March 30th - Regionals at St. Lawrence University
April 7th - Zone 2 Finals at Lehman Farms in Pittsford NY
May 1st-5th - IHSA Nationals at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY
We had a very successful 2017-2018 season. We are proud of our dedication and hard work over the last year and look forward to this season! To keep updated on our training and show results please like us on Facebook.
We compete at eight shows throughout the season as well as regionals at the end of each show season. Shows are an opportunity for the team to spend time together as well as to bring equestrians from all over New York state and Canada together. We show as part of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). For more information on the history of IHSA and their rules and regulations please visit their website at www.ihsainc.com.
Shows begin at 9am and usually end around 3pm. Schooling begins at 7am at most shows.
Walk/Trot - For the rider who has had less than 24 weeks of instruction and who has never competed in a show that has required them to canter.
Beginner Walk/Trot/Canter - For the rider with more than 24 weeks of instruction and who has never jumped higher than 18" in competition.
Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter - For the rider with more than 24 weeks of instruction and who has not jumped higher than 2'9" in competition or who has never shown in recognized competition.
Novice Flat and O/F- For the rider who has never won more than five blue ribbons in equitation on the flat or more than six blue ribbons over fences 3'+ in recognized competition.
Intermediate Flat and O/F - For riders who have won six to ten blue ribbons in equitation on the flat classes or no more than six blue ribbons over fences 3'6" in recognized competition.
Open Flat and O/F - For riders who have won ten or more blue ribbons in equitation on the flat classes or have won more than six blue ribbons over fences 3'6" in recognized competition.
Points System: The IHSA operates on a points system where each ribbon has it's own point value. When a rider accumulates the points allotted for each division, they move up to the next higher division for the remainder of the season. At the end of each show season, the riders who have pointed into higher divisions all compete at regionals, held at St. Lawrence University. The points are as follows:
First Place = 7 Points
Second Place = 5 Points
Third Place = 4 Points
Fourth Place = 3 Points
Fifth Place = 2 Points
Sixth Place = 1 Point
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