Terms & Conditions of Entry
1. Judging begins for Horses at 8am sharp and for Ponies at 9:30 am.
2. Entry monies must be paid before horses or ponies can compete in any class.
3. Entries are required to be made on www.showday.online accompanied by the total entry fees payable, correctly calculated, and be in the hands of the Show secretary by midday on the closing date, 20 December 2021.
4. The responsibility for eligibility and accuracy of entries rests solely with the exhibitors.
5. Late entries will be accepted at the discretion of the Secretary, but must include an additional $15 fee.
6. All entries must be made in the name of the bona fide owner of the exhibits hereinafter called the Exhibitor, and such exhibits must have been the property of the Exhibitor at the time of entry. Registered Lessees of animals are permitted to enter under their own name.
7. No refunds will be given unless application accompanied by a veterinary or doctors certificate, then less 10%.
8. Organisers reserve the right to refuse any entry, without stating a reason.
9. Red tagged helmets are compulsory. No exceptions.
10. Stewards in the various classes are empowered to prevent any person interfering with the judges during adjudication.
11. Only the Judge, Stewards, show photographers and Secretary are permitted inside the ring while the exhibits are being judged.
12. The Judges are empowered to withhold prize money or awards in any section or class in which there is not sufficient merit.
13. Competitors in local events must permanently reside within 30km of the shores of Lake Wakatipu.
14. All protests in writing to be lodged with the Secretary, accompanied with a deposit of $25 within 30 minutes of adjudication. If in the opinion of the Committee such protest is deemed frivolous, the deposit will be forfeited. The decision of the Dispute Committee will be final.
15. Any person infringing the rules of the Society will be liable to a penalty not exceeding $50.
16. Where height is specified in the Horse and Pony sections, current height certificate must be carried and produced on request. Prize will not be awarded to anyone not producing their height certificate.
17. Horse and pony height and performance cards must be carried. Failure to produce upon request will result in elimination. All wins in Novice classes within each section count and must be recorded. Should a novice horse or pony win an Open conformation class, these wins must also be recorded. Once a horse or pony has achieved six wins in either the conformation or Paced & Mannered, this horse is not eligible to return to Novice status should it change sections at the beginning of the new season. A Novice is a horse or pony which has not won six wins in relevant classes at the time of the Show, not at the time of entry.
18. Officials have the power in the equestrian sections to move horses or ponies to their correct classes with the approval and on advice of Judges.
19. This Show supports the RAS ‘Yellow Card’ system, which will operate in all sections of all RAS affiliated Shows and will be offered for any inappropriate behaviour towards Show officials, Judges, fellow competitors or any other third party connected with the Show bringing the discipline into disrepute, or cases which are of a less serious nature to the above in accordance with the Conduct of Members, Owners, Lessees, Competitors and/or Exhibitors as provided in the RAS Competitors and Judges Rulebook and Rule 13 of the RAS Constitution.
20. This Show abides ESNZ’s blue card rule (article 150). The decision to remove a rider from the competition/arena shall ultimately rest with the officials, and the rider concerned shall not be permitted to return to the competition until concussion has been excluded by a medical doctor and clearance to return has been confirmed by a medical doctor.
21. RAS RULE 33 STATES: The use of tranquilisers, stimulants, or any drugs capable of affecting the performance of horses and ponies is forbidden.
22. Competitors are advised that tests for forbidden substances may be carried out during the show and that testing of all animals is at the owner’s risk. Testing for forbidden substances will be carried out under the Royal Agricultural Society (Incorporated) (“RAS”) Forbidden Substance Judiciary Committee (FSJC) procedures and rules (Refer Rule 10 Royal Agricultural Society By-Laws and Regulations Section 55A)
23. Points for Special Prizes and Cups in Aggregate: in all sections – first 5, second 3, third 2, and fourth 1. Champion 2 points extra, Reserve 1 point. In the event of a tie, the exhibitor gaining the most first prizes to be declared the winner.
24. Riders in horse rings (exhibits over 148cm) must be twelve (12) years and over.
25. Judges reserve the right to ask an exhibit to exit the arena should they feel it is a safety risk for either the competitor or others. Judge’s decision is final.
26. All trophies are to be returned to the Secretary’s office on or before 20 December 2020 cleaned and polished.
27. This is a legal document. The owner/parent/guardian signing or authorising the entry must be 18 years or over.
28. Trophies will be awarded for photo purposes only and are not to be taken off the show ground. These are to be returned on show day, riders will be awarded a sash to take home.