Summary:
A multi-phase competition held over two days, providing the Children's Pony rider experience in a finals-type setting.
  When:
Saturday-Sunday, August 3-4, 2013
  Where:
HITS-on-the-Hudson, Saugerties, New York
  What:
A three-phase Hunter Final Competition for Children's Hunter Ponies. To be held over two days. Saturday: Phase 1 Model; Phase 2 Under Saddle; Sunday: Phase 3 Over Fences. To be divided into three sections: Small, Medium and Large.
  Who:
Open to Children's Hunter Ponies. The pony/rider combination may not have not shown in a Regular or Green Pony Hunter section after April 1, 2013. Entries may be limited based on demand. If entries are limited, eligibility will be based on points won at sanctioned shows between December 1, 2012 July 1, 2013.

  Specifications & Requirements:
To be shown by a Junior Exhibitor. The same Junior Exhibitor must handle the pony in all three phases. The handler/rider at the Finals need not have handled/shown the pony at any previous competition. The same Junior Exhibitor may show only one pony in each section, but may ride a Small, Medium and Large pony in the competition. Only the Competition Rider may ride the pony beginning at 5 pm the day before the competition until the conclusion of the competition. Exception: The pony, with another rider, may compete in Beginner and Advanced Beginner Equitation only. Competition number must be worn at all times, and pony may only be ridden in the designated areas. There will be a Riders Meeting on Friday. Time and location to be determined.
Three Phases:
Phase 1 - Model
To be shown in-hand. To be shown at a walk and trot on the line, and to be shown for conformation. To be judged on conformation, way of moving and soundness. No more than 12 ponies to be modeled at one time. Score to count 20%. Conference Session: This Phase will be followed by a conference with the judges where the riders will be given advice and feedback on their performance.
Phase 2 - Under Saddle
To be shown at a walk, trot and canter both ways of the ring. To be judged on performance and soundness. Manners and suitability of pony to rider shall be emphasized. No more than 12 ponies to be shown at one time. Score to count 30%.
Phase 3 - Over Fences
To be shown over a course of 8-10 fences at the required height. To be judged on performance and soundness. Manners and suitability of pony to rider shall be emphasized. Fences 2’ for Small/Medium, 2’6” for Large. Score to count 50%.
Judging:
To be judged by a panel of three judges. The Model and Under Saddle phases to be judged by the panel together. Each pony will receive a single score. The Over Fences phase to be judged under the Open Numerical judging system. The judges to judge independently, scores to be averaged.
Scoring:
Scores to count 20% Model; 30% Under Saddle; 50% Over Fences. In the case of a tie for any Overall Awards, the Over Fences score shall be used to break the tie.
Order of Go:
The groupings for the Model and Under Saddle to be randomly drawn. The order for the Over Fences Phase to be reverse order of the standings after Phases 1 and 2.
  Awards:
Awards 1-12 in each section, for each Phase.
Awards 1-12 to the Overall Small, Medium and Large Ponies
Awards 1-12 to the Grand Champion Overall Ponies

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