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Great Southwest Equestrian Center 2011 Open Series July 3, 2011 Show and Series High Point Awards for the Following Divisions Walk Walk/Trot/Jog Novice Rider Youth Amateur Open

Paint Alternative Competition Approval for the following dates July 3, 2011 July 31, 2011 August 28, 2011 September 18, 2011 December 18, 2011

Information Amy Uniss 281-978-0767 auniss@gswec.com 2501 South Mason Road Katy, Texas 77450 Visit our website at gswec.com


Class Schedule 9:00 A. M. Main Arena Halter/Stock Type Horses—Quarter Horses, Paints etc. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Stallions all ages no youth may show stallions Geldings 2 and under Geldings 3 and over Geldings Amateur Geldings Youth Mares 2 and under Mares 3 and over Mares Amateur Mares Youth Color Class Stock type

Halter/ Saddle Type Horses—Arabians, Saddlebreds, NSH, Andalusians, Friesians etc 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29.

Stallions all ages no youth may show stallions Geldings 2 and under Geldings 3 and over Geldings Amateur Geldings Youth Mares 2 and under Mares 3 and over Mares Amateur Mares Youth Color Class Saddle Type Pony Halter all sexes, open to ponies 14.2 hands and under Grand and Reserve Mares first or second place in classes 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19 Grand and Reserve Geldings first or second place in classes 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 14,15 Grand and Reserve Stallions first or second place in classes 1 and 11 Showmanship Walk/Trot Green Handler all ages w/pattern English or Western Showmanship Novice Handler w/pattern all ages English or Western Showmanship Youth w/pattern English or Western Showmanship Amateur w/pattern English or Western Showmanship Open all ages w/pattern English or Western

Short Break Class 30 will not start before 10:00 A. M. 30. Lead line 10 and under 31. Walk Only Pleasure all ages English or Western 32. Walk Only Equitation all ages English or Western 33. Walk Only Horsemanship all ages, English or Western, will be asked to walk a small circle individually Champion and Reserve for Walk division 34. Dressage Suitability all breeds Please Note: If the English division is split into hunt seat and saddle seat the hunt seat section will run first, then the saddle seat. Horses may not compete in both sections. Dressage horses go in the hunt seat section.


35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52.

Hunter Under Saddle/English Pleasure, Walk/Trot Schooling Horse or Pony Hunter Under Saddle/English Pleasure, Walk/Trot Green Rider, all ages Hunter Under Saddle/English Pleasure, Novice Rider, all ages Hunter Under Saddle/English Pleasure, Youth Hunter Under Saddle/English Pleasure, Amateur Hunter Under Saddle/English Pleasure, Open Hunt Seat/English Equitation Green Rider Walk/Trot no pattern, will not be asked to back, all ages Hunt Seat/English Equitation Novice Rider all ages no pattern, will not be asked to back, all ages Hunt Seat/English Equitation Youth no pattern, will be asked to back Hunt Seat/English Equitation Amateur no pattern, will be asked to back Hunt Seat/English Equitation Open no pattern, will be asked to back Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat/English Equitation Medal, Green Rider Walk/Trot with test, all ages Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat /English Equitation Medal, Novice Rider with test, all ages Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat /English Equitation Medal, Youth with test Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat /English Equitation Medal, Amateur with test Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat /English Equitation Medal, Open with test Buy A Class Buy A Class

In Barn D Arena upon completion of English Main Arena Classes 53. Cross Rail Hunter Over Fences (not to be penalized for trotting) 54. Cross Rail Equitation Over Fences (not to be penalized for trotting) 55. Cross Rail Pleasure on the flat walk/trot/canter Cross Rail Champion/Reserve 56. Beginner Hunter Over Fences 18� 57. Beginner Equitation Over Fences 18� 58. Beginner Pleasure on the Flat Beginner Champion/Reserve

Short Break for Western Schooling 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77.

Western Pleasure Walk/Jog Schooling Horse or Pony Western Pleasure, Walk/Jog Green Rider all ages Western Pleasure, Novice Rider, all ages Western Pleasure, Youth Western Pleasure, Amateur Western Pleasure, Open Western Seat Equitation, Walk/Jog Green Rider, no pattern, all ages Western Seat Equitation, Novice Rider, no pattern, no back, all ages Western Seat Equitation, Youth, no pattern, will be asked to back Western Seat Equitation, Amateur, no pattern, will be asked to back Western Seat Equitation, Open, no pattern, will be asked to back Western Horsemanship, Walk/Jog Green Rider, all ages Western Horsemanship, Novice Rider, all ages Western Horsemanship, Youth Western Horsemanship, Amateur Western Horsemanship, Open Western Riding, Open Buy A Class Buy A Class


Class Specifications Hunter Under Saddle/English Pleasure. Horses will be judged on their representation of the ideal hunter under saddle or saddle type English pleasure or dressage horse. The winner is the horse that most emulates the ideal type for its discipline. If entries the warrant hunter and saddle seat will be split. Hunt Seat/English Equitation no pattern. Riders will be worked both directions on the rail at the gaits required for each specific division—walk/trot or walk/trot/canter. Rider will be judged on the equitation ideal based on the type of English tack they are using (hunt seat, saddle seat or dressage.) The winner will be the rider that most demonstrates the ideal for their type of equitation. If entries warrant the hunter and saddle seat will be split. Western Pleasure Judging to be based on the ideal western pleasure horse standard for each horse’s individual breed. Western Seat Equitation Riders will be worked both directions on the rail at the gaits particular to each division walk/jog, walk/jog/lope. Riders will be judged on the western equitation ideal based on each horse’s particular type (stock or saddle type.) Walk/jog and Novice will not be asked to back. There will be no pattern. Western Horsemanship Riders will be asked to perform a pattern suitable to their division. No pattern will have a flying change of lead. Riders will then be worked on the rail at all gaits suitable for their division walk/jog, walk/jog/lope at least one direction of the ring

Additional Class Information  Classes with a pattern or test will have a test that is appropriate for the level of the division. No Equitation classes will have a pattern that requires flying changes of lead.  * Medal Classes will require one of the following tests. 1. A figure 8 at the trot or canter showing a change of diagonal, or simple change of lead 2. Halt from the trot 3. Extended trot  Youth and Amateur may be combined if there are less than two entries in either division.


ENTRY FORM Checks payable to: GSEC 2501 South Mason Rd., Ste. 100 Katy, TX 77450

Great Southwest Equestrian Center Open Horse Show July 3, 2011

NAME OF HORSE

OWNER _________________________________ Name

COGGINS Acc. #:____________ _________________________________ Date: _______ Lab:________

Address

Horses GSEC number________

_________________________________ City, State, Zip

CLASSES

RIDER ___________________________ ____ Name

Age

_________________________________ Address

_________________________________ City, State, Zip THIS ENTRY IS AN AGREEMENT THAT THE PERSON ENTERED, ALONG WITH THE OWNER, LESSEES, TRAiNER, MANAGER, COACH AND HORSE: (1) THAT EVERY HORSE AND RIDER IS ELIGIBLE AS ENTERED; (2) THAT THE OWNER AND ANY OF HIS/HER REPRESENTATIVES WILL AGREE TO THE FINAL DECISIONS MADE BY THE MANAGEMENT AND HOLD THE COMPETITION OF THE GREAT SOUTHWEST SHOWS OPEN SERIES, GREAT SOUTHWEST EQUESTRIAN CENTER L.P., THEIR OFFICIALS, THE MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS HARMLESS FOR ANY INJURY OR LOSS SUFFERED DURING OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COMPETITION, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH INJURY OR LOSS RESULTED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THE NEGLIGENT ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF SAID OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THE MANAGEMENT, GSEC, GREAT SOUTHWEST EQUESTRIAN CENTER L.P.. WARNING, UNDER TEXAS LAW (CHAPTER 87, CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE), AN EQUINE PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO OR THE HEATHOF A PARTICIPANT IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF EQUINE ACTIVITIES.

PERMISSION FOR A MINOR TO SHOW: MUST be signed if rider is under 18 years of age. Numbers will not be issued until this form is signed! I hereby consent to the entry of my child ____________________________________ in this show and certify that I have read the foregoing representations and statement, and that I hereby agree and accept responsibility thereunder for the participation of said minor. Signature of Parent/Guardian/Trainer


Entries received before NUMBER (office use only) Wednesday 6/29/2011 will receive a $10 ENTRY FEES credit. Entries received after Friday, 07/01/2011 ______STALLS @ $30.00 Includes one bag of shavings will pay $10.00 late fee. _____GROUNDS FEE $30.00 ______CLASSES @ $10.00 ALL DAY FEE @ $50.00 PAYMENT IS NOT NON—SHOWING FEE @ $20.00 MUST ALSO PAY GROUNDS/STALL REQUIRED UNTIL BACK FEE NUMBER IS PICKED UP OFFICE FEE @ $10 per entry FROM SHOW ANNUAL (ONE TIME) GSEC SECRETARY ASSOCIATIONFEE @ $20

___ADDITIONAL SHAVINGS $11.00 PLEASE STABLE WITH:

RV HOOKUP @ $30.00/NIGHT LATE FEE @ $10.00

EARLY DISCOUNT $10.00 TOTAL Trainer’s Name Trainer’s Signature

Where a minor exhibitor has no trainer, parent or guardian must sign and assume responsibility

Exhibitor Signature

Emergency Contact Cell Phone No

(Must be signed by exhibitor, owner or his agent.)


Fees Class Fee—individual classes Halter Championship All Day Fee applies to one horse/rider combination and does not include stall/grounds and office fees. Early Entry Discount (correctly completed entries received before the Wednesday before the show) will receive a $10.00 discount. Entries may be mailed, faxed or emailed Post Entry Fee (entries received after the Friday before the show) entries may be mailed, faxed or emailed. Office Fee Stall Fee for night before and/or day of show (includes one bag of shavings) Grounds Fee RV Hook-ups Additional Shavings (no outside shavings allowed) One time GSEC Schooling Series Association Membership dues. Every participant must become a member to be eligible for high point awards. Non Showing Horse Fee (must also pay office and stall or grounds fee) Non-negotiable check fee

$10.00 Free $50.00 $10.00 discount

$10.00

$10.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00/night $11.00/bag $20.00

$20.00 $30.00

Please Note: All checks are processed in accordance with Federal Reserve Board guidelines, when you provide a check as payment you authorize us to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic funds transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. When we use information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day we receive your payment and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution. For further information visit www.electronicpayments.org or call 866-474-8275. A processing fee of $30.00 will apply for checks returned unpaid.


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Ribbons first through sixth place for each class Award for first place winner of each class Halter Champions will receive a ribbon and award. Reserve Champion will receive a ribbon High Point Champion Award and Reserve Champion Ribbon awarded for the one horse/one rider combination accruing the most points in each Division for each show and for the GSEC 2011 Open Series Circuit Awards. Divisions: Walk/Trot Green Rider Novice all ages Youth Amateur Open Over-all High Point Division Classes consist of: Halter Showmanship Hunter Under Saddle/English Pleasure Hunt Seat/English Equitation Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat/English Equitation Medal Western Pleasure Western Seat Equitation Western Horsemanship High Points Will be determined using the following system: First place 5 points Second place 3 Points Third place 2 points Fourth place 1 point Fifth place ½ point Ties will be broken with the highest number of first places then second places etc., and then the number of horses placed over. Each exhibitor must be a member of the GSEC Open Series Association (a one time annual fee of $20.00) to be eligible for show and GSEC series Circuit highpoint awards. Exhibitors wishing to compete for high point must make a declaration on their entry blank before showing.


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To be eligible for high point you must compete in four of the division’s seven classes. Halter Classes do count for series or circuit high point awards. Points will be awarded to declared division. Example: If a novice shows in class 15, Youth Geldings and they show in the novice division for the rest of the show, any points they earn in halter will go towards the novice division high point.

Division Descriptions Walk—Open to beginner riders of any age that are new to showing and have not been judged in a class that requires trotting/jogging. Exhibitors will show both directions of the ring at the walk.  Walk Pleasure will be judged on the horse/pony’s suitability as a beginner mount.  Walk Equitation will be judged on overall presentation, basic position and the rider’s ability to control their horse.  Walk Horsemanship will be judged on the same criteria as Equitation but riders will individually be asked to walk a 10 meter circle. Judged 70% on rail work and 30% on small circle Riders in this division may not cross enter into any other classes at this show with the exception of halter and showmanship. Once a rider competes in a class that trots/jogs or canter/lopes they are no longer eligible to compete in the walk division. This class is intended to be a stepping stone into the walk/trot, walk/jog division. Walk/Trot/Jog Schooling Horse/Pony—Open to any horse or pony for training or schooling purposes. May cross enter into classes that require a horse to canter or lope. May not cross enter into Walk/Trot/Jog Green Rider division. Training devices are allowed. Walk/Trot/Jog Green Rider—Open to inexperienced riders or riders who have not been judged in the past three years (2008-2010) in a class that requires horses to canter or lope. Riders may not cross enter into any classes that require a horse to canter or lope. If a rider participates in a canter or lope class at any show they cannot go back to the Walk/Trot/Jog Green Rider division. Novice—Open to riders who have never won 3 blue ribbons under 3 separate judges at any show in any discipline. A rider maintains his/her novice status for the entire year. Open to riders of all ages. Youth—Open to riders 17 years of age and under. Age as of January 1 determines age for the year. Amateur—Open to riders 18 years and older who qualify as an amateur based on the criteria established by the American Quarter Horse Association. Age as of January 1 determines age for the year.


Open—Open to any horse or rider combination with the exception of those participating in Walk or Walk/Trot/Jog Green Rider.

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Warning: Under Texas Law (Chapter 87, Civil Practices and Remedies Code) and equine professional is not liable for any injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risk of equine activities Indemnity and Responsibility: Submission of an entry to this show constitutes agreement to the following: Exhibitor agrees to indemnity and hold Great Southwest Equestrian Center (GSEC,) the Show, the Show Committee and/or any Show Official, harmless against any and all claims, demands, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees for the defense thereof, arising from the conduct or management of Exhibitor’s business or its use of the premises or from any breach on the part of Exhibitors of any conditions of this Agreement, or from any act or negligence of the Exhibitor, its agents, contractors, employees, guests or invitees in or about the premises. In case of any action or proceeding brought against Great Southwest Equestrian Center, the Show, the Show Committee, or any Show Official, by reason of such claim, Exhibitor, upon notice from Great Southwest Equestrian Center, the Show, Show Committee, or any Show Official is not responsible for accidents, fire or theft. Property of Exhibitor left at Great Southwest Equestrian Center is at Exhibitor’s risk. All horses on grounds must present a current (within 12 months,) negative Coggins test to the show secretary. Although this is a schooling show we ask that participants wear proper attire. Chaps for western or jackets for English are not required but we ask that exhibitors wear collared shirts and appropriate foot and head wear. Failure to do so will be penalized at the judge’s discretion. No youth may show stallions Horses or ponies do not have to be exhibited by the owner Show is governed by AQHA rules for stock type horses and USEF specifications for Hunter/Saddle type horses except where decisions of GSEC management take precedence Age is of January 1, 2011 for horses and riders All entry blanks must be filled out completely with all signatures. A method of payment must be left with show secretary before numbers will be issued. Each horse must have a number, even if it is not showing. Failure to acquire a number will result in eviction from show grounds and future participation at GSEC or non-GSEC sponsored events. Hunt Seat and Saddle Seat English classes will be split if entries warrant.


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