Class Descriptions

2017 Classic Horse Show Series Divisions

*Lead Line: Shown at walk and/or walk/trot. May not cross enter.

*Maiden W/T (poles): Riders’ 1st or 2nd year showing walk/trot. Cross enter Walk/Trot only.

*Walk/Trot (x-rails): Riders’ 1st or 2nd year showing x-rails. May cross enter Maiden w/t or Short/Long Stirrup. X-rails ridden at trot.

Short/Long Stirrup (x-rails): May cross enter into w/t only. Simple changes allowed.

Warm-Up Hunter 18″-2′: Each horse/rider combination allowed 1 trip.

Blue/Red Hunter: Score of 80+ (Blue), score of 75-79 (Red). Any score below receives no placing. Scores announced, but no actual ribbon awarded. Open to all. May enter multiple times if schedule warrants.

Handy Hunter: May include halt, gallop, trot fence.

Beginner Rider Eq./Hunter 18′: Riders may not cross enter. Courses include change of direction & vertical jumps. Simple changes permitted.

Novice Rider Eq./Hunter 2′: Riders haven’t won 3 blue’s at 2’ prior to 12/1/16.

Children’s Pony Eq./Hunter 2′: Open to Junior’s.

Schooling Hunter 2′: Open to all.

Baby Green Hunter 2′: Horses/ponies in 1st or 2nd year of showing at 2′.

Special Hunters 2’3″:Open to All.

Limit Rider Eq./Hunter 2’3″: Not won 6 blue’s at 2’3″ prior to 12/1/16.

Open Equitation: Open to all horses/ponies and non professional riders.

  • CHS Mini Medal: Top four rider return for additional testing.
  • Mini Maclay: At discretion of judge, riders may test on the flat.
  • Child/Adult Medal: Test on course.

Pre-Child/Adult Hunter 2’6″: Open to all horses/ponies and non professional riders.

Low Hunter 2’9″ -3′: Open to all.

Pleasure Horse/Pony Under Saddle: 

  • Hunter Pleasure: Judged on the ability to give a pleasurable ride.
  • Bridle Path Hack: May be asked to extend the trot, stand quietly on a loose rein, halt and back.
  • Conformation Hunter Under Saddle: After working both directions horses will be shown on the line. Rider may have one groom to assist.

*Classes may be split to accommodate the sharing of horses.


Coliseum Classic Only Classes

Pleasure Horse/Pony Under Saddle: 

  • Good Strides Challenge: Emphasis on manners and performance. Proceeds to “Equine Services for Heroes.” Trophy and 6 ribbons.
  • CHS Hunter U/S Classic: Child/adult riders only. At the judges discretion the top 8 may be asked for additional work. If 8 or more compete, prize money as follows: $150, $100, $75, $25.

**M&S Child/Adult Medal 2’6″: Test on course.

**M&S Bit O’ Straw Hunter Classic 2’6″ and CHS Classics 18″ and 2′: Horses/ponies may compete once in each class with non-prof. rider. Classic run as 2 round’s. Horse/pony must have entered & shown and in 2 classes over fences at show. Top 8 called back for 2nd round. Scores from both rounds determine placing. If tie, the winner is determined by score of 2nd round. If 8 or more compete, prize money as follows: $150, $100, $75, $25. Eight ribbons awarded in each class.

Modified Hunter 2’6″: Open to all.


**For additional rules visit: HitsShows.com/M-S-Insurance-League


Divisions and Classes

Below are the series divisions with associated classes. Eligible competitors who compete in each division may be eligible for division prizes at the year end awards banquet.

Farm Show Divisions

  1. Low Hunter 2’9″-3′: 90, 91, 93, 94
  2. Pre Children’s/ Adult Hunter 2’6″: 25, 26, 27, 33
  3. Open Equitation 2’6″: 22, 23, 24, 32
  4. Limit Rider Eq./Hunter 2’3″: 18, 19, 20, 21, 29, 30, 31
  5. Special Hunter 2’3″: 15, 16, 17, 28
  6. Baby Green Hunter 2′: 8, 9, 10, 11
  7. Schooling Hunter 2′: 2, 3, 4, 13
  8. Children’s Pony Eq./Hunter 2′: 5 ,6 ,7, 12, 39
  9. Novice Rider 2′: 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104
  10. Beginner Rider Eq./Hunter 18″: 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58
  11. Short & Long Stirrup x-rails: 61, 62, 63, 64, 68, 69, 70
  12. Walk-Trot x-rails: 59, 60, 65, 66, 67, 77, 78
  13. Maiden Walk-Trot poles : 71, 72, 73, 74, 75
  14. Horse/Pony Pleasure: 113, 114, 117
  15. Lead line: 50

Coliseum Classic Show Divisions

  1. Low Hunter 2’9″-3′: 90, 91, 92, 93, 94
  2. Modified Hunter 2’6″: 85, 86, 87, 88, 89
  3. Pre-Children’s/Adult Hunter 2’6″: 25, 26, 27, 33
  4. Open Equitation 2’6″: 22, 23, 24, 32
  5. Limit Rider2’3″: 18, 19, 20, 21, 29, 30, 31
  6. Special Hunter 2’3″: 15, 16, 17, 28, 97
  7. Baby Green Hunter 2′: 8, 9, 10, 11, 96
  8. Schooling Hunter 2’: 2, 3, 4, 13, 95
  9. Children’s Pony Hunter 2′: 5, 6, 7, 12, 39
  10. Novice Rider 2′: 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104
  11. Beginner Rider 18″: 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58
  12. Short & Long Stirrup x-rails: 61, 62, 63, 64, 68, 69, 70
  13. Walk-Trot x-rails: 59, 60, 65, 66, 67, 77, 78
  14. Maiden Walk-Trot poles: 71, 72, 73, 74, 75
  15. Horse/Pony Pleasure: 113, 114, 116, 117, 118
  16. Leadline: 50