Working Draft Show – Horses, Mules, Donkeys, Ponies

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Registration: Sunday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Show starts at 9:00am
Department 87 – Class 801
Superintendent:
 Linda Rich (860) 617-4790
Co-Superintendent: Bea McCullough (401) 263-1660

Lots 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
1. Open Confirmation Hand $40 $35 $30 $25 $20 $10
2. Open Showmanship Hand $40 $35 $30 $25 $20 $10
3. Open Riding (Harness or Saddle) $60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10
4. Single Obstacle Cart $60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10
5. Men's Single Cart $60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10
6. Ladies' Single Cart $60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10
7. Junior Single Cart $60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10
8. Four Horse Hitch  $100 $80 $60 $40 $40 $40
9. Men's Two Horse Hitch $60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10
10. Ladies' Two Horse Hitch $60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10
11. Wagon Obstacle $60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10
12. Single Log Skid $60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10
13. Team Log Skid $60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10

There are no entry fees for the classes.

Juniors are 18 years old and younger as of January 1st of current year. They may enter any classes. Points from 4 classes of a juniors choosing will count for Junior Championship Award, classes must be selected at registration.

Open to all equines trained to farm work (horses, mules, ponies, donkeys). Current rabies and Coggins papers must be presented upon completing entry form.

At the judges’ discretion, classes may be cancelled, split or changed depending on number of entries.

All entries may use either farm or show harness. Scotch bottoms are allowed but bit encouraged.

A cart is a single axle vehicle pulled by one horse. Four wheeled vehicles such as wagons are encouraged in the hitch classes, forecarts are allowed in the Two Horse Hitch classes, but not in the Four Horse Hitch.

Horses are allowed to go through an obstacle/log skid class twice under the guidance of 2 different teamsters.

Obstacle classes may be adjusted for quines less than 14.2 hands and 1200 lbs.

Day end points will be tallied the following way: 1st the number of class entries, 2nd the number of entries -1, 3rd the number of entries -2, (Ex. a class with 5 entries, 1st –5 points, 2nd –4 points, 3rd –3 points, 4th –2 points, 5th –1 point)

The Herman Frink Award
The Herman Frink Award is for the “Teamster of the Day”. This award has been established by the Windham County Agricultural Society to honor a member of the Association who served for a number of years as chief judge of all draft horse events at the Fair. This includes all classes.

Class Descriptions
Open Confirmation in Hand – equines to be judged on soundness and confirmation suitable for farm work.

Open Showmanship in Hand – handlers are judged on how well they present and handle their equine to the judge.

Open Riding – in harness or under saddle, entries will be asked to walk, trot, reverse, halt and back. Equines to be judged on a pleasurable way of going and riders on their safe control of equine. Juniors 18 and under should wear a helmet, adults are encouraged to do so as well.

Single Obstacle Cart – drivers to put their equines through a times series of obstacles (cones and balls). A ball knocked off is 5 points, a cones moved or tipped is 10 points, any speed faster than a 2 beat trot is 20 points. The winner has the lowest score, any ties will be broken by the fastest time.

Cart Classes – entries will be asked to walk, trot, halt and back. Equines to be judged on a pleasurable way of going and drivers on having smooth control over their equines. Drivers may be asked to perform a simple pattern to test their driving skills.

Two and Four Horse Hitches –  entries will be asked to walk, trot, halt and back. Equines to be judged on a pleasurable way of going and drivers on having smooth control over their equines. Teamsters may be asked to perform a simple pattern to test their driving skills.

Wagon Obstacle – teamsters to put their equines through a times series of obstacles while hitched to a wagon (cones and balls). A ball knocked off is 5 points, a cones moved or tipped is 10 points, any speed faster than a 2 beat trot is 20 points. The winner has the lowest score, any ties will be broken by the fastest time.

Log Skids –  teamsters to walk their equines through a times series of obstacles (cones and balls) while pulling a log. A ball knocked off is 5 points and a cones moved or tipped is 10 points. The winner has the lowest score, any ties will be broken by the fastest time. No duck walking (using feet to move the log).

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