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ECHSA's Open Schooling Show Series

Dec 18 prizelist may be downloaded after Dec 1
Schooling Division Defintions (PDF)

Our "Open Schooling Show Series" runs January through December and is open to all riders and disciplines.
You do not need a membership to show; however, members are eligible for year-end awards!

Jackpot Division payouts:

  • $20 for 1st place
  • $15 for 2nd place
  • $10 for 3rd place
  • $5 for 4th place.

Jackpot Derby payout:

  • 50% of total entry fees and sponsorship donation.

Prize List for Ring 1

All under saddle classes will go BEFORE over fences classes.
Schooling Division Defintions (PDF)

Class Division Fences/Info
1 Warm Up Course B
2, 3, 4 Low Jackpot Hunter 2'
5, 6, 7 Limit Jackpot Hunter 2'3"
8, 9, 10 Schooling Jackpot Hunter 2'6"
11, 12, 13 High Jackpot Hunter 3'
14, 15, 16 High Equitation 2'6"
**20 Minute Schooling Break**
17, 18, 19 Junior Pony Jackpot Hunter 2' or 2'6"
(Rider's Choice)
20, 21, 22 Low Equitation 2'
23, 24, 25 Baby Green Jackpot Hunter 2'
26, 27, 28 Pre-Children's/Pre-Adult Amateur
Jackpot Hunter
**10 Minute Derby Course Walk & Setup**
29 Senior Jackpot Derby 2' or 2'6"
(Rider's Choice)
30 Junior Jackpot Derby 2' or 2'6"
(Rider's Choice)
31, 32, 33 Student Equitation 7 fences at 18"
34, 35, 36 Pre-Short Stirrup Equitation 4 Fences at 18"
37, 38, 39 Beginner Jumping Equitation 4 Fences at 18"
40, 41, 42 Novice Equitation 2 Fences at 12"
43, 44, 45 Pre-Jumping Equitation 4 Trot Poles

Prize List for Ring 2

All under saddle classes will go BEFORE over fences classes.
Schooling Division Defintions (PDF)

Class Division Fences/Info
46 Lead Line
47 Conformation
48 Adult Showmanship  
49 Junior Showmanship  
50 Buckaroo Showmanship  
**30 Minute Schooling Break**
51, 52, 53 Open Buckaroo Equitation Walk-Only
54, 55, 56 Open Buckaroo Pleasure WT
57, 58, 59 Open Buckaroo Equitation WT
60, 61, 62 Open 1st Year Equitation
1st year showing
63, 64, 65 Open 2nd Year Equitation
2nd year showing
66, 67, 68 Open Adult Equitation WT
69, 70, 71 Open Junior Equitation WT
**30 Minute Schooling Break**
72, 73, 74 Open Baby Green Pleasure GAYP
75, 76, 77 Open Buckaroo Equitation WTC
78, 79, 80 Open Adult Equitation WTC
81, 82, 83 Open Junior Equitation WTC
84, 85, 86 Open Buckaroo Pleasure WTC
87, 88, 89 Open Adult Pleasure
Horses or Ponies
90, 91, 92 Open Junior Pleasure Horse WTC
93, 94, 95 Open Junior Pleasure Pony WTC

Show Rules

Show Rules

  • Hunter, pleasure, and conformation points are awarded to the horse.
  • Equitation, lead line, showmanship points are awarded to the rider.
  • Buckaroo riders are 12 years of age and under.
  • Junior riders are 12 years of age and under. Riders may continue to qualify as "junior rider" until the end of the calendar year in which they reach the age of 18.
  • Adult riders are 18 years of age and older.
  • The judge's decision is final. Judges shall not be approached without prior approval of the show manager.
  • ASTM/SEI helmets must be wown by all riders when mounted.
  • Managment reserves the right to combine, split or cancel any class or division it deems necessary.
  • Six ribbons will be awarded to the top 6 placed competitors. championship and Reserve will be awarded in ech division.
  • All ties will reamin tied with ribbons and points shall be warded acordingly; champion will be awarded the one with the most points over fences.
  • Some shows may award trophys to the division champions and/or prizes to class champions when indicated on the prize list.
  • Dogs, other than service dogs, are not permitted on ECETC show grounds.
  • Signature on entry form indicates riders, trainers and owners accept the condition of entry as outlined on the entry form and on this website.

Jackpot Rules

Jackpot Divisions:

  • Must have at least six entries for jackpot money to be awarded.
  • Course B will be considered the jackpot class in the division.
  • Riders must compete in entire division to compete in the jackpot round.
  • The winnings are as follows: $20 for 1st place, $15 for 2nd place, $10 for 3rd place, $5 for 4th place.

Jackpot Derbies:
  • Derby winnings will be awarded to the winning horse or pony.
  • Winner takes all.
  • Payout is 50% of total entry fees and sponsorship donation.
  • Jackpot Derbies are not eligible for Year-End Award.


Covid-19 Precautions

These precautions were updated on 8/1 and are subject to change as the situation evolves.
Please check this list prior to all shows for new changes.

  • It is strongly suggested to enter online. Online entries posted by 5pm the Thursday prior to the show will receive online/early entry rate. Entries received afterwards will be charged normal rate.
  • There will be no concessions provided. Please bring your own concessions.
  • Stalls will be assigned by show management with extra space between barn/trainer groups. We will notify you of your stall placement prior to the show. Stalls will be limited.
  • Trainers may pick up show packets with rider show numbers and jump course at secretary stand day of show. Trainers must provide a copy of their participating exhibitors' valid Coggins and any remaining entry fees when picking up show packet. Please allow only one person at the secretary stand at a time.
  • Warm up ring will be open 30 minutes prior to the show. Please limit the warm up area to no more than 6 horses at a time. There are plenty of open grass areas if you need to lunge or ride your horse before your time in the warm up area is open.
  • Trainers should stay on track with schooling and getting your students to the rings. Please make the gate keepers aware of any problems or conflicts. It is essential to keep the day moving as there are extra schooling sessions throughout the day.
  • Class results will be announced, and ribbons may be picked up at the ribbon rack.
  • Social distancing must be a priority at all times. This includes the secretary stand, gatekeepers and announcers. Non-related groups standing or sitting need to keep at least 6 feet apart and no gatherings of more than 50 people in a given area.
  • Spectators are not allowed. Parents may accompany minor exhibitors but please limit to one parent if possible.
  • There is plenty of space on the show grounds, when parking please keep a minimum of 12' between all vehicles.
  • Masks are required while on show grounds except while mounted.
  • It is strongly suggested you bring your own hand sanitizer.
  • Bathrooms will be stocked with disinfectant spray. It is up to each user to clean surfaces prior to and after use.
  • Exhibitors should leave the premises 30 minutes after their classes are completed.
Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you at the show!


Why Coggins?

Va Administrative Code 2VAC5-70-20. Testing Requirements for Horses Exhibited at Shows, Fairs, or Other Exhibitions, or Coming into Contact with Horses Owned by Others in Virginia.
All horses assembled at a show, fair, race meet, or other such function, or participating in any activity on properties where horses belonging to different owners may come into contact with each other in Virginia, must be accompanied by a report of an official negative test for equine infectious anemia. The test shall be conducted by an approved laboratory on a sample taken by an accredited veterinarian or a State-Federal Regulatory Veterinarian within 365 days prior to such event or activity. The person in charge will ensure that a copy of the official negative test results accompanies each horse in the event or activity, and shall make such reports available for inspection by a representative of the State Veterinarian upon request. The person in charge shall exclude any horse which is not accompanied by a negative test report.


Conditions of Online Entry

Online entries are considered signed on submission.
By submitting an entry online or in print, participants realize and accept the inherent risks, injures & death due to equine activities. Every horse entered for competition will be under the control of the Show Management but Management will in no case be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur, and it shall be a condition of entry that each exhibitor shall hold the Show, Management, and the facility harmless for any loss or accident to his or her horse, horses, or equipment which may occur from sickness, fire or otherwise.
Management reserves the right to interpret all questions and conditions in regards to or arising out of an incident at the show without claims for damages or recourse of any kind. All questions not covered in these rules and regulations shall be decided by Management, and their decision is final. Discourtesy to an official or show staff by any spectator, rider, trainer or groom will disqualify the horse or horses with which they are associated and all fees will be forfeited.


Schooling Division Definitions

Division Defintions (PDF)

ECHSA Open Schooling Series Membership

ECHSA Open Schooling Series' members are eligible for Year-End awards
Points accrued from the ECHSA Rated Show series are not transferable to the Open Schooling Series.

Membership fees:

  • $15 per horse
  • $15 per rider
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Thank you for showing with us.

We look forward to seeing you at our next show!