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HORSES IN ACTION Prize Schedule | Competition Information 31 August - 9 September 2018 | theshow.com.au
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ARRIVAL & REMOVAL OF HORSES Horses will not be permitted to enter the Showground before 8.00 am on Tuesday 28 August under any circumstances. Entry for horses is via the Leader Street entrance. Only the driver will be admitted free but will be required to produce a pass when re-entering the Showground after removal of their vehicle once the Show has commenced. Caravans will not be permitted on the Showground. Only horses accepted for competition are permitted on the Showground. SHOWTIME ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES • From 8.00 am on Tuesday 28 August to 9.30 pm on Thursday 30 August – all arrivals to enter via Leader Street Gate. • From 6.00 am till 9.30 pm, Thursday 30 August to Sunday 9 September – all arrivals and departures to enter via Leader Street 3 Car Park. • From 9.30 pm till 6.00 am, Thursday 30 August to Sunday 9 September – all arrivals and departures to enter via Leader Street Gate. An exit permit and departure time must be obtained from the Stabling Co-ordinator prior to departure. Exhibitors may not remove their horse/s before a Grand Parade (if programmed). During the Show, no horse is permitted onto the Showground prior to the night before the first day of allocated stabling. PARKING ON THE SHOWGROUND IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED For the loading and unloading of exhibits, a duration limit of 45 minutes for cars and floats and 60 minutes for trucks is allowed. An Infringement Notice will be issued should the time limit be exceeded. Prior to arrival, the exhibitor must record the vehicle registration, the name of the responsible person (driver) and their mobile phone number on the Vehicle Permit (provided by the Society). Exhibitors who do not display the Vehicle Permit and do not provide correct information on the Vehicle Permit, will not be permitted to enter the Showground. The Vehicle Permit must be displayed in clear view on the dashboard of the vehicle upon entering the Showground and while loading and unloading. All cars, floats and trucks must be removed from the Showground by 8.30 am daily. There is no vehicle access to the Showground between 6.00 am and 9.30 pm during the Royal Adelaide Show. Failure to comply with this ruling and/or pay any fee incurred by 31 December 2017 may result in refusal of entries for future Shows. The Society gratefully acknowledges the support of S. KIDMAN & CO LTD in the provision of Horse/Rider Numbers.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE REFER TO THE 2018 HORSES IN ACTION TIMETABLE TO DETERMINE WHICH DAYS YOU REQUIRE STABLING AND LOCKERS. The onus is on the exhibitor to ensure the correct days are indicated on the Stabling & Locker Request Form. • Pony hack/show hunter pony exhibitors who also exhibit hacks and/or show hunter horses, Galloway hacks and/or Galloway show hunters, MAY be permitted to remain on the Showground after Monday 3 September (subject to availability of stalls and lockers) • Pony hack/show hunter pony exhibitors who DO NOT also exhibit hacks, Galloway hacks and/or show hunter horses or galloways must depart the Showground on Monday 4 September or before 8.00 am on Tuesday 4 September. • Hack and/or show hunter horse and Galloway hack and/or Galloway show hunter exhibitors who also exhibit pony hacks and/or show hunter ponies MAY be permitted to arrive from Tuesday 28 August (subject to availability of stalls and lockers) • Hack and/or show hunter horse and Galloway hack and/or Galloway show hunter exhibitors who DO NOT also exhibit pony hacks and/or Show Hunter ponies cannot arrive at the Showground until Monday 3 September • Harness and Showjumping exhibitors may arrive from 8.00 am on Tuesday 28 August but must depart the Showground no later than 6.00 pm on Sunday 9 September. • Racehorse to Showhorse exhibitors may arrive on Saturday 8 September or Sunday 9 September. All horses must vacate the Showground by 6.00 pm on Sunday 9 September. Exhibitors must indicate their arrival and departure dates on the Stabling & Locker Allocation Form and return with entry forms. . Requests received after the closing date of entry will not be accepted under any circumstances. MEASURING Horse measuring times will be as follows: Wednesday 29 August to Friday 31 August..........................................................................6.30 am to 5.00 pm Saturday 1 September to Sunday 2 September.....................................................................7.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday 3 September to Friday 7 September........................................................................7.30 am to 5.00 pm Saturday 8 September...........................................................................................................6.30 am to 9.30 am Exhibitors must produce their registration papers at the time of measuring to prove identity of horse. The maximum time given to any one animal in the measuring bay is 10 minutes. Exhibitors are reminded that measuring is an essential part of competition and therefore all rules and regulations apply. Following the recording of a measurement, exhibitors may apply to the RA&HS of SA Inc to receive a certificate stating the recorded measurement where a fee of $20 will apply. Once the certificate is issued, the exhibitor is permitted to use the certificate for whatever purpose they choose, provided the exhibitor acknowledges that the Society accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the measurement following the Royal Adelaide Show performance and that the certificate has a 12 month currency expiring one week prior to the immediate and following years programmed Royal Adelaide Show commencement date. For more detailed information on measuring, please refer to “Measuring” in the Prize Schedule.
2 HORSES IN ACTION ENTRY FEES Entry Fee Rider/Driver Classes $30.00 Harness Classes $30.00 Equestrian/Smartest on Parade Classes $35.00 Leading Rein Classes $35.00 Hack/Hunter Classes $35.00 Section 4‘s $100.00 Individual Hunter Classes $35.00 World Cup Jumping $160.00 Group A – Section 1 Jumping Nomination Fee (to be paid at time of entry) $85.00 Group A – Section 1 Jumping Entry Fee $95.00 Group A – Section 2 Jumping Nomination Fee (to be paid at time of entry) $75.00 Group A – Section 2 Jumping Entry Fee $85.00 Group A – Section 3 Jumping Nomination Fee (to be paid at time of entry) $65.00 Group A – Section 3 Jumping Entry Fee $75.00 Group B – Junior Jumping Nomination Fee (to be paid at time of entry) $45.00 Group B – Junior Jumping Entry Fee $55.00 Grand Prix Jumping Contest $60.00 Young Rider Jumping Contest $25.00 Article 269 Accumulator $50.00 Racehorse to Showhorse $35.00 Paper Processing Fee $20.00 per exhibitor Nomination fees are not refundable. STABLE & LOCKER FEES Stalls (including bedding)..................................................................................................... $30 per day Locker.................................................................................................................................. $15 per day (exhibitors with less than five horses may not apply for more than one locker) Locker Deposit - $25 per locker (refundable on return of the key prior to departure). Lost or non- returned keys or padlock will result in the deposit being forfeited. Please ensure you advise your arrival and departure dates and times on the Stabling & Locker Application - failure to complete the form correctly, may result in refusal of entries. Make cheques payable to RA&HS and post with completed entry form to: RA&HS - Horse Section • All entry fees include GST.
HORSES-IN-ACTION CLOSING DATE OF ENTRIES FRIDAY 18 MAY 2018 at 5.00 pm CST SECTION 4'S AND INDIVIDUAL HUNTER CLASSES ONLY - FRIDAY 6 JULY 2018 AT 5.00 PM (CST) CLOSING DATE OF ENTRIES MEMBERSHIP The following conditions will strictly apply: Exhibitors must be members of the Royal • All entry forms, whether posted, lodged in Agricultural and Horticultural Society of SA Inc. person or completed on-line must be in the except exhibitors competing in Rider/Driver classes Society’s possession at its Administration only; World Cup Showjumping only; Section 4’s Office by 5.00 pm on the dates stated only above. Membership fees: Adults $165, Juniors $56 (under • When sending entry forms and fees by 18). post, the onus is on the exhibitor to ensure Membership of other Royal Show Societies does adequate delivery time not exempt exhibitors. • A $20 processing fee will be charged on CONTACT DETAILS every paper entry form (ie) per exhibitor Post RA&HS – Horse Section, PO Box 108, • A late entry option is available under the Goodwood SA 5034 following conditions: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org o Late entries may only be submitted Phone: (08) 8210 5211 (between 9.00 am and online and will be accepted for 7 days 5.00 pm Monday to Friday) after the official closing date Website www.theshow.com.au (by 5.00 pm CST) o An additional fee equivalent to three YOUR PRIVACY times the standard entry fee is paid. If you do not want your details to be made • Entry forms by email or facsimile are strictly available to other parties, please tick the box on forbidden and will be destroyed. the entry form supplied by the RA&HS . Your • Absolutely no exception to the above personal information will then only be used by the conditions will be made to any exhibitor RA&HS to maintain contact with you and allow under any circumstance. us to manage your entries. The RA&HS reserves the right to inform prize sponsors of the details of PAYMENT OF FEES recipients to enable distribution of their voucher/ When paying fees by cheque or credit card, product prizes. Please note: by ticking the box to exhibitors must ensure that sufficient funds are suppress your details, your name will appear in the available at the time of entry. Failure to do so may Catalogue (if applicable) but your address will not. result in non-acceptance of entries. Make cheques GENERAL REGULATIONS payable to RA&HS and post with completed entry form. Exhibitors are reminded that the Society’s General Regulations apply to all sections of the Show. A REFUNDS copy of the General Regulations can be obtained No refund of entry fees,stabling or locker fees will from the Society’s website at www.theshow.com.au be made after an exhibitor has been notified of the or from the Society’s Administration Office. acceptance of their horse. Exhibitors should note that the General Regulations Membership may be refunded by returning all contain a number of provisions relevant to badges and tickets before the commencement of competitions and this Schedule including but the Show. not limited to, offences, penalties, prohibited Fees for horses, galloways or ponies for which a drugs. As those conditions apply in addition to nomination is made and the entry not accepted the regulations contained within this schedule, shall be refunded MINUS A $20 Administration Exhibitors should familiarise themselves with the Fee. General Regulations.
4 HORSES IN ACTION SPECIAL REGULATIONS REGISTRATION Exhibitors are reminded that the Special All horses, galloways and ponies entered in any Regulations contained within this Schedule are class must be registered with Equestrian Australia merely supplementary to and subject to the General (hereafter referred to as the EA), Show Horse Regulations. Council of Australasia or any other organisations The members of the Society’s Horse Committee acceptable to the Committee. shall have the power on behalf of the Society to A photocopy, back and front, of the current take any necessary action under these Special Registration certificate must be produced when Regulations. lodging entries for all horses, galloways or ponies, including those registered within South Australia. . SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES Entries submitted online must have the registration Exhibitors must state on each entry form the class papers attached before the entry/ies are submitted. number (as per schedule) and the name, colour, sex Harness, Sidesaddle and Section 4's exhibits only, and registered number of each horse. are exempt from these registration requirements. Horses in each class must be named excepting where the rider only is to be judged. OWNERSHIP A $20 administration fee will be levied on every All exhibits must be the bona fide property of the incorrect or incomplete entry (including online exhibitor or held by the exhibitor under a written entries) and recorded lease at the time of entry. NOTICE ENTRY PASSES 1. It is a condition of your entry that the Society • One day exhibitors competing in Rider, reserves the right to accept, reject or cancel any Section 4s and Racehorse to Showhorse entry at any time without being bound to give any classes will receive a One-Day Pass for each reason therefore. day of competition. An extra one-day pass 2. Any exhibitor who supplies incorrect information will be issued for exhibitors with 3 or more on an entry form is liable to disqualification. horses. • Exhibitors competing in only World Cup ENTIRES classes ie: Warm-up and World Cup An entire horse, galloway or pony will not be Qualifier, will receive 2 one-day passes for permitted to compete in sections other than one horse and up to four one day passes for Jumping and Harness classes. two or more horses. BIRTH CERTIFICATE • Members exhibiting 3 or less horses will not In a class for which an age limit is specified, be provided with any additional passes. If the birth certificate of each competitor must be additional passes are required, members produced at the time of making an entry. can purchase extra guest passes or pre-paid If this certificate has been produced previously it is tickets at a reduced rate. unnecessary to do so again • Members exhibiting more than three horses will receive 1 extra full Show pass. TRANSFERS If additional passes are required, members Please ensure exhibits are entered in the correct can purchase extra guest passes or pre-paid class at the time of entry. No exhibit will be tickets at a reduced rate transferred to another class after the closing date of entries. Exhibits may be transferred for height (or WITHDRAWALS weight in harness classes) reasons only after being All withdrawals must be made in writing and can measured by the official Society measurer. If an be sent via email to: entries@adelaideshowground. exhibit measures over or under the height class/es com.au or faxed to (08) 8210 5222. in which they entered, they must nominate which Emailed withdrawals must include “Withdrawal” in class/es they wish to transfer to when there is no the subject line and the section (eg Horse Section), equivalent class. exhibitor name, class number, exhibit number (if known) and exhibit name (if applicable).
HORSES IN ACTION 5 No refund of fees will be made after an exhibitor In entering the competition, you acknowledge your has been notified of the acceptance of their horse. agreement to the following: A $20 Administration Fee will be levied on • You will not issue a tax invoice to the RA&HS withdrawals made before notification of in respect to prize money received; acceptance. • You will notify the RA&HS if you cease to be PENALTY FOR NON EXHIBITION OF ANIMALS registered for GST. Following advice from the Society of acceptance If you provide your Australian Business Number of their nomination/s, any exhibitor whose exhibit but are not registered for GST, we will pay the prize becomes unable to compete for any reason must money as detailed in the Prize Schedule without notify the Society in writing prior to the first day reference to the GST. of the Royal Adelaide Show, that their exhibit/s If you confirm you are entering as part of a private are unable to compete. Exhibitors who fail to recreational pursuit or hobby, we will pay the prize scratch prior to the Royal Adelaide Show will be money as detailed in the Prize Schedule without fined $200 for each exhibit not scratched and may reference to GST. be disqualified from competing at future Royal Adelaide Shows. IMPORTANT PRIZES It is important that you either: Prize ribbons will be as listed in each category. • Confirm you are entering as part of a private recreational pursuit or hobby, or In pairs classes ribbons will be awarded to each placed horse. • Confirm you are entering as a GST Champions will be selected from first prize winners registered business and supply your ABN and Reserve Champions from remaining first prize Failure to do either of the above will cause winners and the second prize winner in the class the RA&HS to withhold 48.5% of your prize that supplied the Champion. money in accordance with Australian tax legislation. PAYMENT OF PRIZE MONEY All prize money won during the Royal Adelaide Show will be paid by Electronic Funds Transfer The RA&HS is not a tax consultant and (EFT) only. therefore assumes no liability for actions taken as a result of these guidelines. In any instances where an entrant or sponsor is PRIZE MONEY WILL BE PAID AT THE END OF uncertain of the tax implications of their OCTOBER. involvement, they should consult their own Any trophy, prize or prize money not claimed by accountant or tax advisor. 11 December of the current year. shall be deemed forfeited by the exhibitor and the RA&HS shall no longer be liable to pay or provide the prize. The Society makes every endeavour to ensure all prizes listed are accurate at the time of printing. PRIZE MONEY AND GST Should a prize (cash, voucher, product, trophy) be Prize money as stated in the Prize Schedule does withdrawn by a sponsor subsequent to printing, not include GST. the Society will pay prize money as stated above. The prize money which we pay to successful It is the responsibility of the prize winner to follow- exhibitors depends on information provided to up with the Society any sponsored prize (cash, us. If you confirm that you are GST registered and voucher, product, trophy) they believe they are provide your Australian Business Number (ABN), entitled to prior to 11 December in the year of the we will pay the appropriate prize money plus 10% prize being awarded. The Society will not follow-up GST. We will provide you with a Recipient Created prize sponsors after this date or review any prizes Tax Invoice which you will need to submit to the that may have been incorrectly awarded Australian Taxation Office.
6 HORSES IN ACTION PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION CODE HORSES MAY NOT COMPETE IN BOTH HACK Property Identification Codes (PIC's) are AND HUNTER CLASSES compulsory for all horse exhibitors. Failure to Exhibitors are urged to read the following to provide your PIC will result in your entry being ensure performances listed on entry forms meet refused. For more information or to register, the acceptance requirements. contact BioSecurity SA on 1800 654 688 or visit www.pir.sa.gov.au/pic MINIMUM QUALIFYING PERFORMANCES – ENTRIES HACK & HUNTER CLASSES (eligibility for entry) In all classes, unless four or more nominations No more than two (2) Hack or Show Hunter are received, the Committee reserves the right the rings at any one show will be considered for cancel or merge the class. qualifications. PERFORMANCES Competitors must obtain the minimum Performances of each horse, galloway or pony performances listed below to qualify for the must be stated on the entry form for Harness, Royal Adelaide Show competition for Hack, Hack, Show Hunter and Jumping classes. Galloway Hack, Pony Hack, Hunter, Galloway The schedule of classes is divided into seven Hunter, Pony Hunter and Equestrian classes: main sections. • Three (3) first placings in an open height or 1. Rider/Driver Classes weight or Lady's or Gentleman's class in the current season (ie) 20 May 2017 to 17 May 2. Harness classes. 2018 at three (3) separate agricultural shows 3. Hack classes. affiliated with the Agricultural Societies 4. Show Hunter classes. Council. No more than one (1) win per day 5. Jumping contest (groups A, B and C). per show will be accepted as a qualifying 6. Section 4’s performance. 7. Racehorse to Showhorse OR A separate entry and performance form is • Two (2) first placings and two (2) second required for each section for each horse, placings in an open height or weight or galloway or pony nominated. Lady's or Gentleman's class in the current From the information contained on the entry form season (ie) 20 May 2017 to 17 May 2018 at the Society will determine which entries are to be four (4) separate agricultural shows affiliated accepted. If incomplete information is forwarded, with the Agricultural Societies Council. the performance will not be recognised. The No more than one (1) win/placing per day Society will then advise all nominators whether per show will be accepted as a qualifying their nomination is accepted as an entry for performance. competition at this year’s Royal Adelaide Show in OR the class or classes stated. • One (1) first placing and four (4) second The Society will not consider any further placings in an open height or weight or performances or information which is forwarded, Lady's or Gentleman's class in the current after entries have closed. season (ie) 20 May 2017 to 17 May 2018 at PERFORMANCES RECOGNISED five (5) separate agricultural shows affiliated The Society will only recognise performances at with the Agricultural Societies Council. shows which are affiliated with the Equestrian No more than one (1) win/placing per day Australia, Agricultural Shows affiliated with the per show will be accepted as a qualifying Federal Council of Agricultural Societies and the performance. Show Horse Council of Australasia. The onus is OR on the exhibitor to only list performances from • Six (6) second placings in an open height or recognised Shows. weight or Lady's or Gentleman's class in the Exhibitors entering Hack classes must qualify current season (ie) 20 May 2017 to 17 May and compete as a Hack only. 2018 at six (6) separate agricultural shows Exhibitors entering Hunter classes must qualify affiliated with the Agricultural Societies and compete as a Hunter only. Council. No more than one (1) placing per day per show will be accepted as a qualifying performance.
HORSES IN ACTION 7 Any Champion Hack, Champion Galloway These performances will only be recognised Hack, Champion Pony Hack, Champion Show as winning performances after the minimum Hunter Horse, Champion Show Hunter Galloway qualifying performances have been achieved. or Champion Show Hunter Pony gained at any Events which do NOT count as acceptable capital city Royal Show (including State and performances (at shows other than State or Territory capital city Royal Shows but excluding Territory capital city Royal Shows) are: the Melbourne Summer Royal) in the 12 a. Maiden classes months prior to the closing date of entries will b. Hack or Hunter classes restricted by breed, gain automatic acceptance to compete at the colour or age. forthcoming Royal Adelaide Show. c. Hack or Hunter classes restricted by a district. Qualified Hacks and Show Hunters may also d. Classes at unaffiliated events. enter Smartest on Parade and Leading Rein e. Pleasure and/or education and/or paced classes. classes. OBTAINING THE MINIMUM QUALIFYING f. Riding and/or turnout classes PERFORMANCES DOES NOT GUARANTEE g. Consolation Hack or Hunter classes ACCEPTANCE FOR COMPETITION. h. Pairs, teams etc classes. i Child’s classes. LEADING REIN & RIDDEN SHETLAND PONY j. Combined training classes CLASSES k. Pony Club classes Exhibitors wishing to compete ONLY in Leading Rein class/es or Ridden Shetland Pony l. Novice Champion and/or Novice Hack or class/es are not required to obtain qualifying Hunter classes performances. m. Elementary classes n. Intermediate classes ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES – HACK AND o. Leading Rein and/or Smartest on Parade SHOW HUNTER classes. Exhibitors are advised to list additional winning p. Newcomer classes. performances to nominate for acceptance in FROM THE PERFORMANCES LISTED ON THE the Royal Adelaide Show competition for Hack, ENTRY FORM, THE SOCIETY WILL AT ITS Galloway Hack, Pony Hack, Show Hunter Horse, DISCRETION, DETERMINE ACCEPTANCE. Show Hunter Galloway and Show Hunter Pony All rules and regulations relating to the Horse classes. section are subject to change without notice. It is expected that entries will be high and additional performances will be required in the HARNESS CLASSES: event of a ballot. Exhibitors must state harness performances of Performances must be achieved at: horses entered. The Society reserves the right to • Shows affiliated with the Federal Council of determine which horses are accepted. Harness Agricultural Societies. horses entered for other classes must qualify for • Placings 1 to 6 in any ridden Hack or Show those classes. Hunter class (competing singly) at any JUMPING: Royal Show (including State and Territory Exhibitors must state their best six performances capital city Royal Shows but excluding the from 12 May 2017 until 10 May 2018 along with Melbourne Summer Royal) their best six performances prior to 13 May 2016 • Wins in any ridden Hack or Show Hunter ONLY. class (competing singly) in the current season at EA or EA affiliated shows. SECTION 4S (TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS): • Wins in any ridden Hack or Show Hunter No performances are required. class (competing singly) in the current season at Show Horse Council or Show Horse Council affiliated shows.
8 HORSES IN ACTION TIMETABLE Exhibitors with less than four horses will not be A timetable of all classes and events is enclosed. allotted a large locker. When entering Horses in Action classes, please These fees will apply whether locker is shared or be aware that due to the complicated nature not. of programming, there are likely to be clashes Should the number of applications received between some classes. exceed the number of lockers which are We are aware of these and every endeavour has available, the Society will require exhibitors been made to eliminate them, where possible. with one horse to share a locker with another exhibitor. However, due to as many as four rings being run at the same time, it is not possible to eliminate Exhibitors with one horse are requested to all clashes. Therefore, where these occur, the indicate on the Stabling/Locker Request form exhibitor may have to make a choice between with whom they would be prepared to share one class and the other. a locker if required. If exhibitors do not state a name, the sharing will be determined by the The Committee reserves the right to substitute, Society. vary the time of, alter or abandon any event in the day or night programmes. Exhibitors must pay a $25 locker key deposit at the time of entry. The deposit will be refunded The Committee reserves the right to conduct upon return of the key and lock upon departure. elimination tests in any event at any time, on due Failure to return the key and lock or if the key notice. or lock is lost, the deposit will be forfeited. Exhibitors entered in other categories must give Unauthorised removal of the padlock will also 24 hours notice of a potential conflict in the result in forfeiture of the deposit. programming. The key for the locker allocated will be given to Depending on entry numbers, classes may the exhibitor by the Stabling Co-ordinator. commence at 8.30 am. Requests received after closing date of entries STALLS & LOCKERS will not be considered. For price information on stalls and lockers, please Stables are to be used for the sole purpose of refer to page 2. stabling horses only, the use of the stable for any THE ONUS IS ON THE EXHIBITOR TO ENSURE other purpose such as accommodation, storage of STALLS AND LOCKERS ARE BOOKED FOR THE fodder, bedding or tack etc is strictly forbidden. CORRECT DAYS. Any exhibitor acting in breach of this regulation Unless a horse is nominated and competes in at may be fined $200 for each stable per day and least two events excluding rider classes a stall may, at the discretion of the Committee, be will not be allocated. disqualified from competing at the current Show, A limited number of stalls and lockers are in which event any Award that the exhibitor may available on the Showground. have won at that Show is also forfeited. Due to the limited lockers available for exhibitors An exhibitor who has not occupied the stable onsite , we urge our exhibitors to consider their that has been allocated to that exhibitor by 8.00 accommodation requirements for 2017 and plan am on the day of allocation is advised that the accordingly stable will be deemed vacant and all payment The Society will, subject to availability, allocate received by the RA&HS in association with the stalls and lockers as soon as practicable after the stable/s will be forfeited. The stall will likely be acceptance of entries. reallocated to an alternative exhibitor. Depending on entries received local horses may Whilst the Society will consider stabling not get a stall. requests, no guarantee is made that they will be The Society reserves the right to alter this met. allocation at any time should such action be • Horses which are nominated in one or two considered necessary, and may allocate another classes only may be removed on the day on stall or locker to the exhibitor. which they have competed but not before a Grand Parade (if programmed). Stalls will not Applications for stalls and lockers must be lodged be allotted for these horses and exhibitors at time of entry. must notify the Society at the time of lodging Exhibitors with less than five horses may apply entries that the horse will be removed. for one locker only.
HORSES IN ACTION 9 • Exhibitors of horses which have been 4. Exhibitors may buy additional bags of allocated a stall may remove their horses at a sawdust and/or shavings from the fodder time approved by the Stabling Co-ordinator store during the Show. (but not before a Grand Parade) providing ALTERNATIVE STABLING a deposit of $50 is lodged with the Society. Alternative stabling is available at the SA This deposit will be refunded provided that Equestrian Centre, cnr Warren Ave & Tapleys Hill the horse is returned before 8.00 am on the Road, Glenelg North. For more information and following day. bookings, contact Greg Crocker on CARE OF STALLS/LOCKERS 0438 035 070 or email@example.com. Numbers or any other identification marks MEASURING which may have been placed on or in a stall All horses, galloways and ponies entered in a or box by the Society, whether by placard, class with a height restriction, whether it be an painting, posting or any other means, must not upper or lower limit, must be measured by the be removed, disfigured or altered in any way, measuring steward before competing. nor shall any other notice, number or mark be Exhibitors must produce their registration papers, placed in or upon any stall or box other than which must be checked to belong to the horse by the order of the Society. Screens, rugs or any presented, before a measurement can be taken. other obstruction which may obscure the interior All horses, galloways and ponies will be of the stall to the public must not be used during measured at the highest point of the wither. daylight hours. The poll shall not be lower than the highest point Stalls shall be used only by animals entered for of the wither at the time of measurement. competition and for the purpose for which they have been allocated to the exhibitor. An allowance of 10 mm for shoes will be observed. Should an exhibit be measured with The consumption of intoxicating liquor in lockers shoes on, and the exhibitor disagrees with the and adjacent areas is forbidden. measuring steward, the exhibitor may have the The observance of the above regulations will be animal re-measured without shoes. the responsibility of the exhibitor. Any exhibit having passed the measuring steward Infringement of these regulations will result in the for its class shall not be eligible for a class of a cancellation of the stall or locker in question. different height. STALL CLEANING The maximum time given to any one animal in Exhibitors will, to the satisfaction of the Society: the measuring bay is 10 minutes. 1. Keep each stall allotted to them and their The responsibility is on the competitor to advise animals in a clean and proper condition the Arena Co-ordinator if a horse is transferred throughout the Show. to a class of a different height. Failure to do so 2. Clean out their stalls regularly. Refuse must will preclude entry into that class. be deposited in manure bins provided. The Society may refuse to measure any horse 3. Manure must not be deposited in alleyways presented for measuring if in its opinion the or general purpose rubbish bins. horse is not in a fit and proper condition to be 4. General purpose rubbish must not be measured or if in its opinion any circumstances deposited in manure bins. exist which are likely to lead to the horse being incorrectly measured. The Society shall not be BEDDING required to give any reason for the exercise of the 1. Sawdust and/or shavings will be the only discretion hereby conferred. horse bedding used on the Showgrounds. The Committee reserves the right to re-measure 2. The cost of bedding is included in the stall horses at any time during the Royal Show. fees. Following the recording of a measurement, 3. Exhibitors of hacks occupying a stall in the exhibitors may apply to the RA&HS of SA Inc second half of the Show will be issued two to receive a certificate stating the recorded bedding tickets by the Stabling Co-ordinator measurement where a fee of $20 will apply. at the time of stall allocation.
10 HORSES IN ACTION Once the certificate is issued, the exhibitor is These numbers shall be retained by the permitted to use the certificate for whatever competitor. If a competitor loses a number during purpose they choose, provided the exhibitor the Show it will be replaced at a cost of $5. acknowledges that the Society accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the ELIGIBILITY measurement following the Royal Adelaide Show Each horse, galloway, or pony competing in pair performance and that the certificate has a 12 and team classes must be nominated separately month currency expiring one week prior to the on the entry form, and exhibitors may pair with immediate and following years programmed other entries received for the same class. If a pair Royal Adelaide Show commencement date. separately owned gains a prize, the prize will be divided. STANDARD HEIGHTS A horse, galloway or pony will not be permitted Hacks - over 15 hands (1524 mm). to compete more than once in any one pair class. Galloways - over 14 hands (1422 mm) and not A horse, galloway or pony which has won in a exceeding 15 hands (1524 mm). pair class is still considered a novice for a single Ponies - not exceeding 14 hands (1422 mm). class. METRIC CONVERSION TABLE The Committee may restrict riders in jumping 8.2 ¼ hands - 870 mm classes to riding a maximum of three horses, 10.2 hands - 1067 mm galloways or ponies. 11 hands - 1118 mm In Hack events, excluding championships, a competitor will not be permitted to ride more 12 hands - 1219 mm than one horse, galloway or pony in each class. 12.2 hands - 1270 mm Substitution of any horse, galloway or pony will 13 hands - 1321 mm not be permitted in any event. 13.2 hands - 1372 mm 14 hands - 1422 mm JUDGING 14.2 hands - 1473 mm The Society reserves the right to substitute a 15 hands - 1524 mm Judge when deemed necessary. 15.2 hands - 1575 mm Persons other than judges and stewards are not 16 hands - 1625 mm permitted in the ring. 16.2 hands - 1675 mm Horses must not enter the ring unless called by the stewards or a Society representative. NOT TO STANDARD Winkers will not be permitted except in harness The Society reserves the right to exclude from classes. competition; Top reins and/or head checks are permitted 1. Horses that are not up to standard. except for Shetland Classes where head checks 2. Horses not exhibited in Show condition. are NOT permitted. 3. Horses not given proper attention during the Any animal which in the opinion of the stewards Show. is considered dangerous, will be removed from 4. Riders who disregard an instruction from the the ring. Stewards. The competing horse’s name must not appear on NUMBERS the browband. In all classes competitors must wear a Exhibitors who fail to comply with any direction distinguishing number supplied by the Society given by a Society representative may be fined. corresponding to the number in the programme. CHAMPIONSHIPS Numbers must be worn on the chest of the horse Entries eligible for Champion and Reserve in rider classes. Champion awards must be presented to the Numbers for the full period of the Show will be judge unless exemption has been granted by the available from 8.00 am on the Tuesday preceding Committee. the opening of the Show and may be collected Entries which are not presented will forfeit the from the Stabling Co-ordinator. award and prize money in the class in which they gained championship eligibility.
HORSES IN ACTION 11 Entries eligible for Champion and Reserve 3. Any person guilty of an offence will be Champion awards must compete under the same reported to the Equestrian Federation of criteria under which they became eligible. Australia (SA Branch), other Royal Show Winners of novice classes are not eligible for Societies and the Show Horse Council of championship awards. Australasia. 4. This part of the Special Regulations shall not PROTESTS derogate from the other parts of the Special Protests against awards must be lodged in writing Regulations. with the Chief Executive within one hour of the announcement of results. TRANSFER OF PENALTIES Protests in all cases must be accompanied by a This Society reserves the right to refuse entries deposit of $100 at time of lodging. The deposit from exhibitors who are under suspension by will be forfeited to the Society should the protest another Society. be deemed frivolous. 1. The Society may in its absolute discretion: OFFENCES (a) convey to any body any information concerning any fine, disqualification, 1. Any person who: withdrawal of a prize or ribbon, (a) provides the Society with false handicap, reprimand, warning or any information relating to their qualifications other form of punishment (“penalty”) to compete or the qualifications of their imposed by the Council on or in child under 18 years of age to compete; connection with any exhibitor or exhibit; (b) provides the Society with false (b) convey to any body any information information relating to an exhibit; concerning any investigation, inquiry (c) misrepresents the identity of an exhibit; or hearing (“proceeding”) conducted (d) does any act or thing which is intended by the Council, whether or not the to or is likely to result in an exhibit being proceeding was or has been finalised and incorrectly identified; notwithstanding that the proceeding did (e) does any act or thing which is intended not result in the imposition of any penalty to or is likely to result in an exhibit being on any person or exhibit; incorrectly measured; (c) recognise, act upon and enforce any (f) presents an exhibit for measuring penalty imposed upon any exhibitor or when that exhibit has had any drug exhibit at any time by any body; administered to it; (d) itself conduct such further proceeding in (g) commits an act of cruelty to an exhibit; or connection with any matter concerning (h) commits any breach of these regulations any exhibitor or exhibit, or any person shall be guilty of an offence. seeking to become an exhibitor or to 2. A Sub-committee of three members of the enter any exhibit, and impose a penalty Society’s Horse Committee, which members in relation thereto notwithstanding that a are neither exhibitors nor competitors in the penalty may have already been imposed Horses-in-Action Section, shall have power by that other body; to investigate offences and impose penalties (e) enter in reciprocal arrangements with including the following: any body in relation to any of the matters (a) disqualification of a competitor from this referred to in (a) to (e) above. year’s Show and/or future Shows, and 2. For the purpose of (1.) “body” includes any forfeiture of any prizes; other society, organisation or body within (b) disqualification of an exhibit from this or outside Australia having similar objects year’s Show and future Shows and to those of the Society and in particular forfeiture of any prizes; and includes: (c) any combination of the above. (a) RASV Limited; (b) The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Inc.; (c) The Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales;
12 HORSES IN ACTION (d) The Royal National Agricultural and the Showground. Any expense incurred by the Industrial Association of Queensland; Society in respect of such horse shall be debited (e) The Royal National Capital Agricultural to the owner. Society; Animals entered for competition must not (f) The Royal Agricultural Society of have been exposed to any communicable/ Tasmania; notifiable disease/s at least 14 days prior to the (g) The Royal National Agricultural and commencement of the Royal Adelaide Show. Pastoral Society of Tasmania; SWABBING (h) The Royal Agricultural Society of Western The Committee may make or cause to be made, Australia; any test of any exhibit at any time before, during (i) any breed association or society or after competition including but not limited recognised as such by the Society. to, the measuring bay. The Society will appoint VETERINARY SURGEON a vet for the sole purpose of taking swabs. Judges and RA&HS officials may call on the EXERCISING/WARMING UP OF HORSES Society’s Veterinary Surgeon in respect to Helmets must be worn by all riders and drivers at establishing the soundness of any exhibit. all times. VETERINARY SERVICE Lunging of horses is prohibited in the exercise 1. The Society will appoint a treating veterinary ring (east of the Main Arena) between 6.00 am & surgeon to provide a service to exhibitors. The 6.00 pm unless permission is given by the Horse treating vet does not undertake swabbing nor Committee. is involved in the selection of horses to be The following times have been allocated for the swabbed. exercising of horses on the outer half of the track: 2. Should a horse become ill or suffer an injury Entires - 5:45 am till 6:15 am then the Society’s Veterinary Surgeon may attend Hacks, Ponies & Jumpers - 6:15 am till 7:00 am to and treat such animal in the absence of any and overnight (track only, walk and trot only) authority from the owner, and the Society or its Harness horses - 7:00 am till 8:15 am Veterinary Surgeon shall not be liable in any way Exhibitors are reminded that the Adelaide for loss arising out of such treatment. Showground has limited space available for 3. Exhibitors may employ a veterinary surgeon exercising and/or warming up of horses. other than the Society’s, but in any such instance SCHOOLING OVER JUMPS must inform the Society of the exhibit concerned. Schooling of horses over jumps on any part of 4. The Society’s Veterinary Surgeon may refuse the Showground other than the area provided is to attend an animal previously examined and prohibited. treated by another Veterinary Surgeon. Exhibitors or riders disregarding this regulation 5. Unless otherwise specifically stated, only the may incur disqualification. Society’s Veterinary Surgeon may give certificates required by the Society. ADVERTISING 6. All costs incurred in the attendance and Competitors are not permitted to display any treatment of an animal shall be the responsibility material advertising private sponsors except in of the exhibitor. jumping competitions in accordance with FEI rules. INJURY, DISEASE If in the opinion of the Society’s Veterinary RIBBONS Surgeon a horse on the Showground shall be Only ribbons awarded during the current Show so injured or be so affected by sickness, disease will be permitted on exhibits. or other ailment as to warrant its destruction or GRAND PARADES its removal from the Showground, as the case All horses must be paraded in accordance with may be, the Society shall be entitled to have the printed programme and notices displayed in the horse destroyed and/or removed from the the Horse area. Showground and/or shall be entitled to require the owner to forthwith remove the horse from
HORSES IN ACTION 13 Exhibitors may lead a mounted horse in the from all classes of competition for the same day Grand Parade under special circumstances of the exemption or the validity period of the provided approval is obtained by a member of certificate, provided it is no greater than the the Horse Committee. calendar year of competition. Protective headgear to the current Australian, Exhibitors seeking exemptions for reasons other European or American Standard MUST be worn than the above (eg work commitments etc) may by all riders and harness drivers in the Grand apply for an exemption prior to Friday 4 August Parade. and pay the Exemption Fee of $100 per horse Exhibitors must wear their exhibit numbers per parade. Exhibitors applying for an exemption when participating in Grand Parades. after Friday 4 August will be required to pay an Grand Parade Attire Exemption Fee of $150. The standard attire for Grand Parades is the Part Show Exhibitors same dress as worn in competitive classes. Exhibitors who are competing part-Show Inappropriate attire may result in the voucher for only must return their unused vouchers when admittance to the Grand Parade being rejected. collecting their exhibit numbers from the Parade Participation Vouchers Horse Office. Exhibitors must surrender four When collecting numbers from the Horse Office, vouchers during the Show. The responsibility of all exhibitors will be presented with a sheet of surrendering vouchers over is with the exhibitor. four Parade Participation Vouchers. The number Failure to Comply printed on each voucher will be the same as your Exhibitors failing to produce all four vouchers exhibit number. may be fined $250 for each voucher not When entering the main arena to participate in presented. a Grand Parade, one voucher is to be handed to Failure to pay any fee incurred by 31 December a Horse committee member, ie: one voucher is 2017, may result in refusal of entries for future to be produced each time you participate in a shows. Grand Parade. EQUIPMENT Exemption from Grand Parades Spurs and whips - An exemption can only be obtained between Spurs which may inflict injury to a horse are not 10.00 am and 11.00 am from a representative permitted. The Committee and Stewards reserve of the Horse Committee in the Stabling Co- the right to request the removal of spurs which ordinator’s Office on the day of parade. If an they consider may cause injury. exemption is granted you will be required to No whip longer than 750 mm may be used surrender one Grand Parade voucher with your or carried other than in sidesaddle or harness approved application for exemption. classes. In jumping competitions, in accordance Being absent from the Showground is not a valid with FEI rules. reason for failing to parade. Boots and Bandages - If a weekly exemption is granted all vouchers are The use of boots or bandages will not be to be surrendered with your approved exemption. permitted on horses competing in any event Exhibitors with more than one horse are only other than Jumping, Cone Scurry, Cone Driving required to pay an exemption if at least one and Obstacle Driving Competition. Grand Parade mount is not nominated and Helmets – paraded. It is compulsory for anyone riding a horse Parade exemptions may be granted to exhibitors anywhere on the Showground including practice who produce a current medical or veterinary and schooling arenas to wear protective certificate with application for exemption. headgear approved under the current Australian, Once the Society is presented with a medical European or American Standard. or veterinary certificate together with an All riders, including competitors in speed events, application for exemption to participate in a must wear protective headgear to the current Grand parade, such exemption, if approved, will Australian, European or American Standard. No cause the ineligibility of the rider and/or horse other head gear will be permitted.
14 HORSES IN ACTION The onus is on the riders to comply with the rules FODDER regarding helmets, and their insurance may be Exhibitors must arrange their own fodder rendered void in the event of an accident/injury, requirements. The sale of all fodder is in the if they are found to have been using a non- hands of the fodder merchant, whose store is on compliant helmet. the Showground. All sales will be by selected It is the recommendation of the RA&HS that credit card or cash only. inspections of helmets are conducted by Any exhibitor who, in the opinion of the competitors/owners on a regular basis to ensure Committee, has more fodder than is considered compliance with the rules. necessary, will be required to remove the excess from the Showground. DOGS AND BIKES NOT ALLOWED Exhibitors must not solicit orders for fodder on Dogs, bikes, scooters and skateboards will not be the Showground. permitted in the Horse area. This regulation will be strictly enforced during the Royal Adelaide CONTAINERS AND HOSES Show. Exhibitors are requested to supply their own feed and water containers and length of hose with 1” CORRECT ATTIRE (25 mm) fittings to use at the wash down. Competitors in hack or jumping classes must wear recognised riding costumes. FIRE PRECAUTIONS Riders under 18 years are not permitted to wear The use of primus stoves, heating or lighting high top riding boots in riding classes. appliances of a like character or any naked Riders taking part in any parade or competition flame, is strictly prohibited in the horse stalls and must be correctly attired in accordance with the lockers. following conditions: The alteration of or interference with any electrical wiring, switch or plug is strictly LADY AND GENTLEMAN RIDERS ON FLAT prohibited. Ladies - Formal occasions - Precautions will be taken to guard against fire Tan, fawn or buff breeches; black high top riding and to protect the property at the Showground, boots; dark type of grey or black coat; stock; vest; but exhibits will not be insured at the cost of the gloves; crop or leather covered cane; spurs. Society. Ladies - Informal occasions - Smoking is strictly prohibited in all livestock Jodhpurs or breeches; tan or black riding boots; pavilions and lockers. tweed or navy coat; stock or shirt and tie; gloves; No exhibitor or other person shall remove or crop or leather covered cane; spurs if desired. displace or interfere in any way with or use for Gentlemen - Formal occasions - any purpose other than the prevention of fire, any Breeches; tan or black high top riding boots; article or appliance provided for use in the case tweed coat; shirt and tie or stock; crop or leather of an outbreak of fire upon the Showground, nor covered cane; spurs. shall any exhibitor or other person remove or Gentlemen - Informal occasions - alter or add to or interfere in any way with any Jodhpurs or breeches may be worn. fixture, fitting, article, appliance or thing owned Gloves optional. by the Society or use such fixture, fitting, article, appliance or thing for any purpose, other than for JUMPING CONTESTS - which it is intended by the Society to be used. COMPETITIVE Riders in jumping events EXHIBITOR must wear white or light – ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW Conditions Because of Entry of fire risk all stalls will remain fawn breeches. As per Article 256 of the FEI Rules unlocked during the Show. for jumping events. HAZARD HARNESS - CONE REPORTING SCURRY, CONE & OBSTACLE DUTY OF CARE Competitors must notify the Area/Pavilion Supervisor DRIVING It is important to ensure your own safety and that or the Venue Management Office immediately of of all other site personnel, visitors and general Protective headgear, gloves, apron, whip and any hazards detected. Hazards are any situation public at the Adelaide Showground. jacket are required. which has the potential to cause: All competitors have a “Duty of Care” to avoid 1. Injury, illness or death to people or animals either exposing themselves or other people to situations immediately or in the future which could lead to injury. This “Duty of Care” 2. Damage or destruction to property extends to the prevention of damage to property. INCIDENT REPORTING LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY
HORSES IN ACTION 15 AGE OF COMPETITORS The age of all competitors is to be the actual age on 1 September of the current year. In all events and parades the minimum age of riders shall be five years. COMPETITOR AGE RANGES 5 years and under 8 years...........................................(Born after 1/9/10 and before 2/9/13) 8 years and under 10 years.........................................(Born after 1/9/08and before 2/9/10) 10 years and under 12 years.......................................(Born after 1/9/06 and before 2/9/08) 12 years and under 14 years........................................(Born after1/9/04 and before 2/9/06) Under 12 years.......................................................................................(Born after 1/9/06) 12 years and over................................................................................(Born before 2/9/05) 12 years and under 14 years.......................................(Born after 1/9/04 and before 2/9/06) 12 years and under 15 years.......................................(Born after 1/9/03 and before 2/9/04) Under 13 years.......................................................................................(Born after 1/9/05) 13 years and under 17 years.......................................(Born after 1/9/01 and before 2/9/05) 13 years and under 18 years.......................................(Born after 1/9/00 and before 2/9/05) Under 14 years.......................................................................................(Born after 1/9/04) 14 years and under 16 years.......................................(Born after 1/9/02 and before 2/9/04) 14 years and under 18 years.......................................(Born after 1/9/00 and before 2/9/04) 15 years and under 18 years.......................................(Born after 1/9/00 and before 2/9/03) 16 years and under 18 years.......................................(Born after 1/9/00 and before 2/9/02) Under 17 years.......................................................................................(Born after 1/9/01) 17 years and over................................................................................(Born before 2/9/01) Under 18 years.......................................................................................(Born after 1/9/00) 18 years and over................................................................................(Born before 2/9/00) 18 years and under 21 years.......................................(Born after 1/9/97 and before 2/9/00) 21 years and over................................................................................(Born before 2/9/97) THE MATTHEW HILL SMITH PRIZE THE MATTHEW HILL SMITH PRIZE for SUPREME EQUESTRIAN AWARD This award recognises participation and skill across a number of horse disciplines held at the Royal Adelaide Show This award will be presented to the rider (not the exhibitor) who achieves a minimum of four first place class wins in two or more of the following disciplines held at the Royal Adelaide Show: • Hack and Show Hunter Sections - Hacks and Galloway Hacks, Show Hunter Horse and Show Hunter Galloways • Hack and Show Hunter Sections - Pony Hacks and Show Hunter Ponies • Harness - Light • Harness - Heavy • Rider • Driver • Section 4's • Show Jumping • Working Hunter A prize of $1000 will be offered annually. If the prize is not awarded in any given year, the prize will jackpot and be added to the following year's $1000 prize offer. In the event of a tie, the rider/driver's second and third placing's will determine the winner. • $1,000 and Royal Adelaide Show Trophy sponsored by Matthew Hill Smith
16 HORSES IN ACTION RIDER CLASSES Overnight stabling will not be available for horses entered in rider/driver classes only. Riders in 5 years and under 8 years classes who do not gain a place will receive a pink ribbon. Riders/drivers who have not previously produced their birth certificate must do so at the time of making entry (excepting 18 years and over classes). Rider/drivers need not be members of the Society. Protective headgear to the current Australian, European or American Standard must be worn by riders/ drivers. Horses may not be led in ridden classes unless otherwise specified. Name of rider/driver to be stated on the entry form. It is the responsibility of the rider to ensure the correct age class/es are entered. THE HOLTHAM FAMILY PRIZE PRIZES for First, $30 and rosette; second, $20 and rosette; CHAMPION JUNIOR RIDER UNDER 14 YEARS third, $10 and rosette; fourth to sixth rosette (unless otherwise specified) Open to first prize winners in classes 2 to 5 • Trophy sponsored by Holtham Family THE EQUISSAGE SA PRIZE Class 1 - Girl or Boy Rider, 5 and under 8 years, for on the lead RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR RIDER UNDER Must be on a pony not exceeding 12.2 14 YEARS hands (1270 mm). • Product sponsored by Equissage SA Riders competing in this class will not be Class 6 - THE NAN SCOTT MEMORIAL PRIZE permitted to ride independently off the lead Pair of riders, 10 years and under 14 years. as a combination in any other class/es. On pony or galloway. Class 2 - THE WELLER FAMILY TROPHY Pair to consist of either girls or boys or girl Girl or Boy Rider, 5 years and under 8 and boy. years. Riders will be permitted to pair with other On pony or galloway. riders in this class. • First : Trophy; Second : Trophy; Third : First to third placegetters receive rosettes for Trophy sponsored by Vernon Weller each rider. Class 3 - THE HUMPHRIES FAMILY PRIZE • First : $50; Second : $25; Third : $15 Girl or Boy Rider, 8 years and under 10 sponsored by Michael Scott years. Class 7 - Girl or Boy Rider, 14 years and under On pony or galloway. 16 years. • First : $30 and Trophy; Second : $20 and On galloway or hack. Trophy; Third : $10 and Trophy sponsored Class 8 - Girl or Boy Rider, 16 years and under by Humphries Family 18 years. Class 4 - Girl or Boy rider, 10 years and under On galloway or hack. 12 years. On pony or galloway. THE SIMPSON FAMILY PRIZE Class 5 - Girl or Boy Rider, 12 years and under for 14 years. CHAMPION JUNIOR RIDER 14 YEARS AND On pony or galloway. UNDER 18 YEARS Open to first prize winners in classes 7 and 8 • $400 and Trophy sponsored by N P Simpson
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