Date

21 Jul 2024

Time

All Day

Grampian – Grampian Show

BDS Grampian Show
21 July 2024
9am start
To be held at Braeside Croft, Durno, Inverurie, AB51 5ER
By kind permission of Mr and Mrs Craigen

Open to BDS members only.

Entries close: 08 July 2024
Entries to: Vicky Largue, Woodside of Drumblair, Forgue, Huntly, AB54 6EE
: Tel; 07787269086 email; maybelinehorse@gmail.com

Entry fee: BDS Members; £8 per class
Main ring: 9am Driving Judge: Kim Pearson
Ridden Judge: TBC

Enter through club entries
https://clubentries.com/bdsgrampian/index.php
Paper entries only accepted in exceptional circumstances and must be before the closing date

Class 1: Ride and drive class
Open to traditional/traditional type vehicles or an exercise vehicle. To be judges in the following manner. The driver need not be the same competitor as the rider, but the horse/pony must remain the same in both sections.
Class 1A: Ridden section
Competitors will be asked to walk, trot and canter on one rein, then change the rein and canter only on the other rein. They will be asked to give an individual show which will include cantering on both reins, extended canter and rein back. Confirmation will be included in the judging but riders will not dismount for the stand show. The judge is looking for a horse/pony that is going quietly with good impulsion in the correct pace and in a balanced manner on the bit. The judge will place every horse/pony in the class and award points as follows: 1st-1point, 2nd-2points, 3rd-3points etc.
Class 1B: Driven section
Competitors will be judged as for a Private driving class. The judge will place every horse/pony in the class and award points as follows: 1st-1point, 2nd-2points, 3rd-3points etc. Points will be added together and the winner will be the competitor with the lowest combined total. In the event of equality of points the highest placed competitor in the driven section will win.
Class 2A: Junior tack and turnout class- ridden
Open to any rider aged 8 years and over on the first day of the show. Horses/ponies may be plaited or unplaited, any breed or age
Class 2B: Junior Ridden class
Open to any rider aged 8 years and over on the first day of the show at which they are to compete.
Class 3: Private Driving 13.2hh and under
(1) Open to horses and ponies, 4years old or over. A single, pair or tandem driven to a traditional or traditional type vehicle. A traditional vehicle means a vehicle of traditional profile and identifiable type to resemble the design of a carriage built prior to the First World War. The vehicle may be made from modern materials but must have traditional style springing and carriage lamps. Pneumatic tyres vehicles, trade turnouts and show wagons are not eligible.
(2) (2) This class may be split into two wheel and four-wheel vehicles
Class 4: Exercise vehicle 0ver 13.2hh
(1) Open to horses and ponies, 4years old or over. A single, pair or tandem driven to a carriage of non-traditional type design and includes those with pneumatic tyres specifically designed for carriages (i.e. not car tyre). Lamps need not be carried. Judging will include general cleanliness, safety of turnout, correct fitting of harness and vehicle suitability.
(2) This class may be split into two wheel and four-wheel vehicles
Class 5: Private Driving over 13.2hh
(1) Open to horses and ponies, 4years old or over. A single, pair or tandem driven to a traditional or traditional type vehicle. A traditional vehicle means a vehicle of traditional profile and identifiable type to resemble the design of a carriage built prior to the First World War. The vehicle may be made from modern materials but must have traditional style springing and carriage lamps. Pneumatic tyres vehicles, trade turnouts and show wagons are not eligible.
(2) This class may be split into two wheel and four-wheel vehicles
Class 6: Exercise vehicle 13.2hh and under
(1) Open to horses and ponies, 4years old or over. A single, pair or tandem driven to a carriage of non-traditional type design and includes those with pneumatic tyres specifically designed for carriages ( i.e. not car tyre). Lamps need not be carried. Judging will include general cleanliness, safety of turnout, correct fitting of harness and vehicle suitability.
(2) This class may be split into two wheel and four-wheel vehicles
Class 7: Pleasure driving
(1) Pleasure driving classes are for newcomers to showing and not intended for those who show in private driving classes.
(2) Open to horses and ponies, 4years old or over. A single, pair or tandem driven to a vehicle capable if seating 2 or more persons. Traditional or non-traditional vehicles are permitted, and for the purposes of this class they will be judged on equal merit. Pneumatic tyres specifically designed for carriages (i.e. not car tyres) are allowed. Lamps need not be carried.
(3) To be judged on general cleanliness, safety of turnout, correct fitting of harness and vehicle suitability. To be judges: 15% vehicle suitability, fit and cleanliness; 15% harness suitability, fit and cleanliness; 70% driver & groom, horse/pony, way of going and suitability as a family pleasure animal. Competitors may, for example be required to drive and halt between two pairs of cones and/or given other specific movements to execute in their show.
Class 8: Heavy horse and Part breds
(1) Open to horses and ponies, 4years old or over. A single, pair or tandem driven to any carriage and includes those with pneumatic tyres specifically designed for carriages (i.e. not car tyre). Lamps need not be carried. Judging will include general cleanliness, safety of turnout, correct fitting of harness and vehicle suitability.
(2) This class may be split into two wheel and four-wheel vehicles
Class 9: Young driver
(1) The driver must be aged 8 years or over on the first day of the show at which they are to compete. A driver under the age of 18 must be accompanied in the vehicle by a competent and responsible person aged 18 years or over, a responsible adult. Proof of age will be required if necessary. It is the responsibly of the owner/driver (if over 18) or (if the owner/driver is under 18) the responsible adult to ensure that his/her groom/s is/are competent for the purpose of attending to the turnout and aged 8 or over on the day of the show. When in the vehicle grooms, passengers and driver must have their feet firmly on the floor of the vehicle or use a suitable footrest. This regulation applies at all times and in all areas on the showground.
(2) Hard hat ruling- All drivers/grooms/passengers under the age of 14 years must wear a correctly fitted hat when in a carriage or in attendance of a turnout.
Class 10: Concours D’Elegance
Open to singles, pairs, multiples, 4years old and over. To a traditional, traditional type vehicle or an exercise vehicle. The essence of the class is the word ‘elegance’ and the winner will be the turnout which., in the opinion of the judge presents the most elegant effect. To include vehicle, horse, driver/passengers’ personal costume but fancy dress or period costume is definitely barred. The whole object of the class is to establish which turnout presents the most pleasing picture and normal judging criteria does not apply. It is judged from a distance and vehicles are NOT closely inspected. To be driven at park pace.
Class 11: Cones course
The Cones course is to test the fitness, obedience and suppleness of the horses, and the skill and competence of the drivers.
It is conducted on the basis of penalties for obstacles knocked down and driven to an optimum time.
If a driver knocks down or dislodges any part of an obstacle which has already been driven, he will incur penalties.
Description Faults
Groom(s) not in position First breach
Second breach
Third breach 5 Penalties
10 Penalties
Elimination
Driving without a driving aid in the competition 5 penalties
Dropping or putting down the driving aid
No breeching with a carriage with no brakes Elimination
No breeching in Singles Elimination
If a Groom handles the reins, brake or uses the driving aid 20 penalties
Person tied to the carriage Elimination
Prohibited outside assistance Elimination
Failing to start within 45 seconds of bell ring Timing starts
Starting and passing through an obstacle before the bell is rung 10 penalties and restart
Failing to pass through start or finish lines Elimination
For knocking down one, two, or more balls in the same single obstacle (including an oxer) 3 penalties
For knocking down an element of a Multiple obstacle 3 penalties
For knocking down any part of an obstacle after it has already been driven 3 penalties
Carriage overturn Elimination
If any part of an obstacle in advance of the one being driven is knocked down, the bell will be rung for the obstacle to be rebuilt 3 penalties and add 10 seconds
Taking an obstacle out of sequence Elimination
Failure to halt after the bell is rung a second time Elimination
For causing an obstacle, or part of a multiple to be rebuilt 3 penalties and add 10 seconds
Starting before the bell after an obstacle is rebuilt Elimination
Driver dismounting 20 penalties
Groom(s) dismounting
1 st incident
2 nd incident
3 rd incident
5 Penalties
10 Penalties
Elimination
Groom leading a Horse through an obstacle 25 penalties
Disobedience
1 st incident
2 nd incident
3 rd incident
5 Penalties
10 Penalties
Elimination
Grooms standing between the start and finish lines 5 Penalties

Special prizes for the best gentleman whip, best ladies whip, best native and veteran horse or pony- to be judged during classes.
Classes may be combined or split at the judge’s discretion and depending on the number of entries.
Followed by the championship- 1st and 2nd from each class. All eligible competitors must be ready to come forward for the classes in good time and there will be an allowance of 10 minutes after such time, entry to the ring will be closed.
Running order
Class Description
Class 1A Ridden part of ride and drive class
Class 2A Junior Tack and Turnout class
Junior ridden class
Class 3 Class 2B Private driving 13.2hh and under
Class 4 Exercise vehicle over 13.2hh
Class 5 Private driving over 13.2hh
Class 6 Exercise vehicle 13.2hh and under
Class 1B Driven part of ride and drive class
Class 7 Pleasure driving class
Class 8 Heavy horse and part bred
Class 9 Young driver class
Class 10 Concours D’Elegance
Championship
Class 11 Cones

General regulations
1. All competitors must take all litter and dung home
2. Numbers cannot be collected on the day. Numbers will be e mailed to competitors to be printed at home or sent out in the post.
3. In all cases the judge’s decision is final
4. All horses, ponies and donkeys must be 4 years old or over
5. A judge may require any turnout that they consider a safety risk or potential hazard to leave the ring
6. Exhibitors must not leave any class before its end without the judges consent
7. In all classes it is the responsibility of the competitor to arrive in time for the start. Latecomers may only enter the ring at the judge’s discretion
8. Classes may be divided, amalgamated or cancelled if thought necessary by the organisers
9. The organisers reserve the right to refuse or cancel entries and any person deemed acting in an abusive, cruel, unpleasant or offensive manner may be asked to leave the show ground
10. Any complaint must be lodged in writing within one hour with the secretary together with a £10 deposit. The organisers decision is final and the fee will be returned if the complaint is upheld,
11. All hoses/ponies, helpers, guests and belongings are considered the responsibly of and sole charge of the exhibitor
12. No dogs please
13. Neither the organisers nor any representative of BDS Grampian, accept liability for any damage, loss or injury occurring at the event to animals, belongings, competitors or spectators owing to accident or other cause
14. No horse to be tethered or tied up whilst still attached to the carriage. When the horse is in harness and attached to the carriage a driver will be on the box seat and in control of the reins at all times. The driving bridle must not be removed whilst the horse is still attached to the carriage
15. If any owner or driver is not a BDS member they must have up to date Public Liability Insurance Cover
16. Young drivers
The driver must be aged 8 years or over on the first day of the show at which they are to compete. A driver under the age of 18 must be accompanied in the vehicle by a competent and responsible person aged 18 years or over, a responsible adult. Proof of age will be required

It is the responsibly of the owner/driver (if over 18 years) or the responsible adult (if the owner/driver is under 18 years) to ensure that his/her groom(s) is/are competent for the purpose of attending to the turnout and aged 10 or over on the day of the show

When in the vehicle grooms, passengers and driver must have their feet firmly on the floor of the vehicle or use a suitable fixed footrest
This Young driver regulation applies at all times and in all areas of the show ground
Hard hat ruling
Drivers/grooms/passengers who are under the age of 14 years and who are participating in any BDS officially organised activity will be required to wear a hard hat, correctly fitted whilst on any horse drawn vehicle and this will include grooms who have dismounted to assist with the horse.

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