DELMARVA DRIVING CLUB’S 11th ANNUAL SPRING PLEASURE DRIVING SHOW Saturday May 3th 2014 8:30 am Caroline County 4-H Park Denton, Maryland The DELMARVA DRIVING CLUB’s Show Officials Judges William H Venditta John Bolinski Show Manager Anna Klumpp The Delmarva Driving Club welcomes you to our 11th annual Spring Pleasure Driving Show at the Caroline County 4-H Park in Denton, Maryland. Our goal is to provide driving enthusiasts of all experience levels a safe and relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy a day of friendly competition. We appreciate your participation, and welcome suggestions for how we may improve in years to come. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail the show manager at 410-708-3588 [email protected] Organizing Members Pao Lin Hatch, Martie and John Bolinski, Donna Hurst Sherry Harris, Jane Ramsey Class List and Numbers Ring 1 starts at 8:30 am **Ring 2 starts at 9:45 am 1. In-Hand, Pony 14. Gambler’s Choice – Draft Type 2. In-Hand, Horse 15. Gambler’s Choice – Single Horse 3. In-Hand, Draft Type 16. Gambler’s Choice-Multiples 4. In-Hand, VSE 17. Gambler’s Choice-Pony 5. *In Hand Champion 18. Gambler’s Choice - Novice 6. Gentleman to Drive—Turnout 19. Gambler’s Choice - VSE 7. Lady to Drive– Turnout 20. Scurry Cones—Draft Type 8. Reinsmanship, Single Horse 21. Scurry Cones—Single Horse 9. Reinsmanship, Novice 22. Scurry Cones – Multiples 10. Reinsmanship, Draft Type 23. Scurry Cones – Pony 11. Reinsmanship, Multiples 24 Scurry Cones - Novice 12. Reinsmanship, VSE 25. Scurry Cones - VSE 13. Reinsmanship, Pony Lunch Break, approximately one hour (Lunch will be available on the grounds) Ring 1 26. Youth Class ***Ring 2 34. Putting to—Pony 27. Ride and Drive 35. Putting to—Horse 28. Working, Novice 36. Town and Country - Multiples 29. Working, Single Horse 37. Town and Country -Novice H/P 30. Working, Multiples 38. Town and Country - Draft Type 31. Working, Draft Type 39. Town and Country - VSE 32. Working, VSE 40. Town and Country—Pony 33. Working, Pony 41. Town and Country—Single Horse * The first place winners of classes 1-4 will come back for Class 5. ** Classes 14-25 run concurrently, you will enter the ring for the first class, then stay in the ring and complete the second class. ***Classes 36– 41 run concurrently; first come, first served General Information / Rules & Regulations ADS rules are used as guidelines for the show Entries 1) $10.00 per class for Delmarva Driving Club members received by 4/30/2014. $13.00 to non members if received by the closing date. $16.00 per class for late entries received after 5/1/2014 and on the day of the show. 2) A separate entry form is required for each driver. 3) All drivers, grooms, navigators, passengers, and attendants must sign the Disclaimer on the reverse of the entry form. 4) Negative Coggins (current within 12 months of the show) required for all horses entering the show grounds. Include copy with entry form. 5) Please make entry fee checks payable to “Delmarva Driving Club”. Refund Policy 1) Full refund less $10.00 Office Fee for refund requests received by 4/30/14. NO refund of fees for requests received after 4/30/14, including entries made on the day of the show. General Participation 1) Each turnout may compete only once in the same cones class. 2) Numbers are assigned on a Turnout basis (i.e. animal, vehicle and driver). When any of these components change, it is considered a different turnout requiring a different number. Always display the correct number for your turnout. Competitors wearing the incorrect number may be eliminated. 3) Failure to cross the starting line of the cones classes within one minute of signal from the judge may incur elimination. 4) A two-minute gate rule will be in effect for all arena classes. 5) The Judge may excuse from the ring any unsafe vehicle, harness or animal. Exhibitors may be asked to leave the grounds for un-sportsman-like conduct, failure to control an animal, or for abusing an animal. 6) Any driver under the age of 18 must wear a helmet. Drivers under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a capable adult acting as groom any time while driving on the show grounds. 7) Participants in the “in-hand” classes are permitted to have assistance. Schedule Show Secretary opens at 7:30 am. There will be a one hour lunch break. Food and drink will be available on the grounds throughout the day. The Show Managers reserve the right to adjust the timing and length of the lunch break. A 15 minute break will take place after class 5 to allow the entries time for the next class. Management will make every effort to ensure all entries make their class. If the VSE class is split between multiples and singles the schedule will be adjusted to allow a VSE driver to drive both a multiple and single. Points and Awards Six ribbons will be awarded in each class. Champion and Reserve ribbons will be awarded in each Division. Points towards Division Championships will be awarded as follows: 1st = 7 pts; 2nd = 5 pts; 3rd = 4 pts; 4th = 3 pts; 5th = 2 pts; 6th = 1 pt. Class Size Three entries constitute a class. In the event there are two or fewer entries per class, the Show Managers reserve the right to combine or cancel any class. Classes may be split when entries exceed 10. Horse Eligibility 1) Classes are offered in six Divisions: Novice Driver, Single Pony, Single Horse, Draft Type, VSEs and Multiples. Classes in the Novice Driver and Multiples Divisions are open to horses and ponies. The Draft Type Division is open to both singles and multiples. 2) The Show Committee has divided divisions/classes to accommodate different sized animals as follows: a) Animals 14.2 hands and under will show in the Pony Division, with the exception of registered breeds which may show in the Horse Division at the owner’s discretion, but may not cross enter. b) Animals 39” and smaller will show in the VSE Division. If entries warrant the VSE Division will be split between single and multiples. c) Animals over 14.2 hands will show in the Horse Division. d) Draft Type may show, as appropriate, in the Novice Driver, Single Horse, Draft Type, and Multiples Divisions. Trace chains are allowed however they must be muffled. Draft Type horses will be judged per ADS general rules. 3) Stallions are not permitted in the Youth classes. 4) The minimum age for an animal to compete in harness is three. 5) No driver/horse combination may compete on obstacle course more than once. 6) Cross Division entries are permitted. 7) Novice Driver—A driver is eligible to compete in this division only if they have not won three 1st place ribbons at pleasure driving shows. Turnout, Attire and Appointments 1) Entries in all classes must be shown to a suitable pleasure driving vehicle. Wire-wheeled & pneumatic tire vehicles are permitted only in the Youth and VSE classes. Fore-carts, stirrup-type carts, chariots, and racing sulkies are not permitted. Any turnout deemed unsafe by the Judge will not be allowed to compete. 2) Entries must be shown in pleasure driving harness. Breeching is strongly recommended. A bridle with a rein attached and passed through the saddle terrets must be in place whenever put to a vehicle. Failure to comply will result in elimination. The horse must never be left unattended while put to a vehicle. 3) Dress for the driver and passenger (s) should conform to the type of turnout (i.e. Park, Country, Sporting, etc.). Period costumes are prohibited. Hard hats or helmets are acceptable (and encouraged) in all classes. Driving aprons or lap robes, hats, gloves and driving whips are required while driving in all classes. Grooms and Passengers Grooms must be with the turnout and available to assist at all times, even outside the ring, warming up, etc. Two grooms are required for four-in-hands; one groom is required for pairs and tandems; a groom is optional for a single turnout. All passengers/grooms must have a signed waiver on file with the Show Secretary. Waiver forms will be available at the show. Stabling Limited on-site stabling is available for the night preceding the show at the rate of $25. per stall. In addition, a deposit of $25.00 is required for each stall, to be refunded if the stall is cleaned prior to departure. Stall bedding is not provided—bring your own. An attendant will be on site overnight. Class Descriptions In-Hand To be shown on the line. Open to all age horses and ponies and breeds. Judged on confirmation (30%), blemishes are not counted, quality (rhythm and regularity at the walk and straightness and 2-beat even at the trot (30%) substance and suitability for carriage driving (30%), general impression (10%). Unruly or unsound horses will be eliminated. Equines two and over must be shown in a bridle. Turnout Lady or Gentleman to Drive A pleasure driving class in which entries are judged primarily on the performance and quality of turnout. To be shown both ways of the arena at a walk, slow trot, working trot and strong trot. To stand quietly and to rein back willingly. To be judged: 70% on condition, fit and appropriateness of harness and vehicle, neatness and appropriateness of attire, and overall impression; 30% on performance, manners, and way of going. Working A pleasure driving class in which entries are judged primarily on the suitability of the horse to provide a pleasant drive. To be shown both ways of the arena at a walk, slow trot, working trot, and strong trot. To stand quietly, both on the rail and lined up, and to rein back willingly. To be judged: 70% on performance, manners and way of going; 20% on condition and fit of harness and vehicle; 10% on neatness of attire. Youth A Pleasure Driving Class for young drivers aged 18 years or younger. To be shown both ways of the arena at the walk and trot, and to stand quietly and to rein back willingly. To be judged 50% on the handling of reins and whip, control, posture and overall appearance of the driver; 50% on performance, manners and way of going. Concours D’Elegance—No entry fee all entries will be considered. To be judged by overall impression throughout the competition. The essence of the competition is the word “Elegance”. The winner will be the turnout, which in the opinion of the judge’s, presents the most elegant effect. This will include vehicle, harness, appointments, horse (s), driver, passengers, grooms, etc but above all, general impression is most important. Gambler’s Choice—Obstacle Driving To be driven over a course of unnumbered obstacles each carrying a specific point value. Each driver has the same amount of time to negotiate as many obstacles as possible. Each obstacle is assigned a point value according to the degree of difficulty and each driver tries to amass as high a score as possible within the time limit. In this class the circling rule does not apply. Scurry—Obstacle Driving To be driven over a course of unnumbered obstacles consisting of cones and balls, not to exceed 10 obstacles. After passing the start from any direction the driver shall proceed at the trot through each obstacle in any direction, in any order. Each obstacle must be driven once. Upon the completion of course, the driver must pass through the finish in any direction. Putting-To This class is designed to test the skills and efficiency of the coaching team (driver and grooms). The conditions of the class simulate the custom of changing horses in a yard but use only one horse. The class will be conducted in an enclosed area. There will be a start and finish line, an unhitching/hitching box and a marker set some distance from the unhitching/hitching box. The score is time elapsed plus penalties. Ride and Drive Single horse/pony to be shown in two concurrent sections: Competitors will start in harness, to be shown to a suitable pleasure driving vehicle, both ways of the arena at a walk, slow trot, working trot, and strong trot. To stand quietly and to rein back. Under saddle, to be shown both ways of the arena at a walk and trot.. To stand quietly and to rein back. To be judged 50% on harness performance and 50% on under saddle performance. The rider and driver do not have to be the same person, however, the rider will ride in the carriage during that part of the competition. Town and Country—Obstacles At least 30% of the obstacles must not be a pair of cones, but instead an obstacle that could be encountered while out driving through town or country; i.e. mailbox and cones, trash barrel and cone, flagpole and a cone, fence section and cone, bridge, poles set like guardrails, wood piles, artificial animal. After passing the starting line, the driver shall proceed through each obstacle in order to the designated finish line. Course faults are assessed as penalty seconds and are added to the driver’s elapsed time. Placing's are determined on a low total time basis. Awards Each class will award 6 ribbons with the exception of the Concours D’Elegance A Champion and Reserve Champion ribbon will be awarded for each division. A keeper trophy will also be awarded to the champion. Champion and Reserve is awarded to the entry that accumulates the most points in reinsmanship, working, gambler’s choice, scurry obstacles and town and country obstacles. Driver Safety Meeting At 8 am on Saturday morning in the horse trailer parking lot of the show grounds, the manager will conduct a short driver safety meeting for all participants. This meeting is not mandatory however all drivers are expected to attend. Directions to Caroline County 4-H Park From the North or South: Route 13 to Rt. 404 west near Bridgeville, DE. Follow Rt. 404 west approximately 14 miles to Route 16 west. Turn left on Route 16 west (towards Harmony and Preston) and follow approximately 1.4 miles to Detour Road. Turn left on Detour Road and follow 1/8 mile to 4-H park entrance on right. All trailer and vehicle parking is in grass field on right. From the West: Route 50 east across the Bay Bridge to Route 404 east. Follow Route 404 east past Denton to Route 16 west. Turn right on Route 16 west (towards Harmony and Preston) and follow for approximately 1.4 miles to Detour Road. Turn left on Detour Road and follow 1/8 mile to 4-H park entrance on right. All trailer and vehicle parking is in grass field on right. Additional Awards Delmarva Driving Club Perpetual Trophy Highest Scoring Club Member Donated by: Twin Oaks Graphics & Martie Bolinski 2010 2011 2012 2013 Deborah Camplone Amanda Compton Amanda Compton Amanda Compton Delmarva Driving Club Perpetual Trophy Concours D’Elegance Donated by: Jane Ramsey 2010 2011 2012 2013 Frances Baker Amanda Compton Paula Rodin Harry Hassan Delmarva Driving Club Perpetual Trophy Grand Champion Donated by: Wayne and Frances Baker 2010 Deborah Camplone 2011 Amanda Compton 2012 Amanda Compton 2013 Lisa Tossey Delmarva Driving Club Perpetual Trophy High Score Junior Whip Donated by: Michael Lawrence 2012 Rachel Carson 2013 Alexandrea Ash The Pat Markl Memorial Perpetual Trophy In-Hand Champion Donated by: Friends of Pat Markl 2013 Lisa Tossey HUNTER HOUSE Serving Breakfast at 7:30 am Scrapple Sandwiches, Breakfast Sandwiches Chicken Cesar Salad Wraps Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Shrimp, Fish and Chips Coffee, Tea, Water, Sodas Best Western Hotel 521 Fleetwood Road Denton, MD 410-479-8400 Mention the show when making your reservation for a discount. A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL VOLUNTEERS THAT HELP MAKE OUR SHOW A SUCCESS!!
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