2014 Show Fixtures - click here
This fixtures list is produced by SHC WA on information provided by the RAS and Clubs.
Clubs need to contact the RAS if they wish to change show date/s that are approved Perth Royal qualifier, they should also notifiy SHC WA so this list can be updated.
This list is only updated periodically when changes are notified to us.
Venue – Serpentine Pony Club grounds
Entries Close on 10 April 2014
Program - Rules, Classes & Entry Form will be available shortly
This Show shall be run in accordance with the Show Horse Council of Australasia Inc. Competition Rules and the Rules pertaining to this show - the Show Horse Council Classic. A copy of the Competition Rules can be obtained from www.showhorsecouncilwa.com.au or www.showhorsecouncilaust.com.au
SHOW HORSE COUNCIL CLASSIC - Qualifier for Grand Nationals 2015
QUALIFYING / ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
Qualifying Requirements: No qualifying points are required to enter this Show.
Eligibility Requirements: The onus is on the owner/exhibitor/representative and rider to make sure that they and their horse/pony are eligible to compete in this event.
1. All horses must be registered with the Show Horse Council of Australasia Inc. National Saddle Horse Register or the NSH Application be in the hands of the NSH Registrar at close of entries. If NSH Registration is pending a copy of the NSH Application MUST accompany the Entry or it will not be accepted. All Horse Registration Papers are required to be correct and in order at time of entry.
2. The rider of mounts and owner/lessee of horses competing MUST be current financial members of a Show Horse Council Affiliate (eg SHC WA or any other SHC Affiliate Australia wide) at close of entries and on the day of competition.
3. Lead Rein – Rider to be 3 years and under 8 years. Handler (to be 18 years or over) and rider must be a financial member (Active Member) of a Show Horse Council Affiliate (eg SHC WA or any other SHC Affiliate Australia wide) at close of entries and on the day of competition.
SHOW HORSE COUNCIL NEWCOMERS
This event is open to all official horse / ponies in their first year of competition and is for Show Horse Council WA members only.
QUALIFYING / ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
Qualifying Requirements: Horse / pony is required to have attended two official show fixtures run by the SHC WA or a SHC affiliate club within the qualifying period.
Qualifying Period: 25 April 2013 – 10 April 2014
Eligibility Requirements: The onus is on the owner / exhibitor / representative to make sure that their horse / pony is eligible to compete in this event.
1. The horse must be registered with the Show Horse Council of Australasia Inc. National Saddle Horse Register prior to close of entries.
2. The rider and owner / lessee must be a financial member of Show Horse Council WA Inc. prior to the close of entries and on the day of competition.
3. The horse / pony must not have competed under saddle in any discipline (racing excepted), either official or unofficial prior to the commencement of the qualifying period.
"Competing under saddle" includes participation at Dressage Training Days and in Dressage and any other competition (including closed gymkanas). Participation at Adult Riders and Pony Club Rally Days is not considered as having competed under saddle.
NO MEASURING IS AVAILABLE AT THIS SHOW
Measuring is scheduled for 20 April at the Riverside Club grounds and 27 April at the SEC.
Please make sure you meet the entry requirements as those without a current SHC Height Certificate will not be permitted to start in the competition.
Open Show Hack and Open Show Hunter Classes:
Three (3) attendances at an event run by a SHC WA Affiliate Club (note this does not include shows run by an Agricultural Society, unless the society is a SHC affiliate).
Once a horse has competed as either a Saddle Horse (Show Hack) or a Show Hunter at its first SHC competition in a calendar year it must remain as a Saddle Horse (Show Hack) or a Show Hunter at SHC competitions for that calendar year.
Foundation Classes, Childs Classes and Lead Rein classes:
No qualifying requirements
As of 12th November 2013 verification of horses for NSH Registration will not be required. Micro Chipping is now common practice and will be compulsory for all NSH Applications from 1 July 2014. Care should be taken to be accurate in recording markings and brands on your NSH application.
Appreciation is expressed to all Verifiers who have provided great service to our members by acting in this capacity for many years.
The new NSH Registration Application form, which does not require verification has been uploaded on our website and is also available from the Show Horse Council of Australasia website www.showhorsecouncilaust.com.au. The NSH Rules have also been updated and are available below and from the SHC Australasia website.
It has come to my attention that a number of disappointing rumours have been circulating regarding the above award. It appears that these rumours have emanated from a group of people who perhaps are not fully aware of the actual criteria and the selection process.
The intention of this statement is to provide an accurate overview of the actual process involved to make the selections as fair and equitable as possible.
All applicants and members must be assured that the selection panel is carefully chosen to include one or two members of the SHCWA committee and three or four knowledgeable individuals who have been very involved in the Show Horse Discipline for an extended period of time. These persons are selected for their experience and objectivity as well as having no direct involvement or particular interest in any of the applicants.
The 2013 selection panel included Sandra Button, Nicole Cross, Jill Hancock, Melanie Halliday and Beverley Shannon.
Please note the process undertaken to select the successful applicants:‐
- The criteria, as outlined in the current application letter is very carefully
considered. Applications are only accepted from winners or runner‐ups from the
Horse of the Year or the Classic;
- Each member of the selection panel privately assesses each application;
- Each selector rates from 1 to 10 their personal preference unbeknown to the
- The selections are then collated by a points system and the highest score is the winner and subsequently the second highest point is first runner‐up etc.
This selection process is thorough and fair.
I would personally like to congratulate the very worthy winners of this year’s awards and wish them a successful and enjoyable trip to the 2014 Grand Nationals.
Show Horse Council of Western Australia
To download a copy of the letter, click here.