BS)EN1384 2017; ASTM F1163 04a onwards; SNELL E2001; SNELL E2016; AS/NZS 3838 2003 onwards;

          Skullcaps must be of, or worn with, a dark coloured plain peaked cover. Refer to your Society/Association Rule Book for further clarification.

          Correctly secured Skull Caps/Riding Hats that meet one of the following current Safety Standards/specifications MUST be worn by all Riders between
          the ages of 15 to 17 inclusive. 

          All PAS 015; VG1; (BS) EN1384 2017; ASTM F1163 04a onwards; SNELL E2001; SNELL E2016; AS/NZS 3838 2003 onwards.

         The Totnes Show Society recommends the wearing of protective headgear when leading any horse or pony on the showground.  

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