Rules and Regulations
In all divisions, judging will follow USEF Guidelines.
Absolutely no smoking in the Hitchcock Woods.
* Riders and horses must pre-enter before March 25th. Late fee is $30 per horse.
All riders must sign a "hold harmless release" and leave a signed blank check at the Secretary's stand to receive their number.
Proof of negative Coggins is required. Please send a copy with your entry.
*Foxhunters, Junior Foxhunters and Hilltoppers must have a letter of qualification from the Master of their hunt, stating that they have been out hunting four(*) times this season. The qualification form is on the reverse side of the Entry Form
and is available on the Aiken Horse Show website: www.aikenhorseshow.org/letter_of_qualification.
Hard hats must be worn at all times when mounted. Children must have a properly adjusted (snug) harness. In all classes, riders must wear an ASTM approved helmet. No top hats or bowlers will be allowed.
Proper attire is required for all classes. Braiding is appreciated.
Martingales are prohibited in all under saddle classes.
Anyone paid to ride, exercise, or instruct is not eligible to compete in the Adult Amateur Division.
Classes may be split, combined, or cancelled at the discretion of the Show Director.
Each obstacle will have a high and a low side. The first fence jumped will determine the horse's course height for the entire division. All entries in the Foxhunter Division must jump the high side.
See courses for dotted line rule.
No horse or pony may be tied to the ring railing.
No vans or trailers are allowed in the Woods.
Anyone found riding in the ring after March 1st will be disqualified.
In case of inclement weather, please check the Aiken Horse Show website: aikenhorseshow.org.
No dogs are permitted in the tent.
*All horses must jog in for soundness.
*Denotes new rules this year.