It is an especially good place for your first show, as it is conducted right here and is limited to Sunnybrook riders. Classes are divided according to level of experience.
Championship points are gained with each ribbon and collected over each show season. The rider who has accumulated the most points in each division will be awarded their grand prize at our annual awards presentation barbeque in Spring 2017.
Family and friends are encouraged to join as it’s the perfect place for rider’s to show off what they’ve learned!
Dates for 2016 & 2017:
Sunnybrook Stables Schooling Shows aim to provide riders with a competitive environment in which to demonstrate correct, basic riding skills and a knowledge of safe time honoured horsemanship practices. Check with your instructor to find out which division best suits your level of experience and register at the office. Be sure to sign up soon as spaces fill up quickly!
[classes 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7]
The emphasis in judging this class will be placed on the performance of the rider. Competitors will be evaluated on their position as well as their ability to control and direct the horse in order to achieve the best possible ride.
More specifically, the judge will be looking at the correctness of the rider’s position (upper body, seat and lower body) and use of aids, the effectiveness of the rider in controlling the horse; regulating direction and pace. When evaluating an equitation class, the judge will look for a smooth, fluid picture of harmony between the horses and rider, rewarding the one who is quiet, unobtrusive and exacting in conveying their instructions.
[classes 2, 4, 8, 9 and 10]
This class is divided into two components, both of which are to be given equal weight. As with the equitation classes, the rider (and not the horse) is to be judged according to the above criteria. The first component will consist of flatwork, in which riders will be asked to walk, trot, canter and demonstrate their two/three point position (depending on the level of the class). The second component will consist of riding a small jumping exercise in either trot or canter or any combination of the both.
[classes 11, 12, and 13]
This class consists of a course of fences to be ridden at the canter. The class will be judged by the same criteria noted above in the equitation classes and has been designed to emphasize rider position, jumping style and control over a course of fences. The judge will be looking for an overall picture of style and technique. The winning horse and rider should present a smooth, fluid and effortless performance.